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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Five new people in Suffolk test positive for COVID-19, three quarantined at Stony Brook University Hospital

Alek Lewis March 11, 2020
Three of the new patients are Brookhaven Town residents isolated at Stony Brook University Hospital. They include a man in his early 20s, a man in his late 30s and a man in his early 30s.
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Casey Neill performs at a concert in 2012. Neill and others performed on Thursday April 20 as part of Stony Brook Universitys annual Earthstock celebration. MARK BULT/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Speakers stress environmental sustainability and activism at ‘Roadshow of Resistance’

Luis Ruiz Dominguez April 26, 2017
The event was one of several Earthstock events in which students and faculty were able to join a growing movement of support for the planet and indigenous people.
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Poisoned by plastics

Kurt Bretsch February 11, 2016
There is no doubt that plastics are appropriate for some products, but one-time-use plastics are usually wasteful and unnecessary.
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Rachel Tanaka, above,  learned to suft in Southampton when she was ten years old. Along with surfing, Tanaka also enjoys spear fishing.

Campus Spotlight: An inside look at the life of a surfer and student

Rena Thomas November 30, 2015
On a west coast-styled fiber-glass short board she stole from her older cousin, Rachel Tanaka crafted her future, wave after wave.
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SoMAS talks nitrogen in Long Island waters with lieutenant governor

Kelly Saberi April 14, 2015
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited SBU for a presentation about the impact of excessive nitrogen on Long Island and the solutions the SoMAS developed to battle the contamination.
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Hampton Bays seeking sustainable solutions from SBU professor

Mahreen Khan March 30, 2015
Professor Marc Fasanella has started a monthly lecture series for the Hampton Bays Civic Association called “Downtown Hampton Bays: Its Future, Present, and Past.”
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Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor battling early onset Alzheimers in Still Alice. According to, the film is based on Lisa Genovas book of the same name. PHOTO CREDIT: NICHOLAS GENIN

SUNY shines light on the arts with new three-year program

Rena Thomas February 23, 2015
Lights, camera, action. Stony Brook introduced the SUNY system's first ever Master of Fine Arts program to its Southampton and Manhattan campuses.
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Stony Brook to renew accreditation status

Ryan Wolf February 25, 2014
Stony Brook University is seeking reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), so from March 29 to April 2, an 11-member peer review team will be on campus to make the determination.
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New Marine Sciences Center opens in Southampton

Alex Kramer December 2, 2013
Most climate scientists agree that human contributions are warming the earth, which is having a major effect on marine life. Researchers are working to combat these changes and inform the public at Stony Brook University’s new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton.
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Police cars in 2012 on campus. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Rape reports increase at Stony Brook

Will Welch October 20, 2013
More rapes were reported last year on Stony Brook University’s campus than in any previous year since 2006, according to a security report released by the University Police Department last month.
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Congressman Bishop retains seat for N.Y.’s first district

Nelson Oliveira November 14, 2012

After a fiercely fought race, Democrat Representative Tim Bishop beat Republican businessman Randy Altschuler by more than 11,000 votes last week to win his sixth term in New York’s 1st Congressional...

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Southampton supporters gather at the Academic Mall fountain to commemorate the one year anniversary of the closing of their campus. Professors, students and their mascot, Poko, attended. (Yoon Seo Nam/The Statesman)

Storytime by the Fountain

Sara Sonnack April 6, 2011

“I’m going to tell you a story about a mythical place called Southampton,” said Heather Dune Macadam, a Stony Brook University professor, to her former Southampton students at the Academic Mall...

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