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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Editorial: Reflecting on two years of COVID-19

The Editorial Board March 25, 2022
Editorial: The Statesman has extensively covered the pandemic. Even though we were all going through these changes at the same time, our experiences were all unique. These are our tales.
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A headshot of SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Pressure builds on SUNY chancellor to resign

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner December 6, 2021
The SUNY Student Assembly executive board called on SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign in a press release on Dec. 3 after transcripts revealed vulgar statements directed at a former aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

SBU employees have contributed over 55k to left-leaning groups in 2021

Steven Keehner November 21, 2021
Employees at SBU contributed about $60,627 to a variety of political causes and campaigns from Jan. 1, 2021, to Oct. 26, 2021, with almost 90% of it going to left-leaning groups, according to an analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Rally hosted by the SBU Labor Council. Representatives from the Labor Council, local workers, SBU employees and students attended the rally.    JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU Labor Council protests working conditions

Steven Keehner and Joy Sze November 19, 2021
The Stony Brook University Labor Council, along with New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera, gathered in front of the Administration Building to continue their respective protests on Wednesday afternoon.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

President McInnis announces wage increase for graduate workers; GSEU leader calls move “bad faith act”

Maria Lynders and Steven Keehner November 16, 2021
In the email, McInnis announced that state graduate assistants and teaching assistants with an academic year obligation making less than $22,500 or with an annual obligation making less than $27,857 will be brought up to that level.
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Lauterbur Hall in Living Learning Community. Lauterbur is one of 19 buildings without a carbon monoxide detector. JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU student faces 18 charges after police seize drugs in dorm room

Steven Keehner October 29, 2021
A SBU student was arrested and is now being charged on more than a dozen drug counts after authorities seized substances from his on-campus dorm room, according to Lawrence Zacarese, interim chief of the University Police Department.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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A batter at Joe Nathan Field in 2017.  SKYLER GLIBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Baseball sucks — and I love it

Steven Keehner April 27, 2021
#OPINION Having someone like Astudillo on a professional, contending ball club is an embarrassment to the sport. But to see him on the mound as a pitcher? You might as well toss me in the— wait, he pitched a 1-2-3 inning? 
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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Why newsrooms must reflect the public in order to properly serve it

Steven Keehner April 17, 2021
#OPINION: I preached how transparency was the way of the future for the industry, so I would be a hypocrite if I failed to mention how, as an opinion writer, I didn't do my last piece justice.
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The Nassau Coliseum in 2011. DOUG KERR/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

New York’s favorite organist: Paul Cartier

Steven Keehner April 11, 2021
Sports and music have always been intertwined for Cartier. Indistinguishable from the crowd at a game, Cartier shares an ability similar to Garry Howatt, his favorite hockey player, to carry a larger presence than initially expected.
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

If we want journalism to survive, it begins with self-evaluation

Steven Keehner April 4, 2021
#OPINION If we want to continue to tell stories, we need to adapt and change. But rather than straying from our roots, we should reconsider why they were planted in the first place.
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Screenshot of Stony Brooks website section that features PoliTech under Vertically Integrated Projects Program. SCREENSHOT OF

SBU student awarded for work on electoral redistricting system

Steven Keehner March 30, 2021
A Stony Brook University junior is developing and optimizing algorithms that construct "fairer" electoral districts in the United States.
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