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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Student life suspended through at least March

Ethan Tam March 11, 2020
Stony Brook University Student Engagement & Activities confirmed that nearly all on-campus events through the end of March have been canceled in a March 11 email to student e-board members.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on campus in the Student Activities Center on April 11, 2019. Cuomo announced that all non-essential workers must stay home. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY, CUNY classes going remote after March 19

Brianne Ledda March 11, 2020
City University of New York (CUNY) and State University of New York (SUNY) schools will be going remote for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester starting March 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference on March 11.
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An individual placing a voting form into a ballot box. RAMSI/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

USG elections will be held on SB Engaged instead of SOLAR

Sherin Samuel March 1, 2020
The move is at least partially driven by concerns of low voter turnout. Less than three percent of the undergraduate student body participated in the constitutional referendum last semester.
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Competition encourages students to showcase their learning through technology

Alek Lewis February 16, 2020
David Ecker, the director of iCREATE, said SBU Inspirations is meant to be a fun activity that helps to both educate faculty on how technology could help their classes and help students showcase their projects to peers and potential employers.
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SAC Market TheALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

New SAC Market opens at the Student Activities Center

Alek Lewis February 2, 2020
The SBU Marketplace at the SAC wanted to invoke the “look and feel of a Whole Foods” with its fresh ingredients.
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SBU hosts pharmaceutical take back effort to raise awareness

Alek Lewis November 17, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a pharmaceutical take back effort on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to help the Stony Brook community safely dispose of old and unused pharmaceuticals using an “environmentally supportive” incineration process.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

USG proposes restructured constitution in referendum

Brianne Ledda November 13, 2019
A campus-wide email announcing the referendum and elections included a link to a Google Drive folder with an annotated draft with the proposed changes, a final draft of the new constitution and a document describing major changes, in addition to the current constitution.
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The Office of the Dean where the SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Certificate program aims to enhance diversity skills

Rabia Gursoy October 23, 2019
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is taking new steps to promote diversity on campus with a certificate program for undergraduate students called the Social Justice League (SJL).
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Flag bearers at the AMAYA MCDONALD/THE STATESMAN FILE

Celebrating “30 Years of Latino Excellence at SBU”

Justin Mitselmakher October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee held the 30th Annual Opening Ceremony Celebration, to welcome Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center was decorated with tables containing centerpieces of flags of Latin American countries.
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“Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center. MAYA BROWM/THE STATESMAN

SBU hosts its first ever diversity and inclusion conference

Maya Brown October 21, 2019
Stony Brook University (SBU) hosted its first “Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center.
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Students march for climate change

Students march for climate change

Rabia Gursoy and Niki Nassiri October 2, 2019
The climate protest began at the Student Activities Center (SAC) Plaza and made a full circle around the Academic Mall on Sept. 26.
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Back to the Brook is canceled, again

Back to the Brook is canceled, again

Ethan Tam September 13, 2019
This evening, Thursday, Sept. 12, Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) posted on its social media accounts that the university’s annual fall semester concert had been canceled yet again.
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