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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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The exterior of Stony Brook Universitys Administration building. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University’s administration actively works to stifle student journalists

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 31, 2024

When I first walked into the office of The Statesman in January of 2023, I had no idea about the hurdles I would face as a student reporter. I already had journalism experience — I was a transfer...

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Editorial: Citizens and journalists have the right to address systemic racism

The Editorial Board May 29, 2020
It is our unique right and responsibility, as journalists and Americans, to record and speak out against injustice and oppression.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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News Editor Rebecca Liebson at a press conference with President Samuel L. Stanley. Liebson has been with The Statesman since her freshman year. ALEEZA KAZMI/THE STATESMAN

I’ve spent the past four years covering Stony Brook — their media relations is a nightmare for student journalists

Rebecca Liebson April 28, 2019
My meeting with Sheprow was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of university officials trying to suppress student journalists at Stony Brook — the only SUNY institution with a journalism school.
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