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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Higher education fails to support non-traditional students

Lori Saxena November 13, 2022
#OPINION: If higher education truly aims to serve as a ladder to financial independence and a rewarding career, then why aren’t the current programs welcoming and accessible to students from all backgrounds?  
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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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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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Kenny Brown poses for photo.LOUIS JAMES MARRONE/THE STATESMAN

Working for “Prophet” with Kenny Brown

Louis James Marrone January 28, 2018
Since 2015, Brown has been running a small independent label called For Prophet Records that aims to bring independent, DIY musicians together under one banner, while also creating a sense of emotional growth within music.
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Carl Zimmer speaking at the Science and Skepticism Northeast Conference back in 2011. Zimmer  TERRY ROBINSON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Columnist Carl Zimmer discusses how fake news hurts scientists

Katherine Hoey October 22, 2017
He discussed the power of fake news in affecting the credibility of the science community — especially in regard to climate change.
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S A uses the logo, above to represent his alter ego Samsa. PHOTO COURTESY OF SA

Student gains thousands of followers with distinct rap style

David Pepa April 9, 2017
Shayan Afridi is known by his professors as a senior honors English major, but his thousands of SoundCloud followers know him as the rapper “Samsa.”
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Community Developer of Yik Yak shares the ins and outs of the app

Rebecca Anzel November 10, 2014
SBU students have adapted to a new social media application called YikYak, quickly putting Stony Brook University on the company’s radar as one of the most active regions in New York.
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University policies regarding sexual assault and harassment cases remain largely unclear for students

University policies regarding sexual assault and harassment cases remain largely unclear for students

The Statesman June 29, 2014
Stony Brook's numerous procedures and departments for dealing with cases of sexual assault and harassment can cause confusion for students.
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The bill requires universities to put any business revenue toward student financial aid. (MIKE PEDERSEN/THE STATESMAN)

SUNY campuses approve governor’s economic initative

Hanaa’ Tameez August 26, 2013
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s plans to jumpstart the state economy are centered around SUNY campuses. And the university system could not be more elated.
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