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Students on Stony Brook campus walking through Mendelsohn community. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/ THE STATESMAN

COVID-19 cases rise once again, students react

Mariam Guirgis September 24, 2023
Suffolk County is monitoring an increase of COVID cases affecting Stony Brook faculty and students. 
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Stony Brook Hospital on an afternoon. The University swiftly TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook professors rally around right to free speech

Mariam Guirgis April 23, 2023
Stony Brook University professor Anna Hayward received a public denunciation from the University after posting a controversial social media comment about a police-involved shooting. In response, a group of eight faculty members held a teach-in about the policing of free speech.
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The Ashley Schiff Preserve, across from Roth Community at Stony Brook University. Just east of Stony Brook University, the Long Island Pine Barren Reserve TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Pine beetles killing thousands of trees across Suffolk County

Lori Saxena December 4, 2022
The plan calls for 2,000 to 5,000 pine trees to be cut starting Nov. 29 through 2023 in an effort to slow the spread of the beetle throughout the region. The SPB can kill pine trees in only two to four months before spreading to other trees.
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Tabler Community covered in snow at night on Jan. 28. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Blizzard hits Stony Brook, bringing deep snow and wind gusts

Niki Nassiri January 29, 2022
A powerful blizzard hit Long Island last night and will continue into the evening with wind gusts as high as 55 miles per hour and an extra 5 to 8 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service.
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

As local COVID-19 rate increases, Stony Brook restores campus mask mandate

Niki Nassiri August 12, 2021
Stony Brook University is requiring students, staff and faculty to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status until at least Sept. 7th.
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A screenshot of the homepage for the Center for Clean Water Technology. SCREENSHOT OF WWW.STONYBROOK.EDU/CLEANWATER/

New update to septic system will remove nitrogen and dioxane from Long Island water

Maya Brown April 3, 2021
Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) has revealed an updated septic system that removes water contaminants at a high rate. 
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The mass vaccination site at Stony Brook University. As of March 23, 100,000 people have been vaccinated here. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University has administered over 100,000 vaccines

Alek Lewis March 26, 2021
Stony Brook University has administered 100,000 vaccinations in their state run point of distribution as of March 23.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

New York state names SBU a point of distribution in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Alek Lewis January 21, 2021
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has named Stony Brook University a point of distribution (POD) for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination plan, making it the largest state-run POD in Suffolk County.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences to retire from SBU after 11 years

Alek Lewis January 14, 2021
After nearly 11 years as Dean of Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky will be retiring from the university at the end of the academic year. 
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

As NY starts to administer vaccines, Stony Brook Medicine pushes to become a vaccine distribution center

Alek Lewis and Matina Douzenis December 15, 2020
As the first round of COVID-19 vaccines reach New York State, Stony Brook Medicine is informing the community about vaccine development and pushing to become a distribution center in Suffolk County within the coming months. 
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