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

Stony Brook University is extending spring break

Brianne Ledda March 13, 2020
Spring break, originally scheduled for March 16 to March 20, will be extended until March 27. The announcement comes only two days after the university officially announced that it would be moving classes online.
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Some college students find balancing studying and socializing difficult. WOHANI/FLICKR CC BY 2.0

PSA: Textbooks are not taxed

Bryan Carroll February 9, 2018
While the operator of the campus store will change to Follett Corporation in the coming weeks, other things will stay the same in terms of the overall buying experience for textbooks on campus. Textbooks and course materials in New York are still exempt from sales tax.
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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

‘Good academic standing’ housing policy is arbitrary

Michael Adams March 4, 2017
I’m just going to say it right off the bat: the fact that Stony Brook ties GPA to something as concrete as where a student can live is ridiculous.
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Looking for parking at SBU? There could be an app for that

Todd L. Pittinsky March 8, 2016
As Stony Brook grows in size, stature and impact, one great way to differentiate ourselves within SUNY is to make the most smart, creative, and human use of technology.
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Will Georges, former Stony Brook University student, smokes a cigarette outside the Union. Will is favorable of the smoking ban that is scheduled to come into effect in the spring semester, as he wants to quit smoking. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook to ban tobacco on campuses starting in 2016

Jessica Chin September 18, 2015
The use of tobacco products will be banned on all Stony Brook campuses starting Jan. 1, according to the tobacco-free policy approved by the Office of the President in July.
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Stony Brooks diverse community is filled with a plethora of nationalities. This past Black history month, many organizations spent their time contributing to educating on the history and culture of African Americans. KRYSSY MASSA / THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook more diverse than other SUNY schools, but less than State

Adam Pollack March 2, 2015
Stony Brook has a fairly diverse population, especially when compared to Suffolk County, but minorities are still underrepresented.
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The Demographics Unit, a surveillance program run by the New York Police Department used to monitor Muslim communities following 9/11, has also affected Stony Brooks MSA. (PHOTO CREDIT : MCTCAMPUS)

MSA relieved as NYPD surveillance program comes to an end

Kelly Zegers May 1, 2014
Three students from SBU’s Muslim Student Association offered their reactions to the ending of the NYPD’s spying on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the subject.
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Former USG Treasurer Kirnbauer proposes an amendment to FSA bylaws. (EZRA MARGONO/ THE STATESMAN)

USG passes resolutions for budget increases

Kelly Zegers April 29, 2013

At the April 23 Senate meeting, the Faculty Student Association Resolution was passed unanimously. It was presented by Thomas Kirnbauer, a senior and Vice President of Faculty Student Association,...

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USG Treasurer Abraham says the increase to the fee will aid the growing amount of clubs. (JESUS PICHARDO/THE STATESMAN)

Student Activity Fee cap to be raised

Brandon Bennett April 29, 2013

Upon enrollment, all Stony Brook students are required to pay the Student Activity Fee. The money students collectively pay are used to fund most on-campus clubs, organizations and events; any club...

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Grammy award winning rapper Ludacris, right, performs during a taping for a video for up-and-coming rapper Sheldon Bullock, known as Small World, 25, at left, August 4, 2007, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ludacris will be performing at Brookfest 2013. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Concert security issues draw to close as artist is announced

Kelly Frevele April 22, 2013

The music of Kendrick Lamar filled a college stadium this past weekend. But this stadium was not at Stony Brook University—it was at SUNY Buffalo. Rumors have circulated around campus that the...

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