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COVID-19 presents an opportunity to restructure our society around sustainability

Matt Venezia September 6, 2020
Though we are still causing catastrophic levels of damage to ecosystems by consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate, the pandemic has managed to slow us down.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads.Official logos of social media companies. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Before you post, fact-check yourself

Matt Venezia August 7, 2020
#OPINION Users are taking advantage of social media spaces to have conversations about relevant issues from COVID-19 to the crisis in Yemen. However, some of these widely-shared posts have contained fallacies ranging from harmless to potentially harmful.
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The Marine Sciences Research Center located in Stony Brooks Southampton campus. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/STATESMAN FILE

New marine map study provides guidance on where to place marine protected areas

Erika Peters November 23, 2019
A study published last month and conducted by a team including researchers from Stony Brook University has revealed that a large portion of the world’s most important marine areas remain unprotected.
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Students protesting for climate policy action on the academic mall on Sept. 26, 2019. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will make or break our planet

James Bowen November 18, 2019
With a climate change skeptic in office, and older generations apathetic to the consequences of global warming, young climate change advocates find their cries for climate change reform falling on deaf ears.
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Stony Brook students tour U.N. with Israeli Consulate

Cindy Mizaku November 15, 2019
“There’s a lot of stuff not covered in the media about Israel, such as hospitals taking in Syrian refugees and giving them medical care, or even their humanitarian efforts across the globe, sending people to natural disasters or helping with water crises.”
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HeForShe campaign highlights Stony Brook’s WISE program

Rabia Gursoy November 13, 2019
Stony Brook is one of 10 universities, and one of two in the United States, involved in the HeForShe campaign.
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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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Center for Hellenic Studies hosts a presentation on refugees in Greece

Chris Parkinson November 4, 2018
Karakasidou discussed the way in which the citizens of Lesbos came “face to face with humanity” as refugees landed on the north shore of the island.
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Ayyan Zubair, above, was elected to serve as USG president for the 2017-2018 academic year. Zubairs policies include free feminine hygiene products and a new course retake policy. PHOTO COURTESY OF AYYAN ZUBAIR

Incoming USG President sets his sights high

Joseph Konig May 7, 2017
“There’s free condoms everywhere and sex is optional,” Zubair said. “Having a period isn’t. And for too many Seawolves it’s too expensive to buy menstrual pads. Which is really saying something because it’s a basic human right.”
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SBU professor goes to Brazil to enforce shark trade regulations

Rachel Siford November 11, 2014
Assistant Professor Dr. Demian Chapman of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences went to Brazil to teach a workshop on international regulations on the shark fin trade.
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ZebraNet helps students find work on and off campus

Colleen Rowe July 18, 2014
ZebraNet, an online job listing and recruiting system available through the Career Center’s webpage, is uniquely helpful to Stony Brook students.
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Tragic death of former professor shocks SBU community

Ryan Wolf September 26, 2013
Stony Brook alumnus and former creative writing and African literature professor Dr. Kofi Awoonor, 78, was killed during the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya by members of the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab, which left at least 70 people dead.
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