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

Love, your public school: Defending success, for all cultures

Michelle Chen September 28, 2021
#OPINIONS: Public schools and universities should be embraced as equally rigorous institutions in ways that celebrate the academic value of skills departing from the capitalistic norm, and their acceptance of human potential from every background.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

To find happiness, pave your own path

Steven Keehner February 2, 2021
In a passionless and loveless world, love and passion aren’t enough anymore. But there’s a beauty behind uncertainty and self-discovery that is worth learning from. 
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The outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

School of Medicine aims to increase hospital security

Brianne Ledda June 13, 2020
“We will continue to explore additional opportunities to maintain a safe and secure environment for our employees, for our patients and for the community," the Stony Brook School of Medicine said in an email to SBU's medical community.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Staying productive while working from home

Melissa Azofeifa April 1, 2020
There is a whirlwind of change happening as the world tries to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19); we cannot underestimate the importance of maintaining good mental health to be able to stay productive as people transition to working from home and remote learning.
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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Student media briefing got questions answered, but we are still being limited

Gabby Pardo December 8, 2019
I had the opportunity to attend a student media briefing with Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Editor in Chief of The Statesman, Gary Ghayrat and Assistant News Editor, Maya Brown. The briefing consisted of other campus media outlets along with The Statesman, and other members of Bernstein’s team, such as University Media Relations Officer, Lauren Sheprow.
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Stony Brook professor charged with stealing cancer research funds

Stony Brook professor charged with stealing cancer research funds

Brianne Ledda and Melissa Azofeifa September 12, 2019
A Stony Brook University Professor was arrested on charges of stealing from cancer research funds. He could be facing up to 20 years in federal prison.
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Provost Michael Bernstein COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

SBU discontinuing search for provost

Brianne Ledda August 16, 2019
Stony Brook University will be discontinuing its search for a new provost, interim President Michael Bernstein announced in an email sent to faculty and staff on Wed., Aug. 14.
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Part of Stony Brook Universitys main campus. DIANNA ROMAN/STATESMAN FILE

SBU budget update plans ‘modest investments’

Brianne Ledda and Gary Ghayrat August 6, 2019
Stony Brook University will be making “modest investments” ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, Interim President Michael Bernstein said in a budget update linked to a campus-wide email sent on Thursday, Aug. 1.
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Some members of the SBU English Pals club. COURTESY OF SBU ENGLISH PALS

SBU English Pal program fosters cross-cultural friendships

Maya Brown March 20, 2019
The Stony Brook English Pal, a program that matches international students with English speakers to provide them with a chance to meet, interact and practice their language skills, became an independent club this semester.
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Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to defend free speech

Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to “defend free speech”

Letter to the Editor May 15, 2015
"It’s not often an atheist and a Christian...can be brought into agreement by a group in the audience. But the GQA at SBU has managed to do that."
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SAT format change represents shift in society

Rachel Procopio March 27, 2014
Having been a recent victim of the SAT, it was surprising to hear of the change in format to the test. I have made and heard countless complaints in the past about the irrelevance of the SAT and it seems College Board is finally taking the initiative to modify the test.
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