The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

The Statesman

68° Stony Brook, NY
The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

The Statesman

The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

The Statesman

A New York Fire Department Deputy Chief at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Stony Brook University researchers may have found a link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and cognitive degeneration in 9/11 responders. PUBLIC DOMAIN

New form of dementia linked to 9/11 first responders

Karaline Talty September 29, 2022
A study conducted by Stony Brook University researchers revealed that World Trade Center (WTC) responders with early-onset cognitive impairment may have a new form of dementia. The study included 99 WTC responders with an average age of 56.
Read Story
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

What a botched public health response can teach us one year after COVID-19 hit the U.S.

Benjamin Joffe April 15, 2021
#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it's easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected. 
Read Story
Statement by Chinese Association at Stony Brook in response to violence toward Asian Americans.


Asian student organizations on campus are collaborating to fundraise and support the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) organization in addressing hate crimes toward the Asian community.  PHOTO CREDIT: CHINESE ASSOCIATION AT STONY BROOK

Black and Asian Stony Brook students work to answer the question, “Are we allies?”

Amaya McDonald March 14, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.
Read Story
The homepage of pensandoxibanya.com on Feb. 22, 2021. SCREENSHOT OF PENSANDOXIBANYA.COM HOMEPAGE

Chinese Spanish artists, authors and activists discuss identity in the age of COVID-19

Michelle Chen February 22, 2021
On Feb. 17, Chinese Spanish activists Quan Zhou, Chenta Tsai and Jiajie Yu Yan joined SBU to discuss anti-Asian racism and Chinese diasporic identity in  “Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora in Spain”, a three-part lecture series.
Read Story
Boxes included in CDC’s laboratory test kit for SARS-CoV-2. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The American response to COVID-19 illustrates the importance of scientific literacy

Matt Venezia August 27, 2020
#OPINION From people refusing to wear masks to those with a mistrust of vaccines, the response to COVID-19 by the American people and government highlights the importance of scientific literacy.
Read Story
The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

COVID-19’s impact on the developing world is largely ignored by Americans, and it shouldn’t be

Matt Venezia July 12, 2020
The developing world is largely ignored by most Americans. It’s time that American media, and Americans themselves, begin to recognize the impact that a global pandemic has outside of Europe and the U.S.
Read Story
A person completing a multiple choice exam. ALBERTO G//FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

COVID-19 causes graduate student exam adjustments and delays

Deidre Redhead May 19, 2020
As testing centers close across the nation, entrance exams have made major adjustments to how their tests will be administered.
Read Story
The outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital doctor suspects COVID-19 hit Suffolk County in February

Iryna Shkurhan May 18, 2020
The suspected COVID-19 patient showed symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection and had recently traveled to China, according to Dr. Adam J. Singer.
Read Story
Advisory levels provided from the Department of State of the United States, from low to high regarding safety and security risk. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU warns students against international travel

Alek Lewis March 16, 2020

Stony Brook University warned students not to travel internationally in a campus-wide email sent on March 12, after President Donald Trump banned travel from Europe the night before. The travel...

Continue Reading
The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Alek Lewis March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a global pandemic in a press conference on Wednesday.
Read Story
The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

COVID-19: Stony Brook students petition to shut down campus

Alek Lewis March 6, 2020

More than 800 Stony Brook University students are backing a Change.org petition to close campus after coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York. The petition, created Wednesday, was posted to...

Continue Reading
Advisory levels provided from the Department of State of the United States, from low to high regarding safety and security risk. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU shuts down trips to China after federal travel advisory

Alek Lewis and Brianne Ledda January 31, 2020
On Friday, Jan. 31 around 6:30 p.m. the provost's office sent out a campus-wide email to faculty, staff and students announcing that no requests for university-sponsored travel to China will be considered until alerts from the State Department are lifted.
Read Story
Load More Stories
Donate to The Statesman