About

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959. The 'the' was dropped in 1963.

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959.

The Statesman is a student newspaper serving Stony Brook University. It was founded in the fall of 1957 as the Sucolian , for the “State University Campus On Long Island” at Oyster Bay, which was the university’s name and location until 1962. The name was changed to The Statesman in February 1958. The Statesman Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1975. The paper is funded by both advertising and the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Government.

New stories are published online Monday through Friday. A print issue is published every Monday during the academic year and is distributed to on-campus locations, the Stony Brook University Hospital and more than 70 off-campus locations.

The Statesman and its editors have been recognized for their work by the Society for Professional Journalists, Newsday, the Martin Buskin Committee for Campus Journalism and the Society for News Design, among other organizations. Many of its editors have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in journalism.

Correction Policy

The Statesman‘s policy is to promptly correct all factual errors and clarify confusing statements. If a story is corrected after being published online, a note will be made at the end of the story. Style and grammar errors are exempt, as determined by managing editors. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but they are subject to moderation. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted–comments and any links must be relevant. Comments including profanity will be subject to moderation and those containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will not be posted, nor will comments that attack a person individually.

The Statesman reserves the right to delete comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Our offices are located at:
Stony Brook University
307F Student Activities Center
(P.O. Box 1530)
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Editorial Board: (631) 632-6479
Advertising Department: (631) 632-6480

Administration

Michaela Kilgallen

Michaela Kilgallen

Editor-in-Chief

Michaela is a senior journalism and political science double major. She joined The Statesman as a freshman, became an assistant news editor as a sophomore and later became news editor. She has interned at Newsday, The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York and the Times Union in Albany. Reach Michaela at michaela.kilgallen@sbstatesman.com or @michaelakilg on Twitter.


Kunal Kohli

Kunal Kohli

Managing Editor

Kunal is a senior journalism major on the broadcast track. He joined The Statesman in his freshman year and hopes to one day direct documentaries. He calls Syracuse, NY his hometown and enjoys long walks on the beach, rap music and college basketball. You can contact him at @TheKunalKohli.

Katarina Delgado

Katarina Delgado

Managing Editor

Katarina is a junior journalism major. She joined The Statesman during her freshman year and has written for the Arts & Entertainment section ever since. After spending a summer writing in Spain, she is sure journalism will allow her to wander the world and explore her love of alliteration. Contact Katarina at: arts@sbstatesman.com

News

Mahreen Khan

News Editor

Mahreen is the assistant editor for the news section of The Statesman. Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns you may have: mahreen.khan@sbstatesman.com.

Rebecca Liebson

Rebecca Liebson

Assistant News Editor

Rebecca is an Assistant News Editor for The Statesman. She is also a member of the School of Journalism's Student Advisory Board. You can reach her via email at rebecca.liebson@sbstatesman.com or twitter, @RebeccaLiebson.

Rawson Jahan

Assistant News Editor

Sports

Tim Oakes

Tim Oakes

Sports Editor

Tim is a senior journalism major. He joined the Statesman back in the fall of 2015 as a contributing sports writer. Since then he has written stories on almost every Stony Brook sport, including two consecutive years of in-depth coverage of the Stony Brook Baseball team. You can contact him at tim.oakes@sbstatesman.com and follow him on Twitter @TimOakesBlog

Gregory Zarb

Gregory Zarb

Assistant Sports Editor

Gregory Zarb is entering his junior year and has been apart of the Statesman for the last two years. He enjoys all things sports, whether it may be professional or Stony Brook sports. Contact Greg at gregory.zarb@sbstatesman.com

Arts & Entertainment

Kayla McKiski

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Joseph Konig

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Thomas James

Thomas James

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Opinions

Andrew Goldstein

Andrew Goldstein

Opinions Editor

Andrew is a Senior journalism major also studying pre-medicine. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2014 and has since started a book review column, a science column, and written for News and Opinions. He hopes to incorporate writing and science into whatever career he ends up in. He also enjoys asking invasive questions. Contact Andrew at: opinion@sbstatesman.com

Multimedia

Aracely Jimenez

Aracely Jimenez

Multimedia Editor

Aracely is a senior sociology major from Brooklyn, NY. She joined The Statesman in the fall of 2015 as a contributing photographer and hopes to take the multimedia section to new heights as section editor. For Statesman related business contact her at multimedia@sbstatesman.com.

Luis Ruiz Dominguez

Luis Ruiz Dominguez

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Luis is a senior journalism major from Suffern, New York. He joined the team as a contributing photographer and writer his junior year and has been with The Statesman ever since. You can contact him at luis.ruizdominguez@sbstatesman.com

Copy

Stacey Slavutsky

Stacey Slavutsky

Copy Chief

Stacey is a junior biomedical engineering major. She joined The Statesman Copy section the fall of her freshman year and is now the copy chief. For all your editing needs, contact Stacey at: stacey.slavutsky@sbstatesman.com

Tess Stepakoff

Assistant Copy Chief

Tess is a junior English major with minors in Hellenic studies and creative writing. She joined The Statesman Copy section in the fall of 2016 after transferring from SUNY Geneseo and is on the Stony Brook Women's Swimming and Diving team. She enjoys petting puppies in her spare time. Contact Tess at: copy@sbstatesman.com

Business

Brian Wong

Business Manager