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

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Gary Ghayrat

Editor-in-Chief


Chris Parkinson

Chris Parkinson

Managing Editor

Chris is a junior sociology major with minors in journalism and business management. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017 and became sports editor during the Fall 2018 semester. He is from Queens which is not in Long Island. Contact Chris at: chris.parkinson@sbstatesman.com

Karina Gerry

Karina Gerry

Managing Editor

Karina is a junior journalism major from Stony Brook, New York. She started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017. You can contact Karina via email at karina.gerry@sbstatesman.com

News

Brianne Ledda

Brianne Ledda

News Editor

Brianne Ledda is a sophomore journalism major. She started writing for the Statesman's News Section last fall, and was promoted to assistant news editor in the spring. You can contact Brianne via email at brianne.ledda@sbstatesman.com

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Samantha Robinson

Assistant News Editor

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Maya Brown

Assistant News Editor

Maya Brown is a sophomore journalism major and political science minor. She started writing for the Statesman's News Section last fall, and was promoted to assistant news editor the following fall. You can contact Maya via email at maya.brown@sbstatesman.com

Sports

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Ryan Pavich

Sports Editor

Arts & Culture

Melissa Azofeifa

Melissa Azofeifa

Arts & Culture Editor

Arts and Culture Editor

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Alexander Bakirdan

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

Opinions

Gabby Pardo

Gabby Pardo

Opinions Editor

Gabby is a junior, journalism major and creative writing minor. She is from Staten Island, New York (which is a borough) and is never afraid to speak her mind. Contact Gabby at gabby.pardo@sbstatesman.com

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Cindy Mizaku

Assistant Opinions Editor

Multimedia

Sara Ruberg

Sara Ruberg

Multimedia Editor

Sara Ruberg is a sophomore journalism major. She started working for The Statesman in the Fall of 2018 and became assistant multimedia editor the following semester. She is now the multimedia editor. You can contact Sara at sara.ruberg@sbstatesman.com

Emma Harris

Emma Harris

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Emma is a senior political science major and journalism minor. After transferring to Stony Brook in Fall 2017, she joined the Statesman as a writer and photographer. She is from Hampton Bays, NY, and enjoys all things photography. You can contact her at emma.harris@sbstatesman.com.

Copy

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Alexa Anderwkavich

Copy Chief

Alexa is a senior English major with a minor in writing. She joined The Statesman Copy section during her fall 2017 semester and is now the Copy Chief. You can contact Alexa via email at alexa.anderwkavich@sbstatesman.com

Business

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Carolyn Bremer

Web and Graphics Editor