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.

Contact us

Interested in working for us? Want to give us some feedback or write a letter to the editor? Shoot us an email at editors@sbstatesman.com.

To learn about each section, drop by our office (Room 057 in the Stony Brook Union) during each section’s weekly staff meetings. The Spring 2016 meeting times are:

News: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Sports: Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Opinions: Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

Multimedia: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Copy: Mondays, 1:00 p.m.

Web and Graphics: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

Alternatively, feel free to reach out to an individual editor for more information.

Advertising

For advertising inquiries, please contact advertise@sbstatesman.com.

Our offices are located at:
Stony Brook University
057 Stony Brook Union
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Editorial Board: (631) 632-6479
Advertising Department: (631) 632-6480
Fax: (631) 632-9128

Administration

Hanaa’ Tameez

Hanaa’ Tameez

Editor-in-Chief

Hanaa’ is a senior journalism and Spanish Language and Literature major. After coming to Stony Brook, Hanaa’ decided she wanted to explore print and online media after previously working in radio. She joined The Statesman in the fall of her freshman year and became an assistant editor that spring. She hopes to use her language and multimedia skills to travel and someday work for a Spanish-language publication in either Spain or South America. Contact Hanaa' at: eic@sbstatesman.com.


Kelly Zegers

Kelly Zegers

Managing Editor

Kelly is a senior double major in journalism and political science. She joined The Statesman as a freshman and hopes to combine her interest in travel and love for telling stories professionally. Contact Kelly at: editors@sbstatesman.com.

Niveditha Obla

Niveditha Obla

Managing Editor

Niveditha Obla is a senior studying Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University. She joined the Statesman during her sophomore year and ran the Opinions section from 2014-2015. Contact Nivi at: editors@sbstatesman.com.

News

Arielle Martinez

Arielle Martinez

News Editor

Arielle is a junior journalism major in Stony Brook University's Honors College. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor before covering USG senate meetings for the news team. She has also written for Long Island Press, Freeport Leader, Merrick Life, Bellmore Life and Wantagh-Seaford Citizen. She was an editing intern at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015 as part of the Dow Jones News Fund. (Twitter: @AMartinezNews). Contact Arielle at: news@sbstatesman.com.

Rachel Siford

Rachel Siford

Assistant News Editor

Rachel Siford is a junior majoring in journalism, currently in the five-year Fast Track MBA program. She joined The Statesman her freshman year, first in Copy, then Opinions, and later found her home and passion in News. She hopes to be either a news reporter for a publication or a business reporter when she graduates.

Michaela Kilgallen

Michaela Kilgallen

Assistant News Editor

Kelly Saberi

Kelly Saberi

Assistant News Editor

Kelly is a sophomore journalism major from Commack, New York. She began writing for The Statesman in the fall of her freshman year. She hopes to one day become a foreign correspondent. In the meantime, she is excited to bring fresh stories to the news section.

Sports

Andrew Eichenholz

Andrew Eichenholz

Sports Editor

Andrew is a journalism student at Stony Brook University entering his sophomore year. He is a tennis coach at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center while he is not at Stony Brook, working with students of varying ages and levels, with a focus on the USTA'S Quickstart 10 and Under initiative. He also is an editorial writer for New York and Long Island Tennis Magazines.

David Vertsberger

David Vertsberger

Assistant Sports Editor

David also writes for ESPN's Truehoop Network and Hardwood Paroxysm.

Skyler Gilbert

Assistant Sports Editor

Arts & Entertainment

Rena Thomas

Rena Thomas

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Francesca Campione

Francesca Campione

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Opinions

Christopher Leelum

Christopher Leelum

Opinions Editor

Christopher is a junior majoring in journalism and philosophy. He hopes to one day be able to use journalism to travel the world and talk to as many cool people as possible. While not the best writer, he would choose to be memorable over good any day. If you want to talk to him, mention philosophy, the New England Patriots, hockey, astronomy, Game of Thrones, religion, Blake Lively or Twix candy bars. Contact Christopher at: opinion@sbstatesman.com or at @_Leemin94

Emily Benson

Emily Benson

Assistant Opinions Editor

Multimedia

Krysten Massa

Krysten Massa

Multimedia Editor

Krysten is a senior majoring in Journalism on the broadcast track. She transferred to Stony Brook in 2013 after attending Suffolk Community College for two years. She got involved in The Statesman during her second semester at Stony Brook. When she graduates she hopes to get a job traveling the world with her camera. Contact Krysten at: multimedia@sbstatesman.com. Twitter: Kryssymassa. Instagram: Kryssygirl

Christopher Cameron

Christopher Cameron

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Christopher is a sophomore journalism major from the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. While he first enrolled at Stony Brook as a Computer Engineering major, he switched to journalism with a concentration in Global Issues and Perspectives in his second year. He first joined the Multimedia section of The Statesman in the spring of 2015 and became an assistant editor soon after. After graduation he hopes to work as a foreign correspondent.

Bridget Downes

Bridget Downes

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Bridget Downes is a journalism student on the broadcast track with a concentration in Environmental Science. She started as a copy editor and staff photographer for The Statesman in the fall of 2013.

Web and Graphics

Will Welch

Will Welch

Web and Graphics Editor

Will is a senior journalism major and computer science minor from New Hampshire. He joined The Statesman in spring 2013 as a news writer and later worked as an assistant news editor. He is the first editor of the Web & Graphics section, which was started in fall 2014. You can reach Will at web@sbstatesman.com.

Copy

Briana Finneran

Briana Finneran

Copy Chief

Briana Finneran is a senior English major who intends on pursuing a career in journalism. She joined The Statesman during her freshman year and has found the process of producing a paper incredibly interesting. This year, she takes the helm of the Copy section as Copy Chief and looks forward to building the section to be bigger and better than ever. Contact Briana at: copy@sbstatesman.com.

Stacey Slavutsky

Stacey Slavutsky

Assistant Copy Chief

Rachel Chabin

Assistant Copy Chief