Year in Review 2017
The Statesman’s Year in Review is a collection of our favorite stories and your favorite stories, all from the past academic year. We used online data to compile some of our most popular pieces and combined them with those that our editors wanted to highlight.
Here you’ll find everything from memorable anecdotes to groundbreaking reports. Stony Brook University is full of interesting happenings, so these are what our readers and editors believe defined the 2016-2017 school year.
GSO president detained at JFK under travel ban
Stony Brook graduate student and Graduate Student Organization President Vahideh Rasekhi was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from several predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States. Read the story.
Stony Brook community denounces travel ban at two separate protests
“No ban, no fear. Refugees are welcome here,” echoed throughout the Academic Mall during Campus Life Time on Feb. 1, as upwards of 500 protesters paraded through campus during the March for Unity. Read the story.
Stony Brook faculty ranked fifth worst professors by Princeton Review
The Princeton Review ranked Stony Brook as having the fifth worst professors out of 381 universities with comparable academics. Read the story.
Closed Student Union evokes old memories
“Student Union closed as of 12/1/2016,” a sign on the door announces in capitalized red letters – closed for a three-year renovation. Read the story.
Stony Brook guard Blair Mendy charged with rape
Stony Brook men’s basketball sophomore guard Blair Mendy was charged with third-degree rape, according to the Stony Brook University Police Department. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Read the story.
A reporter’s near-deck experience
The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity threw a party late on the night of Aug. 26 that ended with dozens of people, a Statesman reporter included, in free fall after the house’s deck collapsed. Read the story.
Students criticize new meal swipe system
An issue many students have is that they are required to eat within the confines of the dine-in building and cannot take food, drinks or silverware outside to eat on the go. Read the story.
Editorial: SBU students deserve the truth on Dean Ecklund’s departure
University policy should not be used as means to camouflage such important information. Read the story.
External review team to investigate School of Dental Medicine
The administration of Dr. Mary Truhlar, the dean of the School of Dental Medicine,
faces an external review of complaints made against the school. Read the story.
Department of Theatre Arts faces possible cutbacks
Theatre Arts majors and minors received an email from department chair John
Lutterbie, announcing cutbacks, but the administration says no decisions have been
finalized. Read the story.