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.
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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
Gary Ghayrat, Editor-in-Chief
Karina Gerry, Managing Editor
Chris Parkinson, Managing Editor
Brianne Ledda, News Editor
Maya Brown, Assistant News Editor
Alek Lewis, Assistant News Editor
Samantha Robinson, Assistant News Editor
Arts & Culture
Melissa Azofeifa, Arts & Culture Editor
Alexander Bakirdan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor
Lajiere Blake, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor
Sara Ruberg, Multimedia Editor
Rabia Gursoy, Assistant Multimedia Editor
Emma Harris, Assistant Multimedia Editor
Cindy Mizaku, Opinions Editor
Fanni Frankl, Assistant Opinions Editor
Sam Lauria, Assistant Opinions Editor
Ryan Pavich, Sports Editor
Ross O’Keefe, Assistant Sports Editor
Ethan Tam, Assistant Sports Editor
Alexa Anderwkavich, Copy Chief
Donovan Alexis, Assistant Copy Editor
Karla Rios, Assistant Copy Editor
Michelle Wong, Assistant Copy Editor
Kaylee McAllister, Business Manager
Chris Parkinson, Marketing Manager
Francis Saw, Accounting Intern
Austin Leong, Marketing Intern
Borshakh Shithil, Marketing Intern