Richard E. Leakey died on Jan. 2, at 77 years old in Nairobi, Kenya, leaving behind an extensive paleoanthropology and conservationist career as a Stony Brook professor in the Department of Anthropology and founder of the Turkana Basin Institute.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced on Dec. 20 that Deborah F. Stanley, president of SUNY at Oswego, will act as interim chancellor in place of Jim Malatras following his resignation.
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
The UNITI Cultural Center (UCC) held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 23 in the Stony Brook Union to celebrate the new 3,500-square-foot permanent space, funded by a three million New York State Assembly grant.
Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff gathered at the SAC Plaza on Sept. 29 for the fourth annual Walk of Hope, hosted by the Center for Prevention and Outreach to raise mental health awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month.
The Center for Prevention and Outreach launched two programs named “Let’s Talk” and “Resilience, Empowerment, Access, Care and Healing Groups” for SBU students to connect with counselors and peers concerning their mental health and emotional needs.
Stony Brook University’s Student Blood Drive Committee hosted a 9/11 memorial blood drive on Sept. 9, partnering with the New York Blood Center to fight the blood shortage currently affecting blood centers & hospitals.
Students and faculty at Stony Brook University are required to meet their respective COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for the 2021 in-person fall semester, according to the Stronger Together website.