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Stony Brook media relations has a troubled history with student media

Before Lauren Sheprow joined Port Jefferson’s Board of Trustees and ran for mayor, she was the head of Media Relations at Stony Brook University. During Sheprow’s tenure at Stony Brook, she faced extensive criticism from the student media — including The Statesman — for her relationship with the student press.

The state of the university: what McInnis has to say

McInnis addressed the proposed 30% State University of New York (SUNY) tuition increase, parking changes, the CulinArt investigation, racist incidents on campus and other issues.

Music, media, and the mental state of the University

We at The Statesman wanted to take a look at how this increase in music and media consumption could possibly be linked to the mental health issues currently facing college students

N.Y. assemblyman: Southampton campus is the “biggest slumlord” on the East End

Stony Brook University has come under fire from New York State District One Assemblyman Fred Thiele for alleged mistreatment and neglect of the University’s Southampton campus in regard to lack of leadership, over a dozen condemned buildings and failure to apply for funding in order to repair those buildings.

Shawn Heilbron’s contract still has not been renewed

This past academic year, questions were raised regarding the contract situations of two head coaches of marquee Stony Brook University teams. Chuck Priore of the football team was quietly given a three-year contract extension back in June 2022, while Geno Ford of the men’s basketball team is now entering the final year of his current contract.

Stony Brook professors rally around right to free speech

Stony Brook University professor Anna Hayward faced threats from elected officials and the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) regarding controversial social media comments she made about a police-involved shooting.

Geno Ford expected to remain with Stony Brook long term

After the Stony Brook men’s basketball team endured its worst year since the 2007-08 season, rumors circulated surrounding head coach Geno Ford’s job security. But according to Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron, Ford is the long-term solution. He will have his job for at least two more seasons.

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