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The Stony Brook Community Celebrates Light the Brook

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The Stony Brook University community gathered together on the evening of November 9 for the annual Light the Brook celebration. Photos by John Griffin.

Stony Brook University held its fifth annual Light the Brook celebration on November 9, lighting up the academic mall in honor of the amazing achievements of our students and the wider campus community as the fall semester comes to an end.

Several student groups performed in front of the Staller Steps, including Stony Brook Taandava, SBU Flow, the Stony Brook Pipettes, the Stony Brook Vocalists, the High C’s, the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band and Jubile Latino.

Students, faculty and staff enjoyed hot chocolate and turned out in droves for the annual tradition, with the most participants and attendees ever.

Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs Rick Gatteau noted that the event had humble beginnings. “I remember when a group of students came to me and said they wanted to start a new Stony Brook tradition,” he said to the assembled. “I’m proud to see that five years later we have a great tradition that has grown bigger every year.”

President Maurie McInnis also addressed the crowd and took selfies with several groups of students. Junior civil engineering major Anthoni Haynes, a member of Undergraduate Student Government, was the emcee. The event was sponsored by the Office of the President and funded by the USG activity fee.

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