STONY BROOK - Stony Brook University is paying tribute to an acclaimed war correspondent from Long Island. The college has launched a fundraising campaign to open a journalism school in memory of Marie Colvin. The East Norwich native was killed in a rocket attack in Syria in February.

The school will be called the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.

Colvin was on assignment for the Sunday Times of London at the time of her death.

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