Dean Howard Schneider announces the effort to establish The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University at a fundraiser at Muléh in New York City on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Sam Levitan.

Fundraiser kicks off Marie Colvin Center efforts

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.