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Is Stony Brook a diverse campus? We asked students what they think.

Is Stony Brook a diverse campus? We asked students what they think.

Brittney Dietz February 21, 2023
How diverse of a campus do students perceive Stony Brook University to be? What does diversity mean to them? Reporter Brittney Dietz asks students for their take on diversity and inclusion at Stony Brook University.
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SBU cultural clubs help forge communities and provide educational resources

Beth Gatto February 19, 2023
Ethnic student organizations are widely considered some of the most important student clubs. They provide environments that allow for connections between students who share a cultural identity.
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An image of distinguished professor and artist Howardina Pindell while displying her first exhibition at Stony Brook University in 1980. In her 41 year-tenure, the school has developed to become one of the most diverse in the nation. Tim Giorlando/THE STATESMAN

Diversity at Stony Brook University 41 years after being called a “racist school”

Mariam Guirgis February 19, 2023
In the 1980s, a Black professor at Stony Brook was the victim of a hate crime in her campus office. Forty-one years later, students and faculty members are reflecting on whether discrimination on campus has changed.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Students have conflicting views on political diversity at Stony Brook

Sky Crabtree February 19, 2023
At Stony Brook University, where over 17,000 undergraduate students attend what USA Today ranked as the ninth most diverse college in America, students with unpopular political perspectives feel they cannot openly voice their opinions. 
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Ohio individuals protesting in front of the Statehouse in January 2023. Recent instances of police brutality, particularly sparked by the death of Tyre Nichols, have reignited the conversation of race relations in the United States.By Becker1999 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/21426642@N07/52657523759/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=128234134

How a 1992 study influenced public perception of police brutality

Katherine Moquete February 19, 2023
OPINION: In the last 10 years, there has been increased attention toward police violence. But, coverage of these victims will often fixate on alleged criminal pasts or decry them as “no angel” without placing blame on police officers.
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SBU’s Black World is more than just another media organization

Sonya Gugliara February 19, 2023
With Black World’s first printed issue in 10 years scheduled to be released soon, the publication is renewing its mission to represent the voices of Black and Hispanic students on campus.
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The Iranian Graduate Student Association has been leading the charge in raising awareness about the events in Iran

Atrocities in Iran spark action at Stony Brook

Sonya Gugliara and Kevin Sousa February 19, 2023
But even oceans away from Iran, Stony Brook students are doing their part on campus to raise awareness for the circumstances overseas. “We hear their voice, and we are their voice here,” said an Iranian Ph.D. student who has asked to remain anonymous out of safety concerns.
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A headshot photo of Dr. Farzana Ali.  PHOTO COURTESY OF FARZANA ALI

Intersectional identities in medicine and research: Dr. Farzana Ali’s journey

Lori Saxena February 14, 2023
For Ali, an international student a woman of color who uses a wheelchair, the path to finishing her doctorate was neither linear nor traditional.
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