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Interview room used for Oral History Project to talk to those who were affected by 9/11. It is located in World Trade Center in Commack, New York and is made to seem like a living room to create a comfortable space. MARIAM GUIRGIS/THE STATESMAN

Oral History Project gives voice to those affected by 9/11

Mariam Guirgis September 11, 2023
Benjamin Luft, M.D., interviews patients that were physically and mentally affected by the attacks that took place on 9/11. 
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Plumes of smoke billow from the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, after a Boeing 767 hits each tower during the September 11 attacks. MICHAEL FORAN/CC BY 2.0

From the archives: Looking at the aftermath of 9/11

Kelcie Eberharth September 11, 2021
9/11 was a reminder that Stony Brook is not just a school, but a community. The actions taken by students, faculty, staff and administration in the hours, days, weeks and years that followed demonstrated how SBU can come together in times of tragedy.
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The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan was unavoidable

Benjamin Joffe August 29, 2021
Since the outset of the conflict, the United States has spent $113 billion dollars training and equipping the Afghan National Army in preparation for them to westernize and democratize Afghanistan once U.S presence ends.  
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An Anti-Asian violence vigil in April 2021 on Stony Brook University campus.  JOCELYN CRUZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander anti-racism forum

Alek Lewis May 6, 2021
Over 200 people attended “Breaking Silence: A Public Forum on Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism” over Zoom on May 5, prompted by the national conversations around the increase in hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Police cars in 2012 on campus. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the editor: Don’t defund the police

Andrew Infantino March 30, 2021
#OPINION: While improving the social conditions that lead to crime is a noble goal, police are still necessary to respond to ongoing crime.
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Tribeca goes online for annual film festival amid pandemic

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
On Friday, Tribeca editors announced that their annual film festival would adapt to a new digital landscape. This includes an innovative virtual reality film program that will be presented in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus.
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Jelani Cobb at the Presidential Lecture Series on Oct. 28. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Journalist Jelani Cobb addresses microaggressions in Presidential Lecture

Maya Brown November 2, 2019
Dr. Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author and educator, spoke as part of the University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 28. During the lecture, Cobb discussed microaggressions and the pursuit of equity in the U.S.
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A New York Fire Department Deputy Chief at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Stony Brook University researchers may have found a link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and cognitive degeneration in 9/11 responders. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers find possible link between PTSD in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration

Cindy Mizaku May 2, 2019
A team of researchers at Stony Brook University conducted a pilot study that suggests there may be a link between chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration, leading to diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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Stony Brook University honors the memory of 9/11 victims

Gurnoor Kohli September 14, 2018
The Stony Brook University Alumni Association held a memorial ceremony on the Academic Mall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to honor the members of the Stony Brook community who were killed in the 2001 9/11 attacks.
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Sept. 11 had a bigger impact than you think

Mike Adams September 11, 2018
We need to recognize the common denominator of pain that day, wrought from the innocent in nearly every corner of the Earth, if we are ever to truly heal.
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Marilyn Manson performing at the Concord Pavillion in California back in July 2015.  LOUIS RAPHAEL/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Album Review: Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson seems stunted on “Heaven Upside Down”

Kayla McKiski October 9, 2017
Whatever the reason, “Heaven Upside Down” is not the well-crafted critique we had hoped for from Manson.
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WTC Wellness Program receives $60M for expansion

Rawson Jahan April 27, 2017
Almost 16 years later and the deadly toxins that escaped on that horrific Sept. 11 day still linger in the bodies of the first responders who risked their health to help those in need.
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