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Suffolk Museum left a marker to honor Canes grave after removing the original tombstone in 1949.

Stony Brook graves lost to memory, buried in time

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
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Blindfolded discussion held to highlight diversity during Black History Month

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2020
By creating “Blindfolded Discussion,” the duo presented Stony Brook students with the opportunity to discuss the importance of black history and its impact on society.
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Festival of Lights 2019 Photo Gallery

Festival of Lights 2019 Photo Gallery

Samantha Robinson December 5, 2019
The Festival of Lights is a traditional event held at SBU which shares and celebrates the various religions, faiths and cultures that make up the Stony Brook community. Here are some photos from this year's multicultural event.
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Rutgers Professor Carla Yanni discusses the history of women in co-ed dormitories

Rutgers Professor Carla Yanni discusses the history of women in co-ed dormitories

Alissa Pabon October 16, 2019
Rutgers professor Carla Yanni spoke to Stony Brook students regarding the history of women and co-ed housing.
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SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

Alek Lewis October 4, 2019
Stony Brook University held a memorial service on Oct. 2 to remember the late David L. Ferguson.
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Woodstock’s legacy depends on a new generation on its 50th anniversary

Woodstock’s legacy depends on a new generation on its 50th anniversary

Nicholas Grasso October 1, 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Those who lived through the iconic music festival share their views on its political significance, and what it should mean for today's generation.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students shouldn’t self-segregate

Maya Brown October 25, 2018
At first glance, the variety of ethnic backgrounds at Stony Brook University makes it seem like a diverse school, but I doubt if the students at SBU are actually mixing with one another.
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A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA. BILLY HATHORN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Art history professor’s stance on Confederate statues adds to campus divide

Luis Sanchez October 10, 2017
Michele H. Bogart, who teaches social history of public art, urban design and commercial culture, said these statues are a form of art.
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Sanders revisits the failed War on Drugs

Sanders revisits the failed War on Drugs

Nick Zararis April 19, 2016
It should be the accepted view that the War on Drugs was both a failure and founded on false pretenses.
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Randy Ferguson, a senior economics major and President of the Student African-American Brotherhood at Stony Brook, stands in the rain outside of the Student Activities Center during the demonstration. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Male minority students frustrated by alleged lack of academic support

Christopher Cameron April 1, 2016
“Everybody keeps saying about ‘diversity’ and ‘diversity is good,’” Ricky Simanjuntak said. “And I’m not saying it’s bad. But what I have to point out is … it’s hard.”
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