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A photo of Amelia Chicas. The sophomore economics student was recently chosen to facilitate a conversation with former President Barrack Obama and Reggie Love.  PHOTO COURTESY OF AMELIA CHICAS

Stony Brook student facilitates conversation with former Obama aide

Sky Crabtree April 11, 2023
Stony Brook University student Amelia Chicas, a sophomore majoring in economics, has been chosen to facilitate a conversation with former aide to President Barack Obama, Reggie Love.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Whitewashed history inhibits us from learning about the past

Matt Venezia February 17, 2021
#OPINION: One of my favorite subjects in high school was history... Looking back now, it was very obvious from the textbooks I read or lessons I learned that “American” meant “white.”
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Michelle Obamas official cover for her podcast Higher Ground. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Michelle Obama unveils the first full episode of Spotify exclusive podcast

Lajiere Blake August 4, 2020
On Wednesday, July 29, Michelle Obama released the first full episode of her highly anticipated show, “The Michelle Obama Podcast”. The podcast is part of an exclusive deal between Spotify and the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground.
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara discusses Mueller report, legal ethics at Wang Center

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara discusses Mueller report, legal ethics at Wang Center

Mike Adams March 25, 2019
Stony Brook University’s Mattoo Center for India Studies hosted a discussion on legal ethics between former U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara and SBU Senior Managing Counsel, Susan Blum, in the Charles B. Wang Center on Friday night.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX Updates: What you need to know

Brianne Ledda December 1, 2018
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed several changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16.
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Dinesh DSouza speaking at a lecture in the Sydney Gelber Auditorium in the SAC. . ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Dinesh D’Souza draws controversy at Stony Brook lecture

Mike Adams April 15, 2018
The Stony Brook College Republicans brought Dinesh D’Souza, conservative speaker and documentary filmmaker, to campus.
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Country musician Stephanie Quayle, above, performed at the Staller Center on. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Country artist Stephanie Quayle stages lively performance at Staller Center

Nick Zararis November 5, 2017
Rising country artist Stephanie Quayle brought the backwoods to the Staller Center for the Arts’ Recital Hall on Friday night to promote her newest album, “Love the Way You See Me.”
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Stony Brook University students and faculty marched near the Student Activities Center on Thursday, Sept 7.

DACA decision leaves Stony Brook’s Dreamers in flux

Mike Adams September 9, 2017
In a message to the country, Azofeifa echoed a sentiment shared by many of her Dreamer counterparts: DACA recipients are here to partake in and pursue the American Dream, not to steal work from their countrymen.
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Argonne National Laboratory demonstrates to 350 young women from Chicago-area high schools why a career in science might be right for them in April 2009. Brookhaven National Lab along with Stony Brooks WISE program hosted a symposium ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY/FLICKR VIA CC BY NC SA 2.0

Brookhaven Lab hosts women in science symposium

Rebecca Liebson March 7, 2017
In honor of International Women’s Day, Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted the fourth annual Girl Power in STEM Symposium on Saturday, March 4.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News literacy matters

Andrew Goldstein February 26, 2017
The Center for News Literacy, and other organizations like it, are teaching essential skills for our age of information and misinformation.
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Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook Helmut Norpoth, above, moments after announcing his forecast at the SUNY Global Center on Feb. 22nd, 2016. Norpoths findings with the electoral cycle method show the Republican Party winning with a three point lead in the general election. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Before he predicted a Trump victory, Norpoth was inspired by JFK

Chris Gaine October 13, 2016
At 72, Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth got his first taste of fame thanks to his Primary Model, which has predicted a Trump presidency.
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Im with her, unfortunately

I’m with her, unfortunately

Michael Kohut August 24, 2016
I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This doesn’t mean that I want Hillary Clinton to be president; to put it another way, #ImAgainstHim.
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