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An Affirmative Action demonstration outside the Supreme Court in 2003. The policy could potentially be struck down due to more conservative strategies arising over the years. JOSELUIS89/CC BY-SA3.0

Affirmative Action needs to survive

Jennifer Ojilere November 10, 2022
#OPINION: With white Americans predominantly leading the country’s establishments, affirmative action brings forth a chance of inclusion by offering opportunities to underrepresented and deserving groups.
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

USG opens resolution to remove Margaret Sanger’s name on campus residence

Sherin Samuel November 21, 2021
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis confirmed the school’s commitment to renaming Sanger Hall in an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Nov. 11. 
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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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The inside of the Educational Communications Center. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook has major accessibility issues

Allilsa Fernandez March 24, 2019
I asked if a wheelchair was provided, as requested in my accommodation email, to which I was told no one made sure I would have one. When I asked who is responsible for accommodations, I was told they didn’t know.
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Though Gay Rights movement gains ground, there is still work to be done

Michael Newcomer February 26, 2015
Gays finally have something to celebrate: as of this article, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia now grant same-sex marriage licenses.
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The Konig Kolumn: 37 Down, many more to come

The Konig Kolumn: 37 Down, many more to come

Joseph Konig February 17, 2015
While certain aspects of the Civil Rights movement may have hit a few bumps in the road, other aspects have made leaps and bounds, even as recently as the last few days.
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Email from administration regarding Know Your Rights. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN/THE STATESMAN)

Title IX training an easy way out for the university

Michael Newcomer September 30, 2014
Last Thursday, the campus received an email from President Stanley with the subject "Know Your Rights: Discrimination and Sexual Violence Required Training."
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A protester offers free glitter outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Crystal City, Virginia, Friday, August 3, 2012.

Social change; slow and steady wins the race

David O'Connor March 25, 2013
It is apparent that we are coming to a turning point in American history. The issue of homosexual rights, the civil rights issue of our time, is hitting a crescendo that has manifested itself in the hearing of two Supreme Court cases this month: the case against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 from California. There is reason to believe that the Supreme Court will tilt the balance in favor of marriage equality later this year, but this social change in American society must be handled delicately should we want it to last.
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A screenshot from a 1989 issue of The Statesman. Undergraduate Scott Staub responds to an earlier article about the National Rifle Association. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Don’t Make Gun Control What It’s Not (1989)

October 26, 1989

Originally published on Oct. 26, 1989 I would like to take up the issue of gun control with the student who wrote in complaining about the cartoon on the National Rifle Association. The article...

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