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Pressure builds on SUNY chancellor to resign

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner December 6, 2021
The SUNY Student Assembly executive board called on SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign in a press release on Dec. 3 after transcripts revealed vulgar statements directed at a former aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
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“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

Alek Lewis October 16, 2019
Suffolk County Republican candidates were invited to Stony Brook University to speak about issues concerning college students.
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New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

Fanni Frankl September 29, 2019
On Aug. 14, the Department of Homeland Security published the “Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” which can deny permanent residency status to immigrants if the government deems they are likely to become dependent on the United States’s public benefits.
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Editorial: Our commitment to unbiased news reporting

Editorial: Our commitment to unbiased news reporting

The Statesman October 14, 2018
The Statesman wholeheartedly denies any accusations of political bias within its News section, but in an attempt to be as transparent as possible, we would like to address some of the College Republicans’ concerns.
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Young voter turnout is no laughing matter

Joseph Konig October 31, 2014
Midterm elections in several states are coming up within the next weeks, but the interest and participation among millennials, including Stony Brook students, appears to be unnecessarily low.
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Politics at its finest: a voting scandal at Stony Brook University

Jeremy Kline October 28, 2014
In recent news, the Stony Brook College Democrats have come under fire from the College Republicans for a rally in support of Tim Bishop that they believed violated Federal voting laws.
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College Republicans raise question of fairness in response to Bishop rally

Zach Rowe October 23, 2014
Stony Brook University hosted a rally on Wednesday in the Staller Center for the campaign of incumbent House Representative Tim Bishop, highlighted by an appearance from President Bill Clinton.
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LaSalvia notes that Republicans must accept change for future elections

Jeremy Kline November 21, 2013
Walking around campus, you may have seen advertisements for “Homocon.” Regardless of what one may initially think, Homocon was an event in which an openly-gay conservative, Jimmy LaSalvia, came to speak to Stony Brook students about how homosexuals, along with homosexuality in general, are becoming more accepted in the Republican Party. He also discussed the role they can play in bringing the Republican Party back to its roots: economic and social conservatism.
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LGBT conservative LaSalvia urges change for Republican party

Jasmine Blennau November 21, 2013
Introduced as the brave and persistent man who could “save the Republican party from itself,” openly gay conservative Jimmy LaSalvia spoke to students on Wednesday night about the future of his party. He called for a new conservative coalition of youth to take over with conservative ideals using a “live and let live” ideology.
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