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A DACA march that took place on Thursday, Sept.
 7, 2017 at Stony Brook University. The Jose Peralta New York state DREAM Act was passed on Jan. 23, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

New York passes its own DREAM Act

Brianne Ledda February 3, 2019
The act, named for the late Senator Jose Peralta who pushed for its passage, establishes a commission to take charge of scholarships and funding for students who are the children of immigrants.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

President Stanley speaks on Simon Award panel

Rebecca Liebson November 14, 2018
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. traveled to Washington D.C. this week to accept the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization on behalf of Stony Brook University.
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Angela Peoples holds a sign at the Womens March in Washington, D.C  on Jan. 21, 2017. KEVIN BANATTE/TWITTER

I hope the future is NOT female

Genie Ruzicka February 18, 2018
“The Future is Female.” This phrase is purported to be a feminist rallying cry and if you question its merit, you are seen as anti-feminist. But what if you are a feminist who does question the merits of this phrase?
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A DACA march that took place on Thursday, Sept.
 7, 2017 at Stony Brook University. The Jose Peralta New York state DREAM Act was passed on Jan. 23, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anxiety for dreamers as DACA set to expire in March

Karina Gerry February 4, 2018
“If I were sent back today I wouldn’t know how to get around,” Azofeifa said. “I grew up here. I am American in every sense of the word, this is all I know.”
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Attorney general Jess Sessions speaking at a summit in 2011. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

I am concerned about DACA, not President Trump’s comments

Jhonatan Bonilla January 28, 2018
I give very little weight to the words of a man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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DACA teach in.  EVELIN MERCEDES/THE STATESMAN

DACA Teach-In provides platform for discourse

Courtney Murphy September 25, 2017
The event, organized by the Humanities Institute, was directed at combating the reversal of the Obama-era initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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Dr. Lori Flores was the keynote speaker at last years Hispanic Heritage month opening ceremony. SKYLER GILBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Don’t just show up for rallies, support small events too

Andrew Goldstein September 10, 2017
We are taught to be active players in the world of careers, rising up the ranks to achieve our vision of success. Our approach to activism should be the same.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

Defending DACA: an economic perspective

Scott Terwilliger and Mike Sonta September 10, 2017
The effects of criminalizing immigration in the United States criminalizes entire communities. In doing so, America narrows its diversity, which can be deleterious to the notion of our country as a cultural melting pot.
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President Donald Trump speaking in 2016.
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We need to talk about DACA

Genie Ruzicka September 10, 2017
My friendly neighborhood conversation made me realize that I didn’t know enough about what DACA does, who it affects and what could happen if no legislation is passed within the six-month window.
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Stony Brook University students and faculty marched near the Student Activities Center on Thursday, Sept 7.
 7. GARY GHAYRAT/ STATESMAN FILE

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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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,
 MANJU SHIVACHARAN/STATESMAN FILE

Make Stony Brook University a sanctuary campus

Rodman Serrano December 1, 2016
A petition titled "Make SUNY Stony Brook a Sanctuary Campus," written and signed by professors and students has garnered over 600 signatures and counting.
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