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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

SBU must rename LaValle Stadium if it cares about its LGBTQ community

Mike Adams January 30, 2019
Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
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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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Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Diversity in the House

Annalisa Myer and David Clark November 12, 2018
2018 is a year of firsts. We know representation is important, so having more women, especially women of color, in office during this election cycle is awesome!
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President Stanley during the State of the University Address on Wednesday, Oct. 3. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

President Stanley talks graduation rates and sensitivity training at 2018 State of the University Address

Gary Ghayrat October 7, 2018
Stanley said the university will advocate for a fiscal solution, but won’t be able to solve everything on its own, and that issues around state allocation and potential tuition increase are “political issues” that requires political, governmental and state solutions.
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Department of Education proposes Title IX changes

Donovan Bush September 23, 2018
Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, has proposed changes to Title IX that would narrow the definition of sexual assault, making it more difficult for the accused to be held responsible in a 120-page leaked document.
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Diversity Town Hall. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Final Diversity Town Hall of 2017/2018 draws mixed responses from students

Rebecca Liebson April 29, 2018
At Wednesday’s Diversity Plan town hall, a panel of Stony Brook administrators and student representatives were asked to clarify the Athletic Department’s policies for investigating allegations of abuse.
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Students. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students say “Me Too”

Brianne Ledda March 2, 2018
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center for the #MeToo march hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
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Betsy DeVos.  GAGE SKIMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Students express concern over potential Title IX changes

Charles Scott October 1, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Education looks toward possibly altering the Title IX amendment of the Education Amendments of 1972, college students across the country are raising questions about how this could affect their rights in sexual assault cases.
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