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President Maurie Mcinnis cutting the ribbon outside of West Side Dinings new mural. MATTHEW WEIR/THE STATESMAN

New mural shines a light on campus diversity

Sky Crabtree September 21, 2023
A new mural showcasing campus diversity was unveiled on the side of West Side Dining on Friday, Sept. 8. 
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Is Stony Brook a diverse campus? We asked students what they think.

Is Stony Brook a diverse campus? We asked students what they think.

Brittney Dietz February 21, 2023
How diverse of a campus do students perceive Stony Brook University to be? What does diversity mean to them? Reporter Brittney Dietz asks students for their take on diversity and inclusion at Stony Brook University.
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SBU cultural clubs help forge communities and provide educational resources

Beth Gatto February 19, 2023
Ethnic student organizations are widely considered some of the most important student clubs. They provide environments that allow for connections between students who share a cultural identity.
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Two students by the Earth Space and Science building on West Campus.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Increased SUNY funding allows for a diversified campus

Sonya Gugliara September 15, 2022
Stony Brook University will use newly expanded SUNY funding to diversify the student body and school faculty. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the approval of a $113 million increase in state funding for SUNY schools on July 28.
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A picture of Sydney Bush (left) and Jay-Len McLean (right). Both were recently awarded with the 2021 Alexandra Korry Scholarship from the Harlem Educational Activities Foundation (HEAF).  Photos Courtesy of Sydney Bush and Jay-Len McLean

Two SBU students receive HEAF Alexandra Korry Scholarship

Sonya Gugliara June 16, 2022
Two Stony Brook students, rising senior Sydney Bush and rising junior Jay-Len McLean, were named Alexandra Korry Scholarship recipients by the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF).
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As self-taken photo of Sasha Kagan. SASHA KAGAN

Navigating my Jewish identity in Brooklyn

Sasha Kagan March 20, 2022
#OPINION: I loved the diversity of my school, but I was delighted to come home to something more familiar. Having a dual lifestyle and living on two ends of the spectrum gave me a taste of our world’s lovely cultures.
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Judi Brown Clark

Students’ statements reveal a lack of Black representation amongst professors at Stony Brook

Raymond Wilson March 1, 2022
The Statesman’s arts and culture editor, Amaya McDonald, hit the streets to survey students on how many Black professors they’ve had during their time at Stony Brook.
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Interior Chinatown: National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

“Interior Chinatown:” National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

Michelle Chen October 24, 2021
National Book Award winner Charles Yu discussed his book “Interior Chinatown” in a Q&A moderated by Associate Professor Nerissa Balce at the Staller Center Recital Hall on Oct. 6 as part of the 2021 One Book, One Community program. 
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State of Stony Brook University 2021: Students give their opinions on the University

Marcus Dia October 14, 2021
As in-person classes have returned, students give their opinions on the state of Stony Brook University. Our State of the University issue highlights various aspects of the University.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students of color recognize lack of representation in faculty

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro October 10, 2021
While the majority of the student body is composed of people from various ethnic and racial communities, the staff and faculty do not reflect the diversity the school is so well known for.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Despite President McInnis’ admiration for SBU, large disconnect between students and administration is unignorable

Matt Venezia October 10, 2021
#OPINION: From the beginning, it was clear that McInnis holds the campus community in high regard and is happy to be at Stony Brook. Regardless of the politics associated with the position of the presidency at the University, she was genuine.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

To arts and humanities majors: we aren’t outnumbered

John Neri October 10, 2021
#OPINION: I do not think SBU is tough for arts and humanities majors in terms of STEM bias. I think we can network and fit in using our classes, clubs, apps or the internet.
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