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Students discussing the issue of a divided government in the United States. The community dialogue event was held by The Center for Civic Justice on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU community discusses economy during the pandemic

Christine Kelley November 15, 2021
The Center for Civic Justice (CCJ) and Up to Us, a non-profit nationwide touring program dedicated to fiscal education, hosted “The Economy and the COVID-19 Pandemic” community dialogue on Nov. 10 to promote discussion on fiscal policy.
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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Journalism professor discusses digital innovation during COVID-19 at virtual “My Life As” lecture

Katherine Procacci September 22, 2020
Professor Sree Sreenivasan kicks off the School of Journalism’s Fall 2020 virtual “My Life As” Speaker Series with the lecture, “What Comes Next? Lessons on Digital Innovation Six Months into the Pandemic” on Sept. 16.
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Satellite picture of the Earth. PUBLIC DOMAIN

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to restructure our society around sustainability

Matt Venezia September 6, 2020
Though we are still causing catastrophic levels of damage to ecosystems by consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate, the pandemic has managed to slow us down.
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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Hungary’s neo-nationalism poses dangerous threat to social order

Fanni Frankl December 8, 2019
Nationalism is common among many nations today and is often perceived as the driving force that allows people to unite under a shared identity of a common culture and/or language.
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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Professor Stephanie Kelton  NOOR LONE/STATESMAN FILE

Presidential Lecture Series: Professor Stephanie Kelton debunks the national debt

Lisseth Aguilar October 17, 2018
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.
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Associate professor of Sociology Tiffany Joseph speaks at the TPS Rally. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hold TPS Teach-In

Gary Ghayrat February 25, 2018
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hosted a TPS Teach-In session in the Humanities Building on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Three unfinished plates of food at East Side Dinning. SERENA TAUSZ/THE STATESMAN

It’s up to us to stop wasting food

Matthew Yan February 4, 2018
Why are we routinely dumping this food we’ve paid for?
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SBU Global Health Institute names director, sets sights on Madagascar

SBU Global Health Institute names director, sets sights on Madagascar

Nujbat Meraji August 22, 2015
The Stony Brook University Global Health Institute has appointed Dr. Peter M. Small as its founding director, beginning this month.
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New report names Stony Brook as key collaborator to save LI economy

The Statesman March 8, 2015
The Long Island economy is stagnating in many aspects and needs a multi-faceted rescue effort, according to a new report by HR&A Advisors Inc.
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