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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

USG opens resolution to remove Margaret Sanger’s name on campus residence

Sherin Samuel November 21, 2021
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis confirmed the school’s commitment to renaming Sanger Hall in an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Nov. 11. 
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A photo of President Donald Trump talking about National Hispanic Heritage Month. Trump issued an executive order on PUBLIC DOMAIN

President Trump’s recent executive order wrongfully condemns diversity 

Sam Lauria November 2, 2020
#OPINION On Sept. 22, Trump reversed the progress of diversity by issuing another executive order that combats racial and sexual stereotyping. Under a façade of “equality”, this executive order risks amplifying racism, sexism and homophobia.
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

The gender gap in class participation

Samiha Ahmed October 21, 2018
Stony Brook University’s undergraduate population is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. The split is not 50/50, but it is close enough to be even. Still, in terms of classroom participation, there seems to be an overwhelming presence of male voices.
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Achieving true political correctness

Achieving true political correctness

Kraig Klein March 18, 2018
If we need to create gender equality in our language, we need to search thoroughly and correct the etymology of words like “human.”
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Kim Davis, above, is the clerk from Kentucky at the center of the most recent controversy over religious freedom. Davis was sent to jail on Sept. 3 and released five days later. PHOTO CREDIT: CARTER COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

Support for Kim Davis is baseless and misguided

Jonathon Kline September 13, 2015
Davis was arrested after she refused to hand out the marriage licenses to same-sex couples since it went against her belief as a Christian. Cue ensuing firestorm.
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It is time for actual equality in women’s athletics

Skyler Gilbert June 28, 2015
As sports fans, we should not disillusion ourselves by saying that women have achieved sports equality, because that is disappointingly far from the truth.
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Though Gay Rights movement gains ground, there is still work to be done

Michael Newcomer February 26, 2015
Gays finally have something to celebrate: as of this article, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia now grant same-sex marriage licenses.
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Blood Equality Panel proves that rights are still not equal

The Statesman November 7, 2013
This year, New York became the tenth of 15 states and the District of Columbia to legalize gay marriage. But in the United States, men who have sex with other men still cannot donate blood. On Nov. 6, Stony Brook University’s Blood Donor Equality movement presented “The Blood Donor Policy Panel” in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. The event highlighted both social and scientific perspectives on the ban.
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Women need to care about politics

Holly Pycroft March 14, 2013

On Thursday, Feb. 28, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a talk outlining his plans for the upcoming fiscal year here on campus at Stony Brook.  I was lucky enough to attend the event, and it was good...

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