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Stony Brook students protest against sexual violence in Take Back the Night

Stony Brook students protest against sexual violence in “Take Back the Night”

Nicole Morett May 8, 2022
More than a dozen students assembled outside the Student Activities Center for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance’s (FMLA) annual Take Back the Night demonstration — a protest against sexual violence — on April 28.
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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Gender symbol for female with a first in the center. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why feminist education is important

Xenia Gonikberg October 21, 2019
The idea of feminism has been rooted in American history since the 1840s, with the Seneca Falls Convention paving the way for the concept of gender equality. Beginning in 2012, fourth-wave feminism has evolved due to more liberal beliefs.
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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

An honor, not an entitlement: Stony Brook’s LGBTQ students are not bargaining chips

Cecelia Masselli and Peter Henninger February 24, 2019
Although the senator claims to be personally opposed to gay conversion therapy, we refuse to waste time speculating what he might be saying at his dinner table.
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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

Students petition to rename LaValle Stadium

Rebecca Liebson February 13, 2019
Almost 500 Stony Brook students have signed a petition calling on the university to change the name of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium after its namesake voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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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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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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Stony Brook’s Title IX process is broken

As modeled by the creator of the #MeToo movement, the incomparable Tarana Burke, we could create spaces where survivors can come together for solidarity, a chance to share their stories and community healing. Together, we could go far beyond.
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Members of Stony Brooks LGBTQ* community are trying to create an all-inclusive Greek-lettered organization to campus. They intend for the organization to be inclusive to all genders, sexualities and races.  HEATHER KHALIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Students propose new LGBTQ Friendly Greek Organization

Gary Ghayrat May 6, 2018
Stony Brook students are trying to bring an all-inclusive Greek-lettered service organization dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus, called a diaternity.
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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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The Starbucks located in Melville Library.LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU should follow Starbucks and offer racial-bias education

Gabby Pardo and Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Perhaps we should take a page from Starbucks’ book and have a widely announced day of racial bias education for anyone who wishes to attend?
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