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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

President McInnis announces the renaming of Sanger Hall

Christine Kelley June 29, 2022
Sanger Hall, a residential hall in Tabler Community, will receive a new name after nearly two years of public pressure. Sanger Hall is named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an activist for women’s rights and birth control.
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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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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Survey results reveal lack of transparency from administration and general concern of campus conditions

Maya Brown October 6, 2021
The Statesman asked students to express their concerns and opinions about the University's current state, including administration, students and professors, for our “State of the University” special issue. About 84 students accepted the challenge, and the results are below.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

VP of Equity & Inclusion addresses renaming Sanger Hall and campus concerns in USG meeting

Nistha Boghra September 26, 2021
Judith Brown Clarke addressed senators’ concerns about renaming Sanger Hall, and presented her department’s diversity initiatives and progress at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) senator meeting on Sept. 16.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Citing a problematic past, SBU students seek to rename Sanger College

Steven Keehner September 30, 2020
Students at Stony Brook University are leading the Rename Sanger Initiative to rename Sanger College, citing its namesake’s beliefs in eugenics as contradictory to the school’s values.
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