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The Department of Writing hosted an event on Oct. 19 in the SAC Why Lobby to celebrate the National Day of Writing. photo provided by Flicker

Writing Department celebrates National Day of Writing

Matt Venezia October 24, 2022
Stony Brook University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) hosted its first National Day of Writing event on Thursday, Oct. 20 to highlight the work of talented writers on campus.
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23andMe’s privatization of genetic data restricts the research community

Matt Venezia November 23, 2021
Due to their privatization of data, 23andMe restricts the ability of the research community to make significant progress outside of specific collaborations with the company. 
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Tomatoes gene-edited with CRISPR/Cas9 in the PROCERA gene, developed by The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Impacting hunger and malnutrition must be central in the future of gene-edited crops

Matt Venezia October 25, 2021
#OPINION: To ensure the greatest impact on malnutrition and hunger, future approvals of gene-edited crops must be in nations where these problems are prevalent and in crops that are relied upon by impoverished populations. 
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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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What future protests should look like at SBU

What future protests should look like at SBU

Matt Venezia September 27, 2021
#OPINION: After the anti-vaccine mandate protest on Sept. 12, Stony Brook University must reconsider how protests on campus are handled in order to best protect their students and faculty.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

SBU anti-mandate protest was a failure and a let-down to the University

Fanni Frankl, Matt Venezia, and Sam Lauria September 19, 2021
#OPINION: The Sept. 13 anti-vaccine protest on Stony Brook campus failed to do anything except damage the reputation of the university.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU disgraces campus by allowing anti-vax mandate protest

Fanni Frankl and Matt Venezia September 12, 2021
#OPINION: This weekend, Stony Brook University will host an event sponsored by Turning Point USA, a nonprofit, right-wing activist group dedicated to empowering conservative voices on campus.
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The universal recycling symbol. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why individual actions are dragging down the environmental movement

Matt Venezia April 18, 2021
#OPINION: For a sustainable future — and an environmental movement with a tangible, positive impact on climate change — a focus on organized systemic change is necessary.
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

U.S. foreign aid during COVID-19 should extend beyond strategic interests 

Matt Venezia March 30, 2021
#OPINION It is rare that the U.S., in foreign policy, does something without its own strategic interests in mind. The relationship with these three tiny island nations is no different. 
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Business, Healthcare and Human Services job fair in 2019. MAYA BROWN/STATESMAN FILE

Internships are just as important as classes

Matt Venezia March 29, 2021
#OPINION Every student needs classes in order to complete their degree. Obviously, this isn't breaking news — if you look at your major's degree completion criteria, you'll notice that they're mostly made up of classes.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Whitewashed history inhibits us from learning about the past

Matt Venezia February 17, 2021
#OPINION: One of my favorite subjects in high school was history... Looking back now, it was very obvious from the textbooks I read or lessons I learned that “American” meant “white.”
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Don’t raise the corporate tax rate, rethink the power of big corporations

Matt Venezia January 31, 2021
President-Elect Joe Biden’s tax plan creates questions about his commitment to protecting the American worker and pushing back on corporate power over American lives.
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