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A graphic displaying the majority of white-identifying people with a minority of Black-identifying people. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Black students struggle to find community at universities

Amaya McDonald February 27, 2022
In the United States, universities and colleges are major hubs for cultural assimilation, as Black students have an experience that is unique to that of their white counterparts. 
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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Jelani Cobb at the Presidential Lecture Series on Oct. 28. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Journalist Jelani Cobb addresses microaggressions in Presidential Lecture

Maya Brown November 2, 2019
Dr. Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author and educator, spoke as part of the University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 28. During the lecture, Cobb discussed microaggressions and the pursuit of equity in the U.S.
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“Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center. MAYA BROWM/THE STATESMAN

SBU hosts its first ever diversity and inclusion conference

Maya Brown October 21, 2019
Stony Brook University (SBU) hosted its first “Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Diversity plays a crucial role in a college experience

Sarah Tantawy September 15, 2019
Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.
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