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The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 25

Juliana Slocum March 26, 2021
This week, News discusses Stony Brook's decision to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the spring and how the coup in Myanmar has affected Burmese students studying in the U.S.
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Burmese citizens stand with signs at a vigil in support of the government of Myanmar, opposing the military coup. MACAUPHOTOAGENCY/ UNSPLASH

Myanmar military coup cuts Burmese students in the U.S. off from their families

Rabia Gursoy March 21, 2021
The Myanmar military staged a coup d’etat on Feb. 1, bringing the country’s democracy to a halt and affecting citizens all around the world, including Burmese students studying in the U.S. 
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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Flags of the six countries PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Trump administration’s travel ban chooses Africans as their next target

Maya Brown February 23, 2020
[Trump's] ill-conceived notions about these countries is reflected in racist policies like the travel ban. The way he refers to them also demonstrates the little amount of respect he has for countries that may not be as developed as America.
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New student media organization tackles human rights issues

New student media organization tackles human rights issues

Brianne Ledda January 28, 2018
Audrey Farrell, a sophomore physics major, has started an online magazine known as The Advocate that went live just before the start of the semester.
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Semester at Sea: A look into the life of a Buddhist monk in Mandalay

Semester at Sea: A look into the life of a Buddhist monk in Mandalay

Paula Pecorella March 1, 2016
It is extremely unusual for a lifelong Buddhist monk to use Facebook, carry a cell phone or board a luxury cruise liner traveling the world.
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