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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Stony Brook’s 2022 iGEM team works to combat protein S deficiency

Ya Jing Chen July 29, 2022

Eleven Stony Brook undergraduate students are representing the university at the 2022 iGEM Competition for synthetic biology in Paris, France this October. iGEM (Internationally Genetically Engineered...

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Black campus leaders discuss Black History Month at SBU

Black campus leaders discuss Black History Month at SBU

Amber Lewis February 23, 2021
Oreoluwa Adewale, president of the Stony Brook chapter of the NAACP, and Sarah Beckford, Black Student Union historian, discuss Black History Month at Stony Brook University and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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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

Instagram account features Black student narratives to show that Black Lives Matter

Maya Brown February 13, 2021
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community. 
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University Police Department cars at Stony Brook University. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

SBU PhD history candidate discusses role of university police

Iryna Shkurhan December 27, 2020
The nation is reckoning with the institution of policing, but university police departments are often left out of the conversation. Yalile Surie examines the rise of the carceral state in relation to demographics of college campuses in her research. 
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Vigil held on Staller Steps for Breonna Taylor and other victims of police violence

Sam Rowland November 14, 2020
“It’s not a fancy hashtag. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is not a call for attention,” Figeroux said. “This is a call for action, justice, and call for our basic rights and an end to police brutality.”
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VIDEO: SBU students host protest and rally for Black Lives Matter

VIDEO: SBU students host protest and rally for Black Lives Matter

Rabia Gursoy October 27, 2020
Two organizations, the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, organized a Black Lives Matter rally on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Maya Brown October 25, 2020
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 
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Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy October 25, 2020
Stony Brook University students and administrative staff joined together in a Black Lives Matter protest and rally organized by the Stony Brook National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 22.
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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The official logo of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP Image Awards are on Feb. 29 in the SAC Ballroom A at 7 pm. PUBLIC DOMAIN

NAACP image award nominees talk nominations and Black History Month

Alek Lewis February 24, 2020
The Statesman contacted some of the students and organizations nominated for the awards to ask various questions about their nominations, their campus involvement and Black History Month.
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