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After four years of division, we’re not that divided

Matt Venezia November 29, 2020
#OPINION After the past four years of division and then the 2020 presidential election, we have seen countless renditions of how the nation is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
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WSHU hosts an informative conversation about the current political climate

Lajiere Blake November 2, 2020
On Friday, Oct. 30, WSHU held a virtual discussion titled “Through the Looking Glass: A Campaign Like No Other” with a panel of journalists, professors and media critics.
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The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 13

Juliana Slocum October 21, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital is named a leader in LGBTQ+ healthcare. Arts and culture review the new Netflix series “Emily in Paris,” and opinions discuss President Trump’s executive order that stops diversity training in this episode.
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Banning QAnon accounts on Facebook is a step, but it may be too late

Matt Venezia October 16, 2020
#OPINION On October 6, Facebook announced its plan to ban accounts that promote QAnon conspiracies, citing the tangible harm they can and have done in the world. 
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Former SBU professor Nancy Goroff wins democratic primary, set to face Lee Zeldin in general election

Niki Nassiri and Sara Ruberg July 21, 2020
Nancy Goroff will compete with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for a seat in the House of Representatives this November. If she were to defeat Zeldin this upcoming election, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist in Congress.
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Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself”: A comedy special unique in characters and perspective

Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself”: A comedy special unique in characters and perspective

Alek Lewis September 29, 2019
Jeff Dunham’s latest comedy special “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” was released on Netflix on Sept. 24, keeping the old puppets that fans love while introducing Dunham’s new puppet, a satirical vessel used to comment on President Trump.
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Michael Mann discusses climate change in the age of Trump

Maya Brown April 24, 2019
Dr. Michael E. Mann, a prominent climate scientist, geophysicist and professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, came to Stony Brook University’s Earthstock celebration on Friday, April 19, where he was the university’s keynote speaker.
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Presidential Lecture Series: Professor Stephanie Kelton debunks the national debt

Lisseth Aguilar October 17, 2018
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.
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Former NYT public editor weighs in on Trump media coverage

Mike Adams October 17, 2018
Since Trump became president, Sullivan said she is troubled by the frequency with which journalists covering the Trump White House publish anonymously-sourced stories, likening the thrill of an off-the-record exclusive to an addiction.
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DACA Teach-In provides platform for discourse

Courtney Murphy September 25, 2017
The event, organized by the Humanities Institute, was directed at combating the reversal of the Obama-era initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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We need to protect trans youth

Joseph Konig February 26, 2017
Like the attempts to ban refugees and deport undocumented immigrants, this is about children. Children who are suffering already.
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President Donald Trump signs Executive Order 13796 on Jan. 27. The order, commonly referred to as an immigration ban bars people from seven countries to enter the United States. PHOTO CREDIT: PUBLIC DOMAIN

Letter to the Editor: Immigration order opposes American values

Jonathan Harrington February 2, 2017
America stands to lose more than our alliances, reputation, or international influence. We stand to lose our national soul.
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