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A graphic displaying women of color with the hashtag, #BreaktheBias. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s #BreakTheBias spotlights healthcare bias concerns for women of color

Melanie Navarro April 1, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, which begins on the first Tuesday of every March, Stony Brook University hosted a variety of events that spotlighted and celebrated women’s voices and empowerment.
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Judi Brown Clark

Students’ statements reveal a lack of Black representation amongst professors at Stony Brook

Raymond Wilson March 1, 2022
The Statesman’s arts and culture editor, Amaya McDonald, hit the streets to survey students on how many Black professors they’ve had during their time at Stony Brook.
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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

Black students at SBU speak on statements about race

Rabia Gursoy and Amaya McDonald May 6, 2021
In this video, The Statesman consults Black students in the SBU community for more insight into the variety of experiences, values and ideas shared by Black Americans.
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

“Black” or “African American?” Black Americans discuss the difference

Amaya McDonald January 21, 2021
The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has made non-Black Americans more aware of an ongoing discussion within the Black community regarding the use of the terms “Black” versus “African American.” 
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 15

Juliana Slocum November 5, 2020
In this week's episode, News reports on the White House order against diversity training and SUNY's Thanksgiving COVID requirements. Opinions shares an op-ed on GP/NC options from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos.
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Journalism professor discusses digital innovation during COVID-19 at virtual “My Life As” lecture

Katherine Procacci September 22, 2020
Professor Sree Sreenivasan kicks off the School of Journalism’s Fall 2020 virtual “My Life As” Speaker Series with the lecture, “What Comes Next? Lessons on Digital Innovation Six Months into the Pandemic” on Sept. 16.
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Judith Brown Clarke is Stony Brook Universitys chief diversity officer. Clarke came into the position on Feb. 17. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Chief Diversity Officer releases message to student body with summer plans

Maya Brown June 9, 2020
“I have received emails, texts, phone calls, and had ‘real talk’ Zoom conversations with over 100 individuals,” Clarke wrote in the email. “These have all informed my efforts to affect sustainable institutional change.” 
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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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Blindfolded discussion held to highlight diversity during Black History Month

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2020
By creating “Blindfolded Discussion,” the duo presented Stony Brook students with the opportunity to discuss the importance of black history and its impact on society.
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Professor and Author Robert Chase MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

History Professor Robert Chase takes on forced prison labor in new book

Matthew Yan February 7, 2020
Power, race, rape and the carceral system are the pillars of Stony Brook Associate Professor Robert Chase’s new book, “We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America.”
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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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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