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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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Interior Chinatown: National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

“Interior Chinatown:” National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

Michelle Chen October 24, 2021
National Book Award winner Charles Yu discussed his book “Interior Chinatown” in a Q&A moderated by Associate Professor Nerissa Balce at the Staller Center Recital Hall on Oct. 6 as part of the 2021 One Book, One Community program. 
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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

Stony Brook students of color recognize lack of representation in faculty

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro October 10, 2021
While the majority of the student body is composed of people from various ethnic and racial communities, the staff and faculty do not reflect the diversity the school is so well known for.
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The official cover of Marvel Studios, Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings. 
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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” review

Sydney Riddle September 22, 2021
If you are looking for a visually stunning movie that has action and comedy, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” would be a great addition to your must-see list. 
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Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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People of different ages, gender, and race holding hands. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Of course diversity matters

Genie Ruzicka May 4, 2018
It is not realistic to have a New York City filled with only white people or to go to work and only interact with straight, cis people.
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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

Does diversity really matter?

Diva Dotson April 29, 2018
If Stony Brook really cares about diversity, then we should hear more about European culture.
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