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Festival of Lights in Student Activities Ballroom A on Dec. 4. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Festival of Lights Illuminates Stony Brook

Samantha Robinson December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University held its 19th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 4 to celebrate the holiday season.
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“Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center. MAYA BROWM/THE STATESMAN

SBU hosts its first ever diversity and inclusion conference

Maya Brown October 21, 2019
Stony Brook University (SBU) hosted its first “Ignite The Student Leader in You,” a seven-hour diversity and inclusion conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Student Activities Center.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SJP issues critique of Interfaith Center and SBU Muslim Chaplain

Rebecca Liebson May 5, 2018
Students for Justice in Palestine released a statement via Facebook which compared Zionists to Nazis and KKK members and criticized Stony Brook University's Interfaith Center's Muslim Chaplain for supporting their cause.
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Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

The Statesman December 31, 2015
2015 was filled with diverse cultural events, student activism, and athletic upsets for Stony Brook. Here are our editors' picks of some of the year's most influential moments
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Letter to the Editor: Administration a bigger disappointment than Horowitz

Letter to the Editor: Administration a bigger disappointment than Horowitz

Letter to the Editor May 5, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, I walked out of the notorious David Horowitz event on the brink of pulling out my hair in frustration.
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A woman holding a candle at a vigil for the Chapel Hill shooting victims in 2015. On March 26, 2019, Stony Brook students gathered for another vigil for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. HEATHER KHALIFA/ STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook community comes together for Chapel Hill shooting vigil

The Statesman February 18, 2015
The three smiling faces projected on a screen during the vigil on Tuesday for the UNC at Chapel Hill shooting did not belong to just the victims of a heinous crime.
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Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Kelly Zegers November 11, 2014
Destiny put Sister Sanaa Nadim on the second floor of Stony Brook’s Student Union, among the offices of the Interfaith Center.
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The Demographics Unit, a surveillance program run by the New York Police Department used to monitor Muslim communities following 9/11, has also affected Stony Brooks MSA. (PHOTO CREDIT : MCTCAMPUS)

MSA relieved as NYPD surveillance program comes to an end

Kelly Zegers May 1, 2014
Three students from SBU’s Muslim Student Association offered their reactions to the ending of the NYPD’s spying on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the subject.
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Halal food programs leave students hungry for more

Halal food programs leave students hungry for more

Chris Woods November 5, 2013
Changes to the Faculty Student Association’s halal offerings this semester have left some students struggling to find adequate food on campus. Following the recontracting of the Jasmine food court this fall, the court no longer has the proper facilities to prepare halal meals. Instead, it relies on sealed, prepackaged “Halal NY” sandwiches from the Union Commons.
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NYPD targeted Muslim students

Nelson Oliveira March 5, 2012
Mariam Shareef, a Muslim student at Stony Brook University, was born and raised in the United States and has only been to one other country — Switzerland.
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