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Depp v. Heard confirms that society loves creating a court of public opinion

Benjamin Joffe June 26, 2022
This opinion isn’t about the Depp v. Heard trial. It’s about the endless coverage and what that can do to a court case.
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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Stanley said Stony Brook is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium despite petition. 

President Stanley to leave for Michigan State University

Maya Brown and Brianne Ledda May 28, 2019
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced that he will be leaving Stony Brook at the end of July in a campuswide email sent out on Tuesday, May 28.
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A visualization of rape accusations. A 2010 study of all sexual assault reported to a major Northeastern university over a 10-year period found that the prevalence of false allegations is between 2% and 10%. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Men who are falsely accused need more recognition

Gabby Pardo November 27, 2018
#HimToo is on the rise, aiming to raise awareness of men falsely accused of sexual assault.
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Stony Brook students say “Me Too”

Brianne Ledda March 2, 2018
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center for the #MeToo march hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
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Members of the Honor Guard line up prior to the start of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff change of responsibility ceremony, meanwhile, a former Green Beret was discharged for doing the responsible thing and stopping an Afghan Police Officer from raping a child. Photo Credit: Cherie A. Thurlby. (Released)

Why does standing up to child rape in the Army get you discharged?

Jonathon Kline October 6, 2015
A former Green Beret was involuntarily separated from the U.S. Army last month after he physically assaulted a Afghan Local Police commander who was raping a child for weeks.
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Seawolves unite to “Take Back the Night”

Kelly Saberi April 30, 2015
The Center for Womyn’s Concerns organizes the annual “Take Back The Night” event to raise awareness of sexual assault and abuse on campus.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged SUNY to pass a resolution outlining sexual assault prevention and response practices. (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)

SUNY approves sexual assault prevention resolution

The Statesman October 14, 2014
At Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s urging, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Friday, Oct. 2 to create a uniform set of prevention and response practices.
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