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The Trump administration’s travel ban chooses Africans as their next target

Maya Brown February 23, 2020
[Trump's] ill-conceived notions about these countries is reflected in racist policies like the travel ban. The way he refers to them also demonstrates the little amount of respect he has for countries that may not be as developed as America.
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Refugees at the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda. The camp, which opened Feb. 2017, sits near the countrys northern border with South Sudan and houses more than 120,000 refugees. UNMISS/FLICKR VIA CC BY NC ND 2.0

Stony Brook students connect with refugees in Uganda through text

Mike Adams February 18, 2018
Sophomore political science and sociology major Andrew Bearkland has been forming a friendship with a refugee halfway around the world since last semester as part of a professor’s ambitious correspondence project.
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Stony Brook University students attend the March for Unity at the SAC Plaza on Feb. 1. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

University Senate passes resolution aimed at protecting immigrants on campus

Desiree D'Iorio February 12, 2017
The University Senate passed a resolution on Feb. 6 calling on Stony Brook University’s administration to adopt several policies aimed at protecting university community members who are undocumented immigrants.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Dec. 2012. GULBENK/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Immigration lawyers educate students on Muslim travel ban

Jill Ryan February 2, 2017
The State Department has stated visas from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be revoked.
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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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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

More support for diversity

Andrew Goldstein January 29, 2017
Stony Brook has taken too long to issue a statement about President Trump's travel ban and the detention of a student.
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GSO president reportedly detained at JFK under travel ban

Mahreen Khan January 29, 2017
Stony Brook graduate student and GSO President Vahideh Rasekhi was reportedly detained at JFK International Airport on Saturday under President Donald Trump’s executive order.
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Ann Curry talks about journalism for the next generation

Ann Curry talks about journalism for the next generation

Kelly Saberi March 16, 2015
SBU hosted Ann Curry, the Emmy-winning international news correspondent and former anchor for NBC, for a Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 10.
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How the United States handles Ebola.

Ebola: only a problem because it has reached us

Jacqualine Ng October 14, 2014
Ebola is a highly contagious viral disease that has been in Africa since 1976. Yes, that is right, Ebola has been a problem in the world for almost forty years now.
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SB nurse educates African midwives

Michael Ruiz March 11, 2013

Lisa Clark, a nurse practitioner at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, had planned to be in Khartoum, Sudan this past October to train nurses and midwives on how to provide life-saving...

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