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An image of distinguished professor and artist Howardina Pindell while displying her first exhibition at Stony Brook University in 1980. In her 41 year-tenure, the school has developed to become one of the most diverse in the nation. Tim Giorlando/THE STATESMAN

Diversity at Stony Brook University 41 years after being called a “racist school”

Mariam Guirgis February 19, 2023
In the 1980s, a Black professor at Stony Brook was the victim of a hate crime in her campus office. Forty-one years later, students and faculty members are reflecting on whether discrimination on campus has changed.
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A picture of Sydney Bush (left) and Jay-Len McLean (right). Both were recently awarded with the 2021 Alexandra Korry Scholarship from the Harlem Educational Activities Foundation (HEAF).  Photos Courtesy of Sydney Bush and Jay-Len McLean

Two SBU students receive HEAF Alexandra Korry Scholarship

Sonya Gugliara June 16, 2022
Two Stony Brook students, rising senior Sydney Bush and rising junior Jay-Len McLean, were named Alexandra Korry Scholarship recipients by the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF).
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A pair of game worn Air Jordan 1s signed by Michael Jordan himself. Gentrification within the sneaker community has made it hard for those to enjoy fashion that had been previously more accessible.Jordan Geller/CC BY-SA 4.0

It’s getting harder to ‘be like Mike’: The gentrification of sneaker culture

Amaya McDonald April 17, 2022
Air Jordans, along with other popular sneaker collections, have become a staple in hip-hop culture. Like most assets of Black culture that have been appropriated and labeled as trends in American pop culture, sneakers have become “gentrified.”
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