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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

What a botched public health response can teach us one year after COVID-19 hit the U.S.

Benjamin Joffe April 15, 2021
#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it's easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected. 
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Posters advertising to vote in the Center for Civic Justice. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice hosts community dialogue after Election Night

Niki Nassiri November 10, 2020
Stony Brook University’s Center for Civic Justice hosted a community dialogue titled "We Voted, Now What?" on Nov. 4 as the country held its breath for a second night in a row in anticipation of the election results.
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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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An FMRI scan of a brain. ERIK1980/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

SBU Professor developing new way to combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Joe McQueen January 19, 2020
Stony Brook University professor of Biomedical Engineering, Donghui Zhu, is working with the Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine to develop a new way to combat Alzheimer’s disease after securing a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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A conversation with composer Simon Taufique on “The Interpreters”

Melissa Azofeifa November 10, 2019
"The Interpreters” is a documentary that follows the lives of three interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq. Phillip Morris, Malik and Mujtaba represent over 50,000 local interpreters who helped U.S. soldiers on the ground communicate with locals and gather intel.
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The census omits Middle Eastern and North African identities

shakeb Zia October 23, 2019
With the 2020 Census approaching, many Americans will find themselves disappointed to see a new ethnic/racial category missing from the nation’s largest survey.
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New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

Fanni Frankl September 29, 2019
On Aug. 14, the Department of Homeland Security published the “Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” which can deny permanent residency status to immigrants if the government deems they are likely to become dependent on the United States’s public benefits.
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The Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan during her lecture in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Her talk was part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” lecture series. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Former NYT public editor weighs in on Trump media coverage

Mike Adams October 17, 2018
Since Trump became president, Sullivan said she is troubled by the frequency with which journalists covering the Trump White House publish anonymously-sourced stories, likening the thrill of an off-the-record exclusive to an addiction.
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The increased fee covers expenses in technology, transportation. JESUS PICHARDO/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY and President Stanley oppose removal of affirmative action guidelines

Gary Ghayrat July 21, 2018
The SUNY Board of Trustees said that it “resoundingly decries and opposes” the Trump administration’s removal of Obama-era school guidelines in a statement released on July 5.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Dec. 2012. GULBENK/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Trump administration sets new visa restrictions for Chinese students

Brianne Ledda June 23, 2018
The Trump administration, out of concern for national security, implemented measures shortening visas for Chinese graduate students looking to study aviation, robotics and advanced manufacturing from five years to one.
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Offshore oil and gas production contributes to America’s Energy Future.

SoMAS professors condemn offshore drilling at NYS Assembly hearing

Rebecca Liebson February 18, 2018
United by their fear of seeing Long Island’s South Shore devastated, a host of environmentalists and public officials gathered in Hauppauge to speak out against a Trump administration plan that would allow for oil exploration and drilling in the region.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX no more?

Genie Ruzicka September 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos has stated that Title IX protections are unfair to both survivors and those who have been “falsely accused.”
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