The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has made non-Black Americans more aware of an ongoing discussion within the Black community regarding the use of the terms “Black” versus “African American.”
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online,” Robert Chase, a history professor, said. “I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
Dr. Jarvis Watson, the assistant dean for multicultural affairs, sat in his almost cleared-out office in the Student Activities Center and reflected on his 14-year professional career at Stony Brook University.
The Center for Civic Justice had a single mission before Nov. 3 — to get students to vote. The center provides services and support that empowers students to contribute to their community. Voting during elections allows students to do so.
Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who was accused and convicted of a Central Park sexual assault, spoke at Stony Brook University about a wide range of issues, including racial inequality in the American justice system, on Oct. 27.
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
After three years of renovations and about $63.4 million spent, the new Union opened on campus this fall semester. The Union features three levels of newly designated areas including an office for the Center of Civic Justice, club space and an e-sports facility.
SBU libraries & DoIT launch the Laptop Loan Program giving students 30 day access to laptops. Arts & culture profile author and SBU alum Stephanie Hayman. Opinions published pieces on the presidential debate and on Brookhaven Landfill’s expansion.
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.