#OPINION Gerta Mullacori, a junior studying biology at Stony Brook University, recounts how the last five months have affected her life as a New Yorker. She also details how the COVID-19 pandemic changed her neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens.
Dr. Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author and educator, spoke as part of the University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 28. During the lecture, Cobb discussed microaggressions and the pursuit of equity in the U.S.
Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.
I asked if a wheelchair was provided, as requested in my accommodation email, to which I was told no one made sure I would have one. When I asked who is responsible for accommodations, I was told they didn’t know.