Aaron Watkins identifies as a super senior and sociology major, and is participating in No Shave November for the 2nd time. “Generally I hate facial hair, but it’s been brutally cold and it keeps my face warm.” Photo by Heather Khalifa.
If you have seen an excess number of scruffy men this month, it turns out it is not because they are lazy, or suddenly turning hipster. The laziness factor may be a slight part of it, but the real reason behind the hairiness is much more honorable than that. The actual reason is to raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer.
Jim Fiore, the former Stony Brook athletics director, left the position this November without an explanation from Stony Brook University. He will be paid the $800,000 owed to him by the school through his contract. (NELSON OLIVEIRA / THE STATESMAN)
The main man behind the biggest controversy at Stony Brook in a few years is former Athletic Director Jim Fiore. He was bought out Tuesday night by the school for $800,000, covering the remaining 31 months on his contract. There are many speculations as to the rationale behind his firing, but none have been confirmed yet.
With the sudden chaos developing in Stony Brook Athletics, the department has turned to Donna Woodruff to serve as the Interim Director of Athletics, following Jim Fiore’s firing. If you have ever been to a sporting event on campus, you know who Fiore is: the fiery, intense guy you picture representing the department. But who is Donna Woodruff, and what will she bring to Stony Brook Athletics?
Jim Fiore, Stony Brook Athletic Director (Right), leaves the university. (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)
Stony Brook Athletic Director Jim Fiore is leaving the school, according to a release from the school Tuesday night. According to the press release, Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Woodruff will serve as the Interim Athletic Director, as they look for a replacement.
Students protest the closing of SUNy Southampton in September 2011. Now, another controversy surrounds the campus, which is being sued by environmental groups for violating three different federal laws. (ERIKA KARP / THE STATESMAN)
Parking enforcement is out in full force during the first week of classes. Parking tickets were given most frequently during the first two weeks of last semester, including 398 on the first day of classes last fall. This was over five times the number of tickets given on an average day during the year, according to the university parking records.
Arts & Entertainment
With the holiday season upon us, it is time to take a step back and look at the broad selection of games to gift, get and sink time into over the winter break. There have been hundreds of releases this year, not including the various bits of downloadable content (DLC) that have expanded popular titles.
Kaitlin Costello had 14 kills and 15 digs while Hailee Herc had 11 digs on Senior Night for the Stony Brook Women’s Volleyball team. They fell to Yale 3-1 Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Last year, the Stony Brook wrestling team took the big step of finishing sixth in there conference, and establishing themselves as one of the top club teams on campus. Now, just one month into their second season, they find themselves ranked 18th in the latest National Collegiate Wrestling Association coaches’ poll.
This Sunday afternoon, the Stony Brook Seawolves Men’s Basketball team hosted the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in a clash of two Long Island colleges. The Seawolves, 5-2 on the season, looked to extend their 13 game home winning streak. St. Francis threatened to be a formidable foe, with a 4-3 season including wins against last year’s ACC champion Miami Hurricanes.