Anna Lubitz is well known on campus. She is President of the Pre-Veterinary Society. She ran for Homecoming queen last year. She was a member of The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching band and sang the National Anthem at sporting events. Her mother works in President Stanley’s office.
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.
More than 800,000 international students matriculated last year to colleges and universities in the United States, and the percentage of these students who are here on exchange trips has increased. On the other end of the spectrum, the number of American students doing their studies abroad has also risen over the years.
Joint research between Stony Brook University and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) into the chemical reactions behind large-scale mulching contaminating groundwater could heavily affect the future of composting on Long Island, specifically in relation to an announced food waste processing plant.
A recent survey conducted by Kaplan showed that the percentage of college admissions officers who agreed to do so is higher than ever before at 31 percent. Stony Brook University claims it would be impossible to look into applicants’ social media due to the large amount of applications they receive.
Recently, Under the Microscope reported on work being done in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior on neurogenesis, or the birth of new neurons. Work on this subject is also taking place in the Psychology Department in the lab of Alice Powers. Her studies come with a twist. While many in the neurogenesis field study mice, rats or primates, Dr. Powers studies turtles.
Introduced as the brave and persistent man who could “save the Republican party from itself,” openly gay conservative Jimmy LaSalvia spoke to students on Wednesday night about the future of his party.
He called for a new conservative coalition of youth to take over with conservative ideals using a “live and let live” ideology.