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Defaults in student loans begin to drop nationally

Defaults in student loans begin to drop nationally

Ryan Wolf October 23, 2014
Student loan default rates have fallen across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education, marking the first time in seven years that the rates have decreased.
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.
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NYSUNY2020 grant program raises Stony Brook student tuition

Ryan Wolf August 26, 2014
For the 2014-2015 school year, both in-state and out-of-state students at Stony Brook University will see increases in their academic tuition.
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Biotechnology startups receive $100,000 each in grants

Ryan Wolf July 18, 2014
PolyNova and Traverse Biosciences, two Stony Brook University biotechnology startup companies, have received matching grants of $50,000 from both Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund.
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Pedestrian safety prompts speed limit change on Nicolls Road

Ryan Wolf May 8, 2014
Drivers and pedestrians alike received a surprise when Stony Brook University announced a recent change to a 45 mph speed limit from 55 mph on Nicolls Road between South Entrance and Route 25A.
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Midsemester evaluations scrapped due to lack of responses

Ryan Wolf April 24, 2014
The Division of Information Technology eliminated midsemester evaluations due to complaints from students and faculty.
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Stony Brook looks to curtail goose-related inconveniences

Ryan Wolf April 1, 2014
After years of goose fecal matter dotting campus and birds walking across streets, Stony Brook University is taking measures to remove the estimated 360 Canada geese that have made the campus home for the past several years.
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Graduate school applications from Indian students on the rise

Ryan Wolf March 27, 2014
Graduate school applications from Indian students are on the rise nationally and at Stony Brook University. According to the New York Times, Graduate Record Examinations in India increased 70 percent in 2013 and applications to American graduate schools increased 22 percent in 2013.
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Somali official aims to provide an updated view

Ryan Wolf March 4, 2014
For many, mention of Somalia conjures images of piracy and movies like “Captain Phillips.” Somali diplomat Awale Kullane, however, tried to present a more intricate perspective at a recent event hosted by the College of Leadership and Service.
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Few health exchange plans accepted at SB Hospital

Ryan Wolf February 25, 2014
Stony Brook University Hospital will currently accept only one plan on the New York state health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act after reaching agreeable terms with just one company.
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Stony Brook to renew accreditation status

Ryan Wolf February 25, 2014
Stony Brook University is seeking reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), so from March 29 to April 2, an 11-member peer review team will be on campus to make the determination.
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Children’s education program hopes to continue success

Ryan Wolf February 18, 2014
This summer, Stony Brook University students will travel to Wyandanch, Long Island with the hopes of helping children in poverty-stricken neighborhoods to increase their interest in learning.
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USG appoints graduate student as interim administrative director

Ryan Wolf February 4, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government, while continuing its search for a new administrative director, has appointed graduate student Thomas Kirnbauer to the position.
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