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Elect Her: Stony Brook women show how they win

Sara Sonnack March 12, 2012
Kathleen Rice grew up as one of 10 siblings. Today she is the Nassau County District Attorney.
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Academic excellence and success fall fee reversed

Sara Sonnack December 17, 2011

In a sudden reversal, the  Academic Excellence and Success fee will not be charged for the fall 2011 semester but will be for the spring semester, according to a message to all students on SOLAR early...

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Richard Gatteau found his place at the Brook

Sara Sonnack November 26, 2011

On a Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Richard Gatteau places his cup of tea on a counter and then assumes a push-up position, asking someone to hold his feet up in the air as he demonstrates for a few members...

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College may be “best six years” of your life

Sara Sonnack November 26, 2011

Derrick Lugo came into Stony Brook University as a mechanical engineering major, but in his sophomore year, he changed his major to computer science. His decision to change majors not only cost him a change...

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A variety of fears for a variety of reasons

Sara Sonnack October 31, 2011

Every time Anita Maier goes to the doctor and gets a shot, she faints. The reason? Her fear of needles, which she said she has had all her life. Even watching a movie that has a scene with a needle in...

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Staff members get advice on how to advise students

Sara Sonnack October 23, 2011

Every Wednesday morning, some staff, administrators, and faculty can be seen participating in a class of their own designed to make sure that students get the best academic advising they can. The...

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Six SUNY schools showcase their skills at SBU

Sara Sonnack October 8, 2011

The State University of New York's Regional Campus Showcase kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the Long Island region and was hosted at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. The showcase is...

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Bridging the gap to helping students

Sara Sonnack September 30, 2011

Stephanie Sampayo missed six weeks of school her first year at Stony Brook University due to complications when she had her tonsils removed. Missing all that school caused her grade point average to suffer...

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“Do I Look Illegal to you?”

Sara Sonnack September 24, 2011

Amid all the splendor of Wolfstock, one student group gathered in the SAC Plaza holding cardboard signs challenging passerby’s with one question: Do I look illegal to you? The Social Justice Alliance,...

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John S. Toll: The president who built this campus

John S. Toll: The president who built this campus

Sara Sonnack September 14, 2011
Energy, determination and drive. Those were just a few of the words used to describe John S. Toll, the second president of Stony Brook University, who passed away on July 15 due to natural causes. To his friends though, he was just 'Johnny.'
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Gov. Andrew Cuomos plan for SUNY2020 will mean an increase in tuition every year for the next five years, and will provide funds for campus construction and financial aid.

Tuition Hikes Monitored from SUNY 2020

Sara Sonnack August 30, 2011

State University of New York and City University of New York campuses will have an increase in tuition every year for the next five years after Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Dem.) signed the NYSUNY 2020 bill into...

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Intro to the Intros: What introductory classes to take

Sara Sonnack July 26, 2011

Unlike Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence in “Boy Meets World,” when you walk into your first college class, chances are your favorite teacher from high school won’t be your professor, and there...

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