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The murky history behind Coca-Cola’s return to campus

Bryan Carroll August 23, 2018
The decision to change from Pepsi to Coke products seems to have been made without student input and has failed to take into account the convoluted history of Coca-Cola products on campus.
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Some college students find balancing studying and socializing difficult. WOHANI/FLICKR CC BY 2.0

PSA: Textbooks are not taxed

Bryan Carroll February 9, 2018
While the operator of the campus store will change to Follett Corporation in the coming weeks, other things will stay the same in terms of the overall buying experience for textbooks on campus. Textbooks and course materials in New York are still exempt from sales tax.
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Stony Brook University graduate students in a meeting.ANUSHA MOOKHERJEE/THE STATESMAN

The Graduate Student Organization should conduct open meetings

Bryan Carroll January 21, 2018
The Executive Committee of the Graduate Student Organization should take certain actions that would remedy this in the future and invite more participation from graduate students.
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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,

Invest in the Alumni Association

Bryan Carroll December 7, 2017
I wonder, if the current 136,000 alums of Stony Brook were given an opportunity to invest in their college and by extension their future selves as Alumni while they were still students, would they?
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President Donald J. Trump speaking at the 2013 CPAC. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

A flat tax would hurt all graduate students

Bryan Carroll December 3, 2017
This weekend saw a blistering condemnation from the GSO and the USG in a joint statement that discussed the impact of tax reforms the affordability of higher education if this legislation gets signed by the President.
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Diversity town hall.  GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

The Stony Brook administration should take a timeout

Bryan Carroll November 26, 2017
A day of metanoia might be in order. A day of reflection, learning, sharing and transformation focused around important issues confronting our Stony Brook community.
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President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. gives his annual State of the University address on Wednesday, Sept. 27. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the Editor: Could the Stanley administration take a cue from a New England basketball coach?

Bryan Carroll October 11, 2017
For every million that Stony Brook spent, Stanley received $319.
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