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Students and faculty gather in the administration building to protest the suspension of various humanities programs in 2017. Three history professors will be retiring next year and there are no current replacements for their positions. CAROLINE PARKER/STATESMAN FILE

The history department’s problems are about to get a lot worse

Aaron San Jose March 10, 2019
There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about the death of humanities in colleges over the last couple of years. Obviously, Stony Brook is no exception to the trend, but things are about to get a lot worse in the history department.
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The Humanities building on Stony Brook Universitys campus is home to the European Languages department, a program that has been cosolidated along with two others in lieu of budget cuts. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Students respond to controversial Humanities cuts

Caroline Parker July 27, 2017
The proposed cuts to humanities programs at Stony Brook University are now official, according to a June 22 email from Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
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Students and faculty gather in the administration building to protest the suspension of various humanities programs in 2017. Three history professors will be retiring next year and there are no current replacements for their positions. CAROLINE PARKER/STATESMAN FILE

Students rally against proposed academic cuts

Caroline Parker May 12, 2017
Protesters brandished handmade signs including phrases such as “#farbehind,” “Think Don’t Shrink The Humanities,” and “Hispanic Studies, More Than Languages.”
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