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The Stony Brook University Administration Building on September 8th, 2018. EMMA HARRIS/ STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 cripples the SBU’s finances, causing hiring freezes and “systematic changes” to future budgets

Alek Lewis August 20, 2020
In an email to faculty and staff sent out on Aug. 12, President Maurie McInnis outlined the university's major financial issues. She also touched on how the administration plans to combat the deficit caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Business, Healthcare and Human Services job fair in 2019. MAYA BROWN/STATESMAN FILE

Working while attending college improves time management

Fanni Frankl October 27, 2019
In U.S. colleges, where 41.6% of students experience anxiety and 36.4% experience depression, the question of whether working while attending college full time is a choice that takes careful consideration.
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Stony Brook University students at graduation in 2010. Stony Brook students graduate May 24, 2019. STATESMAN FILE

The Onion Bagel: Congratulations graduates, get ready for the real world

Aaron San Jose May 5, 2019
Congrats Class of 2019, you’re done. The nightmares have stopped, you can sleep again.
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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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SBU will eliminate $18 million debt by 2021, Provost Bernstein says

Samantha Robinson November 7, 2018
Provost Michael Bernstein announces plan to balance budget. This plan is aiming to stabilize the budget within the next three years.
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Governor Cuomo. METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

New York State’s free tuition plan is flawed

Amanda Niemann April 29, 2018
However, 80 percent of the families living in areas near Poughkeepsie are eligible to receive aid from Excelsior, whereas only 55 percent of Long Island residing families are eligible for the same grant.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at the unveiling of the Second Avenue Subways 86th Street Station.   PATRICK CASHIN FOR THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

The Excelsior Scholarship: All that glitters is not gold

Scott Terwilliger September 24, 2017
The scholarship sounds like a dream come true for financially-disadvantaged students, but it only offers marginal benefits to recipients.
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Sorry, but big dreams wont pay big bills

Sorry, but big dreams won’t pay big bills

Michael Kohut April 28, 2016
Money will buy us food and a roof to sleep under after college. It’s not a sure thing that dreams will.
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NPR spurs discussion about finance with Family Matters

NPR spurs discussion about finance with “Family Matters”

Jessica Chin November 15, 2015
“Family Matters,” a discussion about families dealing with personal finances such as student loans, was presented by NPR at the Charles B. Wang Center theater on Nov. 12.
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Many students are taking out over $25,000 in loans, according to a recent poll of black and white graduates. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Survey shows debt gap among college graduates of different races

Samantha Mercado October 7, 2014
A recent survey by Gallup showed that 50 percent of black college graduates held more than $25,000 in student loan debt, compared to 34 percent of white graduates.
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(JOHN FEINBERG / THE STATESMAN)

Increase in tuition changing the culture of the student body

Simran Gupta February 18, 2014
Stony Brook University, formerly praised as one of the most affordable gems in the crown of public universities, has slowly been losing its luster as tuition fees continue to increase. In the midst of an economic recession, Stony Brook has experienced a series of budgetary problems that have ravaged through the SUNY system like an epidemic.
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Government shutdown nothing more than “playground politics”

Jeremy Kline October 15, 2013
So, imagine this: two groups of people are arguing about something. Neither side is willing to concede anything to the other side, let alone try to reach a compromise. They won’t even meet with the other group of people because they are so entrenched in their own opinions. Does this sound like what you might find on an elementary school playground? Yes, it does. It’s also what is currently happening in the government of one of the most powerful nations on the face of this Earth.
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