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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSTY

G/P/NC: Implications for student success

Fotis Sotiropoulos October 27, 2020
#OPINIONS With the added stress of an ongoing pandemic, many students have asked me, “Why doesn’t Stony Brook simply extend the P/NC (pass/no-credit) policy that was available in Spring 2020?”
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Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Sam Lauria September 8, 2019
After taking a difficult exam, students are relieved to hear that their professor is curving their test grades. Test curves are a method in which a teacher adjusts the average score of an exam by moving students’ grades up a few points or even an entire letter grade.
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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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Top jobs for college dropouts

Top jobs for college dropouts

Michael Kohut April 3, 2016
For the 41 percent of students who never graduate college, negative stigmas are plenty and prospects for success are few. Or are they? It depends on how you define “success.”
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