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The outside of the  engineering building. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a new dean, Fotis Sotiropolous. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences appoints new dean of diversity and outreach

Meenu Johnkutty October 26, 2019
Hiring Dr. Monica Bugallo to be the new Dean of Diversity and Outreach in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was a “no brainer,” Fotis Sotiropolous, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said.
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Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Cindy Mizaku October 6, 2019
Stephanie Kelton, professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and economic advisor to Bernie Sanders, is a leading figure in the rising economic movement called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
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Professor Stephanie Kelton  NOOR LONE/STATESMAN FILE

Presidential Lecture Series: Professor Stephanie Kelton debunks the national debt

Lisseth Aguilar October 17, 2018
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.
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Blogger Tim Urban at a TED Conference on Dec. 3, 2016. TED CONFERENCE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

Don’t always treat yo self

Emily Benson April 29, 2017
Finally opened that Word document with instructions to that 10 page paper? Yeah, you can go get Chipotle.
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Planners, online and physical, are ways people keep track on their schedule and time. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Gambling our time away

Saffi Hadi April 23, 2017
When choosing how to spend your time, the constraint on information is tight and you can’t minimize your losses, so I am sorry to inform you but you’re a gambler.
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New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg speaks at the Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence in 2013. FISHERCOE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Sending your life into an identity loop

Saffi Hadi March 26, 2017
How do we explain when students (*cough* me *cough*) sleep an extra half hour knowing they’ll be late for class?
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Gianna Toboni, left, with Kai Shappley, right. Shappley is a transgender 5-year-old who spoke to Toboni for the VICE episode Trans Youth that airs tomorrow at 11pm. PHOTO COURTESY OF HBO

HBO’s ‘VICE’ returns with its fifth season

Thomas James March 2, 2017
"VICE," the Emmy Award-winning news program, has returned to HBO with its fifth season.
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Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Christopher Leelum March 29, 2016
Considering the most common criticism of the major — “What can you do in the real world with a philosophy degree?” — I have a lot of clearing up to do.
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Harriman hall was the most recent building on campus to suffer a loos of power.MANJU SHIVACHARAN/THE STATESMAN

Low interest rates: business majors lack interest in their field

Christopher Leelum October 21, 2014
According to a recent Gallup poll, students who pursue the most popular field in college in the U.S. are not too happy.
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