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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU needs to update Degreeworks

Minal Chawla September 26, 2020
#OPINION: Students are unsatisfied with the lack of up-to-date information on Degreeworks. The web-based advising tool allows students to see which major, minor, specialization and general education requirements have been fulfilled.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG urges students to participate in annual Higher Education Action Day

Maya Brown February 18, 2020
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff from both the SUNY and CUNY systems are expected to meet with New York legislators to ask for more funding on Higher Education Action Day.
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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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Interim President Michael Bernstein gives his first address to the university on Wednesday, Oct. 16.EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Interim President delivers university address

Samantha Robinson and Brianne Ledda October 19, 2019
Interim President Michael Bernstein reflected on the progress Stony Brook University has made in the past year during his first address to the university on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
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When financial aid gets in the way of education

When financial aid gets in the way of education

Cindy Mizaku May 5, 2019
In Fall 2017, I started my first semester at Stony Brook University on the pre-med track. Like many undergraduate students on similar paths, I rely on financial aid to pay for college.
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A map of the Congressional Districts in downstate New York.KELVINSONG/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC0

New York’s 1st congressional district candidate talks tax reform

Luis Sanchez December 3, 2017
During his visit, Gershon repeatedly stated that the bill is not a tax cut for the middle class. “If you want a middle class tax cut, let’s have a middle class tax cut. But don’t pretend that a corporate giveaway is a middle class tax cut,” he said.
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A woman casts her vote in 2010. The advantages to voting NO on the convention. BECKY MCCRAY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Campus perspectives: vote NO on Constitutional Convention

Tyler Muzio November 4, 2017
Because I care so much about these issues, I cannot support a constitutional convention.
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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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The Excelsior Scholarship will offer applicants with a household income of less than $100,000 free tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools. This could make securing a spot at Stony Brook University harder in the future. PHOTO CREDIT: GOVERNOR CUOMOS OFFICE

New Yorkers await the effects of Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship

Rebecca Liebson August 8, 2017
Despite being met with mixed reactions when it was first proposed in January, over 75,000 students have applied for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $87 million “free tuition” program ahead of the July 21 deadline.
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