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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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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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The Graduate School, located in the old Computer Science building.EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Former grad student files new complaint in lawsuit against university

Brianne Ledda August 25, 2019
On Aug. 19, Danielle Sutton objected to a motion from the university in a letter to dismiss her amended complaint, filed April 15, against the university, two faculty members and former university president Samuel Stanley.
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A poster advertising Diguo used as evidence in Jin’s lawsuit. Translation: “Diguo Edu is Located in Manhattan integrating New York’s decades of quality education resources and focusing on serving US undergraduate students to apply for a master’s degree. We have created a unique system of estimating admission rate from the perspective of the admissions officer, no payment until being admitted and double compensation if not satisfied. Our work is based on quality innovation, which won perfect reputation from the market. We have long term cooperation with foundations from prestigious schools. The application process is handled by former admission officer. Many private prestigious schools will focus on the students assessed, selected, counseled and recommended by Diguo Edu. Diguo Edu is the only American high end company who can guarantee 100%  client satisfaction rate and 100% admission rate from NYU and Columbia University.” PUBLIC DOMAIN

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese international students caught up in admissions fraud scam

Rebecca Liebson and Xueying Luo October 4, 2018
An investigation by The Statesman found that at least seven students were expelled for submitting falsified Stony Brook transcripts in their graduate school applications.
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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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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,
 MANJU SHIVACHARAN/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m not returning to Stony Brook University

Chris Stubenrauch January 21, 2018
I truly feel terrible for the incoming graduate students that don't know they're being lied to.
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Graduate student work hours cut to save university money

Jonathon Kline October 16, 2014
Over the semester, the SUNY system has limited almost all of its graduate students to only working up to 29 hours a week so that they will not be considered “full time” workers.
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National Institues of Health grant awarded to Center for Inclusive Education

Sandhiya Kannan October 15, 2014
The National Institutes of Health awarded SBU's Center for Inclusive Education a $1.4 million grant to aide students from under-represented minorities in completing degrees in biomedical sciences.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: STONYBROOK.EDU)

SBU helps students learn the ins and outs of the film business

Krysten Massa August 25, 2014
Stony Brook University has teamed up with Christine Vachon, American film producer of close to 80 films, including the award-winning independent romantic drama “Boys Don’t Cry,” to create a new graduate film program.
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Stony Brook University graduate students in a meeting.ANUSHA MOOKHERJEE/THE STATESMAN

#gradschoolproblems: Graduate students in need of a more competitive salary

The Statesman May 15, 2014
It is an exciting time at Stony Brook University. With the SUNY 2020 and Project 50 Forward initiatives coupled with the transformative Simons gift, Stony Brook is poised to grow by leaps and bounds.
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(NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

Graduate school applications from Indian students on the rise

Ryan Wolf March 27, 2014
Graduate school applications from Indian students are on the rise nationally and at Stony Brook University. According to the New York Times, Graduate Record Examinations in India increased 70 percent in 2013 and applications to American graduate schools increased 22 percent in 2013.
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