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The Humanities building on Stony Brook Universitys campus is home to the European Languages department, a program that has been cosolidated along with two others in lieu of budget cuts. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: STEM to STEAM

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth April 15, 2023
High school graduates face a plethora of tough decisions when arriving at their chosen university. At the top of the list: what should I major in?
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Science and Humanities at Stony Brook collide in new club Artists in Medicine

Melanie Navarro October 2, 2020
Founded this year, a new club at Stony Brook University called Artists in Medicine wants to use students’ artistic abilities to construct creative projects. Their goal is to combine the arts and sciences in a simplified and informative way. 
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Lack of minor programs is a major problem at SBU

Xenia Gonikberg March 8, 2020
There aren’t enough options for students, plain and simple. We should be able to pursue what we want without having to declare these subjects as majors and adding the stress of wondering if they will fit in our already hectic schedules.
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History-related careers begin to bounce back

Sam Lauria March 8, 2020
Since the recession of 2008, the number of students looking to pursue careers in the humanities, specifically history, has decreased. According to occupational employment statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor, 3,700 people were employed as historians in 2008.
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Presidential Search Committee outlines expectations for incoming president

Brianne Ledda October 24, 2019
The Presidential Search Commitee detailed in a position profile their expectations for the next Stony Brook University president.
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President Samuel L. Stanley speaking at his farewell reception. Stony Brook held the reception on June 25, 2019. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook says farewell to President Stanley

Samantha Robinson June 30, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a farewell reception for President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. on Tuesday, June 25. Stanley, who announced his departure from the university on Tuesday, May 28, will be assuming the position of President at Michigan State University in August.
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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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Students gather in the academic mall to protest the suspension of admission to the theater department in 2017. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

The humanities should continue to be appreciated more at Stony Brook

Maya Brown February 2, 2019
All majors should be treated with equal respect and be given the same opportunities.
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Demonstrators during the student-organized March for Our Lives at Stony Brook on March 28. The march came four days after the worldwide March for Our Lives.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students march for gun control, disarmed UPD

Mike Adams March 31, 2018
Stony Brook student activists and political leaders from various groups joined together to demand gun control reform in a march on campus Wednesday, March 28.
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Diversity town hall.  GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

The Stony Brook administration should take a timeout

Bryan Carroll November 26, 2017
A day of metanoia might be in order. A day of reflection, learning, sharing and transformation focused around important issues confronting our Stony Brook community.
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Stony Brook students and adjuncts rally to save adjunct jobs in the universitys Writing and Rhetoric program on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 outside of the Humanities Building. GARY GHAYRAT/ STATESMAN FILE

Students and adjuncts rally to save writing

Gary Ghayrat, Aleeza Kazmi, and Dorothy Mai November 17, 2017
Stony Brook students and adjuncts rally to save adjunct jobs in the university's Writing and Rhetoric program on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Due to a budget deficit of $35 million, nearly half of the program's adjuncts have been let go and will not return for the Spring 2018 semester.
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Dr. Lori Flores was the keynote speaker at last years Hispanic Heritage month opening ceremony. SKYLER GILBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Don’t just show up for rallies, support small events too

Andrew Goldstein September 10, 2017
We are taught to be active players in the world of careers, rising up the ranks to achieve our vision of success. Our approach to activism should be the same.
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