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The state of campus diversity and inclusivity efforts — where do we go from here?

Sarah Chaudhry February 25, 2024

Stony Brook University has made several strides toward diversifying its campus and promoting inclusivity in recent years. According to Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity...

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Stony Brook desperately needs to improve course selection

Vinod Kripalani September 24, 2023
Throughout my time at Stony Brook, I’ve strived to achieve academic success and have enjoyed my experiences. However, one issue has continued to pester me each time I plan my class schedule in anticipation for the upcoming semester: course selection.
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The burden on international SBU students is synchronous

Chris Cumella January 14, 2021
Synchronous courses have posed a challenge for international students, forcing them to adopt schedules that result in irregular sleep patterns.
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When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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SBU introduces new diversity requirement with a goal to foster inclusiveness

SBU introduces new diversity requirement with a goal to foster inclusiveness

Maya Brown September 8, 2019
A new Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) requirement was added this semester: Respect Diversity and Foster Inclusiveness (DIV).
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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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Lynda.com student subscription ends at Stony Brook

Courtney Murphy September 24, 2017
The university’s subscription to Lynda.com ended on July 8, 2017, after a series of surveys conducted by TLT reported that only two to six percent of students actually used its services.
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Cuomo is looking too mandate experiential learning, like internships and research, in order for students to graduate. Over 60 SUNY institutions would be affected by this plan. 
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Cuomo pushes for experiential learning as graduation requirement

Daniel Moloney February 20, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for experiential learning as a new graduation requirement for all SUNY students in his proposed SUNY budget for next year.
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D.E.C. Curriculum overhaul targets incoming class

Rachel Siford April 10, 2014
The university will throw out the Diversified Education Curriculum (D.E.C.) we have all grown accustomed to starting next fall and replace it with the new “Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC).”
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Curriculum changes streamline new student degree requirements

Sandhiya Kannan April 3, 2014
To earn a degree from Stony Brook University, students need not only meet the requirements of his or her major but also those of the Diversified Education Curriculum, the purpose of which is to provide students with a general, well-rounded education to complement the narrower and more specialized focus of majors and minors offered. But for those new SBU students beginning their college career in fall 2014, the system is different.
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President Stanley’s State of the University Address reveals improvements for Stony Brook

Ryan Wolf September 25, 2013
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley kicked off the 2013 Stony Brook Convocation today with its main event, the State of the University Address, Stanley’s fifth. After looking back at last year’s accomplishments and the university’s future plans, Stanley stated that “the State of the University in 2013...is strong.”
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Campus briefing: possible food pantry, new DECs

Kelly Zegers March 25, 2013

At the March 14 USG Senate meeting, Casey McGloin of the Graduate Program of Public Health, and the School of Health, Technology, and Management brought attention to a possible student food insecurity...

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