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Stony Brooks partnership with HeForShe brings optimism, controversy

Stony Brook’s partnership with HeForShe brings optimism, controversy

Jill Ryan and Brittany Tesoriero September 18, 2015
One year after the launch of HeForShe, a campaign started by U.N. Women, Stony Brook has solidified its partnership with the campaign.
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Construction on new dorm building on John S. Toll Drive at Stony Brook University began in June. The new housing will add 759 beds to accommodate more students. (HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN)

Students share thoughts on dorm living at Stony Brook

Jasmine Blennau July 18, 2014
When freshmen apply for housing, they are divided into quads based on areas of interest called Undergraduate Colleges (UGCs). The purpose is to bring together students who share similar interests.
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Midsemester evaluations scrapped due to lack of responses

Ryan Wolf April 24, 2014
The Division of Information Technology eliminated midsemester evaluations due to complaints from students and faculty.
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Considering the quads as Greek gods

Tejen Shah April 3, 2014
To say Stony Brook University’s campus is diverse is somewhat of an understatement. Our students come from all walks of life; they come from different races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations and not to mention have extremely varied personalities. Knowing this, wouldn’t it be neat if someone classified all these people? Maybe by giving each quad a distinct, defining characteristic? Or even better, an actual character? How about some of the most famous characters of all: the Greek Gods.
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Support from administration fuels activist groups on campus

Keith Olsen November 12, 2013
However surprising it might be to the current students of Stony Brook University, our campus was once such an active base of operations for left-leaning political causes that many considered it the “Berkeley of the East.” After the end of the Vietnam War and the demonization of liberal ideals that came with Carter’s defeat, the political activity at the university quickly lost this identity. While liberal causes have continued to have a fairly muted presence on campus, the new drive toward allowing males who have had sex with other males to donate blood calls back to years past when students truly cared enough to change the world.
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Stereotypes abound in the Undergraduate College system

Sophie Carr September 26, 2013
Once a student selects an Undergraduate College based on their compatibility with said college’s philosophy, they are officially branded with these characteristics for the rest of their enrollment. This can be a bit problematic since it principally minimizes an entire group of people to one specific set of traits.
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