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Numbers and percentages often have a direct relationship. If you raised your grade on a 10-question quiz from 80 percent to 90 percent, it follows that the number of questions you answered correctly increased as well. On the contrary, direct variation may not be the case for colleges in the states. Mobility rates for low-income families at American universities have fallen drastically since the 2000s, according to an article published by The Atlantic. The magazine criticized top ranked colleges, including Stony Brook University, for decreasing its share of students from low-income households while increasing its share of students from high-income backgrounds. However, in January of 2017, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research ranked Stony Brook University among the top 10 nationwide colleges for creating paths of upward mobility. At first glance, these facts and figures may seem to clash. How can the university be rated highly for both opening…

Surveillance cameras within Stony Brook University Hospital have just captured a bewildering phenomenon involving University President Samuel L. Stanley early this morning. According to the footage recorded at 2:38 a.m., Stanley was shown downing vials of blood — donated from a campus blood drive last week. After consuming sixteen containers, he then proceeded to transform into a bat and flew out of a second story window, screaming “long live the Count!” An anonymous student released the footage on YouTube and within several hours the video has racked a whopping 3.6 million views. While the comment section for the post has been disabled, social media is ablaze with the news of Stanley’s supernatural activity. “Vampire President Stanley” is one of the hottest topics on Facebook, second only to “A.I. Dean Kopp.” The Stony Brook Press got the chance to speak with the original author of the YouTube video. For privacy’s sake,…

In the second episode of Unveiled, we are exploring the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and debunk many common myths about the place of undocumented immigrants in this country. We spoke to an undocumented Stony Brook University graduate, Edgar Samudio,  and an acclaimed Stony Brook professor, Tiffany D. Joseph, who specializes in immigration policy about controversies surrounding illegal immigration status and if we are becoming more or less divided as a nation. Click the photo above to stream the podcast now.

The end of the spring semester is the apex of the collegiate year. Countless all-nighters fueled by energy drinks and caffeine binges have led to this point. While you cram and cultivate all the information you can, only a few final exams stand between you and summer vibes. All students, those returning next fall and those moving on appreciate that three month hiatus where the brain can take some time off. It is meant to be a break, an opportunity for relaxation and regaining composure. For many at Stony Brook, it won’t be. On Friday, April 28, Sacha Kopp, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced that the Theatre Arts Department would be subject to widespread cuts in funding, becoming a service-only department. Current majors and minors will finish out their degrees, but no new students will be admitted, and many faculty members will be fired. The department…