When New York University Junior Alana Taylor wrote an opinionated article about her journalism class and the current digital revolution, she hoped that it would spark dialogue and propose solutions among her readers. Little did she know that her article would light a fire to a controversial debate of media ethics and create waves in the giant ocean of the blogosphere.
In a report released by Stony Brook’s Center for Regional Policy Studies on August 5, it was announced that the university has an annual economic impact of nearly $5 billion dollars on the Long Island economy.
On the afternoon of September 15, about 150 research assistants, students, elected officials and union members gathered in the SAC auditorium to rally for research assistants’ right to unionize.
Katie Flanagan stood in the SAC plaza last Wednesday barking like a carnie. She made promises of free food and asked of passersby to “step right up and test [their] gaydar.” She vowed “shocking revelations” and that the audience could ask any question they wanted.
On Friday, September 12, 2008 the International Academic Programs Office held its annual Study Abroad and Exchange Fair outside the SAC. The fair’s attempt was to get Stony Brook students interested in studying abroad through winter or summer study programs or exchange programs, which run anywhere from six months to a full year.
Not many students know about the Undergraduate Student Government at Stony Brook. In fact, last year’s election polled a total of 1,059 students for the two presidential candidates, which Jeffery Akita won by 113 votes.
Yesterday, President Shirley Strum Kenny recently announced plans for a brand-new construction site to be built on the plot of land currently used by the residents of Roosevelt Quad.
“I am happy to announce that Stony Brook University is continuing its progress as one of the leading universities in America,” Kenny said. “This new construction site will truly usher in a new age of sublime piles of dirt.”
In what many strategists and political scientists deem as an election that the youth may control, change has been at the forefront, from campaign speeches, to empty political promises, to Facebook. Yes, even Facebook, the popular social networking site among many of America’s finest collegiate intellects.