SUNY has long been one of the best and most affordable systems of public higher education in the country. In the midst of a deepening NY state fiscal crisis, Governor Paterson has proposed a new bill—… PHEEIA—that would ostensibly revitalize SUNY, allowing for hundreds of new faculty in the next decade.
This past election had the second highest voter turnout in USG’s short history (second only to 2006) with more than 2,000 votes. That is more than double the number of voters in last year’s election. The obvious reason for the higher voter turnout is the Mandatory/Voluntary vote, which takes place every two years, but I think there is more to it than that.
Though Stony Brook denies it, this campus was involved in a government-funded brainwashing project to keep children from “acting queer” for two decades. Some people involved still work on campus, and the Feminine Boy Project laid groundwork for current psychiatric abuses against transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
Today I went to and spoke at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting. I was asked to come by a friend who wanted to inform the Senate about Governor Patterson’s[...]
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Its song is nothing worthy of a lineage, but its wail drowns out all the others. And it sings its tune everywhere, all the time. This creature I speak of, is Top 40. And it needs to die right now.
In 1968 Mexican civil society decided that it had had enough with the leadership that had followed the 1910 revolution. Exhausted by corrupt one-party rule and increasing neo-liberal reform, they[...]