There’s that saying, “Don’t Mess With Texas”. That’s true, considering the most famous Texans in American history are big-time risk takers, thrill seekers and gamblers. President Bush claims he is from Texas. Meanwhile our university president, Shirley Strum Kenny is a Texas native.
In 2007, Costa Rican artist Guillermo Vargas,Habacuc tied a stray dog on a short leash in a Nicaraguan Art gallery and starved the dog to death. Vargas hired a few poor Nicaraguan children to capture the stray, and proceeded to have the dog starved in a Managua art gallery in the name of "Art."
The last twelve months have been the most interesting for Trent Reznor’s project Nine Inch Nails and his die-hard fans. After last year’s Year Zero, Reznor finally divorced himself from his former label Universal, ending a very bitter, hateful history between him and the music industry.
With Stony Brook facing a massive $20 million budget cut, graduate students calling for fairer stipends and more than 150 professors, adjuncts and faculty expressing their lack of confidence in the university's leadership, the departure of two leading professors in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) couldn't
I never had a fantastic relationship with geese. I even went out of my way to complain about their fecal waste in my first article about Stony Brook. One can only imagine my reaction when someone asked me to write my last article of the academic year about the geese offspring at Roth Pond: Nope, sorry buddy, nuh-uh, not me, no way are you making me do this.
Stony Brook made headlines in 1993 when Billy Joel donated his nine-foot, custom-built Baldwin grand piano after a pipe underneath the Staller Center burst and caused more than $4 million in damages, including two concert grand pianos.