Graduate students here at Stony Brook are fighting multiple fronts for livable conditions. In addition to negotiating for a new contract for graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants, a coalition of graduate groups are also fighting against rent increases for the on-campus graduate apartments.
The controversy surrounding the plans for a hotel on campus have attracted a much larger audience than the University Senate had originally anticipated. The Town Hall meeting held Friday, December 4, had more attendees than could fit in the originally scheduled SAC 302. The SAC auditorium held over 150 members of the university and surrounding community, many of them outspoken in their opinion on the new Hotel’s plans.
New University President Samuel L. Stanley’s inauguration, much like the cold Friday afternoon on which it was held, had its own share of dark clouds.
2008 was a huge year for Grant Morrison. After making his start in alternative comics in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, he has slowly built his way up to the top of the world of comics. He’s taken the helm of Batman for two years, taking the Dark Knight to all new places…like the grave.
The RA Union continues its bargaining sessions with the Research Foundation. Progress is slowly being made, but it may be months of further negotiations before an agreement–and contract–is reached.
The Student Justice Alliance’s screening of an anti-Israel documentary ignited controversies across campus about the Israeli government’s behavior and the United States’ support for it.
When he’s not busy protesting the Disneyfication of Times Square, saving the Poe House from destruction or working to prevent the private development of Union Square and Coney Island, Reverend Billy likes to celebrate the holidays with friends and family in a more traditional way.
Contrary to popular belief, not all presidential candidates are in support of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan. A dedicated and passionate coalition of local community leaders and candidates are leading a fight against what they have termed, “The bailout of casino capitalists.”
Semi-nude atop his rock-and-roll stallion, Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes marshaled the audience into a frenetic frenzy of fanaticism.