A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
While the cost and accessibility of textbooks have been the source of dispute, students and faculty alike have put pen to paper to argue for alternate approaches and prospective alternatives to textbook use in the classroom.
9/11 was a reminder that Stony Brook is not just a school, but a community. The actions taken by students, faculty, staff and administration in the hours, days, weeks and years that followed demonstrated how SBU can come together in times of tragedy.
Trends over the last few decades suggest that the debate over gun control legislation will not be resolved soon, leaving the question of how weapons will be represented on Stony Brook’s campus in the future.