Archivist Peter Lupfer digs deep in past coverage from The Statesman to describe Stony Brook University’s athletic history, starting with the school’s earliest sports programs on its original Oyster Bay campus.
Statesman Archivist Peter Lupfer reflects on the most recent Student Activity Fee referendum and the vote’s controversial history at Stony Brook University. This newsletter is the first in a monthly series from The Statesman Archives.
Voting is set to open this week, including the vote on whether or not the Student Activity Fee should be kept mandatory. A lot of students don’t know just how important this is for the University and campus. The Student Activity Fee benefits students, not, as too many people think, “the people who just join clubs.”
The experiment that was dubbed “receivership” is now over, as Student Polity Association (SPA) has been decertified. The dissolution of SPA has left in its wake a moderately intrigued, though cautious, student body and a Polity Senate shocked and scrambling to regroup.
After having two applications rejected by the New York Collegiate Athletic Association (NYCAC), Stony Brook now may have a choice of two athletic conferences to enter. The news came in a series of bizarre twists over the last week, but no one in the Division of Physical Education and Athletics is complaining.