Acceptance into the undergraduate program in pharmacology has been suspended indefinitely, due to a programmatic decision from the College of Arts and Sciences, said Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences Michael Frohman.
On Sept. 27, 42 Stony Brook professors with “Distinguished Faculty Rank” — the highest honor one can achieve in the SUNY system — sent a letter to SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson voicing their “profound concern” with the state of their university, calling it “exceptionally alarming.”
Stony Brook students and adjuncts rally to save adjunct jobs in the university’s Writing and Rhetoric program on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Due to a budget deficit of $35 million, nearly half of the program’s adjuncts have been let go and will not return for the Spring 2018 semester.
In order to fill the demand for courses like the Intermediate Writing Workshop (WRT 102), which most students must complete, the adjuncts were told that full-time lecturers from other disciplines, including pharmacology and geology, would take their places.