The Statesman livestreamed the event, which is currently posted on Facebook. Highlights from the conversation, edited for readability and clarity, are included below. A full transcript of the event is available here.
On Aug. 30, Interim President Michael Bernstein sat down for an interview with The Statesman along with University Media Relations Officer Lauren Sheprow to discuss the administrative changes that are happening at the university, the school budget and more.
The university will be loosening its hiring restrictions after “substantial progress” was made towards stabilizing the university budget, Interim President Michael Bernstein announced during a University Senate meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate unanimously approved the constitution of the House of SHADE, an informational and education outreach organization for black and queer students at the university, at a senate meeting on Thursday night.
Stony Brook University will be making “modest investments” ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, Interim President Michael Bernstein said in a budget update linked to a campus-wide email sent on Thursday, Aug. 1.
He went on to outline several infrastructure projects aimed at stimulating the local economy, including $10 million for downtown revitalization, $131 million for the Nassau Hub and $55 million for the Ronkonkoma Hub.
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.