Sitting by the table, the new dean of students gets to hear students’ stories and experiences at Stony Brook, good or bad. “That’s just my way of supporting students,” McClendon said. “My little token of saying, ‘come and chat.’”
The atypical winds and cool temperatures of Madeira Beach, Florida, could not stop the Stony Brook softball team from a red-hot start to their season on Friday, Feb. 21, erasing a five-run deficit in walk-off fashion and beating the Colgate Raiders 6-5. Their opener marks the first of five games this weekend at the annual Spring Games.
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.