Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.
“To keep New York at the forefront of innovation, we must level the playing field for young women and provide them with the tools for success,” Gov. Cuomo said in a 2018 press release following the launch of Smart Start.
The Stony Brook English Pal, a program that matches international students with English speakers to provide them with a chance to meet, interact and practice their language skills, became an independent club this semester.