#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
Stony Brook University will host one of four temporary hospitals to help increase the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a press briefing on March 22.
This is a war; people must recognize that this fight is only winnable as a community. Everybody has a common enemy and we, as citizens, must take the responsibility of the foot soldiers on the front lines.
“Beyond the Expected” — Stony Brook University’s first podcast — premiered on Feb. 6. The podcast gets voices and insight from “members of our campus community and beyond who are deeply committed to contributing their time, talent and solutions to the most pressing issues in the communities where they live, work and play.”
I’ve been receiving intravenous Remicade treatment for the last five and a half years, and it’s sent my ulcerative colitis into remission. It’s allowed me to pursue a college career, and helped me get my life back. Visits to the emergency room are long gone, but not long forgotten.
Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer for Northwell Health, Dr. Ram Raju, spoke about the flaws in the United States’ health care system in a lecture at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 26