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.
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.
Stony Brook University hosted a farewell reception for President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. on Tuesday, June 25. Stanley, who announced his departure from the university on Tuesday, May 28, will be assuming the position of President at Michigan State University in August.
There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about the death of humanities in colleges over the last couple of years. Obviously, Stony Brook is no exception to the trend, but things are about to get a lot worse in the history department.
Stanley said the university will advocate for a fiscal solution, but won’t be able to solve everything on its own, and that issues around state allocation and potential tuition increase are “political issues” that requires political, governmental and state solutions.
Failing to point out the school’s problems is the same as claiming they don’t exist, and sweeping Stony Brook’s problems under the rug puts a whole new class of high school seniors in a position to be blindsided should they choose to come to the so-called 80th-best college in the country.
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution during their senate meeting on Monday March 1, outlining their discontent with the lack of transparency and collaboration between the campus administration and USG.