There aren’t enough options for students, plain and simple. We should be able to pursue what we want without having to declare these subjects as majors and adding the stress of wondering if they will fit in our already hectic schedules.
Since the recession of 2008, the number of students looking to pursue careers in the humanities, specifically history, has decreased. According to occupational employment statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor, 3,700 people were employed as historians in 2008.
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.
Stony Brook students and adjuncts rally to save adjunct jobs in the university’s Writing and Rhetoric program on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Due to a budget deficit of $35 million, nearly half of the program’s adjuncts have been let go and will not return for the Spring 2018 semester.