“As he considered his future career options, he felt he needed the freedom to pursue external professional opportunities, without the complication of being an internal candidate at Stony Brook,” Lauren Sheprow, the university media relations officer, wrote in an email.
Students from the School of Social Welfare organized a petition titled, “Help Make the School of Social Welfare More Inclusive & Accessible” last month. Nearly 700 students have signed the petition to add handicap accessibility buttons to the two entrance doors to the School of Social Welfare.
I had the opportunity to attend a student media briefing with Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Editor in Chief of The Statesman, Gary Ghayrat and Assistant News Editor, Maya Brown. The briefing consisted of other campus media outlets along with The Statesman, and other members of Bernstein’s team, such as University Media Relations Officer, Lauren Sheprow.
In a lawsuit filed on Nov. 19, Atkinson claims she did not receive the “same institutional support as male coaches of men’s teams,” and that she was “micromanaged” in a way that “male and/or white coaches and coaches of men’s teams are not.”
On Aug. 14, the Department of Homeland Security published the “Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” which can deny permanent residency status to immigrants if the government deems they are likely to become dependent on the United States’s public benefits.
My meeting with Sheprow was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of university officials trying to suppress student journalists at Stony Brook — the only SUNY institution with a journalism school.
“Weak oversight of hazardous materials could jeopardize the health and safety of students and campus communities,” Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli stated in a press release. “SUNY needs to do a better job to ensure these items are kept under lock and key.”