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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 20, Issue 5

The Stony Brook Press - Volume 20, Issue 5

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S to n yB r o o k 'ste c h n o lo g ya n da th le ticf e e s w ere,i n
s p ite
o fr e c e n t
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s t i l l
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th a n
th o s e
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com parable
s c h o o ls
( i.e .,th e
o th e rSU N Y
c e n te rs
a n do th e rD iv isio n1 -sp o rtss c h o o l s ) .
G ra d u a te
s tu d e n ts
re s p o n d e d
w ith
a
restatem ent
o fth e ir
g e n e ra lc o n c e r n s ,
a sw ell
a s
w iths p e c ificr e q u e s t so nh o wth en e w
fe e s m ig h tb e
d is trib u te d .T hem a jo rp ro b le m sg ra d u a tes tu d e n ts
h a d w ithth ef e ei n c r e a s e s ,a ss ta te db y G SOl e a d e r s
a n d
o th e rs ,
w ere
a s
fo llo w s:
T h e
a d m in is tra tio n
fa ile dt og iv ea n y w a rn in go f th ef e ei n c r e a s e s ,t oth e
e x te n t th a t D o u gB o y le ,th eG ra d u a teS tu d e n ta d v o -
c a te
a n d
lia is o n
b e tw e e n
th e
a d m in is tra tio n
a n d
g ra d u a te
s tu d e n ts ,fo u n d
o u ta b o u tth ei n c r e a s e s
fro m
o n eo f h isu n d e r g r a d u a t e
R A s.S tu d e n tsa l s o
q u e s tio n e d
w h e th e r
s u c h
la rg e
in c re a s e s
a to n c e
w ere
w a rra n te d ,
s u g g e s tin g
th a t
a n
in c re m e n ta l
in c re a s e
(a n d
som e
fo re w a rn in g )
w o u ld

h a v e a llo w e ds tu d e n ts w ith lim itedb u d g e tst o b e tte rp r e - p a re

fo rth e e x tra
e x p e n s e .P r e s i d e n tK enny
a n d
V iceP r e s i d e n tM anna p o lo g iz e dfo rth e adm inistra-
tio n 's
fa ilu r et o
k e e p
stu d e n tsin fo r m e d
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fe e -le v y in g
p r o c e s s ,
a n d
s a id
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fe e s
w o u ld
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fro z e n
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c a n ,"
w h ic h
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K enny.
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stu d e n ts
q u e stio n e d
w hether
th e
e x tra
te c h n o lo g y
fe e sw erec o lle c te d
w itha na d e -
q u a tes e n s eo fw hatth e ys h o u ldo r w o u ldb e sp en t
o n ,o r w h eth erg r a d u a testu d e n tsm ig h t b e n e fita t
a llf r o m
th ef e e
in c r e a s e s .
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o fth eprogram s
th en e w m oneyw illb e sp en to na r e la r g e lyo fb e n -
e f itt ou n d e r g r a d u a t e s ,s in c ef a r m o reo fth e m

liv e o n cam pusa n ds i n c e m anyg r a d u a t e stu d e n tsu se o n lyte c h n o lo g y

fu n d e db ye x t e r n a l fa c u ltyg r a n t s .
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o f
th e G SOs a i d , th is seem st ole a v e r o o m
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c o s tly
th a n
th e
b e n e fits
o b ta in e d
fro m
th e
in c re a s e dr e v e n u e .
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tio n
re s p o n d e d
b y
s a y in g
th a t,th o u g h
:h e yd idh a v ep la n s
to
s p e n d
c e rta in
p a rts
o f
th e
f e e
in c re a s e ,
th e y
d id
n o t have everyd o l-
la r
a llo c a te d .
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s a id lth a tn o m oney
w o u ldb er e f u n d e d ,n o r w o u ld
fe e s be decreased.
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P re s id e n t
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in tofo rm in ga
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th a ta c c o u n ta b ility
t o
s tu d e n tsn e e d e d
to be
in c re a s e d .T h e ys u g g e s t e dth a ts tu d e n tsa p p r o a c h
th eco m m itteew iths p e c ificr e q u e s t sa n ds t r e s s e d
th a tth e yf e l t th a ta ll s tu d e n tsw o u ldre a d ilyb e n e -
f itfro m
th en e w
te c h n o lo g y
fu n d e d
b y
th e
fe e s .
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fo rth e ir
poorm anners w hen
in c re a s in g
th e
fe e s
a n dth e ir p o o rp la n n in gw hena llo c a tin gth e m ,b u t
prom ised
t od ob e tte ri nth efu tu re .
W h ile
m osto ra ll
s tu d e n ts
m ay
a c tu a lly
b e n e fitfro m
th ei n c r e a s e dte c h n o lo g yf e e ,s o lo n ga s
i tg e tsa llo c a te d
w isely,th e sam ec a n n o tb es a i do f
th ei n c r e a s e d a th le ticf e e . T h is fee is only chargedt o
u n d e rg ra d u a te s
a n d
i su s e d
t o
fu n d
sp o rtste a m s
a n d m a in ta in

th esp o rtsc o m p le xa n d gym s.I n the w o rd so f V ic eP r e s i d e n t M ann, th ef e ei sc o lle c te dt o p ro v id e

" e n te rta in m e n t"
fo r

s tu d e n ts .H ow ever, m anys tu d e n ts do not fin ds p o r t s ,e s p e c ia llyh ig h ly c o m p e titiv e

sp o rts,
e n te rta in in g
a t
a ll.
Som e
a rg u a b lyb e lie v e that such sp o rtsp ro m o te behaviors
a n d
th o u g h t-p a tte rn s
th a ta re
d e trim e n ta l
t o
th e
in d iv id u a ls p a rtic ip a tin g
andt ot h o s e w hoh a v e to
d e a l
w ith
th e m .
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m ig h t
m erely
q u e s tio n
w h e th e ri ti sth e a d m in is tra tio n 'sro let ole v ya$ 1 2 0
ay e a r " e n te rta in m e n t"ta xo n a llu n d e r g r a d u a t e s(o r
m ig h t w onder w hyn oo n ee l s eg e ts c h a rg e dfo r th is
k in d
o f
" e n te rta in m e n t" ).
V ic e
P re s id e n t
M ann
a c k n o w le d g e d
th e s e concerns, said
th a th ew a s n 't
g o in gt oa tte m p ta" s o n ga n d dance to defend
th e
a th le ticf e e , "a n dtrie d totu rnth e d is c u s s io n b a c k to
th e
te c h n o lo g y
fe e .
H e
d id
s a y ,th o u g h ,th a t th e
m a jo rp u r p o s e
o fth ea th le tic
f e ea n d
th e
sp o rts
te a m si ts u p p o rtsw ast oi n c r e a s e
c o m m u n ity
a n d

a lu m n iin te re s t( i . e . ,c o n trib u tio n s )i nth es c h o o l .I n o th e r w ords,th ea d m in is tra tio ni sta k in g$ 1 2 0ay e a r fro m

e v e ryu n d e r g r a d u a t ei no r d e r toin d u c eth e m tog iv ee v e n m o re m oney w henth e yle a v e .Ido hope th a t som er e a d e r ss e r io u s ly q u e s t i o n th e adm inistra-

tio na b o u t th isu n s a v o ry in v o lu n ta ryb e h a v io r m od-
ific a tio n .
S o M any U ndergraduates,S oF ew
P r o fe s s o r s
A lth o u g h
th e
num bero ffa c u lty
a tS to n y
B rook
h a s
d e c r e a s e d ,th e num bero fg ra d u a te
stu -
d e n ts
h a s
r e m a in e d
c o n s ta n t
a n d
th e r e
a r e
m ore
u n d e rg ra d u a te s
th a n
e v e r
b e fo re .
F u rth e rm o re ,
d e p a rtm e n ts
h a v eb e e n
re c e iv in g
le s sfu n d in g
fo r
te a c h in g
a s s is ta n ts ,
c u ttin g
th e ir
num bers
a n d
in c re a s in g
fa c u ltya n dg ra d u a tes t u d e n t w o rk lo a d s
(fo rt h o s e w hoc a ne v e ng e t s u c hw o rk ).T h iss itu a -

tio n m eansth a tfa c u ltym em bersa rete a c h in gla rg e r c la s s e sa n da d v is in g m oreg ra d u a tes t u d e n t s ,g ra d u - a tes tu d e n ts

a rete a c h in g
m orea n d
la rg e rc l a s s e s ,
a n d
u n d e rg ra d u a te s
s u f f e rth ro u g h
la rg e r
c la s s e s
w ith
le s sc h a lle n g in g
c o n te n t, u ltim ately
lo w e rin g
b o thth eq u a lity
o f te a c h in g
a n d
re s e a rc h
a t S to n y
B ro o k .
O f p a rtic u la rc o n c e r n
t om any
g ra d u a te
s tu d e n tsp r e s e n tw asth e increase in th e num bero f
p e o p le
te a c h in g
c la s s e s
o u ts id e
o f
th e ir
d is c i-
p lin e s .S tu d e n ts
fro m
A n th ro p o lo g ic a l
S c ie n c e s ,
L ife
S c ie n c e s ,
a n d
P s y c h o lo g y
c o m p la in e d
th a t
th e yo r o th e rsi n th e ird e p a rtm e n tsw eref o r c e dt o
te a c h
c la s s e s
lik e
E G C
1 0 1
t o
o b ta in
su p p o rt.
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w as
e x p re s s e d
a b o u t w h e th e r
s u c h
s tu -
d e n ts w ereq u a lifie dt o teachin tro d u c to ryw ritin g
c la s s e sa n d
w h e th e rb e in g
fo rc e dtod o s ow o u ld
h in d e rth e irc h a n c e s
o fo b ta in in g fu tu re
e m p lo y -
m ent (com pared
t oth o s ew ith
re le v a n t te a c h in g
e x p e rie n c e ).
P re s id e n tK ennyr e s p o n d e d
t ot h e s ec o n -
c e rn s
b y
s a y in g
th a t
fa c u lty
h ire s
w ere
in d e e d
n o n e x is te n to r e x tre m e lylo wfo rafe wy e a r sd u et o
fu n d in g
c u ts ,b u t
th a t8 6
n e w
fa c u lty
m em bers
w ereh ire d
th isy e a r , m o refu n d in gi so nth ew ay.
P a rto fth e problem , she s a id ,i sth a tn e w
SU N Y
ru le st i efu n d in g
t oe n ro llm e n t,s oth a ta su n d e r -
g ra d u a te
e n ro llm e n ts
in c re a s e
(re la tiv e
t o
o th e r
SU N Y
s c h o o ls ) fu n d in ga l s o p ro p o rtio n a llyi n c r e a s -
e s .S h ea l s on o te d
th a t,th o u g hs t i l lav e ry
sm all
p a rto fth eo v e ra ll$ 8 0 0 m illio nay e a r b u d g e t,p ri-
v a te
fu n d in g
fro m
c o rp o ra tio n s
a n d
in d iv id u a ls
w asra p id ly
in c re a s in g .P r e s i d e n t K enny
s tr e s s e d
th a tla c k o ffa c u lty
a n d
te a c h in ga s s i s t a n t sw asa
p ro b le m ,b u to n e
th a ts h o u ld
b e
a lle v ia te d
i n
th e
n e a rfu tu re .
I nr e s p o n s et oth ei s s u eo f g ra d u a tes tu -
d e n ts
te a c h in g
c la s s e s
o u ts id e
th e ir
f i e l d s ,
P re s id e n tK enny
a rg u e d
th a tg ra d u a tes tu d e n ts
n e e d e d
t ole a rn
t oc o m m u n ic a te
e ffe c tiv e lya n d
th eb e s t w ay
t od oi t w as
t ote a c h
c o m m u n ic a -
tio n . L e a rn in gt oc o m m u n ic a teb y te a c h in gE G C
1 0 1 , how ever, w o n 'th e lp
ap s y c h o lo g yg ra d u a te
s tu d e n tn e a rly
a s
m uch
a sth e y
w o u ld
i fth e y
w ere
le a rn in g
t oc o m m u n ic a te
b y
te a c h in g
s ta -
tis tic so rr e s e a r c hm e th o d s ,n o r w illi t h e lpth e m
a s
m uch
i n
g e ttin g
a
jo b
te a c h in g
p s y c h o lo g y .
T he
n o tio n
th a t
b io lo g y
g ra d u a te
s tu d e n ts
s h o u ld
le a rn
t o
c o m m u n ic a te
e ffe c tiv e ly
b y
te a c h in gb a s ic E nglish skillsi sn o t lik e lyt o m ake
s tu d e n tse n ro lle d
i ns u c hc l a s s e so r th e irp a re n ts
fe e l
a n y
b e tte ra b o u tth e
q u a lity
o fte a c h in g
a t
S to n yB ro o k . B obM c G ra th , D e p u tyP ro v o st,w as
le s s
th r ille d
b y
th ep o te n tia lb e n e fits
o fs u c h
a
s itu a tio n ,
a n d
s a id
th a t
i t
r e fle c ts
th e
c u r r e n t
sta te
o f
r e s o u r c e
a llo c a tio n
a n d
th a t
th e

U n iv e r s ityw as unaw areo fth efu lle x t e n to f th e p r o b le m . O ncea g a in , th o u g h ,v a g u e prom iseso f fu tu r e im provem ents were m ade.

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r e c e n ty e a r s ,
th e
SU N Y
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a d m in is tr a tio nh a s
g r e a tly
in c r e a s e d
stu d en tf e e s
a n d enrollm ents, and m adeo t h e rc h a n g e s
o n cam -
p u s, w ith o u tm uchstu d en tin v o lv e m e n t.
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th e
p o in to f v ie w

o f th e adm inistrators,th isi sju stf i n e . T h e y w antt og a t h e rlo tsa n d lo tso f m oneys oth a t th e yc a nsp en di to n

a lls o r t so f n ew
sh in yto y st o
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1 9 9 8E L E C T IO N :
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S T U D E N T S
V O T E D
B y D a v id
E w a lta n dM ic h a e l
Y eh
U n iv ersity
re s id e n ts
u s e d
th e ir
ow n
cam pusp o llin gs i t efo rth ef i r s t tim ei n
ag u b e r-
n a to ria le le c tio n
la s tT u e s d a y .T o m arkth eo c c a -
s io n ,
s tu d e n ts
tu rn e d
o u t
i n
re la tiv e ly
h ig h
n u m b e rst oc a s tth e irv o te s .
" I t
w as
a
g re a t
tu rn o u t,
a n d
y o u
c a n
te ll
s tu d e n ts
w ere
m o tiv a te d
o n
th is
cam pus
a n d
re a liz e
th a t
v o tin g
i s
a
p riv ile g e ,"
s a id
T o d dS te b b in s ,p ro je c tc o o rd in a to ro f N Y P IR G ,
th e
S to n y
B ro o k
c h a p te r.
"Som e
o f
th e
ra c e s
w ere
a c tu a lly
d e c id e d
b y
th eb o d y
o fs tu d e n t
v o te rso n
th isc a m p u s ."
A bout6 0 0s tu d e n tsv o te da t th es tu d e n t
u n io n
p o llin g
p la c e ,
re p re s e n tin g
4 1 %
o f
a ll
th o s e
re g is te re d
t o
d o
so .
W hile
th is
num ber
show s
th a tle s sth a nh a lfo f th o s es tu d e n tsw ho
c o u ld
v o te
a c tu a lly
d id ,
i ti s
h ig h e r
th a n
th e
tu rn o u t b o ths ta te w id ea n d
n a tio n a lly .
O fa llth eb a llo tsc a s t ,s tu d e n tsshow ed
th e m s e lv e st ob ec o n s id e ra b ly
m ore
lib e ra la n d
th ird -p a rty
c o n s c io u s
th a n
o th e r
v o te rs
i n
th e
s ta te .S ix ty -th re e
p e rc e n to f S to n y
B ro o k
v o te rs
fa v o re d
D e m o c ra tic
c a n d id a te
P e te rV a llo n e
fo r
g o v e rn o r, com pared
t o
a n
u n im p re s s iv e
3 3 %
in
th er e s to f th es ta te .
" Iv o te d
fo rD e m o c ra ts
b e c a u s e
e v e ry -
o n eto ldm e th e yw ere
g o o d
fo rs tu d e n ts ,"
s a id
sophom ore
J o re ly n
L o p e z .
S e n io r
a rt
m a jo r
T hom asL e n d v a i
a g re e d
h e a rtily ." R e p u b lic a n s
a red ic k s ,"h es a id .
T h is

r e s u lti sn o t su rp risin g ,a sV a llo n e h a sc a m p a ig n e da sa na c tiv es u p p o r t e ro fSU N Y , p ro m is in g

ta x
re lie f
fo r
s tu d e n ts
a n d
tu itio n
c u ts .P a ta k i,o nth e
o th e rh a n d ,i sin fa m o u s
o n
cam pus
fo rd ra s tic a lly
r a i s i n g
tu itio n
o v e rth e
p a s t fo u ry e a r s .
T h ird -p a rty
c a n d id a te s
a ls o
fa re d
w ell
w ith
S to n y
B ro o k
s tu d e n ts .
T he
L ib e ra l
P a rty
c a n d id a te ,
B etsy
M cC aughey-R oss,
e a r n e d
5 %
o f th ev o teo n cam pus,3 %
m ore
th a ns ta te w id e .
"G randpa"
A lL ew ise a r n e d
4% ,m oreth a nth re e
tim es
a s
m uch
a s
i n
th e
s ta te
a s
a
w h o le .
In d e p e n d e n t c a n d id a te
T om
G o lis a n o
p u lle d
6 %
o fth e
s tu d e n tv o te ,b u th isp e rfo rm a n c e
o f
8 %
s ta te w id ein d ic a te sala c k
o fsu p p o rto n cam pus.
I n
th e
U .S .S e n a te
r a c e ,
s tu d e n ts
a g a in
v o te d
t o
th e
le ft,
c h o o s in g
B ro o k ly n
C ongressm an
C huck
Schum er
i n
a
la n d s lid e
w ith
7 6 %
o f th ev o te . O u tg o in g
S e n a to r A lfonse
D 'A m a to
g a rn e re d
o n ly20% .
o ffic e ,"
s a id
freshm an
th e a te r
m a jo r
E liz a b e th
B re s n a k -A ra ta .
O ne
so p h o m o re
h is to ry
m a jo r
w ho
re q u e s te d
a n o n y m ity
v o te d
fo r
th e
R e p u b lic a n
p a rty
lin e .S h es ta te d
th a tsh e w asp e r s u a d e d
b y
h e r
"m om m y,
'c a u s e
i t
d o e s n 't
a f f e c t
m e.
I t
a ffe c tsh e r,a n d
sh es a id
P a ta k ia n d
D 'A m a to ."
D e m o c ra tic
S ta te
A s s e m b ly m a n
S te v e n
E n g le b rig h t,
a
S to n y
B ro o k
a lu m n u s
a n d
g e o lo g y
p ro fe sso r,
w as
re -e le c te d
t o
a
fo u rth
term .
A
s ta u n c h
s u p p o rte r
o f
p u b lic
h ig h e r
e d u c a tio n
w ith
a n
im p e c c a b le
re c o rd ,
E n g le b rig h t
re c e iv e d
o v e rw h e lm in g
su p p o rt
fro m
th e cam pusa se x p e c te d ,e a rn in g
a p p ro x -
im a te ly
s ix
tim esth e
num ber
o f s tu d e n tv o te s
U n o ffic ia l
B reakdow nfo r U .S .S e n a t e , SU N Y
S to n yB rook
W illiam
M cM illen(L ib e rta ria n )1 %
R o se A na B erbeo(S o c ia lis t W orkers)1 %
J o e lK ovel (G reen)1 %
S C o rin n eK u rtz (M arijuanaR efo rm )2 %
a s h iso p p o n e n t,J o h nJ a yL a V a lle .
" I th in kth es tu d e n t v o te w asc o u rte d
b y
b o th
m y
o p p o n e n t
a n d
m y self,"
s a id
E n g le b rig h t.
" I
th in k
i t 's
v e ry
h e a lth y
fo r
th e
p o litic a lp r o c e s s . "
" I
fo u n d
th a ts tu d e n ts
w ere
g e n e ra lly
w ell-in fo rm ed
a n d
k e e n ly
in te re s te d
i n
m a k in g
th ep o litic a lp r o c e s s w ork
b y b e in g
ap a rto fi t , "
h es a id ." I w illc a rry
th etru stth a tth e yin v e s te d
i nm e w ith
th e irv o tein toth en e x ts e s s i o n
o f th e
le g is la tu re ,
w here
I
prom ise
t o
s e c u r e
fu n d in g
fo r
e d u c a tio n ,
a c c e s s
p ro g ra m s,
a n d
t o
lo w e r
tu itio n
t o m ake
SU N Y
a ffo rd a b le ."
D esp ite
th e
la rg e
tu rn o u t,
S te b b in s
in s is ts
th a t
th e re
i s
ro o m
fo r
im p ro v e m e n t.
"M ore
s tu d e n tsn e e d
t op a rtic ip a te
i nth e
dem o-
c ra ticp r o c e s s , "
h e
s a id . "O ut
o f6 ,0 0 0
-
r e s id e n ts ,
o n ly
1 3 9 0
a re
re g is te re d .
T h isi sb e c a u s e
s tu d e n ts
a re
c o n tin u -
a llyd e -re g is te re d
w henth e y
m ovet o
a
d iffe re n t
b u ild in g
o r
fa il
t o
s e n d
b a c k
th e ir
v o te r
re g is tra tio n
c a rd s
b a c kt oth eB o a rdo f E le c tio n s ."
N evertheless,
S te b b in s
i s
o p ti-
m istic
fo r
th e
fu tu re
o f
s tu d e n t
a c tiv is m
o n
cam pus.
" S tu d e n ts
a re
b e g in n in g
t o
re a liz e
th a tth e ir
v o te
a ffe c ts
n o to n lyw ho
g o e sin to
o ffic e ,
b u t w ho
d e c id e s
th e
is s u e sa ffe c tin g
th e irin te re s tsfo rth en e x t term ."
T o L ife )2 0 %
le p e n d e n c e )7 6 %
N O V E M B E R
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