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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 21, Issue 9

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th ec o n te n tso f h is re c e n tlyp u b lis h e db o o k , w h ile g e ttin ga q u a in te dw ith a na u d ie n c eo f fa c u lty ,s t a f f a n d g ra d u a tes tu d e n tsi nth e p r o c e s s .

A lth o u g ha im e dat focusingp u re ly on D r.
G insberg'sp a p e r , q u e s tio n sre g a rd in gh isp o s s ib le
a p p o in tm e n ta s c h a ira n d h is o v e ra llp e rs p e c tiv eo n
th e
E n g lis h
d e p a rtm e n t
w ere
u n a v o id a b le ,
a n d
g a v er i s et oanum bero fc o n c e r n s
(g o in gb e y o n d
th eC h a u c e r 'sIta lia n tr a d itio n ).O ne fem ale g ra ds tu -
d e n tw asc o n c e rn e da b o u tw hath e p la n n e dt od ot o
re fo rm
th e
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D r. G insberg
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g o in gt ob e h o n e s t w ithy o ua ll,Ih a v e m et w ithth e P r e s i d e n t a n dth eP ro v o st re g a rd in gy o u r s itu a tio n .Y ou

[th e
E n g lis hD e p a rtm e n t]a rea tac ro s s ro a d , th isi sy o u r
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b e h a lfo fth e P re s id e n ta n dP ro v o st," T h e irin te re s ts w illb eth e d e p a rtm e n t'sin te re s ts .

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th e
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d e p a rtm e n t
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a ll m em berso fth ed e p a rtm e n t,a n d
s a r yd is c ip lin e ."
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of.
th e
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h es ta te d
th a t
h e h a s " g o n eth ro u g h th etu rm o il
o fac ru m b lin gd e p a rtm e n t."
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s e e n
som e
o fth e
w ayso f e m e rg in gth ro u g hth o s e
d is a s te r s ,a s w e ll."
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a
r e s u lt
o f
s e v e re
b u d g e t
c u ts ,
A lb a n y 's
E n g lis h
p ro g ra m
s u f f e r e dare d u c tio n
in
c fu lt
n
a in
v iiir ta ll
rc o ll
W ard
a fte r
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s te p p e d '
dow nfro mh isc h a irm a n s h ip ,w h ic hh e h e ldfro m
1 9 9 0
t o
1 9 9 5 .
W hen
h e
re tu rn e d ,h e
fo u n d
th e
d e p a rtm e n ti nap o o rs ta te , sim ilar tow hat S to n y
B ro o k 's E n g lis hd e p a rtm e n t
i sn o w
e n d u rin g .
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th ela s t th re e y e a rs , A lb a n y h a sta k e nm anys te p s
t o
re b u ild
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h ir e s .
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th e s e
sim ilarp re d ic tio n s
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th efu tu re
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when he in s is te d ," T h is d e p a rtm e n th a sth eo p p o rtu n ityt o d o u b lei t ss i z ea n d to restore then a tio n a lre p u ta - tion ith a db e fo re ."

A
S to n y
B ro o k
a lu m ,
D r.
G insberg
re c a lle d
h is
u n d e rg ra d u a te
e d u c a tio n
w hen
h e
s a idh eb e g a nn o tic in g
th ere la tio n s h ip
b e tw e e n
C haucer
a n d
his Italian
c o u n te rp a rts
w hen
h e
c o m p le te d
h is
m aster's
d e g re e
a t S to n y
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i nM e d ie v a lL ite ra tu re .
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in o
h k h ica r'ln ro '
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d ire c tlyin toth e 'g ra dp ro g ra m
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in toth eg ra dp ro g ra m
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g ra d u -
a te d
i n
1 9 7 1 .
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th e n
re c e iv e d
h is
d o c to ra te. i n
M e d ie v a l
S tu d ie s
fro m
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w here
h e
ta u g h t
b e fo re
jo in -
in g
A lb a n y 's
E n g lis h
d e p a rt-
m ent
i n
1 9 8 4 ,
w here
h e
c h a ire d
fo r
fiv e
y e a rs
a n d
p re s e n tly
h o ld safa c u lty p o s i-
tio n .
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i s
w id e ly
know n
th ro u g h o u t
th e
cam pus
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a
s ta te
o fd is a s te rla s ty e a r w ithth eb itte rta n g le
o fth e . sh o rtliv e d
S to n y
B ro o k
c h a irP r o f e s s o r
L eeE d e lm a n .
S in c el a s t y e a r 's c o n t r o v e r s ysu r-
ro u n d in g
E d e lm a n 's
re s ig n a tio n ,
a n d
th e
d e p a rtm e n t's
h irin g
fre e z e ,
S to n y
B r o o k 's
E n g lis h
d e p a rtm e n ta p p e a r s
t ob eo n
th e
ro a d
t ore fo rm a tio n .
D r.G insberg
i so n eo ffo u rc a n -
d id a te s
th a ta re
c u rre n tly
b e in g
c o n s id e re d
t o
h e a d
th eE n g lis hd e p a rtm e n t.
"A sfa ra sI 'm
c o n c e rn e d ,"
s a idD e b b ie
A nne
B a io n e ,a nu n d e rg ra d u a te
E n g lis h
m ajo r,
" e v e ry th in g
th e y 'v e
d o n ei nth ela s ttw oy e a r s
h a s
m ade
th e
d e p a rtm e n t
c ru m b le .
A t
th is
i i
h efo llo w in g
isasum m aryo fa nin te rv ie w
w ith
th e
p re s id e n t
o f
o u r
s tu d e n t
b o d y .
C arb erryr e q u e s t sth a t s tu d e n tsr e s p o n d ,a n d
in v ite sy o u to su b m itq u e s tio n s a n d /o rc o n c e r n st oth e
S to n yB r o o kP ressfo r th e P re s id e n t'sr e s p o n s e .
W hata r e th ep r io r itie so fyour agendafo rth is sem es-
te r ?
P o lityi sp la n n in g
t oi n c r e a s e
its re c o g n itio n
am ongth e s tu d e n ts .
P o lityd o e sn o th a v ealeg itim ate
p re s e n c eo ncam pus.W ep la n to rebuilda n dr e s t r u c t u r e

o u r o rg a n iz a tio na n d im p ro v eo u re ffic ie n c y .W ein te n d t ow o rk o n o u rp u b licre la tio n s ,a n dp r e s e n ta n" o p e n d o o r p o lic y "fo r th es t u d e n t s .

P o lityi slo o k in gin toth e p o s s ib ilityo f re lo c a tin gth es t u d e n ts e n a t eto th e U n io n t oi n c r e a s eth e ir v is ib ility am ong students.W ea ls oh o p e t or e s t r u c t u r eo u r p o lic yo fd e a lin g w itho th e rs t u d e n t

o rg a n iz a tio n s .W ea re p la n n in gt o d is trib u teth er e s p o n -
s ib ilityo fk e e p in gta b so n d iffe re n to rg a n iz a tio n st og a in
a n u n d e rs ta n d in go fw h a t'sg o in go n .
W hat r o le does p o lity p la yo n th is cam pus?
W ea r es tu d e n ta d v o c a te s 110% 0.
T h e s tu d e n ts
d o n 'tr e
th a tife yte llu s w h tod ow eh a v et od o
i t
W hat s p e c ific issues w illP o lityb ea d d r e s s in g ?

P o lityi s i nth e process of p u s h in gth e id e ao fa S tu d e n t R ecreationalC e n te r.I f S to n yB ro o kg o e s d iv i- s io nI, w h ic hi t p la n st od o , th eS p o rtsC o m p le xw ill becom ealo tle s sa c c e s s i b l e .

P o lityp la n s tota k ei s s u ew ithS to n yB r o o k 's
s tu d e n t" k ic k -o ffcam pusp o lic y
W efe e l th a ti t su n fa ir
th a t
dencyo n cam pus a fte r8sem esters,a n d th a t tim e p e rio d
ise v e nl e s sfo rt r a n s f e rs t u d e n t s .S u r v e y sh a v e show n
th a ti sta k e sa na v e r a g eo f5 .6y e a r s fo r s tu d e n tsto g ra d -
u a tefro mth e SU N Y system .T h eu n iv e rs ityc o n tin u e s
t op ro m o tes t u d e n te n ro llm e n t,b u t d o e s n 'th a v es u f f i -
c e n tf a c i l i t i e st oa c c o m m o d a te th e current statuso f th e

s tu d e n tb o d y . The school ad m in istrato rs w onderw hy th e yh a v ep o o r a lu m n is u p p o rt.T h e yd o n 'tre a liz eth a t as tu d e n t'sl a s t im pressioni sth ela s tin g im pression.

A so fn o wth e c a m p u ste le v is io ns ta tio n ,3TV,
isi nth ep r o c e s so fb e in gre a c tiv a te d .W ein te n dt o m a k e
s u r eth a ti tg o e sth ro u g hs m o o th ly .
T o c o n firmP o lity 's atm osphereo fa c c e s s ib ility ,
w e p la n toc h a n g e th e nam eso fsom eo fP o lity 'sb r a n c h
o rg a n iz a tio n s .
W ew ant th e cam pus to be aw areo fo u r

p re s e n c ea n d d a ilyim p a c tw eh a v eo n cam pusl i f e s t y l e . W e 'v ea l r e a d y p ro m p te dth eS tu d e n t A ctiv itiesB oardt o in c o rp o ra teth e w o rdP o lityin to th e irt i t l e .

W hatis th e sta tu s o f c a m p u ss e c u r i t y ?
I 'm
c o n c e rn e dth a ts tu d e n tsf e e lth e rei sn o
" s a fes p a c e "o n cam pus.T h e r ea r ei s s u e s w ithlig h tin g
th ro u g h o u tth e
cam pus
a n d
a ro u n d
th e
a c a d e m ic
m all.I t ' su n fo rtu n a teth a t s tu d e n tsa r e n 't aw areo f a ll
th es e r v i c e sth a t S to n yB ro o kp r o v i d e s .
T heS tu d e n t
W alkS e r v i c eru n sfro m
9 1 0 0 P M
a n de n d sa t 3 :0 0 A M .
T he cam pusp o lic ep ro v id ea serviceth a t e n a b le ss tu -
d e n tst or e c e i v earid eb a c kt oth e ird o rm

th ro u g h o u t th en ig h t. S tu d e n tsn e e dt ok n o wth a tth ep o lic ea re h e refo ro u rs a f e t y

T h a ti s w hyIo p p o s e dth es c h o o l s
a tte m p tt o
in s titu te
th ep o lic e
a sw a tc h d o g si n
th e
cam pusr e s i d e n c e s .
W hata r ey o u rc o n c e r n so nan a tio n a la n ds ta tele v e l?
Ia m
c o n c e rn e d
b y
th eN ew
Y ork
S ta te 's
m ove
to p riv a tiz eth e SU N Yo rg a n iz a tio n .
T h e rea re
fro m

th es c h o o l sa n d re d is trib u tei t .T h e r e h a s b e e na m ovet on o ts e n d th e m oneyt oth es ta te , ina n a tte m p t t o

c h a n g e
S U N Y 's
s ta te
s c h o o l
atm osphere.
F u rth e rm o re ,th es ta te 'sh irin go fa fin a n c ia la d m in is -
tra to rt oru na n e d u c a tio n a lo rg a n iz a tio nin d ic a te si t s
d e s ir efo r th es y s t e m to beru na sa n e ffic ie n tb u s i n e s s .
S ta tea n dn a tio n a l o rg a n iz a tio n s
lik e S A S U
a n d
U SSA
a r etry in g
t o
r a llys tu d e n tst o
m ake
a n
a p p e a ra n c e
i n
A lb a n y
a n d
i n
W a s h in g to n
D .C .
in
o rd e rt om akesth e
s tu d e n ts 'p r e s e n c e
know n
t o
law m akers.
W en e e d to takec h a r g e .
W eh o p et o
im p ro v e
a c c e s s
t oe d u c a tio n
fo rp e o p lew ith
d is -
a b ilitie s ,fo rs tu d e n tsw ith
c h ild re n ,a n dfo rs tu -
d e n tsw hoa ree c o n o m ic a llyd is a d v a n ta g e d .
A rey o uh a p p y w ithth ec h a n g e si nth e m e a l p la n ?
Ia mc o n te n tfo r now .
W hat m essage
d oy o u
w ant
t o
c o m m u n ic a te
t o
S to n yB rookstu d en ts?
W eh o p et op ro m o teth eS to n yB ro o ks tu -
d e n t's
fe e lin go fe m p o w e rm e n t.
W e
d o n 'to fte n
have ani s s u eth a tu n ite sth es tu d e n tb o d yt or a l l y
b e h in d .
T he
a c tio nre g a rd in g
th e
m eal p la n
la s t
sem esterp r o v e s
th a ts tu d e rx ts
c a n
m ake
a

d if f e r - e n c e .R ig h t n o w s tu d e n tsa red i s c o u r a g e db yS to n y B r o o k 'su n frie n d lys tu d e n t atm osphere.

W ew ant
th ea d m in is tra tio nt ok n o w
th a tth es tu d e n t'so u t-
lo o ko nth ecam push a sa n
im p a c t.
S tu d e n tsc a n
v e ry
e a s ily
c o n ta c t
th e ir
h ig h
s c h o o l
g u id a n c e
c o u n s e lo rs
a n d
u se
o th e r
a v e n u e s
t o
d is c o u ra g e
p o te n tia lS to n yB ro o ks tu d e n tsfro m
a tte n d in gth is
u n iv e rs ity .T hes c h o o lh a sp la n sfo rim p ro v e m e n t
th a tw o u ldta k ea f f e c ti nac o u p leo fy e a r s ,b u tw e
n e e d
t o
im p ro v e
u n iv e rs ity
a c c o m m o d a tio n s
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