Governor Paterson Plans To Run ForReelection
Governor David Pater-son announced recently that, despite pressureput upon him fromnearly everybody, hestill plans on run-ning for reelectionthis coming No- vember. Accordingto the
, “With littleformal support fromDemocratic officialsor labor unions, Mr.Paterson hopes to run asthe anti-establishment can-didate fighting for New York-ers against Albany insiders, despitethe more than two decades he spent inthe State Senate.” Widely unpopular formany reasons, including being a SUNYsupport-slashing scumbag, few hold outany hope for his success. Look forwardto our update this May, “Paterson Does-n’t Even Win The Primaries, Much LessThe Gubernatorial Race”.
March 3, Save the Date!
An unofficial coalition of studentactivists and student groups on campus,including
The Stony Brook Press
, areholding a day of student action againstthe proposed budget cuts and tuitionhikes. We’ll be gathering in the SACplaza during campus lifetime to exhibitstudent power in defense of publichigher education. “The goal is a sea of green-clad students and a number of powerful speakers that will spur thegreater student body to embrace theleverage they have and demand an endto the intolerable exploitation raineddown upon them by the state,” said oneof the event’s organizers, Nick Eaton. If you don’t want your education com-modified, join us on March 3!
Cancer Director No Longer Working At Stony Brook
Following a number of investigatory articles pub-lished by
be-tween 2008-09, Dr.Timothy Kinsella isno longer working atStony Brook Uni- versity, a university official confirmed.Kinsella, theformer Stony Brook Cancer Director washired amidst a num-ber of rising allegationsand a questionable pro-fessional background.Prior to being hired at Stony Brook, Kinsella was investigatedduring his time at the University of Wisconsin for improper medicalbillings and backdating notes. Kinsella,who at Wisconsin was the chair of theHuman Oncology department, with-drew his name from consideration anddid not seek reappointment.Shortly after, Kinsella was hired by University Hospitals in Cleveland,where during his time, he was chargedwith a lawsuit for medical malpracticeof a two-year-old with neuroblastoma.According to the deposition used in thelawsuit, which was mailed to
anonymously, Kinsella was made awareof a numerical error in dosageof radiation but had failedto correct the mistake.In a phone interview,Kinsella claimedresponsibility forthe care of thepatient, and saidthe issue hadbeen resolved.Kinsella washired in Fall2008 by Dr.Richard Fine,Dean of the Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Dr. Steven Strongwater,CEO of the Stony Brook Hospital.While at Stony Brook, Kinsella receiveda salary of $475,000 as a visiting profes-sor.The University would not commenton any other questions regarding Kin-sella or the hiring process other than toconfirm that he is no longer working atStony Brook.
Students Petition To Stop Hikes, Cuts
NYPIRG has organized a petitionsigning campaign at Stony Brook, col-lecting fifteen hundred student signa-tures, urging AssemblymanEnglebright to reject GovernorPaterson’s plan to cut studentfinancial aid, SUNY funding,and authorize systematictuition hikes. The petitionwas also sent to SenatorsSampson and Flanagan.Englebright has pledgedhis commitment to pre- venting cuts to the Tu-ition AssistanceProgram, saying, “TAPenables anyone with deter-mination and natural capa-bility of learning to be all thatthey can be and to ultimately maximize their lifetime potentialto contribute to the economic and cul-tural vitality of New York State. Thatis why TAP must not be cut andwhy I intend to fight for fullrestoration.”
Stony Brook StudentFound Dead In Triple-Murder Suicide
A 19-year-old Stony Brook student, YaniqueBailey was found deadalong with her 14-year-old sister, Yolanne Bai-ley, mother and father, ina triple murder-suicide in Queens, NYlast Monday.According to the
New York Times
, Bai-ley’s mother, Dionne Coy-Bailey, an as-sistant principal at A. Philip RandolphCampus High School in Harlem, hadmoved from her husband’s home aftershe found a handgun under his bed.Bailey’s father, Mark Bailey, a bus driveron Long Island in his mid-40s, allegedly shot his two daughters and his wife, andthen shot himself in the forehead.It is still unclear as to what Mr. Bailey’smotives may have been, with reportsranging from a dispute over possessionof a rifle to an argument over whetheror not to spend $1,500 onbraces for one of theirdaughters, accordingto
.According to the
New York Post
, anote was on thekitchen tablethat read, “I’msorry. Love,Mark.”Yanique was asophomore Bi-ology major andBusiness minorwho belonged tothe National Society of Collegiate Scholarsand was a member of HandCollege Hall Council, according to anemail sent to students by PresidentSamuel Stanley.“In speaking with her friends andprofessors, we learned that she was very popular in her residence hall, alwayshad a smile on her face, was extremely upbeat, outgoing and one of the happi-est people they have ever met,” Stanley said in the email. “She helped her class-mates with homework, participated instudy reviews with friends and was abright and charismatic person.”
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