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Re: Academic Rankings
« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2018, 02:57:23 pm »
When it comes to attendance, the MAC currently plays several games on weeknights for a larger payday from ESPN. For most schools this might not be the best thing, but with our large commuter population, it addresses a large problem we currently have. The students would already be here due to classes and wouldn't have to come out on a weekend. I think we should experiment with a few Thursday night games in the coming years to see if attendance is better. I believe it might.

The CAA has great schools, it's still the FCS and FCS schools get a fraction of the coverage FBS schools get. It wasn't long ago that our conference games were against Gardner Webb, Presbyterian, Liberty, and VMI. Despite being in the CAA, attendance isn't any better than it was previously as our opponents are still irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. The most poorly viewed bowl game gets more views than the FCS championship game.

A big benefit of being FBS that's being discounted is who we can get home games with OOC. Being FBS opens up the possibility for home games against big name schools in our region that are impossible to get right now. Umass, Uconn, Temple, Army, Navy, Pitt, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, Maryland, all become potential home opponents once you go FBS. That cannot happen right now.

Those are solid points that I didn't consider. The thursday night game can be something to explore in the future. Maybe once or twice per season
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« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2018, 02:59:50 pm »
You are right on Chairman .  I would prefer the AAC over the MAC with UConn, Navy and Temple to name a few . I don't think we have much in common with Central Michigan or Kent State etc.  Should be interesting for us.


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« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2018, 09:34:01 pm »
I didn't know we made the Forbes list of top 25 STEM schools. That's fantastic news and is really something the University should advertise more I believe since STEM are one of the few fields where you can get a good return on your financial investment into going to school and getting a degree.

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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2018, 07:49:10 am »
that stood out to me as well when reading.
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« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2018, 03:44:06 pm »
Stony Brook suspends the Operations of the new School of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Sciences.

I wonder what happened. Not good for the U!
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« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2018, 07:44:13 pm »
Newsday said it was financila  decision per Dr Stanley .  We may never know for sure but it is a little black eye for SBU

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« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2018, 11:04:22 am »
I mean... if you've got to cut something I guess it's better to cut a program that hadn't admitted any students yet and was brand new, but it's still not the best thing in the world. It is what it is. Infinite desires, but finite resources.

Now let's go expand that football stadium  ;D ;D

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« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2018, 12:13:23 pm »
I mean... if you've got to cut something I guess it's better to cut a program that hadn't admitted any students yet and was brand new, but it's still not the best thing in the world. It is what it is. Infinite desires, but finite resources.

Now let's go expand that football stadium  ;D ;D

LOL> Yeh, thats exactly what  Gov. Cuomo wants to hear after this cut. 

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Re: Academic Rankings
« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2018, 04:36:37 pm »
Stony Brook University boosts its 4-year graduation rate
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/stony-brook-university-president-1.21437829

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The four-year undergraduate graduation rate for students who entered school in the fall of 2014 and graduated by Aug. 31, 2018, was 62 percent, up from 45 percent for those who graduated in 2011 having entered in 2007, according to university data. Universities use four-year cohorts to measure completion rates because it typically takes four years to finish most bachelor's degree programs.
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Re: Academic Rankings
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2018, 05:12:10 pm »
at the JMU game the announcers said something about a WSJ ranking.  i'm not sure this is it, but anyway, we are at 147: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/united-states/2018#!/page/0/length/25/name/stony%20brook/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats
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