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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #180 on: April 27, 2017, 09:34:38 am »
when are they going to do something about this.  it is literally hurting the entire university.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/americas-ugliest-college-campuses-204542557.html

LOL.  The campus is a lot nicer now than when I attended, a few hundred years ago  :)  If you look at that list of schools, many of them are top-ranked Universities, including SBU, so beauty and ranking doesn't have a high correlation necessarily.   With Cuomo's "free tuition" plan in play, the demand for going to SBU will only increase, and the threshold for getting admitted will only go up.  All good for SBU's ranking and status, IMO.  Not sure if SBU administration has any incentive currently to beautify the campus to a larger extent.
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« Reply #181 on: April 27, 2017, 03:38:44 pm »
I would hope newer construction will easier on the eyes  I guess  time will tell.

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« Reply #182 on: April 27, 2017, 04:28:15 pm »
I would hope newer construction will easier on the eyes  I guess  time will tell.

Who cares what the facade looks like on the outside. It's what inside and behind the desk that counts. Stupid article!

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« Reply #184 on: October 07, 2017, 09:08:35 pm »
im two years late to this- but renditions of the student union for when it is renovated: https://twitter.com/GPCannella/status/667072778055626752/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsbindependent.org%2Fsb-union-gets-revamped-in-2016%2F

I freakin love it!!! Long overdue and will be a huge boon for the campus once this gets done.

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #185 on: October 10, 2017, 08:46:50 pm »
pres report: http://sbf.convio.net/site/DocServer/October_2017_Brd._Meeting_President_s_Report_-_Final_-_F.pdf?docID=242&autologin=true

-southampton hospital joins the system
-secured an additional $22.6 million in gifts and pledges since the board last met
-includes $100,000 for the Basketball program
-26k total enrollment, up 255 from last year
-USN&WR #97 among US colleges and universities; #41 among public universities
-Money Magazine best value #54 overall and #32 among public universities
-Empire State Development Corporation granted Stony Brook $75 million for Medicine and Engineering (I-DIME)
-Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program
-Simons Foundation gives $5m for nuclear science
-Computer Science awarded $3.5m to research cybersecurity and data privacy
-Melian named finalist for NCAA woman of the year
-Athletic teams break record with a cumulative 3.15 avg
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« Reply #186 on: October 23, 2017, 02:56:01 pm »
im two years late to this- but renditions of the student union for when it is renovated: https://twitter.com/GPCannella/status/667072778055626752/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsbindependent.org%2Fsb-union-gets-revamped-in-2016%2F

Wow. I don't believe it. Is that really how it's going to look! That's amazing. Basically a new building.

I though it was going to be a reno?! I guess not?!? It looks like a brand new build to me...
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #187 on: November 11, 2017, 02:37:19 pm »
good news here- could sell naming rights to the hospital.  to jim simons' firm.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/stony-brook-medical-school-name-renaissance-technologies-1.14871487
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« Reply #188 on: November 11, 2017, 03:32:32 pm »
I think that's a silly name for the medical school- I don't know any other med school in the country named after a firm and not a family name.

Simons School of Medicine sounds a heck of a lot better.

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« Reply #189 on: November 11, 2017, 07:33:26 pm »
 I agree Wolfie MD . That sounds  professional and quite impressive.

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« Reply #190 on: November 12, 2017, 12:12:52 am »
I guess this is the era we live in... where the rich folks want to tag their name on everything.

Why not just leave it as the Stony Brook U. School of Medicine? Make our brand stronger...
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #191 on: November 12, 2017, 10:05:33 am »
sorry i meant it more that if we sell, it would be to someone who has been associated with the U, a former professor, and has dumped over $100m in the past.  this isnt a one-time donation from an outsider. 
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #192 on: February 05, 2018, 01:45:52 pm »
didnt know this... we bidded to get $100m and free land in midtown to build a campus.  cornell won out: http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/387-11/mayor-bloomberg-next-steps-city-s-groundbreaking-economic-development-initiative
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« Reply #193 on: February 05, 2018, 02:48:53 pm »
That would have been a big feather in our cap.

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #194 on: February 05, 2018, 03:00:06 pm »
what is interesting though- the alternative sites were gov's island (not reachable other than by boat) or the brooklyn navy yard, which is bigger than roosevelt, and not an island, but is a minimum one mile walk from any subway (a fixable problem with years and $$$).

the point being- that land is open and local officials have considered it for higher ed, with incentives. 

we already have a foothold on the east side, and a LARGE alumni base in the area.  just sayin.
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