Smoke causes Union evacuation, police say no fire

Emergency response vehicles stationed around the traffic circle by the Student Union bus stop. (JESUS PICHARDO/THE STATESMAN)

Emergency response vehicles stationed around the traffic circle by the Student Union bus stop. (JESUS PICHARDO/THE STATESMAN)

Smoke from a vent in the courtyard lounge on the second floor of the Student Union caused the building to be evacuated at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Continue reading →

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Bayles Boat Shop brings boat building back to Long Island

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Most mornings on the Port Jefferson, N.Y. harbor front are quiet ones.  But on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, while locals are jogging or walking their dogs along the water, Bayles Boat Shop is an eruption of construction sounds.  Sawing, drilling, hammering, the works.

An aroma of sawdust and epoxy fills the modest, rectangular shed that sits in the shadow of the Port Jefferson Village Center on East Broadway.  Inside, Long Island Seaport and Eco Center (LISEC) Board of Directors President Betty Ann Arink is making her way around the room, talking to the other 36 boat shop members.  Continue reading →

Brookfest 2014: stadium flooring to cost 28K

Outraged students took to social media on Thursday, April 10 when the Undergraduate Student Government posted on Facebook and Twitter that the Athletics Department wanted a $40,000 semi-truck flooring to protect the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium turf during the Brookfest concert. USG asked students to tweet at the Athletics Twitter account to express their disapproval.

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TENNIS: Stony Brook vs. NJIT

On Sunday, April 13, Stony Brook University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams faced off against NJIT. While the men fell 4-2, the women won 6-0.

Fewer women graduating with college degrees in computer science

The decline in women graduating with degrees in computer science may be due to stigmas attached to the field. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

When Jennifer Wong first started teaching at Stony Brook in 2006, she caught a male student in her CSE 220 class aiming a laser pointer at her rear.

Even though she dismissed the student from the class, she said she did not think it would have happened if she were a male teaching the course.

According to a study from the National Science Foundation, the number of women graduating with degrees in computer science has actually decreased compared to data from two decades ago.

In 2010, female students earned 18.2 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science.

In 1991, that number was 29.1 percent.

In a male-dominated field like computer science, Wong said that perhaps students were not used to seeing a woman leading the lecture. Students had signed her up for random email lists and taken out personal ads in her name, filling up her voice mailbox.

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