With some memories of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy five years ago beginning to fade, proponents of a set of offshore barriers to protect the New York metropolitan area from storm surge are re-sounding their alarm.
University police officers and students mingled over pastries and coffee on campus as part of a nationwide effort to better connect officers with the citizens they serve. “This is a great way for students to get to know a police officer as an individual,” Eric Olsen, SBU’s assistant chief of police.
It’s officially Wolfstock week at the University. The annual Homecoming celebration featuring fun events on and off campus leads up to the big football game on Saturday night when the Seawolves take on the New Hampshire Wildcats.
Alan Alda will share personal successes using improvisational theater exercises to build empathy and connection, while DiChristina will shed light on the kind of stories Scientific American readers crave in this upcoming series.
Debra Dwyer’s research consists of health and labor economics with ties to public policy. Her research also focuses on general market failures and evaluation of the healthcare sector in the United States, including the Affordable Care Act. Dwyer thinks the ACA shouldn't be repealed, and suggests closing loopholes while having a public option and a stronger mandate for healthcare insurance instead of moving towards a private non-competitive market.