Students hit the ceiling over fees
By Elana Glowatz
March 10, 2011 | 10:04 AM
The Student Activities Center plaza at Stony Brook University became a stage for airing grievances March 2 when research assistants along with graduate and undergraduate students gathered to protest budget cuts to public education proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as well as fee increases proposed by Stony Brook.
Sarah Campbell, a research assistant in the physics department, took the bullhorn and said to the crowd, “We know it’s a tough time … we’re not asking for much.” Campbell said some student fees have doubled since she started working: “It’s basically a pay cut for us.”