Articles by: fposillico

U.S. students attend free med school, learn value of community medicine

Originally published on Journalism Without Walls — http://www.journalismwithoutwalls.com/cuba2012/2012/01/22/u-s-students-attend-med-school-for-free-will-return-home-after-getting-degree/ HAVANA, CUBA – Heather Ross is a 31-year-old American student who will graduate from a Cuban medical school here in two years. She is one of 106 American students who are part of a program meant to instill values of community medicine. […]

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Third generation teaches surfing on LI

Originally published on Newsday.com — http://www.newsday.com/third-generation-teaches-surfing-on-li-1.3014676?&p=846859 The Skudin family doesn’t get together that often. So on Friday, when four brothers and their parents reunited for the first time in two years in Long Beach, they made sure to indulge in their favorite activity — sharing the gift of surfing. David […]

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Hundreds rock out in the North Fork

Originally published on Newsday.com — http://www.newsday.com/hundreds-rock-out-in-the-north-fork-1.3065512 Corky Laing, a legendary drummer from the rock band Mountain, may seem out of place on the fields of a North Fork winery. But on Sunday the Quebec native was right at home on Long Island with his new band, Corky Laing and The […]

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Students to Albany: We Are Not an ATM

Originally published in The Statesman, http://sbstatesman.com/2009/02/25/students-to-albany-we-are-not-an-atm/ Joined by the Stony Brook marching band, dancers, and gospel choir, the Undergraduate Student Government riled up students Wednesday in hopes of sending a message to Albany: Stony Brook University can’t handle more cuts. The Academic Mall seethed with more than 250 of such […]

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John Marburger, the incurable optimist

Story originally published in The Statesman, http://sbstatesman.com/2011/09/11/john-marburger-the-incurable-optimist/ John H. Marburger III, was known to be an incurable optimist. He was the university’s third president, the director of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Presidential Science advisor under George W. Bush. He was more recently the vice president for research up until a […]

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Students to Albany: We Are Not an ATM

Originally published in The Statesman (Feb. 25, 2009) Students to Albany: We Are Not an ATM Joined by the Stony Brook marching band, dancers, and gospel choir, the Undergraduate Student Government riled up students Wednesday in hopes of sending a message to Albany: Stony Brook University can’t handle more cuts. […]

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Stony Brook Belly Dancing, A Team Deversified

Originally published in The Statesman (April 29, 2010) http://sbstatesman.com/2010/04/29/stony-brook-belly-dancing-a-team-deversified/ The black stage was hot under the blazing sun. Everyone was barefoot and this was the first performance for a few of the members. The thought of messing up was not the only thing going through their minds. “Do I look […]

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