Stony Brook U In Southampton To Be Closed, Students Left In The Dark

06/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Facing yet another round of state budget cuts, Stony Brook University took the drastic step of announcing that by summer's end, the Stony Brook Southampton campus would no longer operate as a semi-independent college, leaving the school's 500 students to find a new university by the fall.

The news was met with anger, sadness and frustration from the campus community, a close-knit group of students and faculty. Students were given no notice of the university's decision until an article was published on the hyper local online news site the night before the official announcement.

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