In early April, while students at Stony Brook University were enjoying their spring breaks with family and friends, a group of 30 census workers spent four days in a conference room in Mendelsohn Quad filling out official, constitutionally mandated census forms for the campus' 9,000 residents.
Yet despite the massive undertaking, there was never any disclosure made to the students that the census was being filled out on their behalf. Nor does it seem there was any desire on the part of the university to engage and involve the campus community in the process at all.
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