Stonybrook University


Earlier this month I had the honour of teaching at a new summer camp for teen writers, which was held on Shelter Island, New York, from July 2-9th. Created in memory of an Auschwitz survivor, Rena Gelissen, the central character in the inspirational Holocaust memoir, Rena’s Promise, by the camp’s […]

Rena’s Promise International Youth Writers Camp


An issue that is galvanising the local community here on the East End of Long Island, where I spend part of the year, is the proposed closure of Stonybrook’s Southampton Campus. The main mover behind the scheme is the President of Stonybrook, Samuel L. Stanley, a technocrat who has betrayed […]

Save Stonybrook Southampton: Axe the Fat Cats


http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/savesbs/ Last week it was announced that as part of its cost cutting plans Stonybrook University is to close its Southampton L.I campus. The news came like a bolt out of the blue, leaving students, staff and the local community shocked and upset. I don’t directly have a dog in […]

Bail out colleges – not banks ! Save Stonybrook Southampton ...