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Election 2016: How Did Higher Ed Leaders Respond?

Chronicle of Higher Education

Some presidents are expressly interested in why higher education- particularly public higher education- must respond to the 2016 election. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. at Stony Brook University writes, "What we do at a public university has never been more important than today," anchored, he argues, as public universities are "in our strong values of diversity, access, and inclusiveness." The Chancellor at CUNY, James B. Milliken, notes that CUNY is "committed to providing opportunities to immigrants and low income and underrepresented students," a sentiment echoed by the president of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The President of Cuyahoga Community College calls attention to their commitment to "access, equity, and success for all students." What these statements suggest is that the missions of access-oriented public institutions of higher education don’t just justify the speaking up in the wake of the 2016 election; the missions require it.

Academics Predicted Trump Victory

US News and World Report/AP

"I had a lot of people saying, ‘This isn’t going to work. You’re going to fall on your face.’ I got emails berating me for being an idiot and irresponsible," says Helmut Norpoth, a longtime political science professor at Stony Brook. Norpoth has successfully predicted every presidential winner since developing the formula for the 1996 presidential race. He also used his formula to review every presidential election since 1912, and found the indicators would have accurately predicted the outcome every time except 1960.

Thousands Of Dead Bunker Fish Pack Shinnecock Canal In Hampton Bays

CBS New York

Tens of thousands of dead fish were found packing a canal in the Hamptons. "There was a big school of blue fish in the bay earlier on Sunday," Marine Scientist Center, Manager, at Stony Brook Southampton, Chris Paparo said. "Blue fish eat bunker and they chase the bunker into the canal like this and the locks are closed, fish can’t escape, and when they get pushed in they deplete the oxygen."

Family History Inspires Cancer Lab

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Bahl and his wife, Kavita, are paying for a new cancer-research program at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine with a $13.5 million donation. Construction on the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory is scheduled to finish in 2018.

Eye on Education: Navigating the college application process

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook University Dean of Undergraduate Admissions writes, "New technology influences everything, including your child’s college application process. Websites, social media and streaming videos may be more common than catalogs as sources of information for the college-bound child, but the fundamentals of applying for college remain the same — along with the anxiety and anticipation. So how do you help your children make the most of their college search and selection process?"

Told you so: Some professors correctly predicted Trump win

Wall Street Journal/AP

A political scientist at New York’s Stony Brook University based his prediction on a formula using primary results and his "pendulum of change" theory. A Yale professor tied his pick to economic factors. And a history professor at American University relied on a formula he developed in the 1980s. "I had a lot of people saying, ‘This isn’t going to work. You’re going to fall on your face.’ I got emails berating me for being an idiot and irresponsible," says Helmut Norpoth, a longtime political science professor at Stony Brook.

There may have been shy Trump supporters after all

Washington Post

Stony Brook University Associate Professor of Political Science Yanna Krupnikov co-wrote this Washington Post article, saying,"If this is a modern "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment (though some disagree) how did it come to be? One possibility is that the polls were off because people were uncomfortable openly sharing with pollsters that they planned to vote for Trump."

Warm summer, rust tide kill off shellfish on East End

News12

East End bay men and restaurants are taking a large hit after realizing that the scallop harvest has been almost nonexistent. Dr. Chris Gobler, of Stony Brook University, says the warm spring and record-setting summer led to a high rate of mortality for the shellfish. "I think the prices will be pretty high because the yields are so low," says Gobler.

Stony Brook professor predicted a Trump presidency since February

FiOS1

Despite national polls and even political analysts right up to the elections saying Hillary Clinton was going to win, Stony Brook University Political Science Professor Helmut Norpoth says he’s known Donald Trump was going to win the White House since February So what did the professor Norpoth do differently than everyone else?

Here’s who was right about Trump, and what they knew that no one else did

Dallas Morning News

Donald Trump’s surge to the presidency dumbfounded much of the country Tuesday night. But not everyone…Helmut Norpoth, a political science professor at Stony Brook University, also predicted a Trump win — way back in March. He determined then that Trump had at least an 87 percent chance of winning the general election. A huge factor working against Clinton, Norpoth said, was that the White House is historically likely to swing the other direction after two terms with one political party.

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