November 1, 2004
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AND STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON Southampton College MARINE SCIENCE PROGAMS
Pekka Paavonpera (Pekka.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paola Curcio-Kleinman (Paola.Curcio-Kleinman@liu.edu)
Long Island University and Stony Brook University reached an agreement today that would request a transfer of the undergraduate marine science programs at Southampton College to Stony Brook University effective September 2005. Under the terms of the agreement, Southampton College marine science majors, who are in good academic standing, will have the option of seamlessly transferring to Stony Brook to continue their studies.
These students will take classes at Stony Brook and at the Southampton College in facilities that will be leased by Stony Brook on a year-to-year basis for the next three years. Marine science students who require housing will reside at Stony Brook. The Southampton College marine science students who seek to transfer to Stony Brook must apply by December 1.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of these negotiations, because our students always have been of paramount concern,” said Dr. David Steinberg, president of Long Island University. “Our goal has been to ensure that these marine science students continue to receive the highest quality of education possible. The agreement with Stony Brook, an institution that has built its own stellar reputation in the sciences, accomplishes just that,” he asserted.
“Stony Brook University faculty members and students have collaborated with their counterparts at Southampton College on many projects over the years,” said Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, president of Stony Brook. “Southampton has a first-rate science program that boasts 34 Fulbright scholars, the majority of whom are marine science students. As a university that has been nationally recognized for integrating research into undergraduate education, and that has one of the leading marine sciences graduate programs in the nation, Stony Brook offers a great opportunity for the Southampton College students.”