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W∴ Balboos wrote:
The latter is now called Stony Brook University - and the various departments were allowed to deteriorate from first-in-the-state (they wanted to make it Berkeley of the East in my day). My opinion is that (1) they wanted to make SUNY Albany (state capital) more like top of the heap, and worse, they completed building the medical school - which then got all the resources that should have gone to the real learning center. So, it's much more so-so than it used to be. Stony Brook University ranking - Google Search[^] Also, when I was there, there were no athletic teams to speak of (except student intramural teams, i.e, fun). No resources wasted on that. In those days, people went their because it offered a good education and a bargain price.
You went to SunySB too? When I was there, right around the millenium, the CEO of Computer Associates had just overfunded the CompSci department, so they had doubled the number of students without increasing the housing/services capacity... So many problems... On top of that, they jumped on the Java bandwagon in my third year, so were teaching baby-level intro courses to juniors... It was quite sad.

Only two of my CS courses were actually interesting and/or useful... A computer graphics course in C++ (We basically rewrote OpenGL... VERY hard, but awesome), and the requisite algorithms / data structures course.

But yeah... It was still known for CS in those days, but it's no Berkeley.

Actually drove through there a few months ago... Man, that place has changed... Barely recognize it.
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