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Stony Brook University halts pharmacy school plans

October 5, 2018

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Stony Brook University on Long Island has suspended operations at its pharmacy school before any students were admitted.

Newsday reports the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is no longer taking applications.

The university says it’s trying to find other positions for the pharmacy school’s faculty and staff.

Early this year, the university announced plans to enroll its first pharmacy-doctorate class in August. Then delays in the accreditation process occurred.

University spokeswoman Lauren Sheprow said on Thursday that the decision to suspend operations is “due to a range of circumstances.”

It came a day after university President Samuel Stanley Jr. spoke about budget challenges.

Stanley didn’t say how much the current deficit is. However, last March he said the university faced an $18 million shortfall in its total base funding.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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