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This may be the best time in a decade to be graduating from college. That's the view of some economists who note the job market keeps getting stronger. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now, which is a very different picture than it was and than it remains for graduates of the Great Recession.

WSHU Senior Reporter Charles Lane recently spoke with several individuals with a keen interest in the current job market. Below is a transcript of their conversations.  

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Colleges on Long Island are not just centers of learning: many are taking advantage of statewide programs, such as Start-Up NY, to bolster the economy in their area.

SUNY Old Westbury is the latest school to receive approval to open a Start-Up NY tax-free zone to attract companies to open or expand on Long Island. 

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Stony Brook University Men’s Basketball is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school’s history. Yesterday the Seawolves, seeded 13th, learned that they will face off against the 4th seed Kentucky Wildcats. They were the tournament champions in 2012.

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The Stony Brook University Men’s Basketball team has made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school’s history.

Maybe Dodos Weren't So Dumb After All

Feb 29, 2016
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Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “Dumb as a dodo” before. Dodos were supposed to be dumb — the story goes — that’s why the three-foot tall, flightless birds weren’t afraid of the European sailors who hunted them to extinction on the island of Mauritius in the 1600s.

With their outsized, cartoonish beaks, their tiny wings and their gangly necks stuck on a plump body, they don’t look very smart.

“As goofy as it looks, it’s actually not that bad. It may not be a genius, but it’s no dodo,” says Euginea Gold, a Stony Brook University researcher.

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