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USG News Briefing

New Senators


Harminder Singh resigned last week and two new senators were appointed: Kenneth Myers and Gary Hagen. They were not able to vote at the meeting because their GPAs had yet to be checked.


Judiciary Nominations


The three people nominated for the judiciary were to be approved at the meeting, but the item was held until next week.  The delay was put in place because not all candidates were in attendance and were still pending approval of the vetting committee.


Special Services Council Recommendations


After a semester with the Special Services Council in limbo, the biggest drama on Thursday night came from votes to recognize new clubs.

Joining the hundreds of clubs already at Stony Brook are the Anthropology Society, the Investment Club and the Stony Brook Khatra. The Good News Corp and the Autism Awareness club were not approved.

“We have a limited budget and can’t approve every awareness club that turns up,” Senator Allen Abraham said.

One idea that a few of the senators threw around was combining all the awareness clubs into a single awareness club with different branches.

This is similar to a discussion last semester about the increase of magazines on campus. The argument some senators made that if one is approved, then all others must also be approved.


President Pro Tempore Election


There was an election for the new President Pro-Tempore but no one was elected. There will be an election next week where the final decision will be made.




This week marks the start of USG elections. If you are interested in running for a position, there are two required information sessions on March 15 at 8:30 p.m. and March 16 at 1 p.m.


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