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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG presidential candidate drops out two days into voting

Sherin Samuel April 6, 2022
Amidst a Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) election that is majorly uncontested for Executive Council (EC) candidates, Presidential Candidate, junior Bryan Villatoro dropped out mid-race on April 5. 
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Anthoni Haynes reciting SHERIN SAMUEL/THE STATESMAN

USG hosts first ever Culture Fest at SBU

Sherin Samuel February 24, 2022
“For a lot of international students or students who have a history from other countries around the world, they're living here and they don't get to see their family as often. Now they get to bring that part of their culture and show it off as well."
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A group of students with the cast of Wild n Out on stage after the show on Feb. 10.SHERIN SAMUEL/THE STATESMAN

USG brings “Wild ‘n Out” to campus

Sherin Samuel February 18, 2022
On Thursday, Feb. 10, the Stony Brook campus had a taste of the MTV comedy rap battle show “Wild ‘n Out" when USG brought in cast members Conceited, Justina Valentine and Radio Big Mack as part of their recurring “Stony Brook Comedies” series.
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

USG opens resolution to remove Margaret Sanger’s name on campus residence

Sherin Samuel November 21, 2021
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis confirmed the school’s commitment to renaming Sanger Hall in an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Nov. 11. 
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 The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) office.  JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

Undergraduate Student Government to host monthly town halls

Sherin Samuel October 31, 2021
The Undergraduate Student Government announced they will be making efforts to end the disconnect between themselves and the student body with monthly town hall meetings during the USG Senate meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG update Nov. 5, 2020: USG elects non-traditional student to the Senate

Sherin Samuel November 16, 2020
Reginald Ligonde, a senior business major and non-traditional student, was elected into the USG Senate during their meeting on Nov. 5. Ligonde explained that he applied for the role in order to bring attention to an underrepresented community. 
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG reduces summer session student activity fee

Sherin Samuel June 1, 2020
USG still operates during the summer with certain responsibilities, such as planning committees for orientation, presidential transitions and participating in the University Senate.
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Paddlers jump from their boat during Roth Regatta on Friday, April 27. The theme for this years boat races was Cartoon Network vs. Nickelodeon. ANASTASIA KOBUS/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta will be held virtually this year, marking 31 years of the tradition

Sherin Samuel May 11, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be hosting this event through social media, in collaboration with the Stony Brook Computing Society. 
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University extends pass/no credit deadline to June 3

Sherin Samuel May 5, 2020
Stony Brook’s Pass/No Credit (P/NC) policy’s deadline has been moved from May 20 to June 3 at 11:59 p.m, according to a campus-wide email from Vice Provost, Charles Robbins.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

USG will partially refund student activity fee

Sherin Samuel May 1, 2020
USG Treasurer, Adrian Ortega, said during a USG senate meeting on April 2 that the Executive Council (EC) collectively voted on a range of $25 to $30 for the refund. 
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY distributes laptops to Stony Brook University students for online learning

Sherin Samuel April 22, 2020
“As of early last week, SUNY had shipped to Stony Brook 200 plus computers, as a result of students that indicated that they were without access,” Barnett said. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

University advisors discuss pass/no credit policy guidelines

Sherin Samuel April 3, 2020
The Division of Undergraduate Education discussed the university’s new pass/no credit (PNC) grading guidelines during a Zoom webinar on April 1.
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