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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

New USG president looks forward to increasing participation

Gabby Pardo May 5, 2019
Shaheer Khan was class president in the 6th grade, senior class president in high school and now he’s set to be the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Acting Chief Justice Isaiah Momplaisir and Associate Justice Eric Wagner talking at the USG senate meeting on Thursday, April 25. They announced their decision to remove Chief Justice Aravinth Pushparaj from his position. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

USG judiciary unanimously votes to remove chief justice

Brianne Ledda April 28, 2019
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) judiciary announced its decision to remove Chief Justice Aravinth Pushparaj from his position on Thursday, April 25.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG senator files case to overturn chief justice confirmation

Brianne Ledda April 7, 2019
Pushparaj was confirmed over a year after he initially took office and the vote was added to the agenda less than 24 hours before the meeting.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Students elect 2019/2020 USG representatives

The Statesman April 7, 2019
Shaheer Khan — who won 55 percent of the vote with 959 votes in total — will become USG’s next president.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG chief justice spent over a year in office without Senate confirmation

Brianne Ledda February 17, 2019
The chief justice of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) spent over a year in office without being confirmed, violating a constitutional requirement that judiciary members be confirmed during the academic year they are appointed.
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Ashanti at a party in Los Angelas, California. She was to headline Back to the Brook Vol I on Oct.25, but the concert has been canceled. ASHANTI/INSTAGRAM

Back to the Brook Vol. I canceled a week before slated performances

Luis Ruiz Dominguez October 18, 2018
Rumors have been circulating since the start of the semester that Back to the Brook was canceled and on Thursday, Oct. 18 they were confirmed.
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Singer Ashanti will headline PUBLIC DOMAIN

Back to the Brook artists announced

Brianne Ledda and Aleeza Kazmi October 9, 2018
Stony Brook Student Life sent an email on Tuesday night announcing the artists chosen for the university's annual Back to the Brook concert.
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Students at the Back to the Brook concert on Friday, Sept. 22. This years concert did not feature a student competition as it has in past years. SASCHA ROSIN/THE STATESMAN

USG teases the Back to Brook concert

Aleeza Kazmi October 3, 2018
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) teased the Back to the Brook concert in a video posted to their YouTube channel, sbusg, on Monday, Oct. 1.
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Students discuss ways to promote inclusion at USG’s Diversity Dialogues

Vincent Sparagna September 23, 2018
Ian Lesnick, the student representative from the Office of Diversity who helped run the event, explained that USG formed the Office of Diversity in response to Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” expressing the student body’s intent to support everyone on campus.
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USG Senate fills final appointments for the term

Mike Adams September 11, 2018
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate voted unanimously to appoint sophomore social work major Victoria Correa as the commuter student representative for the Faculty Student Association’s Board of Directors in the Senate’s second meeting of the semester on Thursday, Sept. 6.
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Roth Regatta is an annual event in which students build boats made of cardboard and duct tape to race across Roth Pond. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

CAS senator proposes cancelling classes for Roth Regatta

Brianne Ledda April 26, 2018
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is supporting an initiative to cancel classes on the day of Roth Regatta to encourage student participation in the event.
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Justas USG.EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

New USG president aims for increased sustainability and student engagement

Aleeza Kazmi April 22, 2018
Klimavicius has spent the past year serving as executive assistant to Vice President of Student Life Jaliel Amador.
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