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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Petition to ban Turning Point USA unsuccessful, chapter is approved

Viola Flowers December 5, 2021
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Manjot Singh elected USG President

Alek Lewis April 10, 2021
Manjot Singh has been elected as the next Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president. The results of the election were announced on USG’s Instagram a few hours after polls closed on SBEngaged on April 4.
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The outside of the Stony Brook Union. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Student Union reopens on campus after three years of renovations

Maya Brown October 19, 2020
After three years of renovations and about $63.4 million spent, the new Union opened on campus this fall semester. The Union features three levels of newly designated areas including an office for the Center of Civic Justice, club space and an e-sports facility.
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Official website logo. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Science and Humanities at Stony Brook collide in new club Artists in Medicine

Melanie Navarro October 2, 2020
Founded this year, a new club at Stony Brook University called Artists in Medicine wants to use students’ artistic abilities to construct creative projects. Their goal is to combine the arts and sciences in a simplified and informative way. 
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer commits to building strong relationships with students as the new USG president

Gabby Pardo September 27, 2020
Nearly 2,000 ballots were cast in the elections this year — a 10% increase in student body votes from last year. Spencer beat the opposing party’s candidate, senior political science and economics major Justin Ullman, by 426 votes, and another candidate, senior psychology major Vincent Ferrara, by 760 votes.
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New student startup provides a messaging platform for SBU students

Maya Brown September 25, 2020
Dive Chat, a new student start up and group chat messaging app for students, was launched on Aug. 1 at Stony Brook University.
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Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 5, 2019. The USG elections will end on Friday, Sept. 11.BERNARD SANCHEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Do your part – vote for USG elections this week

Anya Marquardt September 10, 2020
#OPINION It is up to us, the student body, to choose who we want to represent us. We should take advantage of this opportunity, as those in office will be the ones who push for more initiatives to help the student body.
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The Stony Brook Pipettes performing at Stony Brook Universitys Seawolves Showcase in October 2019. This year, performance groups and other clubs will not get the chance to meet physically. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 causes remote meetings and budget cuts for student organizations

Maya Brown September 1, 2020
Clubs and organizations thrive on interaction, community and events, all of which are a vital part of campus life. However, they are now forced to adapt to a remote experience and limited funds in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Social contracts should be respected within clubs too

Kraig Klein July 19, 2020
I was the public relations officer for Dumbledore’s Army. However, the eBoard made a decision on July 10 and abused their power by supporting a political stance using the club’s name without the consent of club members.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

USG proposes restructured constitution in referendum

Brianne Ledda November 13, 2019
A campus-wide email announcing the referendum and elections included a link to a Google Drive folder with an annotated draft with the proposed changes, a final draft of the new constitution and a document describing major changes, in addition to the current constitution.
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Off-campus party sparks response from university

Katherine Kurre May 1, 2014
Eight university clubs and organizations have been temporarily suspended for their possible involvement with a house party that occurred on April 12 on Stony Brook Road and incited police response.
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