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The Starbucks located in Melville Library.LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU should follow Starbucks and offer racial-bias education

Gabby Pardo and Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Perhaps we should take a page from Starbucks’ book and have a widely announced day of racial bias education for anyone who wishes to attend?
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Free menstrual products a reality under new USG administration

Joseph Konig August 27, 2017
As a result of two USG initiatives, on-campus residents will now have unlimited access to laundry facilities and menstrual hygiene products.
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Ayyan Zubair, above, was elected to serve as USG president for the 2017-2018 academic year. Zubairs policies include free feminine hygiene products and a new course retake policy. PHOTO COURTESY OF AYYAN ZUBAIR

Incoming USG President sets his sights high

Joseph Konig May 7, 2017
“There’s free condoms everywhere and sex is optional,” Zubair said. “Having a period isn’t. And for too many Seawolves it’s too expensive to buy menstrual pads. Which is really saying something because it’s a basic human right.”
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USG establishes new director of diversity affairs

Michaela Kilgallen January 29, 2017
USG President Cole Lee signed an executive order establishing a director of diversity affairs and a USG Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

More support for diversity

Andrew Goldstein January 29, 2017
Stony Brook has taken too long to issue a statement about President Trump's travel ban and the detention of a student.
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Laundry prices cut by 20 percent

Laundry prices cut by 20 percent

Jill Ryan September 3, 2016
Each machine now costs $1.40 to use as opposed to last year’s $1.75.
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A USG President with an inspirational past

A USG President with an inspirational past

Eric Schmid April 30, 2016
Like many other undergraduates, USG President Cole Lee wants to usher change in our society.
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USG election results released

USG election results released

Michaela Kilgallen April 24, 2016
After a problematic campaign period, students were finally able to vote for their candidates of choice last week.
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Cash Cash and Future made Brookfest a success among Seawolves

Jessica Carnabuci and Rena Thomas April 15, 2016
The Undergraduate Student Government’s annual Brookfest, held on April 13, concert rocked Stony Brook University with performances by Cash Cash and Future.
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Undergraduate Student Government senators at a meeting in April 2016. KRYSTEN MASSA/STATESMAN FILE

Campus Briefing: Senate votes on SUNY Assembly delegates

Skyler Gilbert April 10, 2016
Three members of USG will attend next week’s State University of New York Student Assembly Conference, the USG Senate confirmed in its meeting Thursday night.
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Justine Josue, former USG Vice President of Communications resigned. STATESMAN FILE

USG campaigning suspended for Elections Board vetting

Rachel Siford and Arielle Martinez March 25, 2016
Concerns about the Elections Board were brought up at the most recent USG meeting, where it was revealed Elections Board members were never actually confirmed by the Senate.
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Stony Brook commemorates the end of Black History Month

Stony Brook commemorates the end of Black History Month

Jess Stoneburner February 25, 2016
The Black History Month closing ceremony was held in the Student Activities Center Wednesday night, honoring NFL player Will Tye were and keynote speaker Yusef Salaam.
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