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

Undergraduate Student Government polls are open, here are the candidates

Niki Nassiri April 4, 2022
Stony Brook University students will vote for next year’s Undergraduate Student Government Executive Council from April 4 to April 8 at 12 p.m. on SBEngaged. Students will also vote on making the student activity fee (SAF) optional or mandatory.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer elected as USG President, Student Activity Fee remains mandatory

Alek Lewis September 13, 2020
Announced on USG's Instagram on Sept. 11, Huntley Spencer has been elected president of the Undergraduate Student Government. In addition, the Student Activity Fee will be mandatory for the next two years.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

2020 USG Election and Student Activity Fee Referendum begin

Alek Lewis, Maya Brown, and Niki Nassiri September 9, 2020
Due to the financial situation of the student body brought upon by COVID-19, USG is giving undergraduate students the option to vote on the SAF being optional or mandatory.
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Graphing illustrating the new timeline for USG elections. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

USG sets date for postponed elections

Maya Brown April 13, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University set the dates and timeline for student government elections for the upcoming fall semester.
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Justine Josue, former USG Vice President of Communications resigned. STATESMAN FILE

USG elections postponed until next year

Maya Brown and Brianne Ledda March 31, 2020
Campus student governments must reschedule their elections between Sept. 8 and Sept. 20, according to the Election Postponement Policy.
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Women at the Elect Her event on Stony Brooks campus in the Student Activities Center. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Elect Her event teaches Stony Brook women how to run for office

Samantha Robinson November 23, 2019
Maame-Esi Otoo is the only female on the Undergraduate Student Government’s seven-member Executive Council. Otoo, a senior business major, is the vice president of Clubs and Organizations, and she “know[s] how to do the job.”
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USG President Shaheer Khan speaks at the town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Frey. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Highlights from USG Town Hall

The Statesman livestreamed the event, which is currently posted on Facebook. Highlights from the conversation, edited for readability and clarity, are included below. A full transcript of the event is available here.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

The student body has been cheated by USG

Thor Hawrey November 18, 2019
I'm a recent alumnus who values integrity above all. While I was a student, this core value led me to get involved in improving the Stony Brook community and it resulted in the SUNY Chancellor awarding me the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence this past spring.
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A judges gavel on a book. PUBLIC DOMAIN

USG proposes to eliminate judicial branch in constitutional referendum

Maya Brown and Sherin Samuel November 13, 2019
Stony Brook University's USG is proposing to get rid of its judicial branch in a constitutional referendum.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG Elections: Initiatives from Executive Council candidates

Brianne Ledda March 31, 2019

President Shaheer Khan, SB United: Hire more CAPS staff who can speak with students in their native languages; increase USG transparency with meetings and social media posts; lower graduation...

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Editorial: USG should play by its own rules

The Editorial Board March 15, 2019
But for the better part of this academic year, USG’s most trusted elected officials have failed to fulfill some of the most basic responsibilities that their own policies require.
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Lydia Senatus ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Despite an election loss, Lydia Senatus goes ‘Far Beyond’

Josh Farber May 7, 2017
“I tried my very best to go far beyond expectations,” she said.
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