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The main two parties this year running for USG are the Party party and the House Party. Voting will end on May 1. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK USG

USG candidates face off in debate ahead of annual elections

Michaela Kilgallen April 27, 2015
The USG election debate hinged on the theme of experience versus originality among the PARTY Party, HOUSE Party and independent candidates on April 22 in the Student Union.
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USG Executive Council platform statements: looking back at the year

USG Executive Council platform statements: looking back at the year

The Statesman April 19, 2015
The Statesman revisited last year’s platform statements to see if the Executive Council members were able to carry out the plans that were promised.
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The main two parties this year running for USG are the Party party and the House Party. Voting will end on May 1. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK USG

On the campaign trail: Meet the 2015 USG candidates

Christopher Leelum April 19, 2015
Friday, April 17 marked the beginning of campaigning, and starting on April 27, the SOLAR system will open up for voting. Elections officially end on May 1.
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Evan Artza, a senior psychology major, smokes a cigarette outside of the Javits Lecture Center. Stony Brook forbids smoking within 25 feet of any on-campus building. MEGAN MILLER / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: USG discusses tobacco-free campus

Arielle Martinez March 30, 2015
The USG Senate discussion regarding tobacco came in the midst of a SUNY-wide effort to ban tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, on all SUNY campuses.
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Winter weather proves to be problematic for SBU club teams

Arielle Martinez March 25, 2015
The snow and ice that covered the Campus Recreation Field Complex was more than an inconvenience to sports clubs that needed to maintain their practice and game schedules.
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Campus briefing: Men’s Club Lacrosse budget fails

Hanaa’ Tameez March 1, 2015
A motion to move the men’s club lacrosse team to line budget status failed by a vote of 11-8-0 during the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26.
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College of Arts and Sciences Sen. Marissa Peterson advocated for a personalized solution based on each clubs situation. SAHER JAFRI / THE STATESMAN

Campus Briefing: Nine clubs lose budgets after USG Senate passes Appropriations Act

Christopher Leelum February 17, 2015
The Appropriations Act was the star of the show for the Feb. 12 USG senate meeting, passing by a vote of 18-1-0, but not before some misunderstandings and reconsideration.
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James Alrassi, Executive Vice President, proposed the My Senator’s Keeper Act this past fall. The act requires each senator to propose a project within two weeks of the start of the semester in order to strengthen the campus community. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

USG plans to implement “My Senator’s Keeper Act” this semester

Arielle Martinez February 1, 2015
This spring semester will be the first semester that the new Senator’s Project Act, which the Undergraduate Student Government senate passed Dec. 4, 2014.
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(MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Campus briefing: justice confirmed, film club acknowledged

Arielle Martinez November 24, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government senate unanimously confirmed freshman political science major Andrei Moraru as an associate justice of the USG judiciary in its half-hour meeting on Thursday.
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Congressional candidates voice positions in debate at Staller Center

Kelly Zegers October 29, 2014
Rep. Tim Bishop and his challenger, New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin, gave voters a chance to hear their positions on key issues of the midterm elections at the Staller Center on Monday, Oct. 27.
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Campus Briefing: USG addresses student complaints

Campus Briefing: USG addresses student complaints

Arielle Martinez September 12, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government senate discussed the results of a student complaint survey and possible solutions at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Campus Briefing: USG to control appointments to non-USG committees

Arielle Martinez September 4, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government senate passed a last minute addition to the agenda Thursday evening: an act that creates a procedure for appointing undergraduates to committees outside of USG.
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