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USG Treasurer Kathryn Michaud, above, presented an explanation of the 2015-2016 budget to the senators. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: USG senate passes new version of $3.2 million budget to fund clubs and agencies

Arielle Martinez April 27, 2015
The Undergraduate Student Government senate passed a new $3.2 million budget for the 2015-2016 year at its Thursday meeting.
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Current USG President, Gary Lachar, above, said about $176,000 in unallocated funds would be added per year with the fee increase. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: Students to vote on Student Activity Fee raise

Christopher Leelum April 20, 2015
Along with potential candidates, students will have an important issue to vote in during this year’s USG elections—a possible increase of the Student Activity Fee.
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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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Campus briefing: USG budget deadline extended to April 24

Campus briefing: USG budget deadline extended to April 24

Arielle Martinez April 15, 2015
At an emergency meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the Undergraduate Student Government senate extended the deadline to pass the 2015-2016 budget to April 24.
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Campus briefing: SAB to get $40K raise in USG 2015-2016 budget proposal

Christopher Leelum April 14, 2015
The 2015-2016 Undergraduate Student Government budget of nearly $3.2 million passed on Thursday, April 9 and increased the budget for the Student Activities Board to $650,000.
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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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VP of Academic Affairs Steven Adelson, right, urged support for renewed legislation for future Seawolves                  SIMON SHARP / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: senate passes resolution to support renewal of SUNY 2020 legislation

Arielle Martinez February 23, 2015
The USG Senate approved a resolution to support a renewed plan for predictable tuition costs for State University of New York schools at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19.
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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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USG Treasurer Kathryn Michaud, above, explains changes to the financial bylaws at the USG senate meeting on Feb. 5. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: Senate approves Financial Bylaw clarifications and amendments

Arielle Martinez February 9, 2015
The Undergraduate Student Government senate unanimously passed a new set of financial bylaws at its Thursday meeting by a vote of 18-0-2.
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According to Vice President of Communications and Public Relations Danny Chung, USG is hoping to reschedule the Streetlight Manifesto concert to either the month of February or March. We avoided April since it would be too close to Brookfest, Chung said in a text message.

Streetlight Manifesto cancelled, USG works to shape up

The Statesman February 1, 2015
In light of the Streetlight Manifesto concert contract mishap, USG is reevaluating how they bring big events to campus and even more so how they operate as whole.
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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)

American University study finds fewer women running for political positions

Yuan-Yin Lo November 24, 2014
Although the number of women graduating from colleges is greater than the number of men graduating nationwide, there is a shortage of women running for executive student government positions.
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