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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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Campus Briefing: USG cracks down on professors and course syllabi

Arielle Martinez May 15, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) senate unanimously voted to pass a resolution stating that the senate will pressure Stony Brook University faculty and staff to conform to university policies regarding course syllabi and textbook requisitions at its final meeting of the semester Thursday evening.
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Campus briefing: USG judiciary rules on lawsuit

Arielle Martinez May 6, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government senate was briefed in its meeting Thursday evening on a judiciary case in which two executive council members sued USG.
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Relay for Life raises over $40K for American Cancer Society

Joe Malone April 29, 2014
Stony Brook students pulled a different kind of all-nighter for 12 hours this past weekend. From Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. into Sunday, April 27, students occupied the Campus Recreation Fields for the fourth annual Relay for Life event and raised $42,741 for the American Cancer Society.
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Brookfest 2014: stadium flooring to cost 28K

Hanaa’ Tameez April 11, 2014
Outraged students took to social media on Thursday, April 10 when the Undergraduate Student Government posted on Facebook and Twitter that the Athletics Department wanted a $40,000 semi-truck flooring to protect the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium turf during the Brookfest concert. USG asked students to tweet at the Athletics account to express their disapproval.
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USG Executive Council: promises made and promises kept

The Statesman April 8, 2014
Last year, the Undergraduate Student Government executive council candidates pledged to make several changes to improve campus life. The Statesman reexamined those platforms to see if those candidates upheld their promises.
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Campus briefing: USG condemns university’s broad-based fees advertising

Arielle Martinez April 8, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday evening in which it condemns the university’s lack of advertising of the proposed broad-based fee increases that will take effect in the 2014-2015 school year. The resolution, which was proposed by Vice President of Communications & Public Relations Mario Ferone, is a reaction to the open forum discussion on broad-based fees that was hosted by the university on the afternoon of April 2 in the Student Activities Center (SAC) Auditorium.
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Brookfest 2014: Securing the artists

Peter Chen April 7, 2014
Last year’s spring concert—newly renamed Brookfest—promised performances by Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki. However, both artists failed security checks by the Campus Police, who were worried about “slam dancing.” The resulting fallout from the artist change led to a vote of no confidence and near impeachment of then Undergraduate Student Government President Anna Lubitz.
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There are precious few big events for students to attend each semester, and the fact that students will be forced to miss them due to class conflicts highlights the disconnect between the students and the university. (EZRA MARGONO / THE STATESMAN)

Students deserve a university they can actually enjoy

John Scalmandre April 3, 2014
I did not care much for the Kaku lectures simply due to my tendency to enjoy the social sciences, however I am finding myself overwhelmed with anticipation for Brookfest. That is why, upon finding out that some students who are in BIO 202 will be unable to attend Brookfest, I became outraged. Discovering that some students taking an Organic Chemistry midterm were unable to attend the Kaku lecture only furthered my anger.
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USG Vice President of Communications and Public Relations Mario Ferone (left) has expressed hope that the Ronkonkoma building plans will benefit students. (MANJU SHIVARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Ronkonkoma plans to build town hub

Caithlin Pena February 20, 2014
Being a Stony Brook University resident student is not at all an isolating experience. Suffolk Transit buses take students to off-campus locations such as Smith Haven Mall and grocery stores, and university buses do the same on weekends. The new 7Bus, stationed at the Student Activities Center, stops at various locations in New York City. And the Long Island Rail Road is right on-campus as well, taking students all over Long Island and to NYC. The LIRR also takes students to Port Jefferson’s Main Street hub. With a five to 10 minute train ride, students can wander the numerous shops and restaurants there.
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Editorial: USG should follow through with their promises on transportation

The Editorial Board February 4, 2014
The Undergraduate Student Government announced over break that the Friday night bus route it had pursued adding since the beginning of semester would add an additional $4 to the transportation fee, which is charged to undergraduate students every semester.
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Campus briefing: Port Jefferson bus no longer a USG priority

Ryan Wolf February 4, 2014
The focus of the Undergraduate Student Government’s first meeting of the semester was on old issues, including an update on the student transportation options the Senate has been working on for the past seven months.
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