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South Asian Student Association panel inspires students to pursue their interests

Rayia Habibulla April 20, 2023
A diverse group of successful panelists in the fields of journalism, technology, engineering, business and finance joined together on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to speak to students on their career experiences.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Manjot Singh elected USG President

Alek Lewis April 10, 2021
Manjot Singh has been elected as the next Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president. The results of the election were announced on USG’s Instagram a few hours after polls closed on SBEngaged on April 4.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer commits to building strong relationships with students as the new USG president

Gabby Pardo September 27, 2020
Nearly 2,000 ballots were cast in the elections this year — a 10% increase in student body votes from last year. Spencer beat the opposing party’s candidate, senior political science and economics major Justin Ullman, by 426 votes, and another candidate, senior psychology major Vincent Ferrara, by 760 votes.
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The Stony Brook Pipettes performing at Stony Brook Universitys Seawolves Showcase in October 2019. This year, performance groups and other clubs will not get the chance to meet physically. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 causes remote meetings and budget cuts for student organizations

Maya Brown September 1, 2020
Clubs and organizations thrive on interaction, community and events, all of which are a vital part of campus life. However, they are now forced to adapt to a remote experience and limited funds in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Student leadership report shows campus concerns for the upcoming semester

Claudia Motley August 16, 2020
In a report released in early July, unnamed representatives from the GSO and the USG expressed their experiences relating to COVID-19 last spring semester. The information came for two listening sessions conducted on June 17 and June 22.
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ICE rolls back changes after student and university backlash

Maya Brown July 13, 2020
The changes, which were rolled back on July 14, would have forced students to leave their university if they did not take any classes in-person. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Chief Diversity Officer implements diversity plan to create change on campus

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
“As a campus community, we will lead with purpose to build a supportive culture with our shared value strategy embedded into our actions and operational practices,” Clarke said in the email.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG statement on nationwide police violence against the black community

Shaheer Khan June 15, 2020
USG does not tolerate and denounces all forms of racist rhetoric and behavior targeted towards black people. We must stand together and condemn racism, anti-blackness and white supremacy.
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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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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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USG Meeting in the Fall 2019 semester. JUSTIN GOODRIDGE/THE STATESMAN

USG moving campaign process online

Claudia Motley March 11, 2020
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be taking its elections process totally online amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and intends to postpone part of the election process.
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SUNY and CUNY students talk to the legislative director of state senator James Gaughran. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Students represent SBU on Higher Education Action Day

Alek Lewis and Fanni Frankl March 1, 2020
On Thursday, at least 24 Stony Brook University students and two Statesman reporters boarded buses to Albany to participate in Higher Education Action day, where representatives from State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools meet with government officials to discuss how to improve funding for higher education in New York.
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