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Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 5, 2019. The USG elections will end on Friday, Sept. 11.BERNARD SANCHEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Do your part – vote for USG elections this week

Anya Marquardt September 10, 2020
#OPINION It is up to us, the student body, to choose who we want to represent us. We should take advantage of this opportunity, as those in office will be the ones who push for more initiatives to help the student body.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Students returning to campus may have to take mandatory COVID-19 test

Alek Lewis July 10, 2020
Students planning to return to campus may have to be tested for the coronavirus and undergo a 14-day quarantine before their arrival.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University intends to resume some on-campus learning with guidelines this fall

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said. 
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University extends pass/no credit deadline to June 3

Sherin Samuel May 5, 2020
Stony Brook’s Pass/No Credit (P/NC) policy’s deadline has been moved from May 20 to June 3 at 11:59 p.m, according to a campus-wide email from Vice Provost, Charles Robbins.
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An individual placing a voting form into a ballot box. RAMSI/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

USG elections will be held on SB Engaged instead of SOLAR

Sherin Samuel March 1, 2020
The move is at least partially driven by concerns of low voter turnout. Less than three percent of the undergraduate student body participated in the constitutional referendum last semester.
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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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Results of the Undergraduate Student Governments elections of freshman and senior class reps, and vote for constitutional referendum. COURTESY OF USG

Proposed USG constitution passes

Sara Ruberg November 17, 2019
The Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) proposed changes to its constitution, introduced on Nov. 9, was passed into the USG constitution, effective immediately.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

Don’t let the USG vote for you — the vote is yours

Sam Lauria and Anya Marquardt November 15, 2019
The USG elections will directly impact us, as SBU students, so play your part by voting in the election.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

USG proposes restructured constitution in referendum

Brianne Ledda November 13, 2019
A campus-wide email announcing the referendum and elections included a link to a Google Drive folder with an annotated draft with the proposed changes, a final draft of the new constitution and a document describing major changes, in addition to the current constitution.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG to host a town hall on constitutional referendum

Maya Brown and Samantha Robinson November 13, 2019
Major proposed changes to the USG constitution include abolishing the judiciary branch, changing student representation in the senate and eliminating required office hours for USG members.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Breaking down SBU’s student health plan

Matina Douzenis October 27, 2019
An analysis of Stony Brook University's health insurance coverage.
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Let them eat something; make Campus Life Time daily

Mike Adams August 31, 2018
I’m willing to bet a body part there are plenty of people right now who don’t have the luxury of budgeting time in their school day to meet their bare biological necessities.
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