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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 Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 8

Juliana Slocum September 15, 2020
Weekly Wrap Up: The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) election results are in, and the student body has elected Huntley Spencer as the USG president. The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors on Aug. 29, and an opinions writer asks college students to stop partying.
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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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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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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG reduces summer session student activity fee

Sherin Samuel June 1, 2020
USG still operates during the summer with certain responsibilities, such as planning committees for orientation, presidential transitions and participating in the University Senate.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students will receive refunds or credits, Stony Brook University says

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University announced that students will receive refunds or credits for unused fees in an email sent out to students on March 23. 
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Poster for the Brookfest 2020 Artist Poll. COURTESY OF USG

The USG concert series is a failure

Alek Lewis December 8, 2019
On Nov. 27, a Campus Connect email was sent to the undergraduate student body with a poll allowing them to cast a vote on a select number of potential artists for the 2020 Brookfest Concert.
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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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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

The student body has been cheated by USG

Thor Hawrey November 17, 2019
I'm a recent alumnus who values integrity above all. While I was a student, this core value led me to get involved in improving the Stony Brook community and it resulted in the SUNY Chancellor awarding me the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence this past spring.
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Candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President, Meelod Wafajow (left)and Justas Klimavicius (right) take the stage during USGs elections debate in the Student Activities Center Ballroom B on Tues. March 20. The debate gave candidates running for executive positions an opportunity to inform students of their platform. This election, four of the seven executive positions have candidates are running uncontested. LUIS RUIZ/THE STATESMAN

Students must be more active in USG

Andrew Goldstein March 28, 2018
This is not some high school government that has “will start selling breakfast waffles” as its major campaign promise. It is time for us, as students, to take a larger part in this community.
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Maxamillian Shaps, the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for  Stony Brook Universitys Undergraduate Student Government, at a debate in spring 2016. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the Editor: You deserve better student elections

Maximillian Shaps March 18, 2017
I implore all students who decide to fill out a ballot this month to respect their vote, and understand its power.
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