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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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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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There is more than enough unallocated funds to give to all of the clubs that were at the senate meeting on Thursday, and then some. I think USG needs to realize that we are not a business.  PHOTO CREDIT: STONYBROOKUSG.ORG

Letter to the Editor: Student Activity Fee needs to benefit students

The Statesman April 13, 2015
"I was very outspoken at this meeting about my issues with this budget and it is my opinion that it is the absolute worst budget to be approved by the Senate in recent years."
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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 will kick off the fall semester with some laughs

Giselle Barkley August 25, 2014
Instead of kicking off the fall semester with a concert like last fall, USG invited former Full House star and stand-up comic Bob Saget to perform in the Staller Center on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m..
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No reason to vote against mandatory Student Activities Fee

No reason to vote against mandatory Student Activities Fee

Matthew Boose April 15, 2014
What gives, Kyle? Why did you do it? Why did you vote against making the Student Activity Fee mandatory? Are you just anti-fun? Or worse—a libertarian? Do you not enjoy being coerced?
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Editorial: Unfair elections

The Editorial Board April 6, 2014
With a clean sweep of executive council positions and only two seats challenged in the senate, the number of uncontested positions in this year’s Undergraduate Student Government election is unacceptable.
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Campus briefing: USG supports idea of new bus route, currently “in discussions”

Ryan Wolf October 26, 2013
The Undergraduate Student Government unanimously approved a resolution for the creation of a new bus route at its weekly Senate meeting on Oct. 24.
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USG Treasurer Abraham says the increase to the fee will aid the growing amount of clubs. (JESUS PICHARDO/THE STATESMAN)

Student Activity Fee cap to be raised

Brandon Bennett April 29, 2013

Upon enrollment, all Stony Brook students are required to pay the Student Activity Fee. The money students collectively pay are used to fund most on-campus clubs, organizations and events; any club...

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The After Party sweeps all but one category in the USG spring elections. (PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK)

The After Party sweeps USG spring elections

Emily McTavish April 13, 2013

The Undergraduate Student Government election results came in last night with The After Party boasting victories in all but one category. Adil Hussain, who also ran for USG president last spring, came...

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