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Pro-Palestinian protestors forming a human chain on Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University Senate demands dropping charges against arrested protestors, probe into police response

Sky Crabtree and Viyang Hao May 9, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Senate voted on Monday to demand that Stony Brook University drop charges against the 29 individuals arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus on Thursday, May 2. The...

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Undergraduate Student Government President Devin Lobosco (left) and SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

SBU USG debates changing club food spending caps in financial bylaws

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter April 28, 2024

Stony Brook University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate has started to consider new financial bylaws. USG President Devin Lobosco and Treasurer Amitesh Reddy Akiti presented potential...

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USG passes resolution calling for BDS

Viyang Hao and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2024

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate passed a resolution to call on Stony Brook University to completely divest from Israel and companies affiliated with the country on Thursday, April...

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Undergraduate Student Government -- Nistha Boghra at a senate council meeting on Thursday, April 4. CHRISTOPHER YANG/THE STATESMAN

USG releases 2024 election results

Viyang Hao and Sky Crabtree April 9, 2024
The election results from the 2024 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Election are now out.
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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis addresses student concerns in front of the USG Senate in a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22. VIYANG HAO/THE STATESMAN

McInnis addresses student concerns to USG Senate

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter March 5, 2024

In her visit to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis addressed some concerns brought forth by Senators, specifically...

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Undergraduate Student Government President Devin Lobosco speaking at a senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. VIYANG YU/THE STATESMAN

USG votes to reinstate Judicial Board

Viyang Hao and Sky Crabtree February 13, 2024
The Stony Brook Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate passed the Judicial Board Amendment, which will reintroduce the Judicial Board to USG, in a Senate meeting on Thursday, February 8.
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Undergraduate Student Government Vice President of Student Life Isaiah Daniel speaking at a council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1. VIYANG HAO/THE STATESMAN

USG continues to debate Judicial Board

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter February 4, 2024
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed in detail this week what the Judicial Board will look like if approved by the Senate. USG President Devin Lobosco explained the first draft of the Judicial Board’s bylaws,  encouraging the Senate to take their time combing through the details.
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Undergraduate Student Government Senator, Mike Angelone, speaking at a council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25. VIYANG/THE STATESMAN

USG considers reintroducing judicial board

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter February 4, 2024
In its first meeting of the spring semester, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed amending its Constitution to reintroduce a branch called the Judicial Board. In the past, clubs have expressed to the USG that they felt it was unjust for the Senate to hear appeals from clubs when it was the same body that gave the first decision to the clubs.
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Undergraduate Student Government Executive Vice President Nistha Boghra at a senate meeting on Sep. 7. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

USG gives updates on student activity fee usage, financial status

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter December 12, 2023
President of Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Devin Lobosco and Treasurer Amitesh Reddy Akiti gave their State of USG and State of Finance speeches, respectively, during this past week’s Senate meeting.
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We need to treat election polls with skepticism

Viyang Hao October 16, 2022

Public opinion polling is a staple of elections. It's plastered onto cable news, newspapers and social media, making it hard to escape hearing about poll results. While it's fine to survey registered...

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