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Heated remarks and impassioned debate dominated a series of budgeting decisions at the Oct. 10 Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting. The senate fiercely contested changes to the student government’s annual budget, the recognition of one club and funding for another. One student publication nearly lost all of its funding.
In a continuation of the Undergraduate Student Government’s effort to garner feedback from students, USG will hold a series of town hall meetings this year called SB Voice events. The events complement the SB Voice forum launched on the USG website this summer.
The Ice Hockey team was granted $10,640 at the Sept. 26 Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting to purchase new jerseys, using more than one seventh of the USG grant fund in addition to their budget of $95,105.65, the largest of any USG-funded club.
The Undergraduate Student Government Senate approved a $390 provisional budget for the hair and beauty club Hairitage at this Thursday’s senate meeting, funding two social events and their headscarf-making program but cutting $410 that would have gone towards a pole-dancing fitness class
The $410 price tag to rent a dance pole gave the Undergraduate Student Government Senate pause at last Thursday’s meeting, postponing a vote to approve an $800 provisional budget for the hair and beauty club, Hairitage.
Students looking to get off campus over the weekend may soon have more options thanks to new Friday and Sunday bus routes being pursued by the Undergraduate Student Government and office of transportation.
Faced with a limited choice of bus companies imposed by the Undergraduate Student Government’s funding regulations, Alternative Spring Break Outreach (ASBO), a club that organizes community service trips for students during spring break, may decide to forfeit its budget this year.
Contrary to the announcement made last semester, Stony Brook University will not be tobacco-free in 2014, following the New York State Legislature’s failure to pass a State University of New York-wide tobacco ban during the 2013 legislative session.