The Undergraduate Student Government just posted the results of the 2012 Election. The Student Activity Fee passed and will remain mandatory, and Anna Lubitz wins President. View the all of the results here!
The Press reached out to all candidates running for USG officer positions this spring via the emails made available by the USG Elections Board. The ensuing compilation of responses are of those candidates who responded. The Press had not edited or altered any of the responses. It should also be noted that The Press is a USG funded organization that received $34,700 for the 2011-2012 academic year…
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Wiz Khalifa, the joint-loving hip-hop artist leading the current generation of post-Kanye West rappers, is currently set to perform at Stony Brook University’s end-of-the-year concert on April 27. The Undergraduate Student Government, under its event-planning wing, the Student Activities Board, has confirmed a bid contract with Wiz for $85,000 and is in the negotiating stages of finalizing a confirmed contract, according to Special Programming Agency Director Jackie Cowles and USG President Mark Maloof. Opening for Wiz will be R&B artist Miguel Jontel, who is set to perform for $15,000, as well as a currently undisclosed opener of Wiz’s choosing for roughly $1,500. The entire show is projected to cost SAB around $215,000, with $100,000 going to production.
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Volume 33, Issue 11 is Out! -
New issue on stands today: Occupy Wall Street’s six month anniversary, a change to the P/NC policy, revision of the USG financial bylaws, Mass Effect 3 review, comparison of the new iPad and the Doritos Taco, and much more.
Volume 33, Issue 10 is Now Available! -
Good news: our site is back up. Even better news: Volume 33, Issue 10 is now available for your consumption. Be sure to pick up a copy or read it in full at the attached link.
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The first issue of 2012 is on the stands right now! One of our members described it as pure sexiness, so be sure to pick up a copy, or read it online by clicking here.
BREAKING: Academic Excellence and Success Fee Dropped for the Fall
Issue 5 is now out for mass consumption. -
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Poll after poll says that most Americans want to raise taxes on the rich. In one recent survey, more than two-thirds of respondents — and even a majority of Republicans! — favored higher taxes on households making more than $250,000 per year. Why are people who want to be elected president proposing the exact opposite of what the people want?
— James Kwak on “the shameless Republican race to cut rich people’s taxes.” Read more. (via theatlantic)
The most charitable answer is that they think lower taxes are good for the country. Reducing taxes on the rich would make them work harder, save more, and promote economic growth. This is the theory George H.W. Bush once called “voodoo economics,” and 30 years later, it’s still voodoo.