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Harshitha Ramanan is a sophomore neuroscience major running for president.

Harshitha Ramanan wins SGB presidency in upset for 2021-22 academic year

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2021
Harshitha Ramanan will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2021-22 school year, after beating favored candidate Tyler Viljaste in Tuesday’s elections.
Pitt students will vote on Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board positions. This year there are 15 candidates, with three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, competing for one presidential position and eight board positions.

Your guide to the 2021 SGB elections

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
After a hotly contested campaign, Pitt students will vote Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board. Students will choose between three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, vying for one presidential position and eight board seats.
Pitt’s Student Government Board held its presidential debate over Zoom Thursday night.

Sparks fly as SGB presidential candidates clash at debate

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
The debate for the next Student Government Board president included heated conversations about prior SGB experience, Student Activity Fee funding and even one candidate pulling out their calculator to check allocations information listed on SGB’s website.
Pitt Day of Giving raises more than $2.49 million, up 51% from last year as of early Wednesday

Pitt Day of Giving raises more than $2.49 million, up 51% from last year as of early Wednesday

By Mische Holland, Rebecca Johnson, and Suln Yun February 24, 2021
The fifth annual Pitt Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising initiative — took place all day Tuesday. This year’s PDoG raised about $2.49 million, as of Wednesday at 2 a.m. — up about 51% from last year’s event, which raised $1.65 million.
Twelve students are running for a position on the Student Government Board, in addition to three students running for the position of SGB president.

SGB newcomers push for more ‘outsiders’ in the organization

By Kiera Ledermann, For The Pitt News February 22, 2021
Joseph Landsittel is one of the seven people running for a position in Student Government Board this election who have little to no previous experience in the organization. Many of these newcomers are pushing for internal change in SGB.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed University initiatives at Wednesday afternoon's Senate Council meeting.

Pitt to distribute more than $15 million to students from federal COVID-19 aid

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt is distributing more than $15 million directly to student financial aid from federal COVID-19 funds, the University announced in a Thursday morning press release.
Dr. Moore is a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics who helped to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine with 20 other voting members.

Pitt doctor helped review, approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer February 16, 2021
Armed with a 100-page packet of data, Dr. Patrick Moore helped evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the United States — in just four days.
Members of the School of Pharmacy’s class of 2024 took their oath of professionalism at their white coat ceremony on Jan. 29, with students and family attending through Zoom.

‘A new era’: Class of 2024 pharmacy students address racism, the coronavirus pandemic in new pledge

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Roth was one of the three writers for the School of Pharmacy Class of 2024’s new “pledge of professionalism.”
Pitt men’s basketball (9-7 overall, 5-5 ACC) lost 71-65 to Georgia Tech (10-8 overall, 6-6 ACC) on Sunday night in an away game in Atlanta.

Woeful offense dooms men’s basketball in 71-65 loss to Georgia Tech

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2021
A late rally from Pitt (9-7 overall, 5-5 ACC) was not enough to overcome its own sloppy play in a 71-65 loss to Georgia Tech (10-8 overall, 6-6 ACC) on Sunday night in Atlanta. Pitt’s 18 turnovers and lowly 53% shooting from the free throw line proved fatal in the second half as the Panthers dropped their second loss in a row since upsetting No. 16 Virginia Tech.
Pitt women’s basketball lost 81-72 against North Carolina at home this afternoon.

Death by fouls and free throws: Women’s basketball drops close contest

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball (4-9, 2-8 ACC) continued its recent cold-streak futility with its fifth loss in a row, this time against North Carolina (10-8, 5-8 ACC) with a score of 81-72. This comes on the heels of a matchup where Pitt surrendered a late lead to Wake Forest and lost in overtime.
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