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Students took to social media on Tuesday to voice opinions regarding the removal of the Vision Slate from the Student Government Board election ballot.

Students voice frustrations, praises over Vision slate’s disqualification

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor 1:09 am
Students took to social media to voice opinions regarding the last-minute removal of the Vision slate from Tuesday’s Student Government Board elections ballot.
The Pitt Shop on Forbes Avenue is one of the stores participating in Shop2Help Oakland, a program created by the Oakland Business Improvement District to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop2Help helps local businesses, food banks

By Anderw Thompson, For The Pitt News 1:06 am
Georgia Petropolis, the executive director of the Oakland Business Improvement District, started the Shop2Help Oakland program in October to help local businesses and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.

No significant increase in course withdrawals following introduction of new accommodation policy

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer 1:05 am
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.
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 adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, with 24 students currently in isolation.
A shot glass received by a first-year resident in Sutherland Hall.

Vision slate disqualified from SGB elections after sleepless night of hearings

Two Student Government Board committees removed the Vision slate from Tuesday’s SGB elections ballot shortly before 6 a.m., about two hours before polls opened, saying its members violated campaign rules that merit their disqualification.
According to a petition, the houses at 3401-3421 Bates St. and 392 Coltart Ave. near Boulevard of the Allies are a “public nuisance” due to their dilapidated and uninhabited state.

Petition filed for conservator to take over South O rowhouses

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Penn Pioneer Enterprises, a local real estate company, filed a petition Jan. 29 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to request properties on Bates Street and Coltart Avenue move to a new owner.
PLRB dismisses grad union complaints, upholds 2019 vote against unionization

PLRB dismisses grad union complaints, upholds 2019 vote against unionization

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled in Pitt’s favor on Friday in an ongoing dispute stemming from the April 2019 election in which graduate students voted against unionization by roughly 40 votes.
Pitt’s University Counseling Center provided Self-Care Day activities like the SMASH Mobile Rage Room, where students wrote down their stressors on a plate before smashing them.

‘Better than nothing’: Students reflect on last week’s Self-Care Day

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Students celebrated the first Self-Care Day of the semester last Tuesday. Students got one Self-Care Day last semester in October. Following a request from Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang, students were given two Self-Care Days this semester — with the next one on March 24 — after spring break was cancelled.
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.
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