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SGB President-elect to pitch travel grants for student researchers

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

January 6, 2014

Matt Olm said he would have spent about $800 on a trip to the American Society for Microbiology meeting in Denver last summer if his research lab had not covered the expenses.Olm, a senior majoring in microbiology, attended and presented his research on bacterial DNA at the conference.But if senior Mike...

Finals Edition: Board members round up campaign initiatives

Finals Edition: Board members round up campaign initiatives

By Danielle Fox / Staff Writer

December 8, 2013

As the Student Government Board 2012-2013 term comes to a close, Board members have accomplished some of their projects, while others have fallen to the wayside. During each SGB campaign season, candidates run on three project initiatives, which they plan to complete if elected. Gordon Louderback, pre...

SGB unanimously votes to amend bylaws

By Danielle Fox / Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Before the 2012-2013 Student Government Board leaves office in January, it will leave its mark on SGB’s rulebook. The Board voted unanimously at the final meeting of its members’ terms Tuesday night to amend its own bylaws. While the majority of the revisions are semantic, SGB President Gordon ...

SGB leaders discuss structural changes

By Danielle Fox / Staff Writer

November 26, 2013

The head of Pitt’s Student Government Board said Pitt’s Board is unusual compared to other universities.He added that this may not be a good thing.The Board’s president, Gordon Louderback, hosted an open forum last night in Dining Room B of the William Pitt Union. The event was attended by abo...

SGB election sees decrease in voter turnout

SGB election sees decrease in voter turnout

By Danielle Fox / Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

This year’s Student Government Board election proved that fewer candidates and less campaigning make for a dramatically lower voter turnout.Only 10 students competed for the eight seats on the Board. President-elect Mike Nites ran uncontested, receiving 1,965 votes. Only 2,520 students — 13.7 perce...

Pittsburgh Parking Authority keeps eye on drivers

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

Andrew Colaizzi lives in Mount Lebanon and often rides the bus to campus. But on days he drives, he said he finds it difficult to find a parking space because many of the spaces are already taken. Colaizzi, a junior accounting major, said he doesn’t think information about his vehicle movements or wh...

Rubber duck impacts local business

Rubber duck impacts local business

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

October 10, 2013

The 40-foot “Rubber Duck” floating in downtown Pittsburgh has made its splash in more than just the Allegheny River. Since its arrival last month, it seems as though everyone wants a slice of the pie, or in this case, a slice of the duck.Duck mania has befallen the city of Pittsburgh, spurring m...

Caribou coffee shop leaves Oakland, Peet’s enters

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

An Oakland coffee shop, popular among students looking to study and to get their caffeine fixes, turned off its espresso machines for the last time earlier this month.  But never fear, coffee lovers: the Caribou Coffee that closed on Sept. 9 will reopen in mid-October as Peet’s Coffee and Tea.Cari...

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