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Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB votes to not sign onto statement supporting faculty unionization

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 22, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board members were at odds at their Tuesday evening meeting over whether to formally encourage Pitt’s faculty to vote in favor of unionization.
Joe McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, speaks to students at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting.

SGB discusses in-person class concerns, student org finances pilot

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
A top Pitt administrator praised students at Tuesday’s Student Government Board meeting for their part in minimizing COVID-19 cases last academic year. But students asked questions and raised concerns regarding Pitt’s move on Monday to fully in-person classes.
Student Government Board held a public, in-person meeting in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night. Pictured speaking is President Harshitha Ramanan.

SGB welcomes students during first meeting

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
During the first in-person Student Government Board meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harshitha Ramanan welcomed students to Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Pitt to require unvaccinated students to comply with stricter health rules

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer July 1, 2021
Pitt sent two Thursday emails with details about health plans for the fall in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The LGBTQIA+ task force has been drafting and finalizing a report to present to Pitt’s senior administration over the past two semesters, in an effort to begin implementing the task force’s requests. While the report is nearly finished, the task force is turning to the Pitt community for support.

LGBTQIA+ task force releases petition, ‘live’ report to garner student support

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
SGB’s LGBTQIA+ task force released a petition and “live” report — which has been in the works for the past two semesters — on Friday to garner student support and attention before being presented to senior administration.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

‘For the last time, end report’: SGB sheds tears, passes bill at last spring meeting

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Student Government Board’s Tuesday evening meeting was filled with tears and gratitude as seniors gave their last reports. In his opening statement, outgoing SGB President Eric Macadangdang humorously said the year of virtual meetings is finally coming to an end.
Eric Macadangdang is the president of Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

SGB approves governing code changes, defers elections bill to fall

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2021
After this year’s tumultuous Student Government Board election, the board voted Tuesday evening and passed a major governing code reform package released last week, but deferred voting on elections code reforms to the fall.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB introduces governing and elections codes revision bills, new committee chairs

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
SGB President Eric Macadangdang said the country has gone through a “multitude” of cycles where Black lives have been lost to white supremacy and police brutality, and “hollow reactions” and “complicit inactivity” are why there has been no real change.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB encourages students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang opened the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by encouraging Pitt students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines
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