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SGB gives updates on pass/fail grades, mandatory masks for fall semester

Student Government Board held a virtual Town Hall on Thursday.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Eric Macadangdang, Student Government Board president, said at a Thursday afternoon town hall that Pitt would not be allowing students to convert courses from a letter grade to satisfactory/no credit at the end of the fall semester.

‘A pivotal year’: Preparations underway for the Year of Engagement

Provost Ann Cudd announced on April 14 that the “Year of” theme for the 2020-21 academic year would be the “Year of Engagement.”

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Kathy Humphrey leads the steering committee for the Year of Engagement, the latest edition of the “Year of” series for the 2020-21 academic year.

Year of Creativity helps Pitt explore its artistic side

Members of Attack Theatre, a Pittsburgh-based dance company, begin a February open rehearsal in the Frick Fine Arts University Gallery. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Year of Creativity and is meant to showcase the process of dancemaking.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2020

The Year of Creativity, the incarnation of the Year Of series which took place during the 2019-20 academic year, featured hundreds of projects.

SGB approves 2020-21 board and committee members at final meeting of semester

The 2019-20 Student Government Board confirmed next year’s board members via Zoom in their last meeting of the academic year.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Brown included a tribute to the current seniors who are a part of SGB, stating that although this moment may not have been their ideal version of the end of the year, it was still a meaningful experience.

SGB announces approval of new allocations chair Aboli Kesbhat

Aboli Kesbhat will serve as SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown kicked off the Tuesday night public meeting by announcing the newly appointed SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year, Aboli Kesbhat.

SGB announces Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Zechariah Brown announced the launch of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund at a Tuesday night Zoom meeting.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2020

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown announced the launch of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund at the board’s Tuesday night online meeting.

SGB takes public meetings home

SGB will hold its weekly meetings online for the remainder of the semester.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Brown, along with the rest of the board, hosted a test-run of SGB’s new system for public meetings — group calls over Zoom.

Student leaders hopeful about raising future student wages

The Student Government Board currently supports enacting a $15 minimum wage for student workers.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Senior Anaïs Peterson’s referendum question asked students if Pitt should raise the minimum wage for student workers to $15 per hour.

Black Action Society addresses letter to Bonner, SGB

SGB denied in full the Black Action Society’s allocations request for $15,000 to host actress Dominique Jackson at an event.

By Anushay Chaudhry and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 6, 2020

Black Action Society President Jenea Lyles said in a letter addressed to Dean Kenyon Bonner and Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown that recent SGB decisions have created “intentional barriers that questions ‘sense of belonging’ for People of Color” at Pitt.

SGB approves new Diversity and Inclusion chair

SGB president Zechariah Brown discusses the appointment of Varsha Suresh as SGB’s new diversity and inclusion committee chair at Tuesday’s weekly meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their weekly meeting Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown approving the newly appointed SGB Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair Varsha Suresh.

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