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

SGB congratulates faculty on forming union, discusses possible ‘green fee’

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 20, 2021
Pitt’s Student Government Board congratulated faculty at their Tuesday public meeting on voting overwhelmingly to form a union, and also discussed student organization budgets, spring SGB election and a potential “green fee.”
Dr. Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center, spoke at a Student Government Board town hall on Tuesday evening for Mental Health Awareness Month.

SGB holds mental health town hall with Panzella, Darr

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Student Government Board hosted Dean of Students Carla Panzella and Dr. Jay Darr, director of the University Counseling Center, for a Q&A town hall on Tuesday night for Mental Health Awareness Month.
SGB released a statement on Sunday announcing their support of Pitt’s faculty unionization efforts and “their freedom to vote and freedom to unionize at will.”

SGB releases statement supporting faculty’s ‘freedom to unionize’

By Natalie Frank, News Editor October 11, 2021
SGB released a statement on Sunday supporting Pitt faculty’s “freedom to vote and freedom to unionize” in the ongoing faculty union election. It also criticizes Pitt’s relationship with Ballard Spahr, a “union avoidance” law firm.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month, hosts Hillman Library visitor

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Pitt’s Student Government Board discussed Mental Health Awareness Month, the upcoming commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre and student bank accounts, among other topics.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB working on faculty unionization statement, addresses student concerns

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 29, 2021
While the Student Government Board voted last week not to sign onto a statement written by other student leaders in support of the ongoing faculty union election, President Harshitha Ramanan said Tuesday that the board is working on its own.
Pitt’s Graduate & Professional Student Government and College of General Studies Student Government released a statement Wednesday in support of Pitt faculty unionization.

Graduate, CGS student leaders release statement supporting faculty unionization

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 24, 2021
Pitt’s Graduate & Professional Student Government and College of General Studies Student Government released a statement Wednesday in support of Pitt faculty unionization.
CGSSG, an elected group of 17 individuals, represents all College of General Studies students. CGSSG’s goal this year is to re-establish itself and build a strong foundation going forward for future leadership.

CGS Student Government aims to re-establish itself this year

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer September 23, 2021
The College of General Studies Student Government will work this year to prove that student government can actually work for students, according to President Ryan Yeager.
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.
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