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Counseling Center leaders talk mental health at SGB town hall

Michele Welker of the Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education answers a student question while Univeristy Counseling Center Director Jay Darr listens. SGB replaced their normal meeting with a mental health town hall.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Top officials from the University Counseling Center discussed mental health at an SGB town hall Tuesday night.

LGBTQ+ student leaders hope to create student center

SGB’s Anaïs Peterson seeks to bring a LGBTQ+ student center to Pitt.

By Charlotte Pearse, For The Pitt News

October 6, 2019

The center is still in the early stages of planning, but leaders involved said it would ideally include a common lounge area and at least one official staff member trained to deal with LGBTQ+ specific issues.

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities it is sponsoring this year and has deemed October Mental Health Awareness Month.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

To combat rising mental health issues, Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities that it's sponsoring this year for Mental Health Awareness Month.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

This week, the board voted unanimously in favor of Executive Vice President Anaïs Peterson’s resolution to support the fossil fuel divestment movement.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last night’s Student Government Board meeting tied up many loose ends from prior meetings.

Voting groups work to register students before Oct. 7 deadline

Pitt students line up to register to vote outside the William Pitt Union.

By Ashton Crawley, For The Pitt News

September 29, 2019

Though the 2020 presidential campaign is still more than a year off, voters in Pittsburgh can still prepare to vote in a number of local and statewide races Nov. 5. 

SGB announces task force to meet Sunday

SGB announced that their SORC task force will meet this Sunday.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

After announcing three weeks ago that a Student Government Board task force would be created to preserve current student organization names, President Zechariah Brown said at Tuesday’s public meeting that the task force plans to hold its first meeting this Sunday.

SGB provides initiative updates at allocations-heavy meeting

The SORC task force plans to meet sometime this week.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown said at Tuesday’s SGB meeting that the board’s student task force on independent student organization names has yet to meet following its formation last week.

Hillman pilots late-night campus escorts

The Walking Escort Pilot Program will walk students back to their dorms from Hillman Library during the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News

September 12, 2019

After an incident outside of Ruskin Hall in early 2019, the University has introduce security personnel to walk students to their dorms or shuttle stops.

SGB provides update on student org task force

SGB provided an update on the student task force for clubs and organizations in response to SORC’s updated registration guidelines Tuesday night.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

At its second public meeting of the year Tuesday night, Student Government Board provided an update on a recently announced student task force, as well as several new upcoming initiatives.

SGB to form task force for preserving names of independent student organizations

The University is aiming to instate its new student organization name policy in fall 2020.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2019

Following a Friday meeting between members of Student Government Board and Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs, SGB will form a student task force to look into ways for independent student organizations to continue using their current names. Last week, Pitt announced updated Student Organization Resource ...

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