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Frontier’s presidential candidate Albert Tanjaya (from left), 19Forward’s board candidate Lynn Dang, board candidate Aman Reddy and Impact’s presidential candidate Zechariah Brown.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2019

Brush up on these candidates' platforms and then head over to elections.pitt.edu to vote.

SGB takes care of business, SafeRider, elections

Board member Albert Tanjaya discusses updates and fixes to the current SafeRider app interface.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

“The SafeRider app, in concept, is great, but when you look at it, you have an estimated arrival time that never shows you a real number, you have very glitchy buttons that don’t direct you to anything and you have many outlets to click the same thing,” Tanjaya said.

Brown, Tanjaya debate for SGB presidency

SGB presidential candidates Albert Tanjaya (left) and Zechariah Brown (right) discuss the funding process for Pitt’s clubs at Monday evening’s SGB Presidential Debate.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

On Monday night, presidential candidates Albert Tanjaya and Zechariah Brown faced off in a debate for the position. Moderated by Matt Stalford, head writer and host of the Bully PulPitt and Christian Snyder, editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, the two candidates discussed issues ranging from student facilities to administrative policies.

Slates present platforms at “Meet the Candidates” event

SGB Presidential candidates Albert Tanjaya (left) and Zechariah Brown (right) at SGB’s “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday night.

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News

February 8, 2019

To prepare for its Feb. 19 election, Student Government Board hosted a “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday evening with Pitt Tonight host Andrew Dow. At the event, held in the William Pitt Union, the two presidential candidates and 10 board candidates introduced themselves and their reasons for running to the public — though most of the 30 or so people who attended were already affiliated with the board.

SGB talks race, housing, sexual health

During his remarks, Executive Vice President Jahari Mercer held a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, who would have been 24 today.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Jahari Mercer offered a moment of silence for the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin during his report at the Board’s weekly Tuesday meeting, the day Martin would’ve turned 24 years old.

Frontier, Impact slates launch SGB campaigns

Albert Tanjaya and Zechariah Brown are running opposing presidential campaigns in SGB’s 2019 election season. Both candidates launched social media campaigns on Wednesday, the official start of campaign season.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 31, 2019

Two slates of candidates for next year’s Student Government Board launched social media campaigns on Wednesday, the official start of campaign season.

SGB urges Pitt to cancel classes

SGB President Maggie Kennedy addresses concerns regarding the impending polar vortex at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting.

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019

“The coming weather is going to impede staff, faculty, and even administrators from safely coming to campus,” the email to University officials said.

SGB seeks late candidates, Brown, Tanjaya declare presidential run

Board members Albert Tanjaya and Zechariah Brown are both running for SGB president.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 25, 2019

Due to a low number of sign-ups for the remaining spots on the board, SGB is pushing back the election filing deadline.

Change coming to Hillman, SGB says

Board members Albert Tanjaya and Zechariah Brown are both running for SGB president.

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2019

The third floor of Hillman will be the next one to get a remodel, with renovations beginning in February, board member Albert Tanjaya said.

SGB closes in on election season

To be eligible to run for SGB, a candidate must have a GPA of at least 2.75 and can’t belong to the Election or Judicial committees.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

With just over a month left before Pitt students elect nine of their peers to the 2019-2020 Student Government Board, the list of candidates will soon be official. This year, candidates will be offered financial assistance to fulfill their campaign finances.

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