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SGB beefs up workout facilities

The Student Government Board is planning to host a sustainability student town hall in late March.

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 16, 2019

SGB will hold two more Town Halls before the end of the year, and one will focus on sustainability.

SGB looks ahead to elections, empowerment

In a brief Tuesday night meeting, the Student Government Board discussed their goals for the semester ahead.

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

At SGB’s first meeting of the semester, board members discussed upcoming and ongoing initiatives, including one to ban tobacco products on campus.

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

Board member Rajaab Nadeem discusses gun regulations at SGB’s weekly meeting Tuesday evening.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

After more than a month of trying to help Pittsburgh heal from the Tree of Life shooting, SGB has set its sights on making change in Washington.

Post-break SGB discusses Town Hall, PWLE

Board member Jessica Chong speaks about providing recycling bins to off-campus students at Tuesday evening’s weekly SGB meeting.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Pitt’s Student Government Board eased back into a regular schedule with its first traditional public meeting in three weeks Tuesday evening.

SGB: Students address ENS messaging system

Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner speaks about communication between the University and students at Tuesday evening’s SGB Town Hall.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

In a town hall format, SGB gave the floor to some of Pitt's university officials, giving them a chance to address concerns directly from students.

SGB stands behind Jewish community

SGB President Maggie Kennedy addresses this weekend’s shooting at Tuesday’s weekly public meeting.

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Kathryn Fleisher wants to make sure last weekend’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue won’t be forgotten. “Our community is still mourning,” Fleisher, a sophomore majoring in GSWS and politics and philosophy double major, said. “We’re still attending funerals, we’re still doing ...

SGB hears criticism of Sodexo, the University

Provost Ann Cudd makes a surprise visit to introduce herself at SGB’s weekly meeting. (Photo by Knox Coulter | Staff Photographer)

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

SGB will hold its second Eat and Greet meeting this Friday — the first public opportunity for students to question Sodexo officials since revelations last week that the Allegheny County Health Department cited Market Central for 14 health code violations.

SGB puts focus on financial education

Board member Albert Tanjaya gives the Pitt Club Rock Climbing team representative a thumbs-up, saying “have a real Philly cheesesteak for me” after the team's funding request to compete in Philadelphia is approved. (Photo by Theo Schwarz  | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Friday will bring the third annual Financial Literacy Conference at Pitt, presented by business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and Pitt’s business school.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back on after meeting with SGB

Then-senior Delena Obermaier played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Pitt’s production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” last October. This year, she returned to campus as an alum to advocate for the show. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2018

After a confusing last few days, those involved are confident “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will see the stage this year despite a surprise cancellation announced on Monday. The show, hosted annually by the Engineering Student Council, encountered funding dilemmas — which some interpreted as a ma...

SGB focuses on physical and mental health

SGB will a host an “Eat and Greet” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the WPU lower lounge on Friday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

At a free public lunch this Friday, Pitt students have the opportunity to voice opinions on Pitt food and dining services. It’s one of several current SGB initiatives which seek to close the gap between Pitt students and key players at the University. The Eat & Greet meeting will take place ...

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