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Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

SGB presidential candidates Zechariah Brown (front) and Albert Tanjaya hug after the announcement of Tuesday's election results.

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee,...

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday.

Your guide to today’s SGB election

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.

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 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.

Get to Know Your Government: Introducing SGB

(Pictured left to right) SGB President Maggie Kennedy, Rajaab Nadeem, Jessa Chong and Cory Stillman. (Photo courtesy of Horizon)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Most students can’t speak one-on-one with administration to discuss issues most important to them or muster up enough support from the student body to get administration’s attention. This is where the Student Government Board comes in to help. From pressuring Pennsylvania’s elected officials to pass a sta...

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