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Student leaders hopeful about raising future student wages

The Student Government Board currently supports enacting a $15 minimum wage for student workers.
March 24, 2020
Senior Anaïs Peterson’s referendum question asked students if Pitt should raise the minimum wage for student workers to $15 per hour.

LGBTQ+ student leaders hope to create student center

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

Fossil Free Pitt presses for divestment by April

Fossil Free Pitt has formally called on the University to divest from fossil fuels by April 2020.
September 30, 2019
About 10 students from the group drove to Johnstown for Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where they interrupted Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s report to demand the board vote on divesting from fossil fuels at its meeting on Feb. 28, 2020.

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher talks to members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, wearing orange t-shirts over formal dress, at Pitt's 2017 winter Board of Trustees Meeting in the William Pitt Union.
August 27, 2019
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday the University will begin developing socially responsible investing strategies for Pitt’s endowment.

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.
May 14, 2019
Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

Anaïs Peterson (top right) and members of Fossil Free Pitt react to hearing that Peterson won the runoff election for SGB executive vice president.
March 6, 2019
Anaïs Peterson won big in Tuesday’s runoff SGB election — and so did one of her major initiatives, as more than 2,000 students said Pitt should divest from fossil fuels in a referendum vote.

SGB to hold runoff election for executive VP spot

Due to the tie between Caroline Unger (left) and Anais Peterson (right) during SGB’s 2019 election, a runoff election will be held on March 5 to determine SGB’s 2019 executive vice president.
February 26, 2019
There’s one election left before the lineup is completely decided for next year’s Student Government Board. SGB announced Monday the office of executive vice president will be decided by a runoff election between the top two candidates on March 5.

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions
March 28, 2018

Anaïs Peterson has a minute and a half to scurry onto a gym floor and set up a stage for her and her fellow dancers and drummers. Lugging heavy drums and TV towers over their shoulders, the members of...

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