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Pitt undergraduates Arabella Johnson and Brianna Raskin (left) and graduate student Jinghang Li (right) help with gardening at Duncan Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday.

Students help greater Pittsburgh community through Civic Action Week

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
PittServes, the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs and the Signature Days of Service Committee organized Civic Action Week, which ran from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9. It featured in-person volunteering, donation drives and a series of workshops.
Pitt’s Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB discusses elections, upcoming diversity and inclusion events

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
With 15 students running for Pitt’s Student Government Board — 12 for board positions and three for president — current SGB president Eric Macadangdang said the number of students running is a sign of a bright future for the board.
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

Frustrations mount as Pitt police delay meeting with SGB members again

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 30, 2020
In addition to the update about meeting with Pitt police, the board also swore in 17 new members to various committees and discussed plans for Civic Engagement Week and Mental Health Awareness month at its Tuesday night meeting.
 George Takei, photographed in 2016 holding the Olympic torch he carried in the 1984 Olympics, spoke at Soldiers and Sailors Tuesday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Takei recounts experiences, encourages activism

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor October 18, 2017

Shortly after his fifth birthday, in 1942, George Takei and his family were forced out of their home in Los Angeles at gunpoint. Along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, Takei’s family was sent to...

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