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Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB encourages students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang opened the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by encouraging Pitt students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines
SGB created an Election Procedures Review task force to review the events leading up to election day, gather feedback on SGB elections and judicial codes and procedures and “reinforce public trust in SGB elections procedures by increasing public access to information,” according to the task force charter.

‘We needed to do something’: New SGB task force reviews tumultuous election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Student Government Board created an Election Procedures Review task force in March to review the events leading up this year’s tumultuous elections, gather feedback on the elections and judicial codes and procedures and reinstate public trust in SGB.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB continues action on resolutions, approves Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 31, 2021
Student government board president Eric Macadangdang addressed the recent spike in COVID-19 cases on Pitt’s campus in SGB’s weekly Tuesday meeting.
Student Government Board held its weekly public meeting on Tuesday.

SGB addresses recent mass shootings, Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board president Eric Macadangdang began the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by naming each of the eight Atlanta shooting victims — six of them being women of Asian descent.
Student Government Board’s elections and judicial committees each held hearings less than 24 hours before polls opened at 8 a.m. on March 2 after two complaints were filed against the Vision slate.

The 48 hours that changed an SGB election

Last week’s Student Government Board elections were unusually contentious when two committees disqualified the Vision slate mere hours before voting started. Here’s an in-depth analysis into the 48 hours that altered the course of the election.
Last week’s Student Government Board elections were unusually contentious when two committees disqualified the Vision slate mere hours before voting started. Here’s an in-depth analysis into the 48 hours that altered the course of the election.
Pitt’s Student Government Board introduced a resolution demanding the creation of a mandatory three-credit Black studies at Tuesday night’s virtual meeting.

SGB introduces resolution supporting mandatory Black studies class

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
SGB will post the resolution on its website this week for public comment and review and will vote on it at next Tuesday's meeting. Along with announcing the new resolution, SGB also discussed new COVID-19 updates, future meetings with Pitt police, constitutional revisions and upcoming SGB elections.
Eric Macadangdang, president of the Student Government Board, said SGB plays an active role in redirecting the “enforcement responsibility” for COVID-19 rules from police to other outlets.

Pitt police, SGB work to enforce COVID safety protocols, form new student advisory committee

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
Instead of heavy enforcement of COVID-19 protocols by Pitt police, Pitt has taken on a student-led approach through SGB and University collaborative programs to implement strategies to ensure campus safety.
Students living on and off campus were required to complete a daily health check during their 14-day shelter in place.

Pitt says 85% of students have completed mandatory health and safety training

By Rashi Ranjan, For The Pitt News September 2, 2020
About 85% of Pitt students have completed the mandatory health and safety training as of Aug. 26, according to University spokesperson Kevin Zwick. He said the remaining 15% risk losing access to University IT services and campus buildings.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the February meeting of the board of trustees.

Exclusive: On eve of move-in, Gallagher asks for flexibility during historic semester

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 10, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he remains concerned about the upcoming semester, but has worked to reduce risk wherever possible.
Eric Macadangdang celebrates with his slate and supporters after winning the SGB presidential election on Tuesday night.

Eric Macadangdang wins SGB presidency

By Anushay Chaudhry and Benjamin Nigrosh February 25, 2020
Eric Macadangdang will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2020-21 school year, after winning 50.2% of the vote against Ravi Gandhi in Tuesday’s elections.
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