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Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Following the Tuesday release of a report detailing sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher had strong words for Pitt’s campus culture.

Second fossil-free sit-in shut down by Pitt officials

Second fossil-free sit-in shut down by Pitt officials

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

The sit-ins are an effort to further the group’s demands that the University vote on divestment from fossil fuels at the next Board of Trustees meeting.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Last night’s Student Government Board meeting tied up many loose ends from prior meetings.

Fossil Free Pitt presses for divestment by April

Fossil Free Pitt presses for divestment by April

By Elise Lavallee and Emily Wolfe

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.

Gallagher provides report on University initiatives amidst divestment protest

Gallagher provides report on University initiatives amidst divestment protest

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2019

As Chancellor Patrick Gallagher prepared to take the podium Friday at Pitt’s Board of Trustees meeting at Pitt’s Johnstown campus, shouts rang out from the back of the meeting room.

SGB announces task force to meet Sunday

SGB announces task force to meet Sunday

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

After announcing three weeks ago that a Student Government Board task force would be created to preserve current student organization names, President Zechariah Brown said at Tuesday’s public meeting that the task force plans to hold its first meeting this Sunday.

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

August 27, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday the University will begin developing socially responsible investing strategies for Pitt’s endowment.

Gallagher: Endowment report to be released soon

Gallagher: Endowment report to be released soon

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 28, 2019

In an interview after Friday’s board of trustees meeting, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he received a report from Pitt’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee and will release it before students return for the fall semester.

Students face divestment referendum

Students face divestment referendum

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 4, 2019

The ballot students see on elections.pitt.edu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature a referendum question on whether or not the University should divest from fossil fuels.

Committee to consider sustainable investment

Committee to consider sustainable investment

By Madison Hook | Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Student activist Sarah Grguras says people often ask her what the money Pitt invests in the fossil fuel industry could go toward. Her response? “Literally anything.” “They could invest in the Pittsburgh public schools, or they could invest in us,” the junior environmental science and ...

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