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Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

By Pamela Smith, Staff Photographer March 21, 2021
Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh hosted a climate strike march on Friday afternoon. More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland chanting, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild.”
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition organizers (left to right) Kelly McQueston, Elina Zhang, Abishek Viswanathan and Nick Suarez stand in front of the coalition’s billboard off Boulevard of the Allies.

‘We’re still here’: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition continues organizing after Board divestment decision

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021
In spite of the Board's recent decision, the FFPC does not plan on stopping their push for Pitt to completely divest anytime soon.
Pitt’s Student Government Board, including President Eric Macadangdang, urged the Board of Trustees to immediately divest of fossil fuel investments in a Thursday statement.

SGB slams board report advising slow fossil fuel divestment

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2021
Student Government Board slammed a report released last Friday by a Board of Trustees committee which advocated for a gradual divestment from fossil fuels. SGB President Eric Macadangdang, along with the other board members, supports immediate divestment.
SGB talked about the upcoming election at its Tuesday night meeting.

Student government discusses fossil fuel divestment, upcoming election

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
Several SGB members at Tuesday night’s meeting encouraged students to register for Thursday’s virtual Meet the Candidates event and next Wednesday’s Presidential Debate in order to get to know the SGB candidates.
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning that it purchased near the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland.

‘The world is watching’: Fossil Free Pitt unveils billboard in South Oakland

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 15, 2021
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning at the corner of the Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland. The billboard features two eyes and the words, “PITT THE WORLD IS WATCHING, DIVEST NOW.” 
At SGB Tuesday night, President Eric Macadangdang remembered Pitt’s “Stronger than Hate” vigil on the Cathedral lawn in response to the Tree of Life massacre.

SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Student Government Board held a moment of silence for the Tree of Life massacre at its Tuesday night meeting, acknowledging the victims who lost their lives at the nearby synagogue two years ago.
Dawne Hickton, the chair of the ad-hoc committee on fossil fuels of Pitt's board of trustees, spoke about the committee's work Friday morning.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment working to meet ‘compressed,’ ‘intensive’ schedule

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss September 25, 2020
The board formed the committee in June after years of pressure from the student body, including groups such as the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition.
Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition were escorted out of February’s board of trustees meeting after singing an altered version of “We Shall Not be Moved” by the Song Swappers and stating their demands between verses.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment announces membership

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2020
The board of trustees’ Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels appointed six committee members as well as a team of liaisons last week. It plans to host public forums in September and October to gather public input about divestment.
University officials said the Board will vote on several measures related to fossil fuel divestment and socially responsible investing at their meeting on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition demonstrated at Pitt’s previous Board of Trustees meeting at Pitt’s Johnstown campus.

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor February 28, 2020
Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2020 in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update on University affairs to the community.
Pitt’s Board of Trustees during a public meeting in November.

Editorial: Board needs to be more transparent about divestment process

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 26, 2020
The Board’s voting process is largely shrouded in mystery, leaving the public unsure of the exact agenda of the meeting. Pitt’s Board of Trustees needs to remedy this and be more transparent and timely about the road to divestment.
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