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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.

Context: September Board of Trustees meeting

Context: September Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2019

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its third meeting of 2019 on Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

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.

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 hears student concerns regarding divestment

Committee hears student concerns regarding divestment

By Nina Kneuer and Sarah Shearer

November 15, 2018

Pitt brought the possibility of divesting to the public stage at Town Hall Wednesday night.

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 ...

Students demand disarmament

Students demand disarmament

By Janine Faust, Assistant News Editor

November 19, 2017

A group of students marched throughout Oakland Friday afternoon waving flags and signs with slogans such as “Disarm the police, arm your desire” and chanting “A.C.A.B., all cops are bastards.” Their words elicited varying reactions from observers. “Go home commies!” someone yelled fro...

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