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Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

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.

Editorial: Board needs to be more transparent about divestment process

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.

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

By Jon Moss, Janine Faust, Elise Roessner, and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 25, 2020

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition is currently staging a sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning lobby, in an effort to convince Pitt to stop investing some of its $4.3 billion endowment in the fossil fuel industry.

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 17, 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 2, 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 5, 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.

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