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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.
Pitt’s Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB discusses elections, upcoming diversity and inclusion events

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
With 15 students running for Pitt’s Student Government Board — 12 for board positions and three for president — current SGB president Eric Macadangdang said the number of students running is a sign of a bright future for the board.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to provide feedback about the University’s $4.3-billion endowment.

Community members urge divestment at forum

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor November 2, 2020
The Board of Trustees committee charged with investigating whether Pitt should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to share their feedback on the matter.
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.
Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition set up a cardboard “pipeline” in the Cathedral in Dec. 2016 in protest of the pipeline on Standing Rock's reservation in December 2016. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Op-ed: University must follow through with divestment

By Hannah Bailey November 16, 2018
While the creation of a Socially Responsible Investing Committee and its holding of a public forum does show a step in the right direction, whether the University follows through in actually reassessing the ethics of its investments remains to be seen.
University Senate Council President Frank Wilson spoke about the negative effects of the recent Republican house tax bill at the November Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

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...

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher talks to members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition Feb. 24 at Pitt's Board of Trustees meeting at the William Pitt Union. (TPN File Photo)

Op-Ed: Chancellor Gallagher: Now’s the time for fossil fuel divestment

By Fossil Free Pitt Coalition October 26, 2017

Dear Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, At the Fall Sustainability Fair this October, Mayor Bill Peduto signed our petition demanding the University of Pittsburgh divest its holdings from fossil fuel companies,...

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