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SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

August 30, 2020

SGB unveiled Board Bill 2021-1 at its weekly meeting last Tuesday, seeking to update the governing code’s more outdated policies. Ben King, board member and chief of finance, authored the bill with co-authorship from President Eric Macadangdang and Aboli Kesbhat, allocations committee chair. The bill is posted online for public comment until SGB votes Tuesday.

Gallagher advocates for more state funding in next fiscal year

Chancellor Gallagher spoke with the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

By Janine Faust and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 4, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday in front of the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg with other executives from Pennsylvania universities, hoping to increase state funding for higher education for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

October 29, 2019

itle X should provide federal funding for all methods of contraceptives rather than funding programs such as the Obria Group, which promotes the unrealistic and regressive notion of abstinence until marriage.

SGB debate funding for student event

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

During Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting Tuesday night, the board had its first divided vote of the 2017-2018 school year. Executive Vice President Zuri Kent-Smith and board member Ami Fall opposed the funding of the Students for Liberty and Engineering Business Administration event, ...

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto asked the state to remove Pittsburgh’s Act 47 status, an inhibitory financial oversight status meant to aid financially distressed municipalities placed on Pittsburgh in 2003. Now, he claims, the city doesn’t need the oversight. Recognizing the im...

Pitt Board of Trustees approves funding for renovations

Members of the Pitt community and students gathered to observe the winter Board of Trustees meeting on February 24. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor

November 3, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved close to $44 million of renovation projects across campus at a Property and Facilities Committee meeting Friday morning. According to University spokesperson Joe Miksch, the approved renovations will include five projects within five Pitt f...

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

When Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year last week after a four month impasse, it came as a relief to many. Some, however, were more cautious about the release of funds. Republican Speaker of the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, warned speci...

Pitt procures state funding, ending tuition scare

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed an appropriation bill Wednesday to fund Pitt. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 27, 2017

Update: Gov. Tom Wolf signed the appropriation bill Friday, officially funding Pitt and the other state-related universities. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed an appropriation bill to fund Pitt, warding off the fear of a tuition hike — for now. The bill passed Wednesday by a margi...

Editorial: PA Republicans’ education bill offers little choice

Annual changes to Pennsylvania’s school code were proposed in House Bill 178, moving to the Senate for debate next week. (Photo by Kumar Appaiah via Flickr)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 23, 2017

The first full school year under new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is well underway and, in a bill passed last week, Pennsylvania’s state legislators are mirroring the federal administration’s school policy. House Bill 178 is this year’s iteration of the state’s annual list of propose...

Senate council focuses on funding

Chancellor Gallagher discusses how students and faculty should use the University’s mental health resources, if needed, in light of the recent student death at the annual Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Hari Iyer | Staff Photographer)

By Nolan Roosa | Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened his report at the University Senate Council meeting Wednesday by addressing the killing of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet. This was the chancellor’s first public statement regarding the tragic death. “Our community was heartbroken at the loss of Alina Sheyk...

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