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Joe McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, speaks to students at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting.

SGB discusses in-person class concerns, student org finances pilot

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
A top Pitt administrator praised students at Tuesday’s Student Government Board meeting for their part in minimizing COVID-19 cases last academic year. But students asked questions and raised concerns regarding Pitt’s move on Monday to fully in-person classes.
Student Government Board held a public, in-person meeting in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night. Pictured speaking is President Harshitha Ramanan.

SGB welcomes students during first meeting

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
During the first in-person Student Government Board meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harshitha Ramanan welcomed students to Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Who’s who: Your guide to the big names at Pitt

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 27, 2021
It’s virtually impossible to remember everyone’s name at Pitt, let alone all the “important” people. So we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the big names at Pitt that students will hear — and read in The Pitt News — most during the year.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB introduces governing and elections codes revision bills, new committee chairs

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
SGB President Eric Macadangdang said the country has gone through a “multitude” of cycles where Black lives have been lost to white supremacy and police brutality, and “hollow reactions” and “complicit inactivity” are why there has been no real change.
Student Government Board held its weekly public meeting on Tuesday.

SGB addresses recent mass shootings, Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board president Eric Macadangdang began the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by naming each of the eight Atlanta shooting victims — six of them being women of Asian descent.
Student Government Board’s elections and judicial committees each held hearings less than 24 hours before polls opened at 8 a.m. on March 2 after two complaints were filed against the Vision slate.

The 48 hours that changed an SGB election

Last week’s Student Government Board elections were unusually contentious when two committees disqualified the Vision slate mere hours before voting started. Here’s an in-depth analysis into the 48 hours that altered the course of the election.
Last week’s Student Government Board elections were unusually contentious when two committees disqualified the Vision slate mere hours before voting started. Here’s an in-depth analysis into the 48 hours that altered the course of the election.
‘Very exciting, a little intimidating’: Ramanan looks to next year after chaotic Election Day

‘Very exciting, a little intimidating’: Ramanan looks to next year after chaotic Election Day

Harshitha Ramanan won the SGB presidency by a two-to-one margin despite not being the favored candidate heading into the election. Her victory followed an outpouring of support on social media after the Vision slate was removed from the ballot.
Harshitha Ramanan is a sophomore neuroscience major running for president.

Harshitha Ramanan wins SGB presidency in upset for 2021-22 academic year

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2021
Harshitha Ramanan will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2021-22 school year, after beating favored candidate Tyler Viljaste in Tuesday’s elections.
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