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Pitt alumna takes politics from SGB to the national stage

Pitt graduate and president of Student Government Board during the 2018-19 academic year Maggie Kennedy poses with ex-Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
March 15, 2020
During her senior year of high school, Maggie Kennedy’s father fell off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights — a $40,000 expense.

SGB announces new chairs, recaps accomplishments

SGB convened for their final meeting of the year last night.
April 16, 2019
On Tuesday night at its final meeting of the academic year, Pitt Student Government Board shared memories of late nights in the office and members falling asleep during meetings.

Schedule preview for Women’s Empowerment Week

Leslie Jones performed at the first Women’s Empowerment Week in March 2017.
March 17, 2019
Hosted by the Student Government Board, WE Week 2019 begins Monday, March 18, and ends Saturday, March 23.

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

Slippery Rock University, Youngstown State University, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Point Park University, Carlow University and Penn State University have all stated they will be closed or cancel classes today.
January 31, 2019
The University cancelled classes on Wednesday, but the petitions continue to circulate as students urge Gallagher to cancel classes on Thursday as well.

SGB closes in on election season

To be eligible to run for SGB, a candidate must have a GPA of at least 2.75 and can’t belong to the Election or Judicial committees.
January 16, 2019
With just over a month left before Pitt students elect nine of their peers to the 2019-2020 Student Government Board, the list of candidates will soon be official. This year, candidates will be offered financial assistance to fulfill their campaign finances.

Fourth annual leadership retreat teaches women’s empowerment

The office of SGB President Maggie Kennedy is decorated with quotes from women like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. Kennedy is a planning committee member for the Pitt Women’s Leadership Experience this year.
November 13, 2018
Ninety female undergraduate students will gather at Oglebay Resort on Saturday in Wheeling, West Virginia, for the third annual Pitt Women’s Leadership Experience. Over the course of two days, the participants, who were selected in October, will hear from speakers, connect with one another and enhance their leadership skills.

Get to Know Your Government: Introducing SGB

(Pictured left to right) SGB President Maggie Kennedy, Rajaab Nadeem, Jessa Chong and Cory Stillman. (Photo courtesy of Horizon)
May 30, 2018

Most students can’t speak one-on-one with administration to discuss issues most important to them or muster up enough support from the student body to get administration’s attention. This is where...

SGB President Maggie Kennedy is ready for the year ahead

Maggie Kennedy is Pitt’s SGB President for the 2018-19 school year. One of her top goals is to focus on increasing student engagement with SGB. (Photo courtesy of Maggie Kennedy)
May 30, 2018

Maggie Kennedy has hardly had a chance to relax since winning Pitt’s Student Government Board election in February. Kennedy, a senior political science and communication rhetoric double major at Pitt,...

Editorial: The Pitt News endorses Maggie Kennedy for Student Government Board President

The Pitt News editorial board endorses Maggie Kennedy for SGB president. (Photo via Student Government Board)
February 19, 2018

Candidates for the position of Student Government Board president run campaigns every year, requiring them to sit down with any number of student organizations, clubs and social groups and explain their...

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