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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.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

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.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 17, 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.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

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.

By Joanna Li, News Editor

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.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 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.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

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)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

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 the Student Government Board comes in to help. From pressuring Pennsylvania’s elected officials to pass a sta...

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)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

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, has spent most of her time over the last three months meeting with University officials and Studen...

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)

By The Pitt News Editorial 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 case. With election day right around the corner, this year’s two candidates met with one more gr...

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