The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt graduate and president of Student Government Board during the 2018-19 academic year Maggie Kennedy poses with ex-Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Pitt alumna takes politics from SGB to the national stage

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 convened for their final meeting of the year last night.

SGB announces new chairs, recaps accomplishments

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.
Leslie Jones performed at the first Women’s Empowerment Week in March 2017.

Schedule preview for Women’s Empowerment Week

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.
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.

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

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.
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.

SGB closes in on election season

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.
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.

Fourth annual leadership retreat teaches women’s empowerment

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

Get to Know Your Government: Introducing SGB

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...

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)

SGB President Maggie Kennedy is ready for the year ahead

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,...

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

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

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...

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