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SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

At SGB Tuesday night, President Eric Macadangdang remembered Pitt’s “Stronger than Hate” vigil on the Cathedral lawn in response to the Tree of Life massacre.

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2020

Student Government Board held a moment of silence for the Tree of Life massacre at its Tuesday night meeting, acknowledging the victims who lost their lives at the nearby synagogue two years ago.

Large crowd, few masks at Schenley Park worship service

California-based Christian musician Sean Feucht hosted a worship service with about 200 people in Schenley Park this afternoon, where few attendees were wearing masks or social distancing.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

October 19, 2020

California-based Christian musician Sean Feucht hosted a worship service Sunday evening at Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill that drew about 200 people. Few attendees of the “Let Us Worship” outdoor concert wore masks or were socially distanced.

Pitt police town hall addresses transparency, communication with students

A Pitt police town hall was held Thursday via Zoom.

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Pitt police Chief James Loftus and Commander Eric Holmes, the chief of staff of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, participated in the event along with University administration and Pitt security subcontractor Allied Security. The Student Government Board, Student Affairs and the Black Senate organized the town hall.

SGB introduces resolution supporting mandatory Black studies class

Pitt’s Student Government Board introduced a resolution demanding the creation of a mandatory three-credit Black studies at Tuesday night’s virtual meeting.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

SGB will post the resolution on its website this week for public comment and review and will vote on it at next Tuesday's meeting. Along with announcing the new resolution, SGB also discussed new COVID-19 updates, future meetings with Pitt police, constitutional revisions and upcoming SGB elections.

Pitt police, SGB work to enforce COVID safety protocols, form new student advisory committee

Eric Macadangdang, president of the Student Government Board, said SGB plays an active role in redirecting the “enforcement responsibility” for COVID-19 rules from police to other outlets.

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Instead of heavy enforcement of COVID-19 protocols by Pitt police, Pitt has taken on a student-led approach through SGB and University collaborative programs to implement strategies to ensure campus safety.

SGB addresses Tower B quarantine, dining concerns

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Besides discussing the state of the pandemic on campus, SGB also talked about its meeting with Compass Group, the ongoing Mental Health Awareness Month and the kickoff of SGB’s new civic advising program.

Frustrations mount as Pitt police delay meeting with SGB members again

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

In addition to the update about meeting with Pitt police, the board also swore in 17 new members to various committees and discussed plans for Civic Engagement Week and Mental Health Awareness month at its Tuesday night meeting.

SGB addresses latest COVID-19 case numbers

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

SGB released a statement on Monday in response to the University’s decision last week to allow professors to request to move their class to in-person instruction if there is a “definable benefit,” . Board members and committee chairs also discussed COVID-19 and student activities budget updates and conversations with Pitt police, among other updates.

Police Blotter Aug. 20-26

Police Blotter Aug. 20-26

By News Editors

August 27, 2020

A drug violation, theft and a criminal mischief in this week’s police blotter.

Pitt students, faculty express concerns over City arrest in unmarked van

Plainclothes police in an unmarked van arrested Matthew Cartier, a protest marshal helping to clear traffic for the Black Lives Matter march through Oakland, outside of Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 21, 2020

For Eric Macadangdang, the arrest of a protest marshal by City police officers outside Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday is a safety concern for all Pitt students.

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