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Opinion | Ramanan’s three-headed SGB presidency

Opinion | Ramanan’s three-headed SGB presidency

By Jack Troy, Staff Columnist March 18, 2021
SGB President-elect Ramanan’s decision to appoint co-chiefs of staff may seem like a healthy compromise at first, but ]this signals a lack of leadership and direction for SGB.
Student Government Board President-elect Harshitha Ramanan (center) announced last weekend that Tyler Viljaste (left) and Joe Landsittel (right) will both serve as co-chiefs of staff next year. Viljaste and Landsittel ran for president in this year’s SGB election.

‘Giving them both a rose’: Incoming SGB president selects co-chiefs of staff in Bachelor-esque fashion

By Rebecca Johnson and Millicent Watt March 17, 2021
The television franchise “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are known for presenting the winning contestant with a rose. In reality television fashion, this gesture symbolically played out last week within Pitt’s incoming Student Government Board.
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.
Opinion | Myth overcame merit in SGB elections

Opinion | Myth overcame merit in SGB elections

By Jack Troy, Staff Columnist March 10, 2021
An inferior candidate rode a wave of ignorance and misinformation to the SGB presidency.
‘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.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Editorial | SGB’s puzzling Tuesday silence

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 5, 2021
The Pitt News Editorial Board argues that students deserve better from SGB.
Students voice frustrations, praises over Vision slate’s disqualification

Students voice frustrations, praises over Vision slate’s disqualification

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2021
Students took to social media to voice opinions regarding the last-minute removal of the Vision slate from Tuesday’s Student Government Board elections ballot.
A shot glass received by a first-year resident in Sutherland Hall.

Vision slate disqualified from SGB elections after sleepless night of hearings

Two Student Government Board committees removed the Vision slate from Tuesday’s SGB elections ballot shortly before 6 a.m., about two hours before polls opened, saying its members violated campaign rules that merit their disqualification.
Pitt students will vote on Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board positions. This year there are 15 candidates, with three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, competing for one presidential position and eight board positions.

Your guide to the 2021 SGB elections

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
After a hotly contested campaign, Pitt students will vote Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board. Students will choose between three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, vying for one presidential position and eight board seats.
Pitt’s Student Government Board held its presidential debate over Zoom Thursday night.

Sparks fly as SGB presidential candidates clash at debate

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
The debate for the next Student Government Board president included heated conversations about prior SGB experience, Student Activity Fee funding and even one candidate pulling out their calculator to check allocations information listed on SGB’s website.
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