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SGB approves 2020-21 board and committee members at final meeting of semester

The 2019-20 Student Government Board confirmed next year’s board members via Zoom in their last meeting of the academic year.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Brown included a tribute to the current seniors who are a part of SGB, stating that although this moment may not have been their ideal version of the end of the year, it was still a meaningful experience.

SGB announces approval of new allocations chair Aboli Kesbhat

Aboli Kesbhat will serve as SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown kicked off the Tuesday night public meeting by announcing the newly appointed SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year, Aboli Kesbhat.

SGB announces Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Zechariah Brown announced the launch of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund at a Tuesday night Zoom meeting.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2020

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown announced the launch of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund at the board’s Tuesday night online meeting.

Student leaders hopeful about raising future student wages

The Student Government Board currently supports enacting a $15 minimum wage for student workers.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Senior Anaïs Peterson’s referendum question asked students if Pitt should raise the minimum wage for student workers to $15 per hour.

SGB approves new Diversity and Inclusion chair

SGB president Zechariah Brown discusses the appointment of Varsha Suresh as SGB’s new diversity and inclusion committee chair at Tuesday’s weekly meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their weekly meeting Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown approving the newly appointed SGB Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair Varsha Suresh.

SGB announces resignation of diversity and inclusion chair Ravi Gandhi

SGB presidential candidate Ravi Gandhi at Tuesday's election.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2020

Student Government Board Diversity and Inclusion Chair Ravi Gandhi has resigned from his position, effective Friday. 

Eric Macadangdang wins SGB presidency

Eric Macadangdang celebrates with his slate and supporters after winning the SGB presidential election on Tuesday night.

By Anushay Chaudhry and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 25, 2020

Eric Macadangdang will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2020-21 school year, after winning 50.2% of the vote against Ravi Gandhi in Tuesday’s elections.

Your guide to the 2020 SGB elections

(From left) Voices slate’s Eric Macadangdang, Your slate’s Ravi Gandhi, Launch slate’s Tyler Viljaste and Cedric Humphrey, and independent Aman Reddy.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With the nation hotly debating the Democratic primary for the presidency, undergraduate students have the opportunity today to choose a leader much closer to home — the president and board members of Pitt’s Student Government Board.

SGB encourages students: research board candidates

SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses next week’s SGB election at Tuesday’s weekly meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

SGB’s upcoming board election will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on election day, with the results announced at SGB’s weekly meeting that day. 

SGB planning events to celebrate Black History Month

SGB president Zechariah Brown speaks about new allocations bill at Tuesday evening’s weekly SGB meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Student Government Board began their meeting Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown about events SGB is working to host during Black History Month. 

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