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Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB votes to not sign onto statement supporting faculty unionization

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 22, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board members were at odds at their Tuesday evening meeting over whether to formally encourage Pitt’s faculty to vote in favor of unionization.
Joe McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, speaks to students at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting.

SGB discusses in-person class concerns, student org finances pilot

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
A top Pitt administrator praised students at Tuesday’s Student Government Board meeting for their part in minimizing COVID-19 cases last academic year. But students asked questions and raised concerns regarding Pitt’s move on Monday to fully in-person classes.
Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.

Pitt administrators talk COVID-19 regulations during first fall town hall

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer September 9, 2021
Top Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.
Student Government Board held a public, in-person meeting in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night. Pictured speaking is President Harshitha Ramanan.

SGB welcomes students during first meeting

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
During the first in-person Student Government Board meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harshitha Ramanan welcomed students to Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.
Global Brigades, a health and sustainability student organization at Pitt, that decided to transition into in-person meetings this year.

Student orgs with mixed feelings on Pitt in-person event guidelines

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
Even though student organizations are allowed to have in-person meetings and events, one thing is stopping Annika Agarwal’s club, Mind Sense, from doing so — the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from Pitt.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
Compass Group, Pitt’s dining contractor for the past year, is planning to make some changes to the dining experience for the upcoming fall semester.

Compass looks to further improve Pitt dining experience this fall

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer June 29, 2021
Pitt’s dining contractor, Compass Group, is planning to bring more diverse menu options and let students serve themselves at the dining halls, rather than being pre-packaged meals like last year. Students can also expect two new dining options in the WPU.
Kamakashi Sharma — a senior neuroscience major and president of Pitt Active Minds, a peer-based mental health advocacy organization — said it’s more effective to host Mental Health Awareness Month in October.

‘You’re not left behind just because you’ve left campus’: Pitt still offering mental health resources during summer recess

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
While there are still events being planned for Pitt’s October celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, organized by Student Government in cooperation with more than 15 student organizations, Eva Steele, vice-chair of the Mental Health Student Coalition, said mental health resources are always available and awareness can be raised year round.
The LGBTQIA+ task force has been drafting and finalizing a report to present to Pitt’s senior administration over the past two semesters, in an effort to begin implementing the task force’s requests. While the report is nearly finished, the task force is turning to the Pitt community for support.

LGBTQIA+ task force releases petition, ‘live’ report to garner student support

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
SGB’s LGBTQIA+ task force released a petition and “live” report — which has been in the works for the past two semesters — on Friday to garner student support and attention before being presented to senior administration.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

‘For the last time, end report’: SGB sheds tears, passes bill at last spring meeting

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Student Government Board’s Tuesday evening meeting was filled with tears and gratitude as seniors gave their last reports. In his opening statement, outgoing SGB President Eric Macadangdang humorously said the year of virtual meetings is finally coming to an end.
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