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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.
Eric Macadangdang is the president of Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

SGB approves governing code changes, defers elections bill to fall

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2021
After this year’s tumultuous Student Government Board election, the board voted Tuesday evening and passed a major governing code reform package released last week, but deferred voting on elections code reforms to the fall.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB introduces governing and elections codes revision bills, new committee chairs

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
SGB President Eric Macadangdang said the country has gone through a “multitude” of cycles where Black lives have been lost to white supremacy and police brutality, and “hollow reactions” and “complicit inactivity” are why there has been no real change.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB continues action on resolutions, approves Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 31, 2021
Student government board president Eric Macadangdang addressed the recent spike in COVID-19 cases on Pitt’s campus in SGB’s weekly Tuesday meeting.
Student Government Board held its weekly public meeting on Tuesday.

SGB addresses recent mass shootings, Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board president Eric Macadangdang began the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by naming each of the eight Atlanta shooting victims — six of them being women of Asian descent.
Student Government Board hosted its weekly public meeting Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB creates students of color task force, provides grading policies update

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
n his opening remarks at Tuesday’s meeting, Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang said getting through the pandemic “requires mutual understanding and effort in complying with health and safety guidelines.”
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 held its first weekly Zoom meeting since last week’s election on Tuesday night.

SGB discuss new elections procedure task force, public art competition

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced the formation of an Elections Procedures Review Task Force at Tuesday night’s meeting on Zoom. SGB created the task force in response to the events of last...

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.
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