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SGB passes updates to elections code

In the last meeting of the semester, SGB unanimously passed a bill updating the SGB elections code.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Student Government Board unanimously passed a bill updating the SGB elections code for the 2020-21 elections at its last meeting of the fall semester Tuesday night.

SGB passes resolution backing proposed PLRB grad union ruling

A resolution proposed by board member Eric Macadangdang calling on support for University labor and rights to organize without unlawful intrusion passed at last night’s meeting. It comes about a month after Pitt filed an exception to a ruling proposed by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Sept. 18, halting its orders.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Student Government Board unanimously passed a resolution at its Tuesday night meeting calling on support for University labor and rights to organize without unlawful intrusion.

Less than 10 students commented on SGB’s SORC proposals

SGB proposed three naming solutions for student organizations to choose from, which are available for viewing and comment on its website.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Student Government President Zechariah Brown said less than 10 students have voiced input about the board’s proposed ways to resolve the looming problem posed by updated Student Organization Resource Center naming guidelines.

SGB announces more than 1,000 signatures on gun violence prevention letter

SGB discussed Bigelow Boulevard being closed and the draft of the new SORC rules.

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.

SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

SGB to finalize naming guideline proposal by end of week

SGB provided updates on ongoing projects, including new club naming guidelines and installing free menstrual product dispensers in various bathrooms around campus, at Tuesday’s public meeting.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.

Counseling Center leaders talk mental health at SGB town hall

Michele Welker of the Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education answers a student question while Univeristy Counseling Center Director Jay Darr listens. SGB replaced their normal meeting with a mental health town hall.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Top officials from the University Counseling Center discussed mental health at an SGB town hall Tuesday night.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

This week, the board voted unanimously in favor of Executive Vice President Anaïs Peterson’s resolution to support the fossil fuel divestment movement.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last night’s Student Government Board meeting tied up many loose ends from prior meetings.

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