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Emergency fund has granted more than $250k to students

Students have received more than $250,000 from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, as of Thursday.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

As of Thursday, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund has granted a total of $254,326 to 457 students, out of more than 700 students who have applied for money.

SGB takes public meetings home

SGB will hold its weekly meetings online for the remainder of the semester.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Brown, along with the rest of the board, hosted a test-run of SGB’s new system for public meetings — group calls over Zoom.

Black Action Society addresses letter to Bonner, SGB

SGB denied in full the Black Action Society’s allocations request for $15,000 to host actress Dominique Jackson at an event.

By Anushay Chaudhry and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 6, 2020

Black Action Society President Jenea Lyles said in a letter addressed to Dean Kenyon Bonner and Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown that recent SGB decisions have created “intentional barriers that questions ‘sense of belonging’ for People of Color” at Pitt.

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 responds to decision on naming guidelines

SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses the updates to the Student Organization Resource Center’s naming guidelines at Tuesday evening’s weekly meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

President Zechariah Brown opened Student Government Board’s weekly Tuesday meeting by discussing the anticipated response from Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner regarding the Student Organization Resource Center’s naming guidelines.

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. 

SGB’s SORC proposals given to Dean Bonner

SGB has yet to reach a compromise with the SORC on the Center’s new naming guidelines for student organizations that were introduced last semester.

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their meeting Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown that he had met with SORC coordinator Lynne Miller to discuss SGB’s proposed solutions to new naming guidelines.

SGB announces approval of new judicial chair Stephen Jacobus

SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses SORC’s naming guidelines that will prohibit independent student organizations from using University trademarks like “Pitt” and “Panther” at Tuesday’s weekly SGB meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News

January 15, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their weekly meeting Tuesday night with President Zechariah Brown announcing the newly appointed SGB judicial committee chair, Stephen Jacobus.

SGB announces resignation of judicial chair Grace Nelson

SGB President Zechariah Brown announces the resignation of SGB’s judicial chair Grace Nelson during his opening remarks the first weekly SGB meeting of the year on Tuesday evening.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off its first meeting of the semester Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown that SGB’s judicial chair Grace Nelson is resigning.

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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