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SGB addresses latest COVID-19 case numbers

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

SGB released a statement on Monday in response to the University’s decision last week to allow professors to request to move their class to in-person instruction if there is a “definable benefit,” . Board members and committee chairs also discussed COVID-19 and student activities budget updates and conversations with Pitt police, among other updates.

SGB hopeful for update on in-person classes later this week

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

With in-person classes set to begin Monday, Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang said the board has still not received official word from Pitt’s administration about the start of classes, but is hopeful for an announcement later this week.

Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

August 30, 2020

SGB unveiled Board Bill 2021-1 at its weekly meeting last Tuesday, seeking to update the governing code’s more outdated policies. Ben King, board member and chief of finance, authored the bill with co-authorship from President Eric Macadangdang and Aboli Kesbhat, allocations committee chair. The bill is posted online for public comment until SGB votes Tuesday.

SGB kicks off fall semester with first online meeting

The Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

SGB held its first public meeting for the fall semester virtually via Zoom on Tuesday night. Board members reported their activity from the summer semester and presented plans for the fall.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

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

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

SGB — which consists of nine elected board members, as well as many appointed committee members — is the governing body of the roughly 18,000 undergraduate students at Pitt.

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. 

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