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Pitt student vaccinations to begin next Thursday, official says

Student Government Board hosted a virtual community check-in with Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, and Dr. Joe Suyama, a member of the CMRO, to discuss and answer questions regarding the spring semester.
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With COVID-19 vaccines already administered to thousands of people across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office presented a plan on Tuesday evening to begin vaccinations,...

SGB, Black Senate leaders form student-run Pitt police advisory panel

Members of the Black Senate and Student Government Board have been meeting regularly with Pitt police to work on issues of accountability and transparency in the Pitt police department.
November 18, 2020
A student-run “police advisory body” became an official subcommittee of the long-standing Chancellor’s Public Safety Advisory Council this week, according to Student Government Board member Kathryn Fleisher.

Black Action Society provides updates to SGB on student demands

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.
September 23, 2020
SGB received its first update from Ottley at the board’s Tuesday night meeting regarding the University's response to demands created by Pitt’s Black Senate. Ottley said the demands ask Pitt to examine its “racist foundations” and stand in solidarity with Black students. Board members also gave updates on some other key initiatives currently in the works.

SGB offers prizes for students who complete census by Sept. 30 deadline

Student Government Board will raffle off 25 $100 gift cards to the campus bookstore for people living off campus who respond to the Census by the Sept. 30 deadline.
September 22, 2020
The Student Government Board is offering $2,500 in gift cards to the University Store on Fifth for students who complete the U.S. census by the new Sept. 30th self-reporting deadline.

SGB addresses latest COVID-19 case numbers

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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