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Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB encourages students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang opened the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by encouraging Pitt students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines
SGB created an Election Procedures Review task force to review the events leading up to election day, gather feedback on SGB elections and judicial codes and procedures and “reinforce public trust in SGB elections procedures by increasing public access to information,” according to the task force charter.

‘We needed to do something’: New SGB task force reviews tumultuous election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Student Government Board created an Election Procedures Review task force in March to review the events leading up this year’s tumultuous elections, gather feedback on the elections and judicial codes and procedures and reinstate public trust in SGB.
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’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.
Pitt’s Student Government Board held its presidential debate over Zoom Thursday night.

Sparks fly as SGB presidential candidates clash at debate

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
The debate for the next Student Government Board president included heated conversations about prior SGB experience, Student Activity Fee funding and even one candidate pulling out their calculator to check allocations information listed on SGB’s website.
Pitt’s Student Government Board, including President Eric Macadangdang, urged the Board of Trustees to immediately divest of fossil fuel investments in a Thursday statement.

SGB slams board report advising slow fossil fuel divestment

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2021
Student Government Board slammed a report released last Friday by a Board of Trustees committee which advocated for a gradual divestment from fossil fuels. SGB President Eric Macadangdang, along with the other board members, supports immediate divestment.
Twelve students are running for a position on the Student Government Board, in addition to three students running for the position of SGB president.

SGB newcomers push for more ‘outsiders’ in the organization

By Kiera Ledermann, For The Pitt News February 22, 2021
Joseph Landsittel is one of the seven people running for a position in Student Government Board this election who have little to no previous experience in the organization. Many of these newcomers are pushing for internal change in SGB.
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