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Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.

SGB congratulates faculty on forming union, discusses possible ‘green fee’

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 20, 2021
Pitt’s Student Government Board congratulated faculty at their Tuesday public meeting on voting overwhelmingly to form a union, and also discussed student organization budgets, spring SGB election and a potential “green fee.”
Dr. Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center, spoke at a Student Government Board town hall on Tuesday evening for Mental Health Awareness Month.

SGB holds mental health town hall with Panzella, Darr

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Student Government Board hosted Dean of Students Carla Panzella and Dr. Jay Darr, director of the University Counseling Center, for a Q&A town hall on Tuesday night for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB votes to not sign onto statement supporting faculty unionization

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 22, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board members were at odds at their Tuesday evening meeting over whether to formally encourage Pitt’s faculty to vote in favor of unionization.
Joe McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, speaks to students at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting.

SGB discusses in-person class concerns, student org finances pilot

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
A top Pitt administrator praised students at Tuesday’s Student Government Board meeting for their part in minimizing COVID-19 cases last academic year. But students asked questions and raised concerns regarding Pitt’s move on Monday to fully in-person classes.
Student Government Board held a public, in-person meeting in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night. Pictured speaking is President Harshitha Ramanan.

SGB welcomes students during first meeting

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
During the first in-person Student Government Board meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harshitha Ramanan welcomed students to Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.
The LGBTQIA+ task force has been drafting and finalizing a report to present to Pitt’s senior administration over the past two semesters, in an effort to begin implementing the task force’s requests. While the report is nearly finished, the task force is turning to the Pitt community for support.

LGBTQIA+ task force releases petition, ‘live’ report to garner student support

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
SGB’s LGBTQIA+ task force released a petition and “live” report — which has been in the works for the past two semesters — on Friday to garner student support and attention before being presented to senior administration.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

‘For the last time, end report’: SGB sheds tears, passes bill at last spring meeting

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Student Government Board’s Tuesday evening meeting was filled with tears and gratitude as seniors gave their last reports. In his opening statement, outgoing SGB President Eric Macadangdang humorously said the year of virtual meetings is finally coming to an end.
Eric Macadangdang is the president of Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

SGB approves governing code changes, defers elections bill to fall

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2021
After this year’s tumultuous Student Government Board election, the board voted Tuesday evening and passed a major governing code reform package released last week, but deferred voting on elections code reforms to the fall.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB introduces governing and elections codes revision bills, new committee chairs

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
SGB President Eric Macadangdang said the country has gone through a “multitude” of cycles where Black lives have been lost to white supremacy and police brutality, and “hollow reactions” and “complicit inactivity” are why there has been no real change.
Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 13, 2021
Cedric Humphrey’s whole life has been marked by his dedication to civic engagement, and trying to meet and help people where they are.
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