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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.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

SGB President Zechariah Brown.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

July 1, 2019

As a first-year student arriving at Pitt, it can be tricky figuring out exactly what SGB does, or even what it stands for. The answer to the latter is pretty easy: SGB is Pitt’s Student Government Board, the official undergraduate student government organization.

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

SGB presidential candidates Zechariah Brown (front) and Albert Tanjaya hug after the announcement of Tuesday's election results.

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee,...

Pitt students show love for University

SGB board member Zechariah Brown hands out “Let’s Talk” stress balls at SGB’s table during Tuesday’s “I Love Pitt Day.”

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018

Pitt students were greeted with free food and giveaways in front of the William Pitt Union at Tuesday's I Love Pitt Day.

Peduto promotes Pittsburgh community initiatives

Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about his plans for the community at Chatham University Thursday night. (Photo by Salina Pressimone | Contributing Editor)

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto prioritizes building up Pittsburgh communities, and thinks Amazon might soon be able to help with this growth at a local level, he said Thursday night. “What will make Pittsburgh competitive is talent produced locally and incredible affordability,” he said. “With those two th...

SGB announces new student safety measures

SGB president Max Kneis said it took two years to finalizing the new “Rave guardian app” at Tuesday’s meeting. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Student Government Board member Ian Callahan announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the Rave Guardian app — an app created by Rave Mobile Safety that connects users with local security resources — is now available with features for Pitt students. Students who download the “blue light” app will be ...

SGB Commends Student Counter-protesters

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | For The Pitt News

September 20, 2017

Taking the platform in Nordy’s Place Tuesday night, Student Government Board President Max Kneis started with a statement about Monday’s protest outside of Litchfield Towers. “Intolerance and bigotry have no place here at Pitt,” Kneis said. He said SGB supported and approved of the “brave students...

SGB introduces resolutions on DACA, state funding

SGB introduced two resolutions to support DACA students and to encourage State pass the funding for Pitt. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

Pitt Student Government Board introduced its first two resolutions of the year Tuesday, calling on elected officials to support both DACA recipients and state funding for Pitt. The first resolution was a call for the University and lawmakers to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals pr...

SGB promises online NYT subscriptions, forms committees

Justin Horowitz speaks at the second last SGB meeting of the semester. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Nolan Roosa / Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

After promising changes to the Student Government Board governing code all year, SGB introduced four bills last night that would create new committees and provide students with online New York Times memberships. Two of the new bills will add a communications committee and the First Year Council i...

SGB pushes reading day initiative

Student Government Board discussed adding a reading day to Pitt's academic schedule during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 4. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Nolan Roosa / Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

With only two meetings left in the semester, SGB made strides on Tuesday night to institute changes for the next academic school year, outlining future changes to the governing code and pushing their reading day proposal. Board member Rohit Anand proposed adding an extra reading day to give students...

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