The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordys Place on Feb 22.

SGB approves new vice president, discusses transportation issues

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer March 15, 2022
Student Government Board held its weekly Tuesday evening meeting in Nordy’s place and discussed transportation issues, a proposed tuition tax, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Oakland Crossings plan.
Pitt police chief James Loftus.

Pitt police Chief James Loftus answers student questions at SGB meeting

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer February 9, 2022
Pitt police Chief James Loftus made an appearance at the Student Government Board’s Tuesday evening meeting for a student Q&A.
Opinion | Ramanan’s three-headed SGB presidency

Opinion | Ramanan’s three-headed SGB presidency

By Jack Troy, Staff Columnist March 18, 2021
SGB President-elect Ramanan’s decision to appoint co-chiefs of staff may seem like a healthy compromise at first, but ]this signals a lack of leadership and direction for SGB.
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 16, 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.
‘Very exciting, a little intimidating’: Ramanan looks to next year after chaotic Election Day

‘Very exciting, a little intimidating’: Ramanan looks to next year after chaotic Election Day

Harshitha Ramanan won the SGB presidency by a two-to-one margin despite not being the favored candidate heading into the election. Her victory followed an outpouring of support on social media after the Vision slate was removed from the ballot.
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.

SGB’s SORC proposals given to Dean Bonner

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.
SGB President Zechariah Brown.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

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

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

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...

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

Pitt students show love for University

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor October 23, 2018
Pitt students were greeted with free food and giveaways in front of the William Pitt Union at Tuesday's I Love Pitt Day.
Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about his plans for the community at Chatham University Thursday night. (Photo by Salina Pressimone | Contributing Editor)

Peduto promotes Pittsburgh community initiatives

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...

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