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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 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.
‘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 Tuesday's 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 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.
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...

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)

SGB announces new student safety measures

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...

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

SGB Commends Student Counter-protesters

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...

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