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Some student orgs begin to meet in person as pandemic continues

Pitt Irish dance club met in person on Tuesday evening in the William Pitt Union fitness center.

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, clubs reimagined and modified their meetings and activities this semester to meet health guidelines, which, for the majority of organizations, has resulted in strictly online meetings. But on Sept. 14, Pitt sent an email to hundreds of student organizations allowing them to apply to hold in-person meetings.

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

August 30, 2020

SGB unveiled Board Bill 2021-1 at its weekly meeting last Tuesday, seeking to update the governing code’s more outdated policies. Ben King, board member and chief of finance, authored the bill with co-authorship from President Eric Macadangdang and Aboli Kesbhat, allocations committee chair. The bill is posted online for public comment until SGB votes Tuesday.

Ashley Van Slyke: Reshaping how we reach others

Ashley Van Slyke: Reshaping how we reach others

By Madison Brewer | Leela Ekambarapu

April 10, 2020

Growing up, Ashley Van Slyke was used to helping people in her community, frequently volunteering with her family and church. Her main problem was figuring out how to do that professionally. “Originally, I wanted to join the military … and then I was like, ‘Oh no, I’ll be a teacher!’ An...

Pitt Day of Giving raises $1.6 million, down 61% from last year

More than 7,000 donors contributed to the fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising initiative — took place on Tuesday. This year’s PDoG raised $1,651,212 — which is down about 61% from last year’s event.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Celebrate the Pitt Day of Giving

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By Pat Healy, Ph.D student in Information Science

February 25, 2020

I have personally made hundreds of dollars in donations in past Pitt Days of Giving. I have run social media campaigns around getting people to donate to the Pitt Day of Giving as an officer in the Pitt Men’s Glee Club. I was the source on a Pitt News story that alleged unfair practices by the Glee ...

SGB announces task force to meet Sunday

SGB announced that their SORC task force will meet this Sunday.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

After announcing three weeks ago that a Student Government Board task force would be created to preserve current student organization names, President Zechariah Brown said at Tuesday’s public meeting that the task force plans to hold its first meeting this Sunday.

SGB provides update on student org task force

SGB provided an update on the student task force for clubs and organizations in response to SORC’s updated registration guidelines Tuesday night.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

At its second public meeting of the year Tuesday night, Student Government Board provided an update on a recently announced student task force, as well as several new upcoming initiatives.

SGB to form task force for preserving names of independent student organizations

The University is aiming to instate its new student organization name policy in fall 2020.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2019

Following a Friday meeting between members of Student Government Board and Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs, SGB will form a student task force to look into ways for independent student organizations to continue using their current names. Last week, Pitt announced updated Student Organization Resource ...

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