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The Plant2Plate student-run garden that produces fruits, vegetables and herbs from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue, across from Bouquet Gardens.

Pitt student garden facing relocation amid year of growth

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
Plant2Plate is a student-run organization at Pitt, which has cultivated and harvested produce from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue. The organization will soon relocate because the University intends to build student housing on their current lot.
Destiny Mann, the president of the Black Action Society at Pitt. Mann said BAS’s overall goal is to ensure that Black students at Pitt feel welcome on campus, and know that their voices and needs are heard.

Black Action Society works to hold Pitt accountable, advocate for Black students on campus

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 29, 2021
Destiny Mann, president of the Black Action Society, said because Pitt is a predominantly white institution, it is important that BAS helps bring Black students together.
Global Brigades, a health and sustainability student organization at Pitt, that decided to transition into in-person meetings this year.

Student orgs with mixed feelings on Pitt in-person event guidelines

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
Even though student organizations are allowed to have in-person meetings and events, one thing is stopping Annika Agarwal’s club, Mind Sense, from doing so — the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from Pitt.
Abigail Skeel is a junior history of art and architecture major.

‘Finding that joy in their life again’: Student org helps traumatic brain injury patient

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Pitt Synapse is the University’s chapter of Synapse National, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on raising public awareness about TBIs and providing resources for people dealing with TBIs. The organization hopes to eliminate the stigma surrounding TBIs by providing educational resources to the general public and increasing their knowledge on the depth and complexity of the injuries.
Pitt Irish dance club met in person on Tuesday evening in the William Pitt Union fitness center.

Some student orgs begin to meet in person as pandemic continues

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 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,...

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

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

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

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...

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

SGB announces task force to meet 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.
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