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

The sixth floor of the William Pitt Union.

Student organizations navigate limited space in WPU sixth floor

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 11, 2022
While CCLD organizations are striving toward similar goals, the current configuration has them working “on top of each other” and fighting for their own space on campus, according to the vice president of Rainbow Alliance
The Student Government Board meeting on Sept. 14 where Brennan Conway, far right, announced his outside bank accounts plan.

SGB working to launch PNC bank account pilot program this spring

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor November 19, 2021
What has long been a dream for student organizations — more self-service management of their finances — may become reality in fall 2022 if all goes according to Student Government Board’s plan.
Pitts Arabic Language and Culture club.

‘Speakers of all levels’: Pitt language clubs connect students

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
While Pitt offers classes in 35 different languages, Pitt’s language clubs offer students opportunities to practice their conversation skills outside of class, with members ranging from native speakers to those with no prior experience with the languages.
Shreya Babu, a junior sociology and administrative justice major, is the president and founder of Women in Law at Pitt.

‘Women In’ orgs work to empower women in male-dominated fields

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer October 27, 2021
The various “Women In” student organizations at Pitt aim to support and encourage women in male dominated fields through learning opportunities, guest speakers and mentorships.
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.
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