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Former Student Body President candidate Ron Bilbao argued to the Student Supreme Court on Monday that the disqualification and fines issued to him by the Board of Elections in February were invalid.
Former student body president candidate Ron Bilbao is appealing to the Student Supreme Court his disqualification from the race. The court's ruling could again limit the Board of Elections' power which has already taken two hits from the court this year.
TO THE EDITOR: UNC-CH Sport Clubs Council does not enforce compulsory volunteering. On behalf of the Sport Clubs Council and Ron Bilbao's student body president campaign I would like to address the inaccuracies put forth in a letter to the editor" (""Mandatory campaigning for Bilbao is undemocratic"" Feb. 6) submitted by Brad Lockwood.
*On the Changing Face of America* Ron Bilbao is a senior political science major from Miami, FL. E-mail: "firstname.lastname@example.org":mailto:email@example.com
Ron Bilbao gathers second endorsement Tuesday night | Ron Bilbao won the student body president endorsement from the environmental affairs committee of student government Tuesday evening with 12 votes — 46 percent of the total.
Ron Bilbao a UNC senior had never been camping and had never imagined spending time in the wilderness completely on his own. But that was before he left the July after his first year to go to Table Rock in Pisgah National Forest with Outward Bound a wilderness adventure course.
Ron Bilbao was sitting in a Carolina Hispanic Association meeting his freshman year when someone suggested starting a Latino Center.He couldn’t get the idea out of his head.Now a senior, Bilbao witnessed the fruits of his labor Friday evening at the unofficial kickoff of the Carolina Latino Collaborative.The network hopes to unify Latino groups on campus, work with the Latino Studies minor program and collaborate with other minority and advocacy groups.
Sport Clubs Council chooses Bilbao for SBP endorsement- Student body president candidate Ron Bilbao won an endorsement from the UNC Sport Clubs Council which consists of at least two representatives from each of the 53 sports clubs. Each representative voted for one candidate but the votes did not determine the endorsement.
Correction (April 7 12:57 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misquoted Ron Bilbao, chairman of the Coalition for College Access at UNC. Bilbao said, “Four students walking to D.C. is not the point. It’s the 2.4 million students that live in the shadows.” The story has beenc changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.Students and community members walked nearly 12 miles Monday to show their support for immigration reform. About 60 people joined the Dream Walkers, a group of four students who are walking from Florida to Washington, D.C. in an effort to bring attention to the plight of undocumented students in the U.S.The walkers are making the trip to lobby for the DREAM Act, which would give undocumented students an opportunity to earn their citizenship by getting a college degree or completing two years of military service. Three of the four Dream Walkers are undocumented, and the route they are taking has been dubbed the Trail of Dreams.“This walk is important because many students in our country can’t go to college simply because they’re undocumented,” said Wooten Gough, a member of the Coalition for College Access and Reform Immigration FOR America, two organizations at UNC that are pushing for the DREAM Act.
Bilbao receives endorsement from Residence Hall group - The Residence Hall Association endorsed student body president candidate Ron Bilbao on Sunday night following its candidate forum.
This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., re-introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would afford children of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and have no criminal record the chance to attend college or serve in the military.
What does it mean to be a citizen? As the immigration debate heated up this summer, some Republican lawmakers proposed denying babies born of undocumented parents their birthright citizenship, a dangerous idea considering what it could mean for the civil liberties of all Americans. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States … are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Did you know that in 1822 Joseph Marion Hernández of Florida became the first Hispanic elected to the U.S.
This week, we witnessed an example of American government at its worst. In a hasty attempt to garner votes for the midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., attached two controversial amendments to an otherwise incontrovertible piece of legislation.
These are the true stories of three American youths. Each has his or her own tale, but today when we hear their stories they are underscored by one descriptive factor: the immigrant experience.
In a globalized world in the midst of a social media revolution, the things we say have become increasingly impactful. Words may start as just that, but they may shape the way we think and soon the way we act. What happens when the words we say turn into the things we do?
Fresh off their victory in the midterm elections this month, Republicans in Congress are prioritizing their agenda for the 112th session. At the top: jobs, debt, and the economy. Meanwhile all signs of addressing real and necessary immigration reform are fading quickly. In light of this, let’s take a look at how immigration reform could aid in growing the U.S. economy.
A revised version of the University Alcohol Policy — designed to improve student safety and comply with new state regulations — will be presented to student government cabinet members Sunday. This is the first time the revised policy will be presented to the public said Ron Bilbao chairman of the student alcohol advisory committee.
How far would you go for a dream? I know four who will go the distance.On Jan. 1, Juan, Carlos, Felipe and Gaby started their 1,500-mile journey from Miami to Washington, D.C., on the Trail of Dreams. Today they arrive at UNC. Their goal: to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
February's elections season could see at least eight students vying to be student body president. Juniors Ron Bilbao Thomas Edwards Jasmin Jones Ashley Klein Julia La Roche and Matt Wohlford and sophomores Michael Betts and Andrew Ashley expressed interest in running for the position at an optional candidates meeting held Tuesday by the Board of Elections.