Chancellor search: The administration is finding 10 members to serve on the students' chancellor search advisory committee, which will convey student opinion to the official chancellor search committee
The search process will have a goal of identifying values that are important to the University, Carson said.
"I think our discussions on the Carolina way are going to be very fruitful for the campus," she said.
Tuition: While Chancellor James Moeser has recommended no increase for in-state tuition, Carson said she is concerned out-of-state tuition will increase as a result. "That's foremost on my mind right now," she said.
The tuition and fee advisory task force has suggested an out-of-state undergraduate hike of between $800 and $1,500. Carson's platform proposes the Board of Trustees give an "expense report" of how tuition is spent.
Big Ideas: In her platform, Carson proposed three major initiatives: an annual music festival, a junior scholarship for achievement and an endowment for a big-name speaker series.
While committees have been established to research the programs, no major progress has been reported.
New programs: The Carson administration has organized two events that took place this semester.
Sophomore Reorientation provided students access to University programs and resources. Mix-it-up Day gave students a chance to eat dinner with people outside their social circles.
Student input on smoking ban: The student advisory committee to the chancellor gathered students' opinions about the ban on smoking within 100 feet of campus buildings.
"I think they had a huge influence," Zellner said. "The biggest input definitely came from the blogs that were set up."
Moeser announced Monday the smoking ban will begin Jan. 1.
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