It took a while for Carolina Union Activities Board to warm up this semester.
The organization’s events have sparked controversy among the student body.
The very first show of the academic year, a concert featuring local folk bands Mipso Trio and Mandolin Orange, was canceled due to weather conditions.
The event was rescheduled for a date more than three months later — this semester’s last day of classes.
The cancellation pushed a concert by rapper Big K.R.I.T. to become CUAB’s first major event of the semester.
The show was also supposed to feature Curren$y, another hip-hop artist, but the rapper had to cancel when he broke his ankle jumping off a stage in Los Angeles.
Although Big K.R.I.T.’s performance cost $7,500 of CUAB’s $364,000 annual budget, less than a third of the concert’s tickets were sold.
The selection of indie rock band The New Pornographers to perform at this year’s Homecoming concert was also questioned.
CUAB members said it was hard to please the whole student body when choosing the band for Homecoming concert.