Republicans endorse Lewis
The UNC College Republicans hosted the first debate of the year in the race for student body president and ultimately endorsed Calvin Lewis Jr.
“We liked his involvement with other groups,” said Greg Steele, the group’s chairman. “He would do a fine job of representing the school.”
This day in last year’s election
Feb. 7, 2011
On the eve of election day, the Board of Elections held a disqualification hearing for student body president candidate and eventual third-place-finisher Rick Ingram. Among the accusations against Ingram were that his campaign manager Billy Kluttz called now-Student Body President Mary Cooper a “cooter” and that Kluttz solicited petition signatures in a classroom building, violating election law. The latter accusation prompted the Board of Elections to fine Ingram $25, but the board opted to keep him on the ballot.
Meanwhile, Speaker of Student Congress Deanna Santoro resigned her position to file a lawsuit against the Board of Elections challenging the candidacy of then-Student Body Secretary and student body president candidate Ian Lee. The suit prompted the Student Supreme Court to order the board to withhold the results on election day. The court approved their release nine days later.
Association of Student Governments
The association represents all 17 UNC-system schools to the Board of Governors and is funded by $1 in student fees. It has been criticized in the past for being ineffective.