Student Congress members Aidan Hennessy and Basil Kazi were elected to the campus climate committee and Student Congress member Craig Amasya was elected as vice chairperson of the campus development committee.
New chief justice to preside over the UNC Supreme Court
Graduate student Matt Leming, who was already a member of UNC Supreme Court, was approved favorably by a subcommittee last week and officially named chief justice at the Student Congress meeting.
Student Congress member Cole Simons questioned Leming regarding his lack of knowledge of the term “individual gain." Simons said he asked Leming the same question last week and Leming didn’t know the answer. Simons said he was disappointed, but still moved to accept Leming in this position.
Simons said he wants the Supreme Court to be more visible to the student body as a whole.
“I would also like to try to make it known that the Student Supreme Court is an option not only for complaints within student government, but with any organization that hopes to receive money from congress,” Leming said.
Funding awarded to UNC Hillel and UNC-CH Lens
Sophomore Charles Carpenter, treasurer of UNC-CH Lens, requested and received $1,145 for a new camera and lens.
UNC-CH Lens is an organization that performs photo shoots for donations, which they put towards having photo shoots for families who cannot afford to record their memories, Carpenter said. To help, they produce and frame these photos for families so they can have these memories.
“(The camera will be for) people who don’t have the money to buy a good camera with changeable lenses, so they can participate in the club and do service with us,” Carpenter said.
Another group that received considerable funding was UNC Hillel, a Jewish community of graduate and undergraduate students. Junior Meredith Blumberg, vice president of communications and finance, asked for funding so Hillel could host two speakers at a public discussion. Blumberg requested $3,410 for publicity, travel, and other expenses. The funding was approved but reduced to $3,387, cutting the money for publicity.
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The Student Congress will be holding an open forum on October 5th.