The full Undergraduate Senate met Tuesday to discuss new appointments to various positions in the Student Body Supreme Court, UNC Board of Elections and full Senate. Here’s what you need to know:
A new UNC Supreme Court justice was appointed; the court is now complete.
With student body president campaigning in full swing, the Senate looked to appoint a new justice as quickly as possible to replace a justice who recently resigned.
Luke Cullifer, the director of state and external affairs, said they do not want to repeat the election complications of 2017.
“I don’t know how many of you were privileged enough to be here in 2016 — I guess that’d be the election of 2017 — when we had injunction after injunction and court ruling after court ruling, and it delayed our elections by quite a lot,” he said. “I can’t imagine how much worse that would be made by a hung Supreme Court.”
After being passed without prejudice during a last-minute meeting of the Rules and Judiciary Committee, junior Chase Jarvis was approved by the full Senate later that night and by the Joint Governance Council Wednesday.
Jarvis, who has never been involved with Student Government, said he is qualified for the role because he has used the Student Constitution, Student Code and Joint Code to assist with Honor Court cases as president of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon.
“I just want to make it clear that I’m prepared, dedicated and I’ll make the most of this opportunity that’s been presented to me," Jarvis said.