2/13/2020 11:33pm

Silent Sam in McCorkle Place

Unraveling the story behind the Silent Sam lawsuit

On Wednesday, Judge Allen Baddour dismissed the Sons of Confederate Veterans lawsuit against the UNC System. Now, the fate of Silent Sam is once again uncertain. Here's what happened between the Board of Governors and the SCV since they settled for $2.5 million on Nov. 27, 2019.  It was later disclosed that they had already settled for $74,999, which sources said was used by the SCV to purchase Silent Sam  and enable the lawsuit. Baddour's dismissal of the lawsuit followed UNC students, faculty and alumni lending voices to the case and asking for the settlement to be reversed. 

2/12/2020 1:55am

Student Body President-Elect Reeves Moseley (third from left) reacts to learning that he won the vote for student body president in an apartment in Carolina Square on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Moseley won about 70% of the vote.

Junior Reeves Moseley elected student body president in blowout victory

After midnight on Tuesday, it was announced that junior Reeves Moseley was elected student body president with about 70 percent of the vote. Moseley beat Ryan Collins, a graduate student and his only opponent, by 2,028 votes. Total voter turnout for this election was 4,170, a more than 650-vote increase from the year prior. Moseley's campaign slogan was #BridgetheDivide, and his platform included encouraging student voter mobilization and political engagement.  In addition to Moseley's victory, students voted in Tuesday's election for a referendum petitioning for a student activity fee to help finance BeAM makerspaces on campus.