11/6/2011 4:19pm

BOE victors to face smaller budgets

School board elections happen every two years — but the members elected this Tuesday will have to handle an unprecedented combination of challenges, officials say. Among the seven candidates running are incumbents Mia Day Burroughs, Annetta Streater, Jamezetta Bedford and Mike Kelley. New to the race are James Barrett, Raymond Conrad and Kris Castellano. After Nov. 8, five of them will be added to the seven-person board for four years.

10/24/2011 4:14pm

Graduate student drops out of school board race

UNC graduate student Brian Bower officially withdrew from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education race last week. Bower, a Ph.D. student originally from Ohio, never intended to serve on the board and was running solely to prove his North Carolina residency to receive lower in-state tuition.

9/29/2011 8:07pm

Former professor Elliot Cramer shouldn't pursue a case against UNC

The First Amendment is a sacred right that should not be taken lightly, regardless of whether it’s used as a defense or a weapon. In a lawsuit he’s planning against the University, Professor Emeritus Elliot Cramer seems to have lost sight of this, using his right to free speech to preserve his privilege of UNC network access.

9/26/2011 6:53pm

Chapel Hill 2020 to hold open house

As Chapel Hill residents gear up for tonight’s kickoff of Chapel Hill 2020, many remain unsure about their place in the process. But after tonight’s project open house and meeting, stakeholders will know their role going forward, said project co-chairman George Cianciolo.

9/25/2011 4:04pm

ASG considers presenting $10,000 grant to ASU

CHARLOTTE — Student leaders gathered Saturday in Charlotte to discuss funding allocations and lobbying tactics for the academic year. Members of the UNC Association of Student Governments discussed awarding a grant to Appalachian State University to help the campus in an international competition. The association, made up of student delegates from all 17 UNC-system schools, meets monthly at a different campus throughout the state. Travel costs and officer stipends are paid for with an annual $1 student fee from all system students.

9/22/2011 1:55pm

In, but left out

Last spring, I received an email from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication notifying me of my acceptance to the school. Apparently, my GPA was above the 2.9 requirement and — boom — I was admitted.

9/21/2011 5:32pm

Keeping it local: ASG should vote on a bill to lobby closer to home for more of an impact

The Association of Student Governments deserves credit for trying to have its voice heard in Washington, D.C. But in a time of steep budget cuts, the steep cost of lobbying trips to the capital — paired with the matching funds schools provide — is an unneeded luxury that provides few, if any, meaningful returns. At its meeting this weekend, the ASG can save its money — and breath — by voting in favor of a bill that would restrict its lobbying to the state level.