STUDENT LIFE


4/19/2012 10:20pm

Honor system’s autonomy intact after reform of sexual assault policy

When Chancellor Holden Thorp issued a call for reform of the honor system last summer, the system’s student leaders vowed to retain the institution’s most tradition-bound characteristic — its entirely student-led structure. But with last week’s approval of a new sexual assault policy — one that removes cases from the jurisdiction of the honor system effective Aug. 1 — the institution’s autonomy was called into question.


4/19/2012 4:23pm

Student government to analyze whether student fees are used efficiently

With in-state tuition set in stone, student government will have a chance to examine another area in which it has some influence: student fees. The UNC-system Board of Governors passed a two-year tuition plan this year that sets increases for the 2012-2013 academic year. If approved by the N.C. General Assembly, campuses would not be able to change the rate of the fee increase, but would be able to reallocate the money.


4/16/2012 5:02pm

The Interview: Jon McCay on sexual assault

As someone who’s spent the past four years working on (and eventually leading) the student attorney general’s staff, Jon McCay is in a unique position to talk about the University’s recent changes to its sexual assault policy.

4/3/2012 4:19pm

UNC Student Congress to elect new speaker

The gavel that reigns over Student Congress will change hands tonight. Sophomores Connor Brady and Paige Comparato have announced that they are running for speaker of Student Congress, a position that moderates debate during congressional meetings and serves on various advisory committees.


3/26/2012 3:42pm

Leimenstoll nominates student government’s top officers

When Student Body President–elect Will Leimenstoll was choosing his executive branch officers, he said he kept the legacy of Eve Carson in mind. Leimenstoll said that while reading the eulogies for the former student body president, who was killed in 2008, he was inspired by the idea that UNC should be an “institution of excellence with a heart.”