STUDENT LIFE


8/29/2011 10:35pm

Edit: A no-no to going rogue

In calling for a review of the University’s honor system, faculty have concerns that, if accurate, are valid. They have criticized the court for closing them out — and occasionally imparting punishments perceived as overly lenient.

8/1/2011 5:35pm

Student records stolen from SASB North

Confidential records for 31 students were stolen after a break-in at the student judicial system office in Student and Academic Services Building North, according to UNC News Services. The larceny was discovered at 8 a.m. Monday.


4/26/2011 11:38pm

	Student Body President Mary Cooper received 62 percent of the runoff election vote.

Year in Review: Cooper wins SBP in venomous election

Student body president Mary Cooper was able to pull away in a sweeping victory in the spring election, but the unprecedented level of controversy that plagued the contest is not easily forgotten. “It’s sad that this story became about the candidates and not the issues that students are going to be facing,” said Ian Lee, then the student body secretary and runner-up to Cooper, after the results were announced. “Mary was able to stay out of the negativity that surrounded this election, and students connected with that.” Cooper collected 62 percent in the runoff election, while Lee got 38 percent. The controversy began early, and first surrounded Lee, whose candidacy violated the Student Code, opponents said, because he held onto his position in the executive branch while running. It later evolved into several complaints against Rick Ingram, who collected the most campaign support signatures from students in recent memory — 2,945. Cooper and Lee said Ingram engaged in “malicious and harmful” behavior against them and their campaign staffs. The candidates provided evidence against Ingram to Andrew Phillips, chairman of the Board of Elections, who called a hearing of disqualification for Ingram. The nearly three-hour hearing, which wavered from tense to comedic, resulted in the board deciding not to disqualify the junior, instead fining his campaign $25. “You chose to try and embarrass me,” Ingram said to Cooper and Lee in the hearing.


4/26/2011 8:20pm

Student Congress rejects Dakota Williams as BOE chairman

Student Congress’ final meeting of the academic year was burdened with the task of external appointments. All were approved — except one. Without debate, the body denied former Student Congress speaker and student body treasurer Dakota Williams the appointment for Board of Elections chairman in a vote that was not immediately upsetting, he said. “The nice thing about not being (Board of Elections chairman) is that there is no moral obligation keeping me from suing anyone I want,” he said.