10/16/2011 4:25pm

Faculty Council divided over Honor Court

Reform of the University’s honor system is still in its early stages, and it has become clear that faculty in charge of the effort have their work cut out for them. Widespread faculty dissatisfaction with the student-led system was on display Friday, with members of the Faculty Council voicing harsh criticisms of the system at the body’s monthly meeting.

10/11/2011 4:45pm

The Interview: Student Attorney General Jon McCay

Jon McCay certainly looks the part of attorney general, sitting across from me in a collared shirt, speaking in the measured manner of someone who has spent countless hours giving closing statements and preparing cross-examinations. If we weren’t sitting five feet away from the Pit, it would be easy to forget that McCay is a student here too.

10/4/2011 5:18pm

Enrich the fund: The Student Enrichment Fund needs to pick up steam to last

If there is one thing every UNC student should be encouraged to do during their college experience, it is explore. Whether it be in the classroom, in the lab or abroad, college is an ideal time to discover new ideas, develop new talents and broaden your world view. Thanks to the generosity of two student leaders, funding those discoveries just got a little bit easier.

10/3/2011 7:27pm

UNC’s Student Congress fills 13 vacant seats in special election

All 13 of the vacant seats in Student Congress were filled Monday after a special election that saw 564 students vote online. But write-in candidates, who won the vast majority of open graduate student seats, must formally accept their seats in order for the body to avoid another special election.

10/3/2011 4:51pm

UNC student government launches student enrichment fund

The opportunity for students to attend off-campus events this year will come straight out of two student leaders’ pockets, at least initially. The Student Enrichment Fund, a project launched by student government on Saturday, is being funded primarily by the monthly stipend Student Body President Mary Cooper receives as president, coupled with a portion of her vice president Zealan Hoover’s stipend.

9/28/2011 4:15pm

Administrators to consider gender-neutral housing proposal

After receiving a vote of symbolic support from Student Congress on Tuesday, a proposal to create a gender-neutral housing option is primed for consideration by University administrators. The proposal, which first gained student support early last spring, will be submitted to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp on Oct. 7.

9/20/2011 4:45pm

Student Congress passes changes to Student Code

On Tuesday night, the rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress passed changes to two titles of the Student Code, while eliminating another. Speaker of Student Congress Zach De La Rosa — the creator of the changes to the Student Code — led the meeting with his proposals, which were all passed unanimously by the committee. Titles I and IV were amended for clarity, while Title VII was completely removed.

9/18/2011 4:26pm

UNC Student Congress has trouble filling graduate seats

The problem of vacant seats — largely fueled by problems of interest among graduate students — has plagued Student Congress for years. Sixteen of the 42 seats in Student Congress are reserved for graduate students, but nine out of the 13 seats now vacant are graduate seats.