4/26/2011 4:28pm

SBP Mary Cooper recruits student lobbyists

Student government is ready to rally. At an open house hosted Tuesday by Student Body President Mary Cooper, students had the opportunity to sign up for a listserv aimed at organizing students to lobby legislators for limited budget cuts.

4/24/2011 4:11pm

	The Tarpeggios perform “I’m Yours” at Olde Dirty Bash on April 15.

Tarpeggios, UNC’s newest a cappella group, has first concert

A cappella groups welcome students at Sunset Serenade during the first week of classes. They sing in the Pit, by the Old Well and sometimes even at graduation. Their sound got a little louder this year with the addition of UNC’s newest a cappella group, the Tarpeggios.

4/19/2011 11:43pm

Congress amends Title II

As part of its continued reforms of the Student Code, the finance committee of Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday providing members more control over student fees.

4/19/2011 10:22pm

Williams tapped for student elections board chairman

Dakota Williams, former student body treasurer, accepted an offer to become chairman of the Board of Elections on Tuesday night. Student body president Mary Cooper chose Williams, who has also served as speaker of Student Congress, to take over a body that oversaw a particularly venomous election season this year.

4/13/2011 4:14pm

Paul Hovey, Dramatic Arts/Spanish double major, helps trick the beggar Christopher Sly by pretending to be his noble wife during rehearsal for Lab Theatre's "The Taming of the Shrew" on April 11.

Bowing out in a big way

Senior Amelia Sciandra calls her last production with LAB! Theatre a ‘play within a play within a play.’ But that level of nuanced complexity has come to define the longtime LAB! actor, producer and director — even as she prepares to graduate in May.

4/12/2011 4:21pm

Oversight committee passes bill to regulate student fees

A bill that passed through a Student Congress committee Tuesday night would give the full body the power to regulate changes to eight major student fees. In its inaugural meeting, the oversight committee passed the bill, which would give the body the task of regulating certain fees that are first considered by the student fee audit committee. Adam Horowitz, chairman of the oversight committee and the bill’s sponsor, said Student Congress has the right to regulate certain fees, including the student activities fee and the safety and security fee. Article I, Section 4 of Title I of the Student Code gives Student Congress the power to regulate these fees.

4/12/2011 4:20pm

UNC’s basketball ticket policy to change little

By the time incoming freshmen step foot on campus for orientation, any changes to the basketball ticket policy should be set in stone. But students hoping for big changes to the ticket policy are likely to be disappointed. Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association, said her objective is to set up next year’s policy early so that the CAA can better communicate with students “My goal is to get this policy fast tracked so that we have it done by C-TOPS,” Goforth said.

4/7/2011 12:07am

Students can now apply for student government posts

Student government has opened spring applications for students interested in serving on campus committees and advisory boards. Opportunities are available for those interested in meeting to discuss pressing campus issues or chairing the Board of Elections, as well as students with ideas about student fees, libraries and parking issues.

4/5/2011 4:14pm

The Cooper administration listens attentively to the various speeches given at Inauguration Tuesday in the Great Hall.

Fewer but newer faces take student government reins

After emerging as the unscathed winner in a contentious election and waiting for more than a month to be inaugurated, Mary Cooper stepped up to the Great Hall’s podium at the Student Union with one goal in mind: efficiency.

4/4/2011 4:43pm

Rating Hogan Medlin's platform success

UNC SBP Medlin serves his last day in office

There was nothing Hogan Medlin could do. Administrators had tacked on an additional increase of $750 per student to the tuition plan — and the student body president was not consulted about the increase.

4/3/2011 10:19pm

	Hogan Medlin’s veto states that the Congress bill limited leaders from reaching their potential.

Medlin vetoes bill clarifying SBP rules

After Student Congress passed a bill March 15 clarifying certain members of student government’s executive branch cannot run for another elected position without resigning, Medlin vetoed the bill.

4/3/2011 8:03pm

Cooper to slash size of her cabinet, combine positions

In an effort to streamline her cabinet, Student Body President-elect Mary Cooper is planning to cut its size dramatically. Applications for spots on her cabinet are currently being accepted and are due Wednesday at 5 p.m. The size of the cabinet is currently upward of 50 students, Lily Roberts, Cooper’s pick for senior adviser, wrote in an email Monday. She added that no one will be “fired,” since the staff completely turns over each year. To eliminate positions, several committees will be combined.

3/31/2011 11:19pm


Creative Arts week attracts big names

Student Government is beginning a push to break down the barriers between the student body and the arts community. Carolina Creative Arts — a week-long celebration co-sponsored by student government’s arts advocacy committee and the Carolina Union Activities Board — will kick off with a screening of “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier’s documentary film, “Teenage Paparazzo.”

3/31/2011 4:41pm

UNC student organizations throughout history showcased in Wilson Library exhibit

Decades ago, The Ugly Club reigned at the University. Club officers openly boasted unattractive faces and aimed to scare the homesickness out of freshman in invitation-only hazing rituals. And their ceremonies — complete with face paint and tin-pan beating — comprise only a small part of the University’s rich extracurricular history, based on a new Wilson Library exhibit.