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.

3/28/2011 11:49pm

Cooper’s executive picks to appear at Student Congress

Student Body President-elect Mary Cooper’s appointees for executive branch officers will appear before Student Congress tonight for confirmation. Cooper’s picks for student body vice president, student body secretary and student body treasurer — Zealan Hoover, Adam Jutha and Zach Dexter, respectively — will answer questions from members of the body. Hoover, who is in Cambodia, will appear via Skype.

3/23/2011 7:20pm

President-elect Mary Cooper chooses diverse cabinet

When Student Body President-elect Mary Cooper was choosing her executive branch officers, she wanted to make sure their first priority would be helping the student body. On Wednesday, Cooper announced that Zealan Hoover, Zach Dexter, Adam Jutha, Olivia Hammill and Lily Roberts would draw on their diverse array of experiences to do just that.

3/22/2011 4:44pm

Finance committee passes revision to funding bill

Dakota Williams wants to use his last few days as student body treasurer to make a portion of the Student Code easier to read. Williams presented a bill to revise Title V of the Student Code to the final meeting of the finance committee of Student Congress. The committee voted to pass the bill to the rules and judiciary committee, which will meet later this week.

3/20/2011 4:06pm

Danielle Meyers, Testing and Counseling Coordinator of Alliance of Aids Services Carolina, administers an HIV rapid test during Health on the Block, a community health fair held in Chapel Hill on March 19.

Health Careers Club hosts 8th annual community clinic

Featuring 18 local vendors like Walgreens and Cornucopia Cancer Support Center at the Hargraves Community Center, UNC Health Careers Club’s eighth annual Health on the Block community health fair provided free blood pressure testing, diabetes assessments and tobacco screenings Saturday.

3/15/2011 4:34pm

Secretary no longer in charge of Student Code

The Student Code outlines only one job for the student body secretary. Tuesday night, that job was stripped from the role. After approving a budget of more than $135,000 to be dispersed among 53 student organizations with few objections, Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday that not only transferred the student body secretary’s duty of updating the Student Code to the clerk of Student Congress, but also repealed the $1,500 stipend allotted to the position. Congress also passed a bill that addressed a messy topic in the past student election.

3/2/2011 10:59pm

UNC discusses academic honesty, graduation

The University’s educational policy committee discussed plans for dealing with academic dishonesty and for students who take more than four years to graduate, among other issues, at their meeting Wednesday.

3/2/2011 10:40pm

	Junior Mary Cooper is moving forward with the four main planks of her platform in her first week as UNC’s student body president-elect.

Cooper gets an early start

The congratulations have flowed in to Mary Cooper. But after the initial shock of winning the student body presidency over Ian Lee with a sweeping 62 percent of the vote, Cooper said she isn’t waiting until her April 5 inauguration to get started

3/1/2011 4:33pm

Congress committee passes bill on election eligibility

One bill passed through a committee of Student Congress Tuesday night came in response to controversy. The other is just plain controversial, members said.The first bill would make sure certain student government leaders know they cannot run for elected office.