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transferred the student body secretary’s duty of updating the Student Code to the clerk of Student Congress, but also repealed the $1,500 stipend allotted to the position.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.

2/28/2011 4:46pm

In aftermath of elections, Student Code may be altered

A bill that will arise in the rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress today could make this year’s student election the last to be riddled by conflicting interpretations of election rules. The proposal would specifically require that select student government members resign from their high-level offices before campaigning for another position.

2/28/2011 12:07am

Alex Mills, the new speaker of Student Congress, poses in his new office in the Student Union. Mills, the first graduate student to fill the position in some time, will serve until the end of this year's session in April.

For Mills, allocating budget to be priority

Alex Mills’ promotion came at a momentous time for Student Congress. And it was momentous in itself. By stepping in for Deanna Santoro as speaker, Mills became the first graduate student in recent memory to serve in the role.

2/24/2011 10:40pm

Pauper showcases for charity

Pauper Players is returning to the Union Cabaret once more — but this time for charity. This will be Paupers’ first Winter Benefit Cabaret, an idea that came to them from a small-scale fundraiser a few Pauper members held last year at Jack Sprat Cafe.

2/21/2011 4:26pm

	Cierra Hinton was selected by the Union Board of Directors.

Cierra Hinton named new president of CUAB

Although the Carolina Union Activities Board picked a new leader in January to replace graduating president Adele Ricciardi, the student board is already looking to the next academic year. Beginning this fall, junior Cierra Hinton will take the position of CUAB president.

2/20/2011 4:19pm

	Rules and judiciary committee chairman Zach De La Rosa has been praised for overseeing the Student Code.

Student Congress needs new speaker

With little more than a month remaining in its 92nd session, Student Congress is looking to fill the speaker position vacated Feb. 7 by Deanna Santoro. Though speaker nominations and the internal election will not come until Tuesday, representatives said the decision will likely come down to Alex Mills, speaker pro tempore, and Zach De La Rosa, chairman of the rules and judiciary committee.

2/17/2011 4:15pm

Standing by campaign, Student Union rebuffs code

Amid an election season plagued by lawsuits, the status of the UCommons referendum is mired in uncertainty. Those involved in the suit, which accuses Student Union officials of campaigning for the referendum in a way that violates the Student Code, said they don’t know what comes next.