STUDENT LIFE


10/18/2010 10:17pm

Student Congress needs second special election to fill 6 vacant seats

On Oct. 29, Student Congress will hold its second special election of the year in an effort to fill seat vacancies, a problem that has nagged the group for years. The organization of two special elections in the first 10 weeks of school hasn’t happened in four years, said Andrew Phillips, chairman of the Board of Elections.


10/12/2010 11:08pm

	Student Body President Hogan Medlin may veto a signature increase.

Student Body President Hogan Medlin expected to veto election bill

Hogan Medlin has his sights set on a bill currently making its way through Student Congress that would make it more difficult for students to run for student body president. The 22-page bill is an overhaul of student elections law and includes an amendment that would raise the number of signatures required for candidates to appear on the ballot from 1,000 to 1,500.


10/11/2010 11:31pm

Young Dems and College Republicans debate Obama

The Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off in a heated debate Monday night, which featured topics ranging from unemployment to the environment, but never strayed far from criticisms and defenses of President Barack Obama.


10/10/2010 11:08pm

Elie Wiesel gives a speech titled “Against Indifference” in Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon. Wiesel received the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

Elie Wiesel: Nothing comes out of indifference

Elie Wiesel said he has spent his entire adult life fighting indifference. The Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of 57 books gave a speech on Sunday that centered on the topic and how people should avoid it.


10/7/2010 11:10pm

UNC groups debate immigration policy

Representatives for the Young Democrats and College Republicans met Thursday evening to debate topics including Arizona’s immigration law, the 14th Amendment and the DREAM Act.

9/29/2010 11:00pm

UNC athletes meet with honor officials

Student-athletes brainstormed with Honor System Outreach officials Wednesday night ways the two groups could work together to promote honor. Ideas included posters in lockers, commercials during games and having honor system representatives talk with teams each semester.


9/29/2010 10:35pm

UNC Student Code conflict of interest clause might be altered

The Student Code policy preventing some student government members from also participating in the Honor Court has come under fire. At a meeting Tuesday of the Student Congress, District 6 representative Lee Storrow accused Jagir Patel and Taylor Mercado of violating the code’s conflict of interest clause.


9/23/2010 1:01pm

Academic investigation in honor system's hands

Administrators stressed to trustees the need for patience with the pace of the ongoing football investigations Thursday morning. The UNC team investigating allegations of academic misconduct has passed its findings to the student attorney general’s office, but their process won’t be complete for awhile.


9/22/2010 12:55am

Early elections decide new campus representatives

Six of seven vacant seats in Student Congress were filled Tuesday through an online special election. Results for the South Campus District 3 seat are pending due to a Board of Elections investigation into a potential violation of campaign rules, said Andrew Phillips, chairman of the Board of Elections.


9/19/2010 10:07pm

Company Carolina reorganizes

A 15-year-old student organization should have rich, documented history, but this isn’t the case for student-run theater group Company Carolina.


3/31/2010 12:02am

Seder addresses Israeli-Palestinian con?icts

About 20 students came together to celebrate Passover seder at a table that stretched the width of the Campus Y Faculty Lounge Tuesday night. The ritual Jewish dinner was organized by a group of students that seeks to promote dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


2/16/2010 12:26am

Student Congress distributes most of subsequent budget

Student Congress voted to distribute all but $9.71 of its subsequent appropriations budget, the money it has to give out after the annual budget process that occurs in February for the following year, in its full body meeting on Monday night.It is unlikely that Congress will pass additional subsequent appropriations this year, said Jennings Carpenter, the student body treasurer.


2/10/2010 2:20am

Students choose Congress members

Forty-one new members of Student Congress were elected to serve in the 2010-11 legislative branch of student government on Tuesday night.Congress allocates money through an annual budget process and throughout the year during the subsequent appropriations process. Congress allocated about $364,000 during the 2009-10 annual budget.


1/21/2010 12:43am

Communication studies group funded

Correction (1:13 a.m. Jan. 22):Due to a reporting error, and earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Student Congress representative Lee Storrow voted in favor of appropriating student fee money to the Communication Studies Graduate Student Association and ScreenArts. He actually voted against funding the groups. The story has been changed to reflect the correction.