2/14/2011 4:14pm

Dismissal could lead to SBP results

The road leading up to tonight’s pre-trial hearing that could result in the release of student body president election results has featured more than just the filing of legal briefs. Accusations have surfaced against the conduct of both former Speaker of Student Congress Deanna Santoro and Student Body Secretary Ian Lee.

2/14/2011 12:15am

SBP results may come out Tuesday

The results of the student body president election won’t be released until Tuesday at the earliest, said Jessica Womack, chief justice of the Student Supreme Court. The court will hold a pre-trial hearing Tuesday at 8 p.m. to hear arguments on the issue of whether or not to dismiss a complaint levied by Deanna Santoro, former speaker of Student Congress.

2/13/2011 5:37pm

Campus recreation’s Valentine’s Day challenge draws couples

An ordinary basketball court transformed into the playground for an alternative Valentine’s Day celebration Sunday at the Rams Head Recreation Center. The 2011 Valentine’s Day Couples Challenge, organized by the special events committee of campus recreation, drew 15 couples who participated in a variety of challenges.

2/10/2011 4:12pm

‘The Vagina Monologues’ take taboos to heart

The women of “The Vagina Monologues” won’t shirk away from the word. In its first ever presentation of Eve Ensler’s infamous performance piece, Company Carolina is prepared to force its audiences to consider sexual empowerment in the modern age. The play premieres Saturday afternoon.

2/8/2011 5:47pm

Deanna Santoro

SBP election results delayed due to Student Supreme Court injunction

The student body president election ground to a halt Tuesday when the Student Supreme Court issued an injunction that prevented the release and certification of the election’s results. The injunction to the Board of Elections to delay the release of results comes in response to a complaint filed by Deanna Santoro, the former speaker of Student Congress who resigned her position Monday.

2/7/2011 1:49pm

Congress speaker resigns, to sue elections board

Deanna Santoro, speaker of Student Congress, resigned this morning in order to pursue a lawsuit against the Board of Elections for “refusing to acknowledge legitimate complaints and ignoring serious violations against the Student Code,” she said in an e-mail to members of the body. The Student Code prohibits the speaker from speaking out against any campaign or candidate.

1/26/2011 4:53pm

Code to guide conduct overseas

While on campus, students are required to adhere to the Honor Code, the “heart of integrity at Carolina.” But when they step off campus and are halfway around the world, there is no such code — which University leaders are trying to fix.

1/25/2011 4:16pm

Bill to abolish Student Congress rejected

A reform bill to rid UNC of its Student Congress was unanimously rejected when it was brought to the rules and judiciary committee for review Tuesday. The committee voted against passing the bill on to the full Congress because it was too drastic — but still plans on working toward Student Congress reform.

1/19/2011 4:46pm

Hannah Sacco, junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, with the assistance of Mohammad Saad's back, fills out petitions for Student Body President and Senior Class Representatives on Jan. 19.

SBP campaign season starts off with complaints

A flurry of complaints citing illegal campaign practices came in the immediate aftermath of the Tuesday candidates meeting in what is shaping up to be one of the most litigious starts to student body election season in recent memory. Of the eight complaints submitted to the Board of Elections, all but two are against student body president candidate Rick Ingram who, for the second time in the young election season, is under investigation for allegedly violating campaign rules.