12/5/2010 10:42pm

De La Rosa violated the campaign rules in letter

TO THE EDITOR: In submitting his letter “Ingram’s Board of Elections complaint is legitimate,” De La Rosa committed the very violation of which he has accused Mr. Lee. The very Title VI bill which De La Rosa cites defines campaign staff as “any person who assists the activities of campaigning.” Campaigning is then defined as “any act … that has the effect of promoting the interests of a campaign.” In decrying Lee, one of Ingram’s potential opponents, De La Rosa is advancing the interests of Ingram’s campaign.

12/2/2010 10:44pm

Possible SBP candidates to be investigated by Board of Elections

Though they might face punishment by the Board of Elections for illegal campaigning, Student Body Secretary Ian Lee and junior Rick Ingram aren’t worried, they said. The board can levy fines or increases in the number of signatures they would be required to collect to become certified student body president candidates. But both possibilities would only be enforced if Lee or Ingram choose to run.

11/29/2010 10:05pm

Hogan Medlin vetoes Student Congress' redistricting bill

The passage of the redistricting bill that has been discussed and tweaked by Student Congress for three months was stalled Nov. 23 due to a veto — Student Body President Hogan Medlin’s first. But the veto is likely to be overridden tonight at the full meeting of Student Congress, several members of the body said.

11/21/2010 10:14pm

Sophomore Nicole Suarez from Miami walks down the runway of a fashion show hosted by UNC ‘s Helping Paws on Saturday to benefit the Orange County Animal Services Center’s spay and neuter initiatives.

Helping Paws fashion show benefits Animal Services Center

Both two- and four-legged models graced the runway Saturday to help raise money for animal welfare.UNC’s Helping Paws held a fundraising fashion show Saturday night in the Student Union to benefit the Orange County Animal Services Center.The group sold more than 200 tickets, the money from which will go to the center’s spay-and-neuter initiatives.“The idea has been circulating several years” said Alex Lane, a co-chairwoman of Helping Paws.

11/15/2010 11:31pm

Student government to film videos for TV and web

Members of student government are taking to web videos and television to talk about campus issues. Student government is working with Carolina Week, Student Television and the new Carolina Broadcast Team to deliver videos.

11/15/2010 11:01pm

Tuition survey seeks student opinion, ideas

Faced with a $3.5 billion state budget shortfall and an anticipated $54 million in cuts to the University, student government is seeking to measure just how much students think their bills should rise. It is doing so by conducting an online survey that asks for students’ opinions on how they want the University to deal with imminent budget cuts.

11/9/2010 10:25pm

College Republican's Berlin Wall display stolen

Unlike the original Berlin Wall, which fell to great public spectacle in 1989, a replica made by UNC College Republicans quietly disappeared Tuesday morning on the 21st anniversary of the wall’s fall. The group planned to tear down the mock wall as part of the Young America’s Foundation Freedom Week and has reported the theft to campus police.

10/26/2010 10:28pm

College Republicans President Anthony Dent (right) speaks with B.J. Lawson, who is running for U.S. Rep.
David Price’s seat, at Rock the Vote in Frat Court. Both College Republicans and Young Democrats gathered.

Interfraternity Council sponsors cookout for students to meet election candidates

Local and state candidates running for office targeted the UNC Greek community in the final days before the midterm elections.The UNC College Republicans, Young Democrats and the Interfraternity Council sponsored a voter education cookout in Fraternity Court on Tuesday afternoon, serving hot dogs and chips to approximately three dozen students and campaign supporters.

10/20/2010 12:04am

Congress rules committee passes Title VI elections bill

The rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday that would reorganize Title VI of the Student Code. The committee clarified certain vague sections of the bill including when and where a candidate can publicly declare candidacy. The discussion of signatures led to the idea of increasing the time period to collect signatures from five days to seven, mimicking last year’s election rules.

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.