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Student Life


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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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	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

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