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Monday November 29th

Student Life

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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