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Tuesday April 13th

Student Congress


UNC Student Congress to elect new speaker

The gavel that reigns over Student Congress will change hands tonight. Sophomores Connor Brady and Paige Comparato have announced that they are running for speaker of Student Congress, a position that moderates debate during congressional meetings and serves on various advisory committees.

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Speaker cap unnecessary

The bill in Student Congress to put a $500 cap on UNC employees’ speaking fees for on-campus events is a good idea, but it doesn’t go far enough.

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ASG’s role in tuiton debate to be evaluated by UNC-CH student leaders

In the 1970s, the threat of in-state tuition increases from the N.C. General Assembly hit the UNC system — but with the efforts of a student group, the proposals were taken off the table. Robert Lucas, a former student body president of East Carolina University, formed a group that encompassed all 17 institutions in the system — the N.C. Association of Student Body Presidents.

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A vote for sane elections: Flaws in student election law must be addressed in new bills

Next week, Student Congress will review changes to election law that, if passed, could make this year’s elections dramatically more student-friendly. By reducing the number of signatures required to be placed on the student body president ballot and making minor changes to election law, Speaker Zach De La Rosa’s and Adam Horowitz’s bills take a step in the right direction, but still do not go far enough to change this mediocre process into one that adequately reflects potential candidates’ true legitimacy.

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ASG use of student fees in question

In a time of budget constrictions, every penny of spending is under review — and concerns about the UNC-sytem Association of Student Governments’ effective use of student fees have been pushed into the spotlight yet again.

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