11/10/2011 12:02am

Mary Cooper's Mid-Term Report

Since assuming the student body presidency in April, Mary Cooper has wasted little time pursuing her platform goals. After putting a face on the deep cuts to the University’s funding with a coordinated summer lobbying effort, Cooper presented ambitious plans for her “big three” platform goals.

11/9/2011 11:52pm

A time for re?ection, and a look ahead

It’s been more than seven months since the Cooper Administration took office. Though it’s a little hard to believe how fast the time is flying by, we are excited about what we have accomplished so far and what we will accomplish in the next few months.

11/9/2011 4:29pm

Students for a Democratic Society plans to oppose potential tuition increases

The University’s most vocal protest group in recent years, UNC’s chapter of Students for a Democratic Society is raising its collective voice in opposition to tuition hikes. A group of 12 members met Wednesday to discuss how a recent administrative proposal to raise tuition by 40 percent during the next two to four years might damage UNC’s reputation as the university of the people.

11/7/2011 11:41pm

UNC SBP Mary Cooper holds tuition forums

A group of about 30 students — mostly from student government — attended Student Body President Mary Cooper’s forum on tuition increases Monday. Cooper will hold a forum each night this week in hopes of raising student awareness about the issue. Tonight’s meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in SASB Upendo Lounge and 7 p.m. in Carroll 111.

11/3/2011 4:44pm

Cooper seeks student input on tuition proposals

For Student Body President Mary Cooper, now is the time for students to speak up about tuition. The University’s tuition and fee advisory task force will decide on a tuition proposal to present to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 14, leaving Cooper less than two weeks to craft her own proposal for the task force.

11/2/2011 5:36pm

Make your voice heard

First and foremost, I want to be clear: my goal is to hear from the student body so that I can be the best advocate that I can be.

11/2/2011 4:27pm

UNC students will pay less in fees for 2012-2013

Students might face unprecedented tuition hikes for next year, but the amount they will pay in fees will be lower. An effort by the student fee advisory subcommittee to eliminate unnecessary fees resulted in a $10.41 decrease in student fees for 2012-13.

11/1/2011 10:48pm

Stop requested: DPS’ plan for student transit fees requires reworking for fairness

Last year, former Student Body President Hogan Medlin and his executive board told Department of Public Safety officials that the five-year transportation plan was unacceptable and burdensome to students but say they were repeatedly ignored. Last week, students proved that these concerns were more than just talk by rejecting a proposed $14.50 increase to the student transportation fee. DPS needs to accept that rejection and find a revenue model that fairly incorporates student concerns.