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THE UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL

EXECUTIVE BRANCH of STUDENT GOVERNMENT


MEDLIN ADMINISTRATION

OCTOBER REPORT
"It's about getting involved, having your voice heard and taking ownership
of your college experience - Student Government is our way of leaving this place better than
we found it for future generations of Tar Heels."
- Hogan E. Medlin

October 2010
Prepared by the Office of the Student Body Secretary
Suite 2501, Carolina Student Union
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599
http://www.unc.edu/studgov

This publication was funded at least in part with students fees which were appropriated
and dispersed by the Student Government at UNC-Chapel Hill
OCTOBER REPORT
-2010-

Prepared by the Office of the Student Body Secretary


Table of Contents

Introduction
A Reflection on Student Government 6
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Executive Branch Officers


Student Body President 8

Student Body Vice President 23

Student Body Treasurer 31

Student Body Secretary 38

Chief of Staff 45

Senior Advisor 50

Cabinet Committees 54
Academic Affairs 54

Arts Advocacy 58

Environmental Affairs 61

Global University 68

Greek Affairs 70

Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach 74

Public Safety 77

Public Service and Advocacy 79

Student Body Outreach 82

Student Life 84

Technology & Web Services 87

University Services 92

Women Affairs 94
Cabinet Special Projects 97

Carolina Advocacy 97

Committee on the University’s Role in State Education (COURSE) 99

Excelling Through Mentoring 101

First Generation Parents Weekend 103

First Year Focus Council 105

Music Festival 107

Second Start 109

Speaker Series 111

Peer Advising 113

Public Relations & Marketing Team 115

Additional Programs 117


Eve Carson Scholarship 117

SafeWalk 127

Town & External Relations 130

Appendix A: Official Releases and Letters 134

Media Publications 134

Letters 141

Speeches 144

Appendix B: Maps, Figures, Etc 151

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A Reflection upon Student Government

Hey  Tar  Heels!

As  we  begin  to  move  into  the  crisp  fall  weather  of  November  it’s  hard  to  believe  how  fast  
time  is  <lying  by  this  semester.  As  your  student  leaders  of  the  Executive  Branch  of  Student  
Government,  we  hope  you’ve  had  a  great  year  thus  far  and  we  look  forward  to  working  with  
you  over  the  coming  months.  

We  publish  this  report  so  you  can  learn  more  about  what  we  have  been  working  on  since  
the  Medlin  Administration  took  of<ice  in  April  2010.  It’s  both  a  re<lection  and  a  rededication  
to  serving  you,  the  students,  as  we  continue  to  do  all  we  can  in  our  short  year  in  of<ice.  The  
pages  to  follow  have  a  lot  of  great  information  and  details  about  various  of<icers  and  
committees;  if  you  have  any  questions,  please  do  not  hesitate  to  ask  us  about  anything!  The  
contact  information  for  each  of<icer  and  committee  co-­‐chair  is  available  at  the  top  of  each  
report.

Student  Government  is  your  main  connection  to  the  greater  university  community.  It  is  our  
philosophy  that  student  self-­‐governance  is  one  of  Carolina’s  strongest  traditions  and  that  
students  have  the  right  to  take  ownership  of  their  university.  As  one  of  the  oldest  campus  
organizations,  it’s  our  duty  to  uphold  this  tradition  and  to  speak  up  on  behalf  of  students  
throughout  all  levels  of  the  University.      

We  have  much  to  accomplish  in  the  coming  months  and  we  hope  that  this  report  will  give  
you  good  insight  to  the  breadth  of  things  your  Student  Government  is  focusing  on.  You  
continue  to  inspire  us  and  make  all  of  the  days  and  nights  of  work  worth  every  second.  

Hark  the  sound!!

Executive Branch Officers

Hogan Medlin Holly Boardman Dakota Williams


Student Body President Student Body Vice President Student Body Treasurer

                  Ian Lee Monique Hardin Paul Shorkey                


Student Body Secretary Chief of Staff Senior Advisor

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Student Body President
Hogan Medlin
medlin2@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  Student  Body  President  is  the  chief  executive  of  Student  Government  and  oversees  
management  of  the  Executive  Branch.    In  addition  to  this  role,  Hogan  serves  as  the  
primary  advocate  for  students  to  the  University  Board  of  Trustees,  community  leaders  
and  State  Government  through  service  on  a  variety  of  boards  and  committees.  The  
Student  Body  President  is  elected  to  of<ice  each  February  and  serves  a  one  year  term  of  
of<ice.  
 

State Legislative Relations

Almost  immediately  after  taking  of<ice,  Hogan  took  charge  developing  a  strategy  to  
lobby  state  legislators  during  the  budget  setting  process  throughout  May  and  June.  Once  
the  Senate  passed  their  budget,  the  statewide  university  system  was  facing  a  ≈  $50  
million  budget  cut.  The  House  budget  proposed  a  larger  ≈  $170  million  cut;  clearly  there  
was  a  need  to  get  out  and  speak  up  to  protect  the  University’s  appropriation.  
Understanding  the  multi-­‐faceted  challenges  North  Carolina  legislators  faced,  Hogan  
developed  a  lobbying  strategy  and  message  with  other  student  body  presidents,  
members  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  Chancellor  Thorp  that  described  the  damage  
another  major  cut  would  have  on  our  ability  to  provide  basic  academic  services  to  
students.  Academic  advising,  career  services,  <inancial  aid,  and  faculty  retention  were  all  
facing  serious  operational  cuts.  The  ending  result  (≈  $70  million  cut)  re<lected  a  
response  from  the  legislature  to  our  collective  message,  especially  on  the  House’s  end.  

This  experience  has  led  to  Hogan’s  plan  to  mobilize  the  Carolina  Advocacy  Committee  of  
Cabinet  towards  maintaining  a  strong,  constant  presence  during  the  legislative  long  
session  beginning  in  January.  It  is  essential  that  students  continue  to  have  their  voices  
heard  in  our  state  legislature  as  we  continue  to  navigate  through  this  major  economic  
downturn.

Board of Trustees

As  Student  Body  President,  Hogan  has  a  voting  ex-­‐of<icio  position  on  the  University  
Board  of  Trustees.  The  Board  of  Trustees  of  UNC  is  responsible  for  the  University’s  long  
term  strategic  vision,  policy  guidance,  and  approval  of  academic  personnel  decisions.  
Hogan  serves  on  the  Board  of  Trustees  University  Affairs  Committee  which  is  
responsible  for  reviewing  all  policy  matters  on  campus.  Since  April  6th,  the  Board  of  
Trustees  has  had  four  meetings,  one  on  May  26-­‐27,  one  on  June  23,  one  on  July  21-­‐22,  
and  one  on  September  22nd  and  23rd.

At  the  May  meeting,  Hogan  was  sworn  in  as  an  of<icial  member  of  the  Board  by  the  
Honorable  James  Stanford,  Orange  County  Clerk  of  Superior  Court.  In  his  opening  
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remarks  to  the  Board,  Hogan  gave  an  overview  of  his  campaign,  platform  and  vision  for  
the  year  ahead.  He  included  comments  about  the  progress  and  implementation  of  the  
Academic  Plan,  the  importance  of  collaboration  in  a  time  of  economic  downturn,  and  
introduced  two  major  projects:  Arts  Innovation  and  the  Admissions  Ambassadors  
Abroad  initiative.  Topics  of  interest  to  students  from  this  meeting  include  the  <inancial  
approval  of  the  Kenan  Stadium  expansion  project,  formal  introduction  of  Winston  Crisp  
as  the  Vice-­‐Chancellor  for  Student  Affairs,  overview  of  the  eight  areas  of  interest  in  the  
Academic  Plan,  and  the  charge  to  the  University  Affairs  subcommittee  to  conduct  
research  on  the  state  of  Greek  Affairs  (further  explained  below).

The  meeting  on  June  23rd  was  a  special  conference  call  for  the  members  of  the  
University  Affairs  subcommittee.  Trustee  Gardner  (Chair)  invited  Jenny  Levering,  Asst.  
Dean  of  Students  for  Fraternity  and  Sorority  Life,  to  help  the  committee  formulate  the  
structure  of  the  research  on  rush  and  recruitment.  The  focus  of  the  committee’s  
research  was  whether  or  not  fall  rush  inhibits  one’s  ability  to  assimilate  to  life  at  
Carolina.  Levering  suggested  we  look  at  four  potential  options:

1) Maintain  fall  rush/recruitment


2) Move  to  spring
3) Change  to  rolling  recruitment
4) Change  to  performance-­based  recruitment

The  initial  phase  of  the  research  was  to  conduct  interviews  with  peer  institutions;  
Hogan  was  asked  to  gain  insight  into  the  student  perspective  of  rush/recruitment  at  
these  schools  through  his  counterparts.  A  presentation  at  the  September  Board  of  
Trustee  meeting  would  yield  the  results.

The  July  Board  meeting  centered  mostly  around  reviewing  the  recently  passed  state  
budget,  which  incurred  a  large  tuition  increase.  Hogan  expressed  his  concern  for  the  
lack  of  student  input  in  the  rapid  decision  to  increase  undergrad  in-­‐state  student  tuition  
by  $950  and  out-­‐of-­‐state  student  tuition  by  $1,677  (further  explained  in  the  Tuition/
Fees  section).  Provost  Carney  delivered  a  contextual  report  on  the  state  budget,  set  in  
early  July,  and  reported  that  despite  UNC’s  tuition  increase,  we  still  remain  in  the  lower  
quartile  compared  to  our  peer  institutions.  Other  topics  of  interest  to  students  include  
upcoming  ConnectCarolina  graduate  admissions,  academic  advising,  and  automated  
grading  implementation  phases,  a  redesigned  unc.edu  homepage,  and  Dean  Exum’s  
leave  from  UNC  to  Purdue  University  to  be  their  Vice  President  for  Student  Affairs.

At  the  September  Board  meeting,  Hogan  reported  on  the  successful  start  to  the  year  for  
the  student  body  including  FallFest,  Week  of  Welcome  and  New  Student  Convocation.  
During  the  University  Affairs  subcommittee,  the  members  of  the  committee  hosted  a  
public  forum  on  the  Greek  rush/recruitment  issue  where  fourteen  individuals  
presented  their  opinions  to  the  Board.  The  <irst  presenter  was  Will  Bondurant,  one  of  
Hogan’s  Executive  Assistants,  who  reported  on  the  President’s  external  study  with  other  
student  body  presidents  at  our  peer  institutions  (read  more  in  Will’s  report  below).  
When  Trustee  Gardner  reported  to  the  full  Board,  he  cited  the  majors  concerns  of  the  
committee  to  be  Greek  safety,  alcohol  and  drug  usage,  hazing  and  personal  servitude,  
and  culture.  Among  the  other  major  developments  of  this  meeting  were  the  Chancellor’s  
introduction  of  his  Innovate@Carolina  roadmap,  presentations  from  both  Steve  Farmer  
The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  October  Report  2010
and  Shirley  Ort  on  the  status  of  the  Undergraduate  Admissions  and  Financial  Aid  
operations,  and  a  discussion  with  Dick  Baddour  and  Chancellor  Thorp  on  the  status  of  
the  NCAA  football  investigation.

You  can  read  more  about  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  look  at  speci<ic  meeting  agendas  on  
the  Board  of  Trustees  website  at:  http://www.unc.edu/depts/trustees/

Student Fee Advisory Subcommittee /Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force

As  Student  Body  President,  Hogan  co-­‐chairs  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Taskforce  
with  Provost  Carney  and  also  formally  co-­‐chairs  the  Subcommittee  on  Student  Fees  
(SFAS)  with  Dwayne  Pinkney.  This  year,  Hogan  elected  to  appoint  Student  Body  
Treasurer  Dakota  Williams  as  the  co-­‐chair  of  SFAS;  Dakota  was  able  to  focus  in  on  every  
fee  increase,  the  dollar  amount  requested,  and  actively  researched  the  background  and  
“perceived  need”  for  such  an  increase.  This  decision  to  appoint  Dakota  as  the  co-­‐chair  
proved  to  be  pivotal  in  this  year’s  fee  process.  As  the  chair  of  the  Student  Fee  Audit  
Committee,  Dakota  brought  a  wealth  of  student  input  to  the  subcommittee’s  
discussions,  far  more  than  this  group  had  been  privy  to  in  previous  years.  In  a  year  of  
economic  downturn,  student  fee  increase  requests  need  serious  consideration  from  
students  as  to  whether  or  not  they  are  absolutely  essential;  this  year’s  fee  process  was  a  
victory  for  both  the  campus  community  and  the  student  body.

Over  the  summer  the  state  legislature  increased  tuition  for  both  in-­‐state  and  out  of  state  
students  to  offset  the  deep  cut  the  UNC  system  received.  This  increase,  on  top  of  the  
campus  based  increase  previously  agreed  upon,  was  a  shock  to  many  students  and  left  
to  question  the  state  of  this  year’s  tuition  discussions.  One  of  Hogan’s  chief  concerns,  
voiced  to  the  Taskforce,  has  been  the  process  by  which  UNC  approaches  tuition  in  
general.  The  conversations  about  tuition  begin  in  October,  recommendations  are  made  
to  the  Trustees  in  November  and  then  they’re  forwarded  on  to  the  Board  of  Governors  
in  January.  The  state  legislature,  however,  does  not  set  the  state  budget  until  mid-­‐late  
summer,  which  is  where  the  <inal  decision  on  tuition  lies.  This  year  in  particular  has  
posed  unique  challenges  to  the  Taskforce  with  the  combination  of  the  upcoming  
ambivalent  November  2nd  election,  a  new  system  President  replacing  Erskine  Bowles,  
and  a  state  economy  that  continues  to  suffer,  especially  with  the  federal  stimulus  
package  running  out  this  <iscal  year.

In  response  to  the  looming  ambiguity  of  this  year’s  Taskforce  discussions,  Hogan  put  
together  a  small  team  of  students  in  Student  Government  to  critically  analyze  various  
aspects  of  the  current  tuition  climate.  This  working  group  developed  the  stance  on  the  
UNC  system  4-­‐year  tuition  plan  that  the  Association  of  Student  Governments  
unanimously  voted  to  support  that  went  to  the  Board  of  Governors,  which  was  a  major  
success  for  both  UNC-­‐CH  and  the  Association.  This  focus  group  will  also  help  Hogan  and  
Holly  look  at  various  tuition  models  for  this  year  to  propose  at  the  <inal  Taskforce  
meeting  on  November  11th.    

One  reality  of  this  year’s  tuition  discussions  is  that  there  will  be  an  increase,  the  amount  
still  yet  to  be  determined.  UNC  is  currently  preparing  for  a  10%  budget  cut  which,  on  
top  of  the  previous  two  year  cuts,  places  major  limitations  on  the  University’s  ability  to  
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continue  to  provide  the  core  academic  services  essential  to  any  student’s  education.  
Without  some  form  of  a  tuition  increase,  students  would  see  a  major  impact  on  their  
daily  college  lives.  Classroom  sizes  would  increase  and  course  availability  in  areas  like  
the  Fine  Arts  and  Humanities  would  be  even  more  dif<icult  to  register  for  than  it  can  be  
today.  What  Hogan  considers  most  important  in  the  current  tuition  discussion  is  making  
sure  that  the  amount  UNC-­‐CH  proposes  accurately  re<lects  the  lowest  possible  number  
to  ensure  the  preservation  of  the  quality  of  education  students  were  promised  when  
they  enrolled  at  Carolina.

Welcoming Students Back to Campus

It  seems  as  though  each  year  Carolina  out  does  itself  with  welcoming  students,  both  
new  and  returning,  back  to  campus.  Over  the  summer  Hogan  and  Holly  worked  with  the  
Of<ice  of  New  Student  and  Carolina  Parent  Programs  to  welcome  all  of  the  incoming  
students  during  their  CTOPS/TSOPS  orientation  session,  which  included  speaking  at  
each  opening  session.  Their  speeches  were  centered  around  making  use  of  the  
numerous  academic  resources  available  to  Carolina  students,  diving  right  in  to  student  
life  at  Carolina,  and  embracing  the  diversity  of  thought  and  people  within  the  Carolina  
family  to  make  the  most  of  their  four  years  here.  Hogan  also  reached  out  to  new  
students  through  the  Carolina  Kickoff  program  where  he  welcomed  the  incoming  <irst-­‐
year  students  to  “the  greatest  public  university  in  the  world.”  During  New  Student  
Convocation,  Hogan  spoke  to  the  students  and  gave  them  four  pieces  of  advice:  1take  the  
time  to  learn  who  you  are,  2fully  immerse  yourself  as  a  member  of  the  Carolina  
community,  3never  underestimate  the  power  of  possibility,  and  4don’t  let  the  little  
moments  pass  you  by.  Hogan  was  also  instrumental  in  working  to  create  the  <irst  
FallFest  map,  organizing  the  various  organizations  on  South  Road  by  category  in  hopes  
of  providing  some  method  to  the  chaos  students  love  to  experience  at  this  annual  event.  
Hogan  emceed  Fall  Fest  with  CUAB  President,  Adele  Ricciardi  and  was  most  excited  
about  taking  a  picture  with  Coach  Roy  Williams  (see  Facebook).

Mandatory Health Insurance

As  of  August  2010,  a  new  policy  for  mandatory  health  insurance  for  all  members  of  the  
Carolina  community  went  into  effect.  The  vendor,  Pearce  &  Pearce,  implemented  a  
Mandatory  with  Hard  Waiver  system  where  all  students  were  charged  by  the  P&P  
insurance  plan  unless  they  opted  out  through  a  hard  waiver.  The  <inal  day  to  waive  out  
was  September  30th.  Hogan  worked  with  the  Association  of  Student  Governments  and  
the  UNC  Roosevelt  Institute  in  publicizing  the  deadline  to  students  through  forums,  
media  outlets  and  email  reminders.  P&P  responded  to  student  concerns  back  in  the  
spring  about  what  to  do  if  students  simply  forgot  to  waive  out  and  were  then  locked  in  
to  the  cost  by  creating  an  appeals  process  after  Sept  30th.  Hogan  strongly  suggested  to  
General  Administration  and  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Pearce  that  they  do  all  they  can  to  ensure  that  
students  are  not  paying  for  health  insurance  if  they  are  already  covered;  a  lot  of  valuable  
statistical  information  will  be  available  regarding  the  success/failures/and  areas  of  
improvement  after  the  one  year  period  of  implementation.  Student  Government  will  
remain  active  in  ensuring  that  student  needs  are  met  through  this  new  system  wide  
policy.
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Town and Gown Relations

A  continuous  focus  of  the  Medlin  Administration  has  been  developing  and  
strengthening  the  ties  with  the  local  community  and  government.  Over  the  summer  
Hogan  met  with  Roger  Stancil,  Town  Manager,  and  Mayor  Mark  Kleinschmidt  to  discuss  
the  various  ways  Student  Government  and  the  town  of  Chapel  Hill  can  work  together  
over  the  year.  Hogan  created  a  new  position  within  his  Cabinet  to  keep  open  
communication  with  these  individuals,  known  as  the  Town  and  External  Relations  
Liaison  (TERL).  Hogan  appointed  three  students  to  serve  as  liaisons:  Jeff  DeLuca,  
sophomore  liaison  to  the  mayor;  Sean  Maxwell,  senior  liaison  to  the  town  council;  
Melvin  McDermott,  graduate  student  liaison  to  the  town  manager/departments.  This  
team  has  kept  in  constant  communication  with  both  Hogan  and  their  respective  groups  
while  also  working  together  to  address  concerns  of  e-­‐waste  recycling,  campus  lighting,  
and  off-­‐campus  student  housing.  The  organization  of  the  TERLs  has  given  Student  
Government  a  new  and  improved  way  of  maintaining  involved  in  local  government  and  
has  been  well  received  by  the  elected  of<icials  of  Chapel  Hill.

Halloween

Student  Government  worked  closely  with  the  town  of  Chapel  Hill  in  promoting  the  
Homegrown  Halloween  policies  for  the  Halloween  celebrations.  Recognizing  that  
Homecoming  was  also  the  same  weekend,  Hogan  communicated  to  Duke,  NCCU,  and  
NCSU  students  through  a  letter  requesting  that  they  choose  to  visit  Chapel  Hill  another  
weekend  during  the  year,  but  to  leave  the  Franklin  St  celebrations  of  Sunday,  October  
31,  2010  for  those  in  the  Chapel  Hill  community  (students  and  local  residents).  Safety  
for  Carolina  students  was  his  top  priority,  and  helping  the  town  minimize  the  outside  
crowds  allowed  Chapel  Hill  to  better  manage  the  overall  safety  resources  deployed  that  
night.  Hogan  also  secured  the  funding  from  the  Student  Safety  and  Security  fee  to  
ensure  Safe  Ride  off-­‐campus  transit  operations  for  that  night,  since  these  buses  
traditionally  do  not  run  on  Sunday  evenings.  Hogan  worked  with  both  the  Chapel  Hill  
Police  and  Chapel  Hill  Transit  to  institutionalize  annual  funding  for  Safe  Ride  on  
Halloween,  ending  any  potential  for  a  lapse  in  operation  from  future  administrations.  
Finally,  Hogan  and  Jeff  DeLuca  worked  to  continue  the  tradition  of  student  Safe  Spotters.  
These  student  volunteers  patrolled  campus  from  11:00-­‐1:00am  with  local  law  
enforcement  and  staff  to  help  any  students  back  to  their  dorms  who  needed  it,  as  well  as  
conducting  a  general  watch  for  any  potential  unsafe  situations  both  on  Franklin  St  and  
across  campus.

Union Renovations

Hogan  has  been  involved  in  the  research  and  has  sat  on  multiple  student  advisory  
committees  for  the  <irst  <loor  renovations  of  the  student  Union  since  the  Carson  
administration.  Last  spring,  the  Union  Board  of  Directors  voted  to  bring  the  building  up  
to  code  and  to  build  a  24  hour  Wendy’s  as  the  <irst  phase  of  the  renovations,  paid  for  by  
students  through  the  student  dining  debt  fee.  This  year  the  Union  will  be  putting  
another  fee  increase  up  for  referendum  in  February  to  cover  the  costs  of  phase  two.
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Phase  two  consists  of  renovating  the  remainder  of  the  <irst  <loor.  This  includes  moving  
the  Cabaret  to  where  the  bowling  alley  currently  exists,  giving  a  higher  ceiling  and  
larger  seating  area  for  a  room  that  can  be  used  for  theater  performances,  guest  speakers  
and  more.  It  includes  two  rehearsal  spaces  with  appropriate  sprung-­‐wood  <looring  for  
dance  groups,  a  second  food  option  (yet  to  be  decided),  a  technology  hub  (printing  
station),  and  a  food  preparation  area  for  student  groups  to  use  in  place  of  hiring  a  
caterer.  The  space  will  be  operational  24/7,  unique  to  the  main  areas  of  the  Union.

The  other  part  of  the  renovation  includes  what  was  previously  referred  to  as  the  
Innovation  Hub,  a  space  for  collaboration  among  students  and  student  groups  through  
<lexible  work/study/meeting  space  that  would  foster  creativity  and  create  an  
environment  to  turn  ideas  into  realities.  When  this  fee  was  presented  to  SFAC  it  failed  
due  to  the  ambiguity  of  the  plan  for  this  space;  the  de<inition  of  an  innovation  hub  was  
unclear  and  students  felt  that  they  needed  more  de<initive  planning  from  both  the  Union  
and  the  architects  on  the  use  of  the  space  before  asking  students  to  pay  for  it.  Don  Luse,  
Director  of  the  Union,  and  Vice-­‐Chancellor  Winston  Crisp  have  put  together  a  small  
team  to  address  the  student  concerns  of  the  renovations.  Members  of  this  team  include  
Hogan,  CSIT  Chair  Shruti  Shah,  CUAB  President  Adele  Ricciardi,  SBT  Dakota  Williams,  
and  Campus  Y  co-­‐president  Elizabeth  McCain.    After  the  <irst  meeting  it  was  decided  to  
get  rid  of  the  “Innovation  Hub”  title  and  that  students  would  need  a  better  visualization  
of  the  space  itself.  Hogan  plans  to  remain  active  in  these  discussions  and  believes  that  
more  students  that  just  those  on  this  committee  need  to  be  part  of  the  decision  before  it  
goes  to  a  referendum.

Arts Innovation Steering Committee

Part  of  Hogan’s  original  goals  in  the  Arts  Advocacy  section  of  platform  was  to  create  an  
expendable  operating  Arts  Fund.  The  purpose  of  the  Fund  was  to  allow  both  student  
groups  and  alumni  to  donate  towards  its  establishment,  and  then  ultimately  be  a  
resource  for  student  artists  and  art  groups  to  turn  to  for  funding  of  innovative  art  
projects.  By  creating  such  a  resource,  Hogan  wanted  to  rejuvenate  the  presence  of  the  
arts  in  the  lives  of  all  students.

Over  the  summer  Hogan  realized  that  there  was  a  greater  opportunity  for  Student  
Government  to  address  the  future  of  the  Arts  at  Carolina  alongside  the  Arts  Fund.  With  
the  implementation  of  the  Chancellor’s  Innovate@Carolina  roadmap,  the  General  
College  curriculum  undergoing  a  review  and  the  University’s  Academic  Plan  still  in  its  
malleable  planning  state,  there  seemed  to  be  no  better  time  to  bring  student  concerns  in  
the  Arts  to  the  attention  of  the  University.  Hogan  commissioned  the  Arts  Innovation  
Steering  Committee  in  late  August  after  working  with  Emil  Kang,  Executive  Director  for  
the  Arts,  and  other  students  over  the  summer  to  develop  the  vision  and  goals  for  the  
committee.

Members  of  the  steering  committee  include  the  following  individuals,  representing  
students,  faculty,  alumni,  community  members  and  administrators:

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Vice-Chancellor Executive Director for Arts Chancellor Emeritus First Lady
Winston Crisp Emil Kang James Moeser Patti Thorp
Chancellor’s Innov. and Assistant to Judith, Dean of the College, Senior Assoc. Dean of
Entrep. Asst. Judith Cone Mark Meares Karen Gil College Bill Andrews
Alum, Dodger Theatricals Director of Ackland Art Chair of Faculty Council Chair, Art Department
Edward Strong Emily Kass McKay Coble Jim Hirschfield
Chair, Music Department Author, English Prof. Daniel Director of the Union Patrons of the Arts
Terry Rhodes Wallace Don Luse Bob and Kelley Germaine
Director, GAA Enrichment Alum, UNC Development Director, Arts Center Student, Union President
Rick Davis Lindsey Rava Ed Camp Adele Ricciardi
Student, Voice Major Student, CUAB Student, Arts Adv Co-Chair Student, Arts Adv Co-Chair
Forrest Flemming Temi Duro-Emanuel Sarah McGuire Ben Neal
Student, Dancer Student, Painter/Poet Student, Roosevelt Inst. Student, Roosevelt Inst.
Rebecca Rand Becky Radford Chris Nickell Carey Averbook
Student, Exec Asst. to SBP
Genevieve Kelly
Members of the Arts Innovation Steering Committee

Hogan  set  up  six  meetings  for  the  year  with  the  <irst  on  Oct  15th,  one  on  Nov  19th,  Dec  
10th,  Jan  28th,  Feb  25th,  and  the  last  meeting  on  March  18th.

The  committee’s  purpose  is  to  bring  together  the  various  art  communities,  break  down  
the  existing  silos  that  separate  them  from  each  other  and  create  a  space  to  discuss  ways  
Carolina  can  be  more  creative  and  innovative  in  our  approach  to  the  Arts.  The  silos  do  
not  solely  include  departments  but  also  our  student  organizations,  alumni  networks  
and  the  surrounding  community  organizations  that  should  be  part  of  the  overall  
Carolina  Arts  community.  Areas  of  interest  to  this  committee  include  exploring  new  
ways  the  Arts  can  be  incorporated  into  the  curriculum,  creating  an  environment  that  
fosters  creativity  for  all  students  (whether  they  are  part  of  a  student  organization  or  
not),  and  establishing  the  Arts  Fund  as  a  primary  source  of  funding  for  all  student  art  
endeavors.  Each  of  the  remaining  meetings  will  be  focused  around  one  or  two  topics  
that  generate  themes  and  ideas  for  taking  the  Arts  in  a  new  direction;  Hogan  and  his  
assistant  Genevieve  will  work  in  between  meetings  to  synthesize  the  group’s  
conversation  and  will  develop  a  working  report.  This  report  will  be  vetted  throughout  
February  by  all  members  of  the  Carolina  community  and  then  <inalized  by  the  
committee  in  March.  Hogan  will  then  present  the  steering  committee’s  
recommendations  to  the  Trustees  during  the  March  meeting  as  a  charge  to  the  
University.  With  the  support  and  creativity  of  these  individuals,  this  committee  can,  and  
will,  leave  a  legacy  behind  for  the  University  to  strive  towards,  bettering  the  Arts  for  all  
students  on  campus.

Admissions Ambassadors Abroad

Another  top  priority  for  Hogan,  mentioned  in  his  opening  speech  to  the  Board  of  
Trustees,  is  the  creation  of  an  Admissions  Ambassador  Abroad  program.  As  a  project  of  
the  Global  University  Cabinet  committee,  Hogan  has  taken  an  active  role  in  this  project,  
similar  to  his  role  with  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee.  

Part  of  the  University’s  mission  in  the  previous  Academic  Plan  was  to  become  a  more  
global  university.  Hogan  identi<ied  the  recruitment  of  international  students  as  an  area  
where  the  university  was  lacking  in  progress.  The  creation  of  the  Admissions  

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Ambassador  Abroad  program  is  Student  Government’s  way  of  actively  addressing  this  
need  without  costing  the  University  a  lot  of  money.

Hogan  met  with  representatives  from  the  Admissions  of<ice  (including  student  
Admissions  Ambassadors),  Study  Abroad  of<ice,  the  of<ice  of  the  Provost,  and  the  Global  
University  co-­‐chairs  on  October  4th  to  begin  the  planning  process  for  the  project.  The  
basic  operation  is  to  identify  target  cities  in  other  countries  that  have  a  large  base  of  
local  alumni.  Cities  like  London,  Shanghai,  and  Cape  Town  have  many  alumni  as  well  as  
many  boarding  schools,  which  house  students  from  all  over  the  world.  The  program  
would  allow  students  who  are  already  planning  on  studying  abroad  to  apply  for  training  
to  be  an  Admissions  Ambassador  Abroad;  they  would  then  partner  with  an  alumnus  in  
the  area  to  make  a  presentation  on  UNC-­‐CH  for  students  looking  to  apply  for  
Universities.  The  Of<ice  of  Undergraduate  Admissions  has  committed  to  housing  this  
program  for  the  future  once  students  have  helped  establish  and  orchestrate  the  
logistics.  Funding  would  come  from  their  end  and  they  will  help  provide  the  training  
resources  and  presentation  materials  for  both  the  student  and  the  alumnus.

The  long  term  impact  of  this  project  has  a  lot  of  potential  for  the  involved  individuals  
and  for  the  university.  Students  who  partake  would  be  able  to  connect  with  alumni  in  
foreign  cities,  which  can  lead  to  new  experiences  and  opportunities  while  studying  
abroad  otherwise  unknown.  Also,  the  notoriety  gained  from  serving  as  a  recognized  
foreign  ambassador  of  the  University  would  be  a  great  asset  for  life  post-­‐undergrad.  The  
alumni  would  be  able  to  give  back  to  the  university  through  this  partnership  and  would  
also  have  the  opportunity  to  convey  their  experiences  from  life  at  Carolina  to  students  
all  across  the  world.  Hogan  believes  that  the  best  selling  tool  of  this  University  is  a  
personal  story,  from  an  excited  student  or  alum,  about  the  Carolina  experience.  Finally,  
this  project  mobilizes  an  entirely  untapped  potential  partnership  between  the  Of<ice  of  
Undergraduate  Admissions,  the  General  Alumni  Association,  the  Study  Abroad  Of<ice  
and  the  UNC  Global  Of<ice.  This  type  of  collaboration  is  exactly  what  Hogan  seeks  to  
promote.  A  lot  can  be  accomplished  by  simply  connecting  and  engaging  the  multitude  of  
resources  that  already  exist  on  this  campus.

General Alumni Association

As  Student  Body  President,  Hogan  serves  on  the  General  Alumni  Association  Board  of  
Directors.  As  one  of  four  student  Board  members,  Hogan’s  main  role  is  to  bring  the  
perspective,  needs  and  concerns  of  the  current  student  body  to  the  Alumni  Association.  
Hogan  sits  on  the  Enrichment  committee  for  the  Board,  which  addresses  the  
Association’s  programs  and  amenities  for  its  members.  At  the  recent  October  meeting,  
the  committee  reviewed  the  Career  Services  program  for  UNC  alumni.  Hogan  was  
interested  in  getting  this  service  available  to  the  current  GAA  student  members  on  
campus,  especially  if  they  could  work  with  University  Career  Services  in  providing  a  
special  bene<it  to  student  members.  Not  only  would  this  give  the  GAA  another  bene<it  to  
market  the  membership  program,  but  student  members  can  become  better  connected  
with  Carolina’s  diverse  and  far-­‐reaching  alumni  network  for  internship/job  
opportunities.  With  the  job  market  in  today’s  economy  as  tough  as  it  is,  Carolina  has  the  
resources  to  provide  more  creative  solutions  to  helping  students  <ind  their  footing  in  a  
post-­‐undergraduate  career.  Hogan  also  believes  that  the  Association  would  gain  more  
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young  alumni  membership  if  this  program  existed,  a  population  the  Association  has  
been  trying  to  market  membership  to  for  many  years.

As  part  of  the  Admissions  Ambassador  Abroad  initiative,  Hogan  met  with  individuals  at  
the  Center  for  Global  Initiatives  to  discuss  the  worldwide  alumni  populations.  To  his  
discovery,  Hogan  learned  that  the  General  Alumni  Association  is  not  sharing  the  
database  of  alumni  abroad  with  the  Center,  nor  are  they  establishing  Alumni  Clubs  
abroad  that  exist  in  major  cities  across  the  US.  One  of  Hogan’s  interest  is  to  bring  
together  these  two  institutions  for  two  main  reasons:  the  partnership  would  increase  
CGI’s  international  fundraising  capacity  for  the  University  with  the  GAA’s  resources,  and  
current  students  would  have  the  opportunity  to  connect  with  alumni  while  studying  or  
researching  abroad,  creating  a  stronger  network  of  the  Carolina  family.

Association of Student Governments

The  Association  of  Student  Governments  is  a  state-­‐wide  organization  that  represents  all  
UNC  system  students  to  the  Board  of  Governors  and  the  state  legislature.  As  the  Student  
Body  President  of  UNC-­‐CH,  Hogan  is  Chapel  Hill’s  delegation  leader,  along  with  Speaker  
Deanna  Santoro,  GPSF  representative  Christine  Hajdin,  and  undergraduate  Rick  Ingram  
as  the  institution’s  three  delegates.  The  association  meets  on  a  monthly  basis.  Hogan  
chose  to  take  an  active  role  in  the  Association’s  work  this  year  to  ensure  that  the  $1  
students  at  UNC-­‐CH  are  paying  is  not  wasted;  as  their  main  representative,  Hogan  sees  it  
essential  that  Chapel  Hill’s  student  government  does  not  lose  active  participation  as  
long  as  students  are  paying  the  fee.  Promoting  student  unity  across  the  collective  UNC  
system  helps  the  Association  speak  cohesively  on  behalf  of  students  to  the  legislature  
and  to  the  Board  of  Governors,  where  the  Association’s  President,  Atul  Bhula,  
represents  all  207,000  students.

Hogan  attended  the  July  Trustee  training  session  with  the  other  Student  Body  
Presidents  where  he  received  basic  insight  into  the  role  of  serving  as  both  a  student  
leader  and  a  Trustee  to  the  University.  Since  then,  Hogan  has  been  a  vocal  advocate  for  
students  as  a  member  of  the  Council  of  Student  Body  Presidents,  where  he  
recommended  the  creation  of  an  ASG  tuition  taskforce  to  rapidly,  yet  effectively  create  
and  promote  a  student  response  to  the  Board  of  Governor’s  review  of  the  four-­‐year  
tuition  plan.  UNC-­‐CH  provided  the  foundation  for  the  taskforce’s  recommendation  to  
the  Association  from  Hogan’s  working  group  back  on  campus,  and  the  resolution  passed  
unanimously  by  all  of  the  council  members  and  was  forwarded  on  to  the  Board.

In  moving  forward,  Hogan’s  vision  for  the  Association  is  to  serve  as  the  main  vehicle  for  
all  students  in  lobbying  for  a  low  budget  cut  from  the  state.  This  year  the  legislature  
meets  for  long  session  beginning  in  January.  Hogan  has  recommended  that  all  of  the  17  
member  institutions  create  a  lobbying  team  on  their  campus,  similar  to  the  Carolina  
Advocacy  committee,  to  call  upon  when  students  are  headed  to  Raleigh.  The  main  
priority  is  to  maintain  a  constant  presence  throughout  the  deliberations,  as  legislators  
are  sure  to  be  pulled  in  multiple  directions  this  budget  cycle.  Protecting  the  needs  of  the  
University  are  essential  to  maintaining  a  low  tuition,  and  as  student  leaders,  Hogan  
believes  ASG  can,  and  should,  be  actively  involved  in  the  legislative  debate.

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To  help  implement  his  plan,  Hogan  has  set  up  a  training  session  for  the  Carolina  
Advocacy  committee  on  November  14th.  Erin  Schuettpelz,  UNC’s  Director  of  State  
Relations  and  Communications,  will  provide  the  training  and  resources,  to  which  Hogan  
plans  to  duplicate  multiple  times  over  the  coming  months  to  prepare  a  core  team  of  
students  from  UNC-­‐CH  for  the  long  session.  Hogan  will  bring  this  model  to  ASG  in  hopes  
that  other  institutions  become  proactive  in  recruiting  and  training  students  to  advocate  
for  low  budget  cuts  and  low  tuition  all  next  semester  in  Raleigh.

New UNC System President

This  year  is  the  <inal  year  of  Erskine  Bowles’s  term  of  of<ice  as  the  UNC  system  
President.  Hogan  has  worked  closely  with  Erskine  over  the  past  three  years  with  
previous  administrations  and  hates  to  see  the  proverbial  “low  tuition  man”  leave.  
President  Bowles  was  a  major  advocate  for  UNC  students  over  his  tenure  and  was  an  
in<luential  liaison  to  the  state  legislature.  Bowles  is  moving  up  to  work  on  the  Obama  
administration’s  national  debt  commission.  The  Board  of  Governors  unanimously  
selected  Dr.  Tom  Ross,  President  of  Davidson  College,  to  be  Bowles’s  successor.  Ross  is  
currently  completing  his  term  with  Davidson  and  takes  of<ice  January  1,  2011.  Hogan  
has  met  with  Dr.  Ross  brie<ly  to  discuss  his  role  as  the  new  system  President  and  looks  
forward  to  Dr.  Ross’s  <irst  campus  visit  to  UNC-­‐CH  shortly  after  taking  of<ice.  
Establishing  a  strong  connection  early  on  is  essential  to  the  relationship  of  future  
student  government  administrations  and  the  President  of  the  UNC  system.

Innovate@Carolina

Over  the  past  year,  Chancellor  Thorp  and  his  assistant,  Judith  Cone,  have  sought  out  the  
advice  and  expertise  of  the  Chancellor’s  Innovation  Circle,  a  group  of  faculty,  alumni,  
parents  and  friends  of  the  University.  This  group’s  mission  was  to  create  a  strategic  plan  
for  Carolina  that  would  “increase  the  volume  and  accelerate  the  pace”  for  the  creation  of  
ideas  here  on  campus  that  can  be  implemented  in  solving  some  of  the  world’s  greatest  
problems.  Chancellor  Thorp,  an  inventor  and  entrepreneur  himself,  launched  his  
campaign  for  Innovate@Carolina  on  University  Day  (October  12th,  2010),  an  initiative  
that  calls  for  $125  million  to  create  a  culture  of  innovation  here  at  Carolina.  

In  the  late  spring,  Hogan  traveled  with  the  Innovation  Circle  to  New  York  City  to  discuss  
Innovation  in  the  Arts,  a  conversation  centered  around  creating  an  environment  on  
campus  that  not  only  supports,  but  cultivates  artistic  creativity  through  institutional  
support  and  programs  built  into  the  culture  of  the  Carolina  community.  The  group  
reviewed  a  recently  completed  report  from  Harvard  University  on  the  role  of  the  Arts  on  
their  campus  as  a  basis  for  the  discussion.  This  meeting  played  a  large  part  in  the  
creation  of  Hogan’s  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee.

In  early  April,  Hogan  traveled  to  MIT  with  the  Innovation  Circle  to  learn  more  about  the  
culture  of  innovation  in  the  sciences.  Chancellor  Phil  Clay,  a  member  of  the  UNC  Board  
of  Trustees,  hosted  the  group  and  provided  a  lot  of  background  information  on  the  
various  ways  MIT  promotes,  fosters  and  supports  innovation  and  entrepreneurship  for  
all  students.  Hogan  was  active  in  questioning  MIT  students  about  the  perspective  from  
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the  student  body  about  how  innovation  existed  among  their  culture;  recognizing  that  
UNC-­‐CH  is  not  an  institution  for  technology,  nor  is  it  a  private  institution,  Hogan  was  
most  interested  in  what  aspects  of  MIT  the  Chancellor  wanted  to  mimic  at  Carolina.  

Since  these  meetings,  Hogan  has  become  even  more  involved  in  the  process  through  the  
Chancellor’s  Student  Innovation  Team  (CSIT),  led  by  senior  Shruti  Shah.  This  group  of  
students  has  served  in  a  similar  role  to  the  Chancellor’s  Circle,  providing  student  input  
to  the  published  road  map.  This  group  is  now  part  of  the  implementation  process  of  the  
road  map.  Shah,  alongside  Student  Government,  is  hosting  a  student  forum  later  in  
November  to  engage  students  in  the  overall  mission  and  implementation.

Hogan  is  excited  about  the  future  of  Carolina  under  the  leadership  of  Chancellor  Thorp.  
Thorp’s  vision  for  innovation  is  one  that  can  take  Carolina  into  a  new  era  of  service  and  
scholarship  among  the  nation’s  top  public  institutions.  Creating  a  culture  that  supports  
the  formulation  of  ideas,  provides  the  resources  for  turning  those  ideas  realities,  and  
then  channels  these  ideas  into  solutions  for  local,  national  and  international  problems  is  
going  to  give  Carolina  students  the  opportunity  to  make  a  difference  through  their  
studies.    

One  promising  start  to  the  implementation  of  Thorp’s  legacy  was  the  creation  of  the  
Kenan-­‐Biddle  Partnership  in  September.  This  partnership,  forged  by  the  William  R.  
Kenan  Charitable,  Jr.  Trust  and  the  Mary  Duke  Biddle  Foundation,  provides  grants  of  
$5,000  to  project  proposals  that  “enhance  the  intellectual  life  on  both  campuses  both  by  
strengthening  established  or  encouraging  new  collaborations  between  Carolina  and  
Duke.”  Hogan  co-­‐wrote  a  press  release  with  Duke’s  Student  Body  President,  Mike  
Lefevre,  and  administrators  from  both  universities  announcing  the  program’s  initiation  
and  calling  students  and  faculty  alike  to  submit  proposals  by  November  15th.  As  of  now,  
Hogan  knows  of  at  least  four  proposals  from  Carolina  students  and  is  excited  to  be  part  
of  the  <irst  round  of  the  Kenan-­‐Biddle  Partnership  program.  Learn  more  about  the  
Kenan-­‐Biddle  Partnership  here:  http://provost.unc.edu/announcements/kenan-­‐biddle-­‐
partnership.html

Miscellaneous

55th Anniversary of Desegregation at Carolina

Student  Government  was  excited  to  help  fund  the  55th  Anniversary  of  desegregation  at  
Carolina  September  17-­‐18th.  UNC’s  <irst  three  African-­‐American  undergraduate  students  
returned  to  campus  to  speak  to  students  about  their  stories  of  oppression,  their  <ight  
against  the  Board  of  Trustees  for  equality  and  their  triumph  in  the  Courts,  setting  
precedent  for  other  African-­‐American  students  across  the  nation.  Mr.  Ralph  Frasier,  Mr.  
John  Brandon,  and  Mr.  LeRoy  Frasier  were  honored  at  the  UNC  football  game  on  
Saturday,  September  18th.  An  autographed  photo  of  the  three  men  standing  on  the  steps  
of  South  Building  in  1955  now  hangs  in  the  Student  Government  suite  as  a  reminder  of  
the  role  students  had  in  advocating  for  desegregation  and  the  bravery  these  men  
displayed  in  <ighting  for  their  civil  rights.  

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Carolina Counts

Over  the  summer,  Hogan  interned  with  the  Carolina  Counts  of<ice,  the  University’s  
response  to  the  Bain  &  Co.  report  to  promote  a  more  ef<iciently  managed  university.  
This  internship  has  proven  essential  to  Hogan’s  role  as  Student  Body  President.  In  
discussions  of  tuition  and  budget  cuts,  the  University  has  an  obligation  to  do  all  it  can  to  
absorb  the  cuts  without  taking  away  from  the  core  academic  experience  of  students;  
tuition  increases  should  always  be  a  last  resort.  Carolina  Counts  exists  to  promote  and  
implement  better  management  practices,  removing  extraneous  costs  from  departments,  
schools  and  centers  and  taking  some  of  the  edge  off  of  the  small  budget  appropriations.  
Hogan  sees  the  work  of  Carolina  Counts  as  an  essential  part  of  keeping  tuition  low.  The  
various  levels  of  bureaucracy  within  the  University  slow  the  implementation  of  many  of  
the  projects  outlined  on  the  Carolina  Counts  website.  Student  Government  supports  the  
efforts  of  Carolina  Counts  and  encourages  the  campus  community  to  move  more  rapidly  
in  implementing  some  of  the  projects  that  can  save  the  University  millions  of  dollars.  
Students  need  to  see  strong  leadership  from  all  areas  of  campus  to  cut  back  during  
tough  economic  times.  You  can  learn  more  about  Carolina  Counts  and  the  many  
proposed  projects  at  http://carolinacounts.unc.edu/

Search Committees

Hogan  is  currently  serving  on  the  search  committee  for  the  Associate  Provost  of  Global  
University,  a  new  position  for  the  University  selected  from  an  internal  candidate  pool.  
This  position  would  provide  leadership  to  the  global  programs  and  partnerships  of  the  
University.  The  Associate  Provost  for  UNC  Global  will  serve  as  an  ambassador,  advocate  
and  facilitator  for  global  partnerships  and  international  educational  and  scholarly  
programs.  Hogan  will  also  be  serving  on  the  search  committee  for  Jenny  Levering’s  
successor  as  the  Assistant  Dean  of  Students  for  Fraternity  and  Sorority  Life.

(Ex-officio) Committee Membership

Hogan  serves  as  a  member  of  the  following  committees:  Union  Board  of  Directors,  
University  Priorities  and  Budget  Committee,  Eve  Marie  Carson  Scholarship  Selection  
Committee,  Commencement  Speaker  Advisory  Committee  (both  December  and  May),  
Enrollment  Policy  Advisory  Committee,  Carolina  Center  for  Public  Service  Advisory  
Board,  Academic  DREAMTEAM,  Travel  Database  Taskforce,  University  Day  Committee,  
Student  Grievance  Committee,  and  the  Patterson  Medal  Selection  Committee.  
(Inevitably,  Hogan  is  sure  that  he  left  off  other  committees  from  this  list  that  probably  
disappeared  from  his  Google  calendar.  He  apologizes  to  the  Chairs  of  these  committees.)

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Officer’s Perspective

First,  let  me  say  that  it  is  an  honor  and  privilege  to  serve  as  the  Student  Body  President  
of  Carolina,  the  school  with  the  greatest  student  body  in  the  nation.  From  the  
overwhelming  vivacity  of  student  life  on  campus  to  the  inspiring  academic  achievement  
and  scholarship  across  all  classes,  Carolina  students  continue  to  make  this  university  
the  best  place  to  get  a  public  higher  education.  Student  Government  has  been  working  
hard  to  harness  the  energy  and  promising  potential  among  the  campus  to  better  the  
experiences  and  opportunities  available  to  all  students,  graduates  and  undergraduates  
alike.  What’s  interesting  about  this  position  is  that  every  day  presents  new  challenges  
and  opportunities  that  we,  your  student  leaders,  strive  to  meet  head  on  with  a  
determination  to  leave  this  place  better  than  it  was  before  we  were  in  of<ice.

There’s  no  way  of  getting  around  the  major  concern  for  students  this  year:  the  tanking  
economy.  It’s  why  there  was  the  longest  line  for  work-­‐study  sign  up  in  many  years  this  
fall,  it’s  why  tuition  skyrocketed  over  the  summer,  and  it’s  why  I  am  dedicated  to  
continuing  the  <ight  for  student  dollars  during  the  long  legislative  session  come  January.  
My  plan  to  work  with  both  ASG  and  UNC-­‐CH  based  groups  in  lobbying  legislators  
requires  wide  student  support  and  a  constant  presence  in  Raleigh;  this  year,  more  than  
many  recent  years,  is  a  pivotal  year  in  the  state  legislature’s  record  of  supporting  the  
university  system.  This  state  has  a  long-­‐standing  tradition  of  <inancially  supporting  the  
UNC  system,  which  is  why  our  tuition  is  so  low  in  comparison  to  our  peer  institutions.  
The  North  Carolina  constitution  states  (though  paraphrased  here)  that  higher  education  
should  be  offered  to  the  citizens  of  the  state  as  free  as  possible,  within  reason.  That  has  
been  the  status  quo;  depending  on  how  the  election  goes  this  November,  there  could  be  
a  shift  in  the  way  our  state  views  budget  appropriations  between  the  K-­‐12  school  
system  and  the  UNC  system.  In  order  to  keep  our  tuition  as  low  as  possible  without  
losing  the  quality  of  our  education,  the  bottom  line  is  we  need  the  state  to  continue  the  
tradition  of  supporting  UNC  <inancially.

Apart  from  this  reality,  I  have  been  inspired  by  the  resilience  of  the  Carolina  student  
body.  Sure  the  economy  is  rough,  but  we’re  still  running  voter  registration  drives,  
raising  money  to  build  schools  in  Uganda,  and  supporting  over  500  Carolina  Covenant  
scholars,  many  of  whom  are  <irst  generation  students.  Did  you  know  we  have  over  700  
student  organizations  of<icially  recognized  by  the  University  this  year?!  That  to  me  
speaks  volumes  about  the  passion  and  quality  of  students  that  come  to  Carolina.  

I  need  to  give  a  special  thanks  to  both  my  Executive  Of<icers  and  my  Executive  
Assistants.  EBO  has  become  such  a  family  to  me  and  I  wouldn’t  know  what  to  do  with  
them.  My  assistants  (Will,  Genevieve,  Sakib,  Mike,  and  Matt)  have  all  been  so  helpful,  
even  though  some  are  brand  new  additions  to  the  team!  I  look  forward  to  working  more  
closely  with  them  as  we  continue  to  tackle  projects  and  work  as  a  team  for  students.

Finally,  I  am  dedicated  to  pursuing  the  platform  I  ran  on  last  January  and  promise  to  do  
all  I  can  in  the  remaining  months  in  of<ice  to  serve  the  students  of  Carolina  to  the  best  of  
my  ability.  As  I  mentioned  before,  I  consider  myself  lucky  to  have  such  an  incredible  
student  body  to  represent  on  a  local  and  state  level.  We  will  continue  to  live  out  the  
Carolina  Way,  and  I  cannot  wait  to  see  what  we  can  accomplish  together  in  the  coming  
months!..............................................................................................................................Hark  the  sound!!
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Executive Assistants to the Student Body President

Will Bondurant
willbondurant@unc.edu

Board of Trustees Greek Research

In  the  summer  of  2010,  the  UNC  Board  of  Trustees  began  a  comprehensive  review  of  
Greek  Recruitment  procedures  (often  called  “rush”),  and  commissioned  a  study  of  18  
peer  institutions  with  differing  recruitment  timetables.    The  Board  of  Trustee  study  
engaged  other  University  administrators  and  Trustees  around  issues  regarding  timing  
of  Greek  Recruitment,  policies  and  procedures  for  the  Greek  System,  and  any  signi<icant  
prior  or  planned  changes.    
Concurrent  to  that  study,  the  Medlin  Administration  conducted  a  comprehensive  study  
of  the  same  18  peer  institutions  from  a  student  perspective.    The  Student  Body  
President  at  all  18  schools  was  contacted  and  sent  a  comprehensive  survey  regarding  
the  same  topics,  separating  the  issues  of  Fraternity  Recruitment,  Sorority  Recruitment,  
and  the  New  Member  Education  or  Pledging  process.    Once  contact  was  initiated  with  
the  Student  Body  President,  several  schools  also  utilized  Greek  system  leaders  in  the  
completion  of  the  survey.    Survey  results  were  received  by  email  and  in  phone  calls,  and  
all  information  as  presented  to  the  Board  of  Trustees  institution-­‐blind.    

The  results  of  the  survey  were  presented  to  the  University  Affairs  Committee  of  the  UNC  
Board  of  Trustees  on  September  22,  2010.    The  slide  deck  for  the  presentation  and  the  
questionnaire  sent  to  the  peer  institutions  are  available  to  the  public  at  http://
www.unc.edu/depts/trustees/agendas.html.    

Executive Assistant’s Perspective

In  this  section,  I’ll  brie<ly  explain  my  interpretation  of  the  survey’s  results.    First,  it  is  
clear  that  students  generally  are  supportive  of  their  University’s  system.    Moreover,  
though  the  sample  size  of  Universities  who  had  changed  systems  recently  was  small,  the  
students  at  those  Universities  tended  to  accept  the  change  and  held  few  regrets.    
Second,  there  are  signi<icant  positives  aspects  of  both  Fall  and  Spring  recruitment.    Fall  
Recruitment  allows  students  who  join  Fraternities  or  Sororities  immediate  access  to  the  
academic,  social,  and  philanthropic  resources  of  those  communities.    Spring  
Recruitment  allows  students  to  join  with  a  better  understanding  of  the  college  
workload,  college  environment,  and,  perhaps,  a  more  balanced  campus  life.    Third,  and  
most  importantly,  the  culture  of  the  Greek  system  is  much  more  important  to  the  
perceived  and  actual  outcomes  than  the  timing  of  recruitment.    Issues  were  raised  by  all  
of  the  schools,  regardless  of  recruitment  timing.    Moreover,  students  were  much  more  
interested  in  discussion  issues  of  culture  than  discussing  timing.    

If  any  more  information  is  desired,  please  feel  free  to  reach  out  to  me  at  any  time.    

The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  October  Report  2010


Genevieve Kelly
kelly.genevieve@gmail.com

Arts Innovation Steering Committee – Audit Report

The  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee  held  its  inaugural  meeting  on  October  15th  and  
was  it  was  a  well-­‐attended,  engaging  event.    Members  from  the  arts  community,  
including  deans,  students,  professors  and  local  supporters  all  came  together  for  an  
exciting  conversation  on  where  the  arts  are  currently  at  Carolina,  and  where  they  are  
headed.    As  it  was  the  initial  meeting,  discussions  mostly  concerned  broad  themes  such  
as  the  presence  of  the  arts  on  campus,  the  need  for  a  dance  program  and  the  level  of  
accessibility  for  both  major  and  non-­‐major  students  to  instruction  and  facilities.    After  
this  meeting  and  in  preparation  for  the  next  gathering  in  November,  the  next  step  is  to  
conduct  a  campus-­‐wide  audit.    This  audit  will  delve  into  the  speci<ics  of  what,  exactly,  is  
available  to  a  student  wishing  to  pursue  the  arts,  be  it  in  drama,  painting,  photography,  
dance  and  otherwise.    Through  surveys  of  various  students,  exploring  the  department  
websites,  meeting  arts  student  organizations  and  taking  contributions  from  the  
committee  members  themselves,  the  goal  is  to  gain  a  better  understanding  of  where  
Carolina  is  meeting  student  needs,  and  where  it  is  failing  to  do  so.    The  audit  will  
address  everything  from  if  the  space  dedicated  to  dance  rehearsal  is  adequate  (e.g.  
spring-­‐boarded  <looring,  mirrors)  to  the  presence  of  display  place  for  student  works.    
The  audit  is  currently  underway  and  has  various  individuals  working  towards  its  
completion.

Executive Assistant’s Perspective

Although  not  majoring  in  an  arts-­‐related  <ield,  I’m  very  excited  about  the  impact  of  the  
Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee,  and  feel  it  has  an  incredible  potential  to  positively  
change  the  way  arts  are  both  created  and  appreciated  at  Carolina.    The  arts  are  of  
extreme  importance  to  me,  and  I  am  con<ident  this  committee  will  increase  their  
prevalence  and  accessibility.    The  initial  meeting  was  extremely  successful,  with  the  vast  
majority  of  its  members  contributing  to  the  conversation  and  it  was  effectively  
facilitated  by  Hogan  himself.    Thanks  to  the  willingness  of  various  committee  members,  
the  audit  should  be  fairly  comprehensive  and  give  a  clear  picture  of  the  state  of  the  arts.

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Student Body Vice President
Holly Boardman
boardman@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  of<icial  responsibilities  of  the  Student  Body  Vice  President  include:  chairing  the  
Student  Advisory  Committee  to  the  Chancellor,  running  the  External  Appointment  
process  in  the  spring  and  fall,  serving  on  the  Student  Fee  Audit  Committee  and  the  
Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Task  Force,  and  representing  the  Student  Body  President  
when  s/he  cannot  be  present.  Unof<icially,  the  Student  Body  Vice  President  acts  as  a  
student  representative  on  a  variety  of  committees,  assists  the  Student  Body  President  
however  possible,  provides  information  to  the  University  administration  and  general  
student  body,  and  works  on  individual  projects  s/he  feels  are  important.      

External Appointments

The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  has  the  responsibility  to  appoint  students  
to  a  variety  of  committees  across  campus  in  order  to  ensure  that  the  student  body  has  
adequate  representation  in  the  University’s  activities.  There  are  two  rounds  of  external  
appointments  conducted  by  Student  Government,  one  in  the  spring  and  one  in  the  fall,  
so  that  committees  will  have  student  representatives  when  they  begin  convening.  This  
year’s  Chief  of  Staff  for  External  Appointments,  Zealan  Hoover,  ran  the  process  of  
appointing  students  to  48  committees.

Less  than  one  week  after  the  Medlin  administration  inauguration,  the  external  
appointment  process  began  for  spring  appointments.  Applications  were  posted  April  
12th-­‐19th  with  interviews  occurring  April  20th  and  21st.  Applicants  were  able  to  use  the  
online  application  created  speci<ically  for  external  appointments.  In  total,  50  students  
were  appointed  to  16  committees.    

In  the  fall,  the  external  appointment  applications  were  available  August  24th-­‐September  
3rd.  Interviews  were  held  until  September  15th.  A  total  of  85  students  were  appointed  to  
32  committees.      

Because  the  committees  Student  Government  makes  appointments  to  are  so  diverse  
and  vary  in  how  students  are  involved,  it  has  previously  been  very  dif<icult  to  properly  
prepare  appointees  for  their  positions.  This  year,  in  order  to  make  the  external  
appointment  process  more  uniform  and  to  give  each  student  more  preparation  for  their  
job,  two  orientation  sessions  were  held  for  all  external  appointees.  The  orientation  
session  informed  students  about  their  role  in  relation  to  the  Executive  Branch,  who  to  
use  as  contacts  for  their  committees,  and  how  to  submit  reports  about  their  committee  
meetings.  The  orientation  session  was  also  intended  to  give  appointees  a  sense  of  the  
other  students  involved  in  external  appointment  committees.  Overall,  the  information  
session  was  successful  and  should  be  continued  next  year.      

The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  October  Report  2010


To  ensure  that  the  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  keeps  abreast  of  what  is  
going  on  across  campus,  it  is  important  that  its  appointees  submit  reports  of  their  
committee’s  work.  This  year,  appointees  <ill  out  reports  of  their  meetings  using  the  
Executive  Branch’s  website.  Holly  and  Zealan  are  then  able  to  review  the  reports  in  
order  to  gather  any  information  from  committee  meetings  that  is  pertinent  to  what  
Student  Government  is  doing.  Appointees  are  asked  to  submit  a  report  after  every  
meeting,  or  if  they  meet  more  than  once  a  week,  to  submit  a  report  at  the  end  of  the  
week.  For  committees  that  are  entirely  composed  of  students,  one  student  was  selected  
to  report  the  committee’s  work.  

Academic Plan
The  University  of  North  Carolina  –  Chapel  Hill  composed  its  <irst  Academic  Plan  in  July  
2003.  This  Academic  Plan  served  to  outline  the  University’s  core  values  as  an  academic  
institution  and  proposed  new  programs  and  initiatives  in  order  to  increase  the  
academic  quality  of  the  University.  This  plan  was  intended  as  “an  initial  <ive-­‐year  
roadmap  to  guide  and  shape  future  decision-­‐making  for  the  entire  University,  as  well  as  
the  school,  college,  center,  institute,  and  individual  levels.”  New  developments  such  as  
First-­‐Year  seminars  and  expanded  public  service  opportunities  were  some  of  the  
achievements  of  the  implementation  of  this  <irst  Academic  Plan.

In  February  2010,  a  committee  co-­‐chaired  by  Bill  Andrews  and  Sue  Estroff  was  
convened  to  begin  working  on  the  University’s  second  Academic  Plan.  The  Student  Body  
Vice  President  of  the  Jones  Administration,  David  Bevevino,  and  the  Student  Body  Vice  
President  of  the  Medlin  Administration,  Holly  Boardman,  served  as  the  two  
undergraduate  student  representatives  on  the  steering  committee.  When  David  
graduated  in  May  2010,  Shruti  Shah  assumed  his  vacated  position.  

To  begin  drafting  new  ideas  for  the  Academic  Plan,  the  steering  committee  split  into  
subcommittees  which  each  had  an  assigned  topic  to  discuss.  Holly  was  on  the  
subcommittee  that  was  instructed  to  discuss  how  to  provide  the  “strongest  possible  
academic  experience.”  Other  subcommittees  included  interdisciplinarity,  engagement,  
faculty  retention  and  recruitment,  diversity,  and  UNC’s  global  presence.  Steve  Farmer,  
the  Director  of  Undergraduate  Admissions,  and  Ron  Strauss,  Executive  Associate  
Provost,  worked  with  Holly  on  their  subcommittee  work.  The  subcommittee  also  
included  Don  Hornstein,  a  Law  professor,  and  Heath  Sledge,  an  English  graduate  
student,  in  their  work.  Though  Don  and  Heath  were  not  members  of  the  Academic  Plan  
steering  committee,  Steve,  Ron  and  Holly  thought  it  important  to  diversify  the  pool  of  
input  into  the  project.  Their  subcommittee  met  biweekly  from  May  to  August,  and  
presented  a  <inal  draft  of  their  recommendations  to  the  full  steering  committee  in  
August.

As  the  subcommittees  worked  over  the  summer,  the  Provost’s  of<ice  asked  members  of  
the  Carolina  community  to  submit  proposals  of  what  they  would  like  to  be  included  in  
the  Academic  Plan.  These  proposals  from  the  general  public  were  given  to  the  
subcommittee  they  pertained  to  so  that  the  steering  committee  members  could  take  
them  into  consideration  when  drafting  their  documents.

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Currently,  the  draft  of  the  Academic  Plan  is  being  circulated  to  key  constituents  in  the  
University  for  feedback  about  both  content  and  structure.  Administrators,  faculty,  
students,  and  others  will  be  asked  to  contribute  their  thoughts  and  opinions.  The  Board  
of  Trustees  has  been  kept  up-­‐to-­‐date  about  the  progress  of  the  Plan  and  will  receive  a  
new  update  at  their  November  meeting.  After  this  next  stage  of  public  comment,  the  
committee  will  work  to  produce  a  <inal  draft  that  will  be  complete  during  this  academic  
year.  

Although  outside  the  purview  of  the  charge  of  the  steering  committee,  the  
implementation  of  the  Academic  Plan  is  another  important  step  in  its  creation.  No  
formal  decision  has  been  made  in  regards  to  who  speci<ically  will  be  responsible  for  
implementing  the  recommendations  of  the  Academic  Plan,  but  the  steering  committee  
believes  it  is  of  utmost  importance  to  the  legitimacy  of  the  document  to  ensure  that  the  
ideas  in  it  are  not  merely  words  on  paper.  The  Executive  Vice  Chancellor  and  Provost,  
Bruce  Carney,  will  be  responsible  overseeing  the  successful  implementation  of  the  
Academic  Plan.            

Search Committee for the Director of the Advising Program


Beginning  in  May  2010,  Carolyn  Cannon  retired  from  her  position  as  the  Director  of  the  
Advising  Program.  Holly  served  as  the  student  representative  on  the  search  committee  
for  her  replacement,  which  began  convening  in  February  2010.  Applications  for  the  
position  were  posted  in  February  and  closed  in  March.  The  committee  individually  
reviewed  all  applications,  selected  a  pool  to  conduct  Skype  interviews  with,  and  then  
brought  four  candidates  to  UNC  for  campus  interviews.

Student  input  was  vital  to  this  process.  Because  the  Academic  Advising  Program  exists  
for  the  bene<it  of  students,  the  committee  felt  that  it  was  essential  to  have  multiple  
students  be  involved  in  the  on-­‐campus  interviews  for  the  <inal  four  candidates.  The  
search  committee  held  student  lunches  as  part  of  each  candidate’s  interview.  Each  lunch  
was  attended  by  6-­‐10  students  who  were  able  to  interact  with  the  candidate,  ask  
questions  and  hear  the  candidate’s  philosophy  of  advising.  Students  were  given  surveys  
to  complete  after  each  lunch  to  express  their  feedback  about  the  candidate.  The  results  
of  these  student  surveys  were  combined  with  the  surveys  completed  by  other  
University  community  members  to  give  an  overall  score  for  each  candidate.

The  search  committee  has  submitted  a  recommendation  to  the  Senior  Associate  Dean  of  
Undergraduate  Education,  Bobbi  Owen.  As  of  October  28,  the  search  committee  has  not  
been  noti<ied  of  any  hiring  decisions.          

Pre-Graduate Education Advising Program

The  idea  for  a  Pre-­‐Graduate  Education  Advising  Program  at  Carolina  has  been  around  
since  before  the  Raynor  administration  took  of<ice.  Last  year  under  the  Jones  
Administration,  Holly  and  Chris  Carter,  then  co-­‐chairs  of  the  Academic  Affairs  
committee,  worked  with  the  Dean  of  the  Graduate  School,  Steve  Matson,  and  others  to  
make  the  proposal  for  the  program  into  a  reality.  The  program  is  intended  to  give  
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information  to  undergraduate  students  who  are  considering  applying  for  non-­‐pre-­‐
professional  graduate  schools.  The  advisers  are  current  UNC  graduate  student  
volunteers  from  a  variety  of  departments  on  campus.  The  advising  takes  place  in  the  
same  of<ice  in  Steele  building  that  is  reserved  for  the  pre-­‐professional  school  advising.  

In  April  2010,  a  graduate  student  was  hired  to  serve  as  the  Graduate  Advising  
Coordinator.  She  served  in  the  position  until  her  resignation  in  August.  Because  of  the  
unexpected  setback  of  her  resignation,  the  graduate  advisors  that  were  recruited  were  
not  able  to  be  trained  in  time  for  the  beginning  of  classes.  However,  another  Coordinator  
was  hired  in  September  and  quickly  began  working  to  make  sure  the  Pre-­‐Graduate  
Education  Advising  Program  would  occur  as  close  to  the  beginning  of  the  fall  semester  
as  possible.  He  held  a  training  session  for  the  graduate  student  advisors  in  early  October  
and  the  of<ice  of<icially  opened  October  12th.

Holly  and  Chris  will  continue  to  serve  as  liaisons  to  the  undergraduate  committee  so  
that  this  new  resource  will  be  utilized.  Because  Student  Government  has  a  vested  
interested  in  seeing  this  program  succeed  and  because  it  is  run  entirely  by  graduate  
students,  it  is  imperative  that  undergraduate  students  are  involved  in  publicizing  the  
program.  At  the  moment,  the  Advising  Program  has  a  facebook  page  and  a  website  that  
they  are  hoping  to,  in  the  future,  combine  with  the  pre-­‐professional  website.  The  Medlin  
Administration  will  be  important  for  the  rest  of  this  year  in  establishing  the  prominence  
and  success  of  this  program  on  campus.              

Student Fee Audit Committee and Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force
Although  other  members  of  the  Executive  Branch  have  more  pertinent  roles  in  both  the  
Student  Fee  Audit  Committee  and  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Task  Force  (i.e.  the  
Student  Body  Treasurer  chairs  SFAC  and  the  Student  Body  President  co-­‐chairs  TFATF),  
the  Student  Body  Vice  President  is  the  only  undergraduate  position  that  has  an  
automatic  seat  on  each  of  the  two  committees.  Because  SFAC  is  a  subcommittee  of  
TFATF,  the  Student  Body  Vice  President  is  able  to  give  a  consistent  student  opinion  in  
two  steps  of  the  tuition  and  fee  process.

The  Student  Fee  Audit  Committee  began  meeting  in  September  2010.  The  speci<ic  fees  
that  were  voted  on  are  chronicled  in  more  detail  in  the  Student  Body  Treasurer’s  
section.  Overall,  the  fee  process  went  relatively  smoothly  with  regards  to  approving  and  
disapproving  of  fees.  However,  the  biggest  consequence  of  SFAC  this  semester  was  the  
realization  that  the  current  fee  process  is  no  longer  the  appropriate  way  to  manage  fees.  
Because  of  both  the  economic  situation  and  the  switch  in  leadership  in  the  University,  
this  year’s  conversations  have  been  focused  on  taking  a  critical  look  at  how  tuition  and  
fee  decisions  are  made.

The  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Committee  has  met  three  times  this  semester,  also  
concerned  with  both  setting  tuition  and  fees  for  the  year  as  well  as  looking  at  the  entire  
tuition  and  fee  process  in  general.  The  committee  understands  that  this  year’s  tuition  
will  increase  because  of  the  budget  shortfalls,  but  there  is  still  no  de<inite  
recommendation  from  the  committee.  Previously,  it  has  been  easier  to  predict  what  will  
happen  with  tuition  decisions  once  it  leaves  our  campus  discussions;  however,  the  
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change  in  legislature,  system  president,  and  the  economic  conditions,  leave  the  
committee  very  uncertain  about  the  future  of  tuition  discussions.

As  one  of  the  few  students  on  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Committee,  Holly  has  
worked  with  Hogan  and  other  members  of  the  Executive  Branch  to  look  into  tuition  
options  and  student  opinion.  Holly  and  Hogan  are  committed  to  advocating  for  
maintaining  tuition  as  low  as  possible  for  students  without  compromising  academic  
quality.  This  is  always  a  dif<icult  task,  but  this  year  especially,  when  tuition  will  
undoubtedly  increase  by  a  large  amount  in  the  face  of  deep  budget  cuts,  Holly  and  
Hogan  are  even  more  conscious  about  making  decisions  that  will  be  best  for  students  
both  now  and  in  the  long  run.  

The  next  and  <inal  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Task  Force  will  be  the  <irst  week  of  
November,  after  the  new  legislature  has  been  elected.  During  this  meeting,  a  
recommendation  for  tuition  will  be  voted  on.  At  the  moment,  there  are  no  de<inite  
tuition  recommendations,  so  the  committee  will  bring  proposals  to  the  next  meeting.      

Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor

In  the  April  2010,  Holly  selected  ten  students  to  serve  on  the  Student  Advisory  
Committee  to  the  Chancellor  through  the  external  appointment  process.  Two  additional  
committee  members,  <irst-­‐year  students,  were  selected  to  be  on  the  committee  in  
September  2010.  The  committee  meets  weekly  by  themselves  and  every  month  with  the  
Chancellor.  So  far  this  year,  the  committee  has  had  two  meetings  with  the  Chancellor,  
both  of  which  have  been  very  productive.  SACC  has  also  scheduled  one  Chancellor’s  
Open  House  that  will  take  place  on  November  8,  2010  and  two  others  for  the  spring.  
The  Open  Houses  are  chances  for  all  students  to  hear  directly  from  the  Chancellor  about  
his  perspectives  on  key  University  issues,  as  well  as  a  way  to  foster  a  sense  of  
community  between  the  administration  and  students.  

This  year,  SACC  has  committed  to  investigate  four  topics  that  they  consider  are  most  
important  to  the  University.  These  four  areas  are  research,  innovation,  graduate  student  
affairs  and  the  international  student  experience.  Each  committee  member  is  working  on  
one  or  two  topics  doing  research,  meeting  with  stakeholders  on  campus,  and  identifying  
action  steps  that  need  to  be  taken.

For  the  topic  of  research,  committee  members  are  trying  to  identify  ways  to  enhance  the  
undergraduate  research  experience  on  campus.  Overall,  SACC  has  identi<ied  that  there  is  
a  lot  of  potential  for  graduate  students  and  undergraduates  to  interact,  particularly  
when  it  comes  to  research.  The  Of<ice  of  Undergraduate  Research  has  been  a  wonderful  
resource  since  its  inception  for  undergraduates,  but  at  the  moment,  a  majority  of  
graduate  students  are  unaware  that  it  exists.  This  is  problematic  because  it  means  that  
graduate  students  do  not  post  research  opportunities  on  the  OUR  search  engine.  Next  
week,  the  director  of  the  OUR,  Dr.  Pat  Pukkila,  will  attend  SACC’s  meeting  in  order  to  
jump  search  the  research  working  group  and  give  them  a  direction.  The  research  
working  group  will  most  likely  try  to  target  graduate  students  in  new  ways  so  that  they  
will  be  able  to  take  advantage  of  what  the  OUR  has  to  offer.    

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SACC  understands  how  important  the  topic  of  innovation  is  to  the  University  and  has  
therefore  decided  to  take  it  on  as  a  project.  Committee  members  do  not  aim  to  replicate  
the  efforts  of  the  Carolina  Student  Innovation  Team,  but  to  instead  reach  out  to  current  
students  at  UNC  to  make  them  aware  of  what  is  going  on  at  the  administrative  level.  
SACC  is  concerned  with  <iguring  out  new  ways  of  opening  up  the  conversation  about  
innovation  to  all  Carolina  community  members.  One  of  the  <irst  ways  SACC  will  
disseminate  information  about  innovation  will  be  asking  the  Chancellor  to  speak  about  
the  topic  during  his  Open  House.  The  innovation  working  group  will  also  investigate  
other  ways  of  highlighting  how  innovation  is  already  a  part  of  Carolina  and  how  the  
future  of  innovation  will  impact  our  University.  

As  technology  increases  and  the  University’s  global  presence  becomes  more  important  
to  education,  it  is  especially  important  to  consider  the  experiences  of  the  international  
population  that  is  right  at  our  doorstep.  International  students  that  attend  Carolina  
have  a  variety  of  services  provided  for  them,  but  SACC  has  identi<ied  it  as  a  group  of  
students  that  likely  need  more  support  than  they  are  given.  One  member  of  SACC  is  also  
involved  with  the  Housing  Advisory  Board,  and  the  issue  of  international  student  
housing  was  raised  in  a  meeting.  The  situation  of  transfer  students,  minority  students,  
and  low-­‐income  students  are  popular  topics,  but  international  student  seem  to  have  
slipped  through  some  cracks.  The  working  group  concerned  with  international  students  
is  investigating  what  services  (such  as  CTOPS  sessions,  housing,  etc.)  are  provided  to  
these  students  and  what  gaps  exist.  SACC  strives  to  make  UNC  known  world-­‐wide  as  a  
university  that  welcomes  and  values  international  students,  so  this  working  group  is  
especially  important.  

Lastly,  the  topic  of  graduate  student  affairs  is  always  at  the  forefront  of  SACC’s  agenda.  
This  year,  committee  members  are  working  on  making  UNC  more  family  friendly.  SACC  
will  be  holding  focus  groups  for  graduates  students  to  talk  about  issues  such  as  
childcare,  health  care,  and  other  topics  that  are  particularly  important  for  students  with  
families.  Hopefully,  the  results  of  these  focus  groups  will  give  SACC  some  concrete  
actions  step  that  can  be  taken  to  improve  the  family-­‐friendly  climate  for  faculty  and  
students  alike.  An  equally  important  graduate  student  issue  is  the  sexual  harassment  
policy  on  campus.  Focus  groups  will  also  be  held  about  how  graduate  students  feel  
about  the  current  state  of  sexual  harassment  policy  and  how  it  can  be  improved.

Even  as  SACC  works  on  the  topics  that  committee  members  have  identi<ied,  SACC  also  
wants  to  be  open  to  hearing  from  other  groups  across  campus.  Ideally,  SACC  will  be  able  
to  expand  its  presence  on  campus  so  that  student  groups  will  come  to  SACC  with  idea  
proposals  to  be  taken  to  the  Chancellor.  One  of  Holly’s  Executive  Assistants  is  in  charge  
of  contacting  campus  organizations  so  that  they  are  aware  that  SACC  is  a  resource  to  
them.  SACC  recognizes  that  working  in  conjunction  with  other  student  organizations  
will  ultimately  make  the  committee  much  more  effective  than  it  could  be  individually.        

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Retention Working Group

Beginning  during  the  Jones  Administration,  the  University  assembled  a  group  of  
representatives  from  different  departments  across  campus  to  compose  an  updated  
retention  study.  Holly  replaced  Jasmin  as  the  student  representative  on  the  committee.  
The  Retention  Working  Group  has  convened  three  times  this  semester  and  presented  
the  draft  report  of  their  study  to  the  Enrollment  Policy  Advisory  Committee  on  October  
29,  2010.  

The  previous  retention  study  compiled  in  2004  is  being  updated  to  include  new  
information  about  the  University’s  retention  efforts  and  statistics.  After  introducing  
new  academic  probation  policies  and  initiatives  such  as  the  Carolina  Covent  Scholars  
program,  retention  data  has  shifted,  mostly  in  a  positive  way.  The  information  in  the  
report  documents  up  to  the  2007  cohort,  chronicling  classes  of  students  who  have  
graduated  and  are  about  to  graduate.  The  <inal  draft  of  the  retention  study  should  be  
available  later  this  academic  year  and  will  be  used  to  guide  future  discussions  about  
how  to  improve  graduation  rates  and  retention.    

Miscellaneous
Various  noteworthy  events  have  occurred  during  the  Medlin  Administration  that  
deserve  mention.  First,  this  year  a  Desegregation  Celebration  Dinner  occurred  in  
September  as  a  part  of  an  entire  weekend  celebration  to  honor  the  <irst  three  African-­‐
American  students  to  attend  UNC.  Holly  was  able  to  attend  the  dinner  and  considered  it  
to  be  a  wonderful  gesture  to  communicate  how  important  diversity  it  to  the  Carolina  
community  while  also  emphasizing  the  challenges  that  still  exists.  The  Executive  Branch  
of  Student  Government  was  able  to  contribute  to  the  event  and  speak  with  the  three  
men  who  attended  UNC.  This  event  was  a  reminder  to  Student  Government  to  continue  
its  efforts  to  <ight  for  positive  change  both  within  and  beyond  the  Carolina  community.  
 
Also,  this  year  marks  another  year  that  Student  Government  has  collaborated  with  the  
town  of  Chapel  Hill  to  promote  Homegrown  Halloween.  This  initiative  has  been  
established  for  a  number  of  years,  and  the  Medlin  Administration  views  it  as  a  good  way  
to  encourage  safety  on  Halloween.  Student  Government  worked  with  Chapel  Hill  Transit  
to  have  Safe  Ride  running  on  Halloween  night  as  well  as  the  normal  safety  
transportation.  Also,  Hogan  communicated  with  surrounding  college  campuses,  
encouraging  them  to  celebrate  Halloween  with  their  own  student  bodies.  Holly  
participated  in  the  press  conference  put  on  by  the  town  that  alerted  the  general  public  
about  the  continued  efforts  of  Homegrown  Halloween.  

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The Officer’s Perspective
It’s  hard  to  believe  that  six  months  have  already  elapsed  in  of<ice.  Looking  back  
on  the  <irst  half  of  our  administration,  I  am  impressed  by  how  much  we  have  
accomplished  in  such  a  short  amount  of  time.  From  innovation,  to  tuition,  to  
campus  events,  there  is  never  a  lull  in  the  activities  of  Student  Government!  
Things  are  always  evolving  and  changing  for  the  betterment  of  Carolina  students,  
and  I  couldn’t  feel  more  blessed  to  be  a  part  of  the  group  of  students  who  are  
spurring  on  those  changes.

In  recent  history,  Student  Body  Vice  Presidents  have  been  mostly  concerned  with  
educational  policy  while  the  Student  Body  President  is  more  concerned  with  
larger,  event-­‐centered  initiatives.  This  year,  I  have  had  the  opportunity  to  be  
involved  in  many  educational  policy  discussions,  but  have  also  had  the  privilege  
of  collaborating  with  both  Paul  and  Hogan  on  these  conversations.  Having  three  
members  of  the  Executive  Branch  Of<icers  who  have  a  vested  interested  in  
educational  policy  makes  our  administration,  I  believe,  more  effective  and  
informed.  The  load  is  not  placed  on  one  person  but  is  instead  spread  out  so  as  to  
give  a  depth  of  knowledge  and  opinions.  

Personally,  the  change  from  a  co-­‐chair  position  to  that  of  Student  Body  Vice  
President  has  been  both  challenging  and  ful<illing.  As  a  co-­‐chair,  there  are  clearly  
outlined  goals  that  you  must  accomplish  in  one  year.  However,  my  new  position  is  
much  more  <luid,  requiring  me  to  constantly  be  evaluating  needs  and  <iguring  out  
ways  to  meet  those  needs.  Some  days,  my  <irst  job  is  to  attend  meetings  so  that  
students  are  always  represented  in  any  campus  discussions.  Other  days,  it  is  my  
job  to  conduct  research  on  relevant  issues  so  that  we  can  be  prepared  to  answer  
any  questions  that  are  asked  of  us.  Finally,  my  job  sometimes  requires  me  to  act  
as  a  connector  for  various  people  or  groups  on  campus.  Whatever  it  may  be,  the  
of<ice  of  the  Student  Body  Vice  President  is  one  that  handles  both  predictable  and  
unpredictable  events.    

Finally,  I  am  thankful  for  the  exceptional  quality  of  my  executive  assistants.  
Because  of  the  diversity  of  experience  they  bring,  I  feel  con<ident  in  their  abilities  
to  give  me  sound  advice  and  serve  as  student  representatives  in  my  place.  
Similarly,  I  have  seen  our  cabinet  members  do  an  outstanding  job  accomplishing  
their  goals.  They  are  dedicated  to  seeing  their  committee  succeed  and  are  full  of  
creative  ideas  that  bene<it  students.  I  am  sure  that  the  next  half  of  the  
administration  will  be  just  as  successful  as  the  <irst  because  of  the  efforts  of  every  
member  of  Student  Government.

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Student Body Treasurer

Dakota Williams
dakotaw@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities
The  Student  Body  Treasurer  serves  as  the  chief  <inance  of<icer  for  Student  Government.  
In  this  role,  Dakota  oversees  many  aspects  of  the  Student  Fee  process  and  is  responsible  
for  organizing  the  of<icial  treasurers  test.  

Student Fee Process


Dakota  worked  with  the  Student  Fee  Audit  Committee  (SFAC)  and  the  Student  Fee  
Advisory  Subcommittee  (SFAS)  to  review  each  of  the  fee  requests  for  the  2011-­‐2012  
<iscal  year  (FY11-­‐12).  

Education  of  the  fees  process  is  required  to  have  an  adequate  explanation  of  this  year’s  
happenings.  SFAC  is  a  constitutionally  established  committee  chaired  by  the  Student  
Body  Treasurer  (SBT).  The  committee  consists  of  <ifteen  voting  student  members,  
including  the  Student  Body  Vice  President,  the  Speaker  of  Congress,  the  Graduate  and  
Professional  Student  Federation  President,  the  Graduate  and  Professional  Student  
Federation  Treasurer,  four  appointments  by  the  Student  Body  President,  two  
appointments  by  the  Speaker  of  Congress,  and  three  appointments  by  the  Graduate  and  
Professional  Student  Federation  President.  The  committee  reviews  each  fee  increase  
and  votes  whether  fee  increase  is  justi<ied,  and  sends  those  recommendations  to  SFAS.

Next  in  the  process  is  the  Student  Fee  Advisory  Subcommittee,  a  joint  student-­‐
administrator  committee  that  reviews  the  fees  once  again.  The  makeup  of  SFAS  is  not  
dissimilar  from  SFAC.  SFAS  is  formally  chaired  by  the  Student  Body  President  and  the  
Provost,  but  the  co-­‐chair  roles  are  generally  deferred  to  the  Student  Body  Treasurer  and  
Associate  Vice-­‐Chancellor  for  Finance  and  Administration.  Committee  members,  then,  
include  the  Graduate  and  Professional  Student  Federation  President  and  Treasurer,  the  
Vice-­‐Chancellor  of  Student  Affairs,  the  Chair  of  the  Employee  Forum,  the  Chair  of  the  
Faculty  Council,  the  Assistant  Provost  for  Finance  and  the  Associate  Provost  of  
Scholarship  and  Financial  Aid,  and  the  Finance  Chair  of  Student  Congress  as  a  non-­‐
voting  member.  The  committee  generally  attempts  to  reach  decisions  by  consensus,  and  
sends  its  recommendations  to  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Taskforce.  

Jointly  chaired  by  the  Provost  and  the  Student  Body  President,  the  Tuition  and  Fee  
Advisory  Taskforce  is  the  next  step  in  the  process.  As  the  name  would  imply,  the  
primary  purpose  of  this  committee  is  to  jointly  consider  tuition  and  fees  and  to  make  a  
recommendation  to  the  Board  of  Trustees  on  what  action  would  be  taken.  The  Taskforce  
includes  the  Director  of  Scholarships  and  Student  Aid,  the  Director  of  Admissions,  GPSF  
President,  Student  Body  Vice  President,  multiple  Trustees,  and  a  few  other  members  of  
the  staff  and  faculty.  While  this  committee  has  the  penultimate  authority  over  student  
fees  next  to  the  Board  of  Trustees  itself,  it  does  not  spend  a  great  deal  of  time  
considering  fees,  instead  leaving  careful  consideration  to  SFAS.  
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Of  the  roughly  93  fees  that  Carolina  administers,  some  eighteen  fees  requested  
increases  for  FY11-­‐12,  totaling  $63.95,  or  a  3.5%  increase  to  the  total  fee  cost  of  
$1914.37.  Of  those  fees,  SFAS  immediately  decided  to  approve  all  fee  increases  beneath  
the  Higher  Education  Price  Index  (HEPI)  of  1.3%  for  the  year.  The  Athletic  and  the  
Graduate  Application  fees  were  both  approved  automatically  at  a  rate  of  a  1.3%  
increase,  or  a  $3.50  and  a  $1.00  increase,  respectively.  Similarly,  the  Graduate  Student  
Programming  fee  was  approved  for  a  1%  increase  of  $0.50  and  the  Orientation  and  
Graduate  fee  for  the  Bachelor’s  of  Science  in  Nursing  was  approved  for  a  1.3%  increase  
of  $0.30.

Yet  the  remainder  of  the  fee  increases  was  considered  individually  by  SFAC,  then  by  
SFAS.  After  passing  SFAS,  the  fees  were  recommended  to  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  
Taskforce  (TFAT),  who  accepted  the  recommendations  of  the  Subcommittee  as  of  29  
October.

The  results  of  the  fee  process  are  as  follows.  Please  see  the  next  section  of  the  overall  
report  for  detail  on  the  Student  Organization  fee.  

The  Education  and  Technology  fee  did  not  request  an  increase,  but  it  did  present  an  
interesting  dilemma  for  SFAC.  The  fee  has  in  the  past  been  pro-­‐rated  for  graduate  
students  writing  dissertations  but  taking  no  classes.  However,  beginning  in  FY10-­‐11,  the  
E&T  fee  was  charged  at  a  <lat  rate  for  all  students,  including  dissertating  graduate  
students.  Alex  Mills,  the  Speaker  Pro  Tempore  of  Student  Congress,  expressed  ample  
concern  for  the  issues,  and  is  planning  to  work  with  Dakota  in  the  spring  semester  to  
discuss  the  implications  of  such  a  policy.  However,  SFAC  deemed  that,  due  to  time  
constraints,  it  would  be  more  appropriate  to  work  on  other  fee  increases  until  audits  
began  in  the  spring.

The  Student  Health  Fee  increase  was  originally  proposed  to  be  $21.00,  a  5.0%  increase  
to  the  $421.00  fee.  Much  of  the  increase  was  intended  to  cover  gaps  in  the  $14.5  million  
Campus  Health  budget,  but  $1.4  million  of  that  budget  was  designated  to  initiate  the  
construction  of  the  new  student  health  building  meant  to  replace  the  James  A.  Taylor  
Building.  SFAC,  however,  did  not  believe  that  a  new  capital  projects  fee  was  appropriate  
for  the  economic  climate,  and  failed  the  initial  request  of  a  $21.00  increase  by  a  vote  of  0  
to  7,  with  2  abstaining.  Several  days  later,  Campus  Health  presented  to  SFAS,  but  
reduced  their  request  amount  to  an  $8.00  increase,  a  mere  1.9%  increase  in  the  overall  
fee  amount.  SFAS  requested  that  Student  Health  return  to  SFAC,  which  approved  the  
$8.00  increase  unanimously.  SFAS  also  approved  the  $8.00  fee  increase  by  consensus.

The  Student  Legal  Services  fee  requested  a  $0.20  increase  to  the  $13.85  fee,  a  modest  
1.4%  increase  overall.  SFAC  approved  the  fee  unanimously  with  thirteen  members  
present.  SFAS  also  reached  a  quick  consensus  approving  the  fee  increase.

The  Campus  Recreation  fee  requested  a  $4.00  increase  to  the  $101.00  fee,  a  4%  increase  
overall.  FY11-­‐12  was  the  fourth  consecutive  year  in  which  Campus  Recreation  had  
requested  an  exactly  $4.00  increase,  which  caused  some  suspicion  on  SFAC  as  to  the  
precision  of  the  request.  Further,  virtually  all  of  the  additional  revenue  generated  from  
the  fee  increase  went  directly  to  the  ending  fund  balance  for  the  account,  and  did  not  
impact  the  total  disbursements  for  the  year.  Nonetheless,  the  fee  was  passed  through  
SFAC  with  a  vote  of  6  to  3,  and  passed  SFAS  by  consensus.  

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The  Carolina  Union  Operating  fee  originally  requested  an  increase  of  $9.50  to  the  fee  of  
$131.80,  a  percentage  increase  of  7.2%.  Revenues  from  the  original  fee  amount  were  
intended  to  pay  for  increasing  utility  costs,  salary  increases  for  students  and  staff,  and  
two  new  full-­‐time  positions  with  the  Union.  However,  the  Union  Board  of  Directors  
voted  against  hiring  two  new  individuals  and  voted  to  maintain  student  salaries  at  their  
current  levels,  reasoning  that  the  starting  wage  for  students  was  above  minimum  wage,  
and  raises  were  therefore  not  as  pressing.  As  a  result,  the  Union  roughly  halved  the  
increase  amount  to  $4.77,  a  3.6%  increase.  The  increase  was  requested  to  augment  the  
ending  fund  balance  of  the  Union  to  a  <iscally  sound  level  of  $342,000  from  $294,255.  
However,  the  additional  revenue  from  a  $4.77  increase  would  actually  augment  the  
ending  fund  balance  to  a  total  of  $399,306,  meaning  that  the  $4.77  allowed  for  an  
additional  $57,051  in  the  Union’s  fund  balance.  Nonetheless,  SFAC  approved  the  
increase  by  a  narrow  margin  of  7  to  5,  and  SFAS  approved  the  increase  unanimously.  

The  Recreation  Center  and  Union  Debt  fee  was  perhaps  the  most  remarkable  fee  for  
FY11-­‐12.  The  increase  of  $16.00  (a  19.8%  increase  to  an  $80.75  fee)  is  scheduled  to  pay  
for  a  $15  million  renovation  project  in  the  bottom  <loor  of  the  Student  Union,  and  will  be  
levied  for  some  30  years  after  its  passage.  After  a  presentation  outlining  planned  details  
of  the  renovations  from  Don  Luse,  Director  of  the  Union  and  Tony  Patterson,  Senior  
Associate  Director  of  the  Union,  SFAC  failed  the  proposal  in  a  3  to  8  vote.  The  fee  
continued  to  SFAS  with  the  recommendation  that  it  fail,  but  SFAS  passed  the  fee  
unanimously  on  the  condition  that  the  fee  be  put  to  a  binding  student  referendum.  Vice  
Chancellor  of  Student  Affairs  Winston  Crisp  also  assured  the  committee  that  he  would  
pull  the  referendum  from  the  ballot  in  February  if  SFAS  did  not  feel  that  the  student  
body  was  adequately  informed  on  the  renovations.  For  more  information  on  the  
renovation  project,  please  consult  Hogan’s  section  reviewing  the  Union  Renovations.  

The  Undergraduate  Application  fee  applied  for  a  $5  increase,  a  7.1%  increase  to  the  
$70.00  fee.  The  fee  was  approved  for  FY10-­‐11  for  a  $10  increase,  which  would  have  
brought  the  fee  to  a  total  of  $80.00,  the  highest  application  cost  among  UNC’s  peer  
institutions.  However,  President  Bowles  and  General  Administration  denied  all  
increases  in  application  fees  for  FY10-­‐11,  so  the  fee  remained  at  $70.00  for  FY10-­‐11.  
With  this  history,  the  Department  of  Admissions  applied  for  half  the  amount  in  the  
hopes  that  a  $5  increase  would  be  more  likely  to  pass  through  General  Administration.  
SFAC  approved  the  fee  with  a  vote  of  7  to  3  with  1  abstaining  (interestingly,  all  those  
opposed  were  graduate  student  members  of  SFAC).  SFAS  also  approved  the  fee,  
unanimously,  and  with  little  debate.  However,  when  the  fee  reached  TFAT,  the  Taskforce  
requested  that  SFAC  reconsider  a  $10  increase  on  the  application  fee.  The  request  
returned  to  SFAC,  which  failed  the  increase  in  a  2  to  4  with  1  abstaining.  Despite  this  
vote,  TFAT  approved  a  $10  increase  to  the  application  fee.  This  is  the  only  instance  in  
which  TFAT  overrode  the  recommendations  of  SFAC  and  SFAS.

The  law  school  requested  increases  in  two  different  fees  for  FY11-­‐12.  The  <irst  was  the  
general  application  fee  for  the  school,  which  requested  a  $5.00  increase,  a  7.1%  increase  
to  the  $70.00  fee.  SFAC  approved  the  fee  with  little  debate  in  a  11  to  0  vote,  and  SFAS  
approved  the  fee  increase  unanimously.

The  second  fee  requested  by  the  law  school  was  the  Law  Transfer  Out  fee,  a  new  fee  
altogether.  The  fee  justi<ication  included  covering  some  $4100  in  costs  associated  with  
students  exiting  the  law  school,  but  the  fee  was  also  meant  to  “encourage  
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thoughtfulness”  among  students  considering  transferring  out  of  the  law  school.  
Transferring  out  without  pressing  family  or  employment  issue  is  generally  frowned  
upon  in  law  schools,  and  the  transfer  fee  was  being  imposed,  at  least  in  part,  in  an  effort  
to  <iscally  deter  students  from  allowing  students  to  apply  to  other  law  schools.  SFAC  
passed  this  fee  in  a  10  to  0  vote  with  1  abstaining,  but  SFAS  showed  more  concern  for  
the  fee.  While  there  certainly  are  costs  associated  with  students  who  are  applying  to  
other  law  schools,  SFAS  did  not  feel  that  all  of  the  $40  was  planned  for  use  in  covering  
these  costs.  Ultimately,  SFAS  failed  the  Transfer  Out  fee  because  of  concerns  regarding  
the  <iscal  deterrence  aspect  of  the  fee.

The  School  of  Pharmacy  Application  fee  requested  a  $3.00  or  3.9%  increase  to  the  
$77.00  fee.  The  increase  passed  with  virtually  no  debate  in  a  6  to  1  vote  with  1  
abstaining,  and  a  consensus  in  SFAS.

The  School  of  Public  Health  Global  Health  Certi<icate  Application  fee,  the  Health  Policy  
Management  and  Community  Preparedness  and  Disaster  Management  Certi<icate  
Application  fee,  and  the  Health  Policy  Management  Orientation  fee  were  all  unusual  
fees.  Each  fee  has  been  collected  for  some  <ive  to  ten  years,  but  were  not  on  the  books  
with  the  Provost’s  of<ice.  As  such,  the  fees  were  required  to  go  through  the  fee  process,  
requesting  a  $77.00,  a  $75.00  and  a  $75.00  fee  respectively.  SFAC  passed  each  fee  in  a  10  
to  0  vote  with  1  abstaining,  and  SFAS  passed  each  fee  unanimously.

The  $143.50  University  Career  Services  Alumni  User  fee  was  reduced  by  100%,  citing  a  
lack  of  usage  among  alumni.  Needless  to  say,  the  fee  decrease  was  approved  
unanimously.

The  Incoming  Student  fees  for  First  Years  and  Transfer  students,  both  $49.00,  requested  
a  $1.00  increase.  SFAC  did  not  <ind  the  increase  to  be  necessary,  and  failed  the  increase  
in  a  1  to  7  vote,  with  1  abstaining.  SFAS,  however,  reversed  the  decision,  and  approved  
the  increase.

The  Social  Work  Jump  Start  fee  was  subject  to  some  confusion,  but  was  ultimately  
resolved.  The  fee  applied  for  a  3%  fee  increase  of  $1.50  on  their  $50.00  fee,  an  
in<lationary  increase.  However,  the  actual  in<lationary  rate  was  1.3%,  and  the  requesting  
department  adjusted  their  increase  request  down  to  an  increase  of  $0.65.  This  increase  
was  passed  through  SFAC  and  SFAS  unanimously.

The  School  of  Public  Health  Career  Services  fee  was  a  new  fee  proposed  to  provide  
career  services  to  the  school  of  health  that  the  general  University  Career  Services  did  
not  provide.  The  fee  was  requested  to  be  $80.00,  and  would  have  been  used  to  fund  a  
staff  person  and  two  student  assistants.  Fundamentally,  though,  this  was  a  cost  shift  
from  state-­‐funded  positions  to  student-­‐fee  funded  positions.  SFAC  approved  the  fee  in  a  
9  to  0  vote,  but  SFAS  overruled  the  decision  unanimously,  expressing  the  
aforementioned  concern  in  shifting  funds.

As  of  29  October,  TFAT  had  approved  $32.67  in  fee  increases  for  FY11-­‐12,  with  a  $16.00  
increase  for  the  Union  renovations  pending  a  student  referendum  to  take  place  in  
February.  This  represents  a  reduction  in  student  fee  increases  of  $15.28  as  mandated,  or  
$31.28  if  the  referendum  for  the  renovations  fails  in  February.  This  is  a  savings  of  
$435,480  for  the  student  body  to  date,  with  a  potential  to  save  an  additional  $456,000  
pending  the  renovations  referendum,  totaling  a  potential  $891,480.
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Student Activity Fee
The  Student  Activity  Fee  (SAF)  is  a  fee  currently  levied  at  $39.00  to  help  support  various  
aspects  of  student  life  at  Carolina.  The  fee  is  collected  by  Congress,  which  in  turn  
allocates  the  funds  back  out  to  the  constitutionally  funded  CUAB,  GPSF,  STV,  and  WXYC.  
Student  Congress  is  charged  with  allocating  the  remainder  of  the  fee  to  University  
Recognized  Student  Organizations  (URSOs)  requesting  funds  through  the  annual  and  
subsequent  appropriations  processes.  The  fee  funds  a  wide  variety  of  activities,  
including  cultural  programs,  <ilms,  concerts,  speakers,  publications  and  more.

CUAB,  GPSF,  STV  and  WXYC  are  each  doing  very  well  <inancially,  and  do  not  need  a  fee  
increase;  however,  the  need  for  Congress  is  incredibly  high.  Last  year  during  annual  
appropriations,  the  91st  Congress  received  some  $900,000  in  requests,  but  only  had  
$350,000  to  allocate,  meaning  that,  on  average,  any  given  student  group  only  received  
38%  of  their  request.  The  number  of  URSOs,  and  the  amount  of  their  requests,  is  
steadily  increasing.

Even  with  such  great  demand  on  the  revenues  received  from  the  Student  Activities  Fee,  
the  fee  has  not  been  increased  since  2003.  Last  year,  the  Jennings  Carpenter,  the  Student  
Body  Treasurer,  submitted  a  request  to  increase  the  fee  $6.00  in  order  to  make  up  for  
lost  ground  due  to  in<lation.  However,  the  $6.00  failed  a  student  referendum  with  4,884  
against  and  2,847  for.  This  year,  Dakota  decided  to  halve  the  requested  amount  in  an  
effort  to  guarantee  more  funds  for  Congress’s  future  allocation.  

In  SFAC,  this  fee  was  quite  contentious,  mainly  because  the  increase  does  not  go  entirely  
to  Congress.  For  both  graduate  and  undergraduate  students,  33%  of  the  amount  
collected  is  automatically  allocated  back  out  to  CUAB,  4%  is  allocated  back  out  to  WXYC,  
and  5%  is  allocated  out  to  STV.  For  graduate  students,  25%  of  the  fee  goes  to  GPSF.  The  
remaining  57.66%  of  the  fee  for  undergraduates  and  remaining  32.66%  for  graduates  
go  to  Student  Congress  for  allocation  to  URSOs  via  the  annual  and  subsequent  allocation  
processes.  Because  the  constitutionally  funded  groups  do  not  require  a  fee  increase  for  
their  operation,  SFAC  was  remarkably  torn  on  the  issue,  voting  6  to  6  on  whether  to  pass  
the  fee.  The  decision  ultimately  fell  on  the  chair,  who  voted  for  the  fee.  

The  fee  is  still  pending  a  student  referendum  to  be  decided  with  the  February  election.  

Organizational Treasurer Updates


A  signi<icant  portion  of  the  Student  Body  Treasurer’s  duties  pertain  to  the  certi<ication  
and  regulation  of  Organizational  Treasurers  (OTr,  pronounced  “otter”).  OTr  certi<ication  
is  required  for  the  treasurers  of  all  URSOs  requesting  Congressional  funds.  To  become  
and  OTr,  an  individual  must  pass  a  test  measuring  competency  of  Title  V  and  register  
with  the  SBT.  

This  year,  Dakota  has  made  strides  in  both  the  certi<ication  and  recording  of  OTrs.  
Dakota  spent  several  weeks  during  the  summer  re<ining  the  OTr  certi<ication  test  to  
accurately  re<lect  an  individual’s  knowledge  of  Title  V.  The  certi<ication  test  is  certainly  
harder,  but  Dakota  has  noticed  that  groups  submitting  requests  to  Congress  seem  to  be  
more  knowledgeable  and  well  thought  out  requests  than  those  at  this  point  in  the  91st  
Congress.  Further,  Dakota  has  published  the  OTr  database,  titled  the  OTr  Romp,  and  
available  on  the  Congress  website.  
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Generally,  the  OTr  certi<ication  expires  with  each  <iscal  year  (June  30th).  At  the  end  of  the  
previous  session  of  Congress,  a  new  law  was  passed  allowing  the  Student  Body  
Treasurer  to  recertify  individuals  who  had  previously  been  certi<ied.  Dakota  has  chosen  
to  use  this  power  with  great  reserve,  developing  a  policy  in  which  only  those  who  have  
extenuating  circumstance,  have  been  OTrs  for  two  or  more  years,  or  have  been  Finance  
Committee  members  are  automatically  recerti<ied.  

Finally,  Congress  has  recently  passed  legislation  stating  that  an  URSO’s  OTr  is  the  only  
person  permitted  to  submit  requests  to  the  Finance  Committee.  Historically,  Finance  has  
had  some  issue  with  individuals  other  than  OTrs  submitting  requests,  which  generally  
results  in  poorly  written  and  uninformed  requests.  With  the  recent  passage  of  the  bill  
specifying  who  should  submit  requests,  though,  this  problem  has  more  or  less  been  
resolved.

Legislative Priorities
Only  two  members  of  the  executive  branch  are  allowed  to  submit  legislation  to  Student  
Congress:  the  Student  Body  President  and  the  Student  Body  Treasurer.  Generally,  the  
SBP  exercises  this  power  very  infrequently,  and  the  SBT  exercises  this  power  only  as  it  is  
applicable  to  <inance  requests  and  <inance  law.  This  year,  however,  both  Hogan  and  
Dakota  worked  on  legislation  pertaining  to  the  con<lict  of  interest  clause  within  the  
Student  Code.  Title  IV,  Section  208  disallowed  “senior  members”  of  the  executive  branch  
from  serving  in  Honor  Court.  Taylor  Mercado  and  Jagir  Patel  have  served  most  of  the  
year  as  vice-­‐chairs  on  cabinet  committees,  a  position  which  was  not  included  as  a  senior  
member  in  Section  208,  but  to  which  Congress  had  some  objection.  

Unfortunately,  Congress,  in  expressing  their  concern,  acted  illegally  by  passing  a  
resolution  requiring  for  both  Taylor  and  Jagir  to  appear  before  Congress’s  Ethics  
Committee  to  be  approved.  Dakota  and  Hogan  both  had  multiple  objections  to  this,  both  
on  practical  and  legal  grounds.  Ultimately,  Dakota  and  Hogan  coauthored  a  piece  of  
legislation  striking  the  con<lict  of  interest  clause  for  Honor  Court  with  all  members  of  all  
three  branches  of  student  government.  That  legislation  is  now  in  effect,  and  Jagir  and  
Taylor  are  serving  as  full  co-­‐chairs  of  their  respective  committees.  

Dakota  has  also  been  working  with  Assistant  Student  Body  Treasurer  (ASBT)  Kevin  
Kimball  to  provide  much-­‐needed  revisions  to  Title  V.  The  student  fee  process  has  taken  
a  great  deal  of  Dakota’s  time  to  this  point,  but  now  that  the  process  is  essentially  
completed,  Dakota  will  be  spending  a  great  deal  of  time  working  to  complete  these  
revisions.  He  hopes  to  have  them  completed  and  submitted  to  Congress  over  the  winter  
holidays.  

Student Congress Interactions


Dakota  serves  as  an  ex-­‐of<icio  member  on  the  Finance  Committee  of  Student  Congress  
and,  as  such,  reviews  submissions  for  the  subsequent  appropriations  process.  So  far  this  
semester,  Congress  has  allocated  some  $45,000  to  student  groups  for  a  host  of  cultural,  
dance,  and  publication-­‐related  activities.  Similarly  to  his  involvement  with  SSC,  Dakota  
serves  only  in  an  executive,  <inancial  advisor  role.

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Safety and Security Committee
Dakota  began  his  term  as  an  ex-­‐of<icio,  non-­‐voting  member  of  the  Safety  and  Security  
Committee  this  fall.  Dakota  serves  primarily  as  a  <inancial  advisor,  reporting  the  
remaining  balance  on  the  account  to  the  committee  and  executing  any  allocations  the  
committee  makes  to  special  projects.  The  committee  has  only  just  begun  allocating  fees,  
and  disbursing  those  funds  will  be  the  remainder  of  Dakota’s  involvement  with  the  SSC  
in  the  upcoming  months.

Officer Perspective
My  involvement  with  Student  Government  in  the  past  two  years  has  been  
overwhelmingly  with  Student  Congress.  The  shift  to  the  Executive  Branch  was,  
admittedly,  something  of  a  culture  shock  for  me  –  the  two  branches  work  on  incredibly  
different  issues  for  students,  both  of  which  are  important,  but  both  of  which  could  not  
be  more  different  from  one  another.  As  SBT,  I  am  very  much  a  member  of  the  Executive  
Branch  that  I’ve  grown  to  enjoy  so  much,  but  I  also  retain  a  fair  amount  of  involvement  
in  Student  Congress.  Of  all  of  the  many  student  government  positions,  SBT  straddles  the  
worlds  of  Congress  and  the  Executive  Branch  the  most  and,  as  such,  has  been  an  
incredibly  good  <it  for  me.

So  far  as  I  understand  it,  my  role  as  treasurer  has  been  very  different  from  the  job  that  
most  SBTs  have  performed.  Each  of  my  predecessors  performed  their  duties  admirably,  
but  each  of  the  treasurers  in  the  known  past  has  performed  a  different  job.  The  title  of  
“treasurer”  carries  with  it  connotations  of  balancing  budgets  and  disbursing  funds,  both  
of  which  are  important  aspects  of  my  job;  however,  the  job  as  I  have  approached  it  this  
year  places  a  great  deal  more  emphasis  on  the  input  I  am  able  to  give  to  the  student  fee  
process.  I  view  myself  less  as  an  accountant,  but  more  of  as  an  advocate  for  students  in  
matters  related  to  <iscal  policy.  Saving  students  money  in  whatever  way  I  can  is,  
fundamentally,  why  I  took  the  job  and  is  something  I  will  continue  to  work  to  do  
throughout  the  remainder  of  the  year.

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Student Body Secretary
Ian Lee
Ian_Lee@unc.edu

Position Description:  
The  Student  Body  Secretary  is  charged  with  overseeing  all  public  relations  and  
marketing  efforts  of  the  Executive  Branch.  In  this  role  the  Student  Body  Secretary  serves  
as  the  chief  contact  for  students,  oversees  the  Executive  Branch  website,  produces  the  
Executive  Branch’s  two  main  reports  (October  Report  and  March  Report)  and  solicits  
feedback  from  the  student  body  on  key  policy  issues.  In  addition  to  these  
responsibilities,  the  Student  Body  Secretary  is  charged  with  updating  the  student  code  
and  keeping  minutes  for  cabinet  and  executive  board  meetings.

Executive Assistants: “Lee’s Liaisons”


The  Student  Body  Secretary  is  very  lucky  to  have  a  team  of  dedicated  and  hard  working  
individuals  who  make  things  happen.  Dubbed,  Lee’s  Liaisons  the  Of<ice  of  the  Student  
Body  Secretary  is  made  up  of  Sam  Ellis,  Jonathan  Herrera,  Beth  Lawrence,  and  Lucas  
Wood.  Each  of  these  individuals  oversees  particular  aspects  of  the  of<ice  and  are  
working  to  change  the  face  of  Student  Government  at  UNC-­‐CH.  

Student Feedback/Resources
Since  coming  into  of<ice,  Ian  has  worked  to  increase  the  role  of  student  feedback  in  
Student  Government  decisions.  In  the  Jones’  Administration,  Ian  showed  that  it  is  
possible  to  gather  student  feedback  on  large  and  pressing  concerns  and  utilize  that  data  
improve  Student  Government’s  decision  making  processes  and  Ian  has  continued  to  
utilize  student  feedback  to  this  effect  in  the  Medlin  Administration.  

One  way  that  Ian  has  attempted  to  incorporate  student  feedback  into  University  and  
Student  Government  action  is  through  the  “Have  Your  Say”  program  which  chooses  a  
critical  topic  of  student  concern  each  month  and  asks  students  to  quickly  become  a  part  
of  the  discussion.  So  far  the  program  has  focused  primarily  on  programs  or  initiatives  
that  students  support  <inancially  but  the  program  is  not  limited  to  this  type  of  content.  
Topics  that  have  been  introduced  or  considered  so  far  include  awareness  of  WXYC  and  
Halloween  Safety.  In  the  coming  months  the  program  will  feature  surveys  on  Tuition  &  
Fees,  Carolina  Basketball  Prospects,  Student  Government,  and  Innovation@Carolina.  So  
far  feedback  from  this  process  has  been  very  positive  and  Ian  looks  forward  to  
continuing  this  project.

In  the  coming  months,  Ian  will  be  launching  a  more  in  depth  initiative  in  conjunction  
with  “Have  Your  Say”  so  that  Student  Government  is  better  able  to  understand  the  
opinions  and  desires  of  students  beyond  facts  and  <igures.  The  program  will  allow  
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selected  students  the  opportunity  to  both  communicate,  meet,  and  discuss  their  feelings  
of  student  government  directly  to  its  leaders  and  will  hopefully  help  Student  
Government  connect  more  deeply  with  students  who  may  not  otherwise  be  involved.  
Launching  Nov  15th,  the  program  seeks  to  reach  out  to  800  students  by  the  end  of  the  
Medlin  Administration  in  April.  

In  addition  to  soliciting  student  feedback,  Ian  has  focused  a  great  deal  of  attention  on  
improving  the  types  resources  Student  Government  provides  for  students.  Currently,  
Student  Government  puts  on  a  lot  of  in-­‐house  events  and  policy  initiatives  designed  to  
enhance  or  improve  the  student  experience  but,  at  least  the  Executive  Branch,  does  little  
to  aid  students  in  their  own  personal  pursuits  in  college.  To  change  this,  the  Of<ice  of  the  
Student  Body  Secretary  is  creating  a  series  of  publications  designed  to  help  students  
achieve  their  own  dreams  and  desires.  Topics  of  publications  currently  under  
development  including  Event  Marketing  and  Media  Publicity  (Titled,  Check  that  Out),  
Understanding  the  Student  Election  Process  (Titled,  So  You  Wanna  Run  for  SBP),  and  
Finding  your  place  at  Carolina.    It  is  Ian’s  hope  that  these  publications  will  serve  as  a  
foundation  for  an  on-­‐going  program  that  will  continue  to  create  and  update  similar  
publications  for  future  students.  The  Carolina  Broadcasting  Team  will  also  be  creating  
an  accompanying  series  of  videos  designed  at  helping  students  better  manage  their  time  
in  college.  

Student Multimedia:
Since  coming  into  of<ice  in  April,  Ian  has  worked  closely  on  improving  Student  
Government’s  ability  to  create  quality  multimedia  to  connect  with  students.  These  
efforts  have  led  to  the  creation  of  a  new  video  program,  an  in-­‐house  multimedia  
production  team,  and  numerous  new  social-­‐media  distribution  channels  by  which  
Student  Government  can  connect  with  and  provide  value  to  students.  

Carolina Broadcast Team

At  the  start  of  the  fall  semester,  Ian  appointed  Beth  Lawrence  to  head  up  the  creation  of  
a  team  of  skillful  students  charged  with  creating  promotional  and  helpful  multimedia  
for  the  Executive  Branch.  Designed  to  serve  as  Student  Government’s  in-­‐house  
production  team,  the  Carolina  Broadcast  Team  will  create  high  quality  videos  designed  
to  enhance  the  experience  at  Carolina.    Thanks  to  an  agreement  with  the  
Communications  Department  students  involved  with  the  Carolina  Broadcast  Team  will  
receive  three  hours  of  independent  student  credit  per  semester  of  involvement.  For  
more  information  on  the  Carolina  Broadcast  Team  please  see  Beth  Lawrence’s  section  of  
the  the  Student  Body  Secretary  Report  below.  

Carolina Week Presidential Updates

Over  the  summer,  Ian  reached  out  to  the  School  of  Journalism’s  Carolina  Week  and  
Carolina  Connect  programs  and  Student  Television  (STV)  about  establishing  a  

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partnership  to  create  a  new  short  student  news  program  focused  on  pressing  and  
important  issues.

With  the  help  of  the  Journalism  School  and  the  producers  at  Carolina  Week,  Student  
Government  has  secured  a  5  minute  biweekly  section  of  the  Carolina  Week  broadcast  
dedicated  to  student  news  and  opinion.  A  production  schedule  for  this  new  series  has  
been  determined  and  taping  will  begin  on  Nov  1st.    

Weekly Update Short Television Series

In  addition  to  the  program  on  Carolina  Week,  the  Of<ice  of  the  Secretary  is  working  with  
Student  Television  and  the  Outreach  Committee  of  Student  Government  to  create  an  
additional  video  outlet  for  student  organizations  and  groups  to  get  their  message  out  to  
students.  

Ian  and  Beth  have  been  working  closely  with  Kelsey  Noonan,  the  STV  Station  Manager,  
and  Clay  Vickers  to  develop  a  short  segment  series  that  would  run  on  STV  and  the  Union  
Lobby  screens.  So  far,  development  of  this  proposal  has  been  slow  but  it  appears  the  
series  could  be  <inalized  and  running  as  early  as  January.  Ian  will  continue  to  work  
closely  with  this  group  to  see  this  news  program  come  to  fruition.  

The Student Body President Show on WXYC


Ian  has  worked  with  Matt  Berginski  at  WXYC  to  continue  the  Student  Body  President  
Show.  This  bi-­‐weekly  talk  show  focuses  on  in-­‐depth  discussion  of  pressing  student  
issues  and  government  initiatives  such  as  tuition,  Halloween  safety,  and  getting  involved  
on  campus.    Podcasts  of  the  show  are  available  on  the  Student  Government  website  
under  the  “Multimedia”  tab  along  with  a  listing  of  show  guests.

SafeWalk
SafeWalk,  the  late  night  safety  service  started  out  of  the  Of<ice  of  the  Secretary  in  
January,  is  entering  its  second  semester  and  Ian  has  been  working  closely  with  Christina  
Lynch  and  Calvin  Lewis  to  ensure  that  this  program  remains  successful.  

In  his  role  as  Secretary,  Ian  remains  a  critical  component  of  the  SafeWalk  organization  
and  advises  both  Christina  and  Calvin  on  operational  and  public  relation  matters  and  is  
a  member  of  the  SafeWalk  Advisory  Board.  In  September  Ian  served  as  part  of  the  
interview  team  that  oversaw  the  recruitment  of  new  SafeWalk  employees.  In  addition,  
due  to  unexpected  personnel  changes,  Ian  volunteered  to  rejoin  the  SafeWalk  employee  
team  and  cover  several  shifts  in  September  and  October.  This  allowed  Ian  the  
opportunity  to  reassess  the  program  from  an  internal  perspective  and  judge  public  
perception  of  the  program.  

In  the  coming  months,  Ian  will  be  working  closely  with  the  SafeWalk  Advisory  Team,  the  
Student  Safety  and  Security  Committee,  and  Calvin  to  commence  a  one-­‐year  evaluation  

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of  the  SafeWalk  program  and  develop  a  two-­‐year  roadmap  for  the  future  of  SafeWalk.  A  
critical  part  of  this  review  and  subsequent  discussion  will  be  securing  permanent  
funding  for  SafeWalk  and  continuing  the  process  towards  independence  from  Student  
Government.

Ian  and  Christina  are  also  currently  investigating  the  possibility  of  SafeWalk  partnering  
with  local  taxi  services  to  provide  late  night  transportation  for  off-­‐campus  students  at  a  
<lat  rate.  This  investigation  is  only  at  the  preliminary  stages  but  responses  from  both  
students  and  taxi  services  have  shown  promise.  

New Design Standards & Identity


Over  the  summer,  Ian  developed  a  new  branding  identity  for  Student  Government  that  
included  a  new  logo  and  design  standards.  Previous  to  this,  the  Executive  Branch  of  
Student  Government  had  used  a  variety  of  design  standards  (  most  notably  the  
University  seal)  and  logos  to  represent  itself  publicly  causing  some  to  become  confused  
as  to  Student  Governments  relationship  with  the  University  administration.  

Frustrated  by  the  lack  of  action  on  this  issue,  which  Ian  believed  was  hindering  Student  
Government’s  ability  to  properly  establish  itself,  and  the  discovery  that  Student  
Government  had  recently  used  the  slogan  “We  do  the  Students  Good”,  Ian  began  
working  on  a  new  branding  identity.  This  identity  was  to  be  “distinctly  Carolina,  entirely  
for  the  students,  and  rooted  in  our  community”  so  as  to  represent  the  mission,  make  up,  
and  rich  history  of  Student  Government.  After  gathering  over  100  sample  logos  from  
student  government  associations  at  other  universities  and  colleges,  Ian  created  a  draft  
low  resolution  logo  which  was  presented  to  the  Executive  Board  for  approval.  Following  
review  in  late  June,  the  new  logo  was  approved  and  incorporated  into  the  website  
redevelopment  and  social  media  goals  that  were  being  worked  on.  

The  <irst  public  application  of  the  new  design  was  on  the  new  UNC  Student  Government  
Facebook  fan  page  in  which  it  was  featured  in  the  pro<ile  picture  section.  In  the  
following  months  it  was  used  repeatedly  on  various  promotional  materials  and  
recruitment  applications  at  both  the  Student  Government  open  house  and  other  
welcome  events.  

The  new  identity  was  designed  to  be  adaptable  to  all  three  branches  of  Student  
Government  and  to  jumpstart  the  creation  of  a  lasting  brand  by  which  students  could  
recognize  Student  Government  sponsored  events  and  activities.  To  this  end  the  design  is  
<lexible,  fun,  but  respectful  of  the  organization’s  purpose.  While  applicable  to  all  three  
branches  of  Student  Government  the  logo  has  only  been  actively  adopted  by  the  
Executive  Branch  but  will  hopefully  be  prominently  featured  in  the  new  Student  
Government  web  portal  that  is  due  to  go  live  later  in  the  year.  A  more  permanent  high  
resolution  of  the  logo  still  needs  to  be  created  but  discussions  with  design  services  and  
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the  Student  Government  Public  Relations  team  over  price  and  completion  timelines  are  
still  ongoing.    

Updated Student Government Website


Over  the  summer,  Ian  led  an  effort  to  update  the  existing  Executive  Branch  website  and  
begin  steps  to  replace  the  current  Joomla  template  design.  In  this  process,  Ian  created  
new  banner  designs  for  the  home  page,  created  and  altered  pages  to  <it  the  new  
administration,  and  started  a  new  online  digital  archive  for  past  administrations.  

Ian  also  worked  closely  with  Lucas  Wood,  Max  Beckman-­‐Harned,  and  employees  at  both  
ITS  and  the  IT  Division  of  Student  Affairs  to  investigate  possible  alternative  platforms  
for  the  Student  Government  webpage  that  would  be  more  user  friendly,  aesthetically  
pleasing,  and  organized.  Solutions  considered  included  WordPress,  SGIMS,  Joomla,  and  
HTML.  Designs  for  the  new  website  were  drafted  by  Ian  and  presented  for  review  on  the  
Student  Government  facebook  fan  page  but  a  lack  of  funding  and  access  to  technical  
skills  dramatically  slowed  down  the  process.  In  the  coming  months,  Ian  will  continue  to  
look  for  funding  sources  and  interested  students  but  until  then  this  project  has  been  put  
on  hold.  

Carolina Look

Ian  is  currently  working  with  Student  Affairs,  Lucas  Wood,  and  a  team  of  students  to  
develop  a  monthly  newsletter  covering  various  aspects  on  campus.  The  idea  being  that  
this  newsletter  would  help  to  centralize  the  current  overuse  of  announcements  through  
campus  email  and  serve  as  a  signal  trusted  resource  for  students,  keeping  them  up  to  
date  on  the  critical  issues.

This  summer,  Ian  began  investigating  possible  technical  systems  that  could  handle  the  
proposed  <lexible  nature  of  the  Carolina  Look.  Ian  spoke  with  of<icials  at  the  Town  of  
Chapel  Hill  about  their  <lexible  email  newsletter  system  but  found  it  did  not  <it  the  needs  
of  the  Carolina  Look.  In  addition,  Ian  contacted  Brian  Payst  at  Student  Affairs  about  
possible  resources  available  but  was  unsuccessful  at  <inding  a  solution.  Money  and  a  
lack  of  technical  expertise  are  the  biggest  hurdles  facing  the  Carolina  Look  at  this  time  
because  cheaper  solutions  do  not  offer  the  innovative  features  required  to  differentiate  
the  Look  for  other  campus  newsletters.    Ian  is  still  looking  into  possible  solutions  and  
recently  met  with  Vice-­‐Chancellor  Crisp  about  possible  HTML  Email  design  help  that  
Student  Affairs  could  provide  through  their  Union  Design  Services  department.

Beyond  the  technical,  Ian  also  compiled  a  list  of  contacts  across  campus  that  could  
provide  content  for  the  Carolina  Look  covering  academics,  athletics,  intramural  sports,  
artistic  performances  on  campus,  speakers,  service  opportunities,  and  diversity.  A  group  

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of  students  was  organized  to  oversee  collection  of  event  data  but  are  currently  awaiting  
a  technical  solution  before  continuing.

Student Code and Congress Relations


This  year  the  Student  Body  Secretary  has  been  working  to  improve  in-­‐reach  within  the  
various  branches  of  Student  Government  but  results  continue  to  be  mixed.  Ian  has  been  
attending  Student  Congress’  full  and  committee  meetings  when  possible  and  has  built  
good  relationships  with  many  in  Congress  that  have  improved  communication  between  
our  two  branches.  Overall  relations  between  the  Executive  Branch  and  Student  Congress  
have  been  strained  by  questions  over  con<lict  of  interest  policies,  the  role  of  
congressional  oversight  and  inter-­‐branch  communication.  Ian  will  continue  to  work  
with  leaders  in  Student  Congress  to  improve  this  relationship  but  many  hurdles  remain.  

Media Relations: Outside UNC

Enews:  This  summer,  Ian  responded  to  an  interview  request  by  Eschoolnews.com  
regarding  Carolina’s  decision  to  move  to  an  online  only  billing  system.  In  this  interview,  
Ian  expressed  some  of  the  challenges  and  bene<its  to  this  switch  from  a  student  
perspective  and  helped  connect  Mr.  Carter  to  other  contacts  on  campus  for  further  
information.  This  interview  was  published  by  Eschoolnews  on  May  19th.

New York Times: Over  the  summer,  Ian  was  approached  by  Ron  Leiber  of  the  New  York  
Times  regarding  a  personal  <inance  column  he  was  producing  on  working  off  your  
college  education.  Mr.  Leiber  was  searching  for  a  UNC  student  that  was  working  their  
way  through  college  without  having  to  take  out  any  student  loans  or  grants.  As  the  best  
value  in  higher  education,  Mr.  Leiber  thought  he  may  be  able  to  <ind  such  a  student  at  
UNC  and  was  hoping  Ian  could  connect  him  with  such  a  student.  However,  Ian  was  
unable  to  do  so  due  in  part  to  summer  vacation  but  also  because  Carolina’s  generous  
<inancial  aid  system  does  not  usually  allows  students  in  such  situations  to  go  
unsupported  by  the  University  through  scholarships  or  grants.

News & Observer:  As  part  of  Student  Government’s  push  on  tuition  this  summer,  Ian  
and  Hogan  worked  closely  with  the  Raleigh  News  &  Observer  to  publish  a  op-­‐ed  column  
designed  to  raise  awareness  of  the  impact  budget  cuts  could  have  on  our  education  
system.  Ian  and  Hogan  then  drafted  a  column  which  was  approved  for  publishing  by  the  
News  &  Observer.  However,  the  <inal  tuition  plan  was  release  one  day  before  the  column  
was  scheduled  to  be  published  and  was  therefore  pulled.  You  can  read  the  column  in  the  
appendix.  

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Officer Perspective
The  role  of  the  Student  Body  Secretary  is  something  that  has  been  highly  ambiguous  
year  over  year  with  the  only  codi<ied  duty  (until  this  year)  being  to  update  and  maintain  
the  Student  Code.      Over  the  years,  the  position  has  developed  into  something  
resembling  a  Press  Secretary  with  the  Secretary  helping  to  craft  the  President’s  message  
and  working  with  media  outlets  and  students  to  disseminate  information  of  student  
concern  but  I  believe  it  can  be  something  much  greater.  

Student  Government  has  a  perception  problem  because  too  often  we  are  seen  
promoting  our  own  events,  our  own  initiatives,  and  our  own  desires  rather  than  helping  
students  with  things  they  care  about.  This  year,  I  have  tried  to  break  this  perception  by  
reaching  out  to  students  and  including  them  in  our  discussions  through  polling  and  
feedback  programs  but  more  must  be  done.  On  April  7,  I  took  an  oath  to  work  for  the  
betterment  of  the  students  at  this  University  and  that  oath  was  not  limited  simply  to  the  
students  interested  in  becoming  involved  with  Student  Government.  Student  
Government  should  work  for  you  and  you  should  know  it.  

My  goal  this  year  are  two  fold;  to  increase  student  awareness  of  the  initiatives  and  
policies  we  are  currently  doing  (such  as  saving  you  $900,000  in  student  fees)  while  
encourage  Student  Government  to  invest  more  in  programming  that  helps  students  
reach  their  own  goals  independent  of  student  government.  At  the  end  of  this  year,  I  
want  students  to  think  of  Student  Government  not  just  as  a  place  to  get  involved  and  
help  your  community  but  also  where  you  come  for  those  helpful  hints  that  make  your  
Carolina  Experience  better.  

The  Carolina  Broadcasting  Team  is  going  to  instrumental  in  this  push  and  I  am  
extremely  excited  to  have  them  be  a  new  part  of  the  Executive  Branch  this  year.  The  
videos  they  will  be  working  on  this  year  will  help  students  better  understand  what  it  is  
Student  Government  is  doing  while  creating  a  bank  of  helping  videos  for  students  that  
are  in  no  way  Student  Government  centered.  I  believe  that  initiatives  such  as  the  
Carolina  Broadcast  Team  and  Check  That  Out  publications  will  help  improve  student  
perceptions  of  their  government  and  have  a  positive  impact  on  students.  

While  this  year  has  certainly  been  a  challenge,  I  can  honestly  say  that  it  has  been  the  
most  formative  experience  of  my  college  career  and  I  come  into  the  suite  everyday  
excited  to  be  working  for  an  amazing  group  of  28,000  students.  The  economy  and  lack  
of  technical  expertise  have  made  this  a  very  frustrating  job  at  times  but  I  am  proud  of  
what  this  administration  has  done  so  far  this  year  and  the  team  we  have  assembled.  If  
you  don’t  believe  me  stop  by  Union  2501  and  see  for  yourself!

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Chief of Staff
Monique Hardin
mhardin@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities:
Monique  serves  the  student  body  as  Chief  of  Staff  for  the  2010-­‐2011  Medlin  
Administration.  As  Chief  of  Staff,  Monique  works  to  ensure  the  platform  is  carried  out  
through  managing  Cabinet.  Monique  serves  as  a  resource  for  Cabinet  Co-­‐chairs  as  they  
plan,  organize,  and  carryout  activities  and  platform  tasks  throughout  the  year.  
Speci<ically,  she  organizes  and  leads  Cabinet  meetings  which  aide  not  only  cabinet  co-­‐
chairs  through  promoting  leadership  development,  but  also  serve  as  a  vehicle  for  
student  voice  where  by  administrators  are  invited  to  discuss  issues  of  major  concern  for  
cabinet  feedback.  The  sections  below  will  provide  a  more  in-­‐depth  overview  of  her  role.

Day-to-Day Activities:
Monique  is  available  to  meet  with  Co-­‐chairs  daily  via  email,  over  the  phone,  or  in  person  
while  communicating  the  openness  of  her  of<ice  to  co-­‐chairs  as  an  additional  resource  
when  completing  their  work.  Monique  also  attends  committee  meetings  and  committee  
events  as  an  active  participant,  helping  Co-­‐chairs  with  set  up  as  needed.  In  addition,  
Monique  invites  speakers  to  cabinet  who  would  like  to  gather  student  input  on  different  
issues  on  campus.  

This  year,  Monique  has  adopted  a  particular  organization  structure  when  carrying  out  
the  role  of  Chief  of  Staff.  She  works  diligently  with  her  three  Executive  Assistants  
(Lauren  Cutshaw,  Tieshia  Bell,  and  Cierra  Hinton)  to  ensure  that  she  carries  out  her  role  
to  best  meet  the  needs  of  the  Cabinet  Co-­‐chairs.  The  primary  roles  of  her  Executive  
Assistants  are  listed  below:

-­Lauren  Cutshaw:    Lauren's  role  as  Executive  Assistants  center  around  administrative  
processes.  Lauren's  responsibilities  include  managing  the  Chief  of  Staff  account,  
ensuring  that  emails  are  sent  to  proper  administration,  faculty,  and  students,  as  well  as  
interacting  with  Tieshia  to  ensure  that  committees  acquire  the  resources  necessary  for  
their  events  and  meetings.  She  maintains  correspondence  with  the  co-­‐chairs  of  the  
committees,  and  forward  emails  they  cannot  manage  to  Monique.  

-­Tieshia  Bell:  Tieshia’s  role  as  Executive  Assistant  primarily  pertains  to  reservation  and  
meeting  management  as  she  organizes  room  reservation  request  and  contacts  UNC  
Events  Planning  to  con<irm  room  schedules  for  Co-­‐chairs  within  Cabinet.  She  also  works  
to  organize  monthly  meetings  Monique  has  with  the  23  committees  in  Cabinet  through  
communicating  times  of  availability  for  Co-­‐Chairs  to  Monique.    In  addition  to  these  
roles,  she  also  ensures  that  the  boards  in  the  Suite  are  up-­‐to-­‐date  and  organized  to  
re<lect  the  accomplishments  of  the  committees.
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-­Cierra  Hinton:  Cierra’s  role  as  Executive  Assistant  focuses  on  “in  reach”  where  she  
works  with  all  branches  of  student  government  to  schedule  collective  trainings.  These  
trainings  include  Safe-­‐Zone,  Haven,  One  Act,  and  Education  Diversity  Trainings  through  
individual  departments  on  campus.  Cierra’s  progress  thus  far  in  this  area  is  described  in  
more  detail  below:

  This  year  we  have  also  focused  on  making  sure  that  everyone  in  Cabinet  is  Safe  Zone,  
  Safe  Haven,  and  Diversity  Education  trained.  These  trainings  are  very  important  in  
  ensuring  that  we  have  a  safe  and  better  Carolina,  and  the  hope  is  that  by  being  
  trained  ourselves  we  can  encourage  others  to  be  trained  as  well.  As  usual  scheduling  
  is  the  most  dif<icult  part  in  planning  these  trainings.  Everyone  is  very  busy  here  at  
  UNC,  but  we  have  also  recognized  the  importance  of  these  training  and  are  working  
  to  see  that  they  are  completed.  We  are  currently  in  the  process  of  scheduling  Safe  
  Zone  Training  with  Terri  Phoenix  and  Diversity  Education  training  with  Cookie  
  Newsome,  and  we  hope  to  have  Cabinet  members  trained  in  both  of  these  as  soon  as  
  possible.  We  have  spoke  with  Bob  Pleasants  about  Safe  Haven  training  and  are  
  looking  to  do  that  the  <irst  weekend  in  December.  Outside  of  training  Cabinet,  we  
  have  also  invited  Student  Congress  and  the  Honor  Court  to  participate  in  the  
  trainings  with  us.  With  the  participation  of  all  three  branches  in  these  trainings  we  
  can  show  the  importance  that  these  trainings  have  not  just  for  E-­‐Branch,  but  also  for  
  the  entirety  of  Student  Government.      

Recruitment and Selection:


In  mid  April,  Monique  began  recruiting  Co-­‐chairs  for  Cabinet  through  collecting  
applications  for  13  committees  and  10  special  projects.  In  total  there  were  47  positions  
available,  and  Monique  along  with  other  Executive  Branch  Of<icers  received  
approximately  100  applications.  Once  the  Co-­‐chairs  were  selected,  the  <irst  Cabinet  
meeting  was  held  April  18,  2010  with  the  incoming  2010-­‐2011  Cabinet  and  the  
outgoing  2009-­‐2010  Cabinet.  This  Cabinet  Meeting  served  as  a  transition  meeting  
which  provided  extra  guidance  and  assistance  to  the  incoming  Co-­‐chairs.  Additionally,  
Monique  conducted  “working”  meetings  with  all  committees  before  break.  These  
meetings  introduced  the  Co-­‐chairs  to  certain  platform  goals  which  pertained  to  their  
committee  in  particular.  Hogan  attended  many  of  these  meetings  alongside  Monique.  At  
the  end  of  the  meeting,  Monique  asked  Co-­‐chairs  to  de<ine  their  goals  collectively  as  a  
committee,  identify  resources  needed  to  complete  platform  goals,  and  create  timelines  
or  outlines  describing  their  work  over  the  summer  vacation.    

Once  the  school  year  began,  Co-­‐chairs  were  advised  to  begin  recruiting  students  as  
committee  members.  To  aid  Co-­‐chairs  with  this,  Monique  helped  organize  Open  House  
at  Rams  plaza.  Having  Open  House  at  Rams  Plaza  was  designed  to  reach  out  to  students  
during  dinner  hours.  Co-­‐chairs  designed  committee  boards  with  information  pertaining  
to  their  committee  in  hopes  that  students  would  apply  for  membership  on  Cabinet  
Committees.  Due  to  inclement  weather  towards  the  end  of  the  Open  House  event,  
Monique  also  organized  a  smaller  scale  second  Open  House  which  was  located  in  the  
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pit.  This  was  an  optional  event  that  Co-­‐chairs  could  opt  to  do  if  they  believed  their  
applicant  pool  was  too  small.  

Cabinet Retreat:
Cabinet  Retreat  was  held  on  August  30,  2010  in  the  Student  Union.  The  goal  for  retreat  
was  to  introduce  all  co-­‐chairs  to  each  other,  review  goals  individual  to  each  committee,  
and  stress  the  main  resources  and  school  policies  relevant  to  their  position.  All  
Executive  Branch  Of<icers  lead  many  mini  workshops  which  covered  topics  such  as  
“Basics  of  Planning  an  Event”,  “Reimbursement/Financial  Information”,  “Technology  in  
Student  Government”,  “Working  with  Administrators”,  etc.  Monique  tried  to  make  the  
day  more  interactive  through  including  ice  breakers  and  leadership  development  
activities  throughout  the  course  of  the  day.  At  the  end,  Co-­‐chairs  broke  up  into  
committees  and  were  able  to  gather  feedback  and  support  from  their  timelines  and  
plans  which  they  worked  on  throughout  the  summer  vacation.  Monique  also  discussed  
the  importance  of  committee  members  and  the  application  process  which  would  take  
place  to  recruit  students.  

Weekly Cabinet Meetings:


Cabinet  Meetings  are  generally  held  every  Sunday  at  5pm.  Monique  organizes  each  
meeting  and  drafts  agendas  for  these  meetings.  This  year,  Monique  has  encouraged  all  
Co-­‐chairs  to  attend  Cabinet  and  to  engage  in  the  conversations  highlighted  at  each  
meeting.  This  year,  Monique  has  invited  numerous  speakers  to  discuss  and  gain  
feedback  on  many  relevant  issues  facing  students  on  campus.  Co-­‐chairs  provide  student  
feedback  on  these  matters  and  also  share  discussions  with  their  committees.  Monique  
has  also  tried  to  strengthen  leadership  development  in  two  ways  speci<ically.  First,  she  
has  visited  the  Center  for  Leadership  Development  in  the  Union  to  help  her  lead  
discussions  pertaining  to  time  management  and  committee  progress;  and  secondly,  she  
has  implemented  a  new  introduction  activity  which  allows  Committee  Co-­‐Chairs  to  
begin  each  cabinet  with  some  interactive  activity  or  ice  breaker.    Executive  Branch  
Of<icers  also  help  lead  portions  of  Cabinet  and  serve  as  a  resource  and  aid  during  
Cabinet  meetings.

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Weekly Reports:
With  the  help  of  Student  Body  Secretary,  Ian  Lee,  Monique  has  followed  a  similar  system  
as  the  previous  administration  when  collecting  reports.  The  reports  are  submitted  
online,  and  Monique  along  with  her  EAs  read  reports.  Monique  contacts  speci<ic  
committee  co-­‐chairs  about  certain  concerns  or  events  mentioned  in  the  reports  
throughout  the  week.  She  also  encourages  Co-­‐chairs  to  print  out  copies  of  their  reports  
to  go  in  to  binders  which  are  available  in  the  of<ice.  These  binders  serve  as  an  additional  
resource  for  Co-­‐chairs  to  stay  organize  during  meetings,  help  when  writing  the  October  
and  March  reports,  and  serve  as  transition  materials  for  the  incoming  administrations.  
Monique  uses  these  reports  to  help  her  gauge  progress  on  certain  platform  initiatives  
on  a  weekly  basis.

Bulletin Board:
Monique  wanted  to  make  the  bulletin  board  as  interactive  as  possible,  and  she  wanted  
to  ensure  that  the  space  was  being  used  in  the  best  way  possible.  So,  at  the  beginning  of  
the  school  year,  Monique  asked  the  Cabinet  Co-­‐chairs  what  they  wanted  to  do  with  that  
space.  She  also  asked  the  Executive  Board  Of<icers  and  the  Of<ice  Assistance,  Tierra  and  
Keith.  What  she  found  was  that  many  Co-­‐chairs  wanted  to  be  able  to  write  on  the  board  
and  have  conversations  throughout  the  week  even  if  students  were  in  the  of<ice  at  
different  times.  So,  Monique  broke  the  board  in  to  three  sections.  On  the  <irst  section,  
she  created  a  discussion  board  where  students  who  enter  the  of<ice  can  write  questions  
to  post  on  the  board  and  other  students  can  answer  that  questions  on  sticky  notes  
surrounding  the  question.  The  board  can  typically  hold  approximately  three  questions  
along  with  their  responses  at  one  time.  In  the  second  section,  Monique  created  a  mega  
calendar  where  Co-­‐Chairs  and  student  organizations  can  post  their  <lyers  for  events  on  
the  day  in  which  their  event  will  occur.  The  calendar  generally  keeps  students  walking  
in  and  out  of  the  of<ice  informed  on  upcoming  events.  Lastly,  on  the  third  section,  
Monique  created  somewhat  of  a  collage  of  pictures  coupled  with  names  of  the  Co-­‐chairs  
within  Cabinet.  Some  Co-­‐chairs  have  decided  to  decorate  their  pictures  in  order  to  add  a  
more  creative  touch  to  the  board.  

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The Officer Perspective:
This  year  has  already  been  <illed  with  many  accomplishments  and  lessons  learned!  I  
believe  I  worried  the  most  about  connecting  with  the  Co-­‐chairs  and  creating  a  “family”  
presence  within  Cabinet  meetings.  I  believe  I  really  wanted  Co-­‐chairs  to  have  stake  in  
the  work  that  they  did  and  to  see  the  other  Co-­‐chairs  all  working  together  to  work  for  
students.  I  did  not  really  believe  that  I  could  create  such  a  presence  and  while  I  believe  
there  is  much  to  be  done,  I  still  believe  that  we  have  come  closer  as  an  Executive  body.  

The  Cabinet  Co-­‐chairs  are  very  engaged  and  enthusiastic  and  it  really  encourages  and  
motivates  me  every  day  I  walk  in  the  suite.  I  believe  having  monthly  meetings  with  Co-­‐
chairs,  engaging  in  informal  conversations,  and  attending  committee  events  have  taught  
me  a  lot  about  the  governance  of  this  university  and  the  different  ways  in  which  
committees  can  be  managed.  I  have  learned  a  great  deal  and  will  continue  to  be  a  
resource  for  Co-­‐chairs  as  we  all  work  to  accomplish  personal  committee  goals  and  
implement  platform  initiatives.        

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Senior Advisor
Paul Shorkey
pshorkey@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  Senior  Adviser,  an  appointed  position  decided  on  a  year-­‐to-­‐year  basis  by  the  newly  
elected  Student  Body  President,  aids  the  other  <ive  traditional  of<icers  by  providing  
support  to  Cabinet  staff  as  they  accomplish  platform  points  and  taking  on  other  
essential  tasks  of  service  to  the  student  body  during  the  administration.

A Note of Thanks to Phenomenal Executive Assistants

An  incredible  thank  you  must  be  given  to  Cydney  Swofford  and  Geordan  Stroud.    They  
have  been  instrumental  in  accomplishing  administration  goals  and  without  them  I  
would  be  completely  lost.    Their  knowledge  and  enthusiasm  have  been  invaluable.

Global Code of Student Values

Through  partnership  with  the  Of<ice  of  the  Provost,  the  Executive  Branch  of  Student  
Government  has  had  the  exciting  chance  to  help  aid  in  the  design  and  dissemination  of  a  
Global  Code  of  Student  Values,  or  Global  “Carolina  Way.”    When  complete,  this  code  will  
represent  the  values  that  we  as  a  Carolina  community  expect  members  to  uphold  as  
they  go  out  to  engage  in  global  activities  including  study  abroad,  summer  travel,  
internships,  and  research.

A  forum  was  held  in  October  where  student  input  for  the  code  was  gathered  and  a  
general  skeleton  was  constructed.    From  here,  a  small  working  group  of  individuals  led  
by  Paul  will  design  the  code,  soliciting  student  feedback  along  the  way.    Once  drafted,  
members  of  the  forum  will  have  the  chance  to  comment  and  add,  after  which  the  Of<ice  
of  the  Provost  will  seek  buy-­‐in  from  global/study  abroad  administrators.      Finally,  the  
Code  will  become  part  of  the  University’s  travel  database  and,  therefore,  a  requisite  read  
for  any  student  going  abroad  and  receiving  university  funding  or  credit.

Codifying the Position of Senior Adviser

Talks  have  begun  with  Congress  and  other  bodies  regarding  the  idea  of  “codifying”  the  
position  of  Senior  Adviser.    Although  the  other  <ive  traditional  of<icer  positions  are  
addressed  in  the  Student  Code,  the  position  of  Senior  Adviser  is  not  mentioned.    With  
the  passage  of  recent  legislation  allowing  Cabinet  Co-­‐Chairs  to  sit  on  Honor  Court  and  
simultaneously  serve  in  the  Executive  Branch,  now  would  seem  an  ideal  and  opportune  
time  to  add  Senior  Adviser  as  an  of<icial  Executive  Of<icer  position.

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Paul  has  also  been  working  to  come  up  with  a  formal  “job  description”  for  the  position.    
Although  the  role  is  always  thought  of  as  a  loose  one,  the  members  of  the  Executive  
Of<icer  team  thought  it  would  be  helpful  to  add  some  structure  to  it  by  creating  a  
general  description  of  the  position.    This  is  being  compiled  throughout  the  year,  and  will  
be  used  in  guiding  future  Senior  Advisers  as  they  settle  into  the  position.

CollegiateLink Training Sessions

Paul  has  worked  with  Keith  O’Hare  and  Jon  Curtis  to  investigate  the  possibility  of  
providing  training  sessions  for  student  leaders  regarding  the  functionality  of  the  new  
CollegiateLink  system.    We  will  be  working  to  facilitate  these  sessions  along  with  paid  
CollegiateLink  staff,  and  will  collect  feedback  for  future  programs.    Such  trainings  will  
be  hold  in  November.

Tuition Visibility Report

Paul  worked  during  August  and  September  to  compile  portions  of  a  Tuition  Visibility  
Report.    This  is  a  comprehensive  document  that  explains  to  students  where  and  how  
tuition  money  is  spent  across  different  functional  areas  of  campus.    Paul  helped  to  
compile  the  different  portions  of  the  report,  edit  them,  and  create  the  executive  
summary  for  the  document.    The  Tuition  Visibility  Report  will  soon  be  available  online  
for  student  viewing,  and  the  Medlin  administration  plans  to  distribute  the  executive  
summary  widely  to  help  inform  students  as  the  tuition  process  becomes  a  more  
prominent  issue  on  campus.

Undergraduate Research Database

Paul  has  been  working  alongside  a  small  team  of  individuals  to  create  an  Undergraduate  
Research  Database  on  campus.    The  team  is  currently  in  the  process  of  re<ining  a  
proposal,  and  once  this  is  <inished  it  will  be  presented  to  the  Of<ice  for  Undergraduate  
Research,  the  Center  for  Global  Initiatives,  and  various  Directors  of  Undergraduate  
Research  in  order  to  investigate  partnerships.    The  database  would  allow  both  
undergraduate  and  graduate  students  the  opportunity  to  post  abstracts/research  
summaries,  and  to  tag  their  research  based  on  major  themes.    For  instance,  a  student  
researching  and  writing  about  issues  of  poverty  in  rural  China  would  be  able  to  post  a  
research  description  and  would  tag  his/her  research  as  relating  to  “poverty”  and  
“China.”    Such  a  database  will  allow  undergraduate  and  graduate  students  to  network  
and  connect  with  each  other,  hopefully  facilitating  more  involvement  in  research  across  
campus.    This  may  also  be  used  as  a  tool  to  attract  prospective  students  to  Carolina.

Tuition TaskForce

A  small  group  of  students  from  the  Executive  Branch  has  been  meeting  regularly  to  
decide  the  administration’s  stance  on  tuition  issues  both  for  the  coming  tuition  review  
cycle  and  for  the  next  four  years.    As  part  of  this  working  group,  Paul  has  added  to  and  
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edited  a  document  that  summarizes  Student  Government  views  on  the  main  points  of  
controversy.    The  group  has  also  worked  to  make  sure  that  Carolina  students  are  
prepared  to  lobby  the  State  Legislature  and  take  other  actions  to  ensure  that  our  voices  
are  heard  during  the  tuition-­‐setting  process.    These  goals  link  in  strongly  with  the  
compilation  of  the  Tuition  Visibility  Report,  as  mentioned  above.

Dean of Students Search Committee

Paul  has  served  during  the  fall  semester  as  a  member  of  the  Dean  of  Students  Search  
Committee,  charged  with  <illing  the  current  vacancy  in  this  integral  position  with  the  
best  possible  candidate.    Paul  has  spent  much  time  reviewing  potential  applicants  and  
moving  the  committee  towards  the  interview  stage.    As  a  student  voice  on  this  
committee,  Paul  sees  his  role  as  a  student  representative  to  be  crucial  because  of  the  
position’s  direct  function  of  overseeing  student  life  on  campus.

Admission Ambassadors Abroad Program


Paul  has  just  begun  working  with  the  Co-­‐Chairs  of  the  Global  University  Committee  to  
help  implement  an  “Admission  Ambassador  Abroad”  program.    Such  a  program  would  
allow  current  UNC  students  to  spend  some  of  their  time  while  abroad  traveling  to  
different  target  schools  and  encouraging  international  students  to  apply  to  UNC.    The  
program  will  be  run  in  close  collaboration  with  the  Study  Abroad  Of<ice  and  the  Of<ice  of  
Admissions,  and  will  with  time  allow  for  a  larger  international  student  presence  on  
campus.

Educational Policy Committee

As  a  full  member  of  the  Educational  Policy  Committee  for  the  2010-­‐2011  school  year,  
Paul  has  attempted  to  represent  the  voice  of  students  in  matters  of  educational  and  
academic  policy  on  campus.    Although  the  committee  is  still  doing  some  agenda  setting  
for  the  year,  Paul  and  other  members  of  the  Executive  Branch  have  begun  to  push  for  
student  representation  on  many  committees  that  are  tangentially  related  to  the  
Educational  Policy  Committee.    In  particular,  Paul  and  Holly  Boardman,  Student  Body  
Vice  President,  will  act  to  appoint  a  <itting  student  representative  to  a  committee  
charged  with  implementing  new  grade  reporting  measures  passed  by  Faculty  Council  
last  year.

The Officer Perspective


The  year  has  been,  already,  one  of  great  growth  for  me  as  a  leader  and  student.    So  much  
of  this  has  to  do  with  the  incredibly  dedicated,  knowledgeable,  and  spirited  people  that  I  
work  with  on  a  daily  basis  through  Student  Government.    I  am  constantly  inspired  by  
the  passion  with  which  all  members  of  the  team  are  able  to  advocate  on  behalf  of  
students.    I  feel  privileged  to  be  a  part  of  the  Student  Government  family  again  this  year,  
and  am  greatly  looking  forward  to  seeing  the  progress  that  we  are  able  to  make  in  the  
coming  months.
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Cabinet Committees

Academic Affairs
Lily Roberts
LMR12@email.unc.edu

Alex Pirro
apirro@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  Academic  Affairs  Committee  reviews  all  issues  dealing  with  curricula,  professors,  
student  advising,  the  Registrar's  of<ice  and  the  dissemination  of  academic  information  
to  students.  The  committee  will  aim  to  complete  projects  in  areas  affecting  the  academic  
atmosphere  on  campus.  With  approximately  twenty  committee  members,  Academic  
Affairs  is  divided  into  three  subcommittees,  addressing  academic  services,  academic  
advising,  and  undergraduate  research.  

Committee Progress

UNC’s 2010 Academic Plan’s Creation

The  Academic  Affairs  committee  has  been  staying  engaged  with  the  Academic  Planning  
process  and  communicating  with  the  student  members  of  the  committee.  At  this  time,  
the  Academic  Plan  is  currently  still  being  written  and  compiled.  Academic  Affairs  will  
begin  working  with  and  providing  feedback  for  the  draft  of  the  Plan  starting  in  
November,  through  its  release  in  January.  As  wide  a  variety  as  possible  of  student  input  
will  be  sought,  and  the  Academic  Affairs  Committee  hopes  to  provide  assistance  both  in  
revising  and,  eventually,  implementing  the  Plan.
 

North Campus Accessibility


 
Alex  and  Lily  met  with  Bobbi  Owen,  Associate  Dean  of  Undergraduate  Education  in  the  
College  of  Arts  and  Sciences,  to  discuss  the  distribution  of  academic  services  among  
North  and  South  Campuses.  Due  to  extreme  budget  constraints,  and  with    prospect  of  
more  cuts  in  the  upcoming  year,  Academic  Affairs  chose  to  address  ef<iciency  over  the  
expansion  of  services,  which  is  not  <inancially  feasible.  We  have  focused  on  publicizing  
and  developing  the  Writing  Center.    We  have  been  in  contact  Kimberly  Abels,  the  
director  of  the  Writing  Center,  in  working  to  expand  the  hours  the  North  Campus  
location  holds  in  Greenlaw  to  be  more  accessible  to  students.  Additionally,  our  

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committee  has  corresponded  with  the  Learning  Center  and  peer  tutoring  services  to  see  
if  these  services  can  be  better  publicized  to  students..
 

Academic Policy and Services Awareness

Lily  has  been  working  with  Academic  Advising,  service  providers  such  as  the  Writing  
Center  and  Learning  Center,  and  Harold  Woodard,  Associate  Dean  and  Director  of  the  
Of<ice  for  Student  Academic  Counseling  to  hold  an  academic  services  fair  aimed  at  <irst-­‐
year  students  before  exams.This  fair  is  proposed  for  5  to  7  PM  in  Ram’s  Head  Plaza  
during  a  weeknight  in  late  November,  although  it  may  not  be  feasible  until  subsequent  
semesters.  During  discussion  with  Dean  Owen,  she  suggested  participation  from  
Campus  Health’s  Counseling  and  Wellness  Services  and  Barbara  Stenross,  Interim  Dean  
of  Advising,  in  order  to  provide  assistance  for  those  who  had  been  unaware  of  the  “three  
exams  in  twenty-­‐four  hours”  exemption  rule.  If  such  a  fair  cannot  be  implemented  for  
Fall  2010,  all  service  providers  will  be  coordinated  for  a  fair  in  Spring  2011.  

Alex  is  currently  working  with  Kim  Abels,  Director  of  the  Writing  Center,  to  improve  the  
visibility  of  the  Writing  Center  on  campus,  and  its  North  Campus  satellite  of<ice,  located  
in  Greenlaw.  

Advising

The  Academic  Advising  Program  in  the  College  of  Arts  and  Sciences    currently  lack  a  
director,  with  Barbara  Stenross  serving  as  Interim  Dean.  In  addition,  Advising  is  
currently  searching  for  <ive  new  advisors,  with  normal  turnover  leaving  them  slightly  
short-­‐staffed.  In  order  to  compensate,  retired  and  part-­‐time  professors  have  assisted  in  
advising  students.  When  a  new  Dean  and  new  advisors  are  hired,  Academic  Affairs  will  
work  with  Academic  Advising  to  make  advising  increasingly  tailored  to  the  
individualized  needs  of  students.  In  addition,  the  Academic  Advisement  worksheet  
(formerly  known  as  the  Degree  Audit  Worksheet,  or  the  GRADS  sheet)  will  go  live  in  
January  for  students  who  entered  Carolina  in  the  fall  of  2009  and  later.  This  will  help  
students  us  ConnectCarolina  to  become  more  aware  of  requirements  and  policies  
without  having  to  physically  go  to  Steele  Building.  

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Other Projects

The  Academic  Affairs  committee  has  been  collaborating  with  the  Of<ice  of  
Undergraduate  Research  in  publicizing  and  making  their  opportunities  more  available  
to  students.    Our  committee  met  with  the  Dr.  Pukkila,  the  director  of  Undergraduate  
Research  as  well  as  her  assistant  Martha  Arnold.    In  our  meeting  we  discussed  how  
students  perceive  research  at  Carolina  as  well  as  what  projects  that  their  of<ice  is  
working  on.    From  this  meeting  we  came  up  with  a  plan  on  how  to  increase  the  number  
of  students  that  do  research  at  Carolina.    Currently  the  Of<ice  of  Undergraduate  
Research  is  working  on  increasing  funding  opportunities  and  changing  the  way  that  
students  get  involved  in  research  at  UNC

The Co-Chairperson Perspective

Lily Roberts

Working  on  the  Academic  Affairs  Committee  this  year  has  been  an  exciting  opportunity  
to  broaden  my  knowledge  of  academic  policy  at  UNC.  After  a  year  on  the  Student  
Academic  Advising  Board  and  a  year  on  Academic  Affairs,  I  was  thrilled  to  able  to  
pursue  a  wide  variety  of  projects  related  to  the  academic  experience  of  Carolina  
students.  Having  previously  served  as  the  co-­‐chairwoman  of  the  Environmental  Affairs  
Committee,  I  have  been  able  to  transfer  many  of  the  elements  of  leadership  and  working  
with  administrator  I  learned  through  the  EAC  to  my  work  with  Academic  Affairs.  

While  we  have  not  faced  any  major  problems  in  pursuing  the  platform,  two  of  our  
platform  points  are  essentially  on  hold  as  we  wait  for  the  university’s  administration.  
The  draft  of  the  Academic  Plan  will  be  released  in  November,  and  we  hope  to  provide  
feedback  as  the  draft  is  revised  through  January.  In  addition,  the  Academic  Advising  
Program  is  still  in  the  process  of  hiring  a  new  Dean.  When  the  new  Dean  is  hired,  the  
Academic  Affairs  Committee  and  the  Student  Academic  Advising  Board,  which  I  also  co-­‐
chair,  will  initiate  a  relationship  and  establish  constant  exchange  between  students  and  
the  advising  program.  

In  addition,  issues  will  continue  to  emerge  throughout  the  year  that  require  student  
input  and  the  perspective  of  the  Academic  Affairs  Committee.  I  sat  on  the  Curriculum  
Review  Committee  last  year  and  again  this  fall,  and  its  <indings  will  be  discussed  at  the  
Education  Policy  Committee  in  November.  As  the  Committee’s  suggestions  are  
implemented  (or  as  alternatives  are  sought),  student  input  will  be  vital  to  the  successful  
realization  of  the  recommendations.  

I  look  forward  to  working  on  a  variety  of  projects  throughout  the  rest  of  the  year,  and  to  
improving  my  leadership  skills  and  fostering  the  development  of  those  within  the  
committee.  
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Alexander Pirro

Being  a  part  of  academic  affairs  committee  this  year  has  been  a  great  experience.      After  
having  served  on  the  committee  my  <irst  year  at  Carolina  I  thought  I  knew  what  to  
expect,  however  this  year  has  brought  about  new  challenges  but  some  great  
experiences.    One  obstacle  we  have    faced  was  designating  concrete  projects  from  the  
platform  points.    In  order  to  facilitate  the  creation  of  these  projects  our  committee  has  
taken  the  initiative  to  contact  organizations  across  campus  like  the  writing  center,  
learning  center,  and  of<ice  of  undergraduate  research  to  see  how  we  can  help  improve  
and  publicize  university  resources.

As  a  co-­‐chair  this  <irst  semester,  I  have  learned  that  it’s  always  best  to  contact  people  as  
far  in  advance  as  possible,  especially  when  it  pertains  to  meetings.  Second,  that  you  
should  never  discount  someone  who  is  on  you  committee  because  each  person  brings  a  
unique  and  valuable  perspective.    I  am  looking  forward  to  learning  and  developing  as  a  
leader  and  as  a  student  at  Carolina  as  the  year  goes  on  and  seeing  the  goals  we  have  
accomplished  by  April.

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Arts Advocacy
Ben Neal
beneal@email.unc.edu

Sarah McGuire
skmcguir@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities
The  Arts  Advocacy  committee  is  charged  with  helping  to  increase  awareness  of  the  
fantastic  artistic  skill  present  on  campus.  The  committee  does  this  through  a  
combination  of  awareness  activities,  self-­‐sponsored  events,  and  collaborations  with  
artistic  groups  on  campus.  

Committee Progress
Establish a Carolina Arts Fund Taskforce 

This  task  force  will  legitimize  initial  stages  and  provide  direction  in  targeting  the  main  
areas  of  interest.    The  task  force  will  be  comprised  of  students,  faculty,  and  
administrators  to  ensure  that  student  concerns  and  goals  are  met  with  feasible  
solutions.    

So  far,  the  steering  committee  has  been  created  and  has  begun  to  meet  in  large  monthly  
discussions.    Additionally  a  Sakai  website  has  been  established  to  promote  intermittent  
communication  and  discussion  to  supplement  and  direct  the  discussions  during  the  
meetings.

Use the Student and Alumni Arts Crawl weekend as a venue for marketing the
new fund to the participating students, alumni, and the greater Carolina
community 

The  Arts  Crawl  is  only  in  the  earliest  stages  of  its  planning,  since  it  will  occur  in  Spring  
2011.    The  committee  is  currently  working  on  several  related  mini-­‐projects  that  aim  to  
promote  inter  communication  and  ultimately  aid  in  getting  support  and  performers  to  
participate  in  the  Arts  Crawl.    The  Arts  Crawl  will  be  an  excellent  opportunity  to  market  
the  new  fund.
 
Upon  reaching  a  sustainable  level,  the  Carolina  Arts  Fund  will  initially  target  individual  
student  artists,  student  art  organizations,  and  long  term  goals  of  the  arts  community.  
The  primary  goals  for  this  project  are  to  further  aid  the  restoration  of  Historic  
Playmaker's  Theater,  work  with  the  University  on  establishing  a  curriculum  for  a  Dance  
Minor  program,  and  allow  for  more  funding  for  student  artists.  The  Fund  will  be  
inclusive  of  all  forms  of  art.    

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Continue to vocalize the need for adequate, safe dance rehearsal space for
the dozens of campus dance groups during the renovations on the Union
underground

The  committee  has  continued  its  advocacy  for  adequate,  safe  rehearsal  space  for  
dancers,  especially  in  discussions  regarding  renovations  in  the  bottom  of  the  union  and  
during  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee  meetings.    Furthermore,  a  speci<ic  group  
of  students  serving  on  the  Arts  Advocacy  Committee  are  researching  into  potential  
solutions  for  some  of  these  issues  and  will  report  back  to  the  committee  in  coming  
months.

Work to discover untapped or underdeveloped talent on campus 

We  are  currently  working  as  a  committee  to  acknowledge  opportunities  and  resources  
on  campus.    As  we  continue  with  this,  we  hope  to  increase  the  general  awareness  of  the  
opportunities.    We  also  hope  to  work  on  integrating  untapped  and  under-­‐developed  
talent  on  campus.

Bring both alumni and students together for the formal introduction of the
Carolina Arts Fund during a closing art gala and silent auction event

The  major  planning  for  the  Arts  Crawl  and  the  closing  art  gala  will  commence  towards  
the  end  of  this  semester.    General  responses  to  the  art  gala  itself  have  been  good;  thus,  
using  it  to  promote  the  Arts  Fund  should  be  well  received  and  successful.

Update the student government website with relevant information about the
application process, deadlines, and other sources of artistic funding that
become available

Increasing  the  presence  of  relevant  information  on  the  student  government  website  is  a  
crucial  goal  for  us  that  will  be  taken  into  account  once  the  arts  fund  is  further  along  in  
the  creation  process.

Work with art organizations and departments to increase awareness of


funding opportunities

Currently,  several  efforts  are  underway  to  create  communication  infrastructure  within  
the  arts  communities  and  to  promote  intercommunication.    We  hope  that  these  will  
facilitate  increasing  awareness  for  the  funding  opportunities  as  well  as  generate  interest  
in  the  Arts  Crawl.

Ensure that the Arts Grants are publicized during annual the Arts Crawl  

The  Arts  Grants  will  be  an  integral  part  of  the  Arts  Crawl,  and  the  promotion  of  them  
will  be  heavily  integrated  into  both  the  planning  and  execution  phases  of  the  Arts  Crawl.

The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  October  Report  2010


 Host student art forums

Student  Art  Forums  have  not  yet  started  for  the  2010-­‐2011  school  year;  however,  the  
Arts  Advocacy  committee  has  been  in  contact  with  the  Undergraduate  Music  Forum.    We  
are  hoping  that  this  contact  will  allow  for  a  greater  representation  of  music  during  the  
arts  forums  and  will  aid  us  in  conducting  the  forums.

The Co-Chair Perspective


Ben Neal
I  am  extremely  excited  to  be  one  of  the  co-­‐chairs  on  the  committee  this  year.    Because  of  
the  development  of  the  Arts  Fund,  this  year  is  particularly  exciting  for  the  arts  
community.    The  fund  will  be  a  lasting  and  integral  part  of  UNC’s  arts  community  in  the  
future,  and  I  am  very  happy  to  be  a  part  of  it.    Beyond  the  Arts  Fund,  I  see  much  
potential  in  several  of  our  other  projects  to  create  lasting  change  on  campus.    We  are  
working  to  establish  a  free-­‐expression  wall  which  we  feel  will  <inally  come  to  fruition  as  
well  as  several  other  side-­‐projects.    It  has  also  been  excellent  to  be  paired  with  Sarah  as  
a  co-­‐chair.    Since  we  come  from  very  different  art  <ields,  our  bases  of  knowledge  have  
complimented  one  another  quite  well,  and  I  feel  that  we  have  been  able  to  tackle  the  
projects  presented  to  us  from  several  angles  and  perspectives.    I  am  quite  excited  to  see  
what  the  rest  of  the  year  will  bring!

Sarah McGuire
The  Arts  Advocacy  Committee  this  year  is  a  driven  group  of  students  and  with  the  wide  
variety  of  vested  interests  in  the  arts  that  the  committee  brings  together,  the  platform  
points  listed  above  should  be  attainable.  Ben  and  I  also  have  varying  interests  within  the  
arts  community,  so  hopefully  between  the  two  of  us,  and  the  ideas  our  committee  
presents  we  should  all  be  able  to  achieve  the  goals  listed  in  the  Medlin  platform,  and  
ultimately  facilitate  better  communication  and  appreciation  between  the  arts  on  
campus.    

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Environmental Affairs
Sara Mishamandani
saramishi@gmail.com

Sara Rafalson
Sara.rafalson@gmail.com

Will Leimenstoll
leimenst@email.unc.edu
 
Overview of Responsibilities:

This  year  we  have  decided  to  structure  the  committee  in  a  similar  way  to  last  year’s  
committee.    By  breaking  the  group  into  5  subcommittees,  it  is  easier  for  a  large  
committee  to  develop  innovate  ways  to  approach  various  projects  relating  to  the  
platform.    These  subcommittees  are    campus  collaboration,  recycling,  institutional  
sustainability,  sustainable  dining  and  green  businesses,  and  energy  management.    By  
creating  topics  that  students  can  choose  from  to  work  closely  with,  the  committee  uses  
its  meeting  time  more  ef<iciently  and  provides  for  small  groups  to  work  together  on  
innovative  projects.  
 

Committee Progress:
Campus Collaboration
 
UNC  has  an  extensive  variety  of  environment-­‐related  student  groups  on  campus  that  are  
working  on  various  projects  related  to  the  university.    An  important  role  for  the  EAC  is  
to  facilitate  communication  between  these  groups  to  allow  more  ef<icient  use  of  
resources  and  avoid  project  overlap  between  different  organizations
 
EAC  currently  maintains  a  Campus  Collaboration  listserv  comprised  of  the  of<icers  of  
every  sustainability-­‐related  club  on  campus.  We  used  this  listserv  to  invite  student  
leaders  to  the  Carolina  Green  Sustainability  Social  that  we  co-­‐sponsored  with  the  
Institute  for  the  Environment  and  the  Sustainability  Of<ice  during  the  Week  of  Welcome.  
During  this  event,  speakers  came  from  a  variety  of  sustainability-­‐related  departments  
and  student  organizations  to  give  a  brief  description  of  their  projects  and  their  
organizations’  respective  missions.    It  also  provided  time  for  representatives  from  
sustainability  related  groups  to  eat  local  hor  d'oeuvres  and  network  with  interested  
students  looking  to  get  more  involved  in  the  campus  environmental  community.
 
Campus  Collaboration  was  also  used  in  the  Power  Vote  campaign.  After  being  
approached  by  the  National  Wildlife  Federation,  we  coordinated  a  meeting  with  student  
groups  who  would  be  interested  in  the  campaign.  In  this  way,  EAC  used  its  “connect  the  
dots”  role  to  facilitate  collaboration  and  discussion  amongst  campus  leaders.
 
Campus  Collab  will  be  working  to  plan  an  environmental  round  table  with  all  of  the  
student  groups  related  to  environmentalism.  We  consolidated  the  list  of  environmental  
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leaders  and  began  crafting  an  agenda  largely  based  on  needs  expressed  at  the  Vice  
Chancellor’s  Sustainability  Committee.    A  few  EAC-­‐ers  and  Brian  Cain  from  the  
Sustainability  Of<ice  met  to  discuss  possible  agenda  items  for  the  environmental  round  
table.  We  will  be  holding  two  round  tables  this  school  year.  The  <irst  one  will  be  on  
Campus  Sustainability  Day  on  October  27  with  all  of  the  environmental  student  leaders  
to  discuss  their  projects,  opportunities  for  collaboration,  and  ways  in  which  we  can  
work  together  to  strengthen  the  effectiveness  of  the  campus  environmental  community.  
We  will  be  reporting  what  all  of  the  environmental  groups  are  doing  and  then  write  a  
brief  for  the  members  of  the  Vice  Chancellor’s  Sustainability  Advisory  Committee  for  
submission.  The  second  round  table  will  be  scheduled  following  Winter  Break  and  will  
include  staff  and  administrators  and  is  designed  to  bridge  the  communication  gap  
between  administrators  and  student  groups  who  are  often  working  towards  the  same  
goals  without  realizing  it.
 

Recycling

EAC  began  its  work  with  the  tailgate  recycling  program,  Rameses  Recycles,  over  the  
summer  through  a  collaboration  with  Carolina  Athletics  Association  (CAA),  UNC  Sport  
Clubs,  and  the  Of<ice  of  Waste  Reduction  and  Recycling.  CAA  helped  with  marketing  and  
promotion  while  the  Sports  Club  athletes  provide  the  bulk  of  the  volunteer  work  by  
handing  out  the  trash  and  recycling  bags  to  tailgaters  before  the  games.  SEAC,  one  of  the  
environmental  groups,  has  also  occasionally  helped  by  providing  volunteers  to  staff  the  
outreach  tables  in  Tar  Heel  Town.  .Rameses  Recycles  was  successful  in  the  home  opener  
against  Georgia  Tech  and  received  press  coverage  by  the  DTH  twice  prior  to  the  
program’s  kickoff.  

We  are  continuing  our  work  with  the  Rameses  Recycles  program  by  helping  out  at  the  
Game  Day  Challenge  on  October  30th.  This  is  a  national  competition  sponsored  by  the  
EPA  to  reduce  waste  at  college  sporting  events.  UNC  is  participating  this  year,  and  the  
EAC  will  be  helping  with  publicity,  getting  vendors  to  compost,  and  researching  places  
to  donate  food  following  events.  EAC  will  also  provide  composting  volunteers  in  the  
Chancellor’s  box.  In  terms  of  publicity,  we  have  been  working  with  the  PR  team  to  create  
some  signage.  EAC  members  will  also  attempt  to  get  a  critical  mass  of  the  student  
section  to  paint  up  with  the  recycling  logo  or  have  recycling  posters  with  the  goal  of  
attracting  media  attention  and  the  jumbotron.  We  are  also  discussing  the  possibility  of  a  
video  with  the  broadcasting  team  that  we  hope  to  get  together.  Carolina  Athletics  
Association  and  Carolina  Fever  have  been  brought  to  the  table  to  further  discuss  the  
Game  Day  Challenge,  and  we  hope  to  <ind  a  way  in  which  they  can  get  involved.

After  the  Game  Day  Challenge,  the  EAC  hopes  to  continue  its  work  with  Athletics  by  
increasing  recycling  at  the  Dean  Dome  in  time  for  basketball  season.  
 
Besides  athletics  recycling,  the  recycling  subcommittee  brainstormed  and  discussed  
various  other  possible  projects  for  the  2010-­‐2011  school  year.  Students  were  most  
excited  about  an  educational  campaign  in  the  residence  halls,  Granville,  and  the  trash  
can  pilot  project.  The  committee  met  with  Amy  Preble  from  the  Of<ice  of  Waste  
Reduction  and  Recycling  for  a  “Recycling  101”  chat  in  the  student  government  suite  as  
well  as  a  brainstorming  session  to  develop  approaches  to  projects  for  the  school  year.    
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After  the  recycling  subcommittee  decided  to  concentrate  on  a  few  short-­‐term  goals.  
First,  they  began  developing  a  recycling  education  campaign  geared  at  the  residence  
halls.  Students  hope  to  create  posters  or  magnets  for  what  can  and  can’t  be  recycled.    
One  student  went  to  the  Green  Games  meeting  to  <igure  out  what  types  of  
environmental  education  are  already  being  incorporated  into  the  residence  halls.  
Students  hope  to  use  America  Recycles  Day  on  November  15  to  increase  recycling  
education  on  campus.  They  plan  to  hold  a  recycling  drive  on  this  day  with  the  Of<ice  of  
Waste  Reduction  and  Recycling  to  collect  yogurt  containers  and  plastic  bags.
 
Additionally,  students  are  working  to  get  recycling  at  Granville  Towers.  Two  students  
have  taken  the  lead  in  communicating  with  the  Granville  community  governors  and  a  
facility  manager  to  meet  in  the  week  before  fall  break  to  begin  this  project.

The  recycling  subcommittee  is  also  interested  in  getting  more  involved  in  the  Greek  
community.  We  are  currently  looking  into  grant  opportunities  to  purchase  more  
recycling  bins  for  the  Greek  houses.

Improve Institutional Sustainability at UNC


 
Throughout  the  year,  the  institutional  sustainability  group  hopes  to  increase  the  use  and  
popularity  of  hosting  green  events,  implement  educational  programs  to  make  biking  
and  walking  more  favorable,  and  investigating  materials  used  to  clean  and  repair  
current  buildings  and  to  suggest  more  sustainable  methods.
 
We  discussed  ways  to  make  biking/walking  more  favorable  compared  to  driving,  and  
focused  on  ways  to  make  pedestrians  feel  safer  on  and  off  campus.  We  also  started  
planning  a  bike/mass  transit  awareness  day/week.  We  have  a  subcommittee  member  
who  offered  to  research  cost  of  covered  bike  racks,  and  <inding  funding  for  that  type  of  
structure  on  South  Campus  by  residence  halls.    We  also  discussed  setting  up  a  survey  of  
students  who  bring  cars  to  UNC  to  <igure  out  why  they  feel  they  need  to  have  a  car  at  
UNC  and  that  way  we  can  begin  to  tackle  the  problem,  and  reduce  car  usage  at  UNC.  We  
are  collaborating  with  the  student  government  PR  team  to  work  on  the  survey  logistics.  
The  Roosevelt  Institute  contacted  us  because  they  want  to  collaborate  on  starting  a  
bike-­‐sharing  program  here  at  UNC.  We  hope  to  have  him  come  to  our  meeting  next  
week.
 
We  discussed  investigating  the  chemicals  used  by  the  housekeeping  staff,  trying  to  
increase  the  use  of  compostable  materials,  as  well  as  increasing  the  use  of  composting,  
and  trying  to  <ind  grants  to  increase  renewable  energy  production  on  campus.    We  had  a  
committee  member  contact  UNC  housekeeping,  who  forwarded  him  to  the  
sustainability  of<ice.  We  will  continue  to  press  for  more  information  about  the  chemicals  
housekeeping  is  using.
 
The  institutional  sustainability  group  discussed  ways  to  increase  the  use  and  popularity  
of  hosting  green  events.  The  institutional  sustainability  group  hosted  Christina  Lynch  at  
our  general  EAC  body  meeting  so  all  EAC  members  could  obtain  green  events  
certi<ication.  Within  the  institutional  sustainability  subcommittee  we  also  had  members  
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contact  a  lot  of  different  student  groups  about  getting  their  leaders  green  event  
certi<ied.  Different  people  in  the  subcommittee  contact  different  campus  organizations  
as  their  “green  event  liaison”  so  that  they  can  be  helpful  in  the  green  event  process.    We  
also  discussed  ways  to  incentivize  green  events  other  than  just  the  good  press  they  
bring  to  an  organization.  We  want  to  try  to  team  up  with  the  DTH  to  provide  additional  
publicity  for  green  events  vs.  average  events.
 
We  are  also  investigating  the  possibility  of  setting  up  a  pilot  composting  station  at  
Alpine  in  the  Union,  because  they  already  use  some  compostable  products,  however  
they  can’t  be  composted  unless  they  are  put  in  a  composting  bin  rather  than  the  normal  
trash.  We  could  also  train  Alpine  workers  to  man  that  station,  meaning  we  wouldn’t  
need  volunteers  to  prevent  students  from  throwing  normal  trash  into  the  composting.
 

Improving Sustainable Dining on campus and Increasing awareness and


partnerships with green businesses
 
We  met  with  Melissa  Tinling  from  FLO  foods  about  how  we  can  <it  in  this  year  to  help  
promote  the  platform  point  of  working  with  CDS  to  promote  sustainable  dining  and  the  
use  of  a  ‘real  food  calculator’.    The  subcommittee  discussed  talking  to  members  of  the  
dining  board  about  promoting  sustainable  dining.    One  EAC  member  also  hopes  to  serve  
as  the  student  government  member  of  the  CDS/FLO  bi-­‐weekly  meetings  regarding  
sustainable  dining.    EAC  has  also  discussed  promoting  green  business  on  campus  by  
collaborating  with  FLO  and  CABA  to  have  an  event  that  showcase  sustainable  
restaurants  in  Chapel  Hill/Carrboro.
 
The  Sustainable  dining  group  contacted  the  dining  board  appointees  about  their  plans  
to  suggest  sustainable  dining  options  to  Carolina  Dining  Services.    One  of  the  
appointees,  Hope  Hering,  attended  a  FLO  meeting  and  Suzanne  Fleishmann  (on  our  
committee)  talked  to  her  about  her  interest  in  the  subject.    We  hope  to  spend  more  time  
talking  to  the  dining  board  appointees  to  make  them  better  educated  on  this  issue  so  
they  can  suggest  these  options  to  the  dining  board.
 
Sustainable  dining  has  decided  that  a  main  goal  for  them  for  the  year  is  to  draft  a  letter  
to  the  chancellor  about  increasing  sustainable  dining  on  campus.    They  hope  to  get  a  lot  
of  professors  as  well  as  student  groups  to  sign  off  on  the  letter.    CEFS  started  a  program  
of  making  1a  percentage  of  student  dining  local  and  sustainable  and  NC  State  signed  off  
on  it.    We  hope  to  use  this  letter  to  get  UNC  to  make  a  goal  to  have  a  certain  percentage  
of  our  food  to  be  local  and  sustainable.    The  real  food  challenge  suggest  20%  ‘real  food’  
by  2020.    This  ‘real  food’  calculation  involves  various  aspects  such  as  food  that  is  
sustainable,  human,  local,  fair,  etc.    The  group  plans  to  spend  time  this  semester  
researching  goals  of  other  schools  as  well  as  research  on  campus  about  local  food  to  
help  draft  a  letter.    They  are  also  researching  professors  and  other  distinguished  UNC  
staff  and  community  to  ask  to  sign  off  to  endorse  the  letter.    FLO  also  plans  to  help  with  
this  project.
 
Sustainable  Dining  has  a  meeting  set  up  with  Amy  Cooke,  a  professor  very  involved  in  
the  local  food  debate  in  Chapel  Hill.    Through  this  meeting,  Sustainable  Dining  hopes  to  
get  feedback  on  research  they  have  completed  in  order  to  begin  drafting  a  letter.  
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Increase awareness of Energy programs at UNC and encourage students to


use less energy
 
The  Subcommittee  began  the  year  with  a  meeting  with  the  Energy  Management  
department  last  week  (Jessica  O’Hara  and  Chris  Martin).    They  gave  us  a  lot  of  ideas  to  
work  with  that  were  presented  to  the  Energy  management  group  for  brainstorming.    
One  idea  that  we  want  to  pursue  is  promoting  their  save-­‐energy  website  and  reporting  
infrastructure.    Energy  Management  wants  students  to  be  their  ‘eyes  and  ears’  on  
campus  and  report  when  temperatures  are  too  low  or  too  high  or  when  lights  are  left  on  
in  buildings  overnight.    The  group  brainstormed  about  way  to  promote  this  program  
such  as  through  facebook  and  informational/listserv  emails.    They  are  currently  in  
contact  with  Jessica  O’Hara  at  Energy  Management  as  well  as  the  DELTA  Interns  to  work  
on  ways  to  communicate  energy  conservation  to  UNC  students.  EAC  also  plans  to  help  
Energy  Management  publicize  an  event  awarding  Morrison  for  recently  winning  an  EPA  
national  building  competition  for  reducing  its  energy  use  by  about  20%  through  
initiatives  such  as  reducing  light  wattage  in  outdoor  hall  lighting  and  switching  to  LED  
lights,  as  well  as  behavioral  campaigns  to  decrease  energy  use  by  students.
 
The  group  also  plans  to  with  the  Residence  Hall  Association  and  Community  Directors  
to  help  RA’s  create  programs  to  teach  students  about  energy  conservation.    Two  ways  to  
do  this  are  by  working  with  RAs  to  give  them  materials  about  energy  conservation  to  
make  into  bulletin  boards  around  the  dorms.    A  bulletin  board  template  has  been  made  
with  facts  for  students  about  how  UNC  is  conserving  energy  and  how  students  can  do  
so.    This  has,  so  far,  been  distributed  to  one  RA  in  Granville  and  has  been  posted.    
Another  way  to  encourage  Energy  Conservation  in  dorms  is  to  help  RA’s  create  
programs  for  their  residents  that  teach  them  about  energy  conservation.    This  is  
something  we  hope  to  incorporate  to  into  Green  Games.We  have  contacted  Hinton  
James,  Craige,  Cobb,  and  Granville  Community  Directors  (to  start)  to  offer  our  services  
to  RAs  that  have  to  make  these  bulletin  boards  and  create  programs.  
 
Energy  Management  is  currently  working  to  obtain  funding  to  get  stickers  on  paper  
towel  dispensers  that  say  “These  come  from  Trees”  (The  stickers  are  sourced  from  a  
project  called  "These  Come  From  Trees"  (http://thesecomefromtrees.blogspot.com/).  
These  Come  From  Trees  reports  an  up  to  29%  reduction  in  the  amount  of  paper  towels  
dispensed  when  the  sticker  was  present.  These  savings  are  realized  not  only  in  the  
reduction  of  the  amount  of  trees  being  felled,  energy  used  in  production  and  
transportation,  and  waste  being  dumped,  but  most  directly  in  institutional  costs.  These  
Come  From  Trees  stickers  have  been  deployed  in  the  thousands  at  universities  
(University  of  Alaska  Faribanks,  West  Virginia  University,  Tulane  Medical  school,  and  
Stanford  to  name  a  few)  and  corporations  (NVIDIA,  Clorox,  and  San  Disk)  across  the  
country.  So  far  around  50,000  stickers  have  been  distributed.)    Energy  Management  has  
contacted  facilities  managers  to  approve  the  stickers  on  paper  towel  dispensers  and  are  
currently  looking  into  sources  of  funding.
 
The  subcommittee  wants  to  create  a  5-­‐10  minutes  presentation  about  energy  
conservation  to  give  to  student  groups.    The  presentation  would  only  take  a  portion  of  a  
group  meeting  and  it  would  inform  involved  student  about  ways  they  can  be  saving  
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energy.    However,  a  program  similar  to  this  began  through  RESPC,  termed  EcoReps,  last  
year  out  of  Energy  Management  discussions  that  EAC  was  involved  with  about  ways  to  
teach  other  students  about  energy  and  waste  conservation.    The  plan  of  EcoReps  was  to  
send  students  out  to  talk  to  student  groups  around  campus  as  part  of  a  behavioral  
program  to  promote  energy  conservation.    We  are  currently  contacting  EcoReps  about  
ways  to  work  with  them  to  develop  a  program  and  also  plan  to  present  at  their  EcoReps  
training  on  November  6th.  
 
The Co-Chair Perspective

Sara Mishamandani
 
EAC  has  been  an  exciting  experience  that  has  created  a  positive  working  environment  to  
promote  sustainability  at  UNC.    I  am  able  to  share  my  passions  about  sustainable  food  
and  energy  conservation  to  students  who  are  excited  to  pursue  projects  to  improve  
UNC.    I  have  enjoyed  meeting  new  friends  and  collaborating  with  different  groups  on  
campus  to  make  progress  on  major  issues  involving  campus  sustainability.    I  have  really  
enjoyed  the  partnerships  with  other  organizations  that  I  have  made  as  well  as  
collaboration  with  UNC  staff  who  are  always  very  willing  to  work  with  us.    I  have  
realized  how  students  play  an  integral  part  in  communication  at  UNC  and  I  am  excited  
to  be  an  outlet  to  work  with  our  community  to  educate  others  about  what  is  being  done  
by  staff  to  improve  energy  conservation  and  other  environmental  measures.    This  
makes  students  more  excited  about  the  issues  and  more  willing  to  conserve  themselves.    
Through  partnerships  and  collaboration,  EAC  has  gotten  off  to  a  very  good  start  and  I  
am  excited  to  work  on  projects  this  year.
 
Sara Rafalson
 
One  of  my  favorite  parts  about  being  on  the  EAC  this  year  has  been  all  of  the  
opportunities  for  collaboration.  I  really  have  enjoyed  using  my  role  in  student  
government  to  work  with  nontraditional  partners  such  as  the  Carolina  Athletics  
Association  and  Club  Sports.  Additionally,  staff  members  from  the  Sustainability  Of<ice  
and  the  Of<ice  of  Waste  Reduction  and  Recycling  have  been  very  helpful  in  providing  
insight  and  advice  every  step  of  the  way.  Many  times  student  groups  and  administrators  
are  working  towards  the  same  goals,  and  I  really  think  it's  important  to  increase  
communication  so  that  we  are  able  to  work  together  and  to  <it  each  other's  needs.  I  
believe  these  partnerships  really  have  strengthened  our  capacity  and  knowledge,  and  I  
hope  that  other  student  organizations  will  follow  our  lead  and  collaborate  more  to  
increase  the  effectiveness  of  their  organization.
 
In  addition  to  the  partnerships,  I  have  really  enjoyed  seeing  committee  members  
become  engaged  in  student  government  and  sharpen  their  leadership  skills  to  create  
progressive  environmental  reform  in  the  campus  community.  Though  it  can  be  
challenging  at  times,  the  committee  members  are  beginning  to  understand  the  inner  
workings  of  the  university  and  have  channeled  their  creativity  and  passion  for  
environmental  issues  into  some  very  meaningful  work.  In  all,  I  have  really  enjoyed  my  
experience  as  an  EAC  co-­‐chair,  and  I  look  forward  to  our  upcoming  projects  for  the  rest  
of  the  school  year.

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Will Leimenstoll
 
I  have  thus  far  really  enjoyed  working  as  a  co-­‐chair  for  the  Environmental  Affairs  
committee.  It  has  been  an  amazing  experience,  and  I  have  learned  a  lot.  It  has  been  a  
unique  opportunity  to  mentor  new  students,  and  make  a  difference  in  the  environment  
on  campus.  I’ve  also  really  enjoyed  being  able  to  meet  with  different  groups  and  
collaborate  with  them,  as  well  as  work  with  higher  level  people.  For  example,  I  will  be  
meeting  with  Tony  Patterson,  the  head  of  the  Union  to  discuss  the  union  renovations  in  
the  near  future.

I  have  also  enjoyed  giving  new  students  the  resources  to  tackle  the  problems  that  they  
<ind  important.  For  example,  one  of  our  <irst  year  members  was  interested  in  the  
chemicals  used  by  the  housekeeping  staff,  and  I  was  able  to  direct  him  to  the  right  
people  to  contact,  and  I  learned  a  lot  about  the  way  cleaning  is  done  here  at  UNC.  It’s  
just  fun  to  see  my  peers  get  excited  about  the  same  things  as  me,  and  I’m  so  glad  that  I’m  
able  to  help  inspire  them  in  anyway  I  can.

I  have  also  really  learned  a  lot  working  with  Sara  Rafalson,  and  Sara  Mishamandani.  We  
have  a  great  group  dynamic,  and  we  work  very  well  together,  but  I  also  appreciate  them  
as  mentors  for  me.  As  the  lone  sophomore  working  alongside  two  seniors  I  have  been  
able  to  learn  so  much  about  the  university,  and  the  environment  from  them,  because  
they  know  so  much  more  than  I  do.  I  have  really  enjoyed  getting  to  know  both  of  them  
on  a  working  and  personal  level,  and  I  feel  very  lucky  to  have  been  chosen  to  work  with  
them!
 

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Global University
McKay Roozen
roozen@email.unc.edu

Russell Martin
russelljwmartin@gmail.com

Committee Progress

Establishing the Admissions Ambassador Abroad Program:

Quite  a  bit  of  progress  has  been  made  in  this  area.  We  have  met  with  representatives  
from  UNC  Global,  the  Of<ice  of  Undergraduate  Admissions,  Study  Abroad,  UNC  Global  
Development,  the  Gillings  School  of  Global  Public  Health  and  the  Center  for  Global  
Initiatives.  All  parties  have  been  interested  in  the  project  and  are  willing  to  support  in  
any  way  they  can.  We  have  come  to  the  decision  that  AAA  would  be  housed  in  
admissions  and  that  the  application  would  appear  to  all  students  when  they  submit  
their  study  abroad  application.  

In  all  of  these  meetings  we  have  identi<ied  the  following  as  logistical  issues  that  need  to  
be  addressed:  the  training  and  selection  for  the  Ambassadors,  targeting  transfer  and  
graduate  students  and  accurately  portraying  the  advantages  of  the  liberal-­‐arts  
education.  

Through  all  this  communication,  alumni  have  been  targeted  as  important  factors  to  this  
project  and  we  have  already  established  contact  with  alumni  in  Singapore  and  Hong  
Kong.  The  next  step  is  to  further  establish  contact  with  alumni  and  to  research  target  
schools  in  London,  Hong  Kong,  Singapore,  Tokyo  and  Beijing  and  establish  contact  with  
admissions  representatives  at  the  schools.  

Establishing collaboration among international organizations:

The  committee  members  have  created  a  database  of  internationally  focused  


organizations  on  campus.  This  includes  all  student  groups  who  in  some  way  have  a  
global  focus  and  their  contact  information.  From  this  information,  we  will  invite  all  
groups  to  be  a  part  of  a  collaborative  group  which  will  bring  them  all  together.  This  will  
be  done  through  a  expansive  listserv  so  that  groups  can  more  easily  publicize  their  
events  and  combine  resources  and  event  attendees  

Establishing a Gap Year Taskforce:

The  committee  has  been  working  closely  with  Conor  Farese  who  is  heading  up  Gap  Year  
initiative  through  the  Of<ice  of  Undergraduate  Admissions  as  well  through  a  Gap  Year  
community.  As  of  now,  the  Taskforce  has  been  working  on  creating  a  peer  advising  
program  and  a  website  on  the  Admissions  website  which  would  include  testimonials  of  
students  and  parents  and  FAQ.  The  peer  advising  program  will  give  prospective  Gap  
Year  students  a  chance  to  talk  with  Gap  Year  students  at  UNC.  A  Gap  Year  Fellowship  has  
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already  been  created  and  will  be  established  in  the  Campus  Y  and  will  fund  students  in  
their  gap  year  initiatives.  The  members  of  the  Global  University  committee  who  are  
focusing  on  this  will  particularly  focus  on  technological  development  of  the  Gap  Year  
website,  structuring  the  scholarship  as  well  as  any  research  which  will  be  relevant  for  
the  project.  

The Co-Chair Prospective

McKay Roozen

I  believe  that  the  Committee  has  gotten  off  to  a  good  start  this  semester.  We  have  
already  secured  the  support  from  many  important  administrators  for  the  Admissions  
Ambassador  Abroad  project.  Having  a  good  base  of  support  is  really  important  when  
dealing  with  such  a  large  scale  initiative.  While  the  progress  for  establishing  the  
relationship  amongst  international  organizations  was  a  little  slow  to  begin,  now  that  we  
have  the  database,  fully  accomplishing  our  goals  should  be  very  achievable.  Lastly,  the  
Gap  Year  Taskforce  has  made  signi<icant  progress  with  the  development  of  the  Gap  Year  
Fellowship.  I  believe  the  Committee  has  made  a  great  start  and  I  hope  the  rest  of  my  
term  will  be  <illed  with  even  more  progress.  

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Greek Affairs
Jamison Carpenter
jamisoncarpenter@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Barnes
kaitlynbarnes10@gmail.com

Committee Progress
Create a Publicity/Communication chair for communication between OFSL,
Student Government and Greeks
After  meeting  with  Jenny  Levering  and  Kayte  Frye  we  decided,  based  on  their  
suggestion,  not  to  add  a  Publicity/Communication  chair.  They  thought  this  was  
unnecessary  as  they  (Jenny,  Kayte,  and  the  rest  of  the  OFSL)  could  communicate  directly  
with  the  Co-­‐Chairs  of  the  Greek  Affairs  Committee  (Kaitlyn  and  Jamison)  and  felt  that  
adding  an  additional  person  would  only  complicate  communication  between  the  
groups.

Alumni and Student Legal Services (SLS) team for responsibility and risk
overview ALE document outlining legal rights and responsibilities
After  meeting  with  Dorothy  Bernholtz  of  Student  Legal  Services  in  the  beginning  of  the  
semester,  addressing  this  platform  point  has  become  our  major  focus.  Ms.  Bernholtz  
showed  so  much  enthusiasm  in  helping  us  help  the  Greek  community  in  knowing  their  
legal  rights,  we  decided  to  co-­‐sponsor  a  Know  Your  Rights  event  open  to  any  UNC  Greek  
af<iliation.  The  event  will  be  held  Nov.  18,  2010  in  the  Great  Hall,  and  will  combine  
humor  with  accurate  legal  advice  from  Student  Legal  Services  and  CH  police  
department.  The  Greek  organizations  in  attendance  will  receive  free,  wallet-­‐size  Know  
Your  Rights  cards,  enough  for  each  member  in  their  respective  organization.

Since  the  event  will  not  be  held  for  another  month,  Jamison  and  I  are  busy  organizing  
funding,  advertising  and  structure  of  the  night’s  events.  We  need  funding  to  order  the  
cards  from  Staples  and  for  production  services  in  the  Great  Hall,  and  hope  to  visit  all  of  
the  chapter  meetings  to  advertise  the  event.  We  have  included  committee  members  in  
brainstorming  advertising  ideas  and  their  eventual  execution,  and  in  reviewing  skit  
content  and  the  layout  of  the  night.  

We  hope  this  event  will  help  remind  students  that  they,  especially  as  representatives  of  
the  Greek  community,  have  many  responsibilities  in  their  day-­‐to-­‐day  life.  In  light  of  the  
scandals  and  legal  problems  some  of  the  organizations  went  through  last  year,  and  in  
years  past,  an  event  like  this  seems  appropriate  and  necessary.  It  will  be  fun,  yet  
informative,  and  will  not  solely  target  <irst-­‐year  students.        

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Greek Week Implementation
Greek  Week  is  primarily  organized  and  coordinated  by  the  Greek  Week  Steering  
committee;  however,  we  are  viewing  this  platform  point  as  an  ongoing  task  as  we  
prepare  for  the  event-­‐-­‐which  occurs  in  the  spring.  As  the  semester  draws  closer  to  an  
end  we  will  give  more  attention  to  this  project  and  allow  our  ‘Events’  Subcommittee  to  
help  aid  the  Greek  Week  Steering  Committee  in  the  planning  process.  It  is  our  hope  that  
the  Greek  Affairs  Committee  will  be  able  to  play  an  active  role  throughout  Greek  Week  
and  to  help  ensure  the  success  of  the  event  we  plan  on  publicizing  to  all  of  the  Greek  
organizations  on  campus.  Since  this  year  will  only  be  the  second  year  the  event  has  
occurred  in  many  years  we  are  adamant  about  garnering  participation  from  chapters  on  
all  four  of  the  Greek  Councils.  By  doing  so,  we  hope  to  bring  together  members  of  the  
four  councils  for  greater  collaboration  within  the  community.

Support Green Reps (Greek Sustainability Council)


Green Greek Games project with GSC
Prior  to  the  start  of  the  semester  the  Greek  Affairs  Committee  approached  the  Greek  
Sustainability  Council  about  collaborating  together  for  certain  projects/platform  points  
that  both  groups  shared.  One  of  the  projects  that  the  Greek  Sustainability  Council  is  
currently  working  on  is  the  Teaching  About  Being  Sustainable  program  (TABS).  This  
program  will  encourage  students  on  campus,  including  members  of  Greek  
organizations,  to  participate  in  collecting  the  tabs  off  the  tops  of  drink  cans  to  recycle  so  
that  the  aluminum  can  be  reused.  We  are  currently  working  with  the  GSC  to  publicize  
this  initiative  and  to  gain  participation  from  all  of  the  Greek  organizations  to  compete  
amongst  themselves  to  see  which  chapter  can  collect  the  most  tabs.

Provide living space for Greeks (Granville)

The  NPHC  and  GAC  organizations  do  not  have  housing  given  to  or  reserved  for  them  by  
UNC.  We  believe  there  are  numerous  bene<its  that  come  from  having  one  location  where  
all  events  and  meetings  can  be  held,  members  can  bond,  and  supplies  can  be  stored.  In  
the  fall  of  2009,  Granville  Towers  showed  a  lot  of  interest  in  becoming  a  place  where  
these  organizations  could  have  a  solid  foundation.  It  has  come  to  our  attention  that  this  
idea  has  been  brought  up  again,  and  being  presented  to  several  of  the  chapters  already.  

As  we  do  not  have  a  stake  in  this  project  yet,  we  want  to  show  Granville  and  the  
organizations  our  support  for  the  idea  in  a  helpful  and  proper  manner.  I  believe  this  will  
become  more  of  a  hot  topic  and  project  in  the  spring  semester,  because  we  are  focusing  
much  of  our  time  on  addressing  legal  responsibilities  within  these  communities.  In  the  
mean  time  we  have  started  collecting  data  and  gauging  interest  of  the  idea  with  a  10-­‐
question  survey  sent  to  all  Greek  presidents.  The  Greek  Needs  subcommittee  is  in  the  
process  of  evaluating  these  surveys  and  <inding  new  ways  to  understand  this  issue.  

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Provide Meeting Space for Greeks
We  are  currently  still  in  the  researching  process  of  trying  to  <ind  both  additional  
advertising  and  meeting  space  for  Greek  organizations.  Our  ‘Greek  Needs’  
subcommittee  has  been  given  the  task  of  <inding  which  organizations  in  the  four  
councils  could  bene<it  most  from  this  additional  space.  They  are  analyzing  and  
interpreting  survey  results  obtained  from  all  of  the  chapter  presidents  to  determine  
how  to  best  address  the  needs  of  Greeks.  Our  initial  observations  drawn  from  the  survey  
that  Kaitlyn  and  Jamison  sent  out  at  the  beginning  of  the  semester  are  that  most,  if  not  
all,  Greek  chapters  indicated  they  could  stand  to  bene<it  from  more  advertising  space  
and  that  the  Greek  Alliance  Council  and  the  National  Pan-­‐Hellenic  Council  could  stand  to  
bene<it  from  more  meeting  space  given  their  lack  of  houses.  Moving  forward,  we  will  
focus  our  efforts  more  on  these  issues  until  we  can  gain  more  information  from  the  
research  process.

Co-Chair Perspective

Jamison Carpenter
The  Greek  Affairs  Committee  is  facing  a  challenging  year  after  all  of  the  media  attention  
Greek  organizations  received  in  the  2009-­‐2010  academic  year.  This  summer,  Kaitlyn  and  
I  were  able  to  get  organized  quickly  so  that  we  could  prioritize  our  platform  points  and  
seek  out  the  interest  of  other  groups  we  wanted  to  work  with  this  year-­‐-­‐such  as  Student  
Legal  Services  and  the  Greek  Sustainability  Council.  

Although  I  feel  the  Greek  Affairs  Committee  is  largely  still  in  the  initial  steps  of  many  
projects,  I  am  not  discouraged  in  the  slightest.  Within  the  next  couple  of  months  we  will  
have  made  great  headway  on  many  of  the  platform  points  put  forth  by  Hogan  Medlin  
and  by  Kaitlyn  and  I.  It  is  a  challenge  to  consistently  <ind  tasks  for  all  of  our  committee  
members  to  work  on  but  we  have  given  each  subcommittee  some  ideas  and  goals  to  
work  with  so  that  they  can  work  as  a  unit  amongst  themselves.  

I  know  that  both  Kaitlyn  and  I  have  put  forth  a  lot  of  time  and  effort  in  organizing  the  
‘Know  Your  Rights”  Seminar  and  I  hope  that  we  will  be  able  to  use  the  success  of  this  
event  as  motivation  for  our  committee  members  to  continue  to  work  towards  the  
platform  points  we’ve  set  for  them.

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Kaitlyn Barnes
Working  through  and  organizing  the  platform  and  our  own  personal  interests  in  Greek  
Affairs  was  not  hard  this  past  summer.  Jamison  and  I  had  a  lot  of  fun  and  found  that  
delegating,  researching  and  accomplishing  tasks  were  easy  between  the  two  of  us.  

With  the  creation  of  our  committee  though,  I’m  <inding  it  harder  to  get  things  done.  It’s  
dif<icult  making  sure  everyone  has  something  to  work  on  and  making  sure  it’s  
something  they  want  to  work  on.  I  am  also  concerned  that  our  committee  is  not  diverse  
enough  from  a  Greek  standpoint.  Only  a  couple  members  are  from  GAC  and  NPHC  
organizations;  Jamison  and  I  have  plans  to  encourage  more  of  these  students  to  join  our  
committee  in  the  coming  weeks.

Overall  our  committee  members  have  been  great;  we  have  about  15  to  20  members  who  
come  on  a  consistent  basis.  They  are  full  of  ideas  and  seem  excited  about  the  coming  
year.  It  is  now  Jamison’s  and  my  job  to  organize  each  meeting  so  it  is  ef<icient,  fun  and  
keeps  them  coming  back.  The  Know  Your  Rights  event  will  be  unique  and  helpful,  and  
has  served  as  an  ideal  platform  point  to  start  the  year  off  with.  Our  members  have  
already  come  up  with  a  fun  diversity  event  that  we  can  hold  in  the  spring-­‐-­‐an  idea  
neither  Jamison  nor  I  had  thought  of.

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Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach
Wevine Fidelis
wfidelis@email.unc.edu

Jagir Patel
jagirp@email.unc.edu

Commi.ee  Progress
“I’m a Tarheel” Video- Create a video to highlight the diverse identities
within the Carolina community.
An  overarching  theme  for  MADO  this  year  is  to  broaden  the  de<inition  of  diversity  in  
order  to  make  it  into  a  term  that  is  more  inclusive.  This  is  one  of  the  reasons  we  decided  
to  change  the  name  of  our  committee  from  Minority  Affairs  to  Multicultural  Affairs.  In  
an  effort  to  help  people  realize  diversity  within  their  own  lives,  we  are  creating  a  video  
with  the  help  of  students  and  university  of<icials.  The  concept  comes  from  the  similar  
video  that  is  played  at  halftime  during  football  games.  Participants  express  the  identity  
they  are  most  comfortable  with  and  end  with  “and  I’m  a  Tarheel.”  The  idea  is  that  
diversity  comes  in  different  forms  whether  it  is  nationality,  race,  religion,  or  even  major.  
However  despite  our  differences  we  all  still  share  a  similarity  because  we  are  Tarheels.  
We  have  <ilmed  our  committee  members,  but  will  continue  to  <ilm  university  of<icials  
and  other  interested  students.  The  <inal  video  will  be  posted  on  the  MADO  section  of  the  
Executive  Brach  website.

Host Mix‐It‐Up Day with Carolina Dining Services at Rams Head Dining Hall  
The  Mix  It  Up  Dinner  took  place  on  Thursday,  October  28,  2010  from  5:30  to  8:30  p.m.  
This  year  we  partnered  with  Campus  Y’s  Students  for  the  Advancement  of  Race  
Relations  (SARR),  Carolina  Dining  Services  as  well  as  getting  volunteers  from  a  variety  
of  other  organizations  on  campus.    Students  came  to  Rams  Head  and  were  invited  to  
literally  mix  it  up  by  sitting  with  a  different  group.  Participants  then  took  part  in  the  
bead  activity  lead  by  trained  facilitators.  The  bead  activity  served  as  a  visual  
interpretation  of  the  diversity  present  in  the  lives  and  relationships  of  the  participants.  
This  year  we  improved  the  quality  of  the  facilitators  by  requiring  that  all  facilitators  
participate  in  training  sessions.    In  past  years,  participants  expressed  that  they  were  
unable  to  understand  the  purpose  of  the  bead  activity.  Thus  in  order  to  ensure  that  Mix  
it  Up  Day  is  as  productive  as  possible  we  needed  to  properly  prepare  the  facilitators.  In  
addition,  following  the  theme  of  a  broadened  de<inition  of  diversity  we  attempted  to  
broaden  the  discussion  after  the  bead  activity.  Our  hope  is  that  facilitators  would  lead  
participants  to  examine  the  presence  of  other  diverse  identities  in  their  life  i.e.  sexual  
orientation,  religion,  socioeconomic  status.  Facilitators  also  helped  students  to  realize  
that  just  because  they  had  the  same  bead  colors  on  their  string  doesn’t  mean  diversity  
isn’t  present  in  their  lives.  Overall  we  felt  that  Mix  it  Up  Day  was  successful  and  we  
received  positive  review  from  those  who  participated.  However  we  had  some  
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suggestions  for  improvement  from  the  participants  and  facilitators.    An  idea  for  
improvement  is  to  add  more  structure  to  the  event  and  to  make  a  greater  effort  to  
educate  people  about  the  purpose  of  Mix  it  Up  Day  before  the  event.  This  year  we  began  
to  add  more  structure  to  the  event  by  limiting  the  activities  to  one  section  of  the  dining  
hall,  by  the  Chop  House.  However  we  can  further  add  structure  by  having  some  sort  of  
presentation.  So  participants  are  required  to  remain  in  a  certain  section  to  view  the  
presentation.  We  also  had  some  students  who  did  not  know  what  Mix  it  Up  Day  was  
about.  So  we  need  to  make  a  greater  effort  to  publicize  the  event  and  its  purpose.

Create a Diversity Celebration Week


The  co-­‐chairs  are  currently  working  with  UNITAS  to  create  a  diversity  celebration  week  
that  incorporates  events  from  various  organizations  as  well  as  educational  sessions  that  
address  various  aspects  of  diversity.  We  are  currently  developing  an  outline  of  the  week  
that  we  scheduled  to  be  held  the  week  of  March  21st  2011.  Each  day  will  focus  on  one  of  
the  following  aspects  of  diversity  racial/ethnic,  sexual  orientation,  religious,  and  
socioeconomic  status.  The  purpose  of  this  week  is  to  encourage  collaboration  among  
the  various  organizations  on  campus.  Further,  we  want  each  organization  to  be  able  to  
express  in  some  way  whether  through  an  event  or  advocacy  session  their  perspective  on  
diversity.  We  also  seek  to  center  the  week  around  any  performances  or  special  events  
that  relate  to  diversity.  The  goal  is  to  make  this  week  interactive  and  inclusive  so  that  a  
variety  of  people  want  to  participate  in  some  way.

The Co-Chair Perspectives


Wevine Fidelis
Overall  I  am  very  excited  about  the  upcoming  year  and  the  events  MADO  has  planned.  
I’m  optimistic  of  these  events  because  of  our  new  perspective  on  making  diversity  a  
more  inclusive  term.  In  the  past  some  groups  may  have  felt  left  out  because  they  had  the  
notion  that  they  were  not  diverse  in  the  traditional  sense.  However,  through  our  events  
MADO  seeks  to  educate  students  that  diversity  also  applies  to  beliefs,  thoughts,  and  
opinions.  Despite  these  differences,  we  also  encourage  <inding  common  ground  and  
ways  to  collaborate.

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Jagir Patel
What  I  loved  most  about  MADO  last  year  was  the  fun  yet  serious  atmosphere  of  our  
meetings.  I  think  Wevine  and  I  are  slowly  making  progress  to  having  our  meetings  be  
fun  and  serious  at  the  same  time.  I  am  truly  excited  about  how  MADO  has  immediately  
taken  off  with  its  programming  for  this  year.  We  met  with  Dr.  Houston  and  she  gave  us  
amazing  ideas  for  the  year,  challenging  our  ideas  and  perspectives  of  diversity.  Next,  we  
began  planning  for  Mix  It  Up  dinner.  This  year,  the  dinner  hopes  to  expand  upon  the  
conventional  de<initions  of  diversity.  Our  upcoming  MADO  events  after  Mix  It  Up  are  
going  to  be  where  our  committee  members  play  a  greater  role  in  de<ining  the  year.  
During  this  time  is  when  I  will  be  most  ecstatic  about  what  MADO  has  to  offer  within  
our  university  community.  

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Public Safety
Meghan Cannon
mdcannon@email.unc.edu

Calvin Lewis Jr.


psafety@unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  Safety  Committee  serves  to  address  and  communicate  student  safety  concerns  to  
the  University  administration,  the  department  of  Public  Safety,  and  the  Town  of  Chapel  
Hill.  The  committee  works  with  other  student  safety  initiatives  such  as  Safety  and  
Security  Committee  and  SafeWalk  to  gain  feedback  and  address  concerns.  

Committee Progress

Develop an electronic template where students can access up-to-date


security information regarding the UNC Campus and surrounding areas.

The  committee  has  build  connected  with  the  current  administration  and  the  Carolina  
Alert  program  to  further  upcoming  safety  endeavors  such  as  Rave  Guardian,  Safe  
Walkers,  Campus  Lighting,  and  Bus  Comprehensibility.  

Progress
The  committee  has  created  an  updated  website  for  Safety  Committee  with  easily  
accessible  contact  information  for  feedback  and  speci<ic  relevant  information  for  Safety  
Concerns  (now  Halloween  information)

We  have  developed  an  updated  comprehensive  safety  brochure  accessible  electronically  


and  generated  a  modi<ied  brochure  with  information  speci<ic  to  Halloween  safety  
including  SafeWalk,  RaveGuardian,  SafeWalk  etc.to  be  distributed  along  with  our  
website  information  on  an  upcoming  campus  event  (Quad  Day)  to  be  held  the  week  of  
Halloween

Establish a committee of Resident Advisors (RAs) that deals specifically with


security.  At least one member of the Resident Hall Association (RHA) in each
community should be the designated Safety Representative. 

We  have  a  committee  member  (Carmichael  Governor)  liaison  between  the  Safety  


committee  and  RHA  to  ensure  residents  are  having  their  safety  needs  met.  
 
Several  members  of  the  committee  have  attended  RHA  meeting  to  invite  open  
communication  and  collaboration  between  our  initiatives  especially  for  holding  post-­‐
Franklin  street  Halloween  events  to  promote  safe  return

The  committee  is  maintaining  information  on  updates  from  the  DPS  of<icers  assigned  to  
RA  safety  leaders  and  Community  Directors  at  each  individual  dorm,  DPS  acts  as  
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speci<ic  Safety  Representative  in  their  assigned  responsibilities  in  overseeing  
complaints  reported  from  student  residents  and  Community  Directors

Appoint designated go-betweens that relay information between the


students and DPS.

The  committee  has  worked  with  DPS  to  have  of<icer  Megan  Howard  in  attendance  at  
meetings  to  contribute  relevant  insight  and  maintain  open  lines  of  communication  
between  our  own  initiatives  and  those  led  by  DPS

We  plan  to  relay  important  DPS  information  (especially  regarding  Halloween)  at  
upcoming  Quad  Day  for  the  Safety  Committee  so  that  students  are  informed  of  
necessary  proceedings  and  offerings

The Co-Chair Perspective

Meghan Cannon

After  a  month  leading  the  committee,  multiple  initiative  have  come  to  our  attention  as  
we  have  been  noti<ied  of  concerns  of  various  groups.  Among  these  contacts,  content  has  
included  requests  to  contribute  insight  to  the  pilot  of  Just  Call  Campaign,  concerns  
about  pedestrian  safety,  P2P  complaints,  parking  deck  problems,  and  lighting  remarks.  
It  has  been  worthwhile  using  our  team  to  fuel  all  of  these  safety  concerns  into  our  
existing  agendas  and  projects  or  using  our  knowledge  to  appropriately  redirect  such  
concerns.    Working  with  various  other  organizations  through  which  safety  is  a  mutual  
priority  has  been  rewarding  and  I  will  continue  to  make  use  of  these  resources.  As  our  
principle  focus  has  been  on  Halloween  thus  far,  we  have  been  able  to  open  up  doors  of  
communication  that  we  will  undoubtedly  use  for  the  rest  of  the  year.

Calvin Lewis

We  have  had  a  very  successful  start  to  a  new  year.  Transitioning  into  a  new  school  year  
has  not  been  a  problem  for  our  committee  and  there  have  been  no  holes  in  the  effort  put  
forth  by  our  committee.  So  far  we  have  managed  to  network  and  connect  many  
organizations  on  campus  as  well  as  support  RHA  in  publicizing  and  maintaining  public  
safety.  Through  contacts  within  DPS  and  meeting  with  administrators,  we  have  
established  what  means  are  necessary  to  continue  to  support  public  safety  in  the  most  
ef<icient  manner.  Though  our  main  focus  is  currently  Halloween,  we  have  already  
started  planning  on  how  other  safety  points  will  be  addressed  throughout  the  
remainder  of  the  year.

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Public Service and Advocacy
Ashley Patton
anpatton@email.unc.edu

Will Thomason
williamhthomason@gmail.com

Committee Progress

STRETCH Conference

The  STRETCH  Conference  was  held  on  October  8  and  9  in  the  Upendo  Room  of  SASB,  
with  the  help  of  the  Campus  Y,  the  Center  for  Public  Service,  and  the  Multi-­‐cultural  
Affairs  and  Diversity  Outreach  Committee  of  Student  Government.  This  two-­‐day  event  
was  focused  on  the  word  “Diversity”  and  delving  into  Bridging  the  Gap  between  
different  cultures.  Key  speakers  included  Terri  Houston,  who  taught  us  the  importance  
of  loving  ourselves,  Sean  Kiernan,  who  discussed  gender  expression  within  the  LGBT  
community,  and  Annie  Clark,  who  discussed  the  intricacies  of  interpersonal  violence  
among  different  cultures.  We  closed  the  Conference  with  a  Diversity/Privilege  Walk,  a  
meaningful,  enlightening,  and  thought-­‐provoking  activity  that  inspired  us  to  think  about  
the  topic  of  diversity  on  a  broader  and  more  critical  way.  We  are  excited  and  already  
planning  for  STRETCH  2011.

Enhance Collaboration between Service Organizations on Campus

We  have  been  working  to  create  a  list  of  organizations  which  incorporate  service  into  
their  work  on  campus,  and  we  are  <inding  that  the  majority  of  campus  organizations  
have  a  service  aspect  to  them!  We  will  be  holding  the  <irst  Service  Organization  
Collaboration  Assembly  in  mid-­‐November,  and  are  excited  for  the  productivity,  
collaboration,  and  effectiveness  of  this  important  event.

Service Event at C-TOPS

One  of  our  committee  members,  Kira  Lumsden,  has  been  working  on  this  platform  point  
and  contacting  the  Of<ice  of  New  Student  and  Carolina  Parent  Programs  to  meet  about  
scheduled  service  events  at  C-­‐TOPS  next  summer  (and  hopefully  in  the  summers  to  
come)  to  show  UNC  students  that  service  is  an  important  part  of  the  Carolina  
community.

TABS Project

After  talking  with  the  Environmental  Affairs  and  Greek  Affairs  Committees  of  Student  
Government,  the  Of<ice  of  Waste  Reduction  and  Recycling,  the  Residence  Hall  
Association,  and  the  Greek  Sustainability  Council,  PSAC  is  at  the  brink  of  debuting  the  
TABS  (Teaching  About  Being  Sustainable)  project,  an  initiative  aimed  to  gather  can  tabs  
in  order  to  encourage  recycling  and  better  and  purer  use  of  the  aluminum,  and  give  
them  to  the  waste  and  recycling  plant  to  melt  into  aluminum.  The  Ronald  McDonald  
House  receives  40  cents  for  every  pound  of  can  tabs  that  we  submit,  and  this  will  also  be  
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a  great  way  to  publicize  the  Ronald  McDonald  House  and  what  they  do.  One  of  our  
members,  Brittany  Reeves,  has  taken  this  project  under  her  wing  and  is  doing  an  
awesome  job!

Brown Bag Lunch Series

With  the  leadership  of  committee  member  Katya  Ortiz,  PSAC  kicked-­‐off  the  2010-­‐2011  
Brown  Bag  lunch  series  in  October  with  a  speaker  from  Relay  for  Life,  as  part  of  Breast  
Cancer  Awareness  Month.  She  shared  her  story  and  the  ways  that  UNC  students  can  get  
involved  to  help  <ight  cancer.

Address Local Hunger and Homelessness

We  are  working  with  the  NC  School  of  Science  and  Math,  as  well  as  other  campuses  
across  the  state,  to  break  the  world  record  for  the  largest  food  drive  in  February,  and  
committee  member  Hunter  Bryson  is  our  delegate  for  that  event.  We  also  are  sitting  on  
the  SITCH  (Student  Initiatives  to  Combat  Homelessness)  Board  and  serve  on  the  
Community  Participation  Workgroup  with  the  Orange  County  Partnership  to  End  
Homelessness,  and  we  are  planning  Project  Homeless  Connect  2010  with  these  groups,  
to  be  held  in  early  November.  

Participate actively in the Build-A-Block Campaign

We  have  talked  to  the  organizers  as  well  as  Lynn  Blanchard,  the  director  of  the  Carolina  
Center  for  Public  Service,  and  will  lead  the  efforts  to  discuss  and  critically  think  about  
the  reasons  why  we  need  to  build  these  houses  for  UNC  workers.  We  will  address  
everything  from  a  livable  wage  paid  to  UNC  employees  to  affordable  housing  and  
cultural  differences.

The Co-Chair Perspective

Ashley Patton

Overall,  I  believe  that  the  beginning  of  this  school  year  has  gone  quite  well.  After  being  
a  bit  nervous  about  committee  member  numbers,  several  more  applications  rolled  in  
and  we  were  able  to  form  an  amazing  committee  of  committed  and  hard-­‐working  
students.  Our  <irst  big  project  was  the  annual  STRETCH  conference,  explained  above.  
Even  though  I  had  an  amazing  time  on  the  Saturday  that  I  was  able  to  attend,  I  am  
somewhat  disappointed  with  the  numbers  of  people  that  showed  up.  I  think  that  since  
there  was  a  home  football  game,  the  numbers  were  much  lower  than  usual.  I  think  
that  the  attendants,  however,  truly  enjoyed  themselves  and  took  a  lot  from  it.  In  
addition,  we  have  had  our  <irst  brown  bag  lunch  series  and  the  committee
heads  for  that  said  that  those  numbers  were  also  not  very  high.  Because  of  this,  I  think  
we  need  to  to  work  on  publicizing  events  and  have  someone  from  our  committee  
specialize  in  PR  issues  or  work  with  the  PR  committee  more.  Other  projects  are  going  
great  because  of  our  hard-­‐working  members,  including  the  TABS  project,  service  
collaboration,  homelessness  help  and  advocacy,  and  the  NCSSM  food  drive.  We  are  
continuing  to  work  on  the  CTOPS  service  event,  fundraising  for  the  Public  Service  
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scholarship,  and  an  alternative  winter  break  and  are  looking  forward  to  starting  work  
on  NC  Service  Month  as  we  get  closer  towards  March.

Will Thomason

I  am  proud  of  our  committee  members  and  the  work  that  they  have  already  done  this  
year  to  make  PSAC  ef<icient,  effective,  collaborative,  and  productive.  We  have  an  
awesome  momentum  to  keep  pushing  us  to  do  the  great  things  planned  ahead.  I  am  
personally  excited  for  our  tentative  Alternative  Winter  Break  trip  to  address  issues  
surrounding  refugee  resettlement,  Service  N.C.  month  in  March,  and  the  Public  Service  
Scholarship  given  to  someone  each  year.  With  an  awesome  co-­‐chair  and  a  great  
committee,  I  am  so  thankful  to  be  able  to  witness  the  ongoing  awesome-­‐ness  of  the  
Public  Service  and  Advocacy  Committee!

The  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  October  Report  2010


Student Body Outreach
Caitlin Murray Goforth
goforthc@email.unc.edu

Thomas Clay Vickers


tvickers@email.unc.edu  
 
Committee Progress

Multimedia News Update


• Student  Body  Outreach  will  create  a  new  brief  weekly  news  video  segment  in  
partnership  with  the  Journalism  school,  STV,  and  Student  Government.  This  
update  will  include  a  message  from  Hogan,  interviews  from  students  of  current  
topics  on  campus/across  the  world,  showcase  events  or  projects  that  week,  and  
more.  

This  project—which  the  committee  took  on  as  our  <irst  and  almost  only  focus—has  
morphed  into  something  very  different  than  what  was  <irst  imagined.  Ian  Lee  and  Beth  
(his  EA)  have  taken  point  with  creating  a  brief  weekly  news  segment  in  partnership  
with  Carolina  Week  in  the  Journalism  school.  This  program  should  include  most  of  the  
main  point  of  this  platform  point.  Thus,  Caitlin  and  Clay  (along  with  our  committee)  
have  decided  to  move  forward  in  establishing  a  partnership  with  STV  to  create  a  
different  kind  of  TV  short  that  distinguishes  itself  with  humor  and  a  replicable,  
collaborative  model  with  campus  organizations.  Because  of  a  lack  of  effort  on  our  part  
we  are  still  in  the  early  stages  of  developing  the  show  with  STV.  However,  the  committee  
has  developed  a  great  sketch  of  how  the  show  would  work  and  have  <ilmed  the  <irst  
version  of  an  introduction.  Clay  and  Caitlin  are  currently  shopping  this  pilot  around  
with  the  STV  folks  and  will  be  meeting  with  their  board  this  week.  

Conduct focus groups with a wide cross-section of the Student Body to


investigate how students find out about events/campus organizations  a

This  semester  the  committee  has  been  looking  into  new  ways  to  expand  our  reach  to  
students  and  have  decided  to  move  forward  on  this  platform  point  next  semester.  

The Co-Chair Perspective

Caitlin

At  this  early  point  in  the  year  I  think  that  the  Outreach  committee’s  main  concentration  
is  refocusing  itself  with  its  new  purpose  under  the  Medlin  Administration.  Last  year  the  
committee  was  targeted  as  a  publicity  center  for  student  government  and  student  
organizations.  With  the  creation  of  the  PR  team,  the  Outreach  committee  has  shifted  its  
focus  to  being  a  creative  outlet  for  Student  Government  to  reach  the  student  body.  We  
see  ourselves  as  think  tank  for  ideas  centering  on  how  to  better  inform  students  of  what  
is  going  on  in  campus.  With  our  main  project  (This  Week  at  Carolina  segment)  we  are  
trying  to  tap  into  ways  that  will  reach  students  beyond  the  overused  publicity  means  of  
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social  networks,  painting  cubes,  and  passing  out  <lyers.  I  really  believe  that  our  segment  
will  catch  the  attention  of  students  on  campus  and  hopefully  become  something  that  
they  recognize  as  a  part  of  the  Carolina  culture.  I  believe  that  the  success  to  this  
committee  will  be  collaborating  with  other  student  organizations  like  STV  and  working  
with  them  to  brainstorm  new  ways  of  informing  students  how  to  become  involved.  

Clay

To  be  honest,  it’s  been  tough  to  build  a  committee.  The  way  the  open  application  
process  worked  yielded  us  few  applicants  and  even  fewer  committee  members.  The  
application  sent  out  by  Student  Government  included  the  committee  description  from  
last  year  that  basically  described  the  PR  team  that  was  created  in  the  middle  of  the  
school  year  last  year.  Thus,  I  think  many  applicants  were  confused  and  applied  to  the  PR  
team  because  the  Outreach  committee  seemed  irrelevant.  I’m  de<initely  not  trying  to  
pass  blame  on  anyone  but  I  think  this  was  a  determining  factor.  It  might  have  been  my  
and  Caitlin’s  fault  for  not  sending  in  a  description  on  time.  Anyway,  we’re  are  now  up  
and  running  after  a  slightly  bumpy  start.

I’m  really  passionate  about  our  platform  points—probably  because  I  was  lucky  and  got  
to  help  craft  some  of  them.  I  believe  that  Outreach  will  be  a  key  part  of  Student  
Government  if  it  can  ful<ill  its  mission  to  serve  as  a  think  tank  and  incubator  for  new  
ideas  about  how  to  connect  Student  Government  to  students—but  also  to  connect  
students  to  organizations,  students  to  other  students,  and  organizations  to  other  
organizations.  Our  <irst  project—the  This  Week  at  Carolina  TV  short—will  do  just  that.  
It’s  a  new,  untried  way  of  enabling  connections  between  students  and  what’s  happening  
around  them.  It’s  going  to  be  more  than  a  series    of  commercials;  it’s  a  new  technology  
to  strengthen  and  expand  the  Carolina  community.

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Student Life
Olivia Hammill
ohammill@email.unc.edu

Taylor Mercado
tmercado@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Organize student groups by genre at Fall Fest so they can be more easily
located. The goal is to increase on-campus involvement by helping students
find organizations that match their interests.

All  student  organizations  that  participated  in  Fall  Fest  were  organized  by  type  and  color.  
Academic  groups  were  designated  by  a  white  banner,  Activist-­‐Political  groups  by  a  red  
banner,  Cultural-­‐International  groups  by  a  blue  banner,  Fraternity-­‐Sorority  groups  by  a  
silver  banner,  Media  groups  by  a  yellow  banner,  Performance  groups  by  a  black  banner,  
Religious  groups  by  a  purple  banner,  Recreation-­‐Sports  groups  by  a  green  banner,  
Service  groups  by  a  gold  banner,  Special  interest  groups  by  an  orange  banner,  and  
Student  Government  groups  by  a  blue  banner.  Banners  were  constructed  with  vinyl  and  
PVC  pipes  and  hung  at  the  <irst  table  for  each  section.  See  below  for  the  color-­‐coded  
chart.

Create a site map of club location by type to be used at Fall Fest. The site map
will be e-mailed to all first year students prior to the event for reference.
Explore the possibility of printing this map in advance copies of the DTH and
having signs at both ends of South Road the night of Fall Fest.

As  mentioned  above,  all  organizations  were  organized  by  type  and  color.  Hogan  sent  an  
e-­‐mail  to  students  the  Friday  before  Fall  Fest  directing  them  to  a  website  designed  
speci<ically  for  the  event.  On  the  website,  students  could  download  a  map  of  the  table  
set  ups  on  South  Road  as  well  as  a  color-­‐coordinated  organizational  chart.  See  the  
appendix  for  the  map  and  chart.

Collaborate with the Technology Committee to conduct outreach to new


student organizations for online resources education, campus connection
possibilities, and any other services the organization may need to succeed.

A  member  of  our  committee  serves  as  a  liaison  between  the  Student  Life  and  
Technology  &  Web  Services  Committees.  She  attends  weekly  meetings  for  both  
committees,  and  reports  back  each  week  with  what  progress  has  been  made.  Currently,  
we  are  exploring  ways  to  best  reach  out  to  student  organizations.

Increase education regarding the use of online resources, such as


CollegiateLink, to aid organizations in their success.

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As  mentioned  above,  the  liaison  between  the  Student  Life  and  Technology  &  Web  
Services  committees  is  working  to  determine  the  most  useful  and  productive  way  to  
reach  out  to  student  organizations.  We  will  work  with  representatives  from  
CollegiateLink  to  train  our  committee  members  on  how  to  use  the  program.  We  are  
considering  ways  to  make  the  URL  for  UNC’s  site  more  accessible  for  students.  Once  our  
committee  members  are  comfortable  with  the  site,  we  will  reach  out  to  campus  
organizations.

Host a feedback suggestion stand in the Pit once a month where students
can voice their needs or concerns. Continue to increase Student
Government’s presence among the student body by promoting increased
outreach to students.

We  will  borrow  Carolina  Leadership  Development’s  large  cardboard  cut-­‐out  of  Hogan  to  
use  in  the  Pit  as  we  ask  for  suggestions  from  students  about  Student  Government.  
Students  will  be  able  to  post  their  ideas  and  suggestions  on  the  cut-­‐out  using  post-­‐it  
notes.

We  have  also  created  a  subcommittee  entitled  Organization  Outreach.  The  purpose  of  
this  subcommittee  is  to  act  as  a  liaison  between  Student  Government  and  campus  
organizations  in  an  effort  to  increase  publicity  and  student  involvement  across  campus.  
This  subcommittee  is  in  charge  of  updating  the  “Organization  of  the  Week”  feature  on  
the  Student  Life  tab  of  the  Student  Government  website.  Since  this  subcommittee  is  
working  on  a  completely  new  project,  we  have  given  its  members  freedom  in  coming  up  
with  other  ideas  for  increasing  organization  awareness.  The  members  of  the  
subcommittee  have  expressed  interest  in  creating  an  organization  search  engine  on  the  
Student  Government  website  on  which  students  can  input  their  interests  and  then  
receive  a  list  of  organizations  that  match  those  interests.  

Student Life looks forward to taking Carolina Marketplace to a larger, more


publicized level.  He will host the Carolina Marketplace once a semester
instead of once a year to allow a larger number of student organizations and
businesses to participate.

Because  our  committee  meetings  started  a  little  later  this  year,  we  have  decided  to  host  
one  Carolina  Marketplace  spanning  over  either  two  or  three  weeks  during  the  second  
semester  to  allow  for  a  more  inclusive  and  successful  event.  There  is  a  subcommittee  
dedicated  to  this  project,  and  members  of  this  subcommittee  have  been  drafting  e-­‐mails,  
including  a  ten  question  survey,  which  can  be  sent  out  to  campus  organizations  to  gauge  
their  interest  in  being  part  of  the  event.  They  have  also  been  brainstorming  ways  to  
categorize  participating  groups  for  the  event  and  considering  food  options.  

Work with Career Services to better organize and facilitate the Career
Services Fair.  Collaborate on advertisement, feedback, and event
management.

Members  of  the  subcommittee  dedicated  to  working  on  this  platform  will  be  meeting  
with  Tim  Stiles,  Associate  Director  of  Career  Services,  to  discuss  ways  our  groups  can  
collaborate.  This  meeting  will  allow  us  to  determine  the  next  steps  to  take.
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The Co-Chair Perspective

Olivia Hammill

Life  as  part  of  the  Student  Life  Committee  has  been  great  so  far  –  we  have  already  
started  working  on  all  of  our  projects  for  the  year,  something  we  hope  will  prove  to  be  
bene<icial  as  next  semester  approaches.  We  have  a  fairly  large  committee  this  year,  but  
dividing  everyone  into  subcommittees  has  proven  to  be  quite  successful.  By  using  
subcommittees,  we  can  ensure  that  there  is  always  someone  tackling  one  of  our  
committee  goals.  We  have  a  group  of  driven,  committed,  and  enthusiastic  committee  
members,  so  I  have  no  doubt  that  we  will  be  able  to  keep  the  momentum  going  all  year.  
More  work  can  always  be  done,  but  I  am  particularly  pleased  with  the  progress  that  has  
been  made  thus  far.

Taylor Mercado

I  feel  that  the  committee  has  been  wonderful  thus  far!  I  have  truly  enjoyed  working  with  
the  committee  members  and  getting  to  know  each  of  their  capabilities  and  ambitions.  
We  have  a  wonderful  group  of  people  in  our  committee  and  each  of  them  are  truly  
dedicated  and  want  to  do  wonderful  things  for  Carolina.  I  look  forward  to  getting  to  
know  the  members  even  better  and  forming  friendships  that  go  far  beyond  the  business  
of  the  Student  Life  committee.  Additionally,  I  am  very  excited  that  we  have  decided  to  do  
Carolina  Men’s  Networking  Night  again  this  year.  The  members  of  that  subcommittee  
have  already  been  brainstorming  locations,  guests,  and  food  ideas  to  plan  and  prepare  a  
wonderful  event.  The  committee  has  been  working  very  hard  and  I  am  excited  to  see  
where  else  we  can  take  the  committee  throughout  the  rest  of  the  year!

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Technology & Web Services
techandweb@unc.edu

Max Beckman-Harned
macmaxbh@email.unc.edu

Ben Hawks
bhawks@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Tech & Web will assist ITS and the Tech and Web committee in publicizing
technical resources available to UNC students.

IT  groups  on  campus  offer  many  services  to  UNC  faculty,  students,  and  staff.  However,  
many  of  these  services  are  unknown,  especially  to  students.  The  Tech  and  Web  
committee,  in  coordination  with  the  Student  Technology  Advisory  Board,  created  a  <lyer,  
which  can  be  found  at  http://www.unc.edu/studgov/tech<lyer,  to  highlight  the  most  
valuable  of  these  resources.  

ITS  funded  the  printing  of  the  <inished  <lyer  and  the  RAM  Shop  distributed  it  to  every  
incoming  undergraduate  at  CTOPS.  The  <lyer  has  also  been  distributed  to  Cabinet  and  
every  RA  in  Housing,  and  was  made  the  focus  of  at  least  one  ResNET  presentation.  It  will  
be  shortly  distributed  to  the  members  of  Student  Congress.  

Instead  of  continuing  the  Tar  Heel  Tech  Fair,  ITS  and  Student  Government  both  decided  
that  the  best  course  of  action  was  to  spend  our  time  and  efforts  publicizing  tech  
resources  using  different  venues  and  means  to  reach  the  largest  number  of  students  
possible.  

The  Tech  and  Web  committee  is  currently  evaluating  other  methods  of  distributing  the  
<lyer,  particularly  to  graduate  students,  and  will  soon  begin  the  <lyer  revision  process.  

Tech & Web will collaborate with ITS and the Tech and Web committee to
introduce Apple laptops into the CCI program.

ITS  administrators  involved  with  the  CCI  program  are  aware  of  the  growing  Apple  
laptop  use  and  students’  desire  to  incorporate  these  laptops  into  the  CCI  program.    We  
expect  more  information  on  this  issue  in  the  spring.

The committee will continue to provide individual website training and


support to student organizations.

We  have  continued  our  twice-­‐weekly  of<ice  hours,  and  have  had  several  student  
organization  representatives  come  to  the  Student  Government  suite  or  email  our  
listserv  with  questions  about  their  Joomla!  website  or  AFS-­‐hosted  website.  We  are  
continuing  to  work  with  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  to  escalate  problems  and  plan  
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for  the  future  of  AFS  space  and  Joomla!  websites  with  the  release  of  CollegiateLink.  The  
committee  will  presently  be  receiving  a  test  CollegiateLink  website  so  we  can  explore  
the  capability  of  the  system  and  be  able  to  best  advise  student  organizations  on  their  
website  options.  

The committee will keep students updated on the tools available to student
organizations for website management.

The  Division  of  Student  Affairs’  new  student  organization  management  system,  
CollegiateLink,  was  released  earlier  this  semester.  At  this  point  the  system  is  primarily  
being  used  for  student  organization  formal  recognition.  CollegiateLink  will  be  sending  a  
representative  to  the  school  next  month  to  provide  training  sessions  for  administrators  
and  students,  and  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  is  planning  to  publicize  the  program  to  
students  in  January.  The  Tech  and  Web  committee  will  assist  the  Division  in  its  planning  
and  publicity.  

The committee shall seek student advice and opinions about what content
students desire to see on the ConnectCarolina site. Having student opinions
reflected will increase the efficiency and use of ConnectCarolina.

The  Tech  and  Web  committee  has  been  actively  involved  with  the  ConnectCarolina  team  
by  offering  suggestions  and  <iling  bug  reports  on  the  system.  Two  student  components  
of  the  system  have  not  yet  been  released—grades  and  transcripts,  which  will  be  coming  
at  the  end  of  this  semester,  and  advising  (for  those  who  entered  the  University  in  Fall  
2009  or  later),  which  will  be  released  this  spring.  This  semester,  the  ConnectCarolina  
Campus  Solutions  developers  are  focusing  on  releasing  the  <inal  features  and  not  on  
major  changes  to  the  released  functionality,  such  as  registration.  

The  ConnectCarolina  team  is  planning  on  forming  a  User  Group  to  advise  the  project  on  
enhancements  consisting  of  faculty,  staff,  and  student  representatives.  This  committee  
will  determine  the  relative  priority  of  the  many  enhancement  requests  made  to  the  
ConnectCarolina  team,  and  Tech  and  Web  plans  to  be  an  integral  part  of  the  committee  
and  to  represent  the  student  body  in  its  discussions.  In  the  spring,  once  we  have  more  
concrete  methods  of  reporting  and  ranking  suggestions,  we  will  reach  out  to  the  student  
body  and  student  leaders  for  their  feedback  and  suggestions.  

The committee will seek to improve the ease of use of iTunes U for students
by looking for ways for student organizations to easily record important
events and get this content posted.

This  semester,  the  Tech  and  Web  committee  has  pursued  two  main  avenues  for  the  
improving  the  ease  of  use  of  iTunes  U  for  students.

First,  Tech  and  Web  committee  has  been  given  administrator  access  to  the  student  
section  of  the  university’s  iTunes  U  page.    Having  administrator  access  has  allowed  us  to  
modify  the  student  section  interface  to  make  it  more  user-­‐friendly.    Additionally,  student  
government  now  has  the  ability  to  upload  content  to  iTunes  U  giving  any  student  groups  
a  point  of  contact  for  uploading  any  media  they  may  have.    Our  long  term  goal  is  to  have  

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a  permanent  role  in  student  government  for  assisting  in  the  administration  of  the  
students’  portion  of  iTunes  U.

Second,  we  recognize  that  the  primary  barrier  to  making  iTunes  U  more  useful  to  
students  is  the  limited  availability  of  tools  to  capture  events  that  student  groups  would  
like  to  post  on  iTunes  U.    As  a  <irst  step  in  breaking  down  this  barrier,  Tech  and  Web  has  
compiled  a  list  of  all  media  resources  offered  to  students  on  campus.    Our  next  step  is  to  
<ind  the  best  method  to  publish  this  list,  so  that  students  can  be  aware  of  what  is  
available  to  them.

Ad-Hoc Projects

Live@edu

Last  semester  ITS,  in  cooperation  with  Student  Government,  made  the  decision  to  
outsource  student  email  to  Microsoft’s  Live@edu  email  solution.    We  are  excited  about  
this  transition  as  students  will  soon  be  receiving  a  much  more  powerful,  comprehensive  
set  of  services  providing  not  only  email,  but  also  calendaring  and  tools  for  collaboration.    
Nevertheless,  Student  Government  is  committed  to  ensuring  that  the  system  provided  
to  students,  as  well  as  the  transition  process  itself,  are  what  best  <it  the  needs  of  the  
student  body.

To  this  end,  Tech  and  Web,  in  coordination  with  the  PR  team,  has  been  involved  in  
biweekly  meetings  with  ITS  about  the  Live@edu  rollout  process.    We  receive  updates  on  
the  current  state  of  the  project,  raise  concerns  about  any  roadblocks  we  think  may  arise,  
and  request  features  that  we  think  will  bene<it  students.    Additionally,  we  act  as  a  liaison  
between  ITS  and  the  Executive  Board  of  Student  Government  for  when  an  of<icial  
student  opinion  is  needed.

We  in  Tech  and  Web  would  like  to  express  just  how  accommodating  ITS  has  been  
throughout  the  entire  planning  process.    ITS  administrators  have  been  incredibly  
receptive  to  all  of  our  feedback  and  feature  requests  and  have  truly  devoted  themselves  
to  providing  the  best  possible  service  for  students.  

Student Congress

Until  early  November,  the  databases  that  stored  all  information  on  the  Student  Congress  
website,  including  appropriations  information,  were  hosted  and  controlled  by  a  former  
Student  Government  member  on  his  personal  server  in  California.  Recent  security  
changes  made  by  ITS  alerted  us  to  the  situation  and  provided  the  former  member  an  
impetus  for  transferring  the  hosting  and  control  over  to  the  University.  Thanks  to  the  
Division  of  Student  Affairs,  the  information  is  now  hosted  on  their  servers,  located  in  
the  basement  of  Teague.  Tech  and  Web  facilitated  the  transfer  process  and  is  continuing  
to  set  the  technical  foundation  of  the  Student  Congress  website  in  order  by  updating  the  
permissions  on  the  Student  Congress  website  to  re<lect  the  current  Congress  
administration  and  has  started  the  process  of  looking  for  an  underclassman  who  would  
be  interested  in  the  technical  maintenance  and  development  of  the  Congress  web  
applications.  

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Deputy CIO

ITS’s  search  for  a  new  Deputy  CIO  is  drawing  to  a  close;  they  have  narrowed  down  the  
possible  candidates  to  three  <inalists.    These  three  <inalists  recently  came  to  the  
university  to  present  on  their  view  on  the  role  of  the  Deputy  CIO  as  well  as  their  ability  
to  <ill  this  roll.

A  Tech  and  Web  co-­‐chair  attended  all  three  presentations,  taking  notes  on  each  of  the  
candidates.    After  all  three,  we  discussed  the  strengths  and  weaknesses  of  each  
candidate  and  provided  feedback  to  ITS  to  assist  in  their  hiring,  and  look  forward  to  
working  with  the  selected  candidate.

The Co-Chair Perspective

Max Beckman-Harned

How  exciting  it  is  to  be  doing  IT  policy  at  a  time  of  great  technical  change  for  the  
University!  In  the  next  couple  of  weeks,  both  Student  Central  and  the  Oracle  UNC  
Calendar  will  say  their  <inal  goodbyes  and  we  will  be  left  with  the  much  newer  and  more  
capable  ConnectCarolina  and  Microsoft  Exchange  systems.  When  I  graduate  in  May,  the  
current  antiquated  email  system  will  graduate  with  me  and  Microsoft’s  Live@edu  suite,  
a  more  powerful  email,  calendaring,  and  collaboration  suite  will  be  rolled  out  to  all  
students.  Ben  and  I  are  using  Live@edu  to  collaboratively  write  this  document—in  fact,  
as  I  type  this  I  can  see  Ben  is  editing  his  perspective  section.  

There  have  been  rough  spots  in  the  road—ConnectCarolina  can  be  convoluted  and  
complicated,  and  I’m  sure  there  will  be  growing  pains  when  Live@edu  is  <inally  
released,  but  I  am  using  my  three  years  of  UNC  IT  experience  to  try  to  ease  those  pains  
as  much  as  possible,  to  foresee  what  we  can  and  smooth  what  we  cannot.  

I’m  pleased  to  say  that  the  Tech  and  Web  committee  is  the  largest  it  has  been  in  the  time  
I’ve  been  at  UNC.  I’m  still  working  on  delegating  tasks  and  helping  the  committee  
members  come  into  their  own,  but  I  have  high  hopes  for  them  and  for  the  future  of  our  
IT  at  UNC  and  our  little  committee.

Tech  and  Web  has  had  a  strong  beginning  and  we  will  keep  on  working  and  acting  for  
the  good  of  the  student  body.  We  have  a  couple  of  projects  not  long  enough  along  to  
mention  here,  and  we  hope  to  be  able  to  tell  the  campus  about  them  soon!

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Ben Hawks

Overall,  I  have  highly  enjoyed  my  <irst  semester  as  a  Tech  and  Web  co-­‐chair!  In  the  past  
couple  of  months,  I  have  learned  a  great  deal  about  the  technology  issues  facing  campus  
and  am  reassured  by  all  of  the  capable  people  that  I  have  met  tackling  them.

This  semester,  Max  and  I  have  seen  some  pretty  signi<icant  changes  to  the  Tech  and  Web  
committee.    Our  committee  membership  has  doubled  since  last  year,  and  the  male-­‐
female  ratio  of  the  committee  is  at  an  all-­‐time  high!    Our  members  have  done  solid  work  
so  far,  especially  with  iTunes  U,  but  I  would  really  like  to  further  expand  their  roles  on  
the  committee.

The  relationships  cultivated  with  ITS  in  the  recent  years  by  Max  and  my  predecessor  
Andrew  Phillips  continue  to  bear  fruit.    Our  friends  from  ITS  on  the  Live@edu  
committee,  including  Kathy  Kyzer  and  Tim  McGuire,  have  worked  hard  to  satisfy  all  of  
my  (and  de<initely  Max’s)  concerns.    Debra  Beller  with  ConnectCarolina  has  been  
incredibly  open  about  the  state  of  the  system  and  is  always  willing  to  listen  to  our  
complaints.

With  Live@edu  and  ConnectCarolina,  the  university  is  undergoing  signi<icant  


technological  change.    Although  not  everything  is/will  be  perfect,  I  am  optimistic  about  
the  future  of  technology  on  campus.

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University Services
Jim Broughman
jimbro@email.unc.edu

Marissa Gluck
gluckm@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

“Full-Lot” System in Cobb Deck

After  dividing  up  jobs  in  our  committee  meetings,  we  had  multiple  committee  members  
contact  DPS  to  work  on  the  process  of  installing  a  full  lot  sign  in  Cobb  Deck.  Another  
group  of  committee  members  contacted  Campus  Facilities  to  work  on  the  process  of  
installation.  Finally,  another  group  worked  on  calculating  data  to  demonstrate  the  
necessity  of  installing  a  full  lot  sign  in  Cobb  Deck.  After  two  weeks,  we  made  progress  by  
talking  with  the  director  of  DPS  and  Campus  Facilities.  The  sign  has  been  installed  in  
Cobb  Deck  and  we  are  now  working  with  DPS  to  ensure  that  it  is  fully  functional,  what  
times  it  is  in  operation  and  how  it  works  to  create  a  better  process  of  traf<ic  <low.  This  
process  has  been  a  struggle  in  that  many  of  the  directors  do  not  readily  respond  to  
email  or  phone  calls;  however,  we  will  continue  to  discuss  the  process  of  activation  with  
DPS  and  with  Campus  Facilities.  

UNC OneCard

The  committee  has  investigated  additional  methods  for  students  to  add  value  to  their  
expense  account.  The  possibilities  discussed  thus  far  include  an  option  for  students  to  
bill  their  student  account  and  also  the  implementation  of  additional  credit  card  carriers.  
We  will  continue  to  speak  with  the  UNC  OneCard  of<ice  to  evaluate  the  practicality  of  
these  options.

The Co-Chair Perspective

Jim Broughman

I  am  thus  far  very  pleased  with  the  progress  of  this  committee.  Members  have  shown  
strong  enthusiasm  and  initiative  with  regard  to  the  progress  of  our  platform  points.  I  am  
impressed  not  only  by  our  progress  towards  completion  of  the  platform,  but  also  with  
the  quality  of  group  interaction.    As  I  am  new  to  this  committee,  I  have  bene<itted  from  
serving  with  Marissa,  who  is  the  returning  University  Services  Co-­‐Chair.  Marissa  and  I  
work  very  well  together  and  are  both  very  excited  about  the  commitment  of  our  
committee’s  members.

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Marissa Gluck

The  process  of  working  with  DPS  and  Campus  Facilities  has  been  quite  frustrating.  “Red  
Tape”  is  often  an  interesting  factor  in  getting  things  accomplished  on  campus.  Though  
our  team  has  been  working  really  well  together,  it  can  often  be  dif<icult  to  instill  a  sense  
of  progress  in  committee  members  when  directors  and  other  administrators  are  not  
responsive  to  student  dialogue.  This  is  always  an  issue  with  working  on  a  project  as  
students  on  campus  when  adults  are  needed  to  facilitate  the  process.  We  will  continue  
to  help  students  in  our  committee  to  learn  how  to  better  work  with  administrators.  In  
hopes  of  changing  the  process  with  card  <illing,  we  will  help  committee  members  to  
better  understand  how  to  communicate  with  each  other  and  administrators.  

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Women Affairs
Allison Howard
azhoward@email.unc.edu

Billy Kluttz
billykluttz@gmail.com

Overview of Responsibilities

Committee Progress

One Act
Women’s  Affairs  is  attempting  to  collaborate  and  reach  out  to  the  student  population  
about  what  One  Act  is.    One  Act  is  a  movement  at  UNC,  where  the  main  focus  is  
prevention,  with  ways  to  help  prevent  sources  of  interpersonal  violence  such  as  assault,  
rape  and  domestic  abuse.    Women’s  Affairs  is  helping  publicize  and  strengthen  One  Act’s  
presence  on  campus  so  people  can  be  aware  of  possible  prevention  before  differing  
forms  of  interpersonal  violence  can  happen.    

Better collaboration with Women’s Center


Women’s  Affairs  is  focusing  on  improving  the  visibility  and  the  services  offered  by  the  
Women’s  Center.    Student  Government  feels  very  passionate  about  increasing  the  
visibility  of  the  Women’s  Center,  and  we  also  hope  to  help  the  campus  be  more  aware  of  
the  events,  options  and  opportunities  that  the  Women’s  Center  offers.    

Consolidated Gender Resources Handout


Women’s  affairs  is  working  on  compiling  all  resources  and  contact  information  for  
women’s  and  gender  issues  on  campus  and  creating  a  concise  handout  to  be  distributed  
to  incoming  <irst-­‐years  and  all  Carolina  students.  This  handout  will  also  promote  
collaboration  across  campus  among  various  groups  working  on  women’s  issues.

Women’s Health Awareness


Women’s  affairs  is  planning  an  educational  event  so  students  can  become  informed  
about  what  reproductive  health  services,  and  other  women’s  health  services,  are  
covered  under  the  new  UNC  student  health  insurance.  Furthermore,  the  event  will  also  
feature  a  question  and  answer  period  for  students  about  other  women’s  health  care  
services  are  offered  locally  and  on  campus—including  presentations  from  local  and  
campus  groups.

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Allison Howard
I’ve  really  enjoyed  getting  to  know  our  committee  and  understand  how  people’s  
differing  perspectives  can  help  us  reach  to  different  speakers.    It’s  very  crazy  at  times,  
and  I’ve  discovered  that  it  can  be  really  complicated  and  overwhelming  to  have  
committee  events  and  speakers  mid-­‐semester.    Another  possible  concern  is  giving  roles  
and  responsibilities  to  our  committee,  which  is  currently  quite  small.      Billy  and  I  are  
currently  working  on  strengthening  the  cohesion  and  responsibilities  of  our  committee,  
and  working  on  getting  speakers  and  events  that  will  reach  out  to  the  community.    Other  
than  that,  I  have  really  enjoyed  serving  as  co-­‐chair  as  it  has  challenged  and  given  me  
outlets  to  explore  my  interests  that  are  related  to  women’s  issues.  I  am  also  very  excited  
in  having  Women’s  Affairs  being  very  active  on  campus  in  the  coming  months.  

Billy Kluttz

I  am  thrilled  to  be  working  with  such  a  talented  co-­‐chair  and  I  feel  that  our  committee  is  
achieving  great  things.  Allie  and  I  have  very  different  strengths  and  I  think  that  is  
coming  together  well  to  create  a  strong  group  and  a  productive  semester.  We  are  just  
now  planning  our  <irst  major  events  so  I  have  few  concerns  as  of  yet.  I  hope  that  a  small  
committee  will  be  able  to  function  well  despite  a  larger  workload  for  individual  
members,  but  that  is  a  set  back  for  our  group.  However,  I  feel  that  our  passion  and  love  
for  gender  equality  and  women’s  issues  will  help  us  overcome  any  dif<iculties  presented  
by  a  smaller  committee.    

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Cabinet Special Projects

Carolina Advocacy
Jordan Funke
funke@email.unc.edu

Russell McIntyre
jrmcinty@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities
The  Carolina  Advocacy  Committee  is  a  student  lobbying  organization  which  regularly  
communicates  and  meets  with  members  of  the  North  Carolina  General  Assembly  and  
others  in  order  to  advocate  the  interests  of  the  Carolina  community.  This  group  will  
promote  these  interests  through  routine  visits  to  our  state's  capitol,  holding  media  
events,  and  gathering  student  support  for  issues  surrounding  higher  education  funding,  
among  other  ideas.    

Committee Progress

Gathering information about the tuition process and plans for this year

At  the  beginning  of  October,  the  co-­‐chairs  met  with  Hogan  and  other  members  of  the  
Executive  Board  about  the  tuition  plans  for  the  upcoming  year.  We  reviewed  numbers  
with  Hogan  and  are  in  the  process  of  creating  the  proposal  for  this  coming  year.  Once  
the  proposal  is  ready  and  the  budget  has  been  put  forth  by  the  Governor  in  January,  we  
will  be  able  to  move  forward.  

We  are  also  working  on  a  timeline  of  action  for  the  spring  semester.  This  will  include  
who  we  will  be  meeting  with,  what  forms  of  media  we  will  be  using,  and  at  what  time  
we  will  be  sending  out  communications.    

Improving our lobbying capabilities

The  committee  will  be  working  with  Erin,  University  Lobbyist,  who  is  willing  to  meet  
and  work  with  us  on  improving  our  lobbying  capabilities.  Erin  is  a  valuable  resource  
that  Hogan  recommended  the  committee  utilize.  The  committee  will  meet  with  her  in  
November  and  be  trained  in  basic  lobbying  skills,  such  as  effective  communication  and  
presentation.  This  will  allow  us  to  put  forth  our  message  in  person  to  the  General  
Assembly  in  the  best  possible  manner.  

We  are  also  compiling  a  list  of  General  Assembly  members  that  will  be  advantageous  to  
our  cause  in  the  spring;  because  of  the  election  year,  there  will  be  new  members  coming  
into  of<ice.  The  committee  is  closely  following  the  upcoming  election,  watching  who  is  
coming  into  of<ice  and  who  is  leaving  of<ice.  Following  November  2nd,  we  will  have  a  list  
of  representatives  who  will  sit  in  the  GA  committees  that  will  be  most  opportune  for  us  
to  talk  with;  committees  such  as  Education  and  Finance.  

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Bringing local members of the General Assembly to campus

The  committee  is  also  working  on  bringing  GA  members  to  campus.  Our  hope  is  that,  
like  last  year,  by  coming  to  Chapel  Hill  legislators  will  be  able  to  gain  a  better  
understanding  of  the  University,  its  needs,  and  its  promise  and  will  then  be  able  to  
encourage  the  support  of  other  GA  members.  In  addition,  these  members  will  be  able  to  
provide  valuable  insight  into  the  long  session  process  and  who  within  each  committee  
we  should  be  approaching  to  enact  positive  change.  

The Co-Chair Perspective

Jordan Funke

As  a  committee,  I  think  that  we  are  on  the  right  track.  It’s  important  to  remember  that  
Carolina  Advocacy  is  a  year-­‐long  project  committee.  Carolina  Advocacy  has  changed  its  
mission  this  year  from  being  a  committee  that  changes  its  goal  and  mission  yearly  to  
focus  primarily  on  tuition.  While  the  committee  has  not  yet  completed  many  individual  
projects,  our  current  involvement  in  the  tuition  process  is  ongoing  and  will  yield  
dividends  for  students  later  in  the  year.  Our  committee  is  excited  to  be  working  on  such  
a  cause  that  is  so  closely  tied  to  students.  We’ve  also  begun  to  break  down  the  
committee  into  sub-­‐committees  to  assign  members  tasks  that  better  <it  their  skills;  such  
as  having  committee  members  work  on  tracking  the  GA  election  and  working  on  forms  
of  media  communication  to  use  in  the  spring.  

Russell McIntyre

We’re  de<initely  moving  forward  with  our  plans  for  the  year.    Since  we  do  have  a  year-­‐
long  mission,  we  have  to  realize  that  moving  slowly  isn’t  necessarily  the  same  as  doing  
nothing.    We  need  to  spend  the  next  few  months  gathering  more  and  more  information  
(even  though  we’re  almost  overwhelmed  with  data  as  it  is)  so  that  when  the  General  
Assembly  sits  down  in  January  we’re  good  to  go.    Tuition  is  a  very  complicated  and  slow  
process,  as  we  have  to  go  through  so  many  levels  within  the  University  and  the  state  
government  to  effectively  lobby  our  goals.    Our  committee  is  moving  along  greatly,  and  
after  meeting  with  Hogan,  I  feel  con<ident  in  the  progress  we  have  made,  the  direction  
we  are  going  in,  and  our  plans  for  the  future.

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Committee on the University’s Role in State Education
(COURSE)
Nina Brashears
ninab@email.unc.edu

Grayson Cooper
graysonecooper@gmail.com

Committee Progress

Establishing a Mission and Purpose

Grayson  and  Nina  worked  during  the  summer  to  develop  the  vision  for  this  special  
project  in  order  to  lay  the  groundwork  to  make  NC-­‐STAGE  effective  and  focused  with  an  
ability  to  sustain  over  time  and  projects.  Once  the  committee  was  formed,  they  
collectively  decided  on  a  change  in  name  to  COURSE  (Committee  on  the  University’s  
Role  in  State  Education)  to  replace  NC-­‐STAGE  (North  Carolina  Students  Tackling  the  
Achievement  Gap  in  Education).  

A  description  of  our  mission  and  purpose:  COURSE  will  identify  and  evaluate  the  role  of  
the  University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill  in  educational  problems  in  order  to  create  
and  strengthen  advocacy  and  conversation  about  North  Carolina's  education  system  and  
work  to  mediate  the  implementation  of  potential  solutions.  COURSE  will  develop  this  role  
within  larger  campus  organizations  that  address  educational  issues.  As  a  newly  
established  committee  COURSE  will  act  as  student’s  voice  through  its  position  in  student  
government,  by  bringing  together  a  group  of  passionate  students  with  diverse  perspectives  
on  educational  issues  in  the  state  of  North  Carolina.

Minor in Education

As  a  committee  COURSE  has  decided  to  pursue  the  development  and  proposal  of  a  
minor  in  education.  We  are  hoping  to  this  will  serve  as  an  alternative  for  studying  the  
practice  of  education  with  greater  <lexibility  than  that  provided  by  the  major  in  the  
School  of  Education.      The  minor  has  relevance  to  those  interested  in  administrative  or  
policy  roles  in  education,  those  interested  in  educational  technology,  and  those  
preparing  for  graduate  work  or  lateral  entry  to  the  practice.    The  University  has  a  
responsibility  to  the  state  of  North  Carolina  and  this  minor  can  be  developed  as  a  way  to  
address  educational  problems,  including  potential  teacher  shortages.  

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Other Potential Projects

COURSE  has  discussed  the  possibility  of  pursuing  other  projects  that  include:
-­‐ Partnering  with  Roosevelt  Institute’s  Educational  Center:  Advocate  the  
implementation  of  policy  members  that  have  been  published.  Topics  include  
Charter  Schools  in  North  Carolina  and  Alternative  Paths  to  Licensure  for  Special  
Education  Teachers.  
-­‐ Wake  County  Issues:  Looking  into  changing  issues  and  policies  regarding  the  
Diversity  Policy  in  the  nearby  county  to  <ind  opportunities  for  research,  
collaboration,  and  advocacy  at  the  University.  
-­‐ Other  Collaborations  or  Projects:  COURSE  will  be  open  to  potential  partnerships  
or  programs  that  are  presented  throughout  the  year.  The  committee  members  
will  make  decisions  on  the  effectiveness  of  pursuing  a  particular  project.  

The Co-Chair Perspective

Nina Brashears

As  the  <irst  year  for  the  special  project  NC-­‐STAGE  (North  Carolina  Students  Tackling  the  
Achievement  Gap  in  Education)  Grayson  and  I  saw  a  great  opportunity  to  address  
educational  issues  in  North  Carolina.  Bearing  in  mind  that  there  are  a  variety  of  other  
organization  on  campus  that  address  education  we  wanted  to  ensure  that  the  special  
project  to  address  educational  issues  would  be  a  sustainable  endeavor.  There  are  so  
much  potential  projects  and  collaborations  for  “educational”  topics,  but  Grayson  and  I  
discussed  the  way  to  <ind  a  niche.    Now  that  we  have  a  very  dedicated  group  of  
committee  members  and  we  have  decided  on  a  new  name  (COURSE)  to  better  describe  
our  mission  there  is  much  potential  for  this  special  project.  

I  am  very  excited  about  the  minor  in  education  because  I  see  it  as  an  un<illed  need  that  
the  university  has  a  responsibility  to  meet.  The  study  of  education  should  be  open  to  all  
students  so  that  a  diverse  population  can  explore  such  a  crucial  part  of  society,  and  that  
population  should  not  just  be  limited  to  students  majoring  in  the  School  of  Education.  
With  the  University’s  commitment  to  innovation  and  the  state  I  look  forward  to  see  how  
a  proposal  for  the  minor  will  continue  to  develop!

Grayson Cooper

Having  talked  to  several  individuals,  both  inside  and  outside  of  the  special  project  about  
the  prospect  of  the  minor,  I  am  excited  by  its  potential.    Infusing  committed  students  
with  divergent  perspectives  on  education  into  the  School  of  Education  through  the  
minor  would  ultimately  broaden  the  backgrounds  and  trajectories  of  students  in  classes  
offered  by  the  School  of  Education.    Because  of  this,  I  recognize  this  initiative  as  being  
bene<icial  both  to  the  future  Minors  and  the  students  in  the  School  of  Education.

While  the  current  project  of  proposing  a  minor  is  substantial,  the  enthusiasm  and  
campus  involvement  of  the  committee  members  allows  for  expanding  COURSE  in  the  
future  into  an  integrating  entity  for  student  organizations  to  advocate  for  positive  
developments  in  K-­‐12  education.

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Excelling Through Mentoring
Cory Gu
corygu@email.unc.edu

Peter Sheng
ssheng@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Develop and expand “Excelling Through Mentoring”

Excelling  Through  Mentoring  is  a  <irst  year  mentoring  program  in  its  second  year  of  
existence.  The  program’s  vision  is  to:
• assist  <irst-­‐year  students  in  succeeding  in  academics  and  in  campus  involvement;
• introduce  <irst-­‐year  students  to  valuable  opportunities  to  explore  their  interests;
• create  a  support  network  for  <irst-­‐year  students  by  establishing  connections  with  
student  mentors,  faculty  and  other  <irst-­‐year  students;
• maximize  the  potential  of  <irst  year  students  to  express  their  leadership  through  
service  to  the  UNC  community.  

Mentoring  pods,  consisting  of  2  mentors  and  8  <irst  years,  are  the  core  of  ETM  and  meet  
for  <ive  weeks  during  the  fall  semester.  A  wide  variety  of  topics  concerning  all  aspects  of  
student  life  are  covered  ranging  from  academics  and  class  registration  to  internships  
and  budgeting.  Several  social  events,  including  an  ice  cream  social  and  participation  in  a  
service  project,  are  being  planned  to  give  <irst  year  students  a  chance  to  further  interact  
with  each  other.  There  are  also  three  large  group  events  that  are  educational  in  nature;  
examples  include  a  Kickoff  Event  and  presentations  by  University  Career  Services  and  
the  Study  Abroad  Of<ice.  

ETM’s  structure  was  modi<ied  in  several  ways  for  this  year.  To  assist  the  co-­‐directors  in  
running  the  program,  a  group  of  coordinators  was  selected  for  outreach,  organizing  
social  events,  and  planning  large  group  events.  The  program  itself  was  moved  from  the  
spring  semester  to  the  fall  semester  since  that  is  when  <irst  years  experience  the  
transition  the  most.  Due  to  its  growing  popularity,  ETM  was  also  expanded  from  10  
pods  with  20  mentors  and  60  <irst  years  to  16  pods  with  32  mentors  and  128  <irst  year  
students,  which  is  3%  of  the  entering  class.  In  total,  167  Carolina  students  are  involved  
in  ETM.

In  late  August,  applications  for  coordinators  and  mentors  were  released,  and  decisions  
were  released  in  mid-­‐September.  The  mentors  represent  numerous  majors,  hail  from  all  
over  the  country,  and  are  campus  leaders  in  many  organizations.  Next,  applications  for  
<irst  years  were  released,  and  decisions  were  released  in  early  October.  The  <irst  year  
students  were  sorted  into  pods  based  on  their  preferences  after  reading  mentor  
pro<iles,  and  the  majority  was  able  to  receive  their  top  choice.  A  Kickoff  Event  took  place  
on  October  17th,  which  had  great  attendance.  Mentoring  pod  meetings  started  the  week  
of  October  25th.

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For  the  remainder  of  the  semester,  the  committee  will  focus  on  updating  the  curriculum  
for  the  program.  The  coordinators  are  working  hard  on  planning  large  group  
educational  and  social  events  for  the  <irst  years.  Time  will  also  be  dedicated  to  further  
publicizing  this  new  program  to  Carolina  students,  gathering  input  and  support  from  
administrators,  and  seeking  collaboration  with  other  campus  organizations.

The Co-Chair Perspective

Cory Gu

Last  year,  I  served  as  a  Mentor  for  Excelling  Through  Mentoring  in  its  inaugural  year.  I  
applied  for  the  Co-­‐Director  position  because  I  really  wanted  to  undertake  a  leadership  
role  with  the  committee  in  order  to  help  expand  the  program  and  move  it  to  the  fall  
semester  this  year.  I  think  it’s  a  real  testament  to  the  program  that  11  of  the  mentors  
were  <irst-­‐year  students  in  the  program  last  year.  

This  year  we  were  able  to  improve  ef<iciency  and  organization  in  the  program  by  
utilizing  Google  Docs  for  mentors/students  to  submit  their  applications.  Our  
coordinators  have  been  an  amazing  help  in  recruitment  and  organizing  events  for  our  
program.  The  educational  events  allow  for  students  to  learn  more  about  campus  
opportunities  from  speakers  and  social  events  give  them  an  opportunity  to  meet  other  
<irst-­‐year  students  and  network  with  mentors.  We  hope  that  the  improvements  from  
last  year  will  enable  us  to  have  an  even  more  successful  year  in  helping  <irst-­‐years  with  
their  transition  to  Carolina!

Peter Sheng

I  am  excited  to  see  Excelling  Through  Mentoring  improve  and  grow  from  a  pilot  project  
into  an  established  program  with  its  own  niche  in  the  university.  A  50%  increase  in  the  
number  of  applications  from  last  year  show  that  more  students  are  becoming  aware  of  
the  program.  Better  attendance  and  participation  at  our  events  and  pod  meetings  re<lect  
that  more  <irst  years  are  taking  advantage  of  this  opportunity.  I  am  very  grateful  for  the  
support  of  my  co-­‐director,  coordinators,  peers  in  Student  Government,  and  especially  
the  mentors  because  ETM  would  not  have  seen  such  success  in  its  second  year  without  
all  their  hard  work.  

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First Generation Parents Weekend
Cherish Williams
cherrae@email.unc.edu

Jennifer Henkel
henkel@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities

The  committee’s  primary  responsibility  is  to  organize,  promote,  and  


support  an  annual  parents  weekend  for  graduating  <irst  generation  
students.  

Committee Progress

Planning for the Project

The  committee  plans  to  host  this  weekend  in  the  spring  semester  of  2011.  Depending  
upon  funding,  this  will  event  will  be  held  on  Saturday  in  March  for  parents  of  in-­‐state  
graduating  seniors.  The  committee  is  still  working  to  recruit  dedicated  and  passionate  
students  to  help  with  this  project.    Many  students  have  signed  and  we  are  hoping  they  
are  willing  to  take  on  task  to  help  us  make  this  a  successful  weekend.
 

Collaboration and funding

The  committee  has  contacted  the  following  programs/of<ice  to  collaborate  with  the  
project:
Carolina  First,  the  of<ice  of  New  Students  and  Carolina  Parent  Programs,  and
 UNC’s  Residence  Hall  Association.    Carolina  First,  a  student  organization  comprised  of  
First  Generation  College  students  have  agreed  to  take  part  in  the  project  and  their  
student  have  expressed  interest  in  helping  with  planning.  Unfortunately,  we  have  not  
received  a  response  from  the  Of<ice  of  New  Students  and  Parent  Programs,  but  we  will  
continue  to  contact  them  in  hope  of  their  support.  In  the  next  few  weeks  we  plan  to  
schedule  meeting  with  other  potential  collaborators  such  MSRC  and  the  Of<ice  of  
Admissions.

The perspective of the weekend

We  have  decided  to  keep  the  same  structure  we  planned  for  last  year.    The  project  
wasn’t  able  to  be  held  last  year,  due  to  funding,  but  we  do  have  a  wonderful  foundation  
from  last  year.    Our  goal  is  to  help  the  parents  receive  their  student’s  perspective  of  life  
at  Carolina,  and  also  to  welcome  the  parents  into  the  Carolina  Family.

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Cherish Williams
Progress  has  been  slower  than  I  imagined  this  year.    I  thought  connections  and  of<ices  
that  I  met  with  last  year  would  be  more  willing  to  work  with  the  project,  but  it  seems  a  
little  tougher.  I  am  hoping  that  all  the  funding  and  sponsors  will  be  <inalized  by  the  end  
of  the  fall  semester  and  the  spring  semester  will  consist  of  bringing  the  project  together.  
I  continue  to  have  con<idence  in  this  project  and  I  will  continue  to  meet  with  university  
of<icials  until  this  project  is  completed.

Jennifer Henkel

As  my  <irst  role  in  student  government  I  am  excited  to  be  a  part  of  this  committee.  I  have  
contacted  the  Of<ice  of  New  Students  and  Carolina  Parent  Programs  and  although  I  
haven’t  had  much  luck,  I  am  con<ident  that  we  can  pull  this  project  together.  I  would  like  
to  bring  awareness  to  First  Generation  College  students  and  help  their  parents  become  
involved  in  the  Carolina  family.  

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First Year Focus Council
Jeremy Knight
jeremybknight@gmail.com

Olivia Smith
oesmith@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Bring the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs and the First
Year Focus Council together to address critical areas of the first year
experience; application process, adjusting to life in a dorm, healthy eating
and study habits.
The  academic  committee  of  First-­‐Year  Focus  Council  will  begin  contacting  the  Of<ice  of  
New  Student  and  Carolina  Parent  Programs  on  Sunday  October  17th.  Once  the  council  
discusses  an  event  and  goals  with  the  Of<ice,  they  will  decide  what  they  want  the  forum  
to  consist  of  and  possible  dates  for  the  event.  After  collaboration  with  the  Of<ice,  the  
forum  should  be  completed  this  semester.    

External Appointment committees, which function through the office of the


Student Body Vice-President, often reserve spots for first year students in the
fall. Among them, the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (SACC)
seats two first year students to deliver the perspectives of new students to
Chancellor Thorp. Our goal is to seat at least one of the SACC first year
students on the First Year Focus Council to streamline the information flow
between first year student issues and the agendas of the administration.
Earlier  in  the  year,  one  of  the  SACC  members  expressed  interest  in  serving  on  the  
council.    Recently  they  informed  us  that  they  do  not  believe  they  have  suf<icient  time  to  
devote  to  the  committee.  Another  <irst-­‐year  on  SACC  has  been  contacted  about  serving  
on  First-­‐Year  Focus  Council.  

Expand the visibility and accessibility of the First Year Focus Council
Our  <irst  committee  project  aims  to  increase  the  visibility  of  the  First-­‐Year  Focus  
Council.    We  have  started  to  design  a  t-­‐shirt  to  give  out  to  <irst-­‐years  in  the  pit.  As  we  
hand  out  t-­‐shirts,  we  will  collect  <irst-­‐year  email  addresses  to  start  a  listserv.  The  
listserv  will  be  used  in  order  to  inform  <irst-­‐years  about  events  the  First-­‐Year  Focus  
Council  and  other  student  government  committees  will  be  conducting.  We  are  currently  
<inding  sponsors  to  fund  the  t-­‐shirt  that  has  been  designed  and  the  council  will  be  
planning  to  sit  in  the  pit  soon.  

Other  events  the  council  is  currently  planning  are  a  <irst-­‐year  tailgate  for  the  home  NC  
State  game  on  November  20th,  a  South  campus  themed  mixer,  and  a  community  service  
project  for  the  committee.  

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Jeremy Knight

After  collectively  establishing  a  mission  statement  to  guide  us  through  the  year,  the  
committee  has  really  hit  the  ground  running  by  focusing  on  one  large  initiative  to  
connect  <irst-­‐years  to  student  government.  As  this  project  gets  rolling,  we  have  begun  to  
shift  our  focus  to  a  few  more  initiatives  that  will  familiarize  <irst-­‐years  with  student  
government  and  enhance  their  <irst-­‐year  experience.  In  developing  these  plans,  
members  have  learned  about  many  resources  on  campus,  essential  tools  needed  to  
actively  participate  in  Carolina  organizations,  and  how  student  government  works  here.  
Members  have  an  active  role  in  the  committee,  spearheading  these  events.  This  will  
allow  them  to  be  quite  self-­‐suf<icient  next  semester,  enabling  the  committee  to  go  in  the  
direction  that  they  want—not  where  we,  the  co-­‐chairs,  want.  The  group  dynamic  has  
been  incredible—extremely  productive.  We  have  a  lot  of  work  ahead  of  us,  but  I  am  
completely  con<ident  that  we  will  tackle  most,  if  not  all,  that  we  have  planned  and  that  
these  members  will  gain  a  lot  along  the  way.

Olivia Smith

Already  I  can  see  that  the  First-­‐Year  Focus  Council  members  are  becoming  more  
captivated  by  the  Carolina  experience.  Their  ideas  are  ambitious  and  they  are  willing  to  
spend  time  to  attain  them.    Jeremy  and  I  have  been  inviting  in<luential  members  of  
student  government  to  speak  with  the  committee  about  their  experiences  and  to  give  
the  members  advice  about  getting  started  at  Carolina.  I  feel  that  it  is  really  important  to  
educate  the  committee  about  student  government  at  Carolina  as  well  as  help  them  
achieve  goals  of  reaching  out  into  the  <irst-­‐year  class.    Right  now,  a  lot  of  focus  is  on  
helping  them  learn  how  to  effectively  plan  events.  

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Music Festival
Sunny Huang
sunnyh@email.unc.edu

Vilas Sankar
vsankar@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Working Towards a Collaborative Carolina

The  committee  has  met  with  or  contacted  a  wide  variety  of  campus  organizations  with  
the  goal  of  possible  partnerships,  including:
• CUAB
• Student  Congress
• RHA
• CAA
• Vinyl  Records
• Campus  Y
• Carolina  Greek  Associations
• Senior  Class

Highlight Carolina’s Spirit of Service

We  are  actively  looking  to  sponsor  a  charity  that  bene<its  Carolina  and  the  surrounding  
Chapel  Hill  area.  We  thought  that  Build-­‐a-­‐Block  was  the  ideal  organization  for  our  
purposes,  but  that  unfortunately  fell  through.  Finding  a  charity  to  sponsor  is  at  the  top  
of  our  to-­‐do  list.  

Attracting First-Class Musical Talent


In  order  to  make  SpringFest  2011  the  success  that  we  envision  it  to  be,  we’re  trying  to  
get  an  A-­‐list  artist  to  perform  at  the  event.  Before  we  can  start  contacting  artists  and  
their  agents,  however,  we  must  <ind  the  aforementioned  charity  and  construct  a  well-­‐
crafted  platform  which  we  can  use  to  pitch  our  program  to  campus  organizations,  
corporate  sponsors,  and  Student  Congress.  

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Sunny Huang

The  past  month  has  been  quite  challenging.  Due  to  budget  cuts,  all  campus  
organizations  have  pulled  their  purse  strings  a  little  tighter.  Compounding  the  issue  is  
our  lack  of  a  true,  de<ined  platform.  We  have  batted  around  many  ideas  concerning  our  
vision  for  this  event.  The  idea  of  adding  a  social  impact  component  to  the  spring  
celebration  is  very  appealing  to  us,  but  the  ideal  organization  (UNC  Build  a  Block)  that  
we  wanted  to  partner  with  is  not  on  board.  It  has  been  frustrating  on  multiple  levels.  To  
really  pitch  to  various  organizations,  we  need  to  narrow  down  a  list  of  potential  artists  
that  we  would  like  to  pursue  to  come  perform.  Unfortunately,  that  is  not  possible  
because  agents  are  not  willing  to  even  speak  to  us  without  a  legitimate  budget.  Without  
a  headline  artist  to  appeal  to  potential  funding  sources,  they  are  less  willing  to  
contribute  to  the  vision  of  Spring  Fest.  It  is  become  a  vicious  self-­‐perpetuating  cycle  that  
we  hoping  to  break.  We  are  attacking  every  angle  possible  to  achieve  a  breakthrough,  
and  I  am  con<ident  that  it  will  happen  very  soon.  

Vilas Sankar

Like  Sunny  said,  the  budget  cuts  that  have  affected  UNC  have  severely  curtailed  our  
efforts  at  getting  other  campus  organizations  to  partner  with  us,  and  those  that  have  
agreed  to  help  with  SpringFest  can’t  help  us  with  as  much  funding  as  we’d  like.  We’re  
actively  trying  to  <ind  a  charity  to  partner  with  because  we  both  feel  that  having  a  
reputable  charity  on  our  team  would  provide  us  with  the  credibility  we  desperately  
need.  Sponsoring  a  charity  would  also  greatly  help  our  ability  to  attract  corporate  
sponsorships,  which  we  feel  will  be  our  primary  source  of  funding.  We  thought  Build-­‐a-­‐
Block  perfectly  <it  the  image  of  our  ideal  charity,  but  they  unfortunately  do  not  seem  to  
be  keen  on  the  idea  of  partnering  with  SpringFest.  Our  primary  task  as  of  now  is  to  <ind  
a  charity  to  partner  with,  thereby  allowing  us  to  construct  a  well-­‐crafted  platform  with  
which  we  can  use  to  pitch  SpringFest  to  campus  organizations,  corporate  sponsors,  the  
town  of  Chapel  Hill,  and  Student  Congress.  

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Second Start
Jasmine Colquitt
Jasmine1@email.unc.edu

Uhlee Oh
Uoh@email.unc.edu

Platform Progress

Help sophomores avoid the “sophomore slump” by providing information about the
variety of resources Carolina has to offer.
 
As  of  right  now,  the  Second  Start  Program  is  focusing  on  creating  completely  new  events  
on  campus  designed  speci<ically  for  sophomores,  but  still  open  to  all.  We  have  had  two  
meetings  this  year  due  to  our  bi-­‐weekly  meeting  schedule,  but  Second  Start  has  already  
begun  planning  “Coffee  Hour”  –  a  regular  event  that  would  allow  sophomores  (and  
other  students)  to  approach  certain  professors  here  on  campus  in  a  more  friendly  and  
relaxed  environment  (e.g.  at  Starbucks,  Caribou,  Krispy  Kreme,  etc.)  instead  of  in  their  
traditional  of<ice  hours.  Second  Start  is  designing  this  event  to  encourage  and  foster  
close-­‐knit  relationships  between  the  professor  and  student.  Hopefully  we  will  hold  our  
<irst  successful  Coffee  Hour  in  mid-­‐November  and  continue  on  with  this  series  
throughout  the  entire  year.  We’ve  already  contacted  professors  of  various  sophomore-­‐
level  courses,  and  many  have  expressed  their  interest  in  participating  in  this  program!  
Some  of  the  professors  we’ve  contacted  include  Professor  Byrns  (ECON  101),  Skender  
(BUSI  101),  Williams  (DRAM  116),  Johnson  (BIOL  252),  Austell  (CHEM  261),  Bloom  
(BIOL  252),  and  Leb  (PSYC  220/245)

In  addition  to  the  Coffee  Hour  events,  Second  Start  plans  to  continue  the  Sophomore  
Life  Forum  that  is  moderated  by  the  committee  which  was  begun  last  year.  The  only  
difference  between  this  year  and  last  year  will  be  that  Second  Start  plans  to  hold  a  
series  of  these  informal  discussions  regularly  throughout  the  spring  semester.  Within  
these  Sophomore  Life  Forums,  Second  Start  plans  on  covering  an  array  of  topics  from  
“Time  Management”  to  “Study  Abroad  Opportunities”  to  “Internships”  in  order  to  help  
them  Sophomores  plan  a  successful  second  semester/summer  after.  Sophomores  are  
encouraged  to  bring  any  thoughts,  suggestions  or  advice  to  the  discussions  to  aid  our  
committee  in  tailoring  events  to  meet  the  needs  of  sophomores.

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Jasmine Colquitt

Overall  I  feel  that  Second  Start  is  an  amazing  program  and  will  have  a  posi=ve  effect  on  the  
lives  of  many  second  year  students  here  at  Carolina.  Like  last  year  however,  I  have  no=ced  
that  it  is  s=ll  going  to  be  a  challenging  to  create  programs  specifically  targeted  to  
sophomores  without  overlapping  with  already  established  programs  and  events,  but  I  feel  
that  by  reflec=ng  back  on  what  was  done  last  year  in  the  program,  Second  Start  will  
accomplish  much  this  year.  I  feel  that  Second  Start  will  also  be  successful  due  to  our  
commiEee  members.  I  am  excited  that  our  commiEee  has  grown  in  number  and  spirit  this  
year.  Moreover,  like  last  year,  we  have  a  very  strong  and  dedicated  commiEee  and  I  feel  that  
with  the  persistence,  hard  work,  and  diligence  of  not  only  our  new  commiEee  members  but  
also  of  Uhlee  and  me,  Second  Start  will  con=nue  to  be  a  posi=ve  influence  on  the  
sophomore  community.  .  

Uhlee Oh

Wow,  I  did  not  expect  our  commiEee  to  have  made  the  progress  we’ve  made  thus  far!  I  am  
excited  to  be  working  with  an  enthusias=c  and  crea=ve  group  of  sophomores  (along  with  
Jasmine,  of  course!)  who  are  ready  to  leave  behind  a  very  resourceful  legacy  on  campus!  As  
a  sophomore  myself,  I’ve  encountered  various  ques=ons  and  issues  regarding  my  student  
life  and  academic  career,  such  as  “How  can  I  find  an  internship?”  and  “What  are  some  study  
abroad  programs  out  there?”  to  “How  do  I  approach  professors  without  seeming  
awkward?”  and  “How  can  I  manage  my  =me  beEer  so  I  can  assure  I  have  a  produc=ve  
school  year?”  I’m  grateful  to  be  in  a  posi=on  that  allows  me  to  help  address  these  issues,  
and  I’m  excited  to  see  the  posi=ve  outcome  and  effects  of  our  “Coffee  Hour”  project  and  
Sophomore  Life  Forums!

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Speaker Series
Matt Miller
Mjmiller89@gmail.com

Kelsey Kirchmann
klkirch@email.unc.edu

Background on Series

The  Speakers  Series  is  a  student-­‐led  and  student-­‐run  series  that  was  created  in  2007  by  
our  late  student  body  president,  Eve  Carson.    Our  series  brings  to  UNC  nationally  and  
internationally  renowned  <igures—men  and  women  who  have  distinguished  themselves  
through  their  ideals  and  accomplishments—for  the  purpose  of  stimulating  a  campus-­‐
wide  dialogue  about  important  contemporary  issues.    The  values  set  forth  for  speakers  
in  our  series  are  those  to  which  we,  as  Carolina  students,  aspire:    a  strong  ability  to  lead  
themselves  and  others,  a  commitment  to  public  service,  and  the  proven  ability  to  enact  
real,  positive  change  in  a  community.    Eve  believed  strongly  in  Carolina  students,  saying,  
“it’s  us  –  the  student  body  –  who  make  UNC  what  it  is.”  She  believed  in  the  importance  of  
speakers  to  strengthen  the  values  of  the  student  body  and  better  equip  the  students  of  
our  University  to  serve  their  communities  and  the  world.

Committee Progress

Improving the sustainability and publicity of Speaker Series website:

This  area  has  been  a  slow  start,  but  we  are  now  well  on  our  way  to  having  an  improved  
website  before  the  semester  break.    Brian  Payst,  of  Student  Affairs,  is  working  on  how  to  
make  our  website  easier  to  populate,  and  we  have  expanded  the  committee’s  
involvement  in  the  day-­‐to-­‐day  updating  of  the  website.    While  sometimes  a  mundane  
task,  this  opportunity  gives  our  committee  members  a  chance  to  feel  more  involved  
throughout  the  semester  and  take  ownership  of  the  events.    We  have  also  kicked  off  our  
collaboration  with  other  groups  on  campus,  so  that  more  speaking  events  are  included.

In  addition,  we  received  an  e-­‐mail  from  the  SGA  Chief  of  Staff  at  Georgia  Tech,  Jimmy  
Williams,  who  was  interested  in  our  feedback  on  how  to  best  foster  collaboration  with  
disparate  groups  on  campus  for  speakers.  We  have  been  in  contact  and  are  helping  them  
on  this  issue.  Perhaps  our  website  will  lead  to  improved  collaboration  on  other  campus.  

Continue to generate funds for the Speaker Endowment:

We  met  with  Lanier  Brown  May  on  October  5,  our  contact  in  the  Development  Of<ice,  
about  this  project  and  have  begun  moving  forward.    She  is  excited  for  this  spring  and  is  
optimistic  that  will  hit  our  endowed  goal,  of  100,000  dollars,  soon,  particularly  once  the  
markets  improve.    She  also  said  the  Women’s  Leadership  Council  will  make  funds  
available  to  <inance  our  speaking  event  this  year  independent  of  the  endowment.    

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Other Projects:

We  are  close  to  of<icially  naming  the  series  The  Carson  Lectures:  The  Students’  Speaker  
Series.    Lanier  (Who  is  this?)  plans  to  forward  our  letter  to  the  University  naming  
committee,  so  we  hope  to  have  the  series  named  by  the  end  of  the  semester.    

We  have  been  working  hard  on  bringing  speakers  with  name  recognition  to  campus  in  
conjunction  with  the  Women’s  Leadership  Council  and  the  Johnston  Center  for  
Undergraduate  Excellence.  We  have  sent  a  letter  of  inquiry  to  Governor  Beverly  Perdue  
to  come  to  campus  as  a  speaker  this  fall.  Additionally,  we  are  working  with  the  
Chancellor,  the  Dean  of  the  School  of  Public  Health,  Lanier  Brown  May  and  the  
Robertson  Scholarship  Program  to  bring  Melinda  Gates  to  campus  in  the  spring.  
Hopefully  these  speakers  will  respond  positively  and  we  can  continue  to  grow  the  
presence  of  this  series  on  campus.
 
The Co-Chair Perspective

Matt Miler

While  I  feel  like  we  may  have  gotten  off  to  a  slow  start  this  year,  I  am  con<ident  we  will  
be  able  to  have  an  enduring  impact  on  the  series.    I  am  optimistic  about  the  improved  
website,  a  project  I  began  work  on  last  year  as  a  member  of  the  committee.    
Furthermore,  the  letter  from  Georgia  Tech  was  a  nice  con<idence  boost  that  our  
committee  is  being  looked  to  for  advice  because  of  our  previous  success.

I  also  believe  that  our  new  name  may  allow  us  to  bring  further  big  name  speakers  to  
campus  and  I  am  dedicated  to  see  this  happen  next  semester.    Once  we  are  an  endowed  
lectureship,  I  think  we  will  be  better  able  to  attract  top  speakers.    I  look  forward  to  the  
rest  of  this  year  as  we  continue  to  reach  our  goals.

Kelsey Kirchmann

I  think  that  we  have  been  working  hard  to  achieve  the  goals  of  the  Speaker  Series  as  
well  as  ful<illing  the  new  roles  and  obligations  that  has  come  with  gaining  the  
endowment.  I  think  if  we  can  <inalize  the  appearance  of  a  widely  recognized  speaker,  
this  will  go  far  to  continue  the  momentum  of  the  series.  I  think  naming  the  series,  
publicizing  the  series,  publicizing  the  website  and  continuing  to  keep  up  with  speakers  
on  campus  will  bring  success  to  this  committee  and  improved  recognition  for  Student  
Government.  I  am  happy  with  our  progress  so  far  and  look  forward  to  successfully  
securing  a  speaker  for  our  committee.  

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Peer Advising
Kelsey Farson
kelseyfarson@gmail.com  

Jesse Addison
jaddison@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Select Peer Advisors for the 2010-2011 School Year

In  the  spring  of  2010,  we  selected  12  Peer  Advisors  to  serve  in  the  8  academic  
departments  that  are  associated  with  the  Peer  Advising  Program  at  Carolina.  The  Peer  
Advisors  were  selected  based  on  achievements  in  their  majors,  relationships  with  
faculty,  and  depth  of  understanding  in  their  <ields  of  study.  These  12  Peer  Advisors  were  
trained  at  the  beginning  of  this  semester.

Train Peer Advisors

Each  Peer  Advisor  attended  an  hour  long  training  and  information  session  on  peer  
advising.  The  training  session  went  over  the  programs  mission  and  the  peer  advisors  
responsibilities  and  restrictions.  This  year's  Peer  Advisors  have  developed  methods  for  
how  to  get  the  word  out  about  this  resource.  Peer  Advisors  are  supposed  to  contact  
their  academic  departments  by  November  1st  and  brainstorm  more  ways  to  spread  the  
word  (via  listservs,  presentations  in  front  of  introductory,  lecture  classes,  <liers,  
blackboard,  etc.).

Develop the Peer Advising Program

The  Peer  Advising  program  is  a  special  project  of  the  Medlin  Administration  and  a  
newer  addition  to  the  Carolina  community.  The  goal  of  this  year’s  Peer  Advising  
Committee  is  to  spread  the  word  about  peer  advisors.  The  co-­‐chairs  of  this  committee  
aim  to  work  with  peer  advisors,  academic  departments,  and  students  to  spread  the  
word  about  the  program.  Students  have  demonstrated  an  interest  in  peer  advising  and  
this  project  aims  to  address  that  need.  

Increase the number of Academic Departments in the Program

Our  fourth  platform  point  is  to  grow  the  size  of  the  program.  There  are  currently  8  
departments  involved  (mathematics,  biology,  political  science,  geography,  chemistry,  
Spanish,  English,  and  public  policy).  By  the  end  of  the  school  year  (Spring  2011),  we  
hope  to  have  increased  the  program  size  to  12  academic  departments.  Our  focus  in  the  
spring  will  be  growing  the  size  of  the  Peer  Advising  program.  

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Kelsey Farson

The  Peer  Advising  program  serves  as  an  excellent  opportunity  for  students  at  Carolina  
to  receive  information  about  classes,  majors,  and  organizations  without  having  to  meet  
with  an  academic  advisor.  Peer  Advisors  can  discuss  with  their  peers  about  
opportunities  on  campus,  inside  and  outside  of  the  classroom.  

Jesse  and  I  have  selected  12  solid  Peer  Advisors  for  this  year  and  are  excited  to  see  how  
they  will  be  utilized  in  the  upcoming  months.  My  fear  is  that  the  word  will  not  get  out  
about  the  Peer  Advisors  and  that  they  will  not  be  utilized  as  a  resource,  but  Jesse  and  
my  mission  is  to  ensure  that  each  Peer  Advisor  is  recognized  within  their  department  
and  amongst  students  as  a  resource.  

I  hope  to  give  this  program  a  solid  foundation  for  upcoming  years.  It  would  be  great  to  
see  this  program  receive  campus-­‐wide  recognition  and  be  acknowledged  as  a  resource  
on  campus.  Hopefully  in  the  spring  we  can  continue  to  work  with  departments  to  
increase  the  size  of  the  program.  My  hope  is  to  see  Peer  Advisors  have  an  actual  
presence  on  campus  and  be  recognized  and  utilized  as  a  resource.  

Jesse Addison

Thus  far,  the  Peer  Advising  Program  for  the  2010-­‐2011  Academic  Year  is  off  to  a  good  
start.    I  have  thoroughly  enjoyed  getting  to  know  our  new  Peer  Advisors,  and  I  believe  
that  it  is  crucial  that  we,  as  co-­‐chairs,  stay  in  touch  with  our  Peer  Advisors  on  a  regular  
basis.    This  will  be  both  to  evaluate  the  current  utilization  of  the  Peer  Advising  program,  
as  well  as  to  forge  meaningful  bonds  with  our  Peer  Advisors  such  that  they  feel  that  they  
have  a  vested  interest  in  the  continued  success  of  the  program.

While  we  have  yet  to  bring  new  departments  and  programs  into  the  fold,  we  should  be  
able  to  do  this  during  the  winter  months  (that  is,  once  our  current  Peer  Advisors  are  all  
suf<iciently  oriented  and  providing  us  with  useful  feedback).    Personally,  I  would  also  
like  to  reach  to  out  to  the  Academic  Advising  Program  in  the  coming  months  to  see  
whether  or  not  they  would  be  willing  to  make  Peer  Advising  a  more  visible  and  
sanctioned  part  of  the  overall  advising  experience  here  at  Carolina.

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Public Relations & Marketing Team
Maria Mayorga
Mayorga@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress

Microsoft Live

The  team  has  been  working  closely  with  representatives  from  ITS  to  establish  a  
cohesive  campaign  strategy  for  this  new  system.  Bi-­‐weekly  meetings  offer  us  knowledge  
of  the  program’s  development  and  help  us  shape  our  goals.  We  are  currently  discussing  
and  determining  things  such  as  domain  name,  service  name,  program  appearance  and  a  
communications  timeline.  We  expect  to  <inalize  a  communications  plan  within  the  next  
few  weeks  and  begin  working  toward  a  six  month  long  publicity  effort.  Most  of  our  
strategies  will  be  implemented  at  the  beginning  of  the  2011-­‐12  academic  school  year  as  
students  do  not  have  to  switch  to  the  new  system  until  next  summer.  

Our  goal  for  this  project  is  to  make  current  and  new  students,  alumni  and  faculty  aware  
of  the  transition  and  prepare  them  for  Microsoft  Live.  We  will  strive  for  an  easy  
transition  by  offering  support,  informational  sessions  and  extensive  system  testing.  
While  our  efforts  are  still  at  preliminary  stages,  we  have  high  expectations  for  this  
project  and  will  work  systematically  to  release  ef<icient  and  effective  information  that  
follows  our  communications  timeline.  

UNC Build A Block

UNC  Build  a  Block  is  a  10-­‐month  initiative  to  build  10  Habitat  for  Humanity  homes  for  
10  UNC  employee  families.  Our  team  worked  to  get  Build  a  Block  media  attention  by  
writing  and  distributing  press  releases  to  campus,  local  and  state-­‐wide  publications.  
Representatives  from  our  team  attend  bi-­‐weekly  meetings  with  other  Build  a  Block  
leaders  to  get  updates  on  builds,  volunteer  efforts  and  share  our  public  relations  and  
advertising  efforts.    

Since  this  project  takes  place  through  the  spring  semester,  we  continue  to  develop  
communication  and  fundraising  plans.  We  have  been  working  to  cultivate  strong  
relationships  and  strategic  partnerships  with  other  Carolina  organizations.  Partnering  
with  Relay  for  Life  and  Dance  Marathon,  our  team  is  planning  a  charity  bar  night  for  
early  next  semester.

Environment Affairs: Game Day Challenge

We  worked  with  the  Environmental  Affairs  committee  on  their  upcoming  project  during  
Homecoming  weekend  for  the  Game-­‐Day  challenge.  We  attended  their  meeting  and  
advised  them  on  their  public  relations  plan.    They  seem  to  be  progressing  in  the  right  
direction  and  we  plan  on  helping  them  edit  a  press  release  and  promote  the  event  
through  Student  Government’s  Twitter  and  Facebook  accounts.  
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The Chair Perspective

Maria Mayorga  

The  PR  Team  has  grown  and  <lourished  this  semester  into  something  none  of  us  could  
have  imagined.  We  have  taken  very  strong  roles  in  two  of  our  projects,  UNC  Build  A  
Block  and  Microsoft  Live,  and  we  have  worked  hard  to  disseminate  accurate  information  
to  the  student  body.  The  team  is  still  growing  and  creating  guidelines,  but  we  are  setting  
the  standard  for  years  to  come.  

Our  team  has  grown  into  20  members  that  not  only  show  up  for  weekly  meetings,  but  
also  work  for  Student  Government  on  a  weekly  basis.  This  semester,  we  have  a  higher  
level  of  responsibility  and  dedication.  We  are  able  to  accomplish  many  things  that  a  
growing  public  relations  agency  could,  including  research,  event  planning,  writing,  
editing,  organizing  and  facilitating.  

In  just  the  <irst  few  months  of  the  semester,  we  have  been  extremely  productive  and  our  
efforts  are  currently  rivaling  last  year’s  tasks.  Our  projects  are  getting  larger  and  our  
involvement  is  getting  stronger.  I  believe  we  are  doing  meaningful  work  that  is  
bene<icial  to  Student  Government  and  the  entire  campus  as  a  whole.  I  look  forward  to  
seeing  the  team  progress  even  further  and  establishing  publicity  for  many  projects  to  
come.    

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Additional Programs

Eve Carson Scholarship


Katherine Novinski, Executive Director
novinski@email.unc.edu

Calendar

Wednesday,  October  13:  Application  Opens


Tuesday  October  26th  and  Wednesday  October  27th:  Scholarship  Information  Sessions
Monday,  November  1:  Chancellor  Thorp  is  learning  the  Thriller  Dance  in  the  Pit  to  
publicize  for  the  Eve  Ball
Friday,  November  5th:  Eve  Ball  (21+)
Saturday,  November  6th:  Eve  Carson  Memorial  5K  for  Education
Wednesday,  November  10th:  Scholarship  Information  Sessions
Friday,  November  12:  Chi  Psi  Chi  Omega  Bene<it  Dinner
Thursday,  November  18:  Recommendations  Due
Friday,  November  19th:  Eve’s  Birthday  Bash
Sunday,  November  21st:  Application  Due
Saturday,  December  17th:  Finalists  selected
Friday,  January  14th:  Finalist  Application  Materials  Due
Saturday,  January  29th:  Finalist  Interviews  and  Selection

The Executive Director Perspective

Our  goal  this  year  as  an  Executive  Committee  is  sustainability,  from  a  <inancial  
perspective,  an  operations  perspective,  and  a  human  resources  perspective.  For  this  
reason,  we  have  set  a  goal  to  raise  $100,000  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  as  an  
Executive  Committee,  have  increased  regular  involvement  from  6  to  32  and  are  taking  
time  to  document  processes  and  decisions.    

As  we  are  the  last  class  to  have  personally  known  Eve,  and  to  have  been  personally  
affected  by  the  tragedy  of  her  death,  we  understand  the  role  our  committee  has  to  leave  
the  Scholarship  in  a  place  so  that  it  will  continue  to  grow  and  develop  in  a  way  that  is  in  
accordance  with  Eve’s  original  vision,  found  in  her  SBP  platform.  We  have  been  working  
to  more  clearly  and  consistently  articulate  the  mission  and  vision  of  the  Scholarship  in  
all  of  our  publicity  efforts,  when  we  invite  people  to  get  involved,  to  attend  fundraising  
events  and  to  apply  for  the  Scholarship.  

For  this  reason,  we  spent  a  long  time  last  spring  solidifying  the  mission,  vision  and  
philosophy  of  the  Scholarship  because  the  message  was  not  consistent  between  many  of  
the  different  sources.  We  used  the  language  found  on  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  
website  and  the  documents  from  the  past  three  years  to  settle  on  this  mission  
statement:  

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The  mission  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  is  to  celebrate  junior-­‐year  students  who  have  
demonstrated  transformative  development  at  the  University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  
Hill.  In  providing  students  the  opportunity  to  celebrate  students,  we  honor  Eve  Carson’s  
legacy  and  her  commitment  to  excellence  with  a  heart.  

It  is  extremely  important  that  the  mission  has  two  parts,  because  what  is  so  special  
about  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  is  that  we  are  honoring  Eve  Carson’s  legacy  by  
ful<illing  her  own  original  vision  for  a  junior-­‐year  merit  scholarship.  

For  this  reason,  fundraising  efforts  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  will  no  longer  center  
around  an  emotional  appeal  surrounding  the  tragedy  of  Eve  Carson’s  death  but  will  
instead  center  around  the  transformative  power  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  has  had  on  
the  individuals  who  have  been  selected  as  scholars.  We  believe  that  in  order  for  the  
Scholarship  to  be  sustainable,  it  is  important  that  we  show  donors  and  the  university  
how  the  Eve  Carson  Scholars  have  been  impacted  by  their  summer  experiences  and  the  
receipt  of  this  Scholarship.    

Chase  Jones,  Caroline  Fish  and  Elinor  Benami  are  incredible  individuals  who  represent  
what  it  means  to  embrace  the  opportunities  that  Carolina  has  and  then  use  these  
opportunities  to  develop  as  an  individual  in  a  way  that  allows  one  to  more  fully  give  
back  to  the  Carolina  community.  Eve  hit  on  something  so  important  in  realizing  that  
Carolina  needed  a  junior-­‐year  merit  Scholarship  which  is  why  we  have  to  continue  to  
raise  money  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  so  that  we  can  celebrate  more  than  just  two  
students  a  year.    

We  believe  that  this  transition  from  focusing  on  the  tragedy  of  Eve’s  death  to  the  focus  
on  the  life  and  energy  that  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  has  produced  for  the  Carolina  
community  in  order  to  raise  money  is  not  only  important  for  the  sustainability  of  the  
Eve  Carson  Scholarship  but  also  a  pivotal  point  in  the  healing  process  for  the  
community.    We  also  solidi<ied  a  vision  and  a  philosophy  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  

Vision:
“Learn  from  every  single  being,  experience  and  moment.  What  joy  it  is  to  search  for  
lessons  and  goodness  and  enthusiasm  in  others.”  –Eve  Carson
Working  to  ful<ill  Eve  Carson’s  vision  and  legacy  as  Student  Body  President,  the  
scholarship  provides  an  opportunity  for  students  to  continue  their  pursuit  of  the  
Carolina  Way.  These  students  have  demonstrated  character  and  leadership  in  the  face  of  
adversity,  and  have  shown  a  strong  commitment  to  scholarship  and  social  justice.  We  
hope  to  enrich  our  community  by  facilitating  the  personal  expansion  and  growth  of  
these  extraordinary  students.  The  Scholarship  aspires  to  be  one  of  the  most  prestigious  
honors  for  Carolina  students  because  it  is  the  recognition  of  an  individual’s  dedication  
to  the  Carolina  community  by  his  or  her  fellow  peers.  In  receiving  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholarship,  one  honors  the  legacy  of  Eve  Carson  and  her  enormous  contribution  to  the  
Carolina  community.    

Our Philosophy:

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“Inclusion,  involvement,  diversity,  acceptance,  seeking  to  be  great  but  always  
remembering  that  we  must  be  GOOD…  this  is  just  the  START  of  the  Carolina  Way!”  –Eve  
Carson
The  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  embraces  the  Carolina  Way  in  all  of  our  actions.  Though  the  
Carolina  way  is  ful<illed  in  different  ways  for  different  students,  the  essence  is  
represented  in  the  idea  of  excellence  with  a  heart.  Those  that  live  the  Carolina  Way  seek  
to  continuously  give  back  to  our  community  through  meaningful  actions.  Each  
individual  in  the  student  body  must  constantly  live  out  their  own  unique  de<inition  of  
the  Carolina  Way.

Goals, Progress and Next Steps

Executive Director

Goal:  Complete  By-­Laws  to  formalize  the  policies  and  procedures  of  the  Eve  
Carson  Scholarship  and  establish  the  Scholarship  as  a  sustainable  entity  within  
the  university.  

Progress  

Thomas  Edwards  and  Katherine  drafted  an  almost  <inal  version  of  the  By-­‐Laws  in  the  
Spring  of  2010.  The  selection  process  and  criteria  for  externally  appointed  seniors  must  
be  added  as  well  as  the  roles  and  regulations  of  the  three  different  funds.  

Next  Steps  &  Considerations

The  Of<ice  of  Development,  Division  of  Student  Affairs,  the  Of<ice  of  Scholarships  and  
Student  Aid  and  the  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  must  formally  approve  
the  By-­‐Laws,  since  each  plays  a  role  in  the  operations  of  the  Scholarship.  

Goal

Establish  an  Internal  Advisory  Board  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship,  according  to  
the  By-­Laws,  comprised  of  representatives  from  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs,  
Scholarships  and  Student  Aid,  the  OfUice  of  Development  and  the  former  Executive  
Directors  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  to  maintain  continuity  of  vision  from  year  
to  year.  

Progress  

The  By-­‐Laws  include  the  proposed  composition  and  responsibilities  of  an  Internal  
Advisory  Board,  which  would  meet  once  a  year  to  establish  continuity  of  vision  for  the  
ECS,  especially  regarding  fundraising  and  the  selection  process  of  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholars.  

Next  Steps  

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The  <irst  Internal  Advisory  Board  meeting  will  occur  next  semester  after  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholars  have  been  selected  and  after  the  Executive  Director  for  next  year  has  been  
selected.  

Goal

Involve  underclassmen  in  the  work  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  in  order  to  
make  this  idea  sustainable  for  the  future.  

Progress

Last  year,  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  ECS  was  comprised  of  2  juniors  and  4  seniors.  
As  of  last  spring,  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  ECS  had  7  seniors  and  1  junior:  
Director  of  Recruitment  &  Selection,  Director  of  Web  Content,  Director  of  PR,  Co-­‐
Directors  of  Internal  Fundraising  &  Co-­‐Directors  of  External  Fundraising  and  Executive  
Director.  

This  fall,  in  order  to  involve  more  underclassmen  in  the  operations  of  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholarship,  these  positions  have  been  added:  

Executive  Assistant  to  Recruitment  &  Selection  –  Sophomore  Kacie  Neville  


Executive  Member  at  Large  –  Sophomore  Abby  Bouchon  
Finance  Director  –  Senior  Jen  Smit  
Treasurer  of  Internal  Fundraising  -­‐  Sophomore  Ashleigh  Dorman
Executive  Assistant  to  Marketing  –  Jiasi  Wu  
Secretary  –  First  Year  Kathleen  Hayes

Internal  Fundraising  now  has  a  committee  of  10  committed  members,  including  sub-­‐
chairs,  which  are  comprised  of  sophomores  and  juniors.  Additionally,  the  PR  &  Web  
Content  team  has  a  committee  of  10  members.  This  means  we  have  increased  the  number  
of  people  involved  in  the  operations  of  the  Scholarship  on  a  regular  basis  from  6  to  32,  
which  is  exciting  and  extremely  important  for  sustainability  because  most  of  the  members  
recruited  are  underclassmen.    

Next  Steps

The  biggest  goal  with  the  new  members  is  to  effectively  convey  the  mission  and  vision  
of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  to  these  individuals  and  delegate  responsibilities  so  that  
they  feel  they  are  making  a  meaningful  contribution  to  the  work  of  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholarship.  

Solidifying  the  criteria  and  responsibilities  of  the  Executive  Director  of  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholarship  as  well  as  the  selection  process  for  the  Executive  Director  so  that  we  can  
identify  the  right  individual  to  take  on  this  role  for  the  next  year  is  extremely  important.  
At  this  point,  we  have  a  lot  of  seniors  and  a  lot  of  sophomores  and  <irst-­‐years  involved  
with  the  Scholarship,  however,  the  number  of  juniors  involved  is  much  lower  as  many  of  
them  are  already  involved  in  signi<icant  other  leadership  positions.  This  means  that  
recruiting  the  individual  to  serve  as  the  Executive  Director  will  require  seeking  out  
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individuals  who  have  demonstrated  signi<icant  leadership  in  other  areas  of  campus  but  
who  have  not  necessarily  been  directly  involved  with  the  Scholarship  in  a  large  way.  
Juniors  interested  in  being  involved  with  the  Scholarship  next  year,  but  who  do  not  have  
time  to  commit  to  a  large  role  should  email  me  at  novinski@email.unc.edu  to  <ind  out  
smaller  ways  to  get  involved  and  learn  about  the  operations  of  the  Scholarship,  such  as  
by  helping  with  recruitment  and  by  attending  weekly  meetings  just  to  learn  about  the  
Scholarship,  before  they  apply  for  a  position  on  the  Executive  Committee.  

Goal:  Raise  $100,000  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  to  improve  Uinancial  
sustainability  and  improve  stewardship  to  donors.  

The  Eve  Marie  Carson  Memorial  5K  for  Education  will  be  giving  75%  of  the  funds  raised  
to  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  this  year,  which  is  an  increase  from  last  year.  Also,  the  
Directors  of  the  5K  have  been  collaborating  with  the  Executive  Committee  and  the  
Development  Of<ice,  which  is  necessary  for  the  event  to  continue  to  be  successful  in  the  
future.  Progress  on  this  goal  will  be  detailed  in  the  External  Fundraising  and  Internal  
Fundraising  sections.  

Goal:  Develop  a  5-­10  year  Strategic  Plan  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  with  the  
Internal  Advisory  Board  and  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  ECS.  This  will  be  
completed  in  the  spring  in  conjunction  with  the  Executive  Committee  and  the  Internal  
Advisory  Board.  

Recruitment & Selection

Goal  

Recruit  an  even  wider  range  of  applicants  to  apply  for  the  ECS  and  solidify  the  selection  
process  for  the  seniors  who  serve  on  the  selection  committee.  

Progress

The  three  externally  appointed  seniors  have  been  selected  to  serve  on  the  Selection  
Committee.  This  year,  selecting  the  seniors  was  not  simple  because  it  was  necessary  to  
determine  the  criteria  for  these  seniors  to  establish  a  precedent  for  the  type  of  
individual  which  makes  a  good  selection  committee  member,  outside  of  their  
relationship  with  Eve  Carson,  since  next  year’s  class  of  seniors  only  has  a  handful  of  
students  who  had  met  Eve  Carson.  Now,  we  have  a  clearer  vision  of  the  selection  
process  and  criteria  for  seniors  and  will  write  a  formal  document  to  be  passed  down  to  
the  next  Executive  Director  in  order  to  enable  them  to  conduct  this  process  more  
ef<iciently  next  fall.

Jon  Curtis  is  the  new  appointment  from  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  to  serve  on  the  
Selection  Committee  for  the  next  two  years  and  Jordan  Meyers  is  the  Alumni  
appointment  and  will  serve  for  the  next  two  years.  

Aaron  Charlotte-­‐Powers  and  John  Brodeur  are  two  members  of  the  Selection  Committee  
who  are  rotating  off  the  Selection  Committee  this  year,  having  completed  their  two-­‐year  
term  as  the  representative  of  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs.    
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The  application  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  opened  last  week  on  Wednesday,  
October  13thand  will  be  open  until  Sunday,  November  21st.    Faculty  Recommendations  
are  due  on  Thursday,  November  18th.  

Two  information  sessions  have  been  held  to  explain  the  mission,  vision,  selection  
criteria  and  eligibility  to  juniors  interested  in  applying  for  the  Scholarship  and  one  more  
will  be  held  on  Wednesday,  November  10th.  

Next  Steps

Christina  Lynch  will  be  holding  of<ice  hours  in  the  pit  to  answer  questions  juniors  may  
have  about  the  selection  process  and  will  be  visiting  classes  to  publicize  the  Eve  Carson  
Scholarship  application.  

Christina  Lynch,  Director  of  Recruitment  &  Selection,  will  be  organizing  the  <irst  
meeting  of  the  Selection  Committee  for  during  the  month  of  November  where  the  
committee  will  be  introduced  to  the  selection  criteria.  Then,  the  selection  process  will  
begin.  Finalists  will  be  selected  before  Winter  Break  and  interviews  will  be  conducted  
the  last  weekend  in  January.  Recruitment  for  applicants  will  occur  during  the  month  of  
November.  

External Fundraising

Goals

Seniors  So<ia  Wilson  and  Chase  Pickering  are  the  Co-­‐Directors  of  External  Development  
and  have  established  a  goal  to  raise  $50,000  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  through  the  
Eve  Ball  and  pledges  from  External  Donors.  

Progress

So<ia  Wilson  has  arranged  to  have  all  of  the  Senior  Marshalls  pledge  to  sell  5  tickets  to  
the  Eve  Ball,  because,  this  year,  Lori  Burgwyn  who  plans  the  Eve  Ball  has  worked  with  
Meg  Petersen  in  the  Of<ice  of  Development  to  enable  Eve  Ball  tickets  to  count  as  a  
donation  to  the  senior  class.  We  hope  to  make  attendance  at  the  Eve  Ball  a  Carolina  
tradition  for  the  Senior  class  by  involving  the  Senior  Marshalls  in  the  selling  of  the  
tickets.    This  way,  students  really  are  celebrating  students,  which  is  a  signi<icant  aspect  
of  the  mission  of  the  Scholarship.  We  believe  this  is  an  extremely  important  partnership,  
because  it  means  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  is  working  with  the  Senior  Class  in  a  way  
that  helps  us  both  achieve  our  goals,  because  the  seniors  are  aiming  to  achieve  43%  
participation.    

Chase  Pickering  has  completed  a  letter  to  be  mailed  to  a  list  of  donors,  which  he  
compiled  and  which  has  been  approved  by  the  UNC  Development  Of<ice.  These  are  
individuals  who  have  not  yet  donated  to  the  ECS  and  this  letter  will  be  mailed  out  
during  November,  following  all  of  the  fundraising  events,  to  expand  our  donor  outreach.    

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Chancellor  Holden  Thorp  and  Patti  Thorp  will  be  learning  the  Thriller  dance  in  the  Pit  
on  Monday,  November  1st  in  order  to  publicize  the  Eve  Ball!

Following  the  four  fundraising  events  in  the  month  of  November,  the  focus  of  the  rest  of  
the  year  will  be  on  compiling  a  list  of  donors  from  within  the  Executive  Committee  and  
from  friends  outside  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  individuals  who  could  be  solicited  
for  donations  to  the  Scholarship.  

The  Development  Of<ice  has  agreed  to  compile  a  list  of  all  of  the  donors  who  have  ever  
given  to  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  so  that  we  can  strategically  plan  the  best  way  to  
approach  donors,  especially  those  who  have  supported  regularly.  Before  approaching  
individuals  for  more  donations,  a  video  will  be  sent  to  all  donors  about  Chase  and  
Caroline,  to  thank  the  donors  for  their  contributions  to  the  Scholarship.  

Stewardship  towards  donors  is  one  of  the  priorities  of  the  External  Development  team  
because  it  is  important  that  we  show  donors  how  they  are  supporting  and  why  it  is  
important  that  they  keep  supporting.  Next  semester,  we  will  pursue  plans  to  begin  a  
monthly  newsletter  that  will  provide  donors,  if  they  choose,  regular  updates  about  the  
Eve  Carson  Scholarship,  both  with  regards  to  fundraising  events  and  with  regards  to  the  
Scholars.    

Internal Fundraising

Goals:  The  Internal  Fundraising  Committee  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  established  a  
goal  last  spring  to  begin  a  fundraising  event  that  would  be  run  by  students  involved  
directly  with  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship,  in  order  to  introduce  a  silly,  fun  side  of  Eve  
while  also  involving  more  students  and  members  of  the  community  in  the  mission  of  the  
ECS.  

Progress:  We  are  starting  an  event  in  November,  Eve’s  Birthday  Bash:  

Eve’s  Birthday  Bash:  November  19th  4pm-­7pm  on  Polk  Place


The   event   will  be  held  on  the  Friday  afternoon  of   Eve’s   birthday.   It  is  our  opportunity  as  a  
committee   to   raise   scholarship   awareness  and   funds   while   promoting   the   celebration   of  
life   that   Eve   Carson   embodied.   It   will   be   a   celebration   of   community,   a   celebration   of  
friendship,  a  celebration  of  fun,  a  celebration  of  students  embracing  the  Carolina  Way.  

As   a   scholarship   committee   we   have   a   responsibility   to   not   only   promote   the  


scholarship   and   ensure   its   nature   as  it   was   intended,   but   also   to   carry  on  the  spirit   of  
our   friend  Eve.   She   has   become   iconic   in   the  minds   of   students,   and   in   a   way   that   is  
appropriate.   However   we   want   to   maintain   the   human   side   of   her.   Her   spontaneity  
along   with  her   drive  to   develop  friendship  as   would  always   say,   “I   have   friends,   and   I  
have  friends  that  I  have  not  met.”

The  event  will  have  7  activities  in  which  teams  of  friends  will  compete.  
-­‐ Mini-­‐Scavenger  Hunt

-­‐ Pin  the  Tail  on  Holden


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-­‐ Smashing  Presents
-­‐ Punt,  Pass,  Kick  Contest
-­‐ Cake  Decorating
-­‐ Cake  Eating
-­‐ DANCE  OFF!

Individuals   are  encouraged   to   sign   up   in   teams  of  friends   or  with  their  student   group.  
Participants   will   pay   $10  for   entry,   goody   bag,   and  t-­‐shirt.   There   will   be   an   option  to  
attend   without   participating.   The  events   will   be   staggered  in   order   to   increase   group  
participation.   We   want   to   encourage   students   to   sign   up   as   a   team   and   make  
connections  through  light-­‐hearted  competition.  

Next  Steps:  

Team  Recruitment  Week  will  be  the  week  of  November  8-­‐12th,  following  the  Eve  Ball  
(November  5th)  and  the  Eve  Carson  Memorial  5K  for  Education  (November  6th).  We  
hope  to  recruit  teams  of  friends  as  well  as  student  groups  and  will  provide  
student  groups  an  opportunity  to  share  what  they  do  and  why  they  do  what  they  
do.  

Public Relations & Web Content

Goal  

Effectively  publicize  the  four  different  events  occurring  in  November  for  the  Eve  
Carson  Scholarship,  in  order  to  raise  even  more  money  than  the  previous  year  
from  each  event,  helping  us  to  reach  our  internal  goal  of  raising  $100,000  for  the  
Eve  Carson  Scholarship  this  year.  

Progress

The  Public  Relations  &  Web  Content  arm  of  the  Scholarship  is  extremely  integral  to  the  
success  of  the  Scholarship,  because  so  much  of  our  fundraising  comes  from  events  run  
by  organizations  outside  of  the  Scholarship  Executive  Committee  and  outside  of  the  
university,  that  PR  &  Web  is  one  of  the  biggest  ways  that  we  help  raise  money  for  the  
Scholarship,  which  is  why  the  PR&  Web  Content  Directors  have  compiled  a  team  of  
graphic  designers,  press  release  writers,  journalists,  pr  specialists,  photographers  and  
videographers  in  order  to  support  the  PR  of  the  Scholarship.    

The  Of<ice  of  Development  is  funding  the  production  of  a  3  minute  video  about  the  
Scholarship,  which  will  include  Winston  Crisp,  Chancellor  Holden  Thorp,  and  the  Eve  
Carson  Scholars  Caroline  Fish  &  Chase  Jones,  sharing  stories,  the  history,  mission  and  
vision  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  The  video  will  be  completed  by  November  1st,  in  
time  to  be  shown  at  all  of  the  events  during  the  month  of  November.  Development  has  
also  said  that  this  video  can  be  sent  out  to  the  180,000  donors  to  UNC,  not  just  donors  to  
the  ECS.  This  is  an  important  part  of  Stewardship.    

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Next  Steps  

Four  fundraising  events  are  occurring  in  November  while  the  ECS  application  is  also  
open,  which  means  the  PR  team  will  play  a  huge  role  during  the  month  of  November  
and  will  be  putting  their  15  day  plan  into  place  when  we  return  from  Fall  Break.  
Members  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  will  be  in  the  pit  publicizing  the  events  the  
entire  week  from  November  1st  –  November  5th  to  publicize  the  Eve  Ball  and  the  Eve  5K  
for  Education.    

Web Content

Goal

Establish  a  cohesive,  useful  web  presence  for  the  ECS,  which  includes  scholar  
pages,  which  showcase  examples  of  work,  character  and  campus  involvement  as  
well  as  information  on  selection,  mission  and  vision  of  the  ECS.  

Progress

New  Media  Campaigns,  based  in  Carborro,  offered  to  design  and  develop  a  website  for  
the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  However,  NMC  uses  a  different  CMS  than  the  UNC  web  
server  and  Bryan  Payst  along  with  the  Of<ice  of  Development  preferred  that  we  
purchase  a  Joomla  Template  and  have  our  Director  of  Web  Content,  Lizzy  Hazeltine,  re-­‐
design  the  website  herself.    Bryan  Payst  has  migrated  the  url  from  unc.edu/eve  to  
evecarsonscholarship.unc.edu  in  order  to  enable  Lizzy  more  freedom  to  design  the  new  
website.  www.unc.edu/eve  will  permanently  bounce  to  evecarsonscholarship.unc.edu  so  
that  we  will  not  lose  donors.    

Lizzy  Hazeltine  and  Jarrard  Cole  have  also  been  working  to  improve  the  Social  Media  
Presence  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  You  can  visit  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  on  
facebook  at  “Eve  Carson  Scholarship”  and  follow  ECScholarship  on  twitter.  

Next  Steps  

Lizzy  will  have  the  new  website  completed  by  the  time  that  the  next  class  of  Eve  Carson  
Scholars  are  selected  in  January.    

Concluding  Thoughts  

Our  goal  this  year  as  an  Executive  Committee  is  sustainability,  from  a  <inancial  
perspective,  an  operations  perspective,  and  a  human  resources  perspective.  As  a  
committee  we  feel  a  responsibility  to  institutionalize  the  procedures  of  the  scholarship  
and  to  involve  as  many  underclassmen  in  the  work  of  the  scholarship  as  possible  so  that  
we  can  make  sure  that  individuals  continue  to  be  devoted  to  the  mission  and  vision  of  
the  scholarship.  
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For  this  reason,  my  biggest  emphasis  for  the  <irst  half  of  the  semester  has  been  on  
recruiting  individuals  to  be  a  part  of  the  ECS,  especially  underclassmen,  in  order  to  
introduce  them  to  the  mission  and  vision  of  the  ECS.  

For  most  of  the  Executive  Committee,  the  second  half  of  this  semester  will  be  focused  on  
fundraising  through  the  four  events  in  November.  However,  my  focus  will  be  on  <inishing  
the  By-­‐Laws  and  on  solidifying  the  Internal  Advisory  Board  as  well.  My  job  as  a  member  
of  the  Selection  Committee  will  begin  as  soon  as  Thanksgiving  Break  starts,  so  
December  and  January  will  be  focused  on  the  Selection  of  the  new  scholars.  Establishing  
an  IAB  will  enable  continuity  from  year  to  year  from  an  operations  perspective.  This  is  
why  we  are  also  working  to  formalize  processes  and  procedures  this  year  and  improve  
documentation.    

I  plan  to  begin  transitioning  the  Executive  Committee  and  my  role  as  soon  as  the  Eve  
Carson  Scholars  have  been  selected,  because  I  want  to  have  a  couple  of  months  to  
transition,  because  at  this  point,  we  have  a  lot  of  institutional  knowledge  to  pass  along,  
especially  since  most  in  next  year’s  class  will  not  have  known  Eve.  I  want  to  be  able  to  
transition  the  committee,  and  the  Executive  Director,  speci<ically  through  the  different  
aspects  of  running  the  ECS,  since  it  is  a  unique  student  organization  to  be  a  part  of  in  
order  to  leave  the  next  committee  in  the  right  place.  

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SafeWalk
Christina Lynch, Director
lynchcm@email.unc.edu

Program Progress

Increase Numbers

SafeWalk  has  started  out  very  strong  this  year.  We  reached  our  record  numbers  from  
last  semester  early  in  the  semester.  We  are  averaging  about  15  walks  a  night  this  
semester  whereas  we  averaged  12  walks  a  night  last  semester.  SafeWalk’s  most  walks-­‐
in-­‐a-­‐night  is  now  43—it  was  32  last  semester.  We  reached  these  two  records  more  
quickly  into  the  semester  this  year  than  last  spring.  Now,  the  Walkers  take  on  more  
walks  per  night  than  normal.  However,  if  you  average  only  the  two  most  popular  nights,  
Tuesdays  and  Wednesdays,  our  average  walks-­‐in-­‐a-­‐night  is  much  higher.  

We  have  <igured  out  that  each  team  can  handle  about  12  walks  a  night  while  still  
maintaining  a  short  wait  time  and  excellent  customer  service.  We  are  fairly  close  to  
reaching  our  maximum  number  of  walks  per  night  that  the  three  teams  can  handle  
while  maintaining  service.  Thus,  we  are  going  to  need  to  add  a  fourth  team  at  least  for  
Tuesday  and  Wednesday  nights  very  soon,  probably  by  mid-­‐November.  

Expand Off-Campus

At  the  end  of  the  semester  last  year,  we  started  to  walk  to  Greek  housing,  but  this  year  
we  have  expanded  also  to  any  location  on  Franklin  Street  and  Rosemary  Street.  Our  
speci<ic  range  for  these  two  streets  is  between  Granville  Towers  on  the  west  side  and  
Spencer  dorm  on  the  east  side.  We  have  found  that  these  areas  are  in  demand,  but  still  
most  of  our  calls  are  for  on-­‐campus  locations.  Our  next  goal  is  to  meet  with  Chapel  Hill  
Police  and  discuss  further  expansion.  We  would  like  to  come  up  with  an  off-­‐campus  
expansion  plan  that  would  be  safe  for  our  Walkers  and  also  to  areas  that  would  have  the  
highest  demand.  This  plan  will  be  done  by  the  end  of  November.

Because  each  walk  will  take  longer  to  off-­‐campus  locations,  our  three  teams  will  be  
more  stressed  for  time.  We  want  to  keep  our  maximum  <ive-­‐minute-­‐wait  time  as  we  
expand  off-­‐campus,  thus  we  need  to  add  a  fourth  team  before  we  do  so.  This  would  
mean  having  two  more  Walkers  on  duty  each  night,  increasing  our  costs.  It  is  important  
to  keep  our  customer  service  as  high  as  it  has  been  to  keep  up  demand  and  to  sustain  
our  high  approval  rate.  As  stated  in  the  previous  section  “Increase  Numbers”,  however,  
our  most  popular  nights  are  Tuesdays  and  Wednesdays,  thus  we  will  only  have  a  fourth  
team  on  these  two  nights  until  the  demand  gets  higher  on  other  nights  as  we  expand  off  
campus  and  publicize  to  increase  numbers.

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Funding

In  order  to  expand  off-­‐campus  we  need  to  <ind  more  funding  because  we  need  to  have  
an  extra  pair  of  Walkers  on  at  night  in  order  to  keep  up  our  customer  satisfaction  rate.  
At  least  for  this  year,  however,  we  are  only  going  to  have  an  extra  pair  working  on  
Tuesdays  and  Wednesdays.  We  see  no  need  to  have  an  extra  pair  of  Walkers  on  the  other  
nights  because  those  nights  are  not  as  busy  as  Tuesdays  and  Wednesdays.  

We  are  the  Parents  Council’s  student  program  pick  of  the  year,  meaning  they  are  
focusing  their  efforts  on  improving  and  working  with  SafeWalk  throughout  the  year.  
Along  with  Student  Safety  and  Security  Committee,  the  Parents  Council  is  our  biggest  
funder  and  supporter.  We  are  currently  exploring  more  funding  because  we  are  $8,500  
short  for  next  semester  without  even  adding  a  fourth  team  on  Tuesdays  and  
Wednesdays.  If  we  are  to  add  a  fourth  team  on  Tuesdays  and  Wednesdays  starting  
November  1,  we  need  about  $12,000  more.

Publicity

These  increased  numbers  are  due  to  the  increased  exposure  SafeWalk  has  received.  
Over  the  summer,  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  spoke  about  SafeWalk  during  its  
safety  seminar  at  each  CTOP  session.  The  <irst-­‐years  and  transfers  know  about  SafeWalk  
before  the  <irst  day  of  classes.  Also,  returning  students  know  about  SafeWalk  from  last  
semester  and  are  even  more  apt  to  use  it  this  semester.  Last  spring  we  ran  a  survey  and  
95  percent  of  those  surveyed  had  heard  about  SafeWalk.  We  plan  to  run  another  survey  
like  this  in  November  to  gauge  SafeWalk’s  progress,  satisfaction  rates  and  other  
statistics.

This  year,  SafeWalk  has  a  Marketing  Director  who  is  speci<ically  in  charge  of  publicizing  
SafeWalk.  We  hope  that  the  Marketing  Director  will  be  effective  in  reaching  out  to  our  
target  market  and  thus,  increasing  numbers  for  each  night  of  the  week.  More  walks  
means  that  a  greater  number  of  students  are  being  walked  home  safely  each  night.

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The Co-Chair Perspective

Christina Lynch, Director

I  am  completely  impressed  by  how  SafeWalk  is  doing  this  semester.  Our  team  is  more  
cohesive  and  dedicated  as  ever,  and  the  employees  are  thrilled  about  the  increased  
demand  SafeWalk  has  witnessed.  

This  year,  our  Executive  Board  has  taken  on  new  members  who  <ill  newly  created  
positions.  We  now  have  an  Assistant  Director,  Finance  Director  and  Marketing  Director.  
The  new  members  bring  more  energy  and  new  perspectives  to  SafeWalk  that  will  only  
help  SafeWalk  as  it  grows.  The  Assistant  Director,  Matt  Schaefer,  will  help  me  in  
coordinating  the  Advisory  Board  meetings,  speaking  to  administrators  and  coming  up  
with  the  off-­‐campus  expansion  plan.  The  Finance  Director,  Makani  Dollinger,  is  now  in  
charge  of  writing  all  grant  and  funding  requests,  updating  the  budget  and  
communicating  with  the  Executive  Board  about  the  budget’s  state.  The  Marketing  
Director,  Jacob  Horvat,  will  look  into  new  ways  that  we  can  reach  our  target  market.  He  
plans  to  reach  out  to  the  Greek  community,  Granville  and  the  Residence  Hall  
Association.  Now  that  the  Executive  Board  is  comprised  of  three  extra  people,  I  believe  
we  can  cover  a  lot  more  ground  than  we  could  last  year  with  just  Jonathan  Tugman  and  
me  sitting  on  the  Executive  Board.

Hiring  went  very  well  this  year.  We  took  on  14  new  employees  and  each  is  eager  to  work  
as  SafeWalkers.  We  have  also  hired  work-­‐study  students,  which  helps  with  cutting  costs  
while  maintaining  our  excellent  service  record.  New  this  year,  we  are  going  to  keep  
applications  open  year-­‐round  like  many  other  businesses  do.  We  will  check  and  read  
through  the  applications  once  a  month  and  if  an  applicant  catches  our  attention,  we  will  
go  through  the  standard  hiring  procedures  that  we  always  do.  

I  am  excited  to  see  how  SafeWalk  does  this  year.  Expanding  off-­‐campus,  adding  a  fourth  
team  and  <inding  new  funding  options  will  be  our  biggest  tasks  this  year.  However,  with  
our  dedicated  Executive  Board  and  employees,  I  am  sure  that  everything  will  go  
smoothly  and  that  you  will  hear  of  our  successes  in  the  March  Report!

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Town & External Relations
Jeff DeLuca
musipoliticojeff@gmail.com

Sean Maxwell
sean.maxwell2@gmail.com

Melvin McDermott III


mmcdermo@email.unc.edu

Group Progress

Establishing a System of Regular Engagement with Municipal Government

On  June  4th,  we  had  a  productive  conference  call  with  Mayor  Mark  Kleinschmidt.  We  
shared  ideas  on  how  to  create  a  better  working  relationship  between  the  Town  and  
Student  Government.  The  Mayor  was  particularly  excited  about  the  new  Liaison  
structure.  

On  August  18,  Melvin  McDermott  III  and  Jeff  DeLuca  went  to  the  Community  Design  
Commission  (CDC)  to  ask  for  feedback  on  a  proposal  that  would  allow  students  to  serve  
as  ad-­‐hoc  non-­‐voting  members,  speaking  speci<ically  on  developments  likely  to  affect  
student  housing.  The  Board  was  skeptical,  despite  support  from  Town  Manager  Roger  
Stancil.  The  CDC  expressed  concerns  that  students  would  not  be  able  to  commit  
seriously  to  the  board  and  that  the  board’s  four  year  terms  would  mean  high  student  
turnover.

We  then  met  in  person,  along  with  President  Medlin,  with  the  Mayor  on  August  23rd  to  
further  our  discussion  about  placing  students  on  town  boards  and  committees.  The  
Mayor  suggested  that  the  Liaisons  serve  as  the  primary  Student  Government  
representatives  to  the  Town  on  multiple  platforms.  In  other  words,  instead  of  the  
cumbersome  process  of  permanent  placement  that  can  last  for  multiple  years,  the  
Liaisons  can  represent  student  interests  at  the  various  board  and  committee  meetings  
through  public  comments,  questions,  and  petitions.  Currently,  Liaisons  are  using  Town  
listservs  from  the  Town  Council  and  various  boards  and  committees  to  scan  upcoming  
agendas  for  issues  of  concern  to  students.  When  a  matter  is  scheduled  that  pertains  to  
student  interests,  one  of  the  Liaisons  is  assigned  to  represent  Student  Government  and,  
if  necessary,  speak  on  its  behalf.  We  will  continue  to  engage  with  the  City  Council,  
Mayor’s  Of<ice,  Town  Boards,  and  Departments  where  appropriate  to  promote  student  
interests.

As  expected,  the  Chapel  Hill  Downtown  Partnership  did  ask  for  an  External  
Appointment.  Jeff  DeLuca  was  sworn  in  as  the  Undergraduate  Representative  on  
September  8th  and  attends  board  meetings  the  2nd  Wednesday  of  each  month.  He  also  
maintains  regular  contact  with  Meg  McGurk,  Assistant  Director  of  the  Partnership.      

In  closing,  Town  and  External  Relations  (TER)  remains  committed  to  making  sure  the  
student  body  has  a  voice  in  all  major  town  affairs  that  affect  them,  particularly  Carolina  
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North,  140  West  Franklin  (University  Square),  and  celebrations.  Our  job  is  to  maintain  
awareness  of  town  issues  that  affect  students,  cultivate  relationships  with  town  of<icials  
and  staff,  inform  student  government  of  important  developments,  and  to  advocate  for  
student  interests  when  necessary.

Homegrown Halloween

Our  goal  is  to  assist  the  Town  in  ensuring  that  Halloween  is  a  safe,  fun,  and  homegrown  
experience  for  UNC  students.  As  a  member  of  the  Downtown  Partnership,  Jeff  DeLuca  
has  taken  the  lead  role  with  regard  to  Halloween  planning  with  the  town.  

Jeff  spoke  with  Meg  McGurk  at  the  end  of  September  to  get  some  background  on  
“Homegrown  Halloween”  and  a  feel  for  the  town’s  plans  going  forward.  For  the  
University’s  perspective,  he  was  referred  to  Assistant  Dean  of  Students,  Dean  Blackburn,  
whom  he  met  with  on  Wednesday,  October  7.  As  it  stands,  the  Town  does  not  plan  to  
make  any  adjustments  to  the  structure  of  “Homegrown  Halloween.”  Some  things  
however  are  still  unclear,  including  operation  of  the  Robertson  Bus.  Dean  Blackburn  
informed  Jeff  that  he  would  be  addressing  that  in  meetings  with  various  administrators  
over  the  next  week.  The  following  are  actionable  items  that  Student  Government  can  
help  to  accomplish:

• Con<irm  the  Safe  Ride  J  bus-­‐  According  to  Dean  Blackburn,  Brian  Litch<ield  of  
Chapel  Hill  Transit  has  not  heard  from  Student  Government  about  con<irming  the  
Safe  Ride.  This  matter  must  be  taken  care  of  quickly  if  it  has  not  been  already.  
The  number  to  reach  him  is  919-­‐969-­‐4908.  

• Spotter  Teams-­‐  Administration  needs  help  recruiting  spotter  teams  that  can  
assist  students  in  distress  on  campus  on  Halloween  night.  There  are  10  teams  of  
2-­‐3  students  and  1  staff  member  walking  strategic  areas  to  make  sure  students  
who  are  in  distress,  for  whatever  reason,  get  back  to  the  where  they  need  to  be  
safely.  Peak  hours  are  11:00  PM  -­‐  2:00  AM  and  two  ideas  are  on  the  table.  One  
group  works  from  9:00  PM  -­‐  12:00  AM  and  another  works  from  12:00  AM  -­‐  3:00  
AM.  Or  one  group  works  the  whole  night.  It’s  a  question  of  whether  it  will  be  
easier  to  get  25-­‐30  students  to  volunteer  for  6  hours  or  50-­‐60  students  to  
volunteer  for  3  hours.  It  is  the  opinion  of  TER  that  the  latter  option  will  be  more  
appealing,  as  long  as  we  can  reach  the  number  of  volunteers  necessary.  We  think  
this  is  possible  if  we  reach  out  to  certain  student  groups  and  communities  that  
may  be  less  likely  to  participate  in  Halloween  on  Franklin  Street  (i.e.  Substance-­‐
Free,  Cornerstone,  and  other  campus  ministries).

• “Homegrown”  marketing-­‐  The  impetus  is  on  Student  Government  to  


communicate  to  nearby  campus  Student  Governments  that  Halloween  in  Chapel  
Hill  is  lots  of  fun,  but  it  is  for  our  community  only.  The  Town  will  soon  begin  its  
marketing  push  and  the  Executive  Branch  will  be  kept  informed  regarding  that  
timeline.  

As  Dean  Blackburn  meets  with  other  administrators  regarding  Halloween,  he  will  keep  
TER  informed  and  we  will  pass  that  information  along  to  E-­‐Branch  in  a  timely  manner.  
The  same  goes  for  any  unforeseen  changes  on  the  Town  side.  
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E-Waste Recycling Initiative

Various  meetings  have  been  held  over  the  last  few  months  with  Administrators  and  
Town  Of<icials  on  the  matter  of  E-­‐Waste  collection.  The  need  for  an  E-­‐Waste  Recycling  
program  at  UNC  is  clear.  The  nearest  drop-­‐off  site  for  this  hazardous  material  is  nearly  
ten  miles  from  campus.  Sean  Maxwell  recently  talked  to  Aubrey  Southwell  at  the  NC  
State  Waste  Reduction  and  Recycling  Of<ice.  Their  program  consists  of  rolling  
collections  in  dorms  for  smaller  items  (CDs,  batteries,  etc)  coinciding  with  collection  
drives  of  larger  items  (computers,  TVs)  on  a  semester  basis.  But  whereas  NC  State  has  
an  in-­‐house  recycling  staff,  UNC  contracts  out  this  service.  Therefore,  to  avoid  time  
consuming  and  potentially  costly  re-­‐negotiations  of  contracts  regarding  additional  
collection  of  E-­‐Waste,  TER  has  determined  that  the  best  alternative  remains  reaching  
out  to  various  Environmental  groups  on  campus  for  volunteers  to  help  collect  and  
maintain  E-­‐Waste  sites.  

In  a  previous  meeting  with  Sean  Maxwell  and  Melivin  McDermott  III,  Amy  Preble  of  the  
UNC  Of<ice  of  Waste  Management  &  Reduction  has  made  it  clear  that  given  the  current  
economic  climate  and  the  cutting  of  red  tape  required,  creating  a  large  scale  E-­‐Waste  
program  would  be  extremely  dif<icult.

Given  these  facts,  TER  has  signi<icantly  scaled  back  short-­‐term  expectations  for  this  
program.  Focus  will  now  be  on  education  programs  in  residence  halls  and  small  drives.  
Big  drives  around  move-­‐in  and  move-­‐out  times  are  dif<icult  to  organize  due  to  lack  of  
space,  but  we  will  continue  to  explore  these  avenues.  Over  the  next  two  weeks,  we  are  
doing  two  things  to  forward  this  project:  (1)  reaching  out  to  environmental  groups  on  
campus  to  gauge  their  interest  in  providing  volunteer  assistance  with  these  programs  
and  (2)  drafting  a  proposal  to  RHA  about  an  expansion  of  their  current  E-­‐Waste  
program.  

Our  long  term  goals  for  this  project  are  to  have  an  agreeable  framework  in  place  by  the  
end  of  the  year  for  the  implementation  of  an  E-­‐Waste  collection  system.  This  framework  
must  address  not  only  how  the  waste  is  to  be  collected,  but  location,  security  concerns  
about  theft  of  items,  and  responsibility  for  maintenance  and  storage.  We  will  be  drafting  
a  proposal  in  the  coming  weeks  and  reaching  out  the  RHA  and  various  environmental  
groups  on  campus,  in  addition  to  keeping  the  UNC  Of<ice  of  Waste  Management  and  
Reduction  in  the  loop.

In  conclusion,  much  work  remains  to  be  done  on  all  three  fronts.  The  issues  TER  is  
tackling  involve  multiple  parties  and  various  interests.  Establishing  a  framework  for  
regular  and  effective  student  engagement  with  the  town  will  take  considerable  work,  
but  we  believe  that  TER  is  well  on  our  way  to  achieving  this  goal  and  has  already  made  
considerably  more  progress  than  in  recent  years.  Instead  of  a  larger  committee,  the  
Liaison  structure,  involving  a  handful  of  students  highly  knowledgeable  about  town  
affairs,  has  facilitated  this  progress.  

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Please see http://www.unc.edu/studgov

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Appendix A: Official Releases and Letters
This is an appendix of public releases, letters, and media publications made on behalf of the
Executive Branch of Student Government between April 7, 2010 and October 31, 2010.

Media Publications

Seize your chance to make UNC Better next year


Daily  Tar  Heel:  February  19,  2010
TO THE EDITOR:
Now  that  the  campaign  season  is  over,  let  me  <irst  state  my  sincerest  thanks  and  
appreciation  to  the  campus  for  a  great  election  season.  I  am  so  honored  and  excited  to  serve  
as  your  next  student  body  president.  

I  also  want  to  thank  my  fellow  candidates  for  this  year’s  competitive  campaign  season.  Each  
candidate  brought  a  unique  perspective  for  moving  the  University  forward,  and  I  hope  to  
work  with  all  of  them  in  bettering  the  efforts  of  student  government  throughout  my  term.  
Their  involvement  is  critical  to  the  success  of  any  administration.

As  we  begin  to  move  forward  into  a  new  student  government  administration,  I  will  be  
emphasizing  the  importance  of  your  input  and  feedback  during  this  changeover.  Please  get  
in  touch  with  me  to  share  your  thoughts  and  ideas  over  the  coming  months  as  we  begin  to  
reconstruct  the  executive  branch.

That  said,  get  excited  about  next  year!  There  are  so  many  opportunities  for  you  to  be  
involved  with  student  government.  

Applications  for  the  executive  board  of<icers  are  ready  and  available  on  the  student  
government  Web  site,  studentorgs.unc.edu/studgov.  These  positions  include  the  student  
body  vice  president,  student  body  treasurer,  student  body  secretary,  chief  of  staff  and  
senior  adviser.  

If  you  are  interested  in  serving  in  another  capacity,  such  as  a  member  of  cabinet  or  on  an  
external  appointment  committee,  those  will  be  available  later  on  in  the  semester  —  stay  
tuned  for  more  information  for  those  positions.

It’s  time  to  take  action,  Carolina.  Let’s  get  to  it!  
Hogan  Medlin
Student  body  president-­‐elect

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Working Together for Good
Chapel  Hill  News:  April  21,  2010

Being a student is hard work. Between classes, the obligatory social life and the plethora of
extracurricular activities, it’s tough.

However, being a citizen of a college town can be just as trying. There are the rocking dance
parties next door until 4 a.m., the annoying students who believe crosswalks are optional and the
endless flood of immature pranks, gags and jokes.

We are lucky, though, to live in a place where the town and the University have respect and
understanding for each other’s needs and desires.

Since 1793, the University and the town have been inextricably linked in a partnership that has
brought about positive change for the state, the nation and the world.

As we mark the beginning of a new Student Government administration, I’d like to speak on
what we see as a few of the possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Two projects in particular, Carolina North and 123 West Franklin (currently known as University
Square), offer great possibilities to bring our two communities closer together while improving
both the town and the University. Each project has the chance to redefine its respective section of
Chapel Hill and bring a new vitality to the area in which it is planned, but we’ll need to work
together to make sure this happens.

Public involvement in the planning and design phases of each project is critical to making sure
they reach their maximum potential. These large-scale projects in particular offer students and
community members interesting chances to get involved, as both projects will be holding critical
meetings and forums in the coming year in which you can participate.

Carolina North, a 250-acre mixed-use academic research campus located at the site of the current
Horace Williams Airport, is vital to the future of the University. This facility will allow UNC to
capitalize and expand its research facilities and connect with private ventures to more quickly
reap economic rewards for its discoveries. These types of partnerships are critical to maintaining
UNC’s position as a world-class research institution as UNC’s peers continue to innovate and
improve their offerings for talent and funding.

This facility will also serve as a mechanism to continually attract the best and brightest to North
Carolina and the Triangle. Maintaining and building on this advantage will ultimately reap large
economic benefits and continue Carolina’s mission of giving back to the state.

Making sure that the plans for this project are in line with the needs of students, community
members and the University is something both parties have thought about throughout the
planning process.

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I cannot stress enough how important it is to have the input of those who will be using, living
and working at this facility. Town residents bring an important perspective. Critical aspects of the
project, including transportation, environmental sustainability and housing options, are still being
finalized and could benefit from an increase in public discourse.

123 Franklin, another project that will impact our lives in the coming years, is also ripe for your
input. Since the University took ownership of the property last year, it has been working on ways
to revitalize the property, and administrators leading the project have expressed their desire to
include us in the discussion.

Promoted as a retail, housing and office hub for the community, the property is intended to
revitalize a section of Franklin Street long devoid of heavy foot traffic, but will only do so if
done correctly. Some options being considered for the project include a market, theatre and day
care center, among many others.

Gordon Merklein, the project’s executive director, has said that incorporating the community’s
input is critical to the long-term success of the property. The information they gain from you will
help planners determine what types of facilities are built. What do you think Franklin is missing?

Students and community members alike need to step up and shape the discussion. Carolina North
and 123 Franklin offer an opportunity, but will you take it? Only through our continued
participation can we help ensure Chapel Hill remains a place where both students and residents
feel at home.

Ian Lee is the Student Body Secretary of the Executive Branch of UNC’s Student Government. He
can be reached at Ian_Lee@unc.edu.

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Tips for Incoming Students
The  Daily  Tar  Heel:  May  12,  2010

TO  THE  EDITOR:

Hey  Carolina  students!  As  your  Student  Body  President,  I  want  to  again  congratulate  you  for  
choosing  to  attend  this  great  University  we  all  call  home  —  soon  you  will  too!

During  the  <irst  week  or  so  of  classes,  you  will  be  given  lots  of  information  from  student  
organizations,  departmental  resources,  campus  outlets  and  so  much  more.  Here  is  some  
advice  from  students  who  have  been  through  that  incredibly  exciting  <irst  month  of  
Carolina  that  I  think  will  help  you  make  the  most  of  it.  During  your  <irst  few  weeks  of  
school:

-­‐Never  shy  away  from  meeting  someone  else  at  a  Week  of  Welcome  event.

-­‐Think  about  what  you  loved  doing  in  your  high  school  and  <ind  outlets  for  that  at  Carolina.

-­‐Think  about  what  you  weren’t  able  to  do  in  high  school  and  DO  IT  here  at  Carolina!

-­‐Make  use  of  Fall  Fest  —  it’s  totally  okay  to  sign  up  for  40  group  listservs!

-­‐That  said,  remember  to  never  spread  yourself  too  thin  in  the  long  run.  Pace  yourself  and  
enjoy  it  all  the  while.

-­‐Your  <irst  year  is  about  getting  to  know  the  campus  —  walk  the  quads  and  the  Arboretum  
with  new  friends  to  embrace  the  beauty  of  this  place.

-­‐Ask  questions  and  seek  answers!  Engage  your  professors  early  on,  and  go  to  of<ice  hours!

-­‐Take  advantage  of  the  multitudes  of  free-­‐food  events  that  you  get  invited  to.

-­‐Join  the  thousands  of  avid  Tar  Heel  fans  and  cheer  on  our  athletic  teams.

-­‐Talk  to  students  who  have  traveled  and  studied  abroad  for  credit.

These  brief  suggestions  are  among  the  hundreds  from  current  students,  so  feel  free  to  
acquire  your  own  tips  through  meeting  others  —  we  encourage  that!  We  are  all  so  excited  
for  your  arrival,  and  we’ll  see  you  in  August!

Hogan  Medlin
Senior
Student  Body  President

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Defend Your Education and Take a Stand on Cuts
The  Daily  Tar  Heel:  June  25,2010

Here  at  UNC   we  are  lucky  to  go  to   one   of  the  
best   universities   in   the   nation,   but   a   current  
budget   proposal   being   debated   in   the   General  
Assembly  threatens  the  quality  of  this  institution  
and  its  16  peers  in  the  UNC  system.

Tough   times   are   nothing   new   to   us   at   UNC,  


we  are  a  hearty  bunch  that   know   how  to  tighten  
our   belts   when   needed,   but   the   more   than   180  
million   dollar   cut   being   considered   by   the   NC  
House  could  set  us  back  nearly  a  decade.

Up  until   this   point,   cuts   have   had   a   minimal  


impact   on   the   University’s   core   academic  
mission,   thanks  to   dedicated  administrators,  but  
the   current   House   budget   would   dig   deep;  
eliminating   numerous  courses,  class   sections  and  
even   faculty   positions.     This   means   bigger  
classes,   reduced   services,   and   a   much   harder  
time   <inding   that   one   course   you   need   to  
graduate.

  President   Bowles   has   called   the   proposal  


“draconian”  and  “unacceptable”  and  we  owe   it  to  
ourselves   to   support   him   in   the   defense   of   our  
quality   education.   Chancellor   Thorp,   Provost  
Carney   and   President   Bowles   are   doing   their  
best,  but  we  can  do  more!

Now   is   the   time   for   students   to   take   a  


personal  stake   in  their  education,   by   <ighting  for  
its   preservation.   Call   your   legislator,   write   a  
letter,   or   go   to   Raleigh  and   make   it   known   that  
you   care!   This   is   our   education  at   risk   and  it   is  
time  that  we  take  the  lead  in  its  defense.  

Hark  the  Sound!

Ian  W.  Lee


Student  Body  Secretary

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Defend North Carolina Higher Education
Raleigh  News  &  Observer:  Approved  for  publication  June  28,  2010

 It’s   summer  time  again,   which  means  that   schools   are   out,   pools   are   open,  and  
the   grills   are   <ired   up.   These   are   some   of   the   norms   college   students   have   come   to  
expect   during   this   refreshing   break   between   semesters.   Something   we   should   not  
anticipate,   however,   is   a   threat   to   the   quality   of  our  college  education,   especially   in   a  
state   that   has   dedicated   itself   wholeheartedly   to   building   the   best   public   University  
system   in   this   nation.   Unfortunately,   this  has   become   part  of  North   Carolina   “summer  
norms”  for  hundreds  of  thousands  of  students  thanks  to  the  state’s  budget  shortfall.    
The  impact   that  this   year’s   proposed  budgets  would  have   on  the   core   academic  
mission   of  North  Carolina’s   higher   education  system  is  grave  and  possibly  permanent.  
As   we   speak,   legislators   are   busy   settling   the   differences   between  the   House   and   the  
Senate   versions   of   the   state   budget   (both   of   which   included   cuts   to   the   University  
system,   though  the  Senate  was  far  more   lenient.).  In  a  time  of  economic   depression,  cuts  
are   certainly   expected   but   what   exactly   do   these   cuts   mean   for   students   of   these  
schools?   Will   this   dig   into   the   quality   of   the   education   they   were   promised   upon  
admittance?  Is  North  Carolina  short  selling  its  future  by  cutting  this  critical  investment?  
          From   the  student   perspective   at   UNC  Chapel   Hill,   the   academic   impact   of  
previous  budget  cuts   on  critical  resources  and  course   offerings   has   been  minimal.  This  
is   thanks   in   large   part   to   more   ef<icient   management   and   sacri<ices   by   our   college  
administrators,  faculty,  and  staff  to   preserve  the  integrity  of  our   institution;  such  loyalty  
however  can  only  last  so  long  as  <inancial  cuts  become  deeper  and  cumulative.  
                Should  the  House  budget  pass  through  the  General  Assembly,   UNC  Chapel  
Hill   alone   would  be   facing  cuts  up  to   7.9%,   this  is   on   top   of   last   year’s   11.4%  cut.   For  
students,   this   means   many   course   selections   being   removed,   numerous   class   sections  
being  canceled,  and  vast  reductions  in  courses  with  30  students  or  less.  
Carolina   prides   itself   on  is   the  ability   to   provide   a   small   liberal   arts-­‐feel   in  the  
classroom   while   offering   big   university   resources   and   diversity.   Personally   both   of   us  
have   bene<itted   tremendously   from   these   formative   learning   experiences   in   which  
professors   are  able   to   interact   one-­‐on-­‐one   with  students   and   engage   them   in  detailed  
discussions.  Despite  the  fact  that  these   same   techniques   have   been   shown  to  encourage  
students   to   stay   in   college   by   fostering   new   ideas   and   building   knowledge,   such  
techniques  are  the  most  threatened  by  the  proposed  budget  cuts.  
            Historically   speaking,   North   Carolina   has   led   the   nation   in   providing  
affordable   access  to  higher  education.  The  tuition  rates   at  all  of  our  state  institutions  are  
competitively   low  and  should  continue  to  be  so;  but  not   at  the   expense  of  quality.   That  is  
not  to  say  we  should  view  tuition  as   a  way   to   make  up  for  funding  –  it’s  wrong  to  suggest  
students   should   carry   the   burdens   of   budget   constraints.   Investing   in   the   continued  
quality  and  accessibility  of  our  education  is  a  priority  we  elect  our  legislators  to  uphold.
  Over   the   past   decade,   all   17  schools   in  the   UNC   system   have   taken   strides   to  
improve   faculty   and   facility   quality,   but   the   cuts   being   discussed   in   the   General  
Assembly  would   undermine  these  initiatives.  Such  cuts  come   just  as   the   UNC   system  is  
facing  tremendous   growth  in  the  coming  years,   raising  the  state’s  demand  for  affordable  
higher   education.   It  is  undeniable   that   such  a  situation  (more  students,   less   money)  is  

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going   to   lead  to   a  lower   quality   education   for  students;   this   is   not   the   North   Carolina  
way.
Quality   higher   education   is   an   investment   in   the   future   of   North   Carolina’s  
economy   and   we   fear   that   many   in   the   General   Assembly   have   forgotten   this   fact,  
focusing   instead   on   short   term   <igures   at   the   expense   of   long   term   value.   While   the  
state’s  <inancial  pressures  are   real  and  cuts   must  be  made,   good  leadership  requires  the  
ability  to  see  through  the  budget  constraints  and  gain  a  new  perspective.  
             As   citizens  of  the  state  and  students   of   the  University  it   supports,  we  are  
impassioned  to   <ight  for   the  maintenance  of  the  high  quality  education  system  we   have  
built.   Education  is   what  North   Carolina  does   best,  and  we  need  to   continue  developing  
the  leaders,   technology,   and   businesses   of  tomorrow   through   our  university   system.   If  
you   wish  to  see  these   venerable  institutions  preserved,  students  served,  and  our  future  
conserved,   take   a   moment   to  call   your   legislators.     Make  it  clear  that  you   care  about  the  
continued  integrity   of  our  University  system  –  our  state’s  citizens  and   economy  depend  
on  it.    
 
-­‐Hogan  Medlin,  Student  Body  President
Ian  Lee,  Student  Body  Secretary
Both  are   students   at   the   University   of  North  Carolina  at   Chapel   Hill   studying  Political  
Science

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Letters
Hogan  Medlin
Student  Body  President
2501  Carolina  Union,  CB  4201
Chapel  Hill,  NC  27599

Thomas  Ross,  President


University  of  North  Carolina
Box  7145
Davidson,  NC  28035

Dear  Mr.  Ross:  

On  behalf  of  the  students  at  the  University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill,  I  would  like  to  congratulate  
you  on  elec=on  as  President  of  the  University  of  North  Carolina  system  and  welcome  you  back  to  the  
Carolina  family.  

You  are  well  aware  of  the  challenges  facing  this  university  and  the  difficult  decisions  that  will  come  
before  you  in  the  coming  year,  these  will  not  be  easy  choices,  but  today  I  want  to  speak  to  the  good.
Despite  the  budget  cuts  and  tough  economic  =mes  the  spirit  of  this  university  burns  strong  and  
con=nues  to  enlighten  and  inspire  the  next  genera=on  of  North  Carolina  leaders.  This  spirit  lives  not  in  
our  newest  world  class  research  facility  or  latest  athle=c  expansion  but  rather  in  the  hearts  and  minds  of  
each  and  every  one  of  us  who  has  been  lucky  enough  to  pass  through  this  university.  

For  over  two  hundred  years  this  spirit  has  driven  North  Carolina  forward;  out  of  the  darkness  of  history  
and  into  the  light  of  the  future.    The  University  is  an  engine  of  economic  growth  in  the  state,  providing  
more  than  8.7  billion  dollars  of  posi=ve  economic  impact  annually,  but  one  that  requires  the  support  and  
understanding  of  her  ci=zens.    As  North  Carolina  changes,  it’s  important  her  ci=zens  remain  
knowledgeable  of  these  contribu=ons  and  the  items  that  make  it  possible.  Accessibility,  quality,  and  
academic  freedom  are  cri=cal  components  and  I  urge  you  to  use  your  tenure  as  president  to  defend  and  
protect  these  cardinal  virtues  of  knowledge.  

While  this  system  is  far  larger  than  Davidson,  I  believe  having  close  student  rela=onships  to  be  equally  
important  and  would  encourage  you  to  stop  by  and  visit  campus  when  possible.  We  would  love  to  have  
you.  Congratula=ons  again  and    I  look  forward  to  hearing  more  about  your  vision  for  the  future  of  this  
historic  ins=tu=on.

Sincerely,

Hogan  Medlin
Student  Body  President
The  University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill

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June 22, 2010

Senator Kay Hagan,

Thank you so much for your kind congratulatory letter I received recently in the mail.
Taking the time from your busy schedule to reach out to not just myself, but student leaders in
general says a lot about the way you view student impact and involvement in the legislative
process.

As the Student Body President of UNC-CH, I am highly concerned with the growing
cumulative cuts in our state appropriations to the University system, threatening the academic
integrity of all institutions while also endangering the affordability for all students as tuition
increases. Though a matter for our state legislation, I hope you recognize the seriousness such
action has on North Carolina’s economy, work force, ranking in higher education systems across
the nation, and the quality of an education available to those who turn to our state.

We need you to fight for America’s higher education programming and funding; with
your leadership and dedication, you can help North Carolina’s economy grow to replenish the
financial setbacks for all universities, colleges, and community colleges. We need to never let
the economy threaten the world-renowned public education system our state has created
and maintained for hundreds of years. It has served as a beacon of light for our nation and our
state, modeling to all how investment in higher education can bring about progressive change for
the future.

I look forward to meeting you soon and working closely with student leaders of UNC-CH
and the state to meet the needs of our student constituents. Please feel free to contact me at any
point throughout the year(s).

Sincerely,

Hogan Medlin
Student Body President
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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July  20,  2010
Chancellor  Thorp,  Provost  Carney,  and  Executive  Associate  Provost  Strauss,

It  has  come  to  our  attention  that  this  morning  there  was  yet  another  campus  discussion  on  
tuition  that  did  not  involve  student  input.  The  numbers  set  for  out  of  state  student  tuition  for  both  
undergraduate  and  graduate  students  are  incredibly  high  and  have  not  been  reasoned  or  explained  
to  any  student  who  will  be  paying  these  dollars.  As  we  understood  it  prior  to  this  decision,  tuition  
would  be  raised  the  same  across  the  board.  We  are  also  aware  that  Erskine  was  not  in  favor  of  such  
a  plan  and  the  discussion  was  brought  back  to  UNC-­‐CH  for  additional  options  to  be  considered.  This  
(just  like  the  discussion  last  week)  is  where  student  input  should  have  been  sought  out  -­‐  
Student  Government  is  the  main  voice  for  the  student  body  and  we  are  elected  to  serve  in  such  a  
capacity.  As  the  President  and  Vice-­‐President,  we  speak  for  students  when  we  say  that  tuition  
decisions  should  not  be  made  without  having  student  input;  we  are  the  ones  who  will  pay  the  
tuition.

Both  Holly  and  I  are  completely  aware  of  the  needs  and  concerns  of  the  University.  I  
personally  was  in  Raleigh  speaking  with  legislators  and  other  Universities  back  in  June,  so  I  know  
where  the  University  stands,  <inancially  speaking.  Regarding  the  increases  of  $200+$927+$750  for  
OOS  Undergrads  and  $200+$532+$750  for  OOS  Grads,  why  is  it  now  necessary  to  reapply  the  full  
tuition  increases  from  this  past  year  ($927  and  $532)  on  top  of  the  recently  approved  increases  just  
last  week?  By  doing  so  you  increase  the  OOS  undergrad  revenues  alone  from  $2,907,000  to  
$5,743,620  (this  if  from  the  $950  for  every  student  option  to  the  higher  option  for  OOS  students  
decided  upon  this  morning).  Does  this  not  lessen  the  $4  million  remaining  budget  cut  we  were  so  
sure  of  having  even  after  last  week's  increases?  How  do  we  know  that  this  money  will  solely  be  used  
for  academic  purposes  (libraries,  grad  student  remissions,  salaries,  etc)?  Further,  if  we  had  created  
a  working  budget  before  today  regarding  the  increases,  wouldn't  it  be  the  case  that  increasing  out-­‐
of-­‐state  might  allow  us  to  revisit/revise  the  enormous  increase  for  in-­‐state?  Even  if  not,  these  are  
questions  we  need  answered  so  that  when  students  inevitably  interrogate  us  in  the  fall  we  will  be  
able  to  respond.

Overall,  we  are  highly  concerned  with  the  continuous  decline  of  student  input  in  decision  
making  for  tuition  over  the  past  few  months;  the  UNC  system  has  a  strong  history  of  incorporating  
and  working  closely  with  the  elected  student  of<icials  when  determining  tuition.  We  fear  that  the  
urgent  nature  of  the  tuition  decisions  in  this  economic  climate  has  given  you  reason  to  overlook  our  
input  –  for  the  sake  of  the  true  university-­‐wide  collaboration  that  Carolina  takes  pride  in,  this  
cannot  be  the  approach  to  future  tuition  discussions.  We  are  here  to  work  with  you  as  
representatives  of  the  students.  Our  voices  must  be  part  of  the  process.

We  would  both  greatly  appreciate  a  meeting  with  you  three  very  soon  to  clarify  our  
remaining  questions  and  to  be  sure  that  we  can  all  get  back  on  the  same  page  with  the  future  of  
tuition  decision-­‐making  philosophies  for  our  University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                         
                 Hogan  Medlin                                Holly  Boardman
Student  Body  President      Student  Body  Vice-­‐President

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Convocation Speech
Carolina  Union:  April  7,  2010

Good evening my new Tar Heel family members!

It is truly an honor to stand before you to welcome you to the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. This Convocation ceremony takes place to celebrate the start of your journey at
Carolina, a journey that promises to be exciting, challenging, and exhilarating – you are
embarking on a life-changing adventure, and it’s starting today.

In preparing for this speech I thought back to the evening just three years ago when I was sitting
right where you are now. I wondered what pieces of advice, as a brand new member of this
community, would have been most useful as I set off on my own Carolina experience.
Everyone’s path is different, but I have three suggestions that might help get you started in the
right direction of achieving success as a Carolina student.

The first is this: take the time to learn who YOU are. Now, this might not seem an easy task –
and it isn’t; understanding who you are requires you to step outside of your comfort zone,
discover your limits and strengths, grow from your mistakes, and ultimately learn to trust your
instincts. College is the perfect time to envelop yourself in this exploration – before you can
become the person you are to be tomorrow, you must first know who you are today.

The second piece of advice is to fully immerse yourself as a member of the Carolina community,
and I emphasize the word “community” here. Surround yourself with people who not only accept
you for who you are but challenge you to become the person you are to be; embrace, and learn to
benefit from the diversity of thought on this campus. Find a way to give back to the community
through service; use the Academic Advising center, Career Services, and Writing Center as
resources to help you achieve excellence; the smartest student is the student who knows when to
ask for help.

The third piece of advice is something I once heard from a very good friend and mentor: “Never
underestimate the power of possibility.” You’ve only just begun your journey at Carolina – who
knows, by the time you are sitting in Kenan Stadium in your Carolina blue cap and gown you
might have taught a course alongside a Professor, traveled to the farthest corner of the world to
explore a new culture, worked in a lab to find a cure for a disease, or fully contemplated the
political philosophies of Henry David Thoreau. Figuring out how you want to make the most of
your four years at Carolina comes from daring to dream big and then fully exploring the outlets
at Carolina that can help you turn those dreams into realities.

The part of your journey I haven’t touched on yet is about making the memories that will last a
lifetime – I’ll never forget cheering on our basketball team with my friends when we won the
national championship in 2009; I’ll never forget the spontaneous dance parties that seem to break

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out exactly when they’re needed; most of all I will never forget the many late night conversations
with some of the most incredible individuals I will call friends forever – never let a moment like
one of these slip by.

I am so excited at the prospect of what lies before each of you - however you choose to embark
upon your next four years, know that you have the support of the entire Carolina community
behind you. The network you’ve joined is one of innovators, change-makers, and Tar Heel lovers
– welcome to the University and welcome to the Tar Heel family!

FACULTY COUNCIL SPEECH


April  2010

Good  afternoon.  Thank  you  for  allowing  me  to  speak  to  you  so  early  in  my  term  as  
Student  Body  President.    Thank  you  also  for  historically  valuing  student  representation  and  
student  self-­‐governance  at  Carolina  especially  when  it  comes  to  issues  that  jointly  affect  
faculty  and  students.    Discussions  about  grading  provide  us  with  another  opportunity  to  
work  together.    Now,  some  of  you  might  think  that  students  want  to  avoid  having  anything  
affect  their  all  important  grades.    Some  of  you  also  probably  have  pretty  good  personal  
stories  about  students  complaining  about  the  fairness  of  their  grades  that  would  con<irm  
that  last  statement.    In  fact,  once  or  twice  it  might  have  happened  that  I  let  the  thought  of  
fairness  cross  my  mind.    Well,  today  is  a  new  day,  and  we  are  embarking  on  a  new  endeavor  
to  be  leaders  in  a  challenging  area  of  higher  education.    Over  the  past  decade,  you  have  seen  
numerous  grading  reports  and  various  plans  to  address  the  challenges  of  grade  in<lation,  
grading  inequality,  and  grade  compression.    The  information  compiled  and  analyzed  by  the  
Educational  Policy  Committee  has  helped  all  of  us  understand  these  complex  issues  more  
fully,  and  we  should  thank  the  EPC  for  their  outstanding  work.    Even  in  my  brief  time  in  
of<ice,  I  have  begun  to  learn  about  the  complexity  and  subtlety  of  this  issue.    What  I  have  
learned  so  far  shows  me  that  the  proposal  before  you  constitutes  a  necessary  <irst  step  that  
will  usher  in  substantive  conversations  about  grading,  and  not  just  grade  reporting,  at  
Carolina.    

The  proposal  to  include  contextual  grade  information  on  transcripts  that  you  see  in  
Section  1  of  the  resolution  will  serve  as  an  important  FIRST  step.    I  support  the  EPC’s  
proposal  to  form  an  implementation  committee  that  will  determine  the  most  bene<icial  and  
relevant  information  for  those  transcripts.    This  group  will  have  to  weigh  some  competing  
issues.    First,  they  will  have  to  place  information  on  the  transcripts  that  will  be  the  clearest  
and  most  useful  for  those  outside  the  UNC  community.    In  so  doing,  employers  and  
educational  institutions  will  have  the  tools  to  better  understand  the  relative  performance  of  
our  students.    Second,  they  must  understand  that  reporting  any  type  of  information  
involving  grade  distributions  or  overall  class  performance  will  invite  SUBJECTIVE  
interpretation  of  the  grades  that  all  of  you,  as  faculty  members,  give  to  your  students.    In  
other  words,  when  a  future  employer,  graduate  program,  or  professional  school  compares  
two  candidates,  they  will  have  to  determine  the  relative  value  of  a  Carolina  student’s  
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individual  grades  and  overall  GPA.    This  interpretation  could  help  or  harm  individual  
students,  but  as  representative  of  the  student  body  I  do  fear  for  those  students  who  may  be  
negatively  affected  in  future  application  processes.    As  a  community  we  must  seek  to  
accurately    and  fairly  re<lect  the  performance  of  our  students  to  the  world  beyond  Chapel  
Hill.    The  implementation  committee  will  need  to  help  outsiders  interpret  the  contextual  
information  and  the  grades  in  a  manner  that  gives  them  full,  objective  understanding.    One  
of  the  dangers  of  putting  contextual  grading  information  on  a  transcript  is  its  ability  to  
harm  an  individual,  outstanding  student  in  a  department  or  class  with  a  very  high  grade  
distribution.    That  outstanding  student’s  high  quality  work  would  appear  in  a  context  that  
would  not  allow  it  to  stand  out.    This  problem  compounds  itself  when  that  student  takes  
multiple  classes  in  the  same  department  that  has  a  high  grade  distribution.    Without  
additional  information,  an  outside  observer  may  think  that  this  student  failed  to  challenge  
him  or  herself  academically.    As  few  other  institutions  report  additional  information  on  
transcripts,  we  all  have  to  recognize  that  with  additional  information  comes  additional  risk  
for  our  students.      We  must  encourage  the  implementation  committee  to  acknowledge  these  
concerns  and  seek  ways  to  reduce  or  potentially  correct  for  them.

Now,  as  important  as  the  <irst  section  of  the  resolution  may  seem,  the  second  section,  
the  faculty-­‐side  of  the  resolution,  provides  us  with  an  opportunity  to  evaluate  our  grading  
practices.    The  resolution  calls  for  the  distribution  of  grading  information  to  professors  and  
departments,  but  I  believe  we  cannot  passively  allow  the  information  to  encourage  the  
discussions.    The  implementation  committee  must  create  guidelines  that  departments  will  
follow  to  ensure  the  effective  use  of  this  information.    If  we  do  not  use  this  contextual  
information  to  actively  discuss  grading  practices  at  Carolina,  our  work  on  grading  policy  
will  only  extend  to  the  transcripts  seen  almost  exclusively  by  external  parties.    

Too  often  these  conversations  focus  on  who  is  right  and  who  is  wrong.    Instead  of  
pointing  <ingers,  I  hope  that  students  and  faculty  can  work  together  to  investigate  how  
more  valid,  accurate,  and  fair  grading  practices  can  improve  the  University’s  intellectual  
climate.    After  all,  students  and  faculty  together  create  the  environment  here  that  has  led  to  
many  years  of  critical  inquiry  and  academic  discovery.    Student  Government  looks  forward  
to  continuing  this  great  tradition  by  collaborating  with  the  Faculty  Council  and  this  
resolution’s  implementation  committee.    We  have  some  dif<icult  conversations  ahead,  but  I  
believe  that  together  we  can  make  Carolina’s  academic  atmosphere  even  stronger.

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Carolina Parents Association
October  9,  2010

(Thank  you  INTRODUCER)  Good  morning  everyone,  I  am  so  excited  to  be  here  with  
you  today  celebrating  Carolina’s  Family  Weekend  and  the  extremely  important  partnership  
of  this  association  with  the  University.  As  the  Student  Body  President  I  wanted  to  come  
before  you  this  morning  to  speak  on  some  of  the  major  campus  initiatives  and  
opportunities  students  are  pursuing  and  strengthening  as  we  continue  to  make  this  campus  
a  better  place  to  grow,  learn  and  discover  –  it  is  such  a  great  time  to  be  a  Tar  Heel.

Ever  since  many  of  you  were  last  here  for  your  son  or  daughter’s  orientation,  our  
campus  has  blossomed  with  an  unprecedented  display  of  vitality,  diversity  and  innovation.  
Carolina  students  are  at  the  forefront  of  our  nation’s  most  academically  engaged  and  
service-­‐oriented  scholars  and  leaders;  the  culture  of  the  Carolina  Way  permeates  our  700+  
student  organizations,  our  thought  provoking  classroom  experiences,  our  living  and  
learning  communities,  and  our  top  of  the  line  research  programs.  It  never  ceases  to  amaze  
me  just  how  involved  our  student  body  can  be.  Whether  it’s  dancing  for  24  hours  to  raise  
money  for  the  UNC  Children’s  Hospital,  studying  the  impact  of  a  micro-­‐<inance  initiative  in  
sub-­‐Saharan  Africa,  serving  as  a  peer  mentor  for  an  underclassmen,  or  even  hosting  an  
event  to  bring  awareness  to  local  community  issues,  it’s  the  students,  like  your  own,  who  
give  Carolina  a  lot  of  the  prestige  in  student  life  we  are  so  well  known  for.

Speci<ically  in  Student  Government  we  are  always  seeking  ways  to  plug  students  in  to  
the  greater  campus  community.  We  are  a  great  vehicle  for  <irst  year  students,  especially,  as  
we  can  help  navigate  them  through  the  hundreds  of  potential  activities  and  opportunities  
they  explore  in  those  <irst  few  weeks.  We  have  over  60  <irst  year  students  working  on  
projects  and  committees  within  Student  Government,  and  we  are  very  excited  to  harness  
their  eagerness  and  new  perspectives.  For  example,  we  have  many  <irst  year  students  
working  on  our  Academic  Affairs  committee  where  they  get  the  chance  to  critically  analyze  
Carolina’s  curriculum,  advising  and  career  services,  and  provide  feedback  for  the  new  
course  registration  process.  Others  are  working  on  developing  an  Admissions  Ambassador  
Abroad  program  to  give  students  the  chance  to  make  presentations  in  cities  across  the  
world  where  they  are  studying  in  hope  of  increasing  UNC’s  global  presence  without  costing  
the  University  a  lot  of  money.  Student  Government  is  where  students  turn  to  have  their  
voices  heard  on  all  things  related  to  the  University  –  our  job  is  to  empower  others  and  
strive  to  leave  this  place  better  for  future  generations  of  Carolina  students.

As  the  Parent’s  Association,  I  encourage  all  of  you  to  be  actively  involved  in  what  
students  are  doing  here  on  campus,  especially  if  you  have  a  student  currently  enrolled.  It  
can  only  enhance  your  experience  as  a  Carolina  parent  to  be  informed,  but  from  the  student  
perspective,  having  an  engaged  Parent’s  Association  can,  in  a  lot  of  ways,  open  up  new  
doors  for  us  that  otherwise  may  not  be  possible.  It  is  my  personal  belief  that  one  of  the  
greatest  resources  we  have  on  campus  as  <irst-­‐year  students  is  the  Of<ice  of  New  Student  
and  Parent  Programs  under  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs.  They  are  the  folks  who  oversee  
our  orientation,  your  association,  the  summer  reading  program  and  so  much  more.  Without  

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your  continued  support,  we  would  not  have  such  high  quality  services  coming  from  that  
area  of  Student  Affairs.

One  thing  I  mentioned  earlier  that  I  have  yet  to  expound  upon  is  Carolina’s  dedication  
to  increasing  the  presence  and  in<luence  of  a  diverse  faculty  and  student  body.  Diversity  at  
Carolina  goes  further  than  just  race  or  ethnicity;  we  are  dedicated  to  embracing  diversity  of  
thought  both  in  the  classroom  and  in  the  community.  Creating  and  maintaining  an  inclusive,  
safe  environment  is  one  of  our  top  priorities  as  we  continue  to  grow  and  become  a  more  
global  university.

Again,  let  me  thank  you  for  the  opportunity  to  speak  before  you  this  morning  –  I  hope  
that  this  gave  you  a  brief  glimpse  into  the  exciting  and  inspiring  community  your  students  
have  joined.  Please  stay  connected,  feel  free  to  reach  out  to  us  in  Student  Government,  and  I  
hope  you  enjoy  the  rest  of  the  day  as  we  plan  to  beat  CLEMSON  this  afternoon!  GO  HEELS!

Student Affairs Kickoff Meeting

Good  afternoon  everyone,  thanks  so  much  for  having  me  speak  to  you  as  you  come  
together  to  prepare  for  yet  another  year  of  furthering  the  education  and  excellence  of  
students  through  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  –  I  know  all  of  us  over  in  Student  
Government  are  ready  to  kick  things  off  next  week  with  our  work,  maybe  not  so  much  with  
starting  classes,  but  none-­‐the-­‐less  we’re  ready  to  have  students  back  on  campus,  
repopulating  this  place  with  vitality,  excitement  and  enthusiasm  for  what  promises  to  be  an  
eventful  academic  year.

A  few  weeks  ago  Vice-­‐Chancellor  Crisp  asked  me  to  speak  before  you  today  about  
the  impact  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  has  had  on  my  Carolina  experience,  as  well  as  the  
general  student  body.  My  <irst  thought  was  where  do  I  even  begin?!  The  various  entities  of  
this  organization  have  become  some  of  the  major  foundations  of  my  Carolina  experience,  so  
to  stand  here  and  tell  you  all  the  various  ways  you  and  your  teams  have  impacted  my  three  
years  thus  far  would  take  hours  –  I’ll  try  to  keep  this  brief,  but  know  that  the  work  you  all  
do  day  in  and  day  out  permeates,  and  really  comprises,  everything  I  consider  to  be  unique  
to  our  University.

Whenever  I  have  the  opportunity  to  brag  about  our  school  to  a  friend  of  mine  at  
another  University,  I  take  it.  But,  I  don’t  just  brag  about  our  awesome  athletic  program  or  
our  stellar  academic  achievements  through  research  and  esteemed  faculty  members  –  
instead,  I  consistently  consider  our  strongest  characteristic  to  be  the  quality  of  the  
individual  Carolina  student.  Some  common  words  used  when  describing  the  qualities  of  
these  individuals  are  things  like  passionate,  integrity,  excellence,  sel<lessness,  innovative,  
and  honorable.  But,  how  do  these  all  become  synonymous  with  “a  Carolina  student?”  What  
is  it  about  this  place  that  not  only  encourages  the  development  of  such  leaders  and  change-­‐
makers,  but  does  so  on  such  a  large  scale?  Some  may  think  that  it’s  our  admissions  of<ice  
waving  a  magic  wand  to  produce  loads  of  these  students,  but  Steve  Farmer  has  con<irmed  
with  me  that  no  such  instrument  exists  –  however,  when  you  take  a  good  look  at  our  
campus,  you  quickly  realize  that  there  is  a  culture  of  “pursuing  excellence  with  
heart”  (pause)  driven  by  the  partnership  of  students,  faculty,  and  staff  alike.  We  are  all  here  
to  do  something  great,  something  we  cannot  achieve  alone  outside  of  a  place  like  a  
university,  for  the  resources  and  outlets  available  to  us  here  give  us  that  extra  boost  to  
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surpass  barriers  of  thought  and  imaginative  stagnation.  And  just  like  any  well  oiled  
machine,  Carolina’s  culture  functions  only  as  well  as  the  individual  parts  can  contribute  –  
you  and  your  departments  and  teams  are  the  working  entities  on  this  campus  that  drive  the  
culture  forward  –  the  culture  of  pursuing  excellence  with  heart.  This  might  be  better  
described  with  a  personal  story  of  how  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  provided  me  with  an  
outlet  to  learn  and  grow  outside  of  the  classroom…

Three  years  ago  I  came  to  Carolina  as  an  eager  recent-­‐highschool-­‐graduate  set  on  
spreading  myself  across  20  different  groups  or  organizations  to  make  sure  I  didn’t  miss  out  
on  a  single  opportunity  that  was  of  any  interest  to  me.  Campus  Y,  Best  Buddies,  UNC  Clef  
Hangers,  Student  Government,  SLAC  Committee  –  you  name  it,  I  was  doing  it.  I  had  leaders  
to  look  up  to  in  all  of  my  activities  like  Anoop  Desai,  Anna  Lassiter,  and  Eve  Carson,  (names  I  
am  sure  many  of  you  remember)  all  of  whom  were  visionaries  and  change-­‐makers  in  the  
things  that  they  did.  It  wasn’t  until  I  started  realizing  that  my  excessive  involvement  was  
simply  that,  (pause)  involvement,  not  active  membership,  with  these  groups  that  I  decided  I  
needed  to  do  some  reevaluation  of  how  I  could  make  a  difference  here  at  Carolina.  Lucky  
for  me,  I  happened  to  be  guided  towards  Carolina  Leadership  Development  after  a  long  
conversation  with  Eve  about  my  dilemma  of  over-­‐involvement  –  that  spring  I  took  the  
Dynamics  of  Effective  Leadership  course  offered  through  CLD,  which  covers  topics  like  
personal  styles  of  leadership,  leadership  on  college  campuses,  and  transformative  
leadership  amongst  individuals.  This  resource,  this  simple  yet  powerful  one  hour  credit  
course  that  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  was  offering  me  completely  redirected  my  
thinking  and  actions  about  being  a  leader  at  Carolina.  It  made  me  realize  the  reason  why  
those  people  I  looked  up  to  were  successful  –  they  had  tapped  into  the  resources  you  all  
provide  students  to  discover  where  their  niche  is  at  this  University,  allowing  them  to  hone  
in  and  excel  in  their  respective  organizations.  Since  this  realization,  I  was  given  the  
opportunity  to  teach  this  course  a  year  later  as  a  sophomore  to  a  group  of  16  students  (<irst  
years  thru  seniors)  and  was  hopefully  able  to  pass  on  some  of  the  resources  that  gave  me  
direction  and  clarity  for  my  path  as  a  Carolina  student.

I  tell  you  this  story  to  hopefully  illustrate  how  the  work  you  do  impacts  a  student  at  
Carolina  –  this  is  just  one  perspective.  I  could  stand  here  and  tell  you  about  how  incredible  
our  Honor  system  is  in  comparison  to  peer  institutions,  or  how  imperative  Counseling  and  
Wellness  and  Disability  Services  are  to  the  mission  of  being  a  truly  diverse  campus,  
inclusive  of  students  from  all  walks  of  life  but  I  think  these  are  things  you  already  know.  In  
fact,  I  think  these  are  the  reasons  why  you  wake  up  each  day  and  come  to  work  at  this  
University.  You,  the  members  of  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs,  are  the  glue  that  keeps  that  
culture  of  “excellence  with  a  heart”  alive  and  vibrant  every  single  year  –  there  is  nothing  
trivial  or  minimal  about  what  you  do.  

As  we  stand  at  the  brink  of  another  year,  I  want  to  challenge  you  to  think  of  what’s  
ahead  not  in  terms  of  days  or  weeks  but  rather  in  terms  of  opportunities;  in  fact,  in  just  a  
few  days  I  will  be  addressing  the  new  students  at  Convocation,  and  the  <inal  piece  of  advice  
I  will  be  passing  along  to  them  is  something  that  I  think  this  group  of  individuals  can  really  
embrace  as  well.  It’s  ironic  though  –  I  got  this  advice  from  someone  you  all  know  very  well  
and  respect.  Melissa  Exum  once  said  “Never  underestimate  the  power  of  possibility”  and  
ever  since  then  I’ve  taken  that  to  heart  –  think  about  it.  The  unknown,  the  future,  the  
opportunities  that  lie  in  this  year  ahead  of  us  are  not  de<ined,  meaning  we  can  do  what  we  
want  with  them  –  the  work  you  do  can  alter  someone’s  overall  Carolina  experience  –  that’s  
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power.  That’s  promise  and  it  comes  from  your  dedication  to  serve  the  students  of  this  
University.  As  the  Student  Body  President,  I  could  not  feel  more  con<ident  and  empowered  
knowing  that  I’ve  joined  a  team  of  dynamic  leaders  in  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs  who  
always  put  students  <irst  –  we  share  a  mission  of  bettering  this  University  and  I  know  that  
we  can  achieve  much  from  daring  to  dream  big.

I’m  going  to  stop  babbling  now  because  if  I  don’t  you  might  just  have  to  sit  through  
me  explaining  my  major  philosophies  of  this  University  and  the  incredible  people  who  
make  up  the  population  –  I  hope  that  the  remainder  of  your  kick-­‐off  sessions  for  the  year  go  
well,  and  please  never  hesitate  to  contact  us  in  Student  Government  for  partnerships  in  
projects  or  policies  with  your  department  –  in  fact,  I  hope  that  I  get  the  chance  to  meet  each  
of  you  individually  if  we  have  not  done  so  already.  The  start  of  the  year  is  less  than  a  week  
away  –  I  can’t  wait  to  see  all  the  things  you  will  do  for  Carolina  that  help  mold  us  students  
into  the  unique  leaders  of  tomorrow’s  world.
Thank  you  again,  so  much!

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Student Life: Fall Fest Map

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Tuition Visibility Report 2010

Executive Summary
Written by Geordan Stroud and Cydney Swofford, Executive Assistants to the Senior Adviser and
edited by Paul Shorkey, Senior Adviser.

This Tuition Visibility Report was created in order to better inform students about how
their tuition is allocated and the reasoning behind its use. The most import thing for students to
understand regarding the tuition policy is that tuition money is only used to cover expenses
related to the academic experience of the student body. This report provides a general overview
of the allocation of funds by dividing them into five core areas: Academic Advising, Need-Based
Aid/Scholarships, Graduate Student Remission, Faculty Salaries, and Library Services.

Academic Advising Program

The Academic Advising Program (AAP) holds one of the most important and visible
positions on the Chapel Hill campus. Students in all fields of study go to the recently renovated
Steele Building for advice on a plethora of topics, and the professionals in this office completely
dedicate themselves to helping students have the most beneficial academic experience at
Carolina. While it is unclear how much tuition money goes directly towards AAP, some specific
expenditure numbers are below:
• Fiscal Year 20010 expenses listed under “State” funds (this includes state appropriations
and tuition)-$1,974,432

• Exempt from the State Personnel Act Wages (going to most of the non-faculty advisers)-
$1,134,000

• Subject to the State Personnel Act Wages (those employed in AAP who are either lower
level advisers or support staff)-$409,568

• Total Expenditure for Fiscal Year 2010-$2,273,383

Need-Based Aid/Scholarships

As UNC continues to expand its number of admitted students substantially over the next
decade, it is critical to constantly reevaluate the level of financial aid offered to students and the
allocation of tuition funds in order to properly meet the financial needs of every student at the
university. Currently 15,871 students receive financial aid from the university, totaling $233.3
million of aid. Every year, the UNC Board of Trustees allocates at least 35% of all new tuition
receipts in order to provide financial aid grants to students in attendance. As enrollment increases
at UNC, need-based aid funding must continue to increase in way that is proportional to the
financial needs of the university’s students. Tuition and private donations make up one third of
the funding for financial aid.

Graduate Student Remission


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Graduate student remission goes to those graduate students who are serving as teaching
or research assistants as a supplement to the stipends they receive for teaching and research.
While the funding stream varies to include tuition, instructional dollars and other resources,
around $200,000 dollars of tuition increases from the 2008-2009 year went to graduate student
remission. Tuition remission is a vital component of attracting top graduate students to our
university.
Faculty Salaries
UNC is required to put a minimum of 25% of all tuition increases towards faculty
salaries. This has been one of the largest components of the tuition increases, comprising nearly
50%. The breakdown can be seen below:
Faculty Based Tuition Increases

2008-2009 Total Since 2000


Faculty Salaries $3,656,888 $30,171,859
Fringe Benefits $729,277 $4,730,027
TA Salaries $0 $3,132,700
Student Awards $2,832,935 $24,046,420
Campus Funded Tuition $875,000 $2,030,955
Remission/Award and
Academic Support
Total $8,094,100 $64,111,961

Librarian Services

Like faculty salaries, librarian salaries must remain competitive with peer institutions to
attract and retain those at the top of their field. Tuition funds flow to UNC’s libraries for this
purpose. In 2008-2009, $75,000 was allotted for the increasing of librarian salaries.

Conclusion

Once each of these five main units receives funding they re-allocate the money in order
to best meet their individual goals. Because each unit uses individual systems to track spending,
specific tracking of allocated expenses is difficult. In order to makes this process easier, the
university has implemented a new system. The NC General assembly allocated $59 million for
the “acquisition and implementation of certain components of its enterprise administrative
systems, including, but not limited to, Student, Human Resources, Payroll, and Finance”. So far
$53.6 million of this has been spent on implementing the ERP project at UNC. In addition a
student technology fee was added to fund the ERP project, and has generated $5.2 million thus
far. In addition previous Vice Chancellor for Information and Technology, Dick Mann, secured
$88 million to cover the start up costs of implementing the new system. This system, called
ConnectCarolina, will be financed and phased in over the next five years.

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