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Daum Drives Home SBP Victory
Students Give Daum 53.4 Percent
Of Vote in Win Over McKinney
3,246 votes, 53.4%
of students who
By Jordan Bartel and Addie Sluder
Jen Daum defeated Will McKinney to win the post
of student body president Tuesday night, emerging as
the third female president in UNC history.
Four weeks of waking up at 6:30 a.m. to catch stu
dents on their way to class and sitting in the Pit for
hours each day came down to a 416-vote
margin, with Daum receiving 53.4 percent
of the 6,076 votes cast.
Upon learning she will be UNC’s next
student body president, a relatively com
posed Daum immediately ran to embrace campaign
manager Robert Basinger, then hurried to Union
Station, where a large group of her staff and support
ers greeted the victor with cheers and tears.
Cheers of “we won” radiated through the hall as
Daum waded through the crowd, hugging supporters
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Will McKinney applauds Jen Daum's victory in Tuesday's
student body president runoff election.
Rouhanifard, Albright to Lead Senior Class
Bv Brook Corwin
UNC’s rising seniors selected Tuesday the
students who will lead their class next year
by electing Paymon Rouhanifard and Robert
Albright as senior class president and vice
Rouhanifard and Albright received 1,139
of the votes in the
accounting for 68.5 per
cent of the total votes
The pair beat out Tinu Akintola and
David Mclntosh, who garnered 524 votes in
the senior class election.
The announcement of the election results
concluded four weeks of campaigning, and
Rouhanifard and Albright marked the end of
their efforts by quickly embracing.
Rouhanifard said that hug will stand out in
his mind when he reflects on the campaign’s
final moment. “I just told him, Thanks for
Student Leaders Encourage Reorganization of TPAC
By Jeff Silver
Student leaders met with administra
tors Monday to request drastic reorgani
zation of the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee for next year.
Student body presidentjustin Young,
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber and Emily Williamson, the
graduate student representative on
doing this with me,’” Rouhanifard said. “We
both thanked each other for sticking this out
to the very end.”
The two running mates have formerly
worked together organizing events
for Carolina Cancer Focus, and
they said they are looking forward
to collaborating in anew role.
Albright said he and
Rouhanifard spent the seconds
before the announcement reflect
ing on the weeks of work their sup
porters have put into the cam
“It was probably only five sec
onds, but it felt like an eternity,”
Albright said. “Before and after the
announcement was made, we
thought of these amazing people
who helped us out.”
Akintola and Mclntosh reacted
calmly to the announcement and
were quick to congratulate their
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for finance and
whose office oversees TPAC.
Kleysteuber said he and Young
requested equal representation for stu
dents, faculty and staff on the commit
tee, expressing concern that TPAC now
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and flashing a broad smile. Overwhelmed but making
sure to talk to as many people as possible, Daum was
greeted with hugs by former candidates Brad Overcash,
Fred Hashagen, and Bennett Mason.
Briefly exiting to call her parents on her cell phone,
Daum returned to a still-exuberant crowd clapping with
excitement. “My parents said, ‘We were waiting for your
call, did you win?’ and I said ‘Yes!’” she said. “They
were so proud of me and overlooked my
extensive cell phone bill.”
Daum then climbed on a table and
addressed a group of about 25 supporters.
“The (Daily Tar Heel) reported after the
general election that that was the first time that I had
ever been speechless,” Daum said. “I can honestly say
that this is the second time.”
Daum continued to thank staff and supporters as
cameras flashed and cigars began to circulate.
“This campaign has been hard sometimes and has
been great sometimes, “ she said. “Thank you all so
much, and please come out tonight!”
Right before going out to Franklin Street to celebrate,
a staff teary-eyed with joy gathered for a group photo,
the culmination of the monthlong campaign.
Daum said she was a bit overwhelmed after hearing
the results but is pleased that she will soon be able to
represent the student body.
“I am so excited to have this opportunity to serve,
and I appreciate all of the support,” she said. “I feel so
thankful and grateful."
Daum said she definitely planned to go out and cel
ebrate but wasn’t quite sure where her victory party
would take her. “We are just going to go out and see
what happens, probably go out to a few bars, parties,
and then I plan on inviting some people over to my
house tonight,” she said.
Basinger said that what he felt put Daum over the top
was the endorsement of former candidates Hashagen,
Mason and Overcash.
“The best thing that happened to us since last
Tuesday was the other candidates supporting us and
working with them to adopt some of their platform
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Moments after the announcement,
Akintola echoed the praise Rouhanifard had
for campaign supporters. “I’ll remember all
the great people who helped us out,”
Akintola said. “It was a great
opportunity to work with such fan
Mclntosh said that although he
was disappointed, he would look
back on the campaign with positive
memories. “There are no regrets
here,” Mclntosh said. “It’s like any
athletic competition - you give 100
percent and don’t look back. We
did all we could do.”
Akintola and Mclntosh said
they have no immediate desire to
apply for positions as senior mar
shals but said they would welcome
the inclusion of any of their plat
form ideas into Rouhanifard and
Albright’s efforts next year.
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and Robert Albright
1,139 votes, 68.5%
of eligible voters
who voted: 42.6
is dominated by faculty.
But Williamson said her main focus is
making the committee more efficient,
probably by reducing its size and giving
members longer terms to better under
stand the issues.
Kleysteuber said Tuesday that he was
disappointed with Suttenfield’s response
to the students’ request. He said
Suttenfield indicated in the meeting that
students do not deserve equal voice on
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the committee or equal input in park
But Williamson said Suttenfield
understands the problems associated
with TPAC. “She agreed the committee
Suttenfield could not be reached for
Kleysteuber said student leaders have
been requesting a restructuring of
TPAC since the start of the fall semester.
Student Body President-elect Jen Daum reacts to her win over Will McKinney on Tuesday night
shortly after the results of the runoff election were announced.
Robert Albright and Paymon Rouhanifard embrace after
being announced as the next senior class officers.
He said that before this academic year,
TPAC had representation that mirrored
the breakdown of the campus commu
Before this year, though, faculty from
many professional schools petitioned for
and were granted membership on TPAC,
skewing the committee's representation
toward the faculty, Kleysteuber said.
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A proposal that was made
at Tuesday's meeting calls
for a 10 percent systemwide
tuition hike for all students.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
WINSTON-SALEM - The UNC-sys
tem Board of Governors is considering a
proposal that would set a $250 cap for a
campus-initiated tuition increase at UNC-
Chapel Hill this year but would increase
tuition systemwide by 10 percent
BOG members met Tuesday to
begin examining specific tuition
increase requests from UNC-system
schools. But most of the discussion at the
meeting revolved around how the sys
tem will provide quality education and
remain accessible during one of the most
difficult fiscal situations in state history.
“We hardly have a choice on raising
tuition,” said BOG member John Davis.
“We have more students and less
money, something has got to give."
Robert Warwick, BOG Budget and
Finance Committee member, announced
a proposal calling for the board to
approve a 10 percent systemwide tuition
increase, which would generate about
S4O million across the system. Eighty per-
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