VOLUME 115, ISSUE 151
Vote online at studentcentral.unc.
edu between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
A RACE TO THE FINISH
Candidates hope students
sign on to their message
RY KATE SULLIVAN
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
They all want the same thing: to represent a
mere 28,000 student voices.
But what separates each student body president
candidate from the others is their personalities.
Kristin Hill, Logan Liles and J.J. Raynor each
drafted multi-page documents laying out their
visions for next year. And in comparing one to
another and all to the past, it becomes apparent
that none stray far from each other.
“Each president has not just their platform
of initiatives, but they bring their personality
and their approach to the role,’ said Margaret
Jablonski, vice chancellor for student affairs, who
works closely with the student body president
With only a year to accomplish the goals they
outlined in platforms, as well as serve the other
needs of students and the University, presidents
are forced to make the position their own.
After watching three past administrations, each of
this year’s candidates have their own ideas for how
they will tackle some of the challenges.
“The only people who know what it’s like to be
student body president are the people who have
done it before," said Matt Calabria, student body
president in 2004-05.
Preparation, teamwork and collaboration are
mentioned as some of the key elements to succeed
ing as anew student body president.
“We’re going to come in, and we’re going to
know the ropes,” Liles said, stressing the need to
learn from previous failures and successes.
A self-professed “fighter," Raynor is confident
that her preparation and past experiences will help
her lead and advocate for the student body.
“My biggest asset is I can get done what needs
to be done," she said.
All three candidates have acknowledged the mer
its of their large campaign staffs, a trend they- said
will carry over to their administrations.
SEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 8
Perks of being the SBP:
► Two lower-level basketball tickets for each home game
► Parking permit for any campus parking spot
► S3OO per month stipend
► Ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees
► Co-chairman of the tuition and student fee advisory
► Member of numerous committees, including
Commencement speaker selection committee, ticket
advisory committee and Carolina Union Board of Directors
Fee and Code changes up for vote
BY MEGHAN PRICHARD
Todays ballot includes four proposed amendments
to the Student Code and a referendum that would
increase the safety and securin' fee by 25 cents.
Referendum: Safety and securin’ fee increase
What it does: The fee increase would provide
funding in part for the victims assistance program,
which provides rape kits for UNC students.
The Controversy: The fee increase has caused
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against ACC foes the Virginia Cavaliers
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Student body president candidates race to the end with the prize in sight. Students will vote today to send a candidate on to the next level. Candidates
must get at least 50 percent of the vote in order to win, otherwise the two top vote-getters will get a week to continue campaigning before a run-off vote.
Slogan: Hill'z got Skillz
On the key to success: 'lt's important to have
a team around you. Basically you have to assemble a
some disagreement within Student Congress.
Congress Speaker TVler Younts opposes the refer
endum because it is “unnecessary" and “unjustified."
he wrote in a Feb. 6 letter to The Daily Thr Heel.
“Even without an increase, the budget will have
a surplus of over $10,000," he said in an interview
this week. “I don’t see why they need the money."
But Student Body Treasurer Jordan Myers said
that the program was in debt SII,OOO last year and
that it will benefit from the fee increase. ‘I don’t think
we should hinder the ability to raise awareness about
UNC celebrates anniversary of its first student
BY ANDREW RYAN COSGROVE
It was 213 years ago today that
UNC s first student, Hinton James,
ended his long journey to campus.
James arrived at UNC on Feb. 12,
1795, and legend goes that he walked
from his home near Wilmington in
New Hanover County now Fender
County to Chapel Hill.
Because of this legend, the
southernmost dormitory on cam
pus was named in his honor.
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PREPARING FOR CAREERS
Local artists and organizations
come to campus to network
with students and offer advice
about how to turn artistic talent
into a successful career.
CAMPUS ELECTIONS TODAY
See pages 6 and 7 for full profiles
of all candidates
Students who have walked from
Hinton James Residence Hall to
main campus said they feel the pain
James felt in his feet each day.
“It is a pretty far walk, but
the more you walk it the shorter
it seems," said junior Christina
Shupe, a former resident of Hinton
James Residence Hall.
University archivist Janis Holder
said there is no documentation
proving or disproving James' trek
across eastern North Carolina.
Major: Political science and history
Slogan: Connected to Carolina
On leading students: 'Student government is
supposed to do what students want it to do."
any safety issues on our campus," he said, adding that
the fund served about 15 victims this year.
Amendment: To allow students to approve by
referendum all eight student fees, three of which cur
rently can be raised without a student body vote
Additional section: The amendment also
removes one fee, the Student Recreation Center fee,
because it does not exist anymore.
SEE REFERENDUMS. PAGE 8
’Records do show that it was a
very harsh winter and roads were
impassible," Holder said.
Still, in honor of James, the
General Alumni Association will
hold events throughout the day.
Students can join the GAA in
the Student Union breezeway for
hot cider, apple pie and cookies,
as well as drawings each hour for
prizes. Other activities will include
com hole, horseshoes and pin the
boots on Hinton James.
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See pg. 9 for the editorial board's
Major: Economics and peace, war and defense
Slogan: Make it rain with Raynor
On dealing with administrators: ‘Deep down.
I’m a fighter. I won't back down on the issues that are
important to students.'
THE OTHER RACES
Senior class officers
Josh Criscoe & Megan Compton
Rachel Moss & Stephen Barber
James Shelly & Pinar Gurel
CAA president GPSF president
Andrew Coonin Cindy Spurlock
ATTEND THE CELEBRATION
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today
Location: Union Breezeway
“Throughout the years the
University has had celebrations
about his arrival day, and it seems to
get students interested in the history
of the University," Holder said.
James arrived at UNC when
there was only one campus build
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Natives of six foreign nations who
are either working or studying at
UNC come together on a panel to
discuss the theme 'Mutual Under
standing in the Nuclear Age.”
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008
ing. That building was Old East.
Holder said that James probably
stayed in Old East but that he also
could have stayed with a professor.
James lived at UNC as the only
student until two additional stu
dents arrived two weeks later.
University archives show that
James was an exemplary student
during his time at UNC. The fac
ulty records mention James several
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