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THE UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL

EXECUTIVE BRANCH of STUDENT GOVERNMENT MEDLIN ADMINISTRATION

MARCH 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

March 2011 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


MARCH REPORT -2011-

Prepared by the Office of the Student Body Secretary


Table of Contents Introduction 6 A Reflection on Student Government 4

Executive Branch Officers Student Body President

7

Student Body Vice President

17

Student Body Treasurer

28

Student Body Secretary

32

Chief of Staff

40

Senior Advisor

46

Cabinet Committees

51

Academic Affairs

51

Arts Advocacy

63

Environmental Affairs

66

Global University

80

Greek Affairs

83

Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach

86

Public Safety

90

Public Service and Advocacy

95

Student Body Outreach

98

Student Life

100

Technology & Web Services

105

University Services

113


Cabinet Special Projects

116

Carolina Advocacy

116

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

119

Excelling Through Mentoring

121

First Year Focus Council

123

Music Festival

126

Second Start

128

Speaker Series

130

Peer Advising

133

Public Relations & Marketing Team

136

Additional Programs

139

Eve Carson Scholarship

139

SafeWalk

146

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A Reflection upon Student Government Hey Tar  Heels! As  we  sail  into  the  beauty  of  Carolina  spring  weather,  we  can  hardly  believe  that  our  term   has  come  to  a  close.  This  year  has  seen  its  share  of  new  ideas,  continued  traditions,  and   interesting  challenges  both  inside  and  outside  of  Student  Government.  ReAlecting  on  all  that   has  happened,  we  can’t  help  but  be  proud  of  the  accomplishments  of  all  Carolina  students   who  are  ultimately  beneAiting  our  campus,  community,  state,  nation  and  world.   Collaborative  efforts  across  campus  are  important  to  achieving  these  goals  and  we  are   passionate  about  being  an  organization  that  aids  in  these  collaborative  efforts.             The  following  pages  contain  the  Ainal  reports  of  the  Executive  OfAicers  of  Student   Government,  as  well  as  the  reports  of  the  various  Cabinet  committees.  This  semester  we   also  created  a  condensed  version  of  the  report  in  hopes  of  increasing  the  accessibility  and   ease  of  reading  to  the  common  student  who  may  want  to  know  what  Student  Government   worked  on  this  year.  This  is  both  a  reAlection  and  a  proposal  in  some  sense;  as  the  Cooper   administration  begins  to  take  over,  we  hope  they  will  use  this  report  as  a  guide  for  ideas  to   carry  into  their  administration.  The  long  term  success  of  Student  Government  depends  on   the  ability  of  each  administration  to  establish  the  connections  between  terms.  We  are  all   excited  for  the  Cooper  administration  to  get  started  and  we  are  working  hard  to  transition   them  into  their  positions. From  all  of  us  to  the  Carolina  community,  we  want  to  say  thanks.  Thank  you  for  allowing  us   to  serve  you,  represent  you  and  work  day  in  and  day  out  for  you.  Though  our  year  is  up,  we   have  each  been  touched  by  the  amazing  students  of  this  University;  we  believe  that  our  jobs   are  easier  because  we  are  fortunate  enough  to  represent  the  best  students  in  the  nation,   those  of  the  University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill. Hark  the  sound!! Executive Branch Officers Hogan Medlin Student Body President

Holly Boardman Student Body Vice President

Dakota Williams Student Body Treasurer

                Ian Lee Student Body Secretary

Monique Hardin Chief of Staff

Paul Shorkey 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  ofBice  each  February   and  serves  a  one  year  term  of  ofBice.  

State Legislative Relations The November  2010  North  Carolina  elections  led  to  a  major  shift  in  favor  of  the   Republican  Party  for  both  the  state  Senate  and  House  of  Representatives,  a   phenomenon  which  had  not  occurred  in  well  over  100  years  in  Raleigh.  As  the  NC   General  Assembly  opened  their  session  in  January  of  2011,  Hogan  worked  closely   with  the  Carolina  Advocacy  Core  team  in  Cabinet,  the  Executive  OfBicers  of  the   Executive  Branch  and  representatives  of  the  Graduate  and  Professional  Student   Federation  to  devise  an  advocacy  strategy  and  grounded  list  of  legislative  priorities.   After  receiving  training  from  Erin  Schuettpelz,  the  legislative  liaison  for  the   University,  the  Medlin  Administration  advocated  for  the  following  priorities: 1. Minimize Reductions; Maintain Flexibility

By July,   we’ll  have   absorbed   about   $139   million   in   total  state   cuts   since   2008.   The   majority   of   those   reductions   have   been   allocated   to   administration   and   efBiciency   measures.   In   January,   Chancellor   Holden   Thorp   announced   an   additional   5%   permanent   cut   ($26   million)   for   Biscal   year   2010-­‐2011   to   meet   Governor   Perdue’s  2.5%  holdback   and  to   plan   ahead  for   anticipated   permanent   cuts   at   the   start   of   the   next   Biscal   year.   Announcing   these   cuts   now   allows   Carolina   to  properly  plan  ahead  for  the  inevitable  reductions  that  will  occur   this   Biscal  year.  For   example,  it   takes  several  months  to   realize   savings  from   layoffs   given  severance  and  required  payouts. Any   additional   cuts  issued  by  the   General  Assembly  over  the  5%   level  will   begin   to   signiBicantly   harm   our   academic   experience.   We   request   that   any   further   reductions   issued   by   the   General   Assembly   be   provided   with   full   Blexibility,   allowing   our   Chancellor,   Board   of   Trustees   and   elected   student   leaders   to   manage  campus-­‐wide  reductions.

2. Keep Tuition Revenues on Campus

Historically, our   paid   tuition   dollars   have   stayed   on   our   campuses   to   support   instruction.   We   appreciate   the   General   Assembly’s   support   to   allow   future  


tuition increases   to   also   stay   on   campus.   Tuition   should   not   be   considered   a   source   of   revenue   to   supplement   or   replace   other   state   taxes,   as   82%   of   our   students  come  from  taxpaying  North  Carolina  families. 3. Protect Access by Fully Funding Need-based Financial Aid and Enrollment, and

Preserving Tuition Remission With rising   tuition  costs  and  the   economic  turndown,  students  are  more  likely  to   need   Binancial   aid.   UNC-­‐Chapel   Hill   has   seen   a   dramatic   increase   in   need   with   37%   of   undergraduates   requiring   need-­‐based   aid.   On   average,   those   students   who   require   loans   graduate   at   Carolina   with   $16,000   in   debt.   At   Carolina,   students   on   Binancial   aid   graduate   at   essentially   the   same   rate   of   non-­‐needy   students.  Tuition  remission  is  extremely  important   in  drawing   the  best   graduate   students  to  North  Carolina  by  supplementing  teaching  and  research  on  campus. The  Carolina   Covenant,  a  national   model  for  equal  access  to  education,  provides   the  opportunity  for   qualiBied   students  with  demonstrated   need   to  achieve  their   college   degree   debt   free   (through  a  combination  of   state   and  federal  grants  and   work-­‐study).   Any   eroding   of   support   for   state   funded   need-­‐based   Binancial  aid   will  be   absolutely  detrimental   to  Carolina   students.  Not   only  does  this  promise   maintain   a   strong   commitment   to   diversity   among   our   student   body,   it   also   ensures  access   to  higher  education   to  all  those   who  qualify.   Reducing   access  to   the   University   will   compromise   the   quality   and   breadth   of   our   state's   future   workforce   in   the   long   term,  and   force   North   Carolina   families  to  divert   money   from  elsewhere  in  the  economy  in  the  short  term. 4. Student Vote on the Board of Governors

As it  currently  is,  the  President  of  the  Association  of  Student  Governments  (ASG)   has  a  seat  on  the  Board  of  Governors  for  the  UNC  system.  This  individual   represents  the  270,000+  students  across  the  state  and  is  the  only  non-­‐voting   member  of  the  Board.  We  believe  it  is  essential  that  we,  the  students,  have  the   right  to  be  represented  by  a  vote  on  the  Board,  which  determines  major  policies   for  our  institutions.  Each  Student  Body  President  has  a  vote  on  their  respective   Board  of  Trustees;  we  believe  that  a  parallel  structure  must  exist  on  the  Board  of   Governors  to  ensure  that  we  are  heard.

Hogan has  worked  diligently  in  transition  Mary  Cooper,  the  2011-­‐2012  SBP,  into  her   new  role  as  the  voice  of  the  students  in  Raleigh.  This  list  of  priorities  will  be  handed   down  to  her  as  she  begins  to  organize  her  own  efforts  in  advocating  for  students  to   the  state  legislature.

Board of Trustees Since the  update  in  the  October  Report,  the  Board  of  Trustees  met  November  17-­‐18,   January  26-­‐27  and  March  23-­‐24th.  Each  meeting’s  relevant  information  is  described   below  in  brief. 8


November Meeting: The Trustees  voted  to  adopt  two  major  policies  during  their  November  meeting.   One  was  a  resolution  charging  the  Vice-­‐Chancellor  of  Student  Affairs  to  1create  a   vision  for  our  Greek  community  by  engaging  student  leaders,  faculty,   administrators,  and  Greek  community  alumni,  2  set  expectations  of  our  Greek   organizations  through  periodic  assessment  against  clear  and  measurable   standards,  reward  the  organizations  that  meet  or  exceed  standards,  and  provide   speciBic  feedback  to  each  organization  on  how  they  can  improve  or  rectify  any   deBiciencies,  and  Binally  3  provide  broader  and  deeper  support  of  the  Greek   community  by  better  leveraging  the  experience  and  wisdom  of  our  Greek   community  alumni.  Hogan  voted  in  favor  of  this  resolution. The  second  vote  was  on  the  recommended  tuition  and  fee  proposal  from  the   Chancellor.  Though  Hogan  and  Vice-­‐President  Holly  Boardman  had  advocated   for  a  5.6%  increase  in  tuition,  Chancellor  Thorp  recommended  a  6.5%  increase   across  the  board  to  the  Trustees.  Hogan  voted  against  this  proposal  in  a  12-­‐1   vote  on  the  Board.  More  on  this  proposal  is  explained  in  the  Tuition  and  Fee   Advisory  Task  Force  section  of  this  report. January Meeting: In  his  update  to  the  Board,  Hogan  spoke  to  the  Trustees  about  Student   Government’s  efforts  to  train  and  organize  students  for  advocating  in  Raleigh  for   the  upcoming  legislative  session.  He  recognized  the  Environmental  Affairs   committee  for  their  work  on  establishing  a  recycling  program  in  the  Dean  Dome   as  well  as  a  comprehensible  policy  for  tailgate  recycling.  Finally,  President   Medlin  spoke  about  the  student  opinion  on  the  upcoming  Academic  Plan,  the   pending  Student  Body  President  election  and  the  excitement  surrounding  Imam   Feisal  Abdul  Rauf’s  visit  to  campus  for  the  Weil  Lecture  on  American  Citizenship. In  the  University  Affairs  committee,  Medlin  presented  the  progress  on  the   Admissions  Ambassador  Abroad  program  in  conjunction  with  Associate  Provost   Ron  Strauss’s  presentation  on  UNC  Global.  No  major  votes  were  conducted   during  this  Board  meeting. March Meeting: The  March  meeting  served  as  Hogan’s  Binal  Board  of  Trustee  meeting.  During  the   University  Affairs  committee  meeting,  the  Trustees  passed  a  resolution  (as  well   as  in  full  board)  to  increase  the  minimum  GPA  requirement  for  Greek   recruitment  to  the  level  of  the  average  GPA  of  the  general  student  population  by   2012.  Hogan  voted  in  favor  of  this  resolution.  The  committee  also  heard  from  Bill   Andrews  and  Sue  Estroff,  the  co-­‐chairs  of  the  Academic  Plan  committee  on  the   Binal  proposal  of  the  Plan  which  was  adopted  by  both  the  committee  and  the  full   board.  Finally,  Hogan  was  thrilled  to  have  the  opportunity  present  the  Arts   Innovation  Steering  Committee  Report  to  both  the  committee  and  the  full  board.  


This visionary  guide  for  the  future  of  the  Arts  at  UNC  was  not  only  adopted  but   widely  accepted  as  a  collective  effort  from  the  art  community  to  bring  to  light   some  of  the  annual  concerns  of  student  access  to  art,  art  integration  and  art’s   purpose  in  our  society.  More  on  the  report  is  under  the  section  below. In  full  board  the  Trustees  voted  in  favor  of  the  5  year  transportation  plan  at  this   meeting,  though  Hogan  voted  against  the  plan.  Other  than  simply  increasing  the   costs  of  both  transportation  and  parking  for  students,  employees  and  faculty   without  any  new  services,  the  plan  was  limited  in  its  vision  for  the  greater   questions/concerns  surrounding  parking  and  transportation  in  Chapel  Hill.  For  a   more  detailed  look  at  why  the  Medlin  Administration  stood  strong  against  the   plan,  please  read  the  more  in-­‐depth  analysis  under  Student  Body  Treasurer   Dakota  Williams’  report. Finally,  Hogan  thanked  the  Board  of  a  wonderful  year  serving  with  them,   exclaiming  that  the  role  of  the  President  is  weighted  largely  in  the   responsibilities  given  as  a  Trustee;  Hogan  thoroughly  enjoyed  every  interaction   and  meeting  with  each  Trustee.  The  Board  passed  a  resolution  thanking  Hogan   for  his  service  and  celebrated  the  end  of  his  term  at  a  farewell  dinner  on  the   evening  of  March  23rd.  

Arts Innovation Steering Committee/Arts@Carolina Report

As mentioned  in  the  October  report,  one  of  the  major  priorities  of  the  Medlin   Administration  was  to  address  the  many  concerns  of  the  student  artist  population   through  the  creation  of  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee.  This  committee  met   regularly  since  October  and  drafted  a  Binal  report  for  the  Trustees.  In  this  report,  the   committee  expressed  interest  in  prioritizing  the  following  four  target  concerns  of   moving  the  arts  at  Carolina  forward: 1) Art’s  Presence  on  Campus a. The  arts  exist  mostly  in  silos  across  the  Carolina  community,  in  

departments, student  organizations,  etc.  An  integration  of  the  arts  that   could  enhance  the  quality  of  intellect  and  of  student  life  is  lacking. 2) Art’s  Isolation  in  the  Curriculum

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a. If a  student  is  not  an  art  major,  getting  into  an  art  course  is  nearly  

impossible. We  can  do  more  as  a  liberal  arts  institution  to  address  this   annual  problem. 3) Funding  for  Student  Art  Groups  and  Individual  Artists a. In  any  bad  economy,  the  arts  are  the  Airst  to  go  on  the  chopping  block.  We   must  remain  vigilant  in  our  support  for  student  innovations  in  the  arts. 4) DeBining  and  Ensuring  Artistic  Impact a. So  often  do  we  seek  to  measure  the  values  of  a  particular  Aield  of  study  or   profession  to  society,  especially  during  a  time  when  the  efAiciency  of   allocating  resources  is  a  top  priority.  As  a  leading  public  university,   Carolina  has  the  opportunity  to  help  better  deAine  art’s  impact  and   should  do  so  through  engaging  its  students,  faculty  and  alumni. The  report,  which  can  be  found  in  the  appendix,  details  more  on  these  four   concerns,  provides  some  commentary  on  ways  to  address  them  and  recommends   the  establishment  of  an  Arts  Council  to  assess  the  progress  of  the  proposals.   Comments  from  the  Trustees  and  greater  community  reBlected  a  general  excitement   for  bringing  the  Arts  into  the  forefront  of  conversation  about  moving  Carolina   forward,  especially  as  the  Academic  Plan  and  the  Chancellor’s  Innovate@Carolina   program  both  begin  to  take  hold.  Hogan  considers  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering   Committee  to  be  one  of  the  strengths  of  his  administration  and  looks  forward  to   continuing  to  work  on  the  plan’s  advancement  over  the  next  few  years  as  an   alumnus.

Tuition Taskforce Conclusion Hogan served  as  a  co-­‐chair  to  the  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Taskforce  along  with   Provost  Carney.  Much  of  the  work  of  the  committee  was  documented  in  the  October   report,  all  but  the  Binal  conclusion  of  the  committee’s  work  and  proposal(s)  to  the   Chancellor.  As  mentioned,  Hogan  and  Holly  worked  closely  with  a  core  team  of   students  in  Student  Government  to  create  a  best-­‐Bit  model  for  all  students,   recognizing  that  both  fees  and  tuition  were  poised  to  increase  in  order  to  offset  the   major  budget  cuts  on  the  horizon.  With  their  help,  Hogan  and  Holly  proposed  a  5.6%   increase  for  all  students;  the  reasoning  for  this  proposal  came  from  the  mentality  of   a  “meet  in  the  middle”  proposal  instead  of  setting  precedent  to  just  inadvertently   jump  to  the  cap  of  6.5%.  They  took  careful  consideration  for  the  Bigures  of  a   potential  8%  cut  (the  then  discussed  reality)  and  reasoned  that  the  University   should  not  place  more  than  2.4%  of  that  cut  on  the  student’s  purse.  Their  proposed   model  is  below.


Medlin Administration  Proposal  –  5.6%  Increase  for  all  students Column1 FY1011  FTE UG-­‐Residents 14,067 UG-­‐Nonresidents 2,979 Grad-­‐Residents 7,187 Grad-­‐ Nonresidents 2,259

Proposed Current  Tuition Increase $4,815.00  $269.64   $23,430.00 $1,312.08 $6,363.00  $356.33   $21,093.00 %  Increase:

Proposed Cut: $43,200,000.00   Absorbed  Cut: $30,240,000.00   Student  Portion: $12,960,000.00  

Proposed Tuition $5,084.64   $24,742.08   $6,719.33  

Projected Additional   Revenue  $3,793,025.88   $3,908,686.32   $2,560,929.34  

$1,181.21   $22,274.21   $2,668,348.87   5.6% $12,930,990.41   8.0%(assumes   (assumes  54m  is  10%) 5.6% 2.4%

When the  Taskforce  met  for  its  Binal  meeting  on  November  11th  to  vote  on  the   Bigures  to  forward  to  the  Chancellor  for  his  consideration,  an  interesting   phenomenon  occurred.  The  Taskforce  decided  to  forward  three  different  proposals   to  the  Chancellor,  which  Hogan  accounts  as  a  reBlection  upon  the  ambiguity  of  the   budget  situation  in  Raleigh.  The  three  proposals  are  outlined  below: 1) The  Medlin  Administration’s  Proposal,  as  detailed  above 2) The  Provost’s  proposal  of  a  6.5%  increase  for  all  students,  across  the  board 3) A  hybrid  proposal:  6.5%  increase  for  in-­‐state  students  and  a  5.6%  increase  

for out-­‐of-­‐state  students.  This  proposal  took  into  account  the  large  difference   in  the  base  tuition  dollars  for  in-­‐  and  out-­‐of-­‐state  students.

Hogan and  Holly  both  supported  the  Birst  and  third  proposals  to  be  forwarded  to  the   Chancellor  as  they  reBlected  the  most  pro-­‐student  agenda.  As  mentioned  in  the   Board  of  Trustee  report  above,  the  Chancellor  selected  the  6.5%  increase  for  all   students  to  go  to  the  Trustees,  which  was  then  passed  by  12-­‐1  vote,  with  President   Medlin  dissenting  from  the  Board. Hogan  is  grateful  to  the  students  and  faculty  members  who  worked  diligently  on  the   Tuition  Taskforce.  He  believes  that  the  real  challenge  is  now  going  to  be  what   happens  over  the  summer  of  2011;  with  cuts  potentially  reaching  their  deepest  yet,   and  with  a  full  Republican  congress,  Hogan  fears  that  the  students  are  facing   another  drastic  tuition  increase  before  their  return  to  school  in  the  fall  of  2011.  The   University  administration  must  keep  the  student  voice  in  the  important  decision   making  conversations  as  the  months  progress.  They  should  actively  seek  out   President  Cooper’s  input  and  ideas  for  how  to  best  work  with  students  in  this  time   of  economic  hardship.

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Student Body Elections In January  of  2011,  Carolina  launched  the  beginning  of  the  campaigns  for  Student   Body  President,  Student  Congress,  Carolina  Athletic  Association  President,  Senior   Class  OfBicers  and  RHA  President.  The  candidates  worked  closely  with  the  Board  of   Elections,  chaired  by  the  wonderfully,  amazing  Andrew  Phillips. To  try  and  recap  this  season’s  campaign  would  more  than  likely  be  an  injustice  to   the  series  of  events  that  transpired.  Fraught  with  unfortunate  immaturities  and   annoying  bickering  among  the  candidates  for  SBP,  the  season  saw  many  Supreme   Court  cases,  a  hearing  of  disqualiBication,  and  even  a  horse  in  the  Pit.  Hogan   recommends  that  anyone  interested  in  learning  more  about  the  festivities  of  the   election  season  should  go  to  the  Daily  Tar  Heel  archives  for  the  stories,  or  just  the   Student  Supreme  Court  docket. As  the  dust  settled,  one  student  leader  emerged  from  the  election  as  the  student’s   clear  choice  for  the  next  President.  After  a  runoff  election,  Mary  Cooper  was  elected   President  with  62%  of  the  vote.  President-­‐elect  Cooper  will  take  ofBice  on  April  5th  in   her  inauguration  ceremony  in  the  Union  Great  Hall.

Admissions Ambassadors Abroad Since October,  Hogan  has  worked  closely  with  the  ofBice  of  study  abroad,   admissions,  the  admissions  ambassador  program  and  the  Global  University   committee  of  Cabinet  laying  the  groundwork  for  a  pilot  test  of  the  Admissions   Ambassadors  Abroad  program  detailed  in  the  October  report.  Along  with  McKay   Roozen  and  Russell  Martin  (co-­‐chairs  of  Global  U),  Hogan  worked  to  identify  major   target  cities  where  a  high  volume  of  students  study  abroad  and  where  a  high  volume   of  our  alumni  reside.  As  it  stands,  the  program  will  be  piloted  in  Hong  Kong  with  a   student  (a  current  Admission  Ambassador)  and  two  alumni.  The  three  of  them  as  a   team  plan  to  visit  up  to  three  different  schools  to  make  a  presentation  on  Carolina,   possibilities  for  an  international  education  at  UNC  and  to  share  their  stories  with   students  from  across  the  globe  in  hopes  of  increasing  UNC’s  brand  and  diversity  of   international  applicants.  As  the  pilot  continues  to  unravel,  Hogan  is  excited  about   keeping  close  tabs  on  this  project  (especially  as  he  will  more  than  likely  be  living   abroad  next  year).  For  more  information  on  the  sustainability,  projection  and  vision   for  the  future  of  the  program,  please  see  the  report  of  the  Global  University   committee.

Association of Student Governments As the  delegation  leader  for  UNC-­‐CH,  Hogan  had  to  appoint  a  new  delegate  once   former  Speaker  of  Congress  Deanna  Santoro  stepped  down  from  her  position  to  sue   Student  Body  Secretary  Ian  Lee  (see  Supreme  Court  docket).  Cory  Gu  was  selected,   bringing  the  delegation  to  Christine  Hajdin,  Cory  Gu,  Rick  Ingram  and  Hogan.  Since   October  the  Association  has  Binalized  its  legislative  priorities,  passed  legislation  that  


was then  forwarded  to  the  Board  of  Governors  and  created  an  opportunity  for  idea   sharing/collaboration  with  other  system  schools  by  bringing  together  the  SBPs  of   each  institution.  At  the  upcoming  April  meeting  a  UNC  student  (Kevin  Kimball)  will   be  running  for  the  President  of  the  Association;  Hogan  thoroughly  supports  Kevin’s   run  and  believes  that  the  organization  needs  someone  like  Kevin  to  take  the  lead.   Part  of  the  inefBiciencies  of  ASG  this  year  had  derived  from  the  lack  of  structure,   vision  and  action  on  the  leadership  side.  Hogan  still  very  much  believes  in  the   potential  of  ASG  and  has  encouraged  Mary  Cooper  to  consider  running  for  Chair  of   the  Council  of  SBPs.

Celebration of JFK 50th Anniversary of Inaugural Speech On January  7th,  Hogan  went  to  Chapel  Hill  High  School  with  the  Mayor  of  Chapel  Hill,   Mark  Kleinschmidt,  to  speak  to  an  11th  grade  civics  course  on  the  importance  of   public  service  to  our  society.  The  visit  was  part  of  a  nationwide  effort  to   commemorate  President  Kennedy’s  inaugural  address,  calling  for  Americans  to   engage  in  civic  service  (“Ask  not  what  your  country  can  do  for  you  but  what  you  can   do  for  your  country”).  Hogan  greatly  appreciated  the  Mayor  asking  him  to  join  for   the  event  and  was  honored  to  speak  on  behalf  of  Carolina  students  on  the   importance  of  public  service  to  our  community,  our  state  and  our  nation.

Selection of Interim Student Solicitor General Due to  personal  matters,  Safa  Sajadi  needed  to  step  down  from  the  position  of   Student  Solicitor  General.  In  the  interest  of  having  a  strong  SSG  during  the  campaign   season,  Hogan  established  a  selection  committee  to  help  him  Bind  a  replacement.   The  selection  committee  consisted  of  Speaker  Santoro,  BOE  Chair  Phillips,  Chief  of   Staff  for  External  Appointments  Zealan  Hoover  and  Hogan.  The  committee  selected   Kevin  WhitBield  to  the  position  and  he  was  conBirmed  through  Congress  swiftly.   Kevin  took  on  the  role  with  great  leadership  and  focus,  providing  to  be  a  major  asset   in  the  many  Supreme  Court  cases  in  the  spring  of  2011.

Weil Lecture on American Citizenship/Three Cups of Tea On March  17th,  Student  Government  and  the  Campus  Y  co-­‐facilitated  a  day  long   dialogue  following  Imam  Feisal  Abdul  Rauf’s  Weil  Lecture  on  American  citizenship   the  previous  evening.  The  event,  part  of  the  Three  Cups  of  Tea  initiative,  gave   students  the  opportunity  to  voice  their  opinions,  thoughts  and  responses  to  the   Imam’s  message,  and  it  did  so  in  a  healthy,  academic  way.  Hogan  worked  closely   with  Elizabeth  McCain  (Campus  Y  co-­‐president)  to  orchestrate  the  event  and  wishes   to  give  her  and  her  team  due  credit  for  the  hard  work  placed  into  making  it  such  a   success.

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Carolina Creative

In an  effort  to  jumpstart  the  mission  and  goals  of  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering   Committee,  the  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government’s  Arts  Advocacy   Committee  will  be  hosting  a  week-­‐long  celebration  of  the  arts  from  April  2-­‐9th.  The   purpose  of  this  week  is  to  highlight  the  creativity  and  passion  of  a  variety  of  student   artists  while  also  providing  resources,  guest  lecturers  and  skills  trainings  to  the   general  student  body.  A  brief  overview  of  the  week’s  events  is  summarized  below   (more  detailed  in  appendix): Saturday,  April  2nd Student  Hip-­‐Hop  Workshop Celebrity  guest  Adrian  Grenier  hosts  documentary  viewing  and  discusses  art  of   Bilm/importance  of  documentaries Sunday,  April  3rd Student  Film  Festival Monday,  April  4th   Mobile  Free  Expression  Wall Chancellor’s    Innovation  Fair A  Capella  Pit  Sing Pauper’s  Players  Theater  Performance  of  “All  Shook  Up” Tuesday,  April  5th   Dance  Showcase “All  Shook  Up” St.  Petersburg  Symphony Wednesday,  April  6th Caricatures  in  the  Pit Ackland  Student  Tours Playmaker’s  opening  of  “Big  River” Thursday,  April  7th   Celebrity  Guests  Brian  Hargrove  and  David  Hyde  Pierce  lecture  on  the  art  of  TV   writing/acting Friday,  April  8th


Wind Ensemble Open  mic  night  at  Jack  Sprat  Bar/Lounge Saturday,  April  9th Spring  Football  Game

Officer’s Perspective As my  term  as  Student  Body  President  comes  to  a  close,  I  reBlect  upon  the  year  with   great  pride,  nostalgia  and  sincere  gratitude  for  all  of  the  people  who  have  helped  us   out  along  the  way.  Student  Government,  to  me,  is  never  about  one  person  doing  a   project  or  one  person  working  on  a  set  of  policies;  it  is  a  center  for  collaboration,  an   institution  that  fosters  personal  and  group  leadership  growth  while  challenging   students  to  promote  positive  change  across  our  campus.  Whether  I  reBlect  on   Cabinet,  external  appointments,  executive  assistants  or  the  executive  ofBicers,  each   contingency  has  gone  above  and  beyond  the  call  of  service  to  the  student  body;  I   couldn’t  have  asked  for  a  better  team  in  the  Executive  Branch. Inevitably,  we  too  hit  some  road  blocks  along  the  way  while  pursuing  the  platform   as  do  all  administrations.  What  I  am  so  proud  of  was  how  we,  as  a  team,  took  the   time  to  reevaluate  some  of  our  projects  to  make  sure  that  they  were  still  relevant,   still  representative  of  what  the  students  wanted  at  Carolina.  Much  of  my  individual   time  was  consumed  this  year  by  the  bad  economy  and  the  budget  cuts  to  the  system   –  it  was  often  difBicult  to  talk  to  any  administrator  about  another  topic.  I  think  the   beauty  of  the  position  of  SBP  is  rooted  in  how  each  President  adapts  to  the  issues   that  arise  unknowingly,  or  unsuspectingly.  If  you  had  told  me  that  I  would  have  been   in  Raleigh  lobbying  as  much  as  I  did  during  my  term  back  last  February  when  I  was   elected,  I  am  sure  I  would  have  considered  you  confused.  And  yet,  here  we  are,  at   the  end  of  the  term  and  lobbying  is  not  only  something  we  focused  on  a  great  deal,   but  it  is  something  we  succeeded  at  and  have  left  a  foundation  for  Mary  Cooper,  my   successor,  to  carry  on. The  most  important  reBlection  I  have  about  this  year  and  this  position  is  the  re-­‐ learned  emphasis  on  the  importance  of  relationships.  From  getting  to  know   Senators  and  Representatives,  Trustees,  Administrators,  business  leaders,  faculty,   students,  and  alumni,  the  position  of  SBP  as  an  ambassador  and  communicator   requires  a  great  deal  of  skill  in  forming  relationships.  I  am  so  thankful  and  honored   to  have  had  the  opportunity  to  represent  29,000+  of  the  most  amazing  students  in   the  country.  The  traditions  of  student  self-­‐governance  separate  Carolina  from  all   other  schools,  and  we  as  a  student  body  value  it  more  than  we  know. It  seems  only  appropriate  to  close  with  the  words  that  bring  all  members  of  the   Carolina  family  together. Hark  the  Sound! 16


Student Body Vice President Holly Boardman

boardman@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The ofBicial  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.  UnofBicially,  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  speciBically  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   difBicult  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.       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  Bill  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  Birst  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  Bive-­‐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  Birst  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   18


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   Binal  draft  of  their  recommendations  to  the  full  steering  committee  in  August. As  the  subcommittees  worked  over  the  summer,  the  Provost’s  ofBice  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. The  draft  of  the  Academic  Plan  was  circulated  to  key  constituents  in  the   University  for  feedback  about  both  content  and  structure.  Administrators,   faculty,  students,  and  others  were  asked  to  contribute  their  thoughts  and   opinions.  The  Board  of  Trustees  was  kept  up-­‐to-­‐date  about  the  progress  of  the   Plan  throughout  the  year  and  the  Binal  draft  was  present  at  the  March  2011   Board  of  Trustees  meeting.     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  speciBically  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  beneBit  of  students,  the  committee  felt  that  it  was  essential  to  have   multiple  students  be  involved  in  the  on-­‐campus  interviews  for  the  Binal  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  submitted  a  recommendation  to  the  Senior  Associate   Dean  of  Undergraduate  Education,  Bobbi  Owen.  In  December,  Lee  May  was   chosen  as  the  Associate  Dean  and  Director  of  the  Academic  Advising  Program.          

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  ofBice.  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  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  ofBice  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  ofBice  ofBicially   opened  October  12th. Holly  and  Chris  continued  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  next  administration  should  help  with  establishing  the   prominence  and  success  of  this  program  on  campus  next  year.              

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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   speciBic  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   deBinite  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  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  difBicult  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  Binal  Tuition  and  Fee  Advisory  Task  Force  was  held  the  Birst  week  of   November,  after  the  new  legislature  has  been  elected.  During  this  meeting,  a   recommendations  ranged  from  a  6.5%  increase  for  both  in-­‐state  and  out-­‐of-­‐state   students,  a  5.6%  increase  for  both  groups,  and  a  6.5%  increase  for  in-­‐state  and  a   5.6%  for  out-­‐of-­‐state.  All  three  recommendations  were  passed  on  to  the   Chancellor,  with  the  6.5%  increase  being  the  one  that  was  endorsed  by  the  


committee. This  was  approved  and  will  most  likely  go  into  effect  for  2011-­‐12,   pending  any  last-­‐minute  changes  this  summer.

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,  Birst-­‐year  students,  were  selected  to  be  on  the   committee  in  September  2010.  The  committee  meets  weekly  by  themselves  and   every  month  with  the  Chancellor.  The  committee  had  a  total  of  six  meetings  with   the  Chancellor,  all  of  which  have  been  very  productive.  SACC  also  hosted  three   Chancellor’s  Open  Houses,  one  in  the  fall  and  two  in  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.  The  Birst  and  last  Open   Houses  took  place  in  the  West  Lounge  of  the  Student  Union  and  were  well-­‐ received.  However,  the  most  successful  Open  House  was  the  second,  held  in  the   Upendo  lounge,  when  SACC  partnered  with  Black  Student  Movement.  Many   students  attended,  mostly  members  of  BSM,  to  talk  about  diversity,  the  Academic   Plan  and  the  5-­‐year  Transportation  Plan,  among  other  topics.   This  year,  SACC  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  worked  on  one  or  two  topics  doing  research,  meeting  with  stakeholders   on  campus,  and  identifying  action  steps  that  needed  to  be  taken. For  the  topic  of  research,  committee  members  tried  to  identify  ways  to  enhance   the  undergraduate  research  experience  on  campus.  Overall,  SACC  has  identiBied   that  there  is  a  lot  of  potential  for  graduate  students  and  undergraduates  to   interact,  particularly  when  it  comes  to  research.  The  OfBice  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.  SACC  committee  members  met  with  the   director  of  the  OUR,  Dr.  Pat  Pukkila,  to  talk  through  why  the  database  may  be   underutilized.  As  a  result  of  that  meeting,  Dr.  Pukkila  took  away  some  ideas  from   committee  members  about  how  to  be  more  public,  and  the  Graduate  and   Professional  Student  Federation  advertised  the  database  in  one  of  their  monthly   newsletters.   SACC  understands  how  important  the  topic  of  innovation  is  to  the  University  and   therefore  decided  to  take  it  on  as  a  project.  Committee  members  did  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   22


the campus  level.  One  of  the  Birst  ways  SACC  disseminated  information  about   innovation  was  having  the  Chancellor  speak  about  the  topic  during  his  Open   House.  The  innovation  working  group  also  came  up  with  the  idea  to  have  a   Chancellor’s  Innovation  Fair.  This  event  will  showcase  the  innovative  projects   and  ideas  already  on  campus  in  order  to  encourage  students  to  participate  in   innovative  endeavors.  The  fair  will  be  held  April  4,  2011  from  11am  to  2pm  in   Polk  Place  and  will  feature  interactive  displays  manned  by  groups  such  as  non-­‐ proBits,  student  ventures  and  student  organizations.  There  will  be  a  keynote   speaker  at  the  end  of  the  day  who  will  teach  students  how  to  get  involved  with   innovation  at  Carolina.  Also  during  the  Innovation  Fair,  the  Carolina   Broadcasting  Team  will  be  present  to  Bilm  a  video  called  “What’s  Your  Big  Idea?”   This  will  allow  students  one  minute  to  share  a  new  idea  they  have.  The   Innovation  Fair  will  also  partner  with  the  Creative  Carolina  week,  put  on  by  the   Arts  Innovations  Steering  Committee,  to  host  a  movable  free  expression  wall  that   students  can  draw  and  paint  on.  SACC  partnered  with  CSIT  to  solicit  presenters   for  the  Chancellor’s  Innovation  Fair. 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   identiBied  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.  They  sent  out  a  survey  to  students  to  collect   feedback  and  also  identiBied  the  living  situation  as  an  area  that  could  be   improved.  SACC  members  proposed  a  new  living-­‐learning  community  that  will   be  in  place  for  the  2012-­‐13  academic  year.  This  living-­‐learning  community  will   be  open  to  both  international  students  and  non-­‐international  students.  The  goal   is  to  better  equip  these  international  students  with  the  resources  and  community   to  acclimate  to  UNC  while  also  giving  non-­‐international  students  the  ability  to   form  connections  and  serve  as  resources.  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  held  multiple  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.  One  of  the  issues  identiBied  by  SACC  and  the   Women’s  Center  is  that  the  University  has  no  way  of  knowing  which  of  its  


students have  children.  To  solve  this,  SACC  partnered  with  the  Board  of  Elections   in  the  2011  Student  Body  President  election  to  put  a  question  on  the  ballot  to   assess  the  number  of  student  parents.  SACC  collected  the  results  of  this  question   and  was  able  to  give  the  information  to  the  Women’s  Center  and  Chancellor   Thorp.  With  this  new  information,  the  University  will  now  be  able  to  apply  for   grants  to  improve  the  family-­‐friendly  aspects  of  campus.  Work  is  also  in  progress   to  create  a  website,  parenting.unc.edu,  that  would  help  student  parents  be   informed  about  the  variety  of  resources,  opportunities  and  policies  on  campus.   An  equally  important  graduate  student  issue  is  the  sexual  harassment  policy  on   campus.  Focus  groups  were  held  to  identify  how  graduate  students  feel  about  the   current  state  of  sexual  harassment  policy  and  how  it  can  be  improved.  The   largest  challenge  is  that  there  is  currently  no  way  for  a  graduate  student  to   report  sexual  harassment  without  the  possibility  of  risking  his  or  her  research   position.  Sexual  harassment  claims  are  left  up  to  individual  department  heads   and  there  is  not  campus-­‐wide  structure.  A  taskforce  separate  from  SACC  is   working  to  create  a  mechanism  that  would  help  alleviate  the  disparities  between   departmental  sexual  harassment  policies.  

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  Binal  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.    

Contextual Grades on Transcripts Last year,  the  Faculty  Council  investigated  the  idea  of  grade  inBlation  and  its   effect  at  UNC.  It  was  determined  that  in  order  to  combat  the  issue  without   implementing  an  academically  harmful  policy,  student  transcripts  would  be   modiBied  to  show  contextual  grading  information.  Holly  sat  on  the  subcommittee   with  two  faculty  members,  led  by  Andy  Perrin.  The  subcommittee  looked  at  how   other  universities  report  contextual  grade  information  on  their  transcripts.   24


These contextual  transcripts  gave  information  such  as  class  size,  student’s  class   rank,  average  letter  grade,  among  other  metrics.  For  UNC’s  purposes,  the  average   grade  given  and  the  class  size  are  two  metrics  that  seem  most  appropriate  to  be   included  on  transcripts.  At  this  point,  the  Binal  recommendation  has  not  been   determined,  but  will  be  presented  at  the  April  Faculty  Council  Meeting.  The   subcommittee  met  with  a  student  government  focus  group  in  March  to  gather   more  input  about  what  students  think  will  be  appropriate  to  put  on  transcripts. In  addition  to  the  extra  information  put  on  transcripts,  there  will  be  two  other   initiatives  aimed  at  combating  grade  inBlation.  UNC  will  create  an  online  resource   that  shows  grade  distributions  for  each  course  and  faculty  member  that  will  be   easily  accessible  to  students.  Additionally,  at  the  end  of  each  term,  departments   will  give  faculty  members  a  summary  of  their  individual  grade  distributions  and   how  they  compare  with  the  rest  of  the  department.  Overall,  this  three-­‐pronged   approach  will  address  the  issue  of  grade  inBlation  without  interfering  with   speciBic  classroom  instruction  techniques.  The  university  wants  to  protect  each   faculty  member’s  right  to  assign  grades  as  they  choose  and  will  therefore  not   create  an  overall  grading  policy.  

Course Evaluations After the  shift  to  ConnectCarolina,  the  Course  Evaluation  Advisory  Board   reconvened  in  order  to  discuss  the  future  of  online  course  evaluations.  The   online  course  evaluations  have  been  piloted  by  many  departments  and  the   university  hopes  to  implement  them  across  all  departments.  However,  each   department  has  the  freedom  to  choose  how  they  do  course  evaluations,  so  at  the   moment  there  is  no  mandate  but  instead  Institutional  Research  is  trying  to   persuade  departments  to  cooperate  by  highlighting  the  beneBits  of  online   evaluations.  There  are  plans  in  the  works  to  publish  the  quantitative  results  of   the  course  evaluations  so  that  both  students  and  faculty  can  view  the  quality  of   courses.  There  is  also  discussion  about  whether  or  not  to  have  an  incentive/ punishment  system  so  that  all  students  must  complete  the  evaluations  prior  to   receiving  their  grade  in  the  course.  The  advisory  board  will  reconvene  soon  to   continue  working  on  these  issues.  

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  Birst  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  Bight  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. In  March,  Holly  participated  in  the  NACADA  (National  Academic  Advising   Association)  Conference  hosted  at  UNC  and  recruited  other  students  to  attend   the  conference  as  well.  The  conference  aimed  at  equipping  academic  advisers  in   North  Carolina  with  the  skills  to  serve  different  types  of  students.  UNC  students   participated  in  lunch  discussion  about  advising  best  practices  and  their  personal   experiences.   Holly  also  had  the  privilege  of  serving  on  a  number  of  different  committees  -­‐   Search  Committee  for  VC  for  Finance  and  Administration,  ConnectCarolina   Student  Advisory  Board,  Commencement  Selection  Committee,  Chiron  Awards   Committee  –  and  in  each  capacity  represented  the  interests  of  the  Carolina   Student  Body.  

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Officer’s Perspective It’s hard  to  believe  the  time  has  gone  by  so  quickly.  The  Medlin  Administration   has  been  busy  from  start  to  Binish,  accomplishing  the  goals  we  outlined  at  the   beginning  of  the  year  and  dealing  with  the  inevitable  surprises  that  popped  up.   Students  were  represented  on  a  variety  of  issues,  ranging  from  innovation,  to   tuition,  to  technology,  and  others.  Looking  toward  the  future,  there  are  exciting   possibilities  in  store  for  the  2011-­‐12  school  year  with  the  implementation  of  the   Academic  Plan,  a  new  email  system,  and  a  new  entering  class  of  Birst-­‐year   students.  Being  a  part  of  an  organization  that  gets  an  up-­‐close  and  personal  look   at  so  many  different  initiatives  has  been  a  wonderful  experience! In  my  role  as  Student  Body  Vice  President,  I  have  been  challenged  both   professionally  and  personally.  Working  with  SACC  committee  members,  cabinet   co-­‐chairs,  ofBicers  and  administrators  has  been  rewarding  and  insightful.  Great   things  have  been  accomplished  because  we  have  worked  together  as  a  team.  I  am   reminded  frequently  that  Carolina  truly  does  have  the  best  and  brightest   students  in  the  country  and  am  proud  to  be  a  Tar  Heel  bred.  Thank  you  to   everyone  who  has  impacted  my  time  at  Carolina  and  to  everyone  who  has  taken   the  time  to  give  back  to  the  Carolina  community.   Hark  the  sound!


Student Body Treasurer Dakota Williams

dakotaw@email.unc.edu

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

Student Fee Process The results  of  the  student  fee  discussions  that  took  place  in  the  fall  of  2010  may   be  found  in  the  October  Report  for  the  Medlin  Administration.  For  the  sake  of   brevity,  that  information  is  not  reprinted  here.

Five Year Transportation Plan In December,  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  proposed  a  new  Five  Year   Transportation  Plan  for  review  by  student  representatives.  In  response,  Hogan   formed  the  Transportation  Focus  Group  to  review  the  plan  in  early  January.  The   Board  of  Trustees  voted  to  approve  the  Plan  in  their  March  meeting,  with  one   dissenting  vote  –  Hogan's.     The  Plan's  proposed  fee  increases,  however,  have  not  yet  been  approved,  and   this  report  offers  a  critique  of  the  Plan  for  the  following  administration  and   recommends  action  with  regards  to  the  Plan.  BrieBly,  the  Plan  does  a  good  job   Billing  shortfalls  in  the  budget,  but  it  shifts  an  unbelievably  large  portion  of  the   burden  on  students  without  equal  contributions  from  staff,  faculty  or  the  Town   of  Chapel  Hill.  The  Plan  is  incredibly  anti-­‐student,  and  the  next  Treasurer  must   work  to  combat  the  fee  increases  suggested  therein.   The  Plan  forecasts  a  shortfall  of  $6.1  million  in  the  transportation  budget  in  the   next  Bive  years.  Of  this,  $1  million  of  the  shortfall  is  projected  inBlation;  $2.6   million  is  increased  Chapel  Hill  Transit  costs;  $270  thousand  is  increase  Triangle   Transit  costs;  and,  most  problematically,  $2.2  million  is  the  projected  cost  for  a   new  parking  deck  for  the  hospital.  Comprising  roughly  one-­‐third  of  the  projected   costs  of  the  plan,  the  hospital  parking  deck  may  be  necessary  for  hospital  use,  but   the  $2.2  million  cannot  be  counted  as  a  required  expenditure,  especially  in  a  plan   that  so  heavily  relies  on  additional  revenue  streams  coming  from  student   sources.  The  deck  will  see  virtually  no  student  use,  and  yet,  the  substantial  cost   of  building  it  has  been  factored  into  a  transportation  plan  that  mostly  impacts   students.   28


The expenditures  side  of  the  plan  presents  its  own  set  of  problems,  primarily   with  regards  to  Chapel  Hill  Transit.  The  Plan  predicts  that  the  Chapel  Hill  Transit   contract  will  cost  some  $2.6  million  more  for  the  University  and,  in  response,   seeks  to  raise  revenue  to  pay  for  the  contract  from  student  fees.  On  its  face,  this   is  a  fairly  reasonable  proposal,  but  there  are  other  considerations  to  be  had.  The   Plan  shifts  the  contract  from  expecting  students  to  pay  29%  to  a  whopping  41%,   with  no  additional  services  added,  even  thought  students  were  not  a  part  of   developing  the  Plan  and  do  not  have  representation  on  the  Chapel  Hill  Transit   Board.  Further  still,  the  Town  has  made  no  visible  efforts  to  contribute  additional   revenue  to  the  Transit  system  beyond  an  ambiguous  “efBiciency  audit”  which   University  ofBicials  alluded  to  in  the  Chancellor's  Open  House  presenting  the   Plan.     The  other  major  point  of  criticism  for  the  Plan  is  the  Night  Parking  Fee  it   implements.  Currently,  parking  is  free  on  campus  after  5:00pm,  but  with  the   passage  of  the  Plan,  a  new  fee  will  be  implemented  that  charges  all  students,   regardless  of  whether  they  have  a  car,  a  fee  to  park  on  campus.  The  ideological   injustice  here  is  apparent,  but  further  damage  is  done  when  considering  exactly   what  the  fee  is  being  levied  for.  Here,  a  completely  new  fee  is  being  raised  with   no  offer  for  additional  services  to  students.  In  effect,  the  Plan  proposes  to  simply   take  money  from  students  for  no  other  reason  than  the  Department  of  Public   Safety's  failure  to  Bind  a  more  justiBied  revenue  stream.  This  form  of  tax  on  a   populous  incapable  of  determining  how  the  revenue  is  spent  is  quite  simply   deplorable.     For  further  information  on  the  Transportation  Plan,  please  consult  the   Transportation  Focus  Group's  Report.  A  word  of  warning,  though,  for  the  Biscally   minded:  the  report  does  a  good  job  evaluating  the  logic  behind  the  Plan's   proposals,  but  does  not  take  into  consideration  the  magnitude  of  the  Biscal   impact  on  the  student  body.  

Legislative Priorities During the  last  cycle  of  the  92nd  Congress,  Dakota  took  the  initiative  to  author  a   revised  set  of  Binance  statutes  with  the  aid  of  Kevin  Kimball.  The  old  statutes  are   difBicult  for  those  interested  in  reading  statutes,  let  alone  those  students  who  are   only  reviewing  the  statutes  with  the  sole  intent  of  being  able  to  use  the  services   of  SAFO.  Unfortunately,  because  of  politics  and  personal  grudges  stemming  from   within  Congress,  the  statutes  were  not  passed.

UCommons Referendum In February  2011,  the  Student  Body  failed  a  referendum  proposing  a  $16  debt   fee  for  the  renovation  of  the  bottom  of  the  Union.  The  procedure  of  the  vote  itself   was  messy,  and  for  further  information,  the  archives  of  the  Daily  Tar  Heel  and   dockets  of  the  Student  Supreme  Court  may  be  consulted.  


Student Activities Fee In the  February  elections,  Dakota  proposed  a  fee  increase  to  the  Student  Activity   Fee  of  $3.00.  That  referendum  failed.  It  is  highly  recommended  that  future  fee   increases  are  requested  for  this  fee,  as  the  demand  for  its  revenues  far  exceed   the  supply  provided.     In  the  February  elections,  Dakota  successfully  proposed  and  passed  an   amendment  to  the  Constitution  altering  1  SGC  1,  4,  H.  The  impact  of  the   amendment  was  to  shift  the  mandatory  allocation  of  the  Student  Activities  Fee   from  being  based  on  a  percentage  of  the  fee  collection  to  being  based  on  a  dollar   amount.  Changes  for  each  of  the  four  constitutionally  funded  organizations,  then,   are  as  follows: • Student  Educational  Broadcast  was  amended  from  receiving  4%  of  the  fee   to  $1.56  per  student • Student  Television  was  amended  from  receiving  5%  of  the  fee  to  $1.95  per   student • The  Union,  more  speciBically  the  Activities  Board,  was  amended  from   receiving  33%  of  the  fee  to  $13.00  per  student. • The  Graduate  and  Professional  Student  Federation  was  amended  from   receiving  25%  of  the  fee  paid  by  graduate  students  to  $9.75  per  graduate   student. This  amendment  has  important  implications  for  future  increases  of  the  fee.   Because  of  the  wording  of  the  Constitution,  Student  Congress  receives  all   revenues  not  expressly  appropriated  by  the  Constitution  to  these  four   organizations.  Because  the  required  appropriations  are  now  based  on  dollar   amounts  instead  of  percentages,  any  new  revenue  resulting  from  increases  to  the   Student  Activities  Fee  will  go  directly  to  Congress.

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Officer Perspective My involvement  with  Student  Government  in  the  past  three  years  has  seemingly   gone  by  so  quickly.  The  shift  to  the  Executive  Branch  this  year  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  have  been  very  much  a   member  of  the  Executive  Branch  and  I’ve  grown  to  enjoy  and  treasure  this   experience.  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  Bit  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  was  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  Biscal  policy.  Saving  students  money  in  whatever  way  I  can  is,  fundamentally,   why  I  took  the  job  and  is  something  I  am  proud  to  say  I  accomplished  this  year  as   Student  Body  Treasurer.  


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  OfBice   of  the  Student  Body  Secretary  has  ben  made  up  of  Sam  Ellis  (left  Dec  ’10),   Jonathan  Herrera,  and  Beth  Lawrence.  Each  of  these  individuals  oversaw   particular  aspects  of  the  ofBice  and  worked  tirelessly  to  change  the  face  of   Student  Government  at  UNC-­‐CH.  

Student Feedback/Resources Since coming  into  ofBice,  Ian  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  to  improve  Student  Government’s  decision  making  processes  and  Ian   continued  to  utilize  student  feedback  to  this  effect  in  the  Medlin  Administration.   One  way  that  Ian  attempted  to  incorporate  student  feedback  into  University  and   Student  Government  action  is  through  the  “Have  Your  Say”  program  which   chose  a  critical  topic  of  student  concern  each  month  and  asks  students  to  quickly   become  a  part  of  the  discussion.  The  program  focused  primarily  on  programs  or   initiatives  that  students  support  Binancially  but  was  not  limited  to  this  type  of   content.  Topics  introduced  or  considered  included  awareness  of  WXYC,  Tuition,   Connect  Carolina  and  Halloween  Safety.  Feedback  from  this  process  was   generally  very  positive  but  the  project  was  discontinued  in  January.   32


In addition  to  soliciting  student  feedback,  Ian  focused  a  great  deal  of  attention  on   improving  the  types  resources  Student  Government  provides  for  students.   Previously,  Student  Government  put  on  a  lot  of  in-­‐house  events  and  policy   initiatives  designed  to  enhance  or  improve  the  student  experience  but,  at  least   the  Executive  Branch,  did  little  to  aid  students  in  their  own  personal  pursuits  in   college.  To  change  this,  the  OfBice  of  the  Student  Body  Secretary  created  a  series   of  publications  designed  to  help  students  achieve  their  own  dreams  and  desires.   Topics  included  Event  Marketing  and  Media  Publicity  (Titled,  Check  that  Out)   and  supplemental  materials.    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.  

Student Multimedia: Since coming  into  ofBice  in  April,  Ian  worked  extensively  to  improve  Student   Government’s  ability  to  create  quality  multimedia  to  connect  with  students.   These  efforts  have  led  to  the  creation  of  a  new  video  program  (Campus  Update),   an  in-­‐house  multimedia  production  team  (Carolina  Broadcast  Team),  and   numerous  new  social-­‐media  distribution  channels  by  which  Student  Government   can  connect  with  and  provide  value  to  students  (Facebook,  Blog,  Twitter).   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  has  thus   far  created  4  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.    

Embrace Carolina:  An  Introduction  to  Student  Government

Is Greek  Right  for  Me?:  An  Introduction  to  the  Greek  System  (part  1)

Humans vs.  Zombies:  A  look  into  a  Carolina  tradition

Best of  Franklin:  An  Overview  of  Franklin  St.  Dining

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 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  secured  a  5  minute  biweekly  section  of  the  Carolina  Week   broadcast  dedicated  to  student  news  and  opinion  and  produced  segments   throughout  the  Medlin  Administration.    These  videos  can  be  seen  on  the  Student   Government  website.  

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  OfBice  of  the  Secretary  in   January,  is  Binishing  up  its  Birst  full  year  in  service  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.   Ian  worked  closely  with  the  SafeWalk  Advisory  Team,  the  Student  Safety  and   Security  Committee,  and  Calvin  to  commence  a  one-­‐year  evaluation  of  the   SafeWalk  program  and  develop  a  two-­‐year  roadmap  for  the  future  of  SafeWalk   that  will  be  presented  to  the  SafeWalk  Advisory  Board  Meeting  in  April.  A  critical   part  of  this  review  and  subsequent  discussion  surrounded  securing  permanent   34


funding for  SafeWalk  and  continuing  the  process  towards  independence  from   Student  Government. Ian  and  Christina  also  investigated  the  possibility  of  SafeWalk  partnering  with   local  taxi  services  to  provide  late  night  transportation  for  off-­‐campus  students  at   a  Blat  rate.  This  investigation  only  got  to  the  preliminary  stages  but  responses   from  both  students  and  taxi  services  showed  promise  and  Ian  will  continue  to   look  into  this  option  after  leaving  ofBice.    

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  Birst  public  application  of  the  new  design  was  on  the  new  UNC  Student   Government  Facebook  fan  page  in  which  it  was  featured  in  the  proBile  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  Blexible,  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.  

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  were  mixed.  Ian   attended  numerous  Student  Congress’  full  and  committee  meetings  when   possible  and  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   conBlict  of  interest  policies,  the  role  of  congressional  oversight  and  inter-­‐branch   communication.  Ian  worked  with  leaders  in  Student  Congress  to  improve  this   relationship  but  many  hurdles  were  too  large  to  overcome.   On  a  more  technical  side,  Ian  converted  the  Student  Code  from  Latek  into   Microsoft  Word  in  January  making  it  much  easier  to  update  the  code.  However,   as  of  March  2011  updating  the  Student  Code  is  no  longer  the  responsibility  of  the   Student  Body  Secretary.  

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  beneBits  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  Binance  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  Bind  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  Binancial  aid  system  does   not  usually  allows  students  in  such  situations  to  go  unsupported  by  the   University  through  scholarships  or  grants.

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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  Binal  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.  


Officer Perspective The role  of  the  Student  Body  Secretary  is  something  that  has  been  highly   ambiguous  year  over  year  with  the  only  codiBied  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  by  the  next   administration.  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  were  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.    I  wanted   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,  to  this  end  I  have  been  modestly  successful  as   Student  Body  Secretary.   The  Carolina  Broadcasting  Team  has  been  instrumental  in  this  push  and  I  am   extremely  excited  to  have  them  be  a  new  part  of  the  Executive  Branch  next  year.   The  videos  they  produced  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  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  have  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  and  the  team   38


we have  assembled.  While  there  is  a  great  deal  more  that  could  have  been  done,  I   believe  that  the  OfBice  of  the  Student  Body  Secretary  has  done  a  great  deal  to   improve  Student  Government’s  capacity  to  reach  out  to  the  community.  

Hark the  Sound!  


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.  SpeciBically,  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  ofBice  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.   At  the  beginning  of  the  fall  semester,  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  conBirm  room  schedules  for  Co-­‐chairs   40


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  reBlect  the  accomplishments   of  the  committees. -­‐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  difAicult  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  Airst  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.       At  the  beginning  of  the  second  semester,  Monique  introduced  a  new  initiative  to   complement  transition  efforts  for  the  new  administration.  Students  interested  in   applying  for  Chief  of  Staff  for  the  incoming  administration  were  allotted  the   opportunity  to  become  an  Executive  Assistant  for  Monique  in  order  to  learn   more  about  the  position  and  further  have  Birsthand  experience  with  the  role.   Approximately  4  students  participated  and  Monique  met  with  them  at  4pm  every   Monday.  At  these  weekly  meetings,  the  interested  applicants  would  help   compose  and  send  emails,  learn  how  to  reserve  rooms  and  become  better   familiarized  with  Events  Planning  in  general,  and  brainstorm  ideas  that  would  be   applied  to  Cabinet.  The  hope  was  that  students  interested  in  the  position  of  Chief   of  Staff  would  have  a  more  direct  idea  of  what  the  position  entailed,  and  if  one  of   the  student  s  were  selected  for  the  position,  transition  would  be  easier  and  not   rushed.  Monique  still  maintained  contact  with  her  initial  EAs,  and  they  worked   with  the  interested  applicants  one-­‐on-­‐one  at  these  meetings  also;  serving  as   mentors  for  these  students  in  the  process.  


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  OfBicers   received  approximately  100  applications.  Once  the  Co-­‐chairs  were  selected,  the   Birst  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  deBine  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  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  OfBicers  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   42


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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  speciBically.  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  OfBicers   also  help  lead  portions  of  Cabinet  and  serve  as  a  resource  and  aid  during  Cabinet   meetings. This  year,  in  particular,  Monique  worked  with  many  administrators  to  ensure   that  views  and  concerns  of  student  co-­‐chairs  were  evident  in  major  decisions  on   campus.  Co-­‐chairs  were  able  to  provide  feedback  on  many  issues  such  as  union   renovations,  the  academic  plan,  the  5-­‐year  transportation  plan,  and  the  tuition   policy  just  to  name  a  few  items  of  major  concern  this  year.  Co-­‐chairs  were   encouraged  to  take  the  information  they  learned  at  Cabinet  meetings  back  to   their  individual  committee  meetings  in  order  to  further  open  dialogue  on  these   topics.  

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  speciBic  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   ofBice.  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  OfBicers  and   the  OfBice  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  ofBice  at  different  times.  So,  Monique  broke  the   board  in  to  three  sections.  On  the  Birst  section,  she  created  a  discussion  board   where  students  who  enter  the  ofBice  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  Blyers  for   events  on  the  day  in  which  their  event  will  occur.  The  calendar  generally  keeps   students  walking  in  and  out  of  the  ofBice  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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Officer Perspective: This year  has  already  been  Billed  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.   I  was  really  excited  to  organize  Cabinet  this  year.  Utilizing  EAs  who  were  all   equally  as  enthusiastic  about  Cabinet  really  helped  maintain  order  and  structure   on  a  day-­‐to-­‐day  basis,  and  creating  a  central  email  address  where  Cabinet   members  could  send  messages  and  quickly  receive  responses  really  helped  with   maintaining  efBiciency.  I  also  enjoyed  organizing  more  issue  based  Cabinet   meetings  where  Co-­‐chairs  were  able  to  discuss  their  opinions  and  the  opinions  of   their  committee  members.  Most  importantly  I  really  enjoyed  working  with  the   OneAct  staff  to  organize  a  training  with  Cabinet  and  members  of  Congress  during   the  month  of  February.  All  in  all  I  believe  we  were  able  to  run  effectively  and  it   was  exciting  to  learn  from  different  strategies  and  structures  implemented. The  Cabinet  Co-­‐chairs  were  very  engaged  and  enthusiastic  and  it  really   encouraged  and  motivated  me  every  day  I  walk  in  to  the  suite.  I  believe  having   monthly  meetings  with  Co-­‐chairs,  engaging  in  informal  conversations,  and   attending  committee  events  have  all  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  the  incoming  Chief  of   Staff  for  the  Cooper  Administration.


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  Bive  traditional  ofBicers  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 BIG Thank You to Phenomenal Executive Assistants An incredible  thank  you  must  be  given  to  Cydney  Swofford  and  Geordan  Stroud.     Their  enthusiasm  and  passion  for  all  things  Student  Government  is  truly   inspiring.    It  would  have  been  impossible  to  accomplish  what  we  have  this  year   without  them,  and  I  am  extremely  grateful  for  their  help.

Global Code of Student Values Through partnership  with  the  OfBice  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  has   drafted  a  version  of  the  code.    It  is  now  working  with  the  OfBice  of  the  Provost  to   determine  a  timeline  for  the  university’s  travel  database,  so  that  a  complete  copy   of  the  code  might  be  added  at  the  appropriate  time.    More  complete  drafts  will  be   circulated  to  relevant  ofBices  and  university  ofBicials  for  feedback.

Codifying the Position of Senior Adviser Paul worked  with  Zachary  De  La  Rosa  and  other  Congress  delegates  to  draft  a   small  addition  to  the  Student  Code  which  has  now  ofBicially  added  the  position  of   Senior  Adviser  to  the  Student  Code.    The  description  is  still  relatively  vague  in   order  to  allow  for  each  administration  to  make  its  own  determination  on  what   the  position  should  ultimately  entail.    However,  it  is  now  the  case  that  the  Senior   Adviser  is  an  ofBicial  Executive  Board  position  (barring,  of  course,  any   subsequent  changes  to  the  Student  Code).

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CollegiateLink Training Sessions Paul 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.    These  trainings  were  held  by  trained  CollegiateLink   staff,  and  were  open  to  everyone  but  speciBically  publicized  to  all  leaders  of   currently  recognized  student  organizations.    Student  Government  leaders  will   continue  to  work  to  make  sure  that  students,  and  especially  the  leaders  of   student  organizations,  are  becoming  familiar  with  CollegiateLink  and  have  ample   opportunity  to  learn  about  its  functionality.

Tuition Visibility Report Paul worked  during  August  and  September  to  compile  portions  of  a  Tuition   Visibility  Report.    This  was  a  comprehensive  document  that  explained  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  became  available  online  during  the  fall  semester.    Additionally,  Hogan   Medlin  created  an  “executive  summary”  of  the  document  in  December  that  was   incredibly  useful  in  conveying  to  students  how  their  tuition  money  is  spent  and   some  of  the  rationale  behind  recent  tuition  increases.    This  was  distributed   widely  in  order  to  educate  students.

Undergraduate Research Database & E-Learning Report During the  fall  semester,  Paul  worked  alongside  a  small  team  of  individuals  on   the  idea  of  creating  an  Undergraduate  Research  Database  on  campus.    The  team   put  together  an  initial  proposal  and  met  with  the  OfBice  for  Undergraduate   Research  to  discuss  the  idea  and  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  would  allow   undergraduate  and  graduate  students  to  network  and  connect  with  each  other,   hopefully  facilitating  more  involvement  in  research  across  campus.    The  small   team  of  individuals  working  on  this  transitioned  the  project  at  the  end  of  the  fall     semester  to  the  Student  Advisory  Committee  to  the  Chancellor  (SACC).    Holly   Boardman  is  leading  this  group,  and  she  was  also  a  member  of  the  original  small   group  that  began  exploring  this  idea. This  same  small  working  group  has  been  coming  up  with  an  “E-­‐Learning  Report”   for  the  university,  documenting  the  effectiveness  of  the  use  of  technology  in  the   classroom.    Although  Paul  has  not  worked  actively  with  this  group  during  the   spring,  they  have  plans  to  meet  with  the  Center  for  Faculty  Excellence  in  the  near  


future to  further  reBine  their  goals  and  seek  advice  on  moving  the  project   forward.

Tuition TaskForce A small  group  of  students  from  the  Executive  Branch  met  regularly  throughout   the  fall  and  into  the  spring  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  edited  a  document  that  summarizes   Student  Government  views  on  the  main  points  of  controversy.    The  group  also   worked  to  make  sure  that  Carolina  students  were  prepared  to  lobby  the  State   Legislature  and  take  other  actions  to  ensure  that  student  voices  were  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 served  during  the  fall  and  spring  semesters  as  a  member  of  the  Dean  of   Students  Search  Committee,  charged  with  Billing  the  current  vacancy  in  this   integral  position  with  the  best  possible  candidate.    Paul  spent  a  great  amount  of   time  reviewing  potential  applicants  and  moving  the  committee  towards  the   interview  stage.    After  conducting  a  number  of  on-­‐campus  interviews  with  very   qualiBied  applicants,  one  recommendation  was  put  forth  by  this  committee  to   Vice  Chancellor  Crisp,  who  then  ofBicially  named  our  new  Dean  of  Students.    As  a   student  voice  on  this  committee,  Paul  saw  his  role  as  a  student  representative  to   be  crucial  because  of  the  position’s  direct  function  of  overseeing  student  life  on   campus.    Overall,  the  search  process  was  most  certainly  a  success.

Admission Ambassadors Abroad Program Paul worked  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   OfBice  and  the  OfBice  of  Admissions,  and  will  with  time  allow  for  a  larger   international  student  presence  on  campus.    Although  this  program  has  been  a   particularly  difBicult  one  to  implement,  real  progress  has  been  made  during  the   Medlin  administration  and  it  is  hoped  that  this  initiative  will  continue  into  the   Cooper  administration.

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.    Paul  and  other  members  of  the   48


Executive Branch  pushed  for  student  representation  on  many  committees  that   are  tangentially  related  to  the  Educational  Policy  Committee,  and  to  which  it   sends  appointees.    In  particular,  Paul  and  Holly  Boardman  acted  to  appoint  a   Bitting  student  representative  to  a  committee  charged  with  implementing  new   grade  reporting  measures  passed  by  Faculty  Council  last  year. The  Educational  Policy  Committee  has  taken  on  a  number  of  initiatives  and  talks   this  year.    These  include  topics  such  as  the  implementation  of  a  Faculty  Council   resolution  to  increase  grading  transparency  on  transcripts,  evaluating  the  results   of  a  faculty  survey  of  the  Honor  Court,  and  evaluating  and  approving  small   changes  in  policy  with  regard  to  the  New  Curriculum.    The  April  agenda  will   include  taking  a  look  at  the  idea  of  helping  professors  across  campus  with  a   general  “standard”  for  syllabus  design  and  writing.

Endowment Sustainability and Transparency Paul has  led  a  small  group  of  Student  Government  students  to  come  up  with   ideas  on  how  to  increase  the  sustainability  and  transparency  of  the  university’s   investments  and  investment  practices.    These  discussions  resulted  in  a  formal   proposal  being  brought  to  Chancellor  Holden  Thorp  suggesting  the   implementation  of  a  Green  Revolving  Loan  Fund  as  well  as  some  other   measures  to  increase  investment  transparency  based  on  best  practices  at  other   universities.    This  has  resulted  in  a  commitment  from  Chancellor  Thorp  to   pursue  the  idea  of  a  Green  Revolving  Loan  fund  becoming  a  part  of  the   university’s  endowment.    This  same  student  working  group  is  now  attempting   to  get  other  key  administrators  on  board,  and  to  keep  them  informed  of  this   positive  progress.    SpeciBically,  we  have  also  liaised  with  the  Vice  Chancellor’s   Sustainability  Advisory  Committee  in  order  to  seek  advice  and  continue   moving  the  project  forward.

Chancellor’s Student Innovation Team (C-SIT) Paul served  as  an  Executive  Branch  of  Student  Government  representative  to  the   Chancellor’s  Student  Innovation  Team  during  the  academic  year.    This  team  had   monthly  meetings  to  talk  about  ideas  relating  to  innovation  on  the  UNC  campus,   with  speciBic  attention  paid  to  the  Innovation  Roadmap  and  initiatives  within.     Paul  also  served  as  a  member  of  the  Chancellor’s  Commercialization  Working   Group  on  Innovation  during  the  spring.    After  this  group’s  Birst  meeting,  talks  are   still  being  had  by  its  leaders  with  regard  to  next  steps.      More  than  anything,   these  interactions  have  strengthened  Student  Government’s  involvement  with  a   number  of  innovation  and  entrepreneurship  initiatives  on  campus,  many  of   which  will  continue  in  the  coming  years.


Officer Perspective The year  has  been  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  have  been  a  part  of  the   Student  Government  family  again  this  year,  and  am  incredibly  impressed  by  the   progress  we  were  able  to  make.    I’m  also  very  excited  to  see  what  the  next   administration  has  in  store;  it  is  sure  to  be  yet  another  special  year  for  Student   Government.

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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  ofBice  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 most  important  component  of  this  year’s  Academic  Affairs  platform  was  the   Academic  Plan  component,  as  the  Academic  Plan  provides  a  ten-­‐year  plan  for  the   school’s  educational  endeavors.  Academic  Affairs  worked  throughout  the  late  fall   and  spring  to  provide  the  Academic  Plan  Committee  with  comprehensive   undergraduate  feedback.  Items  of  the  drafts  of  the  Plan  pertaining  to   undergraduates  were  discussed  in  Academic  Affairs  meetings,  feedback  meetings   with  other  students,  and  in  a  Cabinet  meeting  facilitated  by  Academic  Affairs   members.  Below  is  the  feedback  offered  to  the  Committee,  following  the  speciBic   Plan  draft  item  referenced.  These  were  in  response  to  Draft  2,  which  was  made   available  for  feedback  in  late  October.  Both  compilations  of  feedback  were   submitted  to  the  Academic  Plan  Committee.   Develop a coordinated program of team-taught, problem-based courses of  one  to   three  credits  that  enable  students  and  faculty  from  various  schools  and   department  to  focus  on  major  issues  and  problems  of  our  time.  Such  courses— team-­‐taught,  multidisciplinary,  and  research-­‐oriented—should  draw  upon   existing  strengths  in  teaching,  research,  and  engagement  among  our  faculty  and  


make use  of  technology  such  as  video  conferencing  to  enrich  instruction  and   student  participation.  Because  many  of  our  current  and  prospective  students  are   increasingly  motivated  by  a  desire  to  tackle  big  problems,  these  courses  will   likely  become  a  signature  feature  of  intellectual  life  at  the  University.  .  Space  in   such  courses  should  be  reserved  for  Birst-­‐year  undergraduates.  Convened  by   course  coordinators  and  taught  by  teams  of  faculty  and  select  graduate  students,   these  courses  can  provide  comparatively  low-­‐cost,  life-­‐changing  intellectual   experiences  that  enhance  a  sense  of  common  purpose  and  intellectual   community  among  students  and  faculty.  Should  these  courses  succeed  in  joining   students  and  faculty  in  common  purpose,  the  potential  to  continue  the  focus  on   ―wicked  problems‖  in  subsequent  semesters  and  other  venues  should  be   explored. Academic Affairs Response: While  the  Academic  Affairs  Committee  was  enthusiastic  about  the  possibility   of  high-­‐enrollment  courses,  no  mention  was  made  of  smaller,  discussion-­‐ oriented  sections,  through  which  students  could  process  the  information   learned  in  a  larger  section  and  think  critically  about  more  speciBic  problems.   Some  high-­‐enrollment  classes  (such  as  issue-­‐based  environmental  seminars   taught  by  Greg  Gangi  and  the  Great  Decisions  course)  use  this  model  with   success.  While  the  use  of  technology  (such  as  the  video-­‐conferencing   mentioned)  might  allow  for  greater  participation,  having  experienced   undergraduates,  graduate  students,  or  professors  lead  smaller  sections  would   create  more  opportunities  for  students  taking  high-­‐enrollment  courses  to  feel   as  if  they  were  still  getting  an  individually-­‐tailored  education. Guarantee every entering first-year student a seat in a First Year Seminar by   calling  on  each  school  within  the  University  to  provide  a  share  of  these  seminars   that  is  proportional  to  its  share  of  the  undergraduate  student  body.  Guaranteed   seminar  opportunities  for  Birst-­‐year  students  will  be  a  crucial  complement  to  the   high-­‐enrollment  courses  described  above.  Faculty  who  lead  these  seminars   should  receive  appropriate  teaching  credit  and  support  for  their  teaching.   Outstanding  graduate  and  professional  student  instructors,  such  as  Royster   Society  Fellows,  should  have  the  opportunity  to  collaborate  with  faculty  in   creating  and  teaching  First-­‐Year-­‐Seminars.  To  bolster  the  creation  of  Birst-­‐year   seminars  outside  the  College,  the  Provost  should  provide  appropriate  course   development  resources. Academic Affairs Response: For  some  students,  Birst-­‐year  seminars  were  a  transformative  educational   experience  that  truly  introduced  them  to  the  possibilities  of  college  at   Carolina.  For  others,  they  were  merely  placeholders:  classes  that  fulBilled  no   major  requirements  or  which  did  not  focus  enough  on  a  single  topic  to  be   considered  a  challenging  intellectual  experience.  Rather  than  simply   correlating  the  number  of  Birst-­‐year  seminars  available  with  the  number  of   52


students who  participate  in  a  given  professional  school  or  major,  demand   should  be  more  accurately  measured:  Birst-­‐year  students  plan  to  be  pre-­‐med   or  enroll  in  the  Business  School  in  much  larger  numbers  than  they  actually  do.   Creative  ways  of  providing  small-­‐group  learning  to  students  regardless  of   their  anticipated  or  actual  eventual  major  must  be  considered.  For  example,   one  Birst-­‐year  seminar  (BUSI  050)  fulBills  the  introductory  Business  class,  but   in  a  smaller  and  more  tailored  setting.  Broadening  this  premise  to  additional   majors  would  be  popular  and  useful,  but  seminars  that  address  non-­‐major-­‐ speciBic  or  interdisciplinary  topics  should  continue  to  be  offered,  promoting  a   broad,  liberal  arts  education  from  the  Birst  year  of  enrollment  at  Carolina. Create Bachelor’s to Master’s degrees that can be earned in four or five years of combined study. These dual-degree programs will appeal to high-achieving prospective students, the increasing number of students who post-pone or launch their educational careers later in life, and to undergraduates who realize, early in their student careers, that advanced training is both desirable and possible for them at UNC. Entering students who bring to UNC 30 or more Advanced Placement credits will find a dual degree a challenging but rewarding academic goal. The four-year Master‘s degree option will enhance the tuition ‘bargain’ of Carolina education. Dualdegree programs that can be satisfied in four years will also enable Carolina to augment its graduate enrollments with M.A. students who would not require additional fellowship or departmental support in their first year of graduate study. Enhanced advising and mentorship from the admissions office, academic advisers, and faculty members will enable undergraduates to decide whether a dual-degree program is right for them.

Develop direct-entry undergraduate-professional school matriculation programs that would  allow  qualiBied  students  a  deBined  path  from  a  bachelor‘s   degree  to  the  MD,  DDS,  JD,  PharmD,  MSW,  MBA,  MPH,  or  other  professional   degrees.  These  programs  would  also  attract  prospective  students  to  Carolina   who  have  set  their  sights  on  these  degrees,  while  encouraging  undergraduate   students  to  pursue  challenging  programs  of  study  that  would  yield  rewards   beyond  the  traditional  bachelor‘s  degree.  New  and  broader  paths  into   professional  study  and  degrees  will  be  an  important  beneBit  of  these  proposed   programs,  encouraging  students  to  expand  their  intellectual  growth  in  courses   outside  of  their  chosen  professional  pathway.  Enhanced  advising  and   mentorship,  similar  to  what  is  recommended  in  D.  will  be  important  to  ensure   that  all  students  know  about  and  are  able  to  beneBit  from  direct-­‐entry  programs. (The following responses correspond to both of the Plan items included above.) Academic Affairs Response: This  topic  was  met  with  enthusiasm  from  many  students;  regardless  of   whether  they  believed  that  they  would  have  participated  in  accelerated   degree  programs  had  they  been  available,  students  believed  that  the   existence  of  such  programs  would  have  made  Carolina  more  appealing  for  


potential applicants.  However,  signiBicant  concerns  were  voiced  about  the   “pigeon-­‐holing”  of  young  students,  as  the  Committee  feared  that  high-­‐ achieving  students  would  select  a  degree  program  at  age  17  and  feel  locked   in,  with  less  opportunity  to  explore  programs  they  may  have  been  unaware  of   or  unexposed  to  in  high  school.  We  would  like  to  see  language  in  the  last   sentence  of  part  D  indicate  that  mentoring  would  be  highly  focused  on  Binding   avenues  within  accelerated  programs  to  explore  the  rest  of  the  curriculum,   even  if  many  of  these  students  will  have  completed  the  bulk  of  their  General   Education  requirements.  In  addition,  it  is  important  for  Carolina  to   acknowledge  that  AP  credits  are  not  an  accurate  reBlection  of  college  work,   nor  are  they  necessarily  an  indication  of  the  students  most  Bit  for  such   accelerated  programs.  Students  who  take  the  most  challenging  course  load   offered  by  their  high  school  (or  home  school,  or  local  early-­‐enrollment  college   program),  regardless  of  whether  these  courses  count  for  AP  credit,  should  be   offered  a  chance  to  apply  for  accelerated  enrollment.   Expand support for undergraduate research and engaged scholarship. We   should  enhance  the  current  infrastructure  and  increase  University  funding  for   graduate  students  who  supervise  and  facilitate  undergraduate  research  and   scholarship.  The  large,  multidisciplinary  lecture  courses  proposed  previously   (see  Recommendation  A)  should  involve  Graduate  Research  Consultants  (GRCs)   from  multiple  areas  of  the  University  and  create  the  opportunity  for  graduate   and  undergraduate  students  to  connect  for  future  work.  The  OfBice  of   Undergraduate  Research  should  enhance  collaboration  and  curricular   engagement  with  the  Public  Service  Scholars  program  to  facilitate  more  engaged   research.   Create a Faculty/Student Mentoring Program. One-­‐on-­‐one  interactions  between  faculty  and  students  can  have  a  profoundly   positive  inBluence  on  student  intellectual  growth,  help  students  better  deBine   their  educational  goals,  and  help  them  navigate  career  paths.  This  kind  of   relationship  can  be  rewarding  to  faculty  as  well  as  students.  We  propose  piloting   a  voluntary  faculty/student  mentoring  program,  available  as  early  as  the  Birst   year  for  undergraduates.  Such  a  program  would  reach  a  broad  range  of  students,   including  those  with  clearly  deBined  career  trajectories,  as  well  as  those  who   have  not  yet  established  their  academic  major  and/or  career  direction.  Learning   from  best  mentoring  practices  already  in  place  on  the  campus,  Carolina  should   match  students  who  desire  this  kind  of  opportunity  with  suitable  faculty,  based   on  initial  academic  interests,  although  mentors  could  be  changed  if  career   interests  shift  through  this  process.  This  program  should  complement  and   expand  services  provided  by  Carolina‘s  Academic  Advising  Program  by  focusing   on  guiding  students  as  they  recognize,  explore,  and  obtain  career  objectives  that   are  achievable  with  a  Carolina  education.   54


UNC and the State of North Carolina: As the  core  mission  of  the  university  is  to  serve  the  people  of  the  state  of  North   Carolina,  UNC  must  seek  to  reBlect  the  make-­‐up  of  the  state  population.  While  we   can  be  proud  of  our  progress  insofar  as  our  student  population  is  concerned,  the   diversiBication  of  our  faculty  lags,  not  just  in  terms  of  ethnicity  but  in  other   important  areas,  particularly  disability.  We  must  redouble  our  efforts  to  enroll   students  and  hire  and  faculty  and  staff  who  reBlect  the  changing  demographics  of   the  state,  and  to  ensure  that  Carolina  is  accessible  in  every  way.  To  reach  this   goal,  we  recommend:     a.  All  academic  and  enrichment  programs  should  offer  and  advertise     application  fee  waivers  so  that  no  potentially  qualiBied  applicant  is     discouraged  from  applying  due  to  Binancial  constraints.     b.  UNC  should  maintain  its  strategic  partnerships  with  North  Carolina     high  schools  with  substantial  Native  American,  Latino,  and  African     American  populations,  expanding  them  in  advantageous  directions,     such  as  UNC-­‐Pembroke.     c.  Augment  resources  for  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  accessible  learning  and     residential  facilities  so  that  UNC  can  earn  a  national  reputation  as  a     model  campus  for  faculty  and  students  with  disabilities.     d.  A  student-­‐exchange  scholarship  program,  similar  to  the  outstanding     Robertson  scholars  program  with  Duke,  should  be  explored  between     UNC  and  NC  Central  University.  This  program  should  focus  on     particular  areas  of  undergraduate  and  graduate  curricula  in  which  both     institutions  would  derive  beneBit.     e.  UNC  should  expand  the  Carolina  Postdoctoral  Program  for  Faculty     Diversity  and  establish  new  benchmarks  for  recruitment  and  retention,     particularly  in  the  sciences.     f.  Peer  mentoring  should  be  a  well-­‐publicized  option  for  all  minority     students,  staff,  and  faculty.  For  students,  peer  mentoring  opportunities     should  be  available  from  the  outset  of  an  undergraduate‘s  Carolina     career.   Retention and Graduation: While  maintaining  Carolina‘s  traditional  standards,  we  must  remove  barriers  to   retention  and  advancement  encountered  by  many  of  our  students  from   underrepresented  groups  encounter.  Carolina‘s  campus  climate  must  welcome   and  integrate  into  our  community  all  students,  faculty,  and  staff  who  come  here   to  live,  work,  and  learn.  Retention  efforts  for  students:  Our  goal  must  be  the   elimination  of  ―retention  gaps  between  various  groups  of  students.  We  should   work  to  ensure  that  all  students  who  are  admitted  have  the  resources  to   graduate  in  a  timely  fashion.  To  this  end,  Carolina  should  take  the  following   steps:     a.  Increase  funding,  consolidate,  and  strengthen  programs,  such  as  the     Center  for  Student  Success  and  Academic  Counseling,  with  proven     records  of  promoting  academic  success  among  students  from     historically  underrepresented  groups,  including  students  with  learning  


disabilities and  graduates  of  low-­‐performing  high  schools.  These   resources  should  be  offered  to  any  student  who  would  beneBit  from   guidance  or  mentoring,  particularly  those  who  are  not  in  academic   peril  but  whose  learning  experience  and  trajectory  could  be  enhanced.   b.  Establish  priority  registration  for  undergraduate  students  who  are   parents.  Allowing  student  parents  to  register  for  classes  early  will   provide  them  maximum  Blexibility  in  scheduling  their  classes,  which   will  facilitate  their  progress  toward  graduation.   c.  Continue  efforts  to  diversify  the  curriculum  of  all  academic  programs   while  making  use  of  the  principles  of  universal  design  across  campus.   d.  Expand  efforts  to  support  and  integrate  transfer  students  and   students  from  traditionally  underrepresented  groups  into  student  and   campus  life.   e.  Augment  resources  to  help  students  from  traditionally   underrepresented  groups  engage  in  study  and  research  abroad.   f.  Examine  policies  governing  continuous  enrollment,  semester  limits,   and  academic  eligibility  to  determine  if  more  options  and  counseling   can  be  provided  for  students  whose  circumstances  place  them  at  risk   for  graduation  in  a  timely  fashion.  

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Carolina Academic Affairs Response: This is  a  general  issue  for  this  section  of  the  plan,  not  in  response  to  any   particular  recommendation.  We  are  concerned  that  one  group  largely  left  out   of  the  Academic  Plan  is  comprised  of  students  who  have  taken  a  “non-­‐ traditional”  path  to  college  –  i.e.,  they  are  not  enrolling  as  a  Birst-­‐year  at   Carolina  three  or  four  months  after  graduating  from  high  school.  These   students  may  include  transfers,  international  students,  veterans,  parents,   mid-­‐career  students,  or  those  transitioning  from  part-­‐time  continuing   education  to  full-­‐time  pursuit  of  a  Bachelor’s  Degree.  Incorporation  of  these   students  is  vital  to  the  equity  and  inclusion  that  the  Plan  strives  to  achieve,   and  focusing  on  the  attraction  and  retention  of  these  students  will   signiBicantly  broaden  the  experiences  and  perspectives  of  all  those  within  the   Carolina  community. Recording Carolina’s engagement. The  Carolina  Center  for  Public  Service  should  gather  information  at  regular   intervals  to  determine  the  nature  and  extent  of  ongoing  engaged  scholarship  and   activities.  UNC  should  take  further  steps  to  include  engaged  scholarship  and   engaged  activities  in  faculty  CVs  for  promotion  and  tenure  reviews.  Schools  and   departments  should  revise  their  reporting  forms  and  evaluations  to  record   engaged  scholarship  and  engaged  activities.  The  heads  of  these  units  should  then   report  annually  on  signiBicant  impacts  of  engaged  scholarship  projects  being   conducted  under  their  purview.  To  enhance  and  streamline  these  efforts  the   56


University should  consider  expanding  the  RAMSES  system  to  track  engaged   scholarship  and  activities  proposals,  funding,  and  outcomes.   Academic Affairs Response: While  the  PSS  model  generally  works  effectively,  signiBicant  numbers  of   students  drop  out  of  the  PSS  program  each  semester  because  they  forget  to   log  their  hours  during  the  appointed  timeframe  (before  the  end  of  classes,  not   before  the  end  of  exams,  as  many  students  assume).  In  addition,  there  is  little   incentive  for  those  who  have  already  met  the  minimum  requirement  of   service  hours  to  continue  logging  hours  or  activities.  With  these  issues  in   mind,  any  attempt  to  log  the  amount  of  time  those  in  the  community  spend   participating  in  engaged  scholarship  must  be  logistically  easy  and  accessible,   and  directly  incentivized. Support students’ engaged scholarship and activities. Undergraduate,  graduate,  and  professional  students  conducting  engaged   scholarship  and  activities  should  receive  incentives  and  support.  The  University   should  earmark  competitive  fellowships  and  awards  for  graduate  students  who   have  an  interest  in  engaged  scholarship  and  activities.  Undergraduate  students   may  require  more  guidance  and  mentoring  to  effectively  engage  with   communities.  The  University  should  provide  the  necessary  Binancial  support   including  direct  costs  for  pilot  data.  When  students  desire  to  conduct  engaged   scholarship  or  activities,  they  should  have  workshops  and  advisory  boards  that   will  help  ensure  feasibility,  competence,  and  sustainability  of  the  students’   projects.  Students  should  also  be  encouraged  to  present  or  publish  their  process   and  results.   Academic Affairs Response: It  is  unclear  what  is  meant  by:  “Undergraduate  students  may  require  more   guidance  and  mentoring  to  engage  effectively  with  communities.  The   University  should  provide  the  necessary  Binancial  support,  including  direct   costs,  for  small  pilot  data.”  A  clearer  explanation  of  what  kind  of  programs  are   meant  by  this  point  would  be  helpful. Engagement in the curriculum. A  new  minor  in  public  service  and  engagement  would  provide  an  academic   pathway  to  learn  how  to  provide  valuable  and  respectful  assistance  to   communities.  Outside  of  this  minor  the  University  should  provide  more  support   for  classes  across  the  curriculum  that  have  an  engaged,  innovative,  or   entrepreneurial  focus  or  component.   Academic Affairs Response: While  a  minor  in  public  service  sounds  appealing,  the  Committee  voiced   concern  that  service  and  engagement  should  not  be  isolated  into  a  particular  


department or  reserved  for  the  few  students  who  elect  to  complete  the  minor.   Rather,  service  and  engagement  should  be  integrated  into  all  departments   and  academic  discipline.  

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  efBiciency  over  the  expansion  of  services,  which  is  not  Binancially   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  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  OfBice  for  Student  Academic  Counseling  to  hold  an  academic   services  fair  aimed  at  Birst-­‐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  ofBice,  located  in  Greenlaw.  

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Advising This year,  the  Academic  Advising  Program  in  the  College  of  Arts  and  Sciences   hired  Dr.  Lee  May  as  its  director.  The  beginning  of  her  tenure  has  been  marked   by  her  discussions  with  students  and  administrators  to  arrive  at  a  clear   understanding  of  the  needs  of  various  constituencies.  Though  not  technically  a   part  of  the  Academic  Affairs  Committee,  the  Student  Academic  Advising  Board   (an  external  appointment  committee  co-­‐chaired  by  Lily  Roberts)  has  worked   with  Dr.  May  and  her  colleagues  to  provide  feedback  from  students.  Two   meetings  were  scheduled  for  the  spring  (one  in  late  February  and  one  in  mid-­‐ April)  for  students  from  SAAB  to  meet  with  Dr.  May  and  seven  to  ten  advisers   from  the  Academic  Advising  Program.  The  Birst  meeting  focused  predominantly   on  the  ability  of  the  Advising  Program  to  communicate  with  the  students  it   serves,  whether  through  traditional  or  nontraditional  (Facebook,  Twitter)   methods.  The  April  meeting  will  evaluate  progress  on  the  part  of  Academic   Advising  to  create  a  social  media  plan  and  presence.   In  addition,  students  from  both  Academic  Affairs  and  SAAB  attended  the  National   Academic  Advising  Association  (NACADA)  Conference  at  which  UNC  hosted   approximately  two  hundred  advisers  from  throughout  the  state.  Students  were   asked  to  discuss  some  of  the  transitional  periods  in  their  lives  and  educations,   and  offered  feedback  on  how  advisers  had  (or  had  not)  assisted  them  with  these   transitions.

Other Projects Particularly during  the  second  semester  of  the  year,  it  became  apparent  that   students  were  having  difBiculty  obtaining  ofBicial  transcripts  from  the  registrar’s   ofBice;  this  became  especially  problematic  when  the  Student  Central  website  was   ofBicially  removed,  thereby  preventing  students  from  using  the  old  website  for   unofBicial  transcripts.  Lily  has  been  in  discussion  with  the  registrar’s  ofBice  to   determine  what,  if  anything,  can  be  done  to  improve  students’  wait  times  after   requesting  transcripts  (which  peaked  at  around  three  weeks  in  the  early  part  of   spring  semester).  During  the  rest  of  the  school  year,  Lily  plans  to  discuss  the   possibility  of  creating  an  unofBicial  transcript  function  on  Connect  Carolina,   which  the  registrar’s  ofBice  believes  will  be  the  most  effective  solution.   During  March,  Academic  Affairs  began  to  discuss  items  from  the  Cooper   Administration  platform,  particularly  in  terms  of  course  evaluations.  Next  year’s  


platform discusses  the  creation  of  standardized  teaching  assistant  evaluations  in   tandem  with  the  move  towards  online  evaluations.  In  order  to  transition  as   smoothly  as  possible,  Academic  Affairs  has  begun  to  research  best  practices  at   other  colleges  and  universities  in  terms  of  evaluation,  and  next  year’s  Committee   can  proceed  with  the  project.   One  thing  we  discussed  in  our  committee  meeting  was  the  idea  of  a  grading  code   of  conduct  that  new  faculty  would  receive  when  they  entered  the  university.    We   would  want  this  document  to  include  ways  to  assess  students  in  a  fair  way  and   how  to  approach  grading  at  Carolina.    We  are  currently  in  talk  with  the  Center  for   Facility  Excellence  regarding  this  subject  and  this  project  will  likely  continue.

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The Co-Chair 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.   The  most  signiBicant  amount  of  our  work  this  year  went  towards  providing   feedback  on  the  Academic  Plan,  and  it  was  an  interesting  look  at  the  long-­‐range   goals  of  the  University.  Academic  Affairs  strove  to  include  both  ideas-­‐based  and   implementation-­‐based  feedback,  intended  to  further  clarify  the  concepts   included  and  highlighted  in  the  document,  and  to  provide  a  basis  from  which  to   begin  implementation  after  the  Plan  is  formally  adopted.  The  Plan  is  a  ten-­‐year,   aspirational  document,  and  therefore  some  of  its  recommendations  may  seem   distant  or  removed  from  the  current  student  body;  however,  it’s  important  to   consider  the  effects  the  previous  Plan  had  on  our  education,  and  to  keep  that  in   mind  when  crafting  the  current  document.  When  implementation  begins,  the   Academic  Affairs  committee  will  almost  certainly  be  involved  in  some  capacity,   determining  the  most  appropriate  roles  for  students  in  enacting  the   recommendations.  Therefore,  it  was  important  to  focus  on  the  issues  that   Academic  Affairs  committees  will  grapple  with  in  future  years. I  sat  on  two  committees  this  year,  the  Curriculum  Review  Committee  in  the  fall,   and  the  continuing  Quality  Enhancement  Plan  Committee.  Both  presented  me   with  an  amazing  opportunity  to  see  into  the  cogs  of  the  educational  policy   machine  at  UNC.  The  reBlection  inherent  in  the  QEP  (which  evaluates  whether   programs  have  met  previously  established  goals),  when  combined  with  the   beginnings  of  the  implementation  of  the  Academic  Plan,  provides  a  unique   moment  to  look  both  back  and  ahead  in  terms  of  academic  policy  at  the   University.  As  these  two  issues  continue  next  year,  students  and  administrators   involved  in  academic  policy  will  be  able  to  look  back  at  what  worked  and  what   fell  by  the  wayside,  what  presented  signiBicant  roadblocks,  and  what,  ultimately,   the  most  exciting  additions  to  education  at  Carolina  were  –  and  what  they  can  be   in  the  coming  years.  


I enjoyed  meeting  with  committee  members  and  administrators  throughout  the   year,  and  hearing  how  vastly  perspectives  on  academic  experiences  differ.  By  the   spring,  our  group  was  relatively  small,  but  mighty,  and  we  became  an  excellent   focus  group  for  brainstorming  and  discussing  issues  that  emerge  across  campus,   both  in  the  classroom  and  outside  of  it.  Academic  Affairs  presented  me  with  the   opportunity  to  hone  leadership  skills,  work  with  new  administrators,  and  spend   time  thinking  about  what  some  might  consider  pretty  dorky  issues  –  and  I’m   very  grateful  for  that.

Alexander Pirro Working as  academic  affairs  co-­‐chair  this  year  has  been  a  great  experience.    After   having  been  on  the  committee  my  Birs  year  at  Carolina  it  was  very  rewarding  to   Chair  the  committee  my  junior  year.  Through  my  time  as  co-­‐chair  I  have  gotten   to  meet  a  lot  of  great  Carolina  students  and  administrators  and  many  people  that   I  may  have  never  crossed  paths  with. The  thing  I  like  most  about  academic  affairs  committee  is  meeting  with   administers  from  departments  across  campus  I  Bind  it  very  inspiring  that  most   every  administrator  really  cares  about  the  student’s  wellbeing  at  this  University   and  are  usually  eager  to  politic  student  input.    Through  continued  work  with   advising  we  saw  them  change  the  supplemental  education  requirement  this  year   which  is  a  change  that  in  my  opinion  beneBited  many  students.    Although   academic  affairs  my  not  do  programs  or  events  we  spend  a  lot  of  time  looking  at   policy  and  brainstorming.    This  year  we  critically  evaluate  the  Academic  Plan  and   made  recommendation  on  what  we  thought  about  each  aspect  of  the  plan.      I  feel   that  though  this  year  I  further  developed  as  a  leader  by  learning  how  to  interact   with  many  different  people  inside  of  student  government  and  really  how  to   understand  and  appreciate  people  more.

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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  been  to  meeting  in  large   monthly  discussions.    There  are  now  subcommittees  in  existence  serving  to   address  speciBic  arts-­‐related  needs  and  create  recommendations  for  further   improvements  in  the  future.

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,  Carolina  Creative,  is  in  the  Binal  stages  of  its  planning,  and  will  be   taking  place  on  the  week  of  April  2nd  through  April  9th.  The  committee  is   currently  working  to  coordinate  the  events  that  will  be  taking  place  throughout   the  week,  and  the  week  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  goal  is  to  highlight  the  wide  variety  of  artistic   talent  that  exists  throughout  the  UNC  campus  and  celebrate  their  achievements.    


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  speciBic  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. Carolina Creative  (the  arts  festival)  is  currently  in  its  Binal  stages  of  being   planned.    There  should  be  a  closing  gala  for  alumni  and  students  on  Saturday,   April  9th.

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. 64


Host student art forums The Arts  Advocacy  committee  has  been  in  contact  with  the  Undergraduate  Music   Forum;  however,  no  events  have  been  planned  at  this  point  with  them.     Additionally,  the  Arts  Innovation  Steering  Committee  has  largely  replaced   student  arts  forums  as  a  venue  through  which  arts  issues  can  be  discussed  and   addressed.

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  have   created  a  free-­‐expression  wall  which  will  be  ready  for  use  during  Carolina  Creative,  and   I  have  been  working  with  the  Global  University  Committee  as  well  as  the  Study  Abroad   OfAice  to  create  a  photography  techniques  and  ethical  photography  workshop  for  the   beneAit  of  students  going  abroad  in  the  Summer  and  Fall.    It  has  also  been  excellent  to   be  paired  with  Sarah  as  a  co-­‐chair.    Since  we  come  from  very  different  art  Aields,  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.  

Sarah McGuire The Arts  Advocacy  Committee  this  year  has  proven  to  be  a  driven  and  dedicated   group  of  students  with  the  wide  variety  of  vested  interests  in  the  arts.  Their   ability  to  work  well  with  each  other  and  with  the  art  community  on  and  off   campus  has  allowed  us  to  fulBill  many  of  the  platform  points.  Ben  and  I  also  have   varying  interests  and  backgrounds  within  the  arts  community,  which  has  helped   to  guide  our  committee.  This  year  we  have  accomplished  so  much!  To  name  a   few,  we  have  built  a  mobile  free  expression  wall,  created  a  large  body  of  research   on  the  creation  of  a  dance  minor,  and  most  importantly  coordinated  Carolina   Creative,  an  arts  celebration  week.  


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  efBiciently  and  provides  for  small   groups  to  work  together  on  innovative  projects.  

Committee Progress: RecycleMania

Anna Gustines,  Anna  Langley,  Sara  Rafalson,  Kaitlin  Finan  and  Megan  Gyoerkoe   have  collaborated  with  Brittany  Dickinson  from  the  PR  Team  to  discuss  a   recycling  awareness  campaign.  Since  UNC  is  competing  in  the  nation-­‐wide   Recyclemania  contest,  EAC  decided  to  campaign  around  that.  We  have   collaborated  with  Carolina  Dining  Services  who  agreed  to  publicize  the  contest   via  napkin  dispensers,  TV  screens,  and  a  banner.  An  event  on  March  23  in  Rams   Head  and  Lenoir  in  which  we  will  collect  odd  items  such  as  batteries,  ink   cartridges,  CD’s,  and  cell  phone  chargers  was  also  being  planned.  SWEAT,   another  student  group,  is  also  tackling  waste  reduction  and  recycling  issues.   They  will  help  us  with  volunteer  labor  during  the  event.  Orange  County  Recycling   will  also  be  there  to  help  with  education  and  outreach  to  students.

America Recycles Day

EAC co-­‐sponsored  America  Recycles  Day  with  the  OfBice  of  Waste  Reduction  and   Recycling  on  November  15,  2010  to  raise  awareness  and  education  about   recycling  on  and  off  campus.  EAC  tabled  alongside  the  OfBice  of  Waste  Reduction   and  Recycling,  the  Sustainability  OfBice,  Greek  Sustainability  Council,  Epsilon  Eta,   and  Orange  County  Recycling.   66


Megan Gyoerkoe  did  outreach  to  student  groups  through  the  Campus  Collab   listserv  to  invite  them  to  the  event.  Ashley  Wilkes  and    Matt  Givens  did  the  public   relations,  including  a  Union  cube  and  a  Union  TV  screen.  Ashley  Casteel   coordinated  the  volunteers  such  as    Ariane  Nabors,  Samantha  Paulin,    Danny   Allen,  Brittany  Newman,  Anna  Langley,  Kaitlin  Finan,  and  Rachel  Kaufmann.    EAC   volunteers  were  in  charge  of  recycling  relay  races,  the  trash-­‐talking  wheel  of  fun   trivia  game,  and  a  corrugated  cardboard  frisbee  toss.  We  gave  away  prizes  from   our  cosponsors  from  the  Recycling  OfBice,  including  bottle  openers  made  from   recycled  materials,  tshirts,  reusable  grocery  bags,  and  frisbees  made  from   recycled  bottles  and  jugs.  In  all,  the  event  raised  awareness  in  the  campus   community  about  recycling  practices  on  and  off  campus.  

Game Day Challenge and Football 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  OfBice  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.   EAC  decided  to  help  raise  awareness  for  tailgate  recycling  at  the  Game  Day   Challenge,  an  EPA  sponsored  college  football  recycling  competition  on  October   30,  2010.    We  had  a  booth  with  information  about  recycling  and  the  challenge.     We  also  walked  around  to  encourage  recycling.  Additionally,  we  set-­‐up   composting  in  the  Chancellor’s  box  and  began  working  with  vendors  to  compost   food  waste  after  the  games.  More  than  75  colleges  and  universities  nationwide   participated  in  the  friendly  competition,  including  four  North  Carolina  campuses   and  ten  ACC  schools.  Here's  how  we  measured  up:   *Per  Capita  Waste  Generation:  No.  23  nationwide;  No.  1  in  North  Carolina  (0.345   lb/person);  No.2  in  the  ACC   *Diversion  Rate:  No.  20  nationwide;  No.1  in  North  Carolina  (39.06%);  No.  2  in   the  ACC   *Per  Capita  Greenhouse  Gas  Reduction:  No.  39    (0.000230  MTCO2E/person);  No.   3  in  North  Carolina;  No.  9  in  the  ACC   *Per  Capita  Recycling:  No.  42  (0.103  lb/person);  No.  4  in  North  Carolina;  No.  9  in   the  ACC   *Per  Capita  Organics  Reduction:  No.  7  in  nation  (0.031  lb/person);  No.  2  in  North   Carolina;  No.  2  in  the  ACC  


Full results  and  standings  can  be  found  here:  http://www.epa.gov/wastes/ partnerships/wastewise/challenge/gameday/results.htm.   These  results  show  the  success  that  the  tailgate  program  has  had  in  its  pilot  here,   and  we  hope  that  we  can  use  these  Bindings  to  look  for  ways  to  improve  the   tailgate  program  in  the  future.

Dean Smith Center Recycling and Athletics Recycling

After a  successful  meeting  with  Sara  Rafalson,  Megan  Gyoerkoe,  Brandon  Finch,   Hogan  Medlin,  Dick  Baddour  and  Clint  Gwaltney,  Athletics  made  signiBicant   strides  to  increase  their  recycling  program.  Dick  Baddour  asked  us  to  put  it  in  the   record  that  UNC  Athletics  will  always  listen  to  student  leaders  and  look  forward   to  collaborating  with  us  more  in  the  future.  We  are  grateful  for  this  collaboration   with  Athletics.   Immediately  after  our  meeting,  Athletics  decided  to  put  in  an  initial  36  bins  from   Kenan  Stadium  to  use  at  the  home  game  against  NC  State.The  Smith  Center  will   be  ordering  their  own  bins  soon,  however,  and  we  are  currently  in  the  process  of   negotiating  contracts  for  possible  sponsors.  A  sponsor  would  not  only  provide   the  bins,  but  also  fund  an  education  and  outreach  campaign.  We  also  talked   about  increasing  signage  around  the  concourse  and  at  the  vendors’  stations  so   fans  are  a)  aware  that  there  are  new  recycling  bins  b)  what  they  can  and  can’t   recycle.  Recycling  is  more  about  just  placing  the  bins  out  there,  it  also  needs  to  be   accompanied  by  an  education  campaign  to  be  successful,  so  we’ll  also  eventually   be  working  with  Rick  Steinbacher  to  discuss  more  of  the  marketing  piece.   Because  of  our  efforts,  there  are  announcements  made  throughout  the  stadium   before  every  game  about  the  new  recycling  program.

After a  review  of  old  March  reports,  we  found  that  Smith  Center  recycling  has   been  an  EAC  agenda  item  for  8  years,  so  we  are  very  grateful  that  we  were  able   to  make  it  happen  this  year  with  the  help  of  our  partners  at  UNC  Athletics  and   CAA.   In  addition  to  the  Smith  Center,  we  received  word  from  Clint  Gwaltney  that   Athletics  is  currently  assessing  the  recycling  at  Boshamer  and  Carmichael.We   submitted  recycling  guidelines  for  Clint  to  consider  (they  include  things  like   make  sure  a  bin  is  always  placed  next  to  a  trash  can,  make  sure  the  lids  are  clean,   etc).  We  look  forward  to  increasing  this  partnership  in  future  administrations.

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Granville Recycling

 

Committee members  Megan  Gyoerkoe  and  Anna  Langley  have  been  in   communication  with  Housing  Support  and  the  Granville  Community  Directors  in   order  to  establish  a  recycling  program  at  Granville.  Currently  there  are  outdoor   carts  for  bins,  but  no  handheld  recycling  baskets  for  students  to  use  to  store  their   recyclables,  which  means  most  students  do  not  recycle  from  their  dorms.  After   meeting  with  the  Granville  and  Housing  representatives,  they  agreed  to  have   Housekeeping  pick  up  the  recycling  from  each  dorm  as  they  also  pick  up  the   trash.  The  only  barrier  to  the  Granville  recycling  program  is  the  lack  of  funding.   Since  Granville  is  only  partially  owned  by  the  university,  there  has  been  no   budgetary  allocation  for  the  purchase  of  recycling  bins.     Anna  Langley  compiled  a  report  with  information  on  different  bin  and  bag   companies,  comparing  their  prices  to  the  quote  that  Housing  Support  gave  us.   Anna  Langley  and  Sara  Rafalson  met  with  Kelly  Stasko  of  the  UNC  Chapel  Hill   Foundation  in  December.  They  initially  agreed  to  fund  the  bins,  but  after  winter   break,  they  decided  to  focus  their  funding  priorities  on  CCI  printing.  They   seemed  optimistic  for  fall  semester,  however,  and  we  will  follow  up  with  them  at   the  end  of  the  semester  again  to  make  sure  they  follow-­‐up  on  their  goal  and  so   we  can  see  how  we  can  help.  Prices  for  a  bin  in  every  room  are  currently   estimated  at  between  $4500  and  $5500.

Environmental Round table/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   efBicient  use  of  resources  and  avoid  project  overlap  between  different   organizations   EAC  currently  maintains  a  Campus  Collaboration  listserv  comprised  of  the   ofBicers  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  OfBice   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. EAC  held  two  environmental  round  tables  this  year  with  environmental  group   student  leaders. During  the  Birst  round  table  in  October,  environmental  leaders  expressed   concerns  regarding  their  lack  of  representation  on  Collegiate  Link  and  student  


affairs websites,  thus  hindering  recruitment.  Sara  Rafalson  talked  to  Jon  Curtis   who  agreed  to  add  a  “Sustainability”  category  to  the  website  to  more  directly  link   students  interested  in  environmental  issues  to  a  proper  student  group.   We  held  our  second  environmental  round  table  of  the  school  year  on  February   24th.  The  leaders  of  the  prominent  campus  environmental  groups  (with  the   exception  of  SWEAT)  were  present.  We  discussed  all  of  the  environmental   groups  upcoming  events  to  avoid  overlap  and  encourage  collaboration.    We  are   presented  other  opportunities  for  announcements  and  questions  as  well  as   opportunities  to  work  together  to  plan  environmental  events.  We  also  discussed   Earth  Week  planning  and  logistics.  Katie  Dryden  and  Brittany  Newman  turned   the  notes  from  the  evening  into  a  post  for  the  stud  gov  blog. EAC  will  Binish  the  school  year  by  coordinating  Earth  Week  activities  for  student   groups,  departments,  and  other  participants.  We  decided  to  have  earth  week   events  on  the  Friday  before  Earth  Week  (4/15)  and  Monday  4/18  to  Thursday   4/21.     Emily  Chapin  will  be  the  liaison  between  EAC  and  the  Sustainability  OfBice  and   has  reserved  the  Pit  and  the  Quad  for  April  15-­‐21  for  Earth  Week  festivities.   Sustainability  OfBice  also  revealed  an  opportunity  for  student  groups  to  submit   grants  requests  for  up  to  $500  for  their  Earth  Week  events,  and  our  role  has  been   to  promote  this  opportunity  to  other  student  groups.  

We have  also  been  the  student  voice  in  the  newly  revived  environmental   outreach  task  force  which  is  comprised  of  various  sustainability  administrators.   This  outreach  group  is  tasked  with  coordinating  campus-­‐wide  environmental   events.

Sustainable Dining We met  with  Melissa  Tinling  from  FLO  foods  about  how  we  can  Bit  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  served  as  the  student  government  member  of  the  CDS/FLO  bi-­‐ weekly  meetings  regarding  sustainable  dining.       Members  working  on  sustainable  dining  decided  that  a  main  goal  for  the  year   was  to  work  with  FLO  to  draft  a  letter  to  the  chancellor  about  increasing   sustainable  dining  on  campus.    They  hoped  to  get  a  lot  of  professors  as  well  as   student  groups  to  sign  off  on  the  letter.    CEFS  started  a  program  for  Universities   to  commit  to  a  percentage  of  student  dining  local  and  sustainable  and  NC  State   signed  off  on  it.    The  goal  of  the  letter  was  to  suggest  that  UNC  reach  10%  ‘real   food’  by  2020.    This  ‘real  food’  calculation  involves  various  aspects  such  as  food   that  is  sustainable,  human,  local,  fair,  etc.     70


However, during  this  writing  process,  members  of  FLO  and  EAC  were  already   talking  to  Carolina  Dining  Services  (CDS)  about  this  issue.    As  a  result  of  FLO  with   the  help  of  EAC,  CDS  committed  to  the  10%  campaign.    

Composting

Will Leimenstoll  and  committee  member  Megan  Gyoerkoe  met  with  BJ  Tipton  of   the  ofBice  of  Waste  Reduction  &  Recycling  to  discuss  composting  at  the  Union  and   Alpine.  BJ  already  talked  with  Scott  Meyers  of  Carolina  Dining  Services  to  discuss   how  to  allow  Alpine  to  compost  behind  the  counter,  and  have  this  composting   taken  out  to  the  same  company  that  deals  with  Carolina  Dining  Services’   composting.  She  did  however  inform  us  that  as  of  right  now  we  will  not  be  able   to  add  composting  in  other  areas  of  the  Union  for  students  to  use  directly.  She   was  hopeful  though  that  over  the  next  few  years  we  may  be  able  to  expand   composting  to  the  Daily  Grind  coffee  shop  as  well  as  the  coffee  shop  at  the  Fedex   Global  Center.   In  December,  Will  Leimenstoll  heard  from  Paul  Hartley  (manager  of  Alpine)  and   BJ  Tipton  that  composting  behind  the  counter  had  successfully  begun  at  Alpine   Bagel  Co.  in  the  Union!  This  was  a  project  Will  had  spent  a  fair  amount  of  time  on   late  in  the  fall  semester  trying  to  coordinate  between  the  Alpine  workers,   Carolina  Dining  Services,  and  the  OfBice  of  Waste  Reduction  &  Recycling.  CDS  was   already  dropping  its  composting  off  in  the  basement  of  the  union  to  be  picked  up   by  Brooks  Contracting,  so  it  seemed  like  it  would  be  easy  to  add  Alpine’s   compostable  waste  to  this  common  composting  location  and  we’re  so  excited   that  it  has  Binally  happened!  Now  we  have  written  thank  you  notes  to  BJ  Tipton,   Paul  Hartley,  and  Scott  Meyers,  our  3  liaisons  on  this  project.  We  sincerely  thank   BJ  Tipton,  Scott  Myers,  and  Paul  Hartley  for  their  hard  work  and  collaboration  on   this  project. Will  spoke  with  Paul  in  early  March,  and  he  told  him  how  composting  was   working  very  well  in  the  back  room  during  preparation  of  foods,  however  behind   the  counter  in  the  line  it  was  harder  to  institute,  so  he  planned  to  start  fresh  with   that  with  new  employees  at  the  start  of  next  year.  The  line  has  to  be  very  quick   and  efBicient  to  deal  with  the  heavy  customer  trafBic,  so  this  makes  perfect  sense,   however  Will  will  follow  up  with  Paul  throughout  the  summer  to  make  sure  he   continues  to  do  this.

Greek Composting

EAC met  with  members  of  the  Greek  Sustainability  Council  in  November  to   discuss  how  to  best  go  about  setting  up  composting  for  Greek  houses.  It  was  a   very  successful  meeting  that  ended  with  us  agreeing  to  move  responsibility  for   this  project  to  the  GSC,  which  they  wanted,  however  the  three  EAC  members  who   were  working  on  the  project  are  also  on  the  GSC,  which  should  facilitate  a  fast  


and smooth  transition.  Next,  Will  met  with  ZTA  president,  Carly  Buch,  and  KD   member,  Emily  Bowe,  at  the  ZTA  house  with  Amy  Brooks  of  Brooks  Contracting.   Brooks  Contracting  does  the  composting  for  CDS  and  other  locations  at  UNC  and   in  Chapel  Hill.  Now  we’re  hoping  that  at  least  KD,  ZTA,  and  PiKapp  will  set  up   composting  in  their  kitchens  and  contract  with  Brooks  to  get  their  compost  taken   on  a  weekly  basis.  This  is  the  Birst  Greek  composting  program  at  UNC  and   therefore  Brooks  is  considering  giving  us  a  discounted  rate  to  help  get  it  off  the   ground.  This  program  has  the  potential  to  divert  thousands  of  pounds  of  food   waste  from  the  Orange  county  landBill  every  year,  which  will  save  landBill  space   and  also  reduce  methane  emissions.  We  also  think  this  program  would  educate   hundreds  of  UNC  students  about  the  beneBits  of  composting.   Currently  the  project  is  simply  on  hold  for  monetary  reasons.  If  Binances  can  be   worked  out  the  project  should  be  ready  to  go.  Students  involved  in  the  project   are  hopeful  that  a  trial  run  could  be  started  as  early  as  April,  and  then  a  more   permanent  system  could  be  put  into  place  in  the  fall.

Energy Management EAC, headed  by  Matt  Givens,  completed  the  energy  conservation  video  that  we   began  during  the  Jones  Administration.    The  video  was  created  for  CTOPS  to   show  students  where  we  get  our  energy,  what  UNC  is  doing  to  improve  energy   efBiciency,  and  what  students  can  do  to  conserve  energy. We  have  also  done  several  energy  awareness  events  throughout  the  year.    At   EnergyFest,  an  OCUQ  community,  we  had  a  table.    At  the  table,  we  quizzed   student  on  energy  facts  and  presented  ways  to  save  energy  in  your  dorm  room.     A  lot  of  students  were  receptive  to  the  quiz  and  learned  about  interesting  ways   to  save  energy.    In  the  fall,  Energy  Management  created  an  RA  board  about  what   the  University  is  doing  to  save  energy  ans  what  students  can  do  in  their  dorm   room  to  conserve.    This  spring,  we  sent  it  out  to  Green  Games  coordinators  as   well  as  Community  Directors,  and  many  RA’s  used  the  template  to  earn  Green   Games  points. We  also  put  on  a  bar  night  with  Sierra  Student  Coalition  called  “Save  the  Ales”  at   Nightlight  to  increase  awareness  of  issues  raised  with  global  climate  change.   With  a  ‘Save  the  Ales’  event,  we  raised  awareness  of  these  issues  and  raised   money  for  PowerShift  scholarships.  Through  this  event,  we  not  only  helped  raise   money  so  students  can  go  to  Powershift,  a  student  energy  conference  in  DC,  we   also  raised  awareness  of  the  problems  with  current  energy  use  and  increased   greenhouse  gas  emissions.

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Bike Share In October,  Danny  Allen,  a  member  of  the  Environmental  Affairs  Committee,  and   Akhil  Jariwala,  a  member  of  the  Roosevelt  Institute,  joined  up  to  head  an  effort  to   create  a  bike  share  program  at  UNC.  A  group  of  interested  students  (including   several  EAC  members)  assembled  to  start  making  the  idea  of  a  bike  share  on   campus  a  reality.  Much  progress  has  been  made  so  far  in  solidifying  a  plan  for  the   initial  start-­‐up,  gauging  interest,  and  identifying  funding  sources.  Probably  the   most  important  work  the  group  has  done  is  to  gather  a  wide  collection  of   contacts  and  leads  -­‐-­‐  people  who  are  passionate  about  a  bike  share  and  who  have   valuable  resources  available  to  us.  The  group  has  met  with  the  Residence  Hall   Association,  Campus  Recreation,  Student  Body  President-­‐elect  Mary  Cooper,  and   many  other  individuals  and  groups  that  would  be  instrumental  in  instituting  a   bike  share  program.  Most  reactions  we  received  have  been  very  positive.  As  of   now,  the  group  has  decided  on  a  plan  that  incorporates  a  One  Card  swiping   system  at  existing  residence  hall  enhancements  and  other  swiping  stations,   including  Fetzer  Gym,  the  SRC,  etc.  Bikes  would  be  at  racks  at  these  locations  and   students  would  pay  a  Blat  initial  registration  fee  for  usage  throughout  the  year,   swiping  the  bikes  out  when  they  need  them.   In  the  coming  weeks  the  group  will  have  written  a  formal  and  detailed  plan  for   the  bike  share.  Once  this  is  completed,  it  must  be  sent  to  the  appropriate  entities   for  approval  and  submitted  for  funding.  This  project  is  one  that  requires  a  solid   foundation  to  allow  for  future  success,  so  creating  a  comprehensive  plan  that  Bits   UNC  and  its  campus  well  is  essential.    

Transportation Plan

The recently  released  transportation  plan  that  would  increase  parking  fees,  and   transportation  related  student  fees  has  been  controversial.  We  hope  to  have  a   voice  in  shaping  it  so  that  it  is  more  forward  thinking  with  regards  to  increasing   multi-­‐modal  transportation  rather  than  just  charging  more  for  parking  without   giving  any  new,  stronger  alternatives. To  understand  the  plan  better  Will  attended  the  transportation  forum  at  the   Upendo  Lounge  in  SASB  in  order  to  get  a  better  idea  of  what  the  new  5-­‐year   transportation  plan  entails.  The  meeting  was  very  interesting  and  informative,   and  Will  raised  questions  mostly  about  the  $9  per  semester  blanket  fee  that  all   students  would  be  charged  for  parking  on  campus  at  night.  This  charge  would  be   made  regardless  of  whether  the  student  has  a  car  or  not,  and  additionally  it   would  be  charged  of  Birst  year  students  who  are  not  even  allowed  to  bring  cars  to   campus.  This  point  was  raised,  and  the  transportation  representatives  said  they   were  most  likely  not  going  to  charge  Birst-­‐year  students  this  fee,  as  long  as  they   can  work  out  the  Binances.  From  a  sustainability  standpoint,  this  fee  presents  no   incentive  to  avoid  driving  to  campus  after  5  during  the  week  or  on  weekends,   which  is  something  the  university  should  be  trying  to  discourage  if  we  want  to  


accomplish our  goal  of  carbon  neutrality  by  2050.    Issues  of  safety  and  seeking  to   make  sure  the  campus  was  accessible  to  all  at  night  were  raised  as  the  main   reasons  for  not  wanting  to  discourage  driving  to  campus  at  night.  Information   was  passed  on  to  help  him  formulate  his  stance  towards  the  plan  in  time  for  the   next  board  of  trustees  meeting.   EAC  had  a  discussion  about  the  positives  and  negatives  of  the  recent   transportation  plan.  Will  also  met  with  Hogan  to  discuss  the  plan.  Overall,  the   consensus  was  that  we  need  to  come  up  with  a  cohesive  constructive  argument   to  give  to  Hogan  so  he  can  speak  on  behalf  of  the  students  at  the  next  Board  of   Trustees  meeting.  That  argument  has  been  boiled  down  to  2  main  points:   1.  We  want  for  this  increase  to  come  with  some  kind  of  visible  and  measurable   addition  of  a  service  to  students.  This  would  not  have  to  be  proportionate  to  the   increased  costs,  but  adding  something  like  the  bike-­‐share  by  increasing  a  fee  by   $1  may  make  the  plan  more  palatable  to  students.   2.  The  transportation  plan  needs  to  be  more  holistic  and  long  term  in  its  vision.   This  plan  is  simply  a  band-­‐aid  solution  that  does  not  think  long-­‐range  with  the   environmental  issues  of  our  school’s  upcoming  carbon  neutrality  in  sight.  It  also   does  not  think  equitably  in  that,  if  we  were  focused  on  making  Carolina  as   equitable  as  possible  we  would  be  doing  everything  we  could  to  limit  cars  on   campus  because  many  people  cannot  afford  to  own  a  car.  

Endowment Transparency

Every year,  UNC  is  assessed  on  how  well  it  is  doing  with  regards  to  sustainability.     In  the  past,  we  have  used  the  Sustainable  Endowments  Institute  Report  Card.     Every  year,  we  have  done  very  well  in  all  categories  but  received  an  F  in   endowment  transparency.    The  UNC  Management  Company,  a  private  company,   manages  our  endowment  and  we  have  very  little  knowledge  as  to  where  money   is  being  invested.    Because  it  is  an  important  part  of  being  sustainable  to  invest  in   sustainable  business,  this  is  a  problem  for  our  report  card  grade.    As  we  are   moving  to  the  AASHE  Stars  report  card,  a  more  speciBic  assessment  that  is   becoming  the  standard  sustainability  report  card  for  Universities,  our  scores  will   continue  to  suffer  because  of  our  lack  of  endowment  transparency.    In  addition,   we  would  like  to  know  that  the  endowments  from  our  University  are  going  into   sound  and  sustainable  business  and  not  funding  unsustainable  practices.   After  speaking  with  members  of  The  Roosevelt  Institute  and  Sierra  Student   Coalition,  we  started  by  helping  them  promote  a  petition  to  raise  awareness  of   the  issue.    The  petition  was  to  ask  the  Chancellor  to  work  with  UNC  Management   Company  to  create  an  advisory  committee  to  make  suggestions  about  what  to   invest  in.    This  would  also  include  a  green  revolving  loan  fund  to  help  support   renewable  projects  at  UNC.    A  revolving  loan  fund  would  provide  money  from   our  endowment  to  invest  in  renewable  energy  and  energy  efBiciency  projects  on   74


campus.  The  money  saved  from  energy  savings  because  of  these  initiatives   would  then  be  invested  back  in  the  endowments.    Several  Universities  all  over   the  country  have  begun  Revolving  Loan  funds,  which  have  been  very  successful   and  proBitable.    After  speaking  with  UNC  energy  management,  they  have   identiBied  several  energy  Bixes  to  improve  efBiciency  or  add  renewable  energy   that  could  be  done  with  a  relatively  small  start  up  fund.    These  Bixes  would  then   save  the  University  thousands  of  dollars  that  could  then  be  added  to  our   endowment.    However,  there  are  roadblocks  that  must  be  dealt  with  regards  to   our  energy  budget  from  the  state,  which  would  decrease  if  we  use  signiBicantly   less  energy,  preventing  that  money  from  being  invested  back  in  the  University.   We  then  brought  the  issue  of  endowment  transparency  and  a  green  revolving   loan  fund  to  Hogan  Medlin.    Chancellor  Thorpe  is  on  the  UNC  Management   Company  Board  and  felt  that  getting  a  meeting  with  him  through  Hogan  would   be  a  good  Birst  step.    Cameron  Smith  and  Jason  Dunn  met  with  Hogan  Medlin,   Paul  Shorkey,  Stewart  Boss,  and  Will  Bondurant  about  endowment  transparency   issues  and  ways  to  move  forward.    The  students  met  with  the  Chancellor  who   agreed  to  the  idea  of  the  green  revolving  loan  fund.  After,  these  students,  as  well   as  Chris  Lazinski  of  the  Roosevelt  Institute,  presented  to  the  Sustainability   Advisory  Committee  (SAC)  about  issues  raised  with  the  Green  Revolving  Loan   Fund  and  endowment  transparency.  They  agreed  to  create  a  task  force  for  the   green  revolving  loan  fund  which  will  be  comprised  of  faculty,  staff,  trustees,  and   interested  students. It  will  take  several  years  and  a  lot  of  work  and  research,  and  we  will  have  to   change  some  state  energy  utility  laws,  but  several  younger  committee  members   have  agreed  to  work  on  this  project  for  the  next  few  years.    

EcoReps

EcoReps is  an  organization  that  began  in  the  summer  of  2010  with  money  from   RESPC  to  fund  two  interns  to  organize  the  program.    It  came  from  meetings  with   energy  management  and  the  sustainability  ofBice  with  students,  including  Sara  M,   last  year.    The  objective  of  the  program  is  to  recruit  Birst  years  and  require  them   to  go  through  a  series  of  trainings  and  tours  that  involve  several  aspects  of   sustainability  at  UNC.    To  be  certiBied  as  an  EcoRep,  these  students  must   complete  certain  requirements  that  give  them  information  about  what  UNC  is   doing  in  the  realm  of  sustainability.    These  students  would  then  be  able  to  teach   other  students  and  staff  through  presentations  and  walking  tours  of  campus.     After  the  interns  organized  a  training  with  approximately  8  Birst  years  in  the  Fall   of  2010,  they  dropper  off  leaving  the  EcoReps  without  much  guidance  to   complete  trainings  and  begin  presentations.    After  speaking  with  Cindy  Shea,   Sara  M.  decided  that  it  may  be  beneBicial  to  incorporate  EcoReps  as  a   subcommittee  of  EAC  in  order  to  provide  guidance  and  get  the  group  off  the   ground.  


Sara M.  had  a  meeting  with  the  current  Ecoreps  to  talk  about  leadership  and   incorporating  Ecoreps  as  a  subcommittee.  Ecoreps,  which  now  consists  of  four   old  members  and  6  new  EAC  members,  has  a  mission  of  learning  about   sustainability  and  how  it  related  to  UNC  and  then  teaching  others  on  campus   about  these  issues.    We  have  split  up  different  aspects  of  sustainability  into   modules  and  each  member  (or  groups  of  two)  will  be  in  charge  of  “teaching”  that   aspect.    This  will  be  done  by  obtaining  educational  material  (ex.  getting   sustainability  materials  from  Brian  Cain)  or  by  setting  up  a  tour  (ex.  Tour  of   cogeneration  facility).    These  “lessons”  will  be  open  to  all  of  EAC  and  will   generally  be  done  during  meeting  times.    This  way,  the  entire  EAC,  who   represents  environmental  affairs  on  campus,  will  have  more  of  an  opportunity  to   be  experts  in  sustainability  on  campus.       The  EcoReps  goal  this  semester,  after  learning  about  each  aspect  of   sustainability,  is  to  create  a  ~10  minute  powerpoint  presentation  about  what   UNC  is  doing  as  far  as  sustainability  and  what  students  can  do  to  get  involved  as   well  as  tips  on  conserving,  recycling,  etc.    Once  done,  they  will  ask  different  non-­‐ environmental  and  environmental  related  student  groups  to  have  about  10   minutes  of  a  groups  meeting  and  begin  going  to  student  group  meetings   throughout  campus.    They  will  present  this  to  students  and  with  their  knowledge   of  sustainability  they  have  acquired  as  Ecoreps,  will  be  able  to  answer  any   questions  the  groups  have.    The  purpose  of  this  is  to  get  involved  students,   especially  those  that  have  no  knowledge  of  sustainability  initiatives  on  campus,   more  interested  in  what  the  university  is  doing  and  to  get  students  thinking   about  the  importance  of  conserving  energy,  recycling,  reducing  carbon  footprint,   etc.   The  EcoReps  contacted  someone  in  each  department  and  plan  on  setting  up  a   tour  or  information  session  in  each  category.  Kierra  Peak  met  with  Sally  Hoyt   (Stormwater  Engineer  and  Manager  for  Non-­‐Potable  Water  Utility).    Nick  met   with  representatives  from  transportation  (Clair  Kane)  and  food  (Meredith   Rountree).    Amberli  visited  the  OWASA  facility.    Ariane,  Sara  M,  and  Emily  Chapin   went  on  a  high  performance  building  tour  with  Brian  Cain.    Cameron  and  several   other  EAC  members  went  on  a  tour  of  the  Cogeneration  Facility  by  members  of   Energy  Management.  

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Publicity

This year,  EAC  worked  to  create  a  stronger  awareness  and  presence  on  campus   so  students  could  have  a  better  idea  of  projects  EAC  is  working  on  if  interested.   We  created  an  EAC  facebook  and  Twitter  account.  We  have  been  tweeting  and   posting  environmental  events  on  campus,  updates  on  our  projects,  and  links  to   our  blog  posts. Facebook:  UNC  Environmental  Affairs Twitter:  UNC_EAC We  have  also  posted  several  blog  posts  for  the  Student  Government  blog. We  are  also  in  the  process  of  creating  a  new  website  and  have  created  a  new  EAC   logo.

Institutional Sustainability/Green Events Throughout the  year,  the  institutional  sustainability  group  sought  to  increase  the   use  and  popularity  of  hosting  green  events,  and  initially  tried  to  look  into  the   chemicals  used  by  UNC  housekeeping  staff.   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  Bind  grants  to  increase  renewable  energy  production   on  campus.    We  had  a  committee  member  contact  UNC  housekeeping,  who   forwarded  him  to  the  sustainability  ofBice,  however  said  committee  member   eventually  dropped  the  committee  due  to  time  constraints  so  this  project   basically  stopped.   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  in  october  so  all  EAC  members   could  obtain  green  events  certiBication.  Within  the  institutional  sustainability   subcommittee  we  also  had  members  contact  a  lot  of  different  student  groups   about  getting  their  leaders  green  event  certiBied.  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.  Overall  the  Green  Event  program   has  gone  has  basically  gone  mainstream,  and  is  quickly  becoming  the  norm,   especially  for  Greek  events.  This  is  very  exciting,  and  we  hope  to  work  on   increasing  green  event  standards  in  the  future  since  students  have  been  so   receptive  to  the  idea  thus  far.


The Co-Chair Perspectives Sara Mishamandani I had  a  blast  working  with  the  Environmental  Affairs  Committee  this  year.      I   really  like  the  collaborative  nature  of  EAC  and  how  we  are  able  to  work  on   multiple  projects  with  several  organizations.  Most  of  our  projects  started   because  of  work  in  other  organizations  or  required  help  by  other  groups  to   accomplish  tasks.    Sitting  on  the  Sustainability  Advisory  Committee  as  well  as   working  with  the  UNC  Sustainability  ofBice  also  allowed  us  to  collaborate  with   staff  and  faculty.    I  was  able  to  learn  a  lot  about  the  environment  and   sustainability  throughout  the  year,  especially  with  regards  to  UNC’s  efforts  to  be   more  sustainable  on  an  administrative  level.    I  also  learned  a  lot  about  the   importance  to  student  participation  in  this  process  and  the  beneBits  of  teaching   students  about  sustainability  initiatives  which,  in  turn,  can  provide  ways  for   them  to  live  more  sustainable.  It  was  interesting  how  goals  changed  throughout   the  year  and  how  opportunities  presented  themselves  beyond  the  Hogan   Administration  platform  points.    Because  of  our  collaboration  efforts,  we  were   able  to  work  on  a  wide  variety  of  projects  and  make  a  lot  of  progress  with   regards  to  environmental  affairs  on  campus.    Our  members  were  creative  and   excited  about  projects  and  being  involved  was  a  lot  of  fun.

Will Leimenstoll Being EAC  co-­‐chair  was  one  of  the  best  experiences  of  my  sophomore  year.  Not   only  did  it  give  me  the  opportunity  to  improve  environmental  issues  on  campus,   but  it  also  gave  me  the  opportunity  to  act  as  a  mentor  for  younger  students  who   were  just  learning  how  to  move  through  the  campus  bureaucracy.  My  proudest   accomplishment  in  this  position  is  getting  Alpine  to  begin  composting  as  well  as   helping  inspire  some  of  our  students  to  make  a  subcommittee  working  on   creating  a  bike-­‐share  program  here  at  UNC. In  addition  I  feel  that  the  co-­‐chair  system  is  extremely  effective  because  it  allows   for  “cross-­‐mentoring”  as  each  co-­‐chair  has  strengths  and  weaknesses.  I  know  for   a  fact  I  could  never  have  accomplished  so  much,  learned  so  much,  or  had  as  much   fun.  We  all  three  were  able  to  use  our  own  strengths  to  accomplish  more  than   any  of  us  could  have  done  alone.  In  addition  I  learned  tremendous  amounts  from   both  Saras,  as  well  as  my  committee  members.  Being  an  EAC  co-­‐chair  has  truly   been  my  favorite  extracurricular  experience  at  UNC,  and  it  is  somewhat   depressing  to  see  it  end.

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Sara Rafalson As the  Administration  comes  to  a  close,  I  am  so  grateful  to  have  had  the   opportunity  to  work  as  the  EAC  co-­‐chair  this  school  year.  I’ve  enjoyed  every   minute  that  I’ve  prioritized  environmentalism  over  my  homework  (and  using   EAC  to  procrastinate  homework).  Serving  as  EAC  co-­‐chair  has  allowed  just  about   every  minute  of  my  school  year  to  be  what  we  call  an  “environmental  geek   moment.”   My  favorite  part  of  EAC  has  been  seeing  the  development  of  our  committee’s   environmental  leaders.  I  feel  so  inspired  by  the  work  that  our  committee   members  have  done  this  semester.  Generally,  our  committee  is  very  young,  and  I   think  it  is  amazing  that  these  students  could  have  such  a  lasting  impact  in  such  a   short  time.  I’m  so  proud  of  all  of  our  hard  work.  This  year  we  were  able  to   accomplish  so  much,  and  I  am  so  impressed  with  our  progress.  Not  only  were  we   able  to  complete  every  platform  point  that  we  sought  to  accomplish,  but  we  were   able  to  channel  our  creativity  into  other  projects  such  as  the  green  revolving  loan   fund  and  the  bike  share.  I  hope  that  our  committee  members  stick  with  student   government,  and  I  can’t  wait  to  hear  about  the  great  things  that  they  do  during   future  administrations. I  think  one  of  the  biggest  lessons  I’ve  learned  in  my  years  in  the  environmental   community  at  UNC  is  just  how  powerful  the  student  voice  is.  In  many  cases,  I   think  students  have  more  of  a  say  than  they  realize,  and  often  an  even  larger  role   than  faculty  and  staff  in  fostering  institutional  change.I  hope  that  students   continue  to  develop  innovate  ideas  at  Carolina  to  truly  think  globally  and  act   locally.  We  really  do  have  the  power  to  make  a  difference.  


Global University McKay Roozen

roozen@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Global  University  committee  is  charged  with  working  with  students  and   administrators  to  enhances  Carolina’s  international  offerings  and  reputation   through  programs  and  policies.  

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  OfBice  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  identiBied  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  alumnus  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.   In  the  second  half  of  the  semester,  we  have  worked  to  identify  a  current   Admissions  Ambassador  who  is  studying  abroad  and  willing  to  participate  in  the   program.  After  locating  such  an  Ambassador  in  Hong  Kong,  we  have  matched   them  up  with  several  alumni  in  the  area  and  they  will  present  to  one  of  the   international  high  schools  this  semester.  

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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  collaborative  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  OfBice  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.  The  Taskforce  has  already  established  a  Gap  Year   Fellowship  which  will  be  run  through  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.  

International Students

In the  spring  semester,  the  committee  has  been  focusing  tremendous  energy  on   international  student  outreach.  After  reaching  out  to  various  groups  on  campus   who  have  a  vested  interest  in  the  international  student  population,  we  began   creating  a  handbook  for  students  to  provide  them  with  more  information  about   UNC  and  life  in  Chapel  Hill.  We  also  held  a  forum  and  sent  out  surveys  to  get  a   better  idea  for  what  students  want  to  see  in  a  handbook.  As  of  March,  we  are  in   the  process  of  writing  and  compiling  all  this  information  and  in  April  we  will   create  a  single  document  that  can  be  viewed  on  prominent  websites  around   campus.  The  committee  is  also  in  the  process  of  creating  a  video  for  international   students.  This  will  give  international  students  a  perspective  on  what  UNC  looks   like  and  what  the  school  is  all  about.  


The Chair Prospective McKay Roozen This semester  has  been  a  successful  one  for  the  Committee  and  we  have  made   tremendous  progress  notably  on  our  international  student  outreach.  I  have   learned  so  much  about  the  needs  of  international  students  and  have  realized  that   they  many  problems  can  be  Bixed  with  a  simple  handbook  or  video.  In  regards  to   the  Admissions  Ambassador  Abroad  program,  I  am  happy  to  see  that  it  has   progressed  to  this  point  and  hope  to  say  that  the  Ambassador  will  be  able  to   present  to  a  school  by  the  end  of  the  year.  I  believe  both  projects  are  extremely   important  to  the  university  and  hope  that  future  co-­‐chairs  will  continue  to  be   their  champions  in  the  future.  

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Greek Affairs Jamison Carpenter jamisoncarpenter@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Barnes kaitlynbarnes10@gmail.com

Overview of Responsibilities The Greek  Affairs  committee  serves  as  a  bridge  between  the  Greek  system  on   campus  and  Student  Government.  In  this  role,  they  help  the  Greek  system   advocate  and  raise  awareness  for  issues  of  importance  and  educate  chapters  on   University  policies  and  concerns.  

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. Having  taken  another  look  at  this  platform  point  in  the  spring,  the  Greek  Affairs   Committee  suggests  that,  once  all  of  the  vacant  positions  in  the  OfBice  of  the   Fraternity  and  Sorority  Life  are  Billed,  this  platform  point  be  reevaluated.  This   platform  point  may  be  necessary  or  desired  under  the  organizational  structure   proposed  by  the  Cooper  Administration  and  thus  the  new  Greek  Affairs  Co-­‐ Chairs  should  seek  to  determine  whether  the  idea  of  having  publicity/ communication  chair  should  be  pursued.

Greek Affairs Committee and Student Legal Services (SLS) team together for responsibility and risk overview—outline legal rights and responsibilities The success  of  the  ‘Know  Your  Rights’  event  that  the  Greek  Affairs  Committee   held  along  with  Student  Legal  Services  created  a  precedent  that  should  be   repeated  in  future  years.  There  are  also  many  different  ways  in  which  the  new   GAC  Co-­‐Chairs  can  improve  this  event  which  include  garnering  more   participation  from  all  4  of  the  Greek  Councils,  teaming  up  with  the  Safety  


Committee in  Student  Government  for  a  more  comprehensive  presentation,  and   making  better  use  of  the  publicity  department  in  the  Events  Planning  OfBice. The  ‘Know  Your  Rights’  Seminar  was  successful  in  large  part  due  to  Dorothy   Bernholz,  Director  of  Student  Legal  Services,  and  one  of  her  colleagues  and   former  local  police  ofBicer  Matt  Sullivan.  Both  Mrs.  Bernholz  and  OfBicer  Sullivan   aided  the  Greek  Affairs  Committee  in  presenting  a  series  of  skits  to  the  Greek   students  in  attendance  that  revealed  common  misconceptions  in  the  students’   belief  of  how  they  should  interact  with  police  and  Alcohol  Law  Enforcement  as   well  as  misconceptions  pertaining  to  their  legal  rights  and  responsibilities.  The   Q&A    session  held  after  the  skits  were  performed  allowed  students  to  directly   ask  Mrs.  Bernholz  and  OfBicer  Sullivan  questions  they  had  about  their  legal  rights   and  was  beneBicial  to  all  in  attendance.    In  an  effort  to  reach  as  many  Greek   students  as  possible,  Kaitlyn  and  Jamison  obtained  funding  to  make  ‘Know  Your   Rights’  wallet-­‐sized  cards  for  all  of  the  representatives  in  attendance  at  the  event   to  distribute  to  their  chapter.  The  cards  listed  the  major  rights  and   responsibilities  of  students  and  outlined  how  students  should  handle  dealing   with  police  if  a  situation  occurs.  Dorothy  Bernholz  was  the  source  of  the   information  that  was  presented  on  the  cards  and  still  possesses  the  remaining   cards  leftover  from  the  event  for  any  students  that  want  them  and  for  Greek   Affairs  Committee  to  reference  again  next  year  in  order  to  reproduce  the  cards. Greek  Week  Implementation   Greek  Week  is  organized  and  implemented  by  the  Greek  Week  Steering   Committee  which  is  selected  by  the  OFSL.  The  Greek  Affairs  Committee  is  still   offering  assistance  to  the  steering  committee  and  has  given  input  on  some  of  the   planned  events  for  the  week.  Since  this  is  only  the  second  year  that  Greek  Week   will  occur  since  it  was  brought  back,  the  steering  committee  seems  to  be  looking   for  ways  on  how  to  improve  Greek  Week.  The  planning  stages  start  during  the   summer  before  Greek  Week  is  to  be  held  and,  although  the  steering  committee   has  not  requested  much  help  from  GAC  this  year,  this  is  an  area  where  the   committee  can  offer  assistance  in  various  manners—including  promoting   participation  from  all  Greek  organizations.

Provide Meeting  and  Advertising  Space  for  Greeks The  Greek  Affairs  Committee  researched  the  needs  of  Greek  organizations  at  the   beginning  of  the  school  year  through  a  survey  and  the  most  common  response   was  additional  meeting  and  advertising  space.  During  the  fall  semester  the  OFSL   84


teamed up  with  Granville  Towers  to  provide  additional  living  and  meeting  space   for  Greek  chapters  without  houses  to  use.    Kaitlyn  and  Jamison  looked  for  ways   that  chapters  could  advertise  their  events,  especially  philanthropic  events,   without  encroaching  upon  the  rights  of  other  students  and  still  reaching  a  large   number  of  students.  With  the  increasing  use  of  social  networking  websites  such   as  Facebook  and  Twitter  to  advertise  for  events,  we  decided  not  to  pursue   Binding  more  physical  space  for  Greek  organizations.  Instead,  we  are  currently   promoting  the  use  of  online  advertising  and  the  use  of  the  ‘Events  Calendar’  page   on  the  website  Student  Government  is  developing  for  this  purpose.

The Co-Chair Perspectives Jamison  Carpenter  and  Kaitlyn  Barnes Despite  the  departure  of  Jenny  Levering  and  Kayte  Frye,  the  Greek  Affairs   Committee  feels  that  it  made  progress  by  coordinating  with  others  to  help   promote  the  Greek  community  in  a  positive  light.  By  holding  the  ‘Know  Your   Rights’  Seminar,  the  GAC  was  able  to  help  students  in  Greek  organizations  stay   safe  and  out  of  legal  trouble  which  is  something  that  has  plagued  the  Greek   community  in  recent  years.  Furthermore,  we  feel  that  providing  assistance  to   other  student  groups  (such  as  the  Safety  Committee)  that  shared  aligned  goals   with  the  GAC  was  beneBicial  to  everyone  involved  and  should  be  continued  in  the   future.    We  would  like  to  stress  the  importance  of  establishing  a  good   relationship  with  the  new  staff  of  the  OFSL  and  seeking  their  guidance  in  how  the   Greek  Affairs  Committee  can  be  most  efBicient  in  helping  Greek  students  with   their  needs.


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

Jagir Patel jagirp@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Multicultural  Affairs  and  Diversity  Outreach  committee  celebrates  and   supports  Carolina’s  diverse  student  body.  In  this  role,  they  put  on  events  and   programs  to  raise  awareness  of  our  societal  diversity  and  push  for  more   inclusive  University  policies.  

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   deBinition   of   diversity  in   order  to  transform   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  created   a   video  with  the   help  of   students  and  the   MADO   committee.  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.  The   Binal  video  was  posted  on  the  MADO  section  of  the   Executive   Brach   website,   MADO’s   new   website,   as   well   as   other   social   media   outlets   such   as   Facebook.

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   86


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   deBinition   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   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. Recap  of  suggestions  for  improvement: •More   publicity:  lots  of  people  who  didn’t  know  about  it  or   hear  about  the   event.  New  ways  to  pub •Securing  more  swipes  in  so  we  have  that  guaranteed  for  people •Making  sure  people  know  what  the  purpose  was  (esp.  freshmen) •Logistics:  having  only  one  section  available.  Was  that  the  most  effective? •Should  try  to   make   Mix   it   Up  day  publicized  annually  like  Oktoberfest   at   Rams  and  Lenoir. •More  facilitators!  In  addition  we  need  to  stress  the  importance  of  creating   multiple  facilitator  training  sessions  well  in  advance  of  the  actual  event

Continue Collaboration with Carolina United. MADO continues   to   support   Carolina   United   and   put   in   a   greater   effort   to   collaborate   with   the   Campus   Connections   committee   of   Carolina   United.   Our   desire   was  to  aid  in  the  efforts  to   continue  the  conversation  from  Carolina  United   back  to  campus.  This  connection  back   to  campus  gives  those  who  were  unable  to   attend  the  opportunity  to  take  a  greater  role  in  the  movement  of  diversity  within   the  Carolina  community.  The  involvement  of   one  of  the  co-­‐chairs,  Wevine  Fidelis,   as  co-­‐coordinator   of   Campus  Connections  has  helped  the   co-­‐chairs  signiBicantly   contribute  in  creating  a  united  Carolina  back  on  campus.


Establish personal connections with representatives of the student organizations that connect most with campus diversity by lending our support to their events This year  our  focus  was   to   not   only   create,  but   maintain  our  collaborations  with   other   organizations   that   work   to   promote   diversity   within   the   campus   community.    This   year  along  with   Campus  Y,  Sangam,  and   Hindu  YUVA   MADO  is   both   facilitating   and   representing   Student   Government   as   the   Binal   co-­‐sponsor   for  the  2011  Holi  Moli  Festival.  In  addition  to   contributing  in  the  planning   stages   MADO  is  also  responsible   for  the  publicity  and  marketing  of  the  event,  which   will   take   place  on  March  18,  2011.  Holi  is   a   South  Asian   spring   festival  celebrated   by   Hindus   and   Sikhs   that   celebrates   the   energy   and   life   of   the   season.   It   also   signiBies  the  general  loosening   of   social  stratiBications,  bringing  together   people   of   all  backgrounds  to  engage  in  a  full-­‐on  celebration  of  colors.  Our  hope  is  to  not   only   ensure   that   Holi   is   an   unforgettable   experience   for   participants,   but   that   participants   are   also   informed   of   the   cultural   and   religious   signiBicance   of   the   celebration.   We   have   also   formed   a   partnership   with   Housing   and   Residential   Education   in   efforts  to   create   a   religious  diversity  initiative   for   next   year.   Our   Religious  Diversity  Initiative  subcommittee   is  working  with  a  couple  of  Resident   Advisors  in  order  to  plan  a  project.   Our  desire  is  that  the   co-­‐chairs  for  next   year   will  continue  to  maintain  MADO’s  involvement  in  these  collaborations. The REALTalk Monologues strives to promote cultural awareness and celebrate the various forms of diversity and experiences within the Carolina community The  REALTalk   Monologues  is  a  show   that  highlights  stories  of  identity  written   by   Carolina  students  and  performed  by  Carolina   students.  The  aim  of  The  REALTalk   Monologues   is   to   bring   real   stories   about   identity   under   the   spotlight   in   an   intimate  and  safe  environment.   Through   the   REALTalk   Monologues   MADO   wants   to   emphasize   that   identity   doesn’t   only   include   race,   religion,   gender,   or   sexuality.   Identity   is   experience,   and  the  purpose   of  the  monologues  is  to   convey  these   experiences.  The  show   will   take   place  in   the  Campus  Y  Faculty  Lounge   at  8:00   p.m.  on  April  14,  2011.  So   far   we  have  advertised  the  event  through  various  media  resources  in  an   effort   to  get   students   to   submit   their   stories   anonymously.   As   a   committee   we   will   then   determine   a   set   number   of  stories   that   we   want   performed   at   the   event.   Since   there   is   a   short   time   between   actors   being   selected   and   the   performance,   we   have   also   contacted   several   theatre   and   spoken   word   organizations   about   providing  members  that  can  serve  as  actors  for  the  event.  In   addition  we  will  also   hold   auditions   for   all   interested   students.   Since   we   were   limited   on   time   our   focus   is   to  produce   a  quality  event   and   have   a  small  intimate   feel.  However   our   hope   is   that   The   REALTalk   Monologues   can   become   an   annual   event   hosted   by   MADO  and  planning  can  begin  earlier  in  the  Birst  semester.

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The Co-Chair Perspective Jagir Patel Looking back   at   the   year,   I   feel  like   I   could   have   done   a   lot   more   with   MADO's   platform  points  and  our   committee.  I  think   what   we  really  could   have  worked  on   this  semester   is  member   attendance  and  participation-­‐-­‐   however,  that  being  said,   I   think   MADO   was   unique   and   creative   in   that   it   took   its   own   initiative   and   followed   its   mission   (promoting   cultural   awareness   and   celebrating   diversity   within   the   Carolina   community)   by  supporting   other   events.   These   events   and   initiative   include   Holi   Moli,   our   video   project   and   the   upcoming   Real   Talk   Monologues.  We  also  began  documenting  the  history  of  MADO  and  archiving  our   meetings   in   a   digital   space:   mado.web.unc.edu.   I   am   personally   most   excited   about   this   endeavor   since   it   will   help   future   MADO   committees   in   planning   events  and  learning  from   past  challenges  and  successes.  I  think  Wevine  and  I  did   a   particularly   awesome   job  in  making  MADO  FUN  and   EXCITING,  something   we   sometimes   lack   in   Student   Government.   There   is   a   place   and   time   for   taking   things  seriously  when  talking   about  issues  in   MADO,   and  I  believe   Wevine   and  I   knew  how  to  guide  conversations  around   this  line.  Finally,  MADO  is  always  close   to   my  heart   so,   whatever   any   platform   dictates,   the   main   purpose   of   MADO  is   forever   and   always   to   provide   a   safe   and   fun   place   for   a   diverse   group   of   individuals  to  meet   weekly  and  discuss  issues  surrounding  multiculturalism  and   diversity.  PEACE.    

Wevine Fidelis I can’t  believe  that  the  year   is  already  coming  to  an  end!  MADO  not   only  provided   me   the   opportunity  to  meet  some   amazing   people   on   our   committee,  but   I  was   also  able  to  learn  so   much  more  about   the  diverse  opportunities  available  within   our   community.  I   feel   like   Jagir  and  I  really   worked  hard  to   turn   our   committee   meeting  into  a  comfortable  environment  where  everyone  felt  completely  free  to   express  themselves  and  their  different  ideas.  We  deBinitely  started  and  ended  the   year   with   a   lot   of   enthusiasm   and   fresh   ideas.   However   if   there   is   one   thing   I   would   suggest   changing   in   the   future   it   would   be   to   delegate   positions   and   organize  committees  early  on   in   the  year.   We   divided   our  committee   into   three   subcommittees,   but   I   feel   that   we   could   have   ensured   commitment   to   the   projects   if   we   gave   some   members   the   opportunity   to   lead   a   subcommittee.   However   overall  I’m  really   proud   of  what  we   did   accomplish  this  year  and  how   dedicated/hard   working   each   and  every   committee   member  was  this   year.  I  feel   like   the   new   events/ideas  that   we   came  up   with  will  deBinitely  help   to  create   a   solid  foundation   for   the  future  co-­‐chairs.  Jagir  and   I  really  encouraged   everyone   to   think   outside   of   the   box   and   bring   something   different   to   the   table.   I   will   honestly   miss   our   meetings/discussions   the   most   and   I   think   the   ability   to   openly  share  your  unique  experiences  with  others  is  what  MADO  is  all  about!  


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. We created  the  website  SAFELINK-­‐  A  TarHeel’s  Link  to  safety  -­‐found  at:   www.unc.edu/studgov/safety.  All  safety  resources  available  for  UNC  students   and  additional  safety  tips  are  compiled  on  this  site.  The  site  will  also  feature   speciBic  concerns,  notiBications  of  recent  risk  conditions,  and  tips/advice   identiBied  and  shared  by  Greek  organizations,  off-­‐campus  authorities,  and  the   Residence  Hall  association  during  interactive  Safety  Forums  we  organized  for  the   end  of  March.  The  content  is  organized  between  information  and  how  to’s  for   “Navigating,  Living,  Talking,  Learning,  Preventing,  Contacting,  and  Warnings!“.   All  information  is  geared  towards  making  students  more  informed  on  the   resources  available  to  them  and  making  these  resources  more  accessible  and   appealing  for  use.  Also,  there  are  “comment”  options  to  allow  students  to   contribute  any  additional  insights  or  concerns  on  each  page.   This  site  will  be  launched  and  publicized  at  our  Safety  Day  on  March  30th.  For   more  information  contact  Meghan  Cannon,  Anya  McDermott,  or  Jerri  Brown.  

Appoint designated go-betweens that relay information between the students and DPS. We communicate  regularly  with  DPS  and  invite  ofBicers  to  meetings  once  a   month.  We  also  organized  forums  to  gather  student  concerns  and  open  the   lines  of  communication.

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Create an arena where contacts between the Greek community and the oncampus community can meet and discuss safety issues that affect both Greek and non-Greek students, particularly in relation to living areas. We  organized  a  Safety  Forum  for  Greek  students  on  Sunday,  March  20th  to  hold   open  dialogue  surrounding  three  main  discussion  points  and  the  future  outlook   of  Greek  safety  considerations.    The  three  discussion  topics  covered  include   having  representative  members  share  recent  experiences  of  theft  or  crime  near   Greek  houses,  concerns  surrounding  safety  of  members  currently  and  those   anticipated  in  the  future,  and  suggestions  for  avoiding  problem  spots  and   situations.    We  will  host  a  Department  of  Public  Safety  OfBicer  to  Bield  relevant   concerns  and  questions,  offer  additional  tips  and  insight  to  students,  and  so  DPS   may  become  further  informed  of  the  issues  as  represented  by  a  student   perspective.   Then  we  will  encourage  “potential  further  conversations”  between  Greek   organizations,  DPS,  and  the  Safety  Committee  following  the  example  set  by  this   initial  Forum.  These  future  discussions  will  be  overseen  and  managed  by  a  Greek   member  from  each  group  appointed  Safety  Representative.  This  representative   will  keep  in  touch  with  other  groups’  safety  person,  be  particularly  mindful  of   their  members  concerns,  and  communicate  such  as  needed  to  keep  all  bodies   informed.  Important  points  discussed  will  be  synthesized  and  written  up  for   publication  on  the  new  Electronic  Template,  SafeLink  so  the  insights  may  be   shared  and  further  acknowledged  by  students. Finally,  we  further  addressed  the  need  for  safety  concerns  to  be  voiced  and   considered  throughout  the  Greek  Community  through  work  with  the  Greek   Affairs  Student  Government  Committee  and  in  presenting  at  the  Greek  All   president's  meeting  on  Monday,  February  28th.  For  more  information  contact   Ben  Badgley,  Kaitlyn  Barnes,  Jamison  Carpenter,  or  Meghan  Cannon.

Construct pathways to collectively report problems and discuss safety and security issues from respective off-campus living communities to both the Chapel Hill and UNC community so that preventative steps can be taken together to avoid violations of safety measures around campus. Particular attention  is  given  to  “living”  tips  on  the  Electronic  Template  (SafeLink)   with  speciBic  considerations  given  for  off-­‐campus  student  situations  and  events.   Complaints  were  compiled  from  attending  Chapel  Hill  community  watch   meetings  and  discussing  off-­‐campus  concerns  with  crime  prevention  Chapel  Hill   police  ofBicers  within  various  districts  with  highly  concentrated  student   populations.  


Further, we  have  contacted  the  Town  of  Chapel  Hill  police  department  about   crimes  in  the  immediate  off-­‐campus  area  to  facilitate  open  communication  and   future  reporting  utilizing  SafeLink.  The  compilation  of  all  Bindings  on  SafeLink   allows  for  community  reference  and  individual  preventative  steps  to  be  taken.   Overall,  students’  being  more  informed  and  aware  ensures  a  safer  Carolina   experience  even  off  main  campus.  

Establish a Community Government officer that deals specifically with the enhancement of safety and security within each residence hall community. Initiate dialogue between advocates for Residence Hall safety to inform and encourage acknowledgement of the necessary considerations currently taken and that should be taken for enhanced residents’ safety. We organized  a  Safety  Forum  for  the  Resident  Hall  Association  on  Sunday,   March  27th  to  hold  open  dialogue  between  some  representative  dorm  Resident   Advisors  and  Community  Government  members.  The  topics  will  surround   recent  experiences  the  students  have  experienced  with  regard  to  jeopardized   safety,  concerns  they  have  currently  and  anticipated  in  the  future,  and  tips/ advice  for  each  other  based  on  the  issues  discussed  and  others’  familiarity.  We   will  host  a  Department  of  Public  Safety  OfBicer  to  Bield  relevant  concerns  and   questions,  offer  additional  tips  and  insight  to  students,  and  so  DPS  may  become   further  informed  on  the  issues  as  represented  by  a  student  resident   perspective.   Also,  current  situation  analysis  will  be  held  with  extrapolation  of  how  safe   residents  currently  feel,  whether  they  are  satisBied  with  the  communication  of   crimes  that  occur  in  dorms  and  how  their  concerns  and  complaints  are   currently  heard,  and  whether  they  feel  informed  with  what  process  should  be   taken  in  the  event  of  a  crime  in  dorms.   Finally,  going  forward,  Community  Governments  will  encourage  a  Safety   Representative  OfBicer  position  within  each  individual  dorm  executive  board   framework.  This  representative  would  compile  concerns  and  communicate   with  the  Safety  committee  and  other  dorm  Safety  Representatives.  For  more   information  contact  Brian  Harris  or  Corvis  Richardson,  our  Birst  Community   Government  Safety  Representative.

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Encourage the participation of "peer educators" to filter information to the entire student body rather than just a select few liaisons.

We planned  a  quad  day  for  March  30th  in  order  to  Bilter  information  to  as  much   of  the  student  body  as  possible.  The  purpose  of  the  Safety  Day  is  to  register   students  for  Smart  911,  distribute  pertinent  and  relevant  safety  information,   and  provide  them  with  an  opportunity  to  meet  some  DPS  ofBicers  and  discuss   views  on  public  safety.  The  Safety  Day  will  also  give  them  an  opportunity  to   sign  up  for  self-­‐defense  classes  run  by  DPS. We  have  identiBied  the  Male  Allies  Program  as  a  potential  next  step  to  take   against  violence.  The  goal  is  to  set  boundaries  and  encourage  conversation   throughout  campus  to  avoid  situations  where  violations  or  abuse  could  occur.   The  results  from  such  a  program  can  be  used  by  the  Department  of  Public   Safety  and  the  University’s  knowledge  in  policy  making.  As  a  committee  we   have  begun  conversations  that  will  lay  the  framework  for  such  a  program,   which  if  it  is  to  be  successful  will  have  to  be  planned  and  implemented  over  the   course  of  more  than  one  administration.

We also  believe  that  utilizing  our  current  resources  is  an  excellent  way  of   strengthening  the  Carolina  community,  speciBically  with  regards  to  the  creation   of  a  support  network  among  peers.    The  committee  has  promoted  monthly   Helping  Advocates  for  Violence  Ending  Now  (HAVEN)  and  Safe  Zone  trainings   sponsored  by  Student  Government,  in  cooperation  with  the  Department  of   Public  Safety  and  Campus  Health  Services.


The Co-Chair Perspective Meghan Cannon I look  forward  to  the  launch  of  SafeLink  and  for  our  Safety  Day  on  March  30th  to   effectively  consolidate  all  Public  Safety  Committee  initiatives  and  hard  work  for   this  year.  Plentiful  primary  research  and  interaction  between  various  bodies  has   led  to  insightful  conclusions  on  safe  practices  to  which  TarHeels  will  have  access   via  SafeLink.    Working  with  various  other  organizations  through  which  safety  is  a   mutual  priority  has  been  rewarding.  I  truly  believe  that  coordinating  efforts  and   sharing  concerns,  experiences,  and  advice  within  the  UNC  community  will  help   each  of  us  become  more  informed  and,  in  so  doing,  ensures  a  safer  Carolina   experience  for  all  students.  This  priority  transcends  all  work  completed  this  year.   Especially  through  SafeLink,  our  primary  goal  is  attempting  to  make  students   aware  of  all  available  resources  and  insights  while  transforming  them  into  more   accessible  and  appealing  options  for  use.

Calvin Lewis We have  had  an  outstanding  year  so  far.    While  all  of  the  work  we  have  done  isn’t   as  solid  as  we  would  have  hoped,  I  do  believe  that  we  have  taken  a  step  in  the   right  direction.  An  example  of  which  is  the  Male  Allies  Program.  Though  it  does   not  consist  of  a  physical  body  of  students,  we  have  talked  with  administrators   and  student  leaders  to  try  and  gather  what  Male  Allies  should  look  like.  I  have  no   doubt  that  in  passing  it  to  the  next  administration,  we  will  see  more  work  done   with  making  this  program  a  reality.

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Public Service and Advocacy Ashley Patton

anpatton@email.unc.edu

Will Thomason

williamhthomason@gmail.com

Overview of Responsibilities The Public  Service  and  Advocacy  committee  serves  to  bring  together  Carolina’s   diverse  public  service  community  in  a  manner  that  raises  awareness  and   encourages  student  involvement.  

Committee Progress NCSSM Food Drive This past  year  we  have  been  collaborating  with  the  North  Carolina  School  and   Science  and  Math  to  help  them  attain  their  goal  of  beating  the  Guinness  Book  of   World  Records  record  for  the  largest  24-­‐hour  food  drive  at  a  single  location.  One   of  our  Committee  Members,  Hunter  Bryson,  travelled  between  UNC  and  NCSSM   to  continue  showing  our  support.  On  campus,  we  helped  raise  awareness  and   worked  with  local  businesses  to  get  them  involved.  This  event  was  held  on  March   5  and  beat  the  current  Guinness  record  by  colleting  559,885  lbs.  of  food.

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  Binding  that  the  majority  of  campus   organizations  have  a  service  aspect  to  them!  We  held  the  Birst  Service   Organization  Collaboration  Assembly  in  mid-­‐November,  and  there  were   representatives  there  from  over  15  different  groups.  We  held  another  collab   event  in  February.  We  continue  to  be  excited  for  the  productivity,  collaboration,   and  effectiveness  of  this  important  event,  and  we  think  this  is  something  that   should  continue  next  year  and  we

Service Event at C-TOPS One of  our  committee  members,  Kira  Lumsden,  has  been  working  on  this   platform  point  and  contacting  the  OfBice  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 making  headway  on  this  project,  we  learned  that  the  Ronald  McDonald   House  no  longer  participates  in  this  program.  We  discussed  alternatives  to  send   tabs  to  but  unfortunately  did  not  Bind  any  feasible  ones.  We  decided  to   discontinue  this  project  and  focus  energies  elsewhere.  

Brown Bag Lunch Series We decided  to  discontinue  this  series  for  the  semester  in  order  to  focus  our   manpower  in  other  places.  We  have  agreed  to  work  with  Build  a  Block,  a  project   of  Habitat  of  Humanity,  to  do  a  sort  of  discussion  like  we  did  in  Brown  Bag  Series.

Participate Actively in the Build a Block Campaign This April  we  are  co-­‐hosting  a  discussion  with  Build  a  Block  during  their  Act   Speak  Build  advocacy  week  in  order  to  discuss  issues  particular  to  Habitat  for   Humanity.  This  may  include  looking  at  the  role  poverty  plays  in  our  community,   housing  in  the  area,  or  the  experiences  that  builders  have  had  and  the  role  that   they  can  continue  to  play.    Ultimately  we  hope  to  address  everything  from  a   livable  wage  paid  to  UNC  employees  to  affordable  housing  and  cultural   differences  and  think  about  the  reasons  why  we  need  to  build  these  houses  for   UNC  employees.  The  exact  topics  of  the  discussion,  however,  have  not  yet  been   decided.  We  have  gotten  the  support  of  Chapel  Hill  Mayor  Mark  Kleinschmidt.

Disaster Relief Disaster relief  is  a  subject  that  PSAC  has  always  worked  with  on  and  off   throughout  this  committee’s  creation.  While  we  have  not  done  a  lot  of  work  with   it  this  year,  after  the  earthquake  and  tsunamis  throughout  Japan  we  have   decided  to  help  support  current  UNC  relief  organizations  and  provide  our   support.  We  are  currently  collaborating  with  the  organization  Extended  Disaster   Relief  to  set  up  advocacy  and  aid  events  throughout  campus.

Public Service Scholarship We are  currently  working  to  be  able  to  secure  funding  for  an  award  given  to  a   senior  dedicated  to  public  service.  The  money  will  be  given  to  the  on-­‐campus   organization  of  their  choice.  We  have  talked  with  several  area  businesses  about   having  beneBit  nights  in  order  to  raise  money.  We  are  going  to  use  our   nomination  form  from  last  year  in  order  to  attain  our  potential  recipient.    This   will  award  someone  who  we  Bind  to  be  doing  great  work  in  service  in  the   community  and  beyond.

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Address Local Hunger and Homelessness In addition  to  the  Food  Drive,  we  have  been  sharing  information  and  advocating   for  the  IFC  Shelter  Relocation,  which  is  making  headway  into  construction.  There   is  a  Town  Meeting  on  March  21  that  some  of  us  plan  to  go  to,  in  order  to  lobby  for   the  better  treatment  and  better  facilities  for  our  local  homeless  population.

The Co-Chair Perspective Ashley Patton I have  had  an  amazing  year  with  PSAC.  I  believe  that  we  have  done  many   amazing  things,  such  as  Binally  providing  a  forum  for  different  public  service   groups  to  collaborate  in  one  place,  awarding  service  scholarships  to  students   who  display  great  commitment  to  service,  and  working  with  other  groups   (such  as  Build  a  Block,  C-­‐Tops,  and  NCSSM)  in  order  to  support  other   organizations.  I  believe  that  PSAC  is  a  great  way  for  the  student  government  to   show  its  commitment  to  the  Carolina  Way,  providing  service.  With  this  said,  I   really  hope  that  PSAC  is  able  to  further  expand  the  role  that  it  plays.  I  believe   that  not  many  people  know  of  the  work  that  PSAC  is  doing  throughout  the   campus  and  community.  I  also  believe  that  this  committee  often  spreads  itself   really  thin  within  many  different  projects  and  members  tend  to  become   overwhelmed  and  lose  their  interest.  To  the  Cooper  administration,  I  would   suggest  that  future  committee  co-­‐chairs  pick  speciBic  projects  with  which  to   work  on.  Also,  project  delegation  to  committee  members  helps  to  ensure   commitment.  Will  and  I  have  learned  that  when  members  feel  they  are  playing   a  powerful  role,  they  will  continue  their  hard  work  and  dedication.

Will Thomason This year  has  been  a  great  one  in  PSAC,  with  a  lot  of  learning  opportunities  and   many  creative  ways  in  which  we  have  been  able  to  serve  the  community.  We   have  been  able  to  connect  and  collaborate  with  groups  from  all  over  campus   and  around  the  state  to  encourage  a  culture  of  continued  collaborative  and   interactive  public  service  at  Carolina.  I  am  proud  of  the  work  that  the   committee  has  done,  and  the  way  in  which  Ashley  and  I  have  been  able  to  work   together  to  improve  the  Public  Service  atmosphere  on  UNC’s  campus.


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

Overview of Responsibilities The Outreach  Community  is  responsible  for  ensuring  Student  Government  is   doing  all  it  can  to  reach  out  and  connect  with  the  Carolina  community.  

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  Birst  and  almost  only  focus— has  morphed  into  something  very  different  than  what  was  Birst  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)  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  is  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  Bilmed  the  Birst  version  of  an   introduction.   However,  after  October  the  Outreach/STV  project  dissolved  for  multiple  reasons.   Clay  formally  resigned  as  the  Co-­‐Chair  so  the  committee  had  difBiculty   maintaining  its  vision.  There  was  some  confusion  with  working  with  STV   because  a  project  with  Student  Government  was  already  in  the  works.  Once   Caitlin  and  Clay  learned  that  the  project  was  already  being  put  into  effect  the   committee  was  left  with  no  guidance.  

Conduct focus groups with a wide cross-section of the Student Body to investigate how students find out about events/campus organizations a This  was  another  project  that  appeared  allocated  to  another  committee.  The  PR   committee  of  Student  Government  managed  the  student  surveys  and  input   throughout  the  year.  With  the  creation  of  the  PR  committee  this  past  year,  the   Outreach  committee  has  had  undeBined  platform  goals,  making  it  difBicult  to   98


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The 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   social  networks,  painting  cubes,  and  passing  out  Blyers.  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.   With  the  year  coming  to  a  conclusion  I  look  back  on  the  extension  of  the   Outreach  Committee  this  year  as  unnecessary.  From  the  beginning  our  platform   goals  were  similar  to  last  year’s,  very  vague,  and  allocated  to  other  Executive   Branch  committees.  Our  Birst  problem  was  the  recruitment  of  committee   members.  The  majority  of  our  applicants  receive  acceptance  to  the  PR  committee   so  many  did  not  recognize  the  difference  between  the  two  (2)  committees.  Clay   and  I  tried  to  head  up  projects  on  our  own,  our  Birst  being  the  STV/Student   Government  collaboration,  but  we  ran  into  major  problems.  The  main  deterrent   was  that  the  Student  Body  Secretary  and  his  Executive  Assistants  were  also   working  with  STV  on  an  almost  identical  project.  This  was  not  realized  until  we   all  met,  but  Clay  and  I  quickly  Bigured  out  that  other  program  being  organized   was  further  along.   The  other  project  the  Outreach  Committee  was  issued  in  the  platform  was  to   survey  students  through  focus  groups  in  order  to  determine  more  effective   publicity  avenues.  Unfortunately  this  is  one  of  the  main  responsibilities  of  the  PR   Committee  who  has  been  extremely  successful  since  their  creation  last  year.  I   truly  believe  that  with  the  creation  of  the  speciBic  PR  team  for  Student   Government  that  the  Outreach  Committee  is  no  longer  needed.  I  would  suggest   that  an  Outreach  liaison  between  Student  Congress  and  Student  Government.   This  person  could  either  be  in  charge  of  organizing  socials  between  the  two   sectors  or  strictly  be  responsible  for  keeping  the  communication  between  the   two  Blowing.  I  think  a  sole  position  would  be  more  effective  rather  than  an  entire   committee  that  lacks  a  true  deBinition  within  Student  Government.    


Student Life Olivia Hammill

ohammill@email.unc.edu

Taylor Mercado

tmercado@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Student  Life  Committee  is  dedicated  to  informing  students  about  all  of  the   wonderful  opportunities  Carolina  has  to  offer.  We  highlight  student   organizations  and  plan  events  that  foster  an  amazing  Carolina  experience  for   each  and  every  Tar  Heel.

Committee Progress Organize Fall Fest by student organization type 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  dark  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  Birst  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   e-­‐mailed  students  the  Friday  before  Fall  Fest  directing  them  to  a  website   designed  speciBically  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.

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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. Alexandra Cruz,  a  member  of  our  committee,  served  as  a  liaison  between  the   Student  Life  and  Technology  &  Web  Services  Committees.  She  attended  weekly   meetings  for  both  committees  and  reported  back  each  week  with  information.   One  resource  the  committees  were  particularly  excited  about  was  the   introduction  of  CollegiateLink.  Our  efforts  focused  on  ways  to  educate  students   about  CollegiateLink  once  the  program  ofBicially  launched.  

Increase education regarding the use of online resources, such as CollegiateLink, to aid organizations in their success. As mentioned  above,  Alexandra  worked  extensively  with  CollegiateLink.  She   provided  a  training  session  for  our  committee,  educating  our  members  on  the   intricacies  of  the  program.  Committee  members  made  proBiles  on  the  site  and   explored  it,  determining  how  it  could  best  serve  other  groups  they  were   involved  in.  We  were  not  able  to  do  as  much  outreach  as  initially  anticipated   because  of  setbacks  with  CollegiateLink,  but  our  committee  members  have  a   Birm  grasp  on  how  to  use  the  program  and  are  able  to  take  their  knowledge  to   the  greater  campus  community.

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 used  Carolina  Leadership  Development’s  large  cardboard  cut-­‐out  of  Hogan   and  walked  around  the  Pit  soliciting  feedback  from  students.  Students  wrote   their  ideas  and  suggestions  on  post-­‐it  notes,  then  posted  the  notes  on  the  cut-­‐ out.  We  divided  feedback  from  students  into  three  categories:  things  that  are   already  in  progress  or  are  feasible,  things  that  are  potentially  feasible,  and   things  that  are  probably  not  feasible.  In  terms  of  things  that  are  already  in  progress  or  are  feasible,  some  suggestions   included  weekly  video  addresses  by  Hogan,  the  ability  to  access  credits  earned,   grade  history,  and  GPA  on  ConnectCarolina,  and  the  implementation  of  a   recycling  program  in  Granville.  Items  that  were  potentially  feasible  included   offering  more  social  and  cultural  events,  providing  more  publicity  for  campus   events,  and  adding  more  cubes  on  campus.  Suggestions  that  were  probably  not   feasible  included  ending  all  8  a.m.  classes  and  recitations  and  canceling  all   Friday  classes.  This  project  was  fun  in  that  it  did  bring  Student  Government  out   to  where  students  are,  but  it  could  be  expanded  in  the  future  to  be  more   productive  and  perhaps  more  publicized.


We also  created  a  subcommittee  entitled  Organization  Outreach.  The  purpose  of   this  subcommittee  was  to  act  as  a  liaison  between  Student  Government  and   campus  organizations  in  an  effort  to  increase  publicity  and  student  involvement   across  campus.  This  subcommittee  was  in  charge  of  updating  the  “Organization   of  the  Week”  feature  on  the  Student  Life  tab  of  the  Student  Government  website.   Since  this  subcommittee  was  working  on  a  completely  new  project,  we  gave  its   members  freedom  to  come  up  with  other  ideas  for  increasing  organization   awareness.  The  members  of  the  subcommittee  were  particularly  interested  in   creating  an  organization  search  engine  on  the  Student  Government  website  on   which  students  could  input  their  interests  and  then  receive  a  list  of  student   organizations  that  matched  those  interests.  CollegiateLink  provides  a  feature   that  is  very  similar  to  this,  so  subcommittee  members  provided  feedback  and   ideas  for  improving  this  option  during  the  CollegiateLink  training  session.   In  addition,  we  co-­‐sponsored  a  grant  writing  workshop  with  Michelle  Rugel,   director  of  development  for  the  Campus  Y.  This  event  gave  students  information   on  the  different  parts  of  grant  proposals,  how  to  make  an  event  successful  and   sustainable,  and  how  to  write  a  successful  grant  proposal.

Student Life looks forward to taking Carolina Marketplace to a larger, more publicized level. Hogan will host 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  later  this  year,  we  decided  to  host  one   Carolina  Marketplace  spanning  over  either  two  or  three  weeks  second  semester   to  allow  for  a  more  inclusive  and  successful  event.  There  was  a  subcommittee   dedicated  to  this  project,  and  members  of  this  subcommittee  drafted  e-­‐mails  to   send  out  to  campus  organizations  to  gauge  their  interest  in  participating.   However,  after  evaluating  the  project’s  potential  for  success  and  its  overall   impact  on  the  Carolina  community,  we  decided  not  to  host  it.  Carolina   Marketplace  is  a  good  idea,  but  its  overall  purpose  and  mission  need  to  be  more   clearly  deBined  in  order  for  it  to  be  successful.  Hosting  mini-­‐Fall  Fests  has  not   been  successful  in  recent  years,  and  student  organizations  already  publicize   their  own  events  in  the  Pit  on  a  daily  basis.  We  brainstormed  ways  to  revamp   the  event  for  the  future  and  thought  that  holding  a  showcase  for  organizations   where  they  could  display  their  projects  and  accomplishments  would  not  only   increase  student  awareness  of  different  groups,  but  also  recognize  and   celebrate  the  great  work  so  many  students  groups  do  every  year.  

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Work with Career Services to better organize and facilitate the Career Services Fair. Collaborate on advertisement, feedback, and event management. We  created  a  subcommittee  focused  on  Career  Services,  and  through  this   subcommittee,  we  were  able  to  establish  relationships  with  Ray  Angle,  Director   of  Career  Services,  and  Tim  Stiles,  Associate  Director  of  Career  Services.   Members  of  the  subcommittee  met  with  the  directors  to  discuss  services  UCS   provides,  different  events  they  put  on,  and  why  some  events  are  more   successful  than  others.  Mr.  Angle  and  Mr.  Stiles  came  to  a  Student  Life  meeting   and  lead  a  discussion  on  ways  to  increase  student  participation  in  UCS  events,   including  ways  to  best  organize  and  publicize  those  programs.  In  addition,  a   representative  from  Career  Services  gave  a  presentation  on  networking  during   Carolina  Men’s  Networking  Night.

Host the Second Annual Carolina Men’s Networking Night. Carolina  Men’s  Networking  Night  was  an  initiative  started  under  the  Jones   Administration  to  give  male  students  the  opportunity  to  network  with  one   another  and  distinguished  professors  and  alumni.  The  event  proved  to  be   successful  its  Birst  year,  so  our  committee  decided  to  continue  it  this  year.   Unfortunately,  we  ran  in  to  a  number  of  road  blocks  along  the  way,  and  due  to   a  number  of  unforeseen  circumstances,  we  ultimately  chose  to  cancel  the   event.  We  had  reserved  the  Great  Hall  and  booked  ten  distinguished  guests,   including  Dean  Blackburn,  Assistant  Dean  of  Students,  Josmell  Perez,  Director   of  Carolina  Latina/o  Collaborative,  and  Rick  Steinbacher,  Assistant  Athletic   Director,  and  scheduled  someone  from  University  Career  Services  to  do  a   presentation  on  networking.  However,  though  we  were  able  to  secure  $200  in   funding  from  RHA,  we  had  a  difBicult  time  gathering  enough  funding  for  food   and  other  miscellaneous  items.  In  addition,  after  inviting  more  than  ten   people,  we  were  unable  to  Bind  a  guest  speaker  who  would  give  a  keynote   address.  Finally,  the  UNC  men’s  basketball  team  reached  the  Elite  8  in  the   NCAA  Tournament  and  the  game  to  determine  whether  or  not  they  would   advance  to  the  Final  Four  was  scheduled  to  take  place  at  5:05  p.m.,  ten   minutes  before  our  guests  were  supposed  to  arrive.  Though  it  was   disappointing,  canceling  the  event  was  the  right  decision.


The Co-Chair Perspective Olivia Hammill My experience  with  Student  Life  has  been  rewarding  and  eye-­‐opening.  Planning   events  is  sometimes  easier  said  than  done,  and  though  we  faced  a  few   challenges  along  the  way,  we  were  able  to  accomplish  most  of  what  we  wanted   to  this  year.  Our  committee  members  were  not  only  passionate  and  motivated,   but  dedicated  to  improving  the  student  life  experience  at  UNC  as  well,  making   our  work  that  much  more  enjoyable.  By  the  end  of  the  year,  Taylor  and  I   established  both  working  relationships  and  friendships  with  our  committee   members,  fostering  a  sense  of  group  cohesion  that  made  working  on  our   projects  more  effective  and  efBicient.  I  hope  to  see  some  of  our  efforts  continued   into  the  future,  and  I  look  forward  to  the  introduction  of  new  and  innovative   projects.  It  has  been  my  honor  to  serve  as  a  co-­‐chair  of  this  committee,  and  I   cannot  wait  to  see  how  it  evolves.  

Taylor Mercado Working with  Student  Life  and  Olivia  this  year  was  such  an  awesome  learning   and  growing  experience  for  me.  I  can  proudly  say  that,  even  though  there  were   many  challenges,  such  as  having  to  cancel  an  event,  and  rough  patches   throughout  the  year,  I  have  come  out  learning  so  much  about  myself  as  a  leader,   as  a  friend,  and  as  a  person  in  general.  I  can  proudly  claim  that  I  have  formed   some  friendships  and  relationships  with  both  my  Co-­‐Chair  and  with  my   committee  members  throughout  this  process  and  that  I  have  learned  some   ridiculously  valuable  lessons.  For  instance,  I  have  learned  that  time  is  a  virtue   and  that  no  matter  how  far  ahead  you  may  think  you  are  in  planning  ahead,  you   are  already  ten  steps  behind.  I  owe  a  lot  to  this  experience  and  I  am  so  proud  of   what  our  committee  has  accomplished  and  look  forward  to  seeing  how  this   committee  grows  in  the  upcoming  administration.

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Technology & Web Services techandweb@unc.edu

Max Beckman-Harned

macmaxbh@email.unc.edu

Ben Hawks

bhawks@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Technology  and  Web  Services  Committee  advocates  for  the  interest  of   students  with  IT  administrators  and  works  to  improve  existing  technological   services  through  support  and  education,  as  well  as  providing  sound   technological  advice  to  student  organizations  and  Student  Government.

Committee Progress Hogan 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  Blyer,  which  can  be  found  at  http://www.unc.edu/studgov/ techBlyer,  to  highlight  the  most  valuable  of  these  resources.   ITS  funded  the  printing  of  the  Binished  Blyer  and  the  RAM  Shop  distributed  it  to   every  incoming  undergraduate  at  CTOPS.  The  Blyer  has  also  been  distributed  to   Cabinet  and  every  RA  in  Housing,  and  was  made  the  focus  of  at  least  one  ResNET   presentation.  The  Blyer  was  also  disbursed  through  Student  Congress   representatives  to  different  areas  of  campus. 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.   On  March  1st,  a  representative  from  our  committee  visited  the  GPSF  senate  to   share  the  Blyer  with  graduate  student  representatives.    In  addition  to  sharing   information  about  free  tech  resources  with  these  representatives  as  well  as   encouraging  them  to  publish  the  Blyer,  we  also  took  feedback  about  revisions  to   be  made  to  the  Blyer. The  Tech  and  Web  committee  is  currently  evaluating  other  methods  of   distributing  the  Blyer,  particularly  to  graduate  students,  and  will  soon  begin  the   Blyer  revision  process.  


Hogan 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.    To  this  end,  the  CCI  program  has  engaged  in  negotiations  with  Apple   and  Apple  laptops  will  now  be  offered  through  the  CCI  program.   ITS-­‐Help  student  walk-­‐in  staff  have  undergone  Apple  Laptop  support  training  so   that  they  will  be  better  be  able  to  assist  students  with  troubleshooting  issues   with  Apple  products.  In  addition,  ITRC  staff  is  being  trained  to  do  physical  repair   of  Apple  laptops.  

The committee will continue to provide individual website training and support to student organizations. We have  continued  our  twice-­‐weekly  ofBice  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  uncover  and  Bix   problems  while  planning  for  the  future  of  AFS  space  and  Joomla!  websites  with   the  release  of  CollegiateLink.  The  Committee  has  received  a  test  CollegiateLink   website,  and  after  attending  an  information  session  sponsored  by  CollegiateLink,   we  have  been  playing  around  with  all  of  the  features  the  website  offers,  including   but  not  limited  to  an  elections  feature  that  has  potential  to  be  used  on  a  wider   scale  throughout  the  university  and  a  calendar  function  that  could  efBiciently   keep  the  student  body  updated  on  every  event/meeting  of  most  of  UNC’s   organizations.  From  here,  we  expect  to  continue  learning  more  about  the  website   and  how  it  works,  and  hopefully  it  will  be  successfully  integrated  into  the  student   body  within  the  next  year  or  two.      

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.  

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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. Over the  past  year,  the  ConnectCarolina  team  has  been  very  busy.  While  the   registration  and  student  Binancials  components  of  the  system  were  released  in   Spring  2010,  this  fall  brought  grades  and  transcripts  into  ConnectCarolina.    For   the  Birst  time,  faculty  submitted  their  grades  electronically,  an  impressive   technological  milestone  for  the  university.  This  semester,  advising,  degree  audit   (labeled  “Tar  Heel  Tracker”)  and  a  GPA  Calculator  were  released,  Binishing  the   initial  roll-­‐out  of  the  student-­‐facing  portions  of  ConnectCarolina.  Student  Central   was  completely  deactivated  this  February,  and  all  online  student  information  is   now  found  in  ConnectCarolina.  Throughout  this  roll-­‐out  process,  the  Tech  and   Web  committee  has  worked  to  be  available  and  helpful  to  the  ConnectCarolina   team,  providing  input,  feedback,  and  testing  as  needed.  Some  of  the  features,   including  degree  audit,  are  only  currently  available  for  a  limited  subsection  of   students,  but  over  time  this  gap  will  decrease  due  to  the  departure  of   undergraduates  not  covered  by  the  new  system  and  as  the  ConnectCarolina  team   adds  additional  support  for  graduate  programs.  Throughout  t Due  to  the  completion  of  the  initial  implementation,  the  ConnectCarolina   governance  structure  has  changed.  The  initial  representative  committees  were   merged  into  a  public  Users  Forum,  which  is  responsible  for  gathering  input  and   suggestions  from  the  campus  community  and  making  recommendations  for   changes  to  the  new  ITS  governance  committee  in  charge  of  the  Enterprise   Applications  division  (which  includes  ConnectCarolina),  the  Enterprise   Applications  Coordinating  Committee  (EACC).   The  Tech  and  Web  committee  felt  the  best  way  to  improve  the  ConnectCarolina   system  is  to  widely  survey  the  student  body,  soliciting  and  ranking  feedback  in   an  open  and  fair  manner.  To  this  end,  we  created  a  feedback  forum  on  the   UserVoice.com  platform  letting  students  make  suggestions  to  improve  the   system  as  well  as  ranking  the  suggestions  made  by  others;  and  have  attempted  to   comment  and  respond  to  the  suggestions  made,  relating  any  progress  made  on   the  suggestion.  The  page  was  very  well  received  by  the  Users  Forum  and  has   been  expanded  to  become  the  ofBicial  feedback  mechanism  for  the  Users  Forum,   containing  forums  for  student,  faculty,  and  staff  feedback.  The  Tech  and  Web   committee  is  continuing  to  offer  technical  support  for  the  Users  Forum  and  is   currently  creating  website  for  the  Forum  using  OASIS’  Digital  Commons   platform.  


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  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  Birst  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  Bind  the  best  method  to  publish  this  list,  so  that   students  can  be  aware  of  what  is  available  to  them.

Ad-Hoc Projects HeelMail Last year  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  Live@edu,  which  has  been  relabeled  HeelMail,  will   provide  students  with  a  much  more  powerful,  comprehensive  set  of  services   going  above  and  beyond  simple  email.    Nevertheless,  Student  Government  is   committed  to  ensuring  that  the  system  provided  to  students,  as  well  as  the   transition  process  itself,  are  what  best  Bit  the  needs  of  the  student  body. To  this  end,  Tech  and  Web,  in  coordination  with  the  PR  team,  has  been  involved   in  weekly  meetings  with  ITS  about  the  HeelMail  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  beneBit  students.     Additionally,  we  act  as  a  liaison  between  ITS  and  the  Executive  Board  of  Student   Government  for  when  an  ofBicial  student  opinion  is  needed. On  February  25,  all  of  the  issues  hindering  the  beginning  of  rolling  out  HeelMail   to  students  had  been  resolved.    On  March  3,  ITS  began  its  early  adopters  program   for  HeelMail.    This  program  will  continue  throughout  March,  and  the  service  will   be  opened  for  opt-­‐in  to  all  students  this  April. 108


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  reBlect  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.  

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

Student Government Website Assistance The Tech  and  Web  committee  has  responded  to  requests  from  the   Environmental  Affairs  Committee  and  the  Public  Safety  Committee  for  website   assistance.  The  Environmental  Affairs  Committee  wished  to  move  from  a  Google   Site,  and  the  Public  Safety  Committee  wanted  to  create  a  site  aggregating  safety   resources  from  around  campus.  Max  set  up  Digital  Commons  websites  for  both   groups  and  showed  them  how  to  operate  the  site;  answering  their  questions.  


Student Technology Advisory Board restructuring Akin to  Tech  and  Web’s  goal  to  publicize  technological  resources  to  the  student   body  is  the  process  of  coordinating  students  across  campus  who  are  involved   with  IT  policy  so  we  can  learn  quickly  of  new  resources  and  disseminate  the   information  effectively.  While  strong  leadership  from  the  Tech  and  Web   committee  has  served  this  role  the  past  Bive  years,  we  feel  that  more  concrete   structure  is  needed  to  insure  the  future  of  student  IT  coordination  is  strong.  To   this  end,  we  proposed  the  creation  of  a  new  student  committee  consisting  of  all   students  who  work  on  IT  policy  (and  related  groups,  such  as  the  PR  Team  and   Academic  Affairs  committee)  with  the  goal  of  sharing  information,  providing   support  to  each  other,  and  encouraging  campus  IT  groups  to  solicit  student   feedback  and  input.  This  committee  will  adopt  the  name  and  certain  functions  of   the  current  Student  Technology  Advisory  Board,  which  will  be  turned  into  an   ITS-­‐speciBic  feedback  committee.  The  current  members  of  STAB,  the  Medlin   Administration,  and  relevant  ITS  staff  and  administrators  all  agree  that  these  are   positive  changes,  and  we  hope  that  the  new  committee  will  make  future  Tech   and  Web  committees’  job  easier  and  more  productive.  

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The Co-Chair Perspective Max Beckman-Harned Looking back  over  the  four  years  I’ve  spent  at  Carolina  and  the  three  years  I’ve   spent  with  the  Tech  and  Web  committee,  there  have  been  very  many  changes.   When  I  entered  the  university,  we  were  still  using  the  twenty-­‐year-­‐old  SIS  and   the  Bifteen-­‐year-­‐old  Student  Central,  Blamboyantly  styled  with  the  very  Binest   tables  and  buttons  of  1995.  Everyone  on  campus  was  using  a  mail  server  with  an   unenforced  quota  of  20mb  and  a  webmail  interface  that  had  not  been  updated  in   many  years.  The  school-­‐supported  calendar  system  was  a  horror  to  use  (and   thus  very  few  did).  While  the  university  paid  Microsoft  a  license  fee  for  every   student  on  campus  to  have  access  to  Microsoft  software,  only  purchasers  of  CCI   laptops  (or  payers  of  a  $170  fee)  were  actually  granted  access.   It’s  incredible  to  see  how  far  we’ve  come.  We  now  have  a  brand-­‐new  academic   computing  system  whose  primary  interface  is  the  Web  and  not  a  green-­‐screen   terminal.  The  clunky  webmail  interface  is  gone,  replaced  by  one  which  is  simple   and  clean.  Faculty  and  staff  are  receiving  a  modern  email  system  with  mobile   support  and  an  integrated  calendar.  All  students  on  campus  now  have  access  to   Microsoft  software  through  the  school  (due  to  a  $22/year  student  fee)  and  the   cost  of  the  entry-­‐level  CCI  laptop  has  dropped  $200,  allowing  more  laptops  to  be   given  out  with  the  same  amount  of  grant  money.   As  much  as  I’m  pleased  with  our  progress,  I’m  excited  about  what  is  just  around   the  corner.  Students  are  on  the  cusp  of  getting  access  to  the  same  modern  email   system  that  faculty  and  staff  are  (while  the  university  saves  money  due  to  email   outsourcing).  The  current  Course  Management  System  used  by  only  35%  of  the   university  is  being  replaced  by  an  open-­‐source  alternative  which  promises  more   features,  more  Blexibility,  and  lower  cost.  And  incoming  Birst-­‐years  will  soon  see   even  greater  choice  in  the  CCI  program  when  Macs  join  the  lineup  of  available   computers.   I  cannot  and  would  not  claim  that  all  of  this  progress  was  due  to  the  Tech  and   Web  committee,  but  I  am  proud  of  how  involved  we  have  been  during  all  these   changes,  ready  at  any  point  to  offer  feedback  or  test  the  pre-­‐release  system,  and   to  lobby  on  behalf  of  students  so  the  released  systems  are  the  best  they  can.  I  can   conBidently  say  that  the  Tech  and  Web  committee    and  Student  Government  has   been  instrumental  with  the  Microsoft  license  changes,  the  student  email   outsourcing  process  and  have  provided  valuable  feedback,  advice,  and  support  to   the  ConnectCarolina  team  and  Users  Forum. I  have  high  hopes  for  the  future  of  the  Tech  and  Web  committee  and  student  IT   policy  discussions.  The  incoming  Cooper  Administration  has  a  strong  technical   platform,  our  current  committee  members  have  worked  hard  and  learned  much   this  year,  and  I  believe  the  new  STAB  will  be  a  powerful  force  for  the  discussion  


and dissemination  of  IT  policy  information.  We  have  done  good  work,  and  I  have   no  doubt  that  the  future  of  Tech  and  Web  and  technology  at  UNC  is  bright.  

Ben Hawks As Max  has  already  pointed  out,  the  amount  of  technical  changes  the  university   has  undergone  in  the  past  few  years  is  absolutely  astounding.  In  fact,  just  this   year  has  been  one  for  the  record  books.  With  the  introduction  of  a  new,  powerful   email  system,  the  completion  of  the  ConnectCarolina  system,  the  inclusion  of   Apple  computers  in  the  CCI  program,  and  the  decision  to  move  the  university  to   Sakai  instead  of  Blackboard,  the  technical  landscape  being  introduced  to  next   year’s  incoming  class  will  be  vastly  different  from  the  one  introduced  to  our   current  Birst  years. Tech  and  Web  has  played  a  signiBicant  role  in  many  of  these  changes  over  the   past  couple  years.  We  have  provided  valuable  student  input  on  the  email   transition,  worked  to  improve  awareness  of  the  abundance  of  resources   available  to  students,  and  been  intimately  involved  with  the  creation  of  the   ConnectCarolina  Users’  Forum.  At  this  point,  I  feel  it  is  necessary  to  note  just  how   important  the  work  of  my  co-­‐chair  Max  has  been  during  his  college  career.  He   has  worked  tirelessly  for  students  over  the  past  three  years,  and  his   contributions  to  the  technological  advancement  of  the  university  have  been   invaluable.  Thanks,  Max. Nevertheless,  this  past  year  I  have  realized  the  amount  of  work  we  need  to  be   done  to  make  Carolina  competitive  with  other  top  institutions  in  the  technical   resources  it  offers  to  students.    While  many  great  strides  forward  have  been   taken,  we  must  keep  working  to  ensure  that  Carolina  is  technically  equipped  to   provide  its  future  students  with  the  world-­‐class  education  they  expect.  I  am   conBident  that  the  Tech  and  Web  committee  will  continue  to  be  instrumental  in   accomplishing  this  task.  The  relationships  that  Tech  and  Web  has  cultivated  over   the  past  few  years  (with  no  small  thanks  to  Max)  will  continue  to  bear  fruit,  and   the  experience  garnered  by  our  younger  committee  members  will  be  a  great   asset  to  the  Cooper  administration.  Although  the  Era  of  Max  is  over,  technology   at  Carolina  remains  in  good  hands.

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University Services Jim Broughman

jimbro@email.unc.edu

Marissa Gluck

gluckm@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The University  Services  Committee  works  to  address  the  basic  concerns  of   students  with  regard  to  facilities,  dining,parking,  safety,  recreation,  and  other   similar  areas.

Committee Progress “Full-Lot” System in Cobb Deck The committee  sought  to  install  and  activate  a  full-­‐lot  indicator.  During  the   committee’s  work,  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  installed  a  full-­‐lot  indicator,   but  did  not  activate  the  system.  Despite  several  requests  for  DPS  to  activate  the   indicator,  the  system  has  still  not  been  activated.  The  next  committee  should   continue  attempts  to  activate  the  system  in  coordination  with  DPS.  

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.  The  committee  should  continue  to  speak  with  the  UNC   OneCard  ofBice  to  evaluate  the  practicality  of  these  options.

On-Campus Dining Options The committee  held  discussions  with  the  Sean  Gaynor,  the  president  of  the   Student  Dining  Board,  and  Scott  Meyers,  the  Director  of  Food  and  Vending   Services,  regarding  on-­‐campus  dining  options.  The  Birst  point  of  discussion   related  to  on-­‐campus  food  options  on  the  weekends  when  students  return  from   Fall  and  Spring  break.  The  second  point  dealt  with  the  hours  of  operation  for  the   dining  halls  on  weekend  mornings.  They  agreed  to  consider  opening  the  dining   hall  earlier  in  order  to  accommodate  students  who  wish  to  eat  earlier.  We   encourage  the  committee  to  maintain  contact  with  Dining  Services.


Dining Hall Consumer Counting System Our committee  investigated  the  feasibility  of  installing  a  counting  system  into   both  Ram’s  Head  and  Lenoir  Dining  Halls  in  order  to  quantify  the  number  of   seats  available  in  each  dining  hall.  However,  after  performing  surveys,  students   did  not  agree  that  this  was  a  necessary  measure.  Survey  feedback  indicated  that   students  have  a  general  idea  of  when  the  dining  halls  will  be  full  and  that  an   electric  counting  system  would  only  be  mildly  beneBicial.

The Co-Chair Perspective Jim Broughman I am  pleased  with  the  accomplishments  of  this  committee  through  the  term.  In   hindsight,  I  wish  that  my  committee  had  stronger  access  to  administration.   Because  our  platform  points  deals  with  the  housing,  dining,  and  recreational   facilities,  we  must  maintain  close  correspondence  with  each  department.  Even   the  most  developed  plan  will  not  be  able  to  be  carried  out  by  the  committee   unless  the  committee  can  reach  the  administrators  who  have  the  power  to   implement  it.  I  encourage  the  incoming  committees  to  maintain  and  strengthen   the  relationships  between  student  government  and  campus  facilities.  

Marissa Gluck As co-­‐chair  of  the  University  Services  committee  we  face  challenges  speciBic  to   the  operations  of  our  committee.  Because  much  of  our  work  involves  the   improvement  of  campus  facilities,  programs,  and  services,  we  often  have  to  work   with  administrators.  Though  UNC  administrators  and  campus  service  employees   do  value  student  input,  it  is  often  vary  hard  to  navigate  the  red  tape  of  a   beaurecratic  university  department  such  as  DPS  or  Campus  Facilities.  Once  we   do  get  past  this  red  tape,  Binding  a  solution  that  suits  student  needs,   administrator  responsibilities  and  is  feasible  is  often  quite  difBicult.  Though  Jim   and  I  both  worked  hard  to  build  relationships  with  these  departments  for  the   upcoming  year,  it  will  still  be  the  responsibility  of  the  next  co-­‐chairs  to  maintain   them  and  Bind  good  paths  of  communication.  These  challenges  made  committee   progress  difBicult,  but  I  feel  myself  and  my  committee  have  learned  a  lot  of  great   skills  through  our  interactions  with  these  departments  that  we  can  take  away   and  apply  to  other  leadership  opportunities.

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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 Improving our lobbying skills Since October,  we  have  met  several  times  with  Erin,  the  University’s  Lobbyist,  to   improve  on  our  skills  as  a  lobbying  group  for  the  University.  She  has  proved  to  be   a  tremendous  asset  and  a  valuable  resource  to  Carolina  Advocacy  and  Student   Government.  Through  meeting  with  her,  we  have  learned  the  most  efBicient  ways   to  engage  in  talks  with  members  of  the  General  Assembly.  We  have  discussed  the   importance  of  having  a  clear  message  and  having  a  reBined  list  of  points  and   issues  when  meeting  with  legislatures.   Erin  has  also  helped  us  to  target  those  in  the  General  Assembly  that  are  most   advantageous  for  us  to  meet  with.  She  has  helped  us  to  identify  key  members   who  are  open  to  discussing  tuition  and  the  problems  with  the  tuition  hikes  with   us.  She  has  also  helped  us  learn  how  to  meet  with  those  legislatures  in  the   General  Assembly  that  are  in  opposition  to  the  ideals  and  policies  of  the   University,  so  that  we  can  know  who  it  is  that  we  need  to  talk  with  to  gain   support  and  present  our  side  of  the  argument.  

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Contacting the General Assembly In the  past  three  months,  we  have  worked  to  make  initial  contact  with  members   of  the  General  Assembly.  Even  though  it  will  not  be  until  this  summer  that  the  GA   has  a  fully  working  budget  plan  to  vote  on,  it  was  still  important  for  us  to   establish  contact  with  the  incoming  new  legislature  in  the  beginning  of  the  year.   We  sent  them  a  letter  congratulating  the  new  members  and  saying  our  greetings   and  that  we  looked  forward  to  meeting  with  them  as  the  session  progressed.  On   University  Day,  along  with  Hogan  and  other  members  of  Student  Government,   we  held  meetings  with  legislatures  to  begin  discussing  the  tuition  issue  that  is   facing  us.   As  the  year  continues  to  progress,  we  will  further  meet  with  the  General   Assembly.  We  will  also  work  with  the  incoming  Cooper  Administration  to  bring   them  in  on  what  we  are  doing  so  that  they  will  be  prepared  to  meet  with  the   General  Assembly.  Carolina  Advocacy  will  continue  to  meet  during  the  summer   with  legislatures  as  they  move  forward  with  a  budget  and  discussing  the  tuition   increases  for  the  following  year.  


The Co-Chair Perspective Jordan Funke Things have  kicked  into  a  higher  gear  this  spring  semester.  In  just  a  few  short   months  we  have  formulated  the  issues  and  stance  that  the  University  wants  to   present  in  Raleigh.  We  have  worked  hard  to  ensure  that  we  will  be  at  our  best   when  meeting  with  the  General  Assembly.  Erin  has  helped  us  so  much  in  that   regards,  giving  us  the  skills  to  better  our  lobbying  efforts.  She  is  an  invaluable   asset  to  us.  Since  Carolina  Advocacy  has  shifted  to  a  committee  with  tuition  as  its   priority,  we  have  done  a  good  job  of  assimilating  into  this  role.     However,  despite  the  semester  steadily  creeping  to  a  close,  our  work  is  not  done.   The  coming  months  and  into  the  summer  will  be  serious  as  the  GA  begins  to  fully   discuss  the  issue  of  tuition.  We  also  have  to  work  with  the  incoming  Cooper   Administration  as  we  exit  and  our  followers  take  the  reins.  We  will  have  to  bring   them  up  to  speed  on  what  we  are  working  on  and  prepare  them  to  meet  with   legislatures.  

Russell McIntyre This spring  we’ve  really  been  able  to  enact  a  lot  of  our  goals  that  were   formulated  and  discussed  last  fall.    Last  semester  we  put  forth  a  great  plan  for   interacting  with  members  and  understanding  the  priorities  of  the  University’s   administration,  the  undergraduate  population,  and  the  graduate  population.    Our   work  and  meetings  with  Erin  have  greatly  prepared  us  to  lobby  more  effectively,   and  with  her  experience  and  guidance  we  have  made  great  progress  with   preparing  our  committee  and  ourselves  to  best  represent  this  university.    We   have  fully  grasped  the  issue  of  tuition  and  understood  how  the  policies  of  the  GA   will  directly  affect  us.    Because  of  this,  we  have  an  understanding  of  how  to  best   lobby  to  push  forward  our  goals  and  concerns. As  Jordan  mentioned  above,  we  still  have  a  lot  of  work  left  to  do.    The  true   discussion  and  debate  on  tuition  within  the  General  Assembly  is  just  beginning.     The  next  months  are  the  most  crucial  in  the  budget  process.    We  look  forward  to   working  with  the  incoming  Cooper  administration  to  best  prepare  them  on  the   issues,  concerns,  and  great  progress  we’ve  made  with  the  GA.    We  both  feel  like   we  will  be  able  to  update  the  upcoming  Carolina  Advocacy  co-­‐chairs  very  quickly   and  that  they  will  be  able  to  take  charge  leading  into  the  summer  months  and   represent  this  university  extremely  well.

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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

Overview of Responsibilities COURSE is  charged  with  investigating  and  promoting  ways  in  which  the   University  can  better  utilize  its  resources  and  expertise  in  education  to  improve  the   achievement  gap  in  the  state  of  North  Carolina’s  primary  and  secondary  education   systems.  

Committee Progress Minor in Education COURSE continues  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  Blexibility  than  the  courses  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.     This  semester  COURSE  continues  to  work  closely  with  the  Faculty  Committee  at   the  School  of  Education  to  develop  the  proposal  for  the  Minor  in  Education.  Nina   Brashears,  Lucy  Berrier,  and  George  Ramsay  meet  with  the  committee  and   maintain  communication  with  the  faculty  members.  COURSE  reviewed  the   proposal  document  and  elicited  feedback  from  COURSE  committee  members  to   write  a  written  response  and  suggestions  for  the  Minor.  We  will  continue  to   reBine  the  proposal  and  work  with  the  Faculty  Committee  to  hopefully  present  to   the  Chancellor  by  the  end  of  this  school  year.  

Movie Screening On March  23  COURSE  will  be  sponsoring  a  movie  screening  of  Waiting  for   Superman.  Waiting  for  Superman  is  a  documentary  about  the  status  of  education   and  reform  movements  in  the  United  States.  The  event  will  take  place  in  the  


Union Auditorium.  The  movie  screening  will  be  followed  by  a  panel  discussion.   Panelists  represent  local  leaders  in  education  including  a  representative  from   NCEA  and  the  Dean  of  the  School  of  Education.  We  are  hoping  to  raise  awareness   about  educational  inequity  and  provide  students  with  the  resources  to  get   involved  in  education  within  some  capacity  on  campus  or  in  the  community.  

Students for Education Reform In order  to  keep  the  efforts  and  perspectives  of  COURSE  sustainable  on  campus   we  have  applied  to  become  a  national  chapter  of  Students  for  Education  Reform.   Students  for  Education  Reform  is  currently  active  at  Ivy  League  and  other   northern  schools  so  we  are  hoping  to  join  the  network  of  colleges  and   universities  that  are  committed  to  addressing  educational  challenges  with  a   mission  very  similar  to  COURSE.  

The Chair Perspective Nina Brashears The experience  of  developing  COURSE  into  a  special  project  with  visible  results   has  been  very  rewarding.  I  am  pleased  with  the  progress  of  the  committee  and   the  commitment  of  the  committee  members.  Since  Grayson  is  abroad  for  the   Spring  Semester  I  am  the  only  chair  of  COURSE.  However,  Lucy  Berrier  and   George  Ramsay  have  assumed  greater  responsibilities  within  the  committee  as   Vice-­‐Chairs.  Their  perspective  and  work  has  deBinitely  promoted  the  success  of   the  committee.  With  the  end  of  the  school  year  and  the  end  of  the  Medlin   Administration  COURSE  will  continue  to  wrap  up  our  Binal  projects.  The   committee  members  all  have  great  perspectives  and  passion  for  education  and  I   know  they  will  continue  to  work  towards  raising  awareness  about  the   importance  of  education  issues  in  whatever  capacity  they  can.  

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Excelling Through Mentoring Cory Gu

corygu@email.unc.edu

Peter Sheng

ssheng@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities ETM is  a  mentoring  program  for  Birst-­‐years  run  by  the  Student  Government   Executive  Branch  and  runs  for  six  weeks  during  the  fall  semester.  Our  aim  is  to   provide  a  network  of  resources  for  Birst-­‐years  through  group  mentoring  pods,  led  by   student  mentors.  Each  pod  will  meet  once  a  week  to  discuss  topics  relevant  to  Birst-­‐ years.  Our  program  will  also  include  speakers  and  social  events  organized  by   coordinators.

Committee Progress Develop and expand “Excelling Through Mentoring” Excelling Through  Mentoring  is  a  Airst  year  mentoring  program  in  its  second  year  of   existence.  The  program’s  vision  is  to: • assist  Airst-­‐year  students  in  succeeding  in  academics  and  in  campus  involvement; • introduce  Airst-­‐year  students  to  valuable  opportunities  to  explore  their  interests; • create  a  support  network  for  Airst-­‐year  students  by  establishing  connections   with  student  mentors,  faculty  and  other  Airst-­‐year  students; • maximize  the  potential  of  Airst  year  students  to  express  their  leadership  through   service  to  the  UNC  community.   Mentoring  pods,  consisting  of  2  mentors  and  8  Airst  years,  are  the  core  of  ETM  and  meet   for  Aive  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  Airst  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  OfAice.   ETM’s  structure  was  modiAied  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  Airst  years  experience  the   transition  the  most.  Due  to  its  growing  popularity,  ETM  was  also  expanded  from  10   pods  with  20  mentors  and  60  Airst  years  to  16  pods  with  32  mentors  and  128  Airst  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  Airst  years  were  released,  and  decisions  were  released  in  early  October.  The  Airst   year  students  were  sorted  into  pods  based  on  their  preferences  after  reading  mentor   proAiles,  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. For  the  remainder  of  the  semester,  the  committee  focused  on  updating  the  curriculum   for  the  program.  The  coordinators  worked  hard  on  planning  large  group  educational   and  social  events  for  the  Airst  years.  

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  Airst-­‐year  students  in  the  program  last  year.   This  year  we  were  able  to  improve  efAiciency  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   Airst-­‐year  students  and  network  with  mentors.  

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   reAlect  that  more  Airst  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 Year Focus Council Jeremy Knight

jeremybknight@gmail.com

Olivia Smith

oesmith@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The mission  of  the  First-­‐Year  Focus  Council  as  deBined  by  this  year's  members  is  to   introduce  committee  members  to  student  government  and  other  leadership   opportunities  at  UNC,  while  familiarizing  other  Birst-­‐years  with  UNC  student   government  and  the  Carolina  community.

Committee Progress Address critical areas of the first-year experience. First-­‐year focus  has  deBined  areas  pertinent  to  the  Birst-­‐year  experience  as   academic  success,  community  service,  social  networking,  and  outreach  from   student  government  to  the  Birst-­‐year  class.    The  committee  is  split  so  that  there  is   an  equal  focus  on  each  area.  The  academic  committee  is  currently  planning  a   Birst-­‐year  forum  to  provide  an  opportunity  for  Birst-­‐years  to  give  feedback  about   their  Carolina  experience.  The  academic  committee  has  been  in  contact  with  the   OfBice  of  New  Student  and  Parents  throughout  the  Birst  semester.    One  member  of   the  academic  committee  will  serve  on  their  panel.  The  community  service   committee  planned  an  event  at  the  Ronald  McDonald  house  in  which  our   committee  volunteered.  The  committee  was  able  to  clean  the  entire  house  as   well  as  the  outside.  The  community  service  committee  is  currently  planning  a   community  service  event  to  extended  to  the  entire  Birst-­‐year  class.  The  social   committee  held  a  Birst-­‐year  tailgate  before  the  North  Carolina  State  University   football  game  on  February  23rd.  We  provided  pizza  and  soda  on  the  Ehringhaus   lawn.  Currently  the  committee  is  planning  a  social  for  South  Campus  dorms.  The   Outreach  committee  has  made  a  listserv  for  the  Birst-­‐years  who  signed  up  in  the   pit  Birst  semester.  They  have  sent  out  updates  about  things  such  as  winners  of   our  rafBle  and  student  body  elections.  The  listserv  will  also  be  used  to  announce   the  upcoming  dorm  social  and  community  service  opportunities.  

Seat FFC members on committees, special projects, and external appointments. Several of  our  committee  members  serve  on  alternate  committees,  special   projects,  and  external  appointments  including  Academic  Affairs  Committee,   Environmental  Affairs  Committee,  Student  Advisory  Committee  to  the   Chancellor,  Student  Life  Committee,  Carolina  Advocacy  Committee,  Tech  &  Web   Committee,  and  Public  Service  and  Advocacy  Committee.  This  gives  these  Birst-­‐


years an  opportunity  to  see  how  other  committees  operate  under  the  Executive   Branch  and  possibly  another  realm  to  pursue  leadership  opportunities  within   Student  Government.  Hopefully,  committee  members  will  Binish  the  year  with  a   more  well-­‐rounded  view  of  the  Executive  Branch  and  will  plan  to  continue  their   work  in  the  organization.  

Expand visibility and accessibility of the First-Year Focus to the students. First semester,  the  committee  spent  a  week  in  the  pit  collecting  emails  for  the   First-­‐Year  Focus  Council  listserv.  We  have  used  this  listserv  to  send  student   government  and  committee  updates  to  Birst-­‐years  throughout  the  year.  The   committee  also  hosted  a  Birst-­‐year  tailgate  before  the  North  Carolina  State   University  football  game.  We  plan  to  Binish  the  semester  with  a  Birst-­‐year   community  service  event  and  academic  panel.    We,  also,  just  received  our  order   of  committee  t-­‐shirts.  We  also  have  t-­‐shirts  for  those  who  won  the  rafBle  during   out  pit/email  collection  time  last  semester.  

The Co-Chair Perspective Olivia Smith It has  been  an  incredible  experience  to  watch  the  Birst-­‐years  develop  into  leaders   on  this  campus.  As  they  have  all  begun  to  obtain  their  own  leadership  skills,  it  is   also  evident  that  they  are  learning  the  hardships  this  leadership  entails.     Throughout  the  year  we  have  been  striving  to  teach  the  committee  that   leadership  at  Carolina  requires  time,  collaboration,  and  sacriBice.  We  are  still   instilling  the  fact  that  when  you  made  a  commitment  to  be  a  leader,  you  need  to   fulBill  that  commitment.  The  committee  has  taken  on  every  struggle  we’ve  faced   head-­‐on  and  has  worked  together  in  tremendous  ways  to  fulBill  their  duties.  One   of  the  hardest  things  we’ve  dealt  with  in  planning  events  is  a  lack  of  funding.   Obtaining  donations,  whether  it  be  food  or  monetary  takes  time  that  could  be   spent  in  improving  an  event.  The  committee  has  certainly  worked  well  under  the   circumstances  and  has  nevertheless  worked  to  spread  the  role  of  student   government  throughout  the  Birst-­‐year  class.  I  truly  believe  that  some  of  these   committee  members  will  be  amazing  leaders  on  this  campus  in  due  time.  First-­‐ year  focus  council  has  expanded  its  reach  on  Carolina’s  campus.  From  a  presence   in  the  pit  to  a  presence  on  South  campus  or  in  community  service,  the  committee   has  certainly  spread  the  word  about  student  government  throughout  the  Birst-­‐ year  class.  We  plan  on  increasing  the  exposure  we  have  begun  and  continue  to   get  more  Birst-­‐years  involved  with  student  government  through  the  duration  of   the  year.  

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Jeremy Knight This semester,  committee  members  have  had  a  larger  role  in  determining  the   direction  in  which  the  committee  goes.  They  have  created  and  executed  all   events  themselves  with  us  as  co-­‐chairs  to  help.  Each  committee  has  worked  more   independently  spearheading  their  initiatives.  They  have  realized  the  challenges   that  come  with  executing  some  of  their  ideas.  I  think  this  will  assist  them  in  the   future  when  running  and  starting  campus  initiatives.  They  have  really  used  our   lessons  in  utilizing  organization  tools—creating  a  listserv,  speaking  with  housing   and  dining,  seeking  donations,  reserving  space  on  campus.  I’m  glad  to  see  them   using  these  tools  and  skills  that  will  prove  beneBicial  in  the  future.


Music Festival Sunny Huang

sunnyh@email.unc.edu

Vilas Sankar

vsankar@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Music  Festival  Committee  is  charged  with  organizing  a  spring  concert  for   students  that  attracts  top-­‐rate  talent  to  Carolina.  

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 investigated  the  possibility  of  sponsoring  a  charity  that  beneAits  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.  

Attracting First-Class Musical Talent In order  to  make  SpringFest  2011  the  success  that  we  envision  it  to  be,  we’ve  attempted   to  get  an  A-­‐list  artist  to  perform  at  the  event.  Before  we  can  start  contacting  artists  and   their  agents,  however,  we  had  to  Aind  a  sponsor  in  the  form  of  Microsoft  who  was  kind   enough  to  partner  with  us  for  the  launch  of  their  HeelMail  emailing  service.    

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The Co-Chair Perspective Vilas Sankar Thanks to  the  budget  cuts  that  have  hit  the  entire  UNC  system,  the  majority  of   campus  organizations  we  contacted  did  not  have  the  amount  of  funding  they   were  accustomed  to.  This  forced  them  to  carefully  choose  which  events  and   projects  they  could  sponsor,  and  oftentimes  Springfest  did  not  make  the  cut.   Traditional  sponsors  such  as  UNC  Athletics  balked  at  sponsoring,  severely   curtailing  our  ability  to  contact,  much  less  book,  a  headline  artist.  Many   organizations,  such  as  CUAB,  wavered  in  their  support  of  Springfest  and  the   amount  of  money  they  could  contribute.  Our  prospects  were  dim  until  we  found   out  about  Microsoft’s  interest  in  sponsoring,  but  their  funding  was  not  a  sure   thing  until  a  few  weeks  ago.  Our  partners  at  this  juncture  are  CUAB  and   Microsoft,  and  we  have  been  able  to  contact  some  artists  and  put  in  some  offers.   We  are  currently  attempting  to  book  a  Tribe  Called  Quest,  and  we  should  hear   back  over  the  weekend  of  March  18,  2011.   In  the  future,  sponsors  and  funding  must  be  established  as  early  as  possible   (which  is  much  easier  said  than  done).  However  when  attracting  initial  funding,   future  co-­‐chairs  should  be  wary  that  the  support  of  organizations  is  very  Bickle   and  can  change  in  a  heartbeat.  CUAB  is  the  best  partner  we  can  have,  and  I   strongly  recommend  working  with  them,  and  especially  their  advisor  Lauren   Sacks.  She  has  been  an  invaluable  asset  in  the  planning  of  this  project,  as  has  the   rest  of  the  CUAB  team.  

Sunny Huang Vilas has  essentially  summed  up  the  important  points.    In  addition  to  the   thoughts  related  above,  I  would  like  to  also  stress  the  importance  of  assembling   and  mobilizing  a  strong  team  of  committee  members.    We  did  not  do  a  great  job   of  that,  and  as  a  result,  we  sometimes  overloaded  on  tasks  and  responsibilities   and  fell  short  of  certain  goals.     My  primary  piece  of  advice  is  that  once  the  major  funding  players  have  been   established,  be  assertive  and  set  weekly  (or  monthly)  meetings.    That  way,   updates  can  be  relayed  quickly  and  organizations  are  more  likely  to  contribute  if   they  know  others  are  as  well.     Last  but  not  least,  START  EARLY.  


Second Start Jasmine Colquitt

Jasmine1@email.unc.edu

Uhlee Oh

Uoh@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Second  Start  Committee  is  charged  with  helping  Sophomore  Students  overcome   the  problem  of  a  Sophomore  Slump  and  excel  in  their  academic  experiences.  

Platform Progress Help sophomores avoid the “sophomore slump” by providing information about the variety of resources Carolina has to offer Throughout the  2010-­‐2011  academic  year,  the  Second  Start  committee  has   succeeded  in  its  goal  of  launching  a  completely  new  event  on  campus  designed   speciBically  for  sophomores,  but  still  open  to  students  of  all  grade  levels.  This  was   achieved  through  the  Birst  annual  series  of  Coffee  Hour  events.  This  is  an  event   that  we  hope  will  continue  and  earn  the  support  of  future  administrations. Coffee  Hour  was  essentially  an  opportunity  for  sophomores  to  become  better   acquainted  with  their  professors  outside  of  the  classroom  on  a  more  personal   level.  Often  times,  students  are  too  scared  or  intimidated  to  approach  their   professors  in  ofBice  hours,  especially  if  they  are  not  performing  their  best  in  class.   The  Coffee  Hour  functioned  similarly  to  a  traditional  ofBice  hour,  in  that  it   allowed  students  to  ask  questions  and  converse  with  their  professors  about  any   topic,  ranging  from  classroom  lectures  to  career  opportunities;  however,  the   difference  was  that  it  was  held  outside  of  the  professor’s  ofBice  in  a  local  coffee   venue.  The  outside  venue  helped  create  a  more  relaxing  and  comfortable   atmosphere  to  foster  student-­‐professor  relationships.  During  the  Fall  semester,   the  committee  as  a  whole  put  on  two  Coffee  Hour  events  for  professors  of   sophomore  (200)  level  courses  at  two  of  our  local  coffee  venues-­‐-­‐one  for   Professor  Loeb  (psychology)  at  McAlister’s  Deli  and  one  for  Professor  Balaban   (economics)  at  Jack  Sprat  Café. During  the  spring  semester,  the  Second  Start  committee  was  divided  into  two   subcommittees,  and  each  subcommittee  was  held  responsible  for  hosting  its  own   Coffee  Hour  event  for  a  professor  of  their  choice.  These  professors  happened  to   be  Dr.  Johnson  (biology)  and  Professor  Bliem  (chemistry).  The  average  turnout   of  each  event  was  approximately  6  to  8  people,  and  the  professors  tended  to   speak  to  groups  of  students  at  one  time,  rather  than  seeing  a  single  student  one   after  another.  This  method  of  communication  allowed  quality  time  for  the   128


professor and  all  students  in  attendance  to  engage  in  building  deep  and   impacting  relationships  that  oftentimes  is  not  achieved  in  traditional  ofBice  hours   due  to  intimidation  and  feelings  of  time  constraint.  Overall,  seeing  that  this  was  a   Birst  time  effort,  we  consider  these  series  of  Coffee  Hour  events  to  be  very   successful,  with  room  for  improvement  in  the  following  years  to  come.

The Co-Chair Perspective Jasmine Colquitt

Overall I  feel  that  Second  Start  is  an  amazing  program  and  will  have  a  positive   effect  on  the  lives  of  many  second  year  students  here  at  Carolina.  I  have   discovered  that  it  was  not  as  challenging  this  year  to  create  a  new  program  that   was  speciBically  targeted  to  sophomores  without  overlapping  with  already   established  programs  and  events;  however,  I  feel  that  much  more  can  be   accomplished  next  year  and  that  the  event  that  was  created  is  just  a  preview  of   great  things  to  come    for  Second  Start  in  the  future.  I  feel  as  though  Second  Start   also  had  a  very  dedicated  committee  this  year.  It  was  great  to  see  that  Second   Start  did  show  an  increase  in  the  number  of  committee  members  and  I  enjoyed   working  with  them.    Like  last  year,  Second  Start  did  face  some  hurdles,  but  I  feel   that  with  the  persistence,  hard  work,  and  diligence  of  not  only  the  committee   members  but  also  of  the  co-­‐chairs,  Second  Start  will  succeed.  I  have  learned  a   great  deal  by  being  co-­‐chair  of  this  committee  and  all  that  I  have  learned  and   experienced  in  the  Second  Start  Program  I  will  carry  with  me  in  my  future   endeavors.    

Uhlee Oh Working with  the  Second  Start  committee  has  truly  been  a  rewarding  learning   experience!  Our  committee  was  able  to  assess  a  need  on  campus,  envision  a  way   of  resolving  the  need,  and  turn  the  vision  into  a  reality!  I  am  so  honored  to  have   been  able  to  work  with  a  unique  group  of  people  who  were  able  to  share  their   various  creative  ideas  to  collaborate  on  this  project!  I  hope  that  this  project  will   be  picked  up  by  the  next  administration  because  although  this  is  our  Birst  year   carrying  out  the  Coffee  Hour  project,  we  were  able  to  make  a  difference  in  the   lives  of  38  sophomores  by  helping  them  approach  professors  that  they  normally   would  not  have  approached  without  the  help  of  Coffee  Hour.  Through  my   experience  of  working  as  a  leader,  a  team  player,  and  a  liaison  on  student   government  this  year,  I’ve  gained  a  plethora  of  useful  skills  that  I  know  will  be  of   great  value  in  all  aspects  of  my  life.  One  thing  I  would  have  done  differently,   however,  is  to  incorporate  fun  bonding  events  like  weekend  outings  for  the   committee  members,  just  so  they  could  have  gotten  to  know  each  other  on  a   more  personal  level  as  well  to  form  friendships  outside  of  student  government.   Having  said  that,  I’m  truly  blessed  to  have  worked  as  part  of  this  administration,   and  I  wish  the  best  for  the  incoming  co-­‐chairs  and  members  of  Second  Start!


Speaker Series Matt Miller

Mjmiller89@gmail.com

Cameron Kneib

ckneib@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  Bigures—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.    We  fortunately  had  a  freshman  take   over  as  the  webmaster  for  the  group,  which  was  a  great  way  to  involve  some   junior  committee  members. 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  campuses.  

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Continue to generate funds for the Speaker Endowment: We met  with  Lanier  Brown  May,  our  contact  in  the  Development  OfBice,   repeatedly  this  past  year  about  this  project  and  have  begun  moving  forward.     The  Women’s  Leadership  Council  had  a  great  spring  meeting,  which  Matt  Miller   was  able  to  sit  on  to  promote  the  series.    Including  pledges,  we  are  nearly  a   quarter  of  the  way  to  our  increased  endowment  goal  of  $200,000.    She  also  said   the  Women’s  Leadership  Council  will  make  funds  available  to  Binance  our   speaking  event  this  year  independent  of  the  endowment.    

Other Projects: We have  ofBicially  named  the  series  The  Carson  Lectures:  The  Students’  Speaker   Series.    We  learned  that  we  did  not  need  go  through  the  naming  committee,  so  we   hope  to  have  the  Birst  ofBicial  lecture  of  this  series  this  Spring  or  next  Fall.        

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  nearly  brought  Governor  Beverly   Purdue  to  campus,  but  she  had  to  cancel  at  the  last  minute.    We  are  still  in  the   process  of  raising  funds  to  bring  former  White  House  Press  Secretary  Robert   Gibbs  to  campus  this  Spring.    We  have  also  reached  out  to  many  more  speakers   to  prepare  for  future  years  early.    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  conBident   we  have  had  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  conBidence   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  hopefully  we  have  brought  Robert  Gibbs  by  the  end  of   the  semester,  further  strengthening  the  Series’  reputation  on  campus.    Once  we   are  an  endowed  lectureship,  I  think  we  will  be  better  able  to  attract  top  speakers.     Helping  to  build  this  endowment  probably  has  been  our  biggest  impact  on  the   series. As  for  lessons  for  future  years,  we  fell  into  the  trap  of  relying  too  heavily  on  the   Governor’s  commitment,  which  is  a  valuable  lesson  for  next  year’s  co-­‐chairs.     Furthermore,  the  importance  of  having  a  solid  pipeline  of  speakers  far  in   advance  cannot  be  stressed  enough.    

Cameron Kneib This year  on  Speaker  Series  we  have  been  working  hard  to  achieve  our  goal  to   bring  a  speaker.  Due  to  budget  cuts  in  departments  and  professional  schools,  it   has  been  harder  to  Bind  the  funding  needed  to  bring  a  big  name  speaker  to   campus.  I  feel  that  if  we  can  Binalize  bringing  one  of  the  few  people  we  are  in   contact  with,  we  will  go  a  long  way  toward  building  the  presence  of  this   committee  on  campus.  Our  website  and  listserv  has  grown  quite  a  bit  this   semester,  and  I  think  we  have  done  a  rather  good  job  of  publicizing  most  of  the   larger  speaking  events  on  campus.  We  still  need  to  do  a  lot  of  work  to  build  our   endowment,  which  is  currently  struggling  to  Bind  the  funding  pledged.  All  in  all,  I   feel  that  we  have  done  a  lot  of  good  work  this  semester  and  are  on  our  way   towards  building  a  well  supported  lecture  series  on  this  campus.

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Peer Advising Kelsey Farson kelseyfarson@gmail.com

Jesse Addison

jaddison@email.unc.edu

Overview of Responsibilities The Peer  Advising  Committee  is  charged  with  overseeing  and  expanding  the  student   run  peer-­‐advising  program  that  seeks  to  expand  student  access  to  course  related   help.    

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  Bields  of  study.   These  12  Peer  Advisors  were  trained  in  September  2012.  

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  their  services.  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,  Bliers,  blackboard,  etc.).

Develop the Peer Advising Program The  Peer  Advising  program  is  a  special  project  of  the  Hogan  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.   A  goal  of  ours  during  the  spring  semester  is  to  work  more  closely  with  those   programs  on  campus  that  are  more  established  (e.g.  major  unions,  peer   tutoring).  For  instance,  there  is  peer  tutoring  for  mathematics  and  Spanish  that  


occurs in  Dey  Hall  throughout  the  week.  Peer  Advisors  are  encouraged  to  go  and   answer  any  questions  that  students  may  have  about  the  major.  Also,  we  hope  to   encourage  the  major  unions  (e.g.  Public  Policy  Majors  Union)  to  spread  the  word   about  the  services  that  Peer  Advisors  can  provide.  

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  this  spring  is  to  increase  the  size  of  the  Peer  Advising   program.   We  have  started  to  discuss  what  departments  we  would  like  to  have  expand  the   Peer  Advising  program,  but  we  have  not  yet  met  with  any  of  the  departments  as   of  March  2011.  The  following  departments  we  are  looking  in  to  working  with  in   the  future  are  Physics,  Arabic,  Anthropology,  Economics,  Statistics,  and  PWAD.

Collaborate more effectively with Academic Advising This is  an  additional  platform  point  for  the  spring  semester.  We  met  with  the   Dean  of  Academic  Advising,  Dr.  Lee  May,  in  February  to  discuss  future   collaboration  between  Peer  Advising  and  Academic  Advising.  We  developed   several  ideas,  including  expanding  the  programs  we  currently  have,  creating  an   event  in  April  for  advisors  and  peer  advisors  to  sit  in  the  Pit  to  advise  students   with  classes,  and  increase  the  cooperation  between  Peer  Advisors  and  Academic   Advisors.  We  all  recognized  that  both  Peer  Advisors  and  Academic  Advisors  have   a  lot  to  offer  Carolina  students.  Academic  Advisors  know  what  the  students  need   to  accomplish  to  graduate,  while  the  Peer  Advisors  have  had  experience  with  the   classes  that  the  students  need.  We  discussed  with  Dr.  May  other  areas  in  which   we  could  collaborate  with  other  academic  programs  that  are  already  in  place  to   increase  the  awareness  of  Peer  Advisors  (e.g.,  Peer  Tutoring).

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The Co-Chair Perspective Kelsey Farson It has  been  exciting  to  see  the  development  of  the  Peer  Advising  program  over   the  past  two  semesters.  I  have  high  hopes  that  the  program  will  continue  to  grow   and  develop  over  the  next  few  years.  The  program  was  just  formalized  this  past   year  and  I’ve  been  impressed  to  see  the  growth  in  the  program. I  hope  to  see  more  academic  departments  join  in  the  coming  years  and  have  their   own  Peer  Advisors.  It  has  been  great  to  hear  that  the  Peer  Advisors  are  being   utilized  by  students  in  their  departments.  The  demand  for  Peer  Advisors  varies   between  departments  (the  most  used  being  Psychology  and  Geography),  but   each  department  can  beneBit  from  having  a  Peer  Advisor.  The  feedback  we  have   received  from  some  of  our  current  advisors,  suggests  that  students  feel  like  their   peers  are  easier  to  ask  basic  questions  to.  While  our  advisors  can’t  always   address  their  speciBic  needs,  they  can  always  tell  them  who  to  contact  or  where   to  go  to  Bind  that  information.  Access  to  information  is  a  vital  role  Peer  Advisors   are  playing.   In  the  future,  I  hope  to  see  greater  collaboration  between  Academic  Advising  and   Peer  Advising.  The  two  play  a  reciprocal  role  in  a  student’s  education  at  Carolina.   Academic  Advisors  know  the  classes  students  need  to  graduate,  while  the  Peer   Advisors  have  had  actual  experience  taking  those  classes.  Peer  Advisors  have  an   important  role  to  play,  distinct  from  that  of  Academic  Advisors  however,  both   are  crucial  to  the  academic  success  of  Carolina  students.    

Jesse Addison Peer Advising's  Birst  year  as  a  committee-­‐like  apparatus  of  the  Executive  Branch   of  Student  Government  has  been  a  success.    We  have  rendered  the  peer  advising   program  more  salient  in  campus  life  by  working  to  recruit  and  support  our  team   of  capable,  outgoing,  approachable  peer  advisors  who  represent  what  Carolina  is   all  about.  The  peer  advising  program  at  UNC  has  a  bright  future.    As  we  move   forward,  peer  advising  needs  to  become  institutionalized  as  a  program  like   traditional  advising  or  other  longer-­‐lived  campus  resources.  Moreover,  peer   advising's  perceived  legitimacy  and  usefulness  will  be  greatly  bolstered  by  its   expansion  into  new  programs  and  departments,  which  should  remain  one  of  the   central  goals  for  our  incoming  co-­‐chairs.


Public Relations & Marketing Team Maria Mayorga

Mayorga@email.unc.edu

Committee Progress Microsoft Live@edu: HeelMail

The team  has  worked  closely  with  representatives  from  ITS  for  almost  a  year  to   establish  a  cohesive  campaign  strategy  for  the  new  e-­‐mail  system.  Bi-­‐weekly   meetings  offered  us  knowledge  of  the  program’s  development  and  helped  us   shape  our  goals.  We  worked  with  the  executive  branch  of  student  government   and  ITS  to  choose  the  domain  name,  service  name,  program  appearance  and  a   communications  timeline.   We  branded  the  system  “HeelMail.”  Our  strategies  that  we  created  before  the   October  report  are  currently  being  implemented.  HeelMail  social  media  has   launched  and  the  student  body  will  be  able  to  make  the  switch  to  the  new  system   in  April.  It  will  be  mandatory  to  switch  by  August.   We  worked  closely  with  the  Tech  &  Web  committee  to  make  sure  that  ITS  was   working  with  the  students  in  mind.  We  helped  form  a  complete  strategy  between   the  two  organizations,  ITS  and  student  government,  to  promote  the  new  e-­‐mail   system.   We  have  worked  really  hard  to  make  sure  that  this  is  a  successful  switch  from   Webmail.  The  team  is  currently  working  with  Microsoft,  CUAB  and  Springfest  to   put  on  a  concert  sponsored  by  Microsoft.  They  have  provided  funding  for  a   concert,  giveaways  and  materials  to  pass  out.  We  are  looking  forward  to  a   successful  launch  in  April.  

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.  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.   We  worked  with  Build  a  Block  to  help  them  get  media  attention  by  writing   and  distributing  press  releases,  media  alerts  and  facts  sheets  to  campus,  local   and  state-­‐wide  publications.  Throughout  the  year,  we  garnered  media   coverage  from  all  major  broadcast  stations  and  print  publications  in  the   Triangle.   136


We collaborated  with  Kangaroo  Express,  Largemouth  Communications  and   Tar  Heel  Sports  Properties  to  participate  in  the  Battle  for  Bean  Street.  The   competition  is  between  UNC,  Duke  and  NC  State  to  see  which  university’s  fans   purchase  the  most  branded  coffee  cups  at  Kangaroo  Express  convenience   stores.  The  winner  will  receive  a  $20,000  donation  to  the  charity  of  their   choice,  with  UNC’s  proceeds  going  to  Build  a  Block.  

Environment Affairs We worked  with  the  Environmental  Affairs  committee  on  their  project  during   Homecoming  weekend  for  the  Game-­‐Day  challenge.  We  attended  their  meetings   and  advised  them  on  their  public  relations  plan.   Since  the  beginning  of  the  spring  semester,  the  student  government  PR  team,   along  with  the  EAC,  has  been  working  together  to  promote  their  event,   Recyclemania.    To  assist  with  this  campaign,  the  PR  team  created  a  new  logo  and   slogan  for  the  organization.    The  PR  team  also  wrote  a  press  release  for  the  event   and  we  helped  members  of  EAC  to  create  a  PR  campaign  to  promote   Recyclemania.    The  campaign  includes  a  Facebook  event,  tweets,  a  painted  cube,   and  a  recycling  drive  to  be  held  Wednesday,  March  23.    Recyclemania  ends  April   2nd.

Public Safety During the  spring  semester,  the  PR  Team  worked  with  Student  Affairs  to   brainstorm  publicity  strategies  for  Smart  911.  Smart  911  is  a  service  that  allows   UNC  students  to  create  a  proBile  in  case  of  an  emergency.  If  the  student  calls   campus  police,  the  student’s  proBile  will  become  available  to  responders.  The   proBile  can  include  anything  the  student  thinks  might  be  useful:  name,  physical   description,  photos,  make  and  model  of  her  car,  and  any  medications  she  is   taking.  The  proBile  also  uses  GPS  signals  from  the  student’s  cell  phone  to   determine  an  approximate  location.  Information  is  voluntary,  private,  and  helps   prepare  police  so  they  can  respond  quickly  and  effectively—even  if  the  student   never  says  a  word  on  the  phone. Student  Affairs  planned  to  launch  a  UNC-­‐Chapel  Hill  Smart  911  website  in  early   March.  Prior  to  the  launch,  the  PR  Team  met  with  Student  Affairs  to  discuss  their   vision  and  recommend  several  strategies.  We  recommended  that  Student  Affairs   operate  a  table  in  the  Pit  after  the  launch,  where  students  could  learn  more  and   sign  up  for  the  service.  We  also  suggested  contacting  The  Daily  Tar  Heel  and   running  a  Smart  911  piece,  perhaps  as  a  letter  to  the  editor.  Finally,  we  agreed  to   write  a  blog  about  the  service,  which  is  awaiting  publication  on  Student   Government’s  blog  page.  


The student  government  public  relations  team  also  worked  with  public  safety  to   create  logos  for  Smart  911  and  a  logo  for  their  new  website.  We  advised  them  on   a  slogan  for  their  website  in  addition  to  general  content.  

Other Projects We worked  on  smaller  publicity  campaigns  for  several  different  committees.   We  helped  publicize  the  diversity  awards  for  the  university  diversity  awards   committee.  We  helped  PSAC  with  publicity  for  a  couple  of  projects.    The  PR   team  assisted  them  with  the  Food  Drive  and  we  also  started  developing  a   campaign  for  Carolina  United.  And  Binally,  we  worked  with  student  life  to   create  a  Blyer,  a  Facebook  event  and  a  logo  for  the  Carolina  Men’s  Networking   Night.  

The Chair Perspective Maria Mayorga This  year  has  Blown  by  and  the  PR  team  has  accomplished  so  much  more  than  I   ever  thought  was  possible.  We  have  successfully  worked  to  complete  a  major   Medlin  Administration  goal  by  implementing  HeelMail.  That  was  a  major   accomplishment  and  we  spent  almost  a  year  working  to  make  sure  everything   went  smoothly.  I  am  proud  to  say  that  the  PR  team  is  looking  forward  to  a   seamless  transition  from  Webmail  to  HeelMail.   We  have  worked  on  so  many  projects  this  year  for  various  committees  that  it   was  hard  to  remember  everything  we  have  done.  We  were  able  to  consult  with   everyone  that  came  to  us  for  help  and  advice.  I  am  proud  that  we  were  able  to   serve  our  fellow  members  of  cabinet.   Our  team  has  grown  again  this  year  to  25  members.  The  team  is  made  up  of   mostly  journalism  students.  I  think  this  makes  a  great  addition  to  student   government  because  many  of  them  have  never  before  worked  in  student   government  before.  They  are  able  to  help  on  many  projects  that  they  have  never   even  thought  about  working  on.   I  will  be  sad  to  leave  the  team  after  graduation  but  I  know  they  will  do  great   work.  We  have  been  around  now  for  almost  three  years.  This  committee  has   been  of  great  use  for  student  government.  The  team  will  continue  to  work  with   on  big  and  small  projects  for  years  to  come.  I  believe  the  work  we  are  doing  now   will  allow  them  to  keep  doing  bigger  and  better  things.  I  wish  the  best  for  the   team!

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Additional Programs Eve Carson Scholarship Katherine Novinski, Executive Director novinski@email.unc.edu

Description: The Eve  Carson  Scholarship  is  a  student  run  scholarship  dedicated  to   continuing  Eve  Carson’s  vision  of  Students  serving  Students.  Each  year,  the   Scholarship  awards  those  students  who  have  demonstrated  ability,  service,  and   dedication  to  the  University  and  their  fellow  students.  

Scholarship Progress Recruitment and Selection Selection Timeline Tuesday,  October  12 Friday,  November  19 Sunday,  November  21 Saturday,  December  18 Friday,  January  15   Sunday,  January  30

Applica=on Online Applica=ons  Due  by  5:00  PM Recommenda=ons  Due  by  5:00  PM Finalists  No=fied Addi=onal  Materials  from  Finalists  Due Finalist  Interviews  and  Recipient(s)  No=fied

A total  of  95  applications  were  received  for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  this  year,  by   the  deadline  on  November  19,  2010.  That  is  a  decrease  from  the  123  received  last   year,  which  was  a  decrease  from  the  approximately  140  received  the  previous  year.   This  means,  we  need  to  consider  how  to  more  effectively  recruit  applicants   especially  as  the  classes  continue  to  know  less  and  less  about  Eve,  since  next  year   will  be  the  Birst  year  no  one  who  attended  UNC  with  Eve  will  be  on  campus.   The  Selection  Committee  had  three  rounds  of  application  reading.    During  the  Birst   round,  each  application  was  read  by  three  members  of  the  Selection  Committee.  The   applications  were  ranked  according  to  the  Selection  Criteria.    Approximately  the  top   20%  of  applicants  were  moved  forward  to  the  second  round  of  reading.    In  this   round,  all  of  applications  were  read  by  every  member  of  the  Selection  Committee.     The  committee  then  met  to  deliberate  on  which  of  these  applicants  would  move  on   to  the  Binal  round.    Six  students  were  chosen  as  Binalists. These  six  students  were  asked  to  provide  supplementary  materials  outlining  their   potential  plans  for  the  summer,  their  current  Binancial  aid  situation,  some  sort  of   original  work  that  gave  the  committee  further  insight  and  a  peer  recommendation.     All  six  of  the  applicants  were  interviewed  by  the  entire  Selection  Committee  on   Sunday,  January  30th,  2010.    After  all  six  applicants  were  interviewed,  the  


committee deliberated,  selecting  Mark  Clarke  and  Zach  De  La  Rosa  as  this  year’s  Eve   Carson  Scholars. Mark  Clarke,  of  Fairview  in  Buncombe  County,  is  majoring  in  English  in  the  College   of  Arts  and  Sciences,  with  minors  in  history  and  creative  writing.  Clarke,  a  2008   graduate  of  A.C.  Reynolds  High  School  in  Asheville,  is  the  son  of  Betsy  and  Douglas   Clark.  Growing  up  on  a  farm  that  has  been  in  his  family  for  generations,  Clarke   gained  a  passion  for  food,  the  process  that  it  goes  through  before  it  reaches  our   plates  and  its  integral  place  in  building  a  community.    He  helped  start  the  Carolina   Campus  Community  Garden  over  the  past  year  and  a  half.  The  garden  began  as  a   student  garden  co-­‐op  but  was  changed  to  a  community  garden  that  grows  fresh,   organic,  inexpensive  produce  for  housekeepers  and  other  low-­‐wage  UNC  staff   members.  It  also  helps  strengthen  relationships  between  students  and  UNC  staff.   Clarke  loves  helping  build  community,  either  through  gardening  or  in  his  work  as   the  Outreach  and  Service  Chair  at  the  Reformed  University  Fellowship  at  UNC.  In  his   spare  time,  Clarke  plays  the  harmonica  in  a  band  and  spends  as  much  time   gardening  and  with  friends  as  possible.   Zach  De  La  Rosa,  of  Raleigh,  is  double  majoring  in  mathematics  and  economics  in  the   College  of  Arts  and  Sciences  with  a  minor  in  philosophy.  De  La  Rosa,  a  2008   graduate  of  the  North  Carolina  School  of  Science  and  Math,  is  the  son  of  Mark  and   Carol  De  La  Rosa.  He  helped  start  the  economic  development  center  of  the  Carolina   chapter  of  the  Roosevelt  Institute  Campus  Network.  He  believes  that  economics  and   access  to  money  help  people  realize  their  dignity  as  humans.  De  La  Rosa’s  peers   recently  elected  him  president  of  the  Carolina  chapter.  De  La  Rosa  hopes  to  spend   his  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  Summer  Experience  working  with  a  micro-­‐Binance   initiative  internationally.  He  wants  to  better  understand  the  real-­‐life  effects  of   poverty  in  other  countries  so  that  his  study  of  economic  development  is  more   tangible  and  applicable.  De  La  Rosa  has  overcome  hearing  problems  and  taught  sign   language  to  students  in  the  Triangle.  He  has  not  let  his  hearing  problems  as  a  child   stop  him  from  becoming  a  strong  public  speaker.  He  is  a  senator  in  the  Dialectic  and   Philanthropic  Societies  –  a  student  debate  and  literary  group  –chair  of  the  rules  and   judiciary  committee  of  Student  Congress  and  a  member  of  the  choir  at  the  Newman   Catholic  Student  Center.   The  members  of  the  Selection  Committee  for  this  year  were:   Name Hogan  Medlin Katherine  Novinski Lauren  Shor Maribel  Sierra Ted  Baxa Meg  Petersen  

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Dr. Joe  Templeton Jon  Cur=s Jordan  Meyers

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Jon Curtis  and  Jordan  Meyers  will  serve  on  the  Selection  Committee  again  next  year   to  complete  their  two  year  commitment.  Meg  Petersen  and  Joe  Templeton  will  have   the  option  to  serve  on  the  Selection  Committee  again.  If  they  choose  not  to  serve   another  term,  other  individuals  will  be  appointed.     Both  Zach  De  La  Rosa  and  Mark  Clare  are  currently  Binalizing  their  Summer   Experience  plans.  

Fundraising The Eve  Carson  Scholarship  Executive  Committee  set  a  goal  to  raise  $100,000  in  the   June  2010-­‐June  2011  Biscal  year.  By  February  8,  2011,  we  had  raised  $84,441.54.  

Major Events The Eve Ball • •

On Friday,  November  5,  2010,  we  had  the  second  annual  Eve  Ball,  hosted  by   Lori  Burgwyn  and  Franklin  Street  Yoga.   Ticket  prices  were  reduced  from  $20  to  $15  in  order  to  be  able  to  sell  more   ticket  to  seniors  and  we  worked  with  the  Development  to  make  sure  that  the   Eve  Ball  Ticket,  since  it  is  a  donation  to  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship,  counted   as  a  Senior  Class  Gift.   For  this  reason,  SoBia  Wilson,  Co-­‐Director  of  External  Development  for  the   Scholarship,  established  a  relationship  with  the  Senior  Class  Marshalls.  Each   Marshall  was  given  tickets  to  sell  to  help  them  reach  their  Senior  Campaign   Goal  and  to  help  us  sell  tickets.  This  relationship  will  continue  next  year,  as   This  year,  the  Eve  Ball  raised  $10,000  instead  of  $12,000  despite  our  efforts   to  involve  the  Senior  Marshalls.  Approximately  the  same  number  of  seniors   attended,  however,  Lori  said  her  attendance  was  a  bit  lower  as  were   sponsorships.  The  fact  that  the  event  was  the  weekend  after  Halloween  did   not  help,  but  there  was  no  option  since  Homecoming  was  Halloween   weekend.   In  the  future,  we  discussed  with  Lori  making  sure  the  Eve  Ball  always  falls  on   the  weekend  of  Halloween  or  earlier.  Additionally,  the  Eve  Ball  will  be  open  to   all  classes  next  year,  not  just  21+.   The  “Thriller  in  the  Pit”  Event  was  new  this  year  and  was  held  on  Monday,   November  1st  to  publicize  the  Eve  Ball.  This  event  will  occur  again,  as  it   created  lots  of  media  publicity  thanks  to  Chancellor  Thorp,  Patti  Thorp  and   the  Mayor  volunteering  to  learn  the  dance  to  Thriller  in  the  Pit.   Bob  and  Teresa  Carson  came  to  the  Eve  Ball  this  year  as  a  surprise!  


Eve Marie Carson Memorial 5K for Education •

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This year,  the  Eve  5K  and  Eve  Ball  fell  on  the  same  weekend,  as  the  Eve  5K   was  on  Saturday,  November  6,  2010.  This  was  a  challenge  for  publicity  and   attendance,  because  individuals  who  would  have  normally  attended  both  did   not  want  to  spend  $30  in  the  same  weekend.  Additionally,  the  Eve  Ball  was   the  night  before  the  Eve  5K,  so  that  also  hurt  attendance.  Next  year,  the  Eve   Ball  will  be  on  the  weekend  of  Halloween  and  the  Eve  5K  will  return  to  the   weekend  of  Eve’s  Birthday,  Saturday,  November  19th.   Still,  the  Eve  5K  was  a  huge  success  as  more  runners  registered  than  last  year   and  fundraising  increased,  which  is  a  huge  testament  to  the  work  of  Katherine   Richey  and  Bill  Cook  who  were  the  Eve  5K  Directors.  They  worked  tirelessly   to  make  sure  the  Eve  5K  brought  in  more  money  than  last  year,  because   normally  memorial  5K’s  raise  less  money  the  3rd  year.   It  actually  was  raining  the  morning  of  the  5K,  however,  it  was  inspiring  to  see   that  over  1,000  people  still  showed  up  to  run  in  the  rain.   This  year,  we  received  $25,000  from  the  Eve  5K,  whereas  last  year  we   received  $12,700.  This  is  a  result  both  of  an  increase  in  overall  funds  raised,   but  also  because  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship  received  75%  instead  of  60%  of   funds  raised  this  year.   We  also  established  a  much  better  working  relationship  with  the  Eve  5K  this   year  and  will  be  able  to  improve  upon  that  relationship  even  more  next  year,   especially  in  terms  of  publicity  efforts.   Both  Chase  Jones  and  Caroline  Fish  spoke  at  the  Eve  5K.  Additionally,  Chase   and  Caroline  visited  the  Eve  5K  meetings  to  that  the  5K  Committee  could   really  see  who  they  were  supporting.  Letters  from  the  Scholars  were  also   included  in  the  registration  packets  to  enable  participants  to  see  where  the   money  was  going.  

Other Fundraising Events: LSU-­‐UNC Tailgate  –  Atlanta  -­‐  Raised  $3,000.  This  event  will  not  occur  next   year. • Chi  Psi  –  Chi  O  Barbecue  and  Bluegrass  Night  –  Friday,  November  12th.   This  event  will  occur  again  next  year.     • Eve’s  Birthday  Bash  –  We  had  an  event  on  Eve’s  Birthday,  Friday,  November   19th  that  was  originally  intended  as  a  Fundraising  Venture.  However,  we  had   had  three  fundraising  events  the  weekends  before,  so  we  shifted  the  focus  to   be  a  celebration  of  her  life.  The  event  was  held  on  the  quad,  students   participated  in  a  scavenger  hunt,  danced  and  participated  in  the  “Why  do  you   do  what  you  do?”  photography  activity.  Around  100  people  attended,   including  some  faculty  and  staff.  We  also  received  media  coverage.   • At  this  event,  we  released  the  new  Eve’s  Dance  Party  T-­‐Shirts:   •

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We wanted  to  create  a  T-­‐Shirt  which  continued  the  tradition  of  the  Eve’s  Dance   Party  T-­‐Shirts  but  which  also  connected  the  idea  to  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.   Keeping  the  idea  of  “Eve’s  Dance  Party”  alive  maintains  the  student,  silly,  ridiculous,   fun,  human  side  of  who  Eve  was  so  that  she  does  not  become  idealized  in  the  minds   of  the  students.  Every  student  at  the  Eve’s  Birthday  Bash  received  a  T-­‐Shirt,  thanks   to  a  generous  donation.  Next  year,  we  are  considering  doing  an  “Eve’s  Dance  Party”   event  as  a  kick-­‐off  to  Every  Moment  Counts  in  March,  as  opposed  to  doing  it  in  the   Fall,  because  we  already  have  so  many  events  in  the  Fall.  This  event  would  be   focused  on  providing  outreach  and  awareness  to  the  Scholarship  as  opposed  to   being  a  fundraising  event.  

External Fundraising Campaign by Chase Pickering Chase Pickering,  Co-­‐Director  of  External  Development,  developed  a  fundraising   letter  campaign  with  new  potential  donors,  which  raised  approximately  $10,000  for   the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  

Fundraising Events Left: Fourth Annual  Tri  Sigma  Cookout  for  the  Carolina  Way  –  Tuesday,  April   5th   • Sigma  Epsilon’s  Slugfest  –  Last  Day  of  Class   • Eve’s  80’s  Dance  Party  in  Atlanta  –  May   • Annual  Appeal  Letter  to  Former  Donors  –  Last  year,  Elinor  Benami  wrote  a   letter  to  all  donors  of  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  However,  this  year,  I  wrote   a  letter  following  the  Selection  of  the  Scholars,  which  gave  an  overview  of  all   •


5 Eve  Carson  Scholars.  This  letter  will  be  sent  out  to  all  donors  by  the  end  of   March.  

Stewardship We have  also  placed  an  emphasis  on  Stewardship  this  year.  A  video  was  created  and   distributed  to  all  UNC  donors  in  the  Fall.  A  one-­‐pager  about  the  Scholarship  has   been  created  which  can  be  distributed  to  donors,  with  plans  to  create  a  more  formal   PowerPoint  presentation  that  External  Development  can  use  when  approaching   donors.   Lori  Burgwyn  of  Franklin  Street  Yoga  and  the  Director  of  the  Eve  5K,  Katherine   Richey  and  Bill  Cook,  both  had  the  opportunity  to  meet  both  Chase  and  Caroline,  as   did  the  Morehead-­‐Cain  Foundation  Staff.  We  have  met  with  other  donors  and   supporters  of  the  Scholarship  as  well,  and  have  stayed  in  good  contact  with  Bob  and   Teresa  Carson,  but  this  is  an  area  that  we  need  to  continue  to  improve  upon.  

Notable Scholar Updates Caroline Fish  received  the  Chancellor’s  Award  for  the  Advancement  of  Women   because  of  her  work  with  Project  Dinah  and  One  Act.  She  is  still  Binishing  all  of  her   story  portraits  based  off  of  her  research  from  her  Summer  Experience  and  Binishing   her  Honors  Thesis.   Chase  Jones  won  Mr.  UNC  this  year.  He  was  motivated  to  run  because  he  wanted  to   be  able  to  share  the  story  of  who  Eve  was  and  also  how  he  has  been  motivated  by   his  receipt  of  the  Scholarship  to  give  back  more  fully  to  campus.  He  has  been   working  hard  to  raise  money  for  Basebald  for  the  Cure  again  this  year,  in  order  to   help  it  grow  into  a  bigger  event.  Basebald  for  the  Cure  now  has  a  stronger   relationship  with  the  Lineberger  Cancer  Center  and  the  event  will  be  held  on   Saturday,  April  2nd.    

Scholar Support Next year,  a  goal  will  be  to  increase  the  support  that  we  provide  Scholars  in  the   planning  of  their  Summer  Experiences,  as  well  as  during  the  year.  

Eve Carson Scholarship Network I have  compiled  a  list  of  all  members  of  the  Selection  Committee  from  all  the  years,   Executive  Committee,  Scholars  and  Friends  of  Eve  for  record-­‐keeping  sake.  The  plan   is  to  create  a  network  of  these  individuals,  which  the  scholars  can  use  for  support   for  planning  their  Summer  Experiences  and  for  career  development  opportunities.   Development  has  agreed  to  help  code  in  their  Database  with  “Eve  Carson   Scholarship  Network.”  We  have  discussed  starting  with  a  LinkedIn  Group  but  also   144


plan to  explore  options  of  how  to  create  a  log-­‐in  to  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship   website,  especially  with  plans  to  do  a  website  re-­‐design.  We  feel  keeping  track  of  all   of  these  individuals  now  is  extremely  important  for  long-­‐term  sustainability  of  the   Scholarship  as  well.   We  also  met  with  Jim  Ferguson,  Director  of  the  EATS  Program,  to  discuss  the  idea  of   a  “Faculty  Connections  Program”  for  Scholars.  A  “Director  of  Scholar  Support”  and   “Assistant  Director  of  Scholar  Support”  have  been  added  to  the  Executive  Committee   for  the  Eve  Carson  Scholarship.  Matt  Fox,  the  2011-­‐2012  Director  of  the  Scholarship   will  make  Applicant  Recruitment  and  Scholar  Support  a  focus  for  next  year.  

Perspective of the Director The biggest  question  is  still  long-­‐term  sustainability.  How  do  we  ensure  the   Scholarship  still  exists  and  is  operating  effectively,  with  credibility  in  20  years,  when   students  take  over  from  year  to  year?   This  is  a  question  that  we  have  not  entirely  answered,  however,  we  have  formalized   processes  for  Summer  Experience  Approval,  written  By-­‐Laws,  and  required  Final   Reports  and  Summer  Reports  of  the  Scholars.     Additionally,  A  Year-­‐End  report  will  be  written  and  distributed  to  the  beginning  of   what  will  become  a  “Board  of  Advisors.”  Currently,  the  Executive  Directors  of  the   Scholarship  for  the  last  three  years,  Thomas  Edwards,  Andy  Woods,  and  myself  will   be  a  part  of  the  Board  of  Advisors.  Additionally,  Beth  Braxton,  the  Director  of  the   Carolina  Annual  Fund,  and  Dan  Thornton,  the  Associate  Director  of  Scholarships  and   Student  Aid,  as  well  as  a  representative  from  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs,  will  also   be  a  part  of  the  “Board  of  Advisors”  because  of  their  internal  role  within  the   University  which  necessitates  they  work  with  the  Scholarship.  Matt  Fox  will  work  on   further  establishing  the  Board  of  Advisors  over  the  coming  year  by  adding   individuals  who  do  not  work  within  the  university.     Next  year  will  be  the  Birst  class  where  very  few  students  knew  Eve  personally.   However,  we  are  currently  Binalizing  the  Executive  Committee  for  next  year  and  are   very  happy  with  the  applicants.  Additionally,  the  underclassmen  who  we  involved   this  year  really  gained  a  good  understanding  of  the  mission  and  vision  of  the  Eve   Carson  Scholarship  which  is  beneBicial  for  future  years.      


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

Description: SafeWalk is  a  student  run,  late  night  safety  escort  service  that  pairs  students   with  a  team  of  DPS  trained  walkers  to  ensure  students  are  safe  on  campus.  The  service   operates  from  11pm-­‐3am  Sunday-­‐Thursday.  

Program Progress Increase Numbers In spring  2010,  SafeWalk  had  a  total  of  1,010  walks,  and  in  fall  2010,  we   increased  the  number  of  walks  by  more  than  200  –  a  total  of  1,291  walks  in  fall   2010.  We  had  our  record  amount  of  walks  in  one  night  at  43  and  averaged  over   18  walks  per  night.  This  semester  has  had  a  slower  start,  but  it  is  now  beginning   to  ramp  up  to  average  almost  18  walks  per  night.  We  hope  to  beat  last  semester’s   1,291  walks  by  the  end  of  this  semester.

Expand Off-Campus Expansion has  been  the  focus  of  this  spring  semester.  The  SafeWalk  Executive   Board  has  met  with  Dean  Blackburn  and  Chapel  Hill  police  to  speak  about  the   risks  of  expanding  off  campus.  We  have  set  up  an  expansion  plan  that  takes  into   account  all  potential  scenarios  that  could  occur.  It  is  a  three-­‐phase  expansion   plan  to  ensure  that  our  off-­‐campus  plan  is  going  well  each  step  of  the  way. We  implemented  the  Birst  phase  on  Wednesday,  February  16.  It  includes  Martin   Luther  King  Jr.  Blvd.  up  to  Longview  Street  and  Mill  Creek  Apartments;   Hillsborough  Street  down  to  Townhouse  Apartments;  Henderson  Street;  and   North  Street.  The  Birst  phase  will  also  expand  coverage  of  Franklin  Street  and   Rosemary  Street.  On  Franklin  Street,  SafeWalk  will  cover  between  Roberson   Street  and  Davie  Circle.  On  Rosemary  Street,  SafeWalk  will  serve  locations   between  Rosemary  Village/Mitchell  Lane  and  Boundary  Street. The  second  phase  began  on  Sunday,  March  20,  2011.  It  includes  Cameron  Avenue   and  McCauley  Street.  SpeciBically,  the  locations  that  will  be  added  are  Mallette   Street,  Kenan  Street,  Cameron  Court,  Basnight  Lane  and  Roberson  Street.   Additionally,  Ransom  Street,  Vance  Street  and  Pittsboro  Street  will  be  covered   along  McCauley  Street. The  third  and  Binal  phase,  beginning  on  Sunday,  April  17,  2011,  will  cover  areas   around  Church  Street.  On  Church  Street,  SafeWalk  will  serve  up  to  Caldwell   Street,  thus  covering  Lindsay  Street,  Cotton  Street,  McDade  Street,  Brooks  Street,   Carr  Street  and  Pritchard  Avenue.  On  North  Columbia  Street,  SafeWalk  will   146


expand coverage  up  to  and  including  Longview  Street,  Stinson  Street,  Stephens   Street  and  Isley  Street.   After  the  implementation  of  the  third  phase,  SafeWalk  will  be  expanded  to  its   fullest  extent  that  it  feasibly  can  at  its  current  state  of  operation.

Funding We are  doing  well  in  terms  of  budgeting  and  having  enough  money  to  cover  the   budget.  We  saved  $1,200  by  hiring  three  work-­‐study  employees  last  semester.   We  are  also  using  demand-­‐based  stafBing  to  control  costs.  Makani  Dollinger,  the   Finance  Director,  has  been  keeping  up  with  our  budget  and  advising  the  team  on   how  much  money  we  have  to  spend  in  speciBic  areas  such  as  publicity,  wages  or   insurance. Parents  Council  gave  us  $15,000  again  for  the  fall  2011  to  spring  2012  school   year,  and  we  will  be  requesting  money  from  more  of  the  same  places.  We  have   also  applied  for  the  Strowd  Roses  grant  from  the  Town  of  Chapel  Hill,  and  we  are   awaiting  the  results  of  the  grant.

Publicity Jacob Horvat,  the  Marketing  Director,  has  been  coming  up  with  new  ways  to   promote  SafeWalk  such  as  an  A-­‐frame  outside  of  the  Undergraduate  Library.  We   are  putting  up  Blyers  in  all  of  the  dorms  to  promote  the  expansion.  We  are  also   doing  a  large  social  media  campaign  through  Facebook  by  having  people  tag   SafeWalk  in  posts  and  giving  gift  certiBicates  out  every  few  weeks.   We  recently  sent  out  a  survey  to  5,000  random  undergraduates  and  had  730   people  respond.  In  this  survey,  96  percent  of  the  people  responded  that  they  had   heard  of  SafeWalk.  The  respondents  said  that  The  Daily  Tar  Heel,  CTOPS,   friends/word  of  mouth  and  the  announcements  in  the  UL  and  Davis  are  the  top   four  places  that  they  had  heard  of  SafeWalk.  Of  the  respondents  who  had  used   SafeWalk  before,  97  percent  felt  safer  using  SafeWalk.  


The Co-Chair Perspective Christina Lynch, Director Expansion has  by  far  been  the  most  exciting  thing  to  happen  to  SafeWalk  besides   its  launch.  The  campus  has  shown  enthusiasm  and  support  for  this  move  as  it   will  begin  to  serve  way  more  of  the  students.  I  expect  this  to  increase  our   number  of  walks,  which  is  great  because  that  means  more  students  are  getting   home  safer! These  are  my  Binal  couple  of  months  working  on  SafeWalk.  I  have  been  with  the   program  since  its  inception  back  in  the  spring  semester  of  2009.  I  have   witnessed  its  launch  in  January  2010  and  its  expansion  to  a  fourth  team  in  the   fall  semester  of  2010.  Now,  I  get  to  witness  its  expansion  and  success  that  this   semester  will  bring.  I  will  be  leaving  SafeWalk  upon  graduation  in  May,  and  I  am   fully  conBident  in  the  team  of  sophomores  and  juniors  to  take  on  this  large  task.  I   am  excited  to  see  what  this  team  will  do  and  to  come  back  in  a  couple  of  years   and  see  how  far  SafeWalk  has  gone  and  how  much  it  has  grown.

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