In the news 2.28.12

By on February 28, 2012

Results for SGA election post-poned. 
The results for winners of SGA elections, which were held from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, were not announced on Friday as planned.

SGA announced on their Twitter feed, “As declared by the SGA Chief Justice, the 2012 SGA Election results will be delayed until further notice. Please continue to check our social media and website for more information. Thank you to all students who voted.”

According to Chief Justice Brandon McReynolds, the results were postponed due to the decision by CardsUnite to appeal a 10 percent vote deduction after they didn’t complete a Campaign Value Report correctly.
The case over violations will go to court on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 p.m. in Allen Court in the School of Law building.

During these proceedings, all pending cases and violations will be resolved.

The Thinker returns.

On Feb. 18, the famous thinking man returned to his stoop in front of Grawemeyer Hall with a fresh re-entry to his musings on the intricacies of the working world.

The Thinker had been sitting on the steps of Grawemeyer since 1949, enduring the rain and snow and, ultimately, corroding his body to the green that students have grown to know.

After a two-month restoration process, The Thinker had his coat of green verdigris cleaned off, which is a discoloration common in metals exposed to weather for long periods. He was given a fresh layer of dark patina, which gives him a new shimmering coat of black.

Head of Medical School resigns.
Edward Halperin will step down as the dean of the Medical School. Halperin is taking a job as the chief executive officer and chancellor for health affairs at New York Medical College.

Halperin became the dean of the medical school in 2006. Since then, he has helped lead the medical school grow in multiple ways, such as increasing the MCAT score of applicants, increasing research funding to the medical school and increasing the enrollment rate.

“Dr. Halperin has been instrumental in moving our school of medicine to a different level in terms of our missions of education, research and clinical care,” U of L President James Ramsey said in a statement. “He has raised the standards we now hold ourselves to in terms of the students we accept and graduate from the School of Medicine, as well as the faculty we recruit. We have a foundation of department chairs and faculty from which we are ready to rise to the next plane in our mandate to become a premiere metropolitan research university.”

The university will name an interim dean within the next few weeks.

New LMPD chief announced.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced his choice for the new chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Steve Conrad, currently the police chief in Glendale, Ariz. but is originally from the Louisville area. Previously, Conrad was the assistant chief of LMPD. Conrad will officially join Louisville’s department on March 19. Acting chief Ish Burks will become interim administrative officer as Conrad settles into his new role. Mayor Fischer said that Conrad had the qualities to lead Louisville to becoming the “safest city in America.”

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