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Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

College rape cases are a widespread epidemic with UNC Charlotte ranking tenth in the nation for reported rape cases in 2014. In many situations however, rape victims do not report their attack and keep their suffering silent. Maura Carroll, the founder of Charlotte Breaking Out (CBO), began the club as an English project in which […]

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Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

UNC Charlotte’s Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) hosted the Cupid Shuffle 5K on Feb. 11. The race is held during AXO’s Healthy Relationships Week to raise money and fight against domestic violence. Four hundred and sixteen participants raced to fight against relational abuse and raise awareness about the ever growing problem. Statistics show one in three […]

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Racing to gold

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Racing to gold

UNC Charlotte Recreational Services hosted its 16th annual Gold Rush 5K in which the Charlotte community showed their support for the 500 racers on Feb. 4. Businesses and vendors set up tents with games, food and warm beverages for the participants on the chilly morning. Racer Kaiti Stewart commented on the community support, “(The race) […]

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Saving lives one pint at a time

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Saving lives one pint at a time

UNC Charlotte held its annual 49ers4Life blood drive on Jan. 24.  This is the eighth year UNC Charlotte has partnered with the American Red Cross in saving lives all over the world. The goal was to receive 800 pints of blood at this year’s drive and thanks to the help of the 1,300 students that […]

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UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

UNC Charlotte hosted their annual Veterans Day Conference on the third floor of the Popp & Martin Student Union. David Vacchi, the associate director of Student Veteran Affairs briefly spoke about UNC Charlotte’s veteran’s association before introducing the guest speaker for the night. “UNC Charlotte is home to a growing veteran population on campus and […]

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‘It goes down in the DM’

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘It goes down in the DM’

UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Dance Marathon partnered with Levine Children’s Hospital to dance the night away Friday. The annual 12-hour dance marathon began at 7 p.m. and ended at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Over 300 participants came to support Levine Children’s Hospital and raise money for families with sick children. The night began with a throng […]

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Petition started to appoint Chief of Diversity position

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Petition started to  appoint Chief of Diversity position

Due to increasing student enrollment each year and recent riots and protests that have occurred in the Uptown, a UNC Charlotte faculty member has started a petition that would include a new Chief of Diversity position. Regarding recent events in the Charlotte area and student protests on campus, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois has encouraged […]

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Fighting police brutality through fellowship

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fighting police brutality through fellowship

A candlelight vigil, in remembrance of Keith Scott and Justin Carr, was held Sept. 28. The event was held in the Student Activity Center where posters were on display titled, “I Do This For…” “Candle Dedication” and “White Light Vigil” along with eight candles which were later lit in honor of the recent victims of […]

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Engineering professor awarded $3 million towards research funding

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Engineering professor awarded $3 million towards research funding

Dr. Peter Tkacik, a UNC Charlotte mechanical engineering professor, was awarded with over $3 million for research funding through the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Teaching Professorship. This award is given to a professor who goes above and beyond teaching. They enrich, motivate and lead students through their education. Tkacik is described as all of the […]

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SGA breaks the ice with students

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA breaks the ice with students

On Sept. 14, UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association hosted SGA Breaking the Ice tabling event in response to the confusion and upset caused by the add/drop period. SGA and Academic Affairs wanted to hear the student body’s opinions, questions, and concerns about student life and UNC Charlotte which led to the organization of Breaking the Ice. Tracey Allsbrook, secretary […]

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Moodle or Canvas?

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Moodle or Canvas?

Many students have noticed as they return to classes that UNC Charlotte has made several campus-wide changes, including the transition from Moodle to Canvas. The transition began in September 2015 when the Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation Committee discussed Moodle and whether or not it was fulfilling the needs of UNC Charlotte’s students and faculty. […]

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UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

| March 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

On March 1 UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services hosted Military Culture: Have You Ever Served? A day-long conference discussing the needs of military veterans. Mario Pantano, the head of the North Carolina Veteran Affairs, was the first speaker of the day. He discussed the working group of service members, veterans and their families. Pantano […]

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