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Elizabeth Hardin honored with 2016 Loy Witherspoon Distinguished Service Award

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Elizabeth Hardin honored with 2016 Loy Witherspoon Distinguished Service Award

Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at UNC Charlotte Elizabeth Hardin is a busy woman. And yet she took an hour out of her time on a Friday afternoon to talk with the Niner Times, which might sound surprising at first, given her prestigious title and back-to-back booked schedule, but not so much after you spend […]

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UNC Charlotte’s legendary Loy Witherspoon dead

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s legendary Loy Witherspoon dead

The founder of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Religious Studies and award-winning professor, Loy Witherspoon, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, at age 86.   After the death of both of his parents, Witherspoon grew up in the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem.  Later, he became an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.   After earning […]

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“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Theater was packed Tuesday night for Roger Guenveur Smith’s award winning one-man show “Rodney King,” which was followed by a panel discussion with Smith and Journalist Steve Crump from WBTV. The emotional performance, which won the 2015 Bessie Award, was inspired by the life and death of Rodney King.  King survived a […]

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First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

The public, gathered in a ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center Oct. 4, straightened their backs and looked up. More and more secret service agents were coming out from the back, alert and focused, which meant that first lady Michelle Obama would take the stage any minute. When North Carolina governor nominee Roy Cooper introduced […]

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UNC Charlotte sets record enrollment

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte sets record enrollment

UNC Charlotte broke its own record this academic year for number of students enrolled.  The university expected 28,700 students to be enrolled this semester. In the last ten years, UNC Charlotte experienced the fastest growth of any UNC-system campus. In 1999, the student body population totaled 16,950.  The university expects a future growth double that […]

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SGA update: April 7

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 7

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 7. Student Body President and Vice President Election results The SGA welcomed juniors Fahn Darkor as Student Body President and Carrie Nowell as Vice President. Belk Plaza Forum The final Belk Plaza Forum will present the final image of what Belk Plaza […]

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Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

| March 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

Andre Jefferies, a junior political science major, is in the running to be UNC Charlotte’s Student Body President. Originally from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Jefferies has been involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) since he first came to UNC Charlotte. “Politics, governments and representing people have been important interests to me, so I decided to run as a […]

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Rising insurance rates

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Rising insurance rates

The cost of Student Health Insurance will increase up to 32 percent for the 2016-17 academic year across all UNC System schools. The UNC System works with Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer students the Student Blue health insurance program. The last changes to the premium price, or the amount that students must pay on […]

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SGA update: Jan. 28

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Jan. 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 28. Messages from the Senate Student body president Mitch Daratony said he is continuously brainstorming and trying to think of ideas to make UNC Charlotte’s campus more inclusive. He is ready to meet and speak with members of the SGA privately if […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

On Jan. 28, UNC Charlotte collaborated with the American Red Cross to host the seventh annual 49ers4Life blood drive. This year, the Blood Drive collected 768 pints of blood, which is enough to save over 2,000 lives in local hospitals. The blood drive was held in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center and lasted all day, […]

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SGA update: Jan. 21

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Jan. 21

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 21. Messages from the Senate Vice President of the Student Body Jared Dobbertin started off the meeting by reminding SGA members that Betty Dosler, special assistant to the chancellor for constituent relations, will be attending the student senate meeting next week. She […]

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Pharmaceutical companies value marketing over creating new, innovative drugs

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pharmaceutical companies value marketing over creating new, innovative drugs

Dr. Jennifer Troyer, associate dean for research and graduate programs, partnered with Dr. Denis G. Arnold, professor of management and surtman distinguished professor of business ethics at UNC Charlotte, to write a 23-paged paper on pharmaceutical marketing and innovation. Troyer and Arnold conducted research that found that pharmaceutical companies are willing to spend more money […]

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Students rally in support of Brazil catastrophe

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Students rally in support of Brazil catastrophe

UNC Charlotte senior Hannah Lacombe has started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise money for the contaminated water disaster in Brazil. A dam eruption in Brazil Nov. 5 and sent toxic mud through towns and villages, killing multiple people and leaving over 600 homeless. The explosion was caused by multiple safety violations by […]

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Dancing for the kids

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dancing for the kids

From Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. until Nov. 8 at 7 a.m., UNC Charlotte hosted its third annual Dance Marathon, a 12-hour event celebrating year-long efforts to raise funds for the Levine Children’s Hospital. Headed by Executive Director Emily Grassett, a UNC Charlotte senior majoring in Political Science and Philosophy, the leadership team that raises […]

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Homecoming kicks off a week of Niner pride

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Homecoming kicks off a week of Niner pride

This past weekend marked the third annual homecoming for UNC Charlotte’s football team.  It was also arguably the most successful, with students and alumni proving that they are more than willing to come out and support their school. UNC Charlotte’s school spirit has been steadily growing since the Board of Trustees officially voted in the […]

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Over 35 Countries gather for 40th annual International Festival

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Over 35 Countries gather for 40th annual International Festival

Photos by Chris Crews. UNC Charlotte’s 40th annual International Festival was held Oct. 17.  The festival, which was first held in 1975, has evolved to become UNC Charlotte’s staple attraction The festival is open to the general public; it gives students, faculty, and local residents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the wide diversity of […]

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Students and parents take over the Student Union

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Students and parents take over the Student Union

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted an event to encourage students and parents to learn more about the different organizations and events taking place this academic year at UNC Charlotte. The Union Takeover: Parent and Family Weekend was held Sept. 25 from 7-11 p.m. in the Student Union. Organizations set up tables all over the […]

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SGA update: Oct. 1

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Oct. 1

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had a guest speaker for their Oct. 1 meeting, UNC Charlotte alumnus and notable attorney, Karen Popp. Prior to Popp’s arrival, Secretary for Academic Affairs Caroline Nowell gave a brief report to senators. The Learning Management Evaluating System Committee is looking for alternatives to the well-established Moodle system. It […]

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Forum held regarding racial comments

| September 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
Forum held regarding racial comments

UNC Charlotte students are outraged after word spread quickly around campus, and even beyond it, that three full time professional staff members made inappropriate remarks geared towards the African-American student leadership. On Sept. 23, students gathered in the Student Union movie theater to hold a forum regarding the racial comments. The Student Union staff has been […]

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Student organization to hold carwash fundraiser

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Student organization to hold carwash fundraiser

On Sept. 19, students will have the opportunity to have their car washed for free by members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). UNC Charlotte’s public relations (PR) students are gearing up for the 2015 National PRSSA conference, and in an effort to give more students the opportunity to attend than ever […]

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