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Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently held nominations to fill various SGA positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Several seats for senators, class president and student body president are up for election. Nominations for SGA candidates closed on Monday, Feb. 23, and campaigning began Tuesday, Feb. 24. At the campaign meeting on Feb. 24, […]

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EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

Photos by Ben Coon. The Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab was recently dedicated. The lab is located in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The lab was built using money from a large donation from the Siemens Corporation and serves as a research center to engineer solutions for issues in large-scale […]

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UNC System to vote on tuition increase for 2016-17, 2017-18 fiscal years

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC System to vote on tuition increase for 2016-17, 2017-18 fiscal years

The University of North Carolina system recently submitted a proposal for a tuition hike for the next two fiscal years for tuition at UNC Charlotte. The proposed plan would increase undergraduate tuition rates by $106 for fiscal year 2016 and by $109 for fiscal year 2017. The board of governors will vote on the proposal […]

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UNC Charlotte professor and Nigeria’s Awolowo University professor partner for sustainability research project

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor and Nigeria’s Awolowo University professor partner for sustainability research project

The head of the Department of Africana Studies Dr. Akinwumi Ogundiran recently received of a grant from the Carnegie Foundation in partnership with his associate, Dr. Benjamin Ogunfolakan, from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. The foundation has awarded the Carnegie Foundation African Diaspora Grant to Ogundiran and Ogunfolakan so they can undertake a two phased […]

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South Village Dining Hall opens doors

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
South Village Dining Hall opens doors

After a long wait and a build-up of anticipation, South Village Crossing is finally open. One of the primary features of South Village Crossing is the new dining hall (being nicknamed “SoVi”) that will serve to retire RDH after its many years of feeding students. SoVi opened Jan. 6 as students began to return from […]

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Can you match a pitch? The Finer Niners can

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Can you match a pitch? The Finer Niners can

The “Finer Niners” a Cappella group recently became an organization at UNC Charlotte in August, 2014. They are a competitive singing group. President and founder, Carrie Nowell created the group in fall 2013, when she first arrived at UNC Charlotte. Nowell has a background in a Cappella singing and wanted to create a true a […]

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Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

A donation from Leon and Sandra Levine through their foundation of $13 million was recently made to the Levine Scholars program at UNC Charlotte. This large donation  from the Levines will be used for the extension of the Levine Scholars program in coming years. Currently, the Levine Scholars program supports around 15 new students annually, […]

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$49,049 raised at dance marathon

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
$49,049 raised at dance marathon

From 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, until 7 a.m. the following day, UNC Charlotte had its second annual dance marathon. The event, titled Charlotte Dance Marathon, is a charity fundraising program to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital. Last year the event was called the Dance Mine, but has been changed this year to the […]

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Campus food pantry aids students in need

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Campus food pantry aids students in need

Recent initiatives begun by the Department of Student Affairs and the Department of Academic Affairs have led to the creation of an on campus student food pantry. The food pantry stands to serve a growing number of students facing chronic hunger. “There has been a growing demand of the student body in need of food…both […]

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Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

Charlotte voters will have the chance to approve city bonds to fund various projects around the city of Charlotte this election. Several of these bonds fund projects that will directly affect the University City area. City bonds are on the ballot for voters generally every two years. Beginning with the bonds in this cycle and […]

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New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

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Center City’s new front lawn

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Center City’s new front lawn

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte took place on Sept. 18. The First Ward Park project is being undertaken by Levine Properties in cooperation with the county, the city of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte as part of a plan to develop certain areas of uptown Charlotte. In a deal […]

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UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

​The Alliance of International Ambassadors on campus sponsors several charity drives throughout the year to benefit the homeless community in Charlotte. Currently, they are collecting donations for their “Bananas (and clothing) for the homeless” charity drive. The organization welcomes students to join them as they hand out donations to the homeless community in uptown Charlotte […]

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UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

Recently, UNC Charlotte has established a separate office to oversee Title IX coordination. Title IX is a law that is part of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibits discrimination based upon sex in educational institutions. The law has morphed over the years to expand over a broader area of gender based discrimination. “This […]

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