Megan Bird

Megan Bird

Megan is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a sophomore Political Science and Spanish double major. Megan is from Charlottesville, Virginia. She can be reached at news@ninertimes.com

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Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

| June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

The phrase “student loan debt” no doubt evokes anxiety in most college students. However, this worry is more potent for some groups than others. A report by Student Loan Hero found that 60 percent of LGBTQ+ student loan borrowers regret taking on debt, compared with 45 percent of student loan borrowers in the general population. […]

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New scholarship honors the late UNC Charlotte professor

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
New scholarship honors the late UNC Charlotte professor

You can discern how close-knit a community is by the way it handles tragedy. UNC Charlotte proved its unity by establishing the Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner Memorial Scholarship in the wake of Skinner’s death in September. Skinner was killed on September 1 in her Kings Parade Boulevard apartment at age 35. Donne Lewis Franklin, 45, […]

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Fed up with dining hall hours

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

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Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

 Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. On April 7, hundreds of people gathered in Halton Arena where they would dance for 12 hours to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital. The night marked the culmination of a year and a half of fundraising by UNC Charlotte Dance Marathon. The group is the […]

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What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

With the recent Parkland shooting, debate over the minimum age to buy AR-15s and even a UNC Charlotte shooting threat, people are questioning the safety of our nation’s schools. Many point toward our federal gun laws as a contributor to so much violence. So, what are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms? What action is your […]

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Meet the candidates: Mildred Martinez, RJ Chisolm

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Meet the candidates: Mildred Martinez, RJ Chisolm

Mildred Martinez, a junior biology major and economics minor, is running for student body president. She’s been with Student Government Association (SGA) since she was a freshman. “That’s when I learned about all the changes being made on campus,” she said. “There are a lot of things that administration does and we just get a […]

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Schedule Wizard brings magic to the registration process

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Schedule Wizard brings magic to the registration process

Goodbye to managing multiple tabs, scribbling down course times and keeping a list of ID numbers all in order to craft the perfect schedule. UNC Charlotte has a new web-based registration tool for students: Schedule Wizard. Now undergraduate and graduate students can block off time for breaks and other commitments, generate possible schedules and register […]

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Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

On March 3, UNC Charlotte’s Chamber Orchestra traveled to Vancouver to perform at local schools and the Kay Meeks Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Orchestra is the highest level orchestral group at UNC Charlotte. Conductor Dr. Jonathan Govias has been with the orchestra since its inception in 2013. Govias is a Canada native himself and is excited […]

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Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

Benefactor and former state senator Irwin “Ike” Belk passed away on Feb. 24 at 95 years old. Belk was an influential force for UNC Charlotte. His relationship with the school goes back to the 1960s, when he introduced and promoted a bill authorizing the state to convert the two-year Charlotte College into the four-year university […]

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Professor emerita recounts Holocaust experience

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Professor emerita recounts Holocaust experience

“You didn’t have very much time for God. What God would be there?” Students shifted in their seats, uncomfortable and saddened by the words of Holocaust survivor Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz. On February 20, the UNC Charlotte professor emerita of German literature gave a lecture that ensured that students would never forget the atrocities of that […]

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Education honors society wins “Ace of the ACE”

| January 23, 2018
Education honors society wins “Ace of the ACE”

UNC Charlotte’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi was named top chapter for 2017. The education honors society received the Dr. Florence B Stratemeyer Award, known to club members as the “Ace of the ACE.” The award is the highest honor granted by Kappa Delta Pi, recognizing the top group from over 650 international chapters. In […]

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An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

On November 17, a sort of chaos took over the Student Union as students took part in a poverty simulation hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Eviction officers turned over the chairs that had represented students’ homes, students scrambled to gather money to pay their rent, and participants frantically ran in and out of […]

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services named for Christine Price

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) not only has a new location, but also a new name. On Oct. 30, a ceremony was held to dedicate the new building to UNC Charlotte alumna Christine Price. Outside the new CAPS building, a plaque recognizes Christine Price. Christine Price earned a Bachelor of Arts in […]

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