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Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Semester rewind: A recap of UNC Charlotte’s fall

Atkins Library is full of students studying for exams, Christmas lights are being hung, and plans are being made for winter break. Once again, a fall semester at UNC Charlotte is coming to an end. Let’s look back at what has happened in the past few months. September One year since the shooting of Keith […]

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Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

| November 30, 2017 | 14 Comments
Charlotte 49ers’ fans demand changes to athletics

Four years ago, the first Charlotte football team walked out onto the field of the Jerry Richardson Stadium. The team took the win, 52-7, against the Campbell Camels. A sea of green in the stadium raved with each touchdown. At that inaugural game, hopes were high for the Charlotte 49ers but they didn’t last long. […]

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Checking in with SGA: November

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: November

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to host events, meetings and pass legislation throughout the month of November. Updates As of Nov. 27, eight new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings […]

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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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Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Increase in Friday classes leads to student uproar

There are a few phrases that college students aren’t fond of. Among them are “cumulative exam,” “textbook required” and “8 a.m.” But one of the most common is “Friday classes.” Chancellor Philip Dubois sent out a mass email Tuesday announcing that there would be change in class scheduling come the fall 2018 semester. For the […]

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GPSG votes on Election Act

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
GPSG votes on Election Act

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) will hold the fourth GPSG senate meeting of this academic year. GPSG Senators will have the opportunity to vote on the “GPSG Elections Act.” This act would abolish the existing election system in which only Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Senators have the right to […]

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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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UNC Charlotte honors veterans

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte honors veterans

The Veteran Services Office and the Student Veterans of America sponsored a weeklong celebration to honor veterans Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Curtis Chancy, president of Student Veterans Association, didn’t task the week long celebration alone. “It was kind of a combined effort from all of the work studies, Student Veterans Association and the Dean […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board convened last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget recommendations for the 2018-2019 academic year. The board is a body of student leaders, appointed by Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook, to hear student fee increase requests from a variety of campus administrators and advocate […]

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Former chancellor to receive NC public service award

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Former chancellor to receive NC public service award

On Nov. 9, former UNC Charlotte Chancellor James H. Woodward will receive the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor. Since 1964, the awards have been used to recognize contributions in the areas of fine arts, literature, public service and science. Gov. Roy Cooper will present the award at a banquet and ceremony to […]

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Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

On Oct. 28, hundreds of kids from all walks of life stepped onto a college campus for the first time to participate in the inaugural Charlotte Kid Fest. The merry-go-round event occupied the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) portion of campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The fest included an in-house DJ, food trucks, apparel […]

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Checking in with SGA: October

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: October

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association kicked off the fall semester by electing new student leaders, launching diversity initiatives, hosting school representatives weekly at Senate meetings, welcoming the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) to our campus and showing off our Niner Pride at Homecoming. Updates As of Oct. 26, 25 new student organizations have […]

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Forty-nine bottles of beer on the wall

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Forty-nine bottles of beer on the wall

UNC Charlotte is attracting homebrewers from all over the country with a new program. This Spring, Continuing Education is offering courses that will teach students the ins and outs of the craft beer business. The craft beer industry is on the rise. The amount of microbreweries in the country has doubled in the last five […]

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