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Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

| February 21, 2018
Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

A number of prominent UNC Charlotte student organizations met this past Thursday to officially codify a political Expo into order by rule of pen. Through this seal of approval, the signees — represented by four civically-oriented university programs — formally commemorated the landmark accord that is to serve as a platform for public discourse. The Political […]

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Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

| February 20, 2018
Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

Changes will be coming to campus next spring, as part the university’s master plan. The long-term plan, which was developed by facilities management, the Office of the Chancellor and other leaders on campus, highlights major multi-million dollar projects that will improve the campus over the next decade or so. Part of that master plan included […]

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A new Belk Plaza

| February 19, 2018
A new Belk Plaza

In the Belk Tower’s 45 years, it saw free speech in the form of protests, students breaking out into flash mobs and vigils for live’s lost. In December 2015, the Belk Tower’s legacy ended when it was dismantled due to structural damage and potential safety concerns. This month, construction fences went up where the tower […]

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Countdown to the light rail

| February 13, 2018
Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

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First-year students find “SAFE” haven

| February 12, 2018
First-year students find “SAFE” haven

Studies show first-generation students are less likely than their peers to graduate in four years or to graduate at all. The Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) program is doing its part to close that gap. SAFE is a peer mentoring program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college. “Peer mentoring […]

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Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

| February 12, 2018
Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going? UNC Charlotte main station North side of campus J.W. Clay Boulevard/UNC Charlotte Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches Paradise Valley Par 3 Dave’s Paddleboats McCullough University City Regional Library University City Boulevard IKEA Tom Hunter South 21. Jr Old Concord Road The Last Word […]

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Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

| February 10, 2018
Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

Two men broke down a locked door at University Crossings and threatened the resident with a firearm early Friday morning during a robbery. According to an email sent to residents, the two men, described as African-Americans, broke down the locked door and threatened the resident with a firearm around 12:30 a.m. The crime occurred in […]

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Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

| February 8, 2018
Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

Over the past five days, the Charlotte community has experienced multiple on-campus crimes. On Saturday, campus police reported an assault in the Greek Village area of campus, involving a student and an unidentified man. The suspect, described as a black male, in his 30s and approximately 5’8,” gained access to a Greek Village resident hall […]

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Should we be the University of Charlotte?

| February 5, 2018
Should we be the University of Charlotte?

Conversations about changing the name of UNC Charlotte have spread on Twitter with the hashtag #droptheUNC, but Chancellor Philip L. Dubois says a name change is unlikely during his administration. “I’ve been passively against it since 2005 when I became chancellor,” said Dubois, addressing the Student Government Association (SGA) at their Thursday Senate meeting. “Many […]

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UNC Charlotte launches Niblock Student Center

| February 5, 2018
UNC Charlotte launches Niblock Student Center

UNC Charlotte relaunched the academic, career and professional development hub, renaming it the Niblock Student Center in the Belk College of Business building on Jan. 9. The center was reinitiated by a $2.5 million donation from Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc., to help undergraduate business students throughout […]

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Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

| February 5, 2018
Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

The towers which helped lay the foundation of South Village will be demolished in the years to come. Moore Hall, after exactly 49 years of towering over the Charlotte campus, will close for demolition at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester. Sanford Hall will be open for the entire 2018-19 academic year, but demolished […]

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Zero waste initiative expands to Halton Arena

| February 3, 2018
Zero waste initiative expands to Halton Arena

The Zero Waste Program, a collaborative initiative between the Sustainability Office and Recycling, was piloted at three basketball games on Jan. 11, Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 in hopes the program would expand to Halton Arena. At each game, fans connected with staff and volunteers at an informational booth located near concessions. There were three […]

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Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

| February 1, 2018
Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

Gray’s College Bookstore, which has been providing UNC Charlotte students with everything from textbooks to T-shirts, announced Tuesday they will be closing their doors Feb. 28, after 23 years in the University City community. The closing of the UNC Charlotte location leaves the Gray’s chain with one remaining store in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Amber […]

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Checking in with SGA: January

| January 31, 2018
Checking in with SGA: January

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is kicking off the spring semester with tabling, legislation and programs geared toward addressing the interests and concerns of our diverse student population. Updates As of November, 13 new student organizations have been approved by the legislative branch, bringing the total to 39. Information on newly approved organizations […]

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