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Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

As a part of Niner Palooza, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the “Why Fair” on Thursday in the CHHS/COED Plaza to kick off SGA elections. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the elections, starting with the Why Fair, then the Debate Pep Rally, then the Election Debate at the […]

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SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

Student body president and vice president candidates went head to head Thursday at 5 p.m. during the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Debate. It was presidential candidate Lauren Bullock with running mate Kevin Hines up against presidential candidate Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom. While Allsbrook and McCollom talked a lot about campus safety […]

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Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

A panel of UNC Charlotte student veterans was one of many groups to speak at a conference in the Student Union Feb. 28. Other distinguished guest speakers included current North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Prosser and UNC Charlotte Psychology Professor Richard Tedeschi. Topics ranged from research on post traumatic stress conducted by […]

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Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

College rape cases are a widespread epidemic with UNC Charlotte ranking tenth in the nation for reported rape cases in 2014. In many situations however, rape victims do not report their attack and keep their suffering silent. Maura Carroll, the founder of Charlotte Breaking Out (CBO), began the club as an English project in which […]

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Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte will be opening a Confucius Institute in summer 2017 within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The purpose of a Confucius Institute is to provide Chinese cultural and educational programming. “This is a big deal. It’s going to be a highly visible entity in […]

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University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a Campus Climate Communication Forum on Feb. 23 where students addressed concerns with campus officials after two sexual assault allegations against UNC Charlotte students came out earlier this month. SGA Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill facilitated the forum with Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker, Title IX […]

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Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their seventh weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 23. Secretary for Student Affairs speaks on Food Crew, Trucks for NinerPoolza Secretary for Student Affairs Reginald Cobbins spoke to Senate about Food Crew and said they would begin tabeling soon. He also secured three food […]

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Graduation goes green

| February 21, 2017 | 6 Comments
Graduation goes green

UNC Charlotte commencement robes have officially been changed from black to green, which will take effect for the spring commencement ceremonies. Student Body Vice President Carrie Nowell has worked over the past two semesters on making the change happen. She said the idea originally came from Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill this […]

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Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Campus remains uninformed after sexual assault, trespassing

Student residents remain largely uninformed after a sexual assault and unrelated string of trespassings this past week. UNC Charlotte campus police have not distributed e-mail alerts to students after a sexual assault took place in Holshouser Hall.  This follows a flurry of questions from students regarding a lack of e-mail notification after a notice was […]

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Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their sixth weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 16. Guest speakers The Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Jess Pinti along with five students spoke to the Senate about the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and what they provide for students who are in recovery or who […]

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Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

UNC Charlotte’s Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) hosted the Cupid Shuffle 5K on Feb. 11. The race is held during AXO’s Healthy Relationships Week to raise money and fight against domestic violence. Four hundred and sixteen participants raced to fight against relational abuse and raise awareness about the ever growing problem. Statistics show one in three […]

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Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois held his annual Chancellor Lunchtime Talk Feb. 14 where students were given the opportunity to ask questions and address concerns with Dubois directly. The event, which in the past has taken place in the rotunda, was moved to Room 200 of the Student Union for a more intimate vibe, Student Body President […]

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Senate Update: Sophomore class will have “halfway there fair”

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Sophomore class will have “halfway there fair”

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their fifth weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 9. Guest Speakers The Secretary for Information Technology Gyovanni Boston-Crompton addressed the Senate on several projects she is working on. South Village will receive a printer in fall 2017. REPROS, who supplies the printers, are looking […]

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Drunk driver takes life of freshman

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Drunk driver takes life of freshman

UNC Charlotte is suffering the loss of a freshman student, Dana Wilson, who died Feb. 6 in a wrong-way car accident driving back to Charlotte from her hometown of Wilmington. Wilson and her boyfriend Ryan Michael Menke were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was suspected to have been under […]

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University reacts to immigration ban

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
University reacts to immigration ban

Since President Donald Trump signed the executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven majority Muslim countries on Jan. 27, the UNC system has heard strong responses from its community. Students joined in the Student Union Feb. 9 at noon to protest the ban and Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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UNC Charlotte to receive $225,000 grant in national research study

| February 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte to receive $225,000 grant in national research study

Four UNC Charlotte departments and 20 academic advisors will be participating in a $225 thousand national research program this semester, says Dr. John Smail, Dean of University College. The program aims to connect college advisors with students who may be struggling academically. UNC Charlotte is participating in the study alongside two other colleges in the U.S. The grant, called […]

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Hechenbleikner Lake named Certified Wildlife Habitat

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hechenbleikner Lake named Certified Wildlife Habitat

Hechenbleikner Lake on campus has been designated as a Certified Wilidlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). When Lindsay Klingenschmidt was working towards her Bachelors in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Food and Nutrition, she was encouraged to pick a project on campus that reinforced the underlying sustainability platform that Chartwells has. […]

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Racing to gold

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Racing to gold

UNC Charlotte Recreational Services hosted its 16th annual Gold Rush 5K in which the Charlotte community showed their support for the 500 racers on Feb. 4. Businesses and vendors set up tents with games, food and warm beverages for the participants on the chilly morning. Racer Kaiti Stewart commented on the community support, “(The race) […]

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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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