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Meet the candidates: Niayai Lavien, Chandler Crean

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Meet the candidates: Niayai Lavien, Chandler Crean

Niayai Lavien, a junior political science and philosophy major, is running for student body president. She’s been with Student Government Association (SGA) since she was a freshman. “I’m qualified for the position and I know that I have the passion and the drive to do it,” she said.  Lavien has lived in the University City […]

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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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Niner Palooza: Free food, fun and so much more

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Niner Palooza: Free food, fun and so much more

Niner Palooza will once again be coming to campus Monday, March 26. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) annual spring elections, starting with a “Why Fair” and a session to meet and greet the candidates for the upcoming election, followed by the annual election […]

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Police chief addresses campus safety concerns

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Police chief addresses campus safety concerns

On Wednesday, Police Chief Jeffrey Baker conducted a webcast to answer questions submitted by students concerning campus safety. Baker was joined by Dean of Students Christine Reed Davis and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook. The webcast follows multiple incidents at the university, including an armed robbery outside 0f the Student Union in February and 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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IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

Last December, Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University, died during a Phi Delta Theta ritual in which he was forced to drink alcohol. An autopsy found his blood alcohol level was .495 at the time of his death, which is more than six times the legal limit. Gruver is one of four […]

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Creating an impact in and out of the lecture hall

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Creating an impact in and out of the lecture hall

A year ago, UNC Charlotte students met in the Student Union rotunda, carrying signs that protested president’s travel ban. Muslims, Latinos, blacks, whites, female, male, gay and straight, all united, and among them, one white, middle-aged man stood out, as he made his way into the center of the crowd. With all eyes on him, […]

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Student provides support for survivors of sexual assault

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Student provides support for survivors of sexual assault

UNC Charlotte sophomore Hailey Collins teamed with her friend, Emily Williams, to help survivors of sexual assault on or off campus via Our Story, a sexual assault awareness project and initiative. Our Story was designed to not only spread awareness about sexual assault but support and empower survivors. It serves as an online blog dedicated […]

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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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Checking in with SGA: February

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: February

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) continues to hold programs, tabling and pass legislation regarding the most pressing concerns of the student body. Updates As of February, 48 new student organizations and 59 pieces of legislation have been approved by the SGA legislative branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be […]

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

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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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