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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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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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UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

UNC Charlotte will lead four other universities in the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) where they will research transportation. The University received a $7.7 million grant for the center from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). UNC Charlotte is one of the 32 universities that was awarded to develop centers. Approximately […]

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Students cast early ballots in Cone

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students cast early ballots in Cone

With 5 days until the election results are announced, UNC Charlotte students, some first time voters, are lining up at the door to cast their ballot for U.S. President and several other positions. Early voting is available in Cone 110 until Saturday. Weekday voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday is […]

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Buddy Walk celebrates “different” at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buddy Walk celebrates “different”  at Jerry Richardson Stadium

Ava and Kylee are a lot alike. They’re both seven years old; same heart conditions and the same indestructible bond. They call themselves “The Wonder Twins.” They’re like any other best friends. The only difference is that they have Down syndrome. On Saturday afternoon, “The Wonder Twins” joined 3,000 other people as they walked onto […]

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First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

The public, gathered in a ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center Oct. 4, straightened their backs and looked up. More and more secret service agents were coming out from the back, alert and focused, which meant that first lady Michelle Obama would take the stage any minute. When North Carolina governor nominee Roy Cooper introduced […]

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Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

The second annual Transportation Fair was held in the College of Health and Human Services quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5. At the event, students and staff learned about different transportation options on campus. The event was part of UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week. The Transportation Fair encouraged students and faculty to use […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts 41st International Festival

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte hosts 41st International Festival

A vast number of nations and cultures consolidated to host the University’s most dynamic yearly event in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) Sept. 24. In the light of the cultural divide brought about by this week’s incidents, the festival provided a positive outlet from the city’s turbulence that inspired unity amongst the community and […]

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Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

Update 6:06 p.m.: Businesses in Uptown, Charlotte are being encouraged to close early and residents are being advised to lock their doors, city officials warn. Protests are rumored to start in Uptown tonight. Update 3:45 p.m.: Scott was an alumni of North Carolina A&T State University. Protests erupt around campus as the aftermath of fatal shooting […]

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New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

The Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services have formed a partnership with the Aldersgate Retirement Community and the Johnston YMCA to form a summer reading program dedicated to raising reading levels for incoming second and third graders. The 4 week reading intensive teaching program designed to assist 30-40 second and third graders, is […]

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Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

| May 2, 2016 | 2 Comments
Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. On April 21, the Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte voted on a resolution for the repeal of House Bill 2. In the resolution, it states the Faculty Council “urges […]

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North Carolina to vote on proposed bond, allocating $90 million to UNC Charlotte for science building

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
North Carolina to vote on proposed bond, allocating $90 million to UNC Charlotte for science building

Voting ends March 15 for the Connect NC bond, which allocates $2 billion for different North Carolina services. If approved, this bond will grant $1.35 billion for differnt UNC system schools, $350 million for renovations at all 25 community colleges in North Carolina, $75 million will be invested in North Carolina’s state park system, $309 […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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