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KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

On March 27, KEEPING WATCH kicks off the second part of its three year initiative with an exhibit opening at the Projective Eye Gallery at the UNC Charlotte Center City. Their latest project is titled “KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks.” KEEPING WATCH was organized by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and College of […]

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On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

Photos by Varun Joshi. UNC Charlotte Facilities Management Department is working on many different campus construction projects to alleviate both pedestrian and automobile congestion around campus. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working on the south entrance of campus at the intersection of University City Boulevard (Highway 49) and Cameron Boulevard.  This project will […]

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UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

For the first time in 40 years, the UNC Board of Governors met at UNC Charlotte. During the Feb. 27 meeting, located at the university’s Student Union, board members voted to close three centers belonging to various schools within the UNC system. The centers, which will close by Sept. 1, are: UNC Chapel Hill’s Center […]

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Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

| February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

Photos by Linnea Stoops. On Jan. 30, around 1 a.m., UNC Charlotte students Alexandria McLellan and Julie Book experienced a ceiling cave-in at their Circle University City apartment complex across from campus. “The cave-in happened in our living room. It only caved in an area about 2-foot by 4-foot, along with cracks that ran all around […]

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A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

Throughout Feb. 16, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois was wrestling with a decision. “I remember that the issue I was wrestling with on that first day (Monday) was whether we were going to OS2 (Adverse weather operations, cancelled or delayed classes) or whether we should close under OS3 (Emergency Event operations, cancelled classes, closed offices, […]

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First Ward’s newest addition

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
First Ward’s newest addition

Construction is about to begin as Charlotte Developer Daniel Levine plans to build a new apartment complex in the First Ward area that will add an additional 264 units of housing. There is no specific audience for the new apartment complex. It is designed to attract anybody from young professionals to parents with no children […]

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Greek organizations to host Valentine’s Day 5k

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greek organizations to host Valentine’s Day 5k

Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon are hosting the Cupid Shuffle 5k on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. The race will be at Frank Liske Park in Concord. The 5k will benefit Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy, domestic violence awareness education and prevention. Specifically, the proceeds will go to the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter […]

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UNCC to host 14th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC to host 14th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge

The 14th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge is now looking for applications for the 2015 competition.  The competition is in Charlotte from March 31 through April 2. The competition is for early-stage high growth companies.  Over the last three years of the competition more than 300 start-up companies participated in the competition winning over $150,000. The competition […]

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Center City campus, new home to North Carolina Humanities Council headquarters

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Center City campus, new home to North Carolina Humanities Council headquarters

After working out of Greensboro since its inception in 1972, the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) has decided to move its headquarters to UNC Charlotte’s City Center campus. NCHC is “a statewide, non-profit agency that provides advocacy, grants and activities to support understanding of the humanities, especially in literature, history, art, music and philosophy,” said […]

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UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

Each year, the Charlotte Chamber Green Works program rewards both a small and a large business the Wells Fargo Green Award. It is given to businesses that have successfully innovated new products and have sustained their businesses culture. This year, the University of North Carolina Zero Waste Program is a part of the chamber and […]

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With the semester coming to a close, students continue to be left without permanent homes

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
With the semester coming to a close, students continue to be left without permanent homes

Photos by Edward Averette and courtesy of Circle Problems Facebook page. Over a 100 students remain displaced from Circle University City and Arcadia Student Living as the fall semester draws to a close. Arcadia residents, G.R. Waldrop and his roommate, Conley Hicks, were part of a post-August wave of move-ins, in which more than 300 […]

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Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

Since 2010, UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business has held an annual series which has featured speakers that have ranged from an analytics officer with a front row seat to the 2012 presidential election, three best-selling authors and a director of marketing with close-ties to a familiar supercomputer. On Nov. 17 the Next Speaker Series […]

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UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

Lieutenant Shawn Smith of the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) has put in a letter of resignation after a sexual assault case involving Smith and fellow Officer Amanda Copley was turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 6. The assault occurred in May 2013 when Smith forcefully put his […]

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Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

On November 4, Tau Sigma Honor Society started their annual Second Harvest Can Food Drive. Tau Sigma is an academic honor society that specifically recognizes and promotes academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. In order to be invited, transfer students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher their first semester. Through the honor society, […]

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Delays continue at Circle University, Arcadia eyes November sweep

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Delays continue at Circle University, Arcadia eyes November sweep

When Ricardo Chavez left Southern California to study architecture at UNC Charlotte, he initially thought that he would have settled into a place to stay. “I chose Circle University and although the website did show it was under construction.” “They seemed assured it would be completed in July, since everyone would move in August 1,” […]

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SGA update Oct. 23

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 23

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 23. Johnson C. Smith University SGA Oct. 23 was the day the UNC Charlotte’s SGA hosted several senate members from Johnson C. Smith University (JSU). The purpose of inviting them to UNC Charlotte is to begin a merger between […]

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Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte bonds to include University City projects this election

Charlotte voters will have the chance to approve city bonds to fund various projects around the city of Charlotte this election. Several of these bonds fund projects that will directly affect the University City area. City bonds are on the ballot for voters generally every two years. Beginning with the bonds in this cycle and […]

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Inside the shadowland

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Inside the shadowland

Leaves crunch underfoot walking up the paved road toward the historical and abandoned old campus of what was once called the Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School. Bricks fall from the mortar that has held them to the original buildings since 1909, wooden structures crumble under the weight of time and once glistening white […]

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NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

| October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

Crowds gathered near the Belk tower on Thursday afternoon, as NC Student Power Union held its first ever UNC Charlotte Walkout. The compilation of UNC Charlotte students, alumni and community activists participated in the walkout to get a variety of demands met. Their list of 20 demands ranges from issues regarding a freeze on tuition […]

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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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