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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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Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

Thousands of students and North Carolina residents gathered for a rally in the Belk Plaza to see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, where she urged attendants to vote early late Sunday afternoon. Before speaking about her many plans as president, Clinton first took aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, mentioning in their third and final […]

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Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

The 1-mile fun run/walk known as the Buddy Walk is set to return to UNC Charlotte Oct. 22. Having been held in the Jerry Richardson Stadium for the past two years, the annual Buddy Walk, put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), will return to the football stadium for it’s third […]

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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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Fighting police brutality through fellowship

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fighting police brutality through fellowship

A candlelight vigil, in remembrance of Keith Scott and Justin Carr, was held Sept. 28. The event was held in the Student Activity Center where posters were on display titled, “I Do This For…” “Candle Dedication” and “White Light Vigil” along with eight candles which were later lit in honor of the recent victims of […]

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Sustainability Week to have multiple events on campus

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sustainability Week to have multiple events on campus

Next week, the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI) will hold multiple events involving multiple student groups and school departments during the annual Sustainability Week. Starting Oct. 4 , students can be apart of the Sustainability Week activities with the fall Campus Cleanup. Students, staff and faculty interested in participating in the event can meet at Belk Plaza or […]

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Protests continue on UNC Charlotte campus

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests continue on UNC Charlotte campus

Photos by Alex Sands. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell” was the chant that turned heads on UNC Charlotte’s campus Wednesday, as a march of students and community members interrupted the flow of campus. Protesters made their way down Craver Road, which was closed for the march, throughout campus and back to the […]

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Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

To kick of UNC Charlotte’s week long celebration of it’s 70 year as an institution, University officials unveiled their time capsule project Sept. 20 at the Belk Plaza. The time capsule will be placed in the ground once renovations for the Belk Plaza begin and it will be unearthed in 2046, during the University’s centennial […]

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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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Columbine survivor shares story with students

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Columbine survivor shares story with students

Columbine survivor Patrick Ireland spoke Sept. 27 at the Shooter Awareness Presentation in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. Ireland was shot twice in the head and once in the foot during the school shooting. He described the start of that day as a normal one in the library, being shushed by librarians for talking […]

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Exponential Celebration brings major announcements

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Exponential Celebration brings major announcements

The Exponential Celebration took place in the newly renamed Popp & Martin Student Union today at noon. The naming honors two distinguished alumni; Karen A. Popp, a lawyer, and Demon T. Martin, a graduate of the University Transitional Opportunities Program who now works in the financial services industry. Both gave “lead gifts” to a UNC […]

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Engineering professor awarded $3 million towards research funding

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Engineering professor awarded $3 million towards research funding

Dr. Peter Tkacik, a UNC Charlotte mechanical engineering professor, was awarded with over $3 million for research funding through the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Teaching Professorship. This award is given to a professor who goes above and beyond teaching. They enrich, motivate and lead students through their education. Tkacik is described as all of the […]

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Campus police shine light on alcohol awareness

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Campus police shine light on alcohol awareness

Football season is right around the corner and drinking is a prime concern for community officials, as the vibrant spirit of college tailgating brings in the likelihood of excessive alcohol consumption. With this is mind, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board partnered with the UNC Charlotte Police Department to host an alcohol awareness event Sept. 6 […]

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49ers splash their way into the new school year

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers splash their way into the new school year

Students splashed in the new school year at the 49,000 water balloon fight on Wednesday. The event has been held by Impact Charlotte, an on-campus church, for 8 years. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) began co-sponsoring the event last year. “It’s fun, it’s Week of Welcome and why not do a balloon fight,” said President […]

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UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

Photos by Chris Crews The Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center was crowded with thousands of new students as UNC Charlotte faculty, alumni and  student government officials welcomed them to the University Aug. 22. Beginning at 11 a.m., the roughly hour-long ceremony hosted a series of speakers who spoke about different aspects of UNC Charlotte’s […]

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Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

| April 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

On April 11, members of the UNC Charlotte community attended the final Belk Plaza Forum in the Cone Center. At the event, Charlotte design and architect firm LandDesign presented a preliminary conceptual plan for the redesign of Belk Plaza. Attendees were given a final chance to provide feedback. On the back wall of the Lucas […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. UNC Charlotte’s student-led organization Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is accepting proposals once again for green projects. For the spring semester, the organization is accepting small grant proposals opposed to the larger grant requests of the fall. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review. The Committee […]

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Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

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Students protest “bathroom bill”

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students protest “bathroom bill”

On April 7, Aggravated students “upgraded” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois’ office with signs, in hopes that Dubois would agree to a set of demands regarding the House Bill 2, that was passed by the General Assembly on March 23. The House Bill 2 also referred to as the “bathroom bill,” put a statewide policy […]

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Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

Around 150 trees were planted by faculty and student volunteers near the South Village Parking Deck April 5 during the Spring Tree Planting event put on by the UNC Charlotte Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR). This event is one of three events taking place in April being sponsored by the OWRR in celebration of Earth […]

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