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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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Relay for Life

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life

Cancer supporters, fighters and survivors gathered inside UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena to attend the  Relay for Life April 1. The all-night event, running from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is organized to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. “It’s about having fun and celebrating those surviving, remembering those we’ve lost and […]

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A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly spoke at UNC Charlotte March 23 as part of the Forty-Niner Forum Speaker Series, UNC Charlotte’s Center for Leadership Development sponsored the Konversations with Kuechly” event. According to the sponsors, roughly 600 students gathered in McKnight Hall for the event, and of those in attendance, one student was chosen to […]

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Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

Co-founder of the “Black Lives Matter” movement Alicia Garza, 35, spoke to the students of UNC Charlotte March 28 in McKnight Hall. “Whether you have a Ph.D., a GED or no degree, you deserve life.” Of the many profound quotes taken away from Garza’s speech, this was the point in the lecture in which quiet […]

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2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

On March 24, the Niner Times hosted the 2016 Student Body Presidential debate in which candidates discussed their platform and their stance on current issues involving campus in front of fellow students and the student council, which took place in the Student Union. The debate started off with Niner Times News Editor Nick Cropper instructing how […]

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Margaret Spellings visits UNC Charlotte

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Margaret Spellings visits UNC Charlotte

New UNC system President Margaret Spellings visited UNC Charlotte March 14 and 15 as part of her listening tour of the 17 UNC System schools during her first 100 days as president. Spellings held a press conference with UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois March 14 in the Harris Alumni Center on campus. One of the […]

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UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

| March 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

On March 1 UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services hosted Military Culture: Have You Ever Served? A day-long conference discussing the needs of military veterans. Mario Pantano, the head of the North Carolina Veteran Affairs, was the first speaker of the day. He discussed the working group of service members, veterans and their families. Pantano […]

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Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

On March 1, where the Belk Tower once stood, graduate student Noe Pliego Campos lead 150 students and two professors in a chant- “Spellings walks in! We walk out!” The Customer49 Walkout was part of a statewide effort to urge the Board of Governors to take back their decision to appoint Margaret Spellings as UNC […]

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Smashing Scales to overcome the struggle caused by eating disorders

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Smashing Scales to overcome the struggle caused by eating disorders

The idea was to host the event during the National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDAwareness) week. This year marks the 29 annual NEDAwareness week, which is a national effort to raise awareness for eating disorders and body image. It took place from Feb. 21-27 this year and is an event put on by the National Eating […]

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Phi Sigma Kappa takes the plunge for the Special Olympics

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Phi Sigma Kappa takes the plunge for the Special Olympics

Phi Sigma Kappa had their second annual Polar Plunge Feb. 20, on the West Quad near the Student Activity Center. The brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa set up an above-ground pool, filled it with water and invited students to jump in to support the Special Olympics, which is their national philanthropy. The annual polar plunge […]

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