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Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Jamal Ibrahim and Salema Merza, two members of an ancient Middle Eastern ethnoreligious minority, the Yazidis, were among few to immigrate to the U.S. and escape their hometown of Sinjar before attacks by ISIS. They visited UNC Charlotte last week to share their experiences. Merza is the deputy director of women’s affairs for the global organizations […]

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Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

 Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. On April 7, hundreds of people gathered in Halton Arena where they would dance for 12 hours to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital. The night marked the culmination of a year and a half of fundraising by UNC Charlotte Dance Marathon. The group is the […]

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UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

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Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

Niayai Lavien and Chandler Crean were announced the 2018-19 student body president and vice president April 5. They won with 54 percent of the 1435 votes and will officially be sworn in Thursday. Niner Times: What was your reaction to finding out you had won? Niayai: I couldn’t help but cry because I was so […]

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How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

Imagine walking into your first professional interview. Your interviewer greets you with a smile but you can feel your nerves climbing up your spine. You take a seat and the interview begins with the dreaded “what makes you a good leader” question. You take a second, but all you can think about are all the […]

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Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

Charlotte’s first ever political expo took place April 5 as participants with different political leanings all came together to share a dialogue. The event was comprised of a panel of four guests representing a lineup of political and civic organizations with a moderator facilitating the discussion. The panelists conferred over a number of topics that […]

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Checking in with SGA: March

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: March

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is gearing up to wrap up the school year, elect new representatives and go out with a bang. Updates As of March, 17 new student organizations have been approved by the SGA legislative branch. Niner Engage has officially replaced OrgSync and is live and running. Information on newly […]

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What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

With the recent Parkland shooting, debate over the minimum age to buy AR-15s and even a UNC Charlotte shooting threat, people are questioning the safety of our nation’s schools. Many point toward our federal gun laws as a contributor to so much violence. So, what are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms? What action is your […]

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UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

Blake Brockington walked the UNC Charlotte campus open and proud of who he was. He was a role model for the transgender community, regularly participating and speaking at rallies, and was crowned North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School. Yet, his friends still laid flowers down in front of his picture Friday […]

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President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

During Monday’s State of the University at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus, the University of North Carolina System president Margaret Spellings spoke before an audience of city officials, members of education and local leaders. Each stop on the tour will offer a report on the current state of the campus, as well as the direction […]

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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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