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Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Sunday evening former starting quarterback, Kevin Olsen, was arrested with multiple charges including three counts of second degree forcible rape, sexual assault, communicating threats and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The alleged incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Olsen and his girlfriend in his apartment. According to medical reports, the 23-year-old victim had […]

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Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate update: Jess Pinti discusses Collegiate Recovery Community

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their sixth weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 16. Guest speakers The Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Jess Pinti along with five students spoke to the Senate about the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and what they provide for students who are in recovery or who […]

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Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega runs to end relationship violence

UNC Charlotte’s Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) hosted the Cupid Shuffle 5K on Feb. 11. The race is held during AXO’s Healthy Relationships Week to raise money and fight against domestic violence. Four hundred and sixteen participants raced to fight against relational abuse and raise awareness about the ever growing problem. Statistics show one in three […]

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Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois discusses construction, diversity and possibility of a law or medical school

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois held his annual Chancellor Lunchtime Talk Feb. 14 where students were given the opportunity to ask questions and address concerns with Dubois directly. The event, which in the past has taken place in the rotunda, was moved to Room 200 of the Student Union for a more intimate vibe, Student Body President […]

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Senate Update: Sophomore class will have “halfway there fair”

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Sophomore class will have “halfway there fair”

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their fifth weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 9. Guest Speakers The Secretary for Information Technology Gyovanni Boston-Crompton addressed the Senate on several projects she is working on. South Village will receive a printer in fall 2017. REPROS, who supplies the printers, are looking […]

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Drunk driver takes life of freshman

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Drunk driver takes life of freshman

UNC Charlotte is suffering the loss of a freshman student, Dana Wilson, who died Feb. 6 in a wrong-way car accident driving back to Charlotte from her hometown of Wilmington. Wilson and her boyfriend Ryan Michael Menke were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was suspected to have been under […]

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University reacts to immigration ban

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
University reacts to immigration ban

Since President Donald Trump signed the executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven majority Muslim countries on Jan. 27, the UNC system has heard strong responses from its community. Students joined in the Student Union Feb. 9 at noon to protest the ban and Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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UNC Charlotte to receive $225,000 grant in national research study

| February 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte to receive $225,000 grant in national research study

Four UNC Charlotte departments and 20 academic advisors will be participating in a $225 thousand national research program this semester, says Dr. John Smail, Dean of University College. The program aims to connect college advisors with students who may be struggling academically. UNC Charlotte is participating in the study alongside two other colleges in the U.S. The grant, called […]

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Hechenbleikner Lake named Certified Wildlife Habitat

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hechenbleikner Lake named Certified Wildlife Habitat

Hechenbleikner Lake on campus has been designated as a Certified Wilidlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). When Lindsay Klingenschmidt was working towards her Bachelors in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Food and Nutrition, she was encouraged to pick a project on campus that reinforced the underlying sustainability platform that Chartwells has. […]

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Racing to gold

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Racing to gold

UNC Charlotte Recreational Services hosted its 16th annual Gold Rush 5K in which the Charlotte community showed their support for the 500 racers on Feb. 4. Businesses and vendors set up tents with games, food and warm beverages for the participants on the chilly morning. Racer Kaiti Stewart commented on the community support, “(The race) […]

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Elizabeth Hardin honored with 2016 Loy Witherspoon Distinguished Service Award

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Elizabeth Hardin honored with 2016 Loy Witherspoon Distinguished Service Award

Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at UNC Charlotte Elizabeth Hardin is a busy woman. And yet she took an hour out of her time on a Friday afternoon to talk with the Niner Times, which might sound surprising at first, given her prestigious title and back-to-back booked schedule, but not so much after you spend […]

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CEO and President of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. serves as role model for business students

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
CEO and President of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. serves as role model for business students

President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. sat down with Dean of Belk College Steven Ott to discuss how to be successful, financial advice and his life story at the CEO Speaker series in the Popp Martin Student Union on Feb. 1. The CEO Speaker Series was created for students to […]

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Senate Update: Initial step in replacing Vice President as official who oversees Senate organizations

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Initial step in replacing Vice President as official who oversees Senate organizations

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly student senate legislative meeting Feb. 2. Guest speakers Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill spoke to the Senate about the importance of the program Kognito, which educates students on recognizing mental illness in others. Cahill encouraged senators to share the program with various […]

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UNC Charlotte’s legendary Loy Witherspoon dead

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s legendary Loy Witherspoon dead

The founder of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Religious Studies and award-winning professor, Loy Witherspoon, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, at age 86.   After the death of both of his parents, Witherspoon grew up in the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem.  Later, he became an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.   After earning […]

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Saving lives one pint at a time

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Saving lives one pint at a time

UNC Charlotte held its annual 49ers4Life blood drive on Jan. 24.  This is the eighth year UNC Charlotte has partnered with the American Red Cross in saving lives all over the world. The goal was to receive 800 pints of blood at this year’s drive and thanks to the help of the 1,300 students that […]

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APLU declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
APLU declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

UNC Charlotte was founded as a school intended to serve returning veterans and eventually became a modest school for locals–now, it’s a leading research institution of nearly 29,000 students that has an estimated regional economic impact of $2.1 billion annually. With this, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) designated UNC Charlotte as an […]

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Senate update: plans for Freshman Week

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate update: plans for Freshman Week

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their third weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Jan. 26. Guest speaker Freshman Class President Vivian Ojimadu spoke to the Senate to announce the schedule for “Freshman Week,” which will be held the week of March 13, the week after Spring Break. The week will […]

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Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment
Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

New 49er ID cards will be distributed to all faculty, staff and students starting Monday on the first floor of the Student Union. The new cards will ensure stronger security through contactless technology. The magnetic stripe on the back of the current cards will be replaced by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip which will allow […]

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UNC Charlotte remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, life and achievements were commemorated Jan. 17 in McKnight Hall at 3:30 p.m. and was presented by the Multicultural Resource Center. The event, which was open to the public, had Congresswoman Alma Adams as the keynote speaker. The program opened with remarks from Chancellor Philip Dubois who touched on […]

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LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

Queer Year One (QY1), a cohort program for first year students who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary or stand allied with the LGBTQ community, had their first meeting Jan. 18. Rather than focusing on the student’s identity, the program’s mission is to help members ease into life at UNC Charlotte during their first year as […]

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