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UNC Charlotte celebrates culture at 42nd annual International Festival

| October 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte celebrates culture at 42nd annual International Festival

If you have ever wanted to learn about world cultures but can’t afford the trip, UNC Charlotte’s International Festival is the place for you. Celebrating its 42nd year on Oct. 14, the festival has become an opportunity for the region’s diverse international community to come together and share their cultures and traditions with the over […]

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Homecoming week kicks off Sunday

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Homecoming week kicks off Sunday

Midterm exam scantrons and blue books have been purchased, the declining balance is swiftly declining and pumpkin spice is trending on Twitter. All signaling the month of October, which could mean only one thing for UNC Charlotte- homecoming is among us. For the past four years students, faculty and staff have come together to welcome […]

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Sustainability office spreads green thinking during Sustainability Week

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sustainability office spreads green thinking during Sustainability Week

Last week was UNC Charlotte’s annual Sustainability Week and there was plenty to see and do. The week of events began with a documentary showing of “Citizen Jane: Battle Cry for The City,” and included tree banding, a campus cleanup, transportation fair and a lecture by Jarami Bond on “Sustainable Business.” On Thursday, Sustainability Week […]

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The green worms are back like they never left

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
The green worms are back like they never left

What on earth is a cankerworm? The small green worms that have been taking innocent dwellers of UNC Charlotte captive in their silky webs of destruction for the last several years. Yes, those cankerworms. With the help of facilities management, UNC Charlotte will be more than ready for the creepy crawlers this spring. On Oct. […]

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Third annual Transportation Fair held on campus

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Third annual Transportation Fair held on campus

As a part of Campus Sustainability Week, the university hosted its second annual Transportation Fair at CHHS Plaza on Wednesday. The fair was planned so students could learn more about transportation options around campus. Students were able to gather information about public transit, light rail, biking and other forms of transportation that reduce harmful emissions. […]

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Campus Construction Update

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Campus Construction Update

One of the first things people notice about the university is all the construction. Our campus is in the middle of a major facelift, with many new facilities and renovations to be completed in the next few years. One of the biggest projects is the construction of a $63.5 million dollar Health and Wellness Center, […]

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Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

Chancellor Philip Dubois welcomed new members of the UNC Board of Governors to campus Sept. 22 with a bus tour. During the tour, he mentioned some of UNC Charlotte’s current and future projects as the university attempts to accomodate its growing population. 1. Construction As the bus passed through South Village, Dubois pointed out that renovations […]

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“Colored” sign hung above UNC Charlotte water fountain

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment
“Colored” sign hung above UNC Charlotte water fountain

A photo of a “colored” sign, that was placed above a UNC Charlotte residence hall water fountain, has gone viral on Twitter. According to witnesses, the sign was placed in Holshouser Hall. UNC Charlotte Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has searched the building and not found a sign. On Twitter, HRL said they are continuing an […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Police Blotter: Reports filed in September

This police blotter is updated every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of September. Accident Sept. 2 South Deck – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it was parked and unoccupied. Mary Alexander Road – Officer took a report of a hit and run. Vehicle was struck white it […]

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Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Just a year ago, candles lit, feet marched and voices raised. Keith Lamont Scott was killed, just a few miles from UNC Charlotte’s campus and his death contributed to a nation-wide conversation on police brutality. Ultimately, Scott’s death changed the city of Charlotte. Scott, a black man, was shot at The Village at College Downs […]

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UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte’s Dr. Michèle Bissière was honored on Sept. 8 with the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Now in its 50th year, the award seeks to honor educators who have displayed exemplary commitment to the university’s teaching standards. Bissière was selected from five finalists to receive the award, which was presented during a ceremony […]

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How a room can change a university

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
How a room can change a university

Last year, Cieaf Abualdahab would visit Atkins Library multiple times a day. Not to study or do homework, but for a different reason. He’d knock on the door of an occupied study room and ask “Do you mind if I pray here?” As a muslim, Abualdahab prays five times a day and often, he’s on […]

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Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Save a life with Kognito At-Risk

According to the national data on campus suicide, one in 12 U.S. college students make a suicide plan and over 1,000 suicides occur on U.S. college campuses each year. Approximately 80 Americans take their own life and 1,500 more attempt to do so every day in the United States. To save lives, provide a platform […]

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Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Questions remain unanswered for DACA students

Since President Donald Trump made the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the university has struggled to find ways to protect the students it affects. DACA provides young adults, brought to the United States by undocumented parents, temporary protected status and work authorization. Renewals are required after two years in the program, but will soon be discontinued. As […]

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