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Celebrating women and their accomplishments

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Celebrating women and their accomplishments

On the third floor of the Student Union March 28, students and staff gathered to attend the Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, the biggest cohort in its twelve-year history. The audience was treated to refreshments as well as two songs from women’s ensemble The UNC Charlotte Charlotteans. The purpose of the celebration is to honor women’s […]

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Crime Blotter: March 25 – 31

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 25 – 31

Accident March 28 Near the Kennedy Building – While backing, driver of vehicle one struck a bollard. No injuries were reported. March 30 Lot CRI 2 – While backing, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two. No injuries were reported. Lot 5 – While exiting a marked parking space, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle […]

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SGA election results announced

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA election results announced

Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom were announced student body president and vice president, along with other Student Government Association (SGA) positions, on Thursday at noon in the Student Union Rotunda. Xavier Brathwaite won senior class president, Cheyenna Gest won junior class president and Rebecca Gill won sophomore class president. After the announcement, Allsbrook gave an acceptance […]

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All hands in at “Helping Hands”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
All hands in at “Helping Hands”

One of UNC Charlotte’s organizations, The Helping Hands Project, combines the newest technology campus has to offer with an interdisciplinary group of students with the goal of changing the lives of kids with disabilities. They utilize 3D printers in the Makerspace in Woodward Hall to create basic prosthetics that enable the kids to play sports […]

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University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
University moves from clickers to “Poll Everywhere”

Starting this summer, students will be swapping their clickers for their smartphones, laptops and tablets as the University makes the transition from student response system Turning Technologies to Poll Everywhere, which can be used as an app. The Clicker Evaluation committee, a group of 40 faculty, staff and student representatives, announced the decision on Feb. 17. UNC Charlotte used […]

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Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 18 – March 24

Accident March 18 Lot 29 – While backing out of a marked parking space, driver of vehicle one struck vehicle two causing damage to both vehicles. Vehicle two was exiting the lot. No injuries were reported. March 20  Cameron Boulevard – While turning left from Chancellors Place onto Cameron Boulevard, driver of vehicle one struck […]

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Meet the candidates: Tracey Allsbrook, Bryan McCollom

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Meet the candidates: Tracey Allsbrook, Bryan McCollom

Tracey Allsbrook, a junior communication and political science double major, is running for student body president. Allsbrook currently holds the position of senator for Liberal Arts and Sciences and Academic Affairs chairwoman. She also works as a Niner Guide, an office assistant for Intramural Sports and is a member of The Iota Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma […]

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Meet the candidates: Lauren Bullock, Kevin Hines

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Meet the candidates: Lauren Bullock, Kevin Hines

Lauren Bullock, a senior sociology major is running for student body president. Her desire to run for the position has been fueled by her passion for education as well as her desire to help other students succeed. Bullock wants to either work for Teach for America in Hawaii or the Peace Corps in South America […]

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Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

As a part of Niner Palooza, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the “Why Fair” on Thursday in the CHHS/COED Plaza to kick off SGA elections. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the elections, starting with the Why Fair, then the Debate Pep Rally, then the Election Debate at the […]

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SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
SGA presidential candidates go head to head at election debate

Student body president and vice president candidates went head to head Thursday at 5 p.m. during the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Debate. It was presidential candidate Lauren Bullock with running mate Kevin Hines up against presidential candidate Tracey Allsbrook and running mate Bryan McCollom. While Allsbrook and McCollom talked a lot about campus safety […]

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Crime Blotter: March 11 – March 17

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: March 11 – March 17

Accident March 11 Library Lane – While turning on to South Library Lane, driver of vehicle one struck a brick retainer wall. No injuries were reported. March 12 Lot 19 – While backing, vehicle one struck vehicle two that was parked and unoccupied. No injuries were reported. March 15 Darryl McCall Circle – While backing, vehicle one struck vehicle two […]

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Crime Blotter: Feb. 25 – March 10

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: Feb. 25 – March 10

Accident Feb. 28 Cri-Deck – Victim stated that a gate arm malfunctioned and struck his truck. No injuries were reported. March 1 Ramp of East Deck Two –  Driver of vehicle one struck the rear of vehicle two that had stopped for a traffic signal. No injuries were reported. March 2 Parking lot behind Holshouser Hall – […]

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Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

A panel of UNC Charlotte student veterans was one of many groups to speak at a conference in the Student Union Feb. 28. Other distinguished guest speakers included current North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Prosser and UNC Charlotte Psychology Professor Richard Tedeschi. Topics ranged from research on post traumatic stress conducted by […]

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Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stop the stigma. Stop the silence.

College rape cases are a widespread epidemic with UNC Charlotte ranking tenth in the nation for reported rape cases in 2014. In many situations however, rape victims do not report their attack and keep their suffering silent. Maura Carroll, the founder of Charlotte Breaking Out (CBO), began the club as an English project in which […]

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Splashes for Special Olympics

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Splashes for Special Olympics

Phi Sigma Kappa had their third annual Polar Plunge fundraiser event on Feb. 25, located in the Belk Plaza, to raise money for the Special Olympics of Mecklenburg County. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event that supports the Special Olympics of North Carolina by allowing participants to jump into a cold body of water during […]

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Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte will be opening a Confucius Institute in summer 2017 within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The purpose of a Confucius Institute is to provide Chinese cultural and educational programming. “This is a big deal. It’s going to be a highly visible entity in […]

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University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
University receives backlash after two sexual assault allegations

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a Campus Climate Communication Forum on Feb. 23 where students addressed concerns with campus officials after two sexual assault allegations against UNC Charlotte students came out earlier this month. SGA Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill facilitated the forum with Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker, Title IX […]

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Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: OrgSync to become NinerConnect, new student orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their seventh weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Feb. 23. Secretary for Student Affairs speaks on Food Crew, Trucks for NinerPoolza Secretary for Student Affairs Reginald Cobbins spoke to Senate about Food Crew and said they would begin tabeling soon. He also secured three food […]

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Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: Feb. 13 – 24

Accident Feb 16 East Deck – Subject stated an unknown person struck her vehicle that was parked and unoccupied. Feb 17 Craver Road – Driver of vehicle one struck the rear of vehicle two that was stopped at a traffic light. Feb 22 West Deck –  Officer took a report of a hit and run. Cameron Boulevard – While waiting to make a […]

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