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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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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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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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Graduation goes green

| February 21, 2017 | 6 Comments
Graduation goes green

UNC Charlotte commencement robes have officially been changed from black to green, which will take effect for the spring commencement ceremonies. Student Body Vice President Carrie Nowell has worked over the past two semesters on making the change happen. She said the idea originally came from Secretary for State and National Affairs Vincent Cahill this […]

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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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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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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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Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their second weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Jan. 19. Guest Speaker Jody Thompson, the liaison for Chartwells spoke to the senate about current and upcoming changes to dining services. She spoke about the optional dining account incentive that gives students free meal swipes after […]

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Senate update: four new student organizations, Elections Act and Procedural Modifications Act approved

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate update: four new student organizations, Elections Act and Procedural Modifications Act approved

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 12. Message from the Senate Student Body Vice President and Leader of the Senate Carrie Nowell and Student Body President Fahn Darkor discussed various events and meetings organized for SGA to start off the new semester, such as a spring planning meeting […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, made up of student leaders, met last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget suggestions for the 2017-18 academic years. The meeting was moderated by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Arthur Jackson and President of the Student Body Fahn Darkor. Members of the public were allowed to […]

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Senate update: Dr. Arthur Jackson visits senate

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senate update: Dr. Arthur Jackson visits senate

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Nov. 3 and were joined by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Arthur Jackson and Director of Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) Doug Lape, who discussed proposed parking and transportation plans. Jackson talks to senate Jackson began by addressing the multiple “first amendment […]

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Senate update: discussion of construction, traffic

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senate update: discussion of construction, traffic

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Sept. 29 and were joined by Director of Facilities Planning, Chris Gilbert, who discussed construction projects for next year and traffic alleviation with the senate. Guest Speaker- facilities management Gilbert spoke to the senate about the extensive list of changes the University will […]

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Senate update: updates for parking and transportion, run-off election for freshman class president

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senate update: updates for parking and transportion, run-off election for freshman class president

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Sept. 22. Parking and Transportation Updates Director of Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) Doug Lape spoke at senate to give updates and answer any questions the senators had. A document with the breakdown of how PaTS’ revenue is used is in a document […]

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SGA breaks the ice with students

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA breaks the ice with students

On Sept. 14, UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association hosted SGA Breaking the Ice tabling event in response to the confusion and upset caused by the add/drop period. SGA and Academic Affairs wanted to hear the student body’s opinions, questions, and concerns about student life and UNC Charlotte which led to the organization of Breaking the Ice. Tracey Allsbrook, secretary […]

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Senate update: Sept. 8

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senate update: Sept. 8

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Sept. 8. Judy Rose visits Senate Director of Athletics Judy Rose, visited senate to answer questions and encourage attendance to sporting events. All September and October home football games will kick off at 6 p.m. this year, in hopes of cooler weather. Rose […]

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SGA update: eight new student senators sworn into office

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: eight new student senators sworn into office

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their first weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Aug. 25. Legislative meetings take place every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Room 200. These meetings are open to students and there are seats available for spectators to watch. Confirmation of new senators Student […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Scoop: Student Government Association’s news update for June 28

Last week Student Body President Fahn Darkor participated in a discussion and planning meeting for the new Official Ring Program at UNC Charlotte. The unveiling event is scheduled for September 16. The new official ring will be available to seniors graduating in the fall. Darkor also met with the adviser for the Student 49er Club (previously Niner […]

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The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Scoop: Student Government Association’s weekly news update for June 12

This is the first installment of a weekly Niner Times online column with brief updates and recaps from Student Body President Fahn Darkor, the Executive Branch, the Student Senate and the Judicial Board. This initiative is one of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) many new strategies to help the Student Body stay in the loop about what’s going […]

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Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Nation: Different Together campaign

Niner Nation: Different Together, a student-led initiative, is being implemented by the Student Government Association (SGA) to create unity and promote diversity on campus. This campaign aims to create opportunities for more conversations and celebration of differences within the community. “Niner Nation: Different Together was developed to unite students of all backgrounds and create quality […]

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