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Fed up with dining hall hours

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

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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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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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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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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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Checking in with SGA: February

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: February

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) continues to hold programs, tabling and pass legislation regarding the most pressing concerns of the student body. Updates As of February, 48 new student organizations and 59 pieces of legislation have been approved by the SGA legislative branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be […]

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Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Political organizations make history, sign first-ever campus Political Expo into order

A number of prominent UNC Charlotte student organizations met this past Thursday to officially codify a political Expo into order by rule of pen. Through this seal of approval, the signees — represented by four civically-oriented university programs — formally commemorated the landmark accord that is to serve as a platform for public discourse. The Political […]

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Checking in with SGA: January

| January 31, 2018
Checking in with SGA: January

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) is kicking off the spring semester with tabling, legislation and programs geared toward addressing the interests and concerns of our diverse student population. Updates As of November, 13 new student organizations have been approved by the legislative branch, bringing the total to 39. Information on newly approved organizations […]

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Checking in with SGA: November

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: November

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to host events, meetings and pass legislation throughout the month of November. Updates As of Nov. 27, eight new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync. All Senate meetings […]

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Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students voice concerns on annual campus safety tour

Student volunteers walked the campus Thursday evening, accompanied by police officers, as they marked safety hazards and made suggestions for ways to make campus more secure. Volunteers marked with tape lights that were out or too dim, railings that weren’t sturdy, and blue lights that were not functioning. The annual Campus Safety Tour happens one […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board convened last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget recommendations for the 2018-2019 academic year. The board is a body of student leaders, appointed by Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook, to hear student fee increase requests from a variety of campus administrators and advocate […]

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Checking in with SGA: October

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Checking in with SGA: October

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association kicked off the fall semester by electing new student leaders, launching diversity initiatives, hosting school representatives weekly at Senate meetings, welcoming the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) to our campus and showing off our Niner Pride at Homecoming. Updates As of Oct. 26, 25 new student organizations have […]

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