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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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SGA update: April 28

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 28. Different Together The Different Together Art Reception and Panel Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at the Student Union Movie Theater, followed with a discussion at 7 p.m. There will be food and drinks at the event. New […]

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SGA update: April 7

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 7

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting April 7. Student Body President and Vice President Election results The SGA welcomed juniors Fahn Darkor as Student Body President and Carrie Nowell as Vice President. Belk Plaza Forum The final Belk Plaza Forum will present the final image of what Belk Plaza […]

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Student Body President election results

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student Body President election results

Juniors Fahn Darkor and Carrie Nowell were announced as Student Body President and Vice President respectively April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Rotunda. 1,449 votes were cast during the run-off election. Out of those votes, Darkor and Nowell won with 57 percent. The Student Government Association (SGA) election results were originally  planned to […]

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New Student Body President, Vice President undecided

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Student Body President, Vice President undecided

The 2016 Student Government election results were revealed March 31 in the Student Union Rotunda. During the speech, Secretary for Internal Affairs Kim Baker delivered the election results of several different campaigns, saving the announcement of the new Student Body President and Vice President at the end of her short 10-minute speech. Baker revealed that, of […]

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2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

On March 24, the Niner Times hosted the 2016 Student Body Presidential debate in which candidates discussed their platform and their stance on current issues involving campus in front of fellow students and the student council, which took place in the Student Union. The debate started off with Niner Times News Editor Nick Cropper instructing how […]

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Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

| March 28, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profile: Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

Fahn Darkor, a junior Marketing major from Greensboro, N.C. , is one of UNC Charlotte’s student body presidential candidates. Darkor’s running mate is Carrie Nowell. Darkor first thought about running for student body president last semester after hearing alleged comments from the Student Organizations Office that created a divide in the student body. “UNC Charlotte started turning a […]

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Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

| March 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profiles: Andre Jefferies, Anthony Rizol

Andre Jefferies, a junior political science major, is in the running to be UNC Charlotte’s Student Body President. Originally from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Jefferies has been involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) since he first came to UNC Charlotte. “Politics, governments and representing people have been important interests to me, so I decided to run as a […]

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Student Government candidate profiles: Jessie Puffer, Amber Creft

| March 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
Student Government candidate profiles: Jessie Puffer, Amber Creft

Junior Jessie Puffer is running for student body president in the 2016 elections. Puffer is a public relations major with a minor in journalism and is currently serving as the executive internal affairs secretary of SGA. As executive internal affairs secretary, Puffer assisted the fall 2015 election in getting 800 more votes than any other […]

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SGA update: March 3

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: March 3

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting March 3. Approved Grants A financial bill supporting student organizations has been approved.  Various student organizations received a total of $9,339.39 in grant money. The Freshman Input Week Resolution A resolution to form a Freshman Input Week was presented to the senate. If […]

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SGA update: Feb. 4

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Feb. 4

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Feb. 4. Midterm Feedback Form An online midterm feedback form opened Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.  The form will provide an alternate way for students to communicate issues they have with a class half way through the semester. After two pilot semesters, data […]

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SGA update: Jan. 28

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Jan. 28

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 28. Messages from the Senate Student body president Mitch Daratony said he is continuously brainstorming and trying to think of ideas to make UNC Charlotte’s campus more inclusive. He is ready to meet and speak with members of the SGA privately if […]

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SGA update: Jan. 21

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Jan. 21

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Jan. 21. Messages from the Senate Vice President of the Student Body Jared Dobbertin started off the meeting by reminding SGA members that Betty Dosler, special assistant to the chancellor for constituent relations, will be attending the student senate meeting next week. She […]

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Campus Safety Initiative growing in student involvement

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Campus Safety Initiative growing in student involvement

UNC Charlotte is committed to making sure students reside, commute and do all activities on a safe campus. The Campus Safety and Security Committee is responsible for upholding these safety standards. Secretary of Student Affairs Melissa Martin organized the Campus Safety Initiative this year. Martin works with campus safety and security committee as well as the police […]

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SGA update: Oct. 8

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Oct. 8

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had their weekly legislative meeting Oct. 8 Messages from the Senate Vice President of the Student Body Jared Dobbertin started by giving his report. He is meeting with the Dean of University College about changing the General Education Requirements for the university. This will be the first time […]

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SGA update: Oct. 1

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Oct. 1

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) had a guest speaker for their Oct. 1 meeting, UNC Charlotte alumnus and notable attorney, Karen Popp. Prior to Popp’s arrival, Secretary for Academic Affairs Caroline Nowell gave a brief report to senators. The Learning Management Evaluating System Committee is looking for alternatives to the well-established Moodle system. It […]

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SGA update: Sept. 24

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Sept. 24

Messages to the Senate At the Student Government Association (SGA) legislative meeting, campus architect Peter Franz came to talk about the construction happening around campus. “We want to make campus more of a public venue” said Franz. Franz anticipates more than 35,000 students to attend UNC Charlotte’s campus in the near future. Franz said that their […]

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SGA update: Sept. 3

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Sept. 3

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their first Student Senate legislative meeting of the year Sept. 3. Each senator met with their respective committees to establish goals they have for the upcoming academic year. Academic Affairs After passing legislation approving a class waitlist last year, the Academic Affairs Committee released a poll on […]

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