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UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

For the first time in 40 years, the UNC Board of Governors met at UNC Charlotte. During the Feb. 27 meeting, located at the university’s Student Union, board members voted to close three centers belonging to various schools within the UNC system. The centers, which will close by Sept. 1, are: UNC Chapel Hill’s Center […]

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Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Student body presidential candidates named for 2015-2016 academic year

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently held nominations to fill various SGA positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Several seats for senators, class president and student body president are up for election. Nominations for SGA candidates closed on Monday, Feb. 23, and campaigning began Tuesday, Feb. 24. At the campaign meeting on Feb. 24, […]

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SGA update: Feb. 19

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Feb. 19

The following is a summary of the Feb. 19 legislative meeting. Due to the snow day Feb. 16 many of the committees did not meet and therefore had nothing to report. However, the Organizational Ways and Means (OWM) Committee did meet and drafted two new bills in the process. The Underdog Football Busing Act One […]

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Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

| February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Ceiling caves in at Circle Apartment complex

Photos by Linnea Stoops. On Jan. 30, around 1 a.m., UNC Charlotte students Alexandria McLellan and Julie Book experienced a ceiling cave-in at their Circle University City apartment complex across from campus. “The cave-in happened in our living room. It only caved in an area about 2-foot by 4-foot, along with cracks that ran all around […]

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UNC Charlotte receives funding for Pilot Program, will add 20 charging stations for electric vehicles

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte receives funding for Pilot Program, will add 20 charging stations for electric vehicles

UNC Charlotte has received two Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project grants totaling $64,000. The grant of $52,000 will be used to fund the building of 20 on-campus charging stations. The stations will be installed during Summer 2015 in the CRI and Village Parking decks. The other grant, which totaled $12,000, will fund the Pilot Program […]

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Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

On Feb. 25, Sigma Tau Gamma will hold their second-annual Gold Medalist Pageant to benefit their philanthropy, the Special Olympics Organization of North Carolina. The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Cone’s McKnight Hall, has a registration fee of $30 for anyone wanting to participate in the pageant. Registration is open to […]

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A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
A look into the decision-making process of delaying, canceling classes

Throughout Feb. 16, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois was wrestling with a decision. “I remember that the issue I was wrestling with on that first day (Monday) was whether we were going to OS2 (Adverse weather operations, cancelled or delayed classes) or whether we should close under OS3 (Emergency Event operations, cancelled classes, closed offices, […]

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EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

Photos by Ben Coon. The Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab was recently dedicated. The lab is located in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The lab was built using money from a large donation from the Siemens Corporation and serves as a research center to engineer solutions for issues in large-scale […]

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SGA update: Feb. 12

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Feb. 12

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly legislative meeting Feb. 12. Academic Affairs Academic Affairs is considering lending out portable phone chargers for students in Atkins Library. They are also working on making many electives available for students in other majors. Since many electives are exclusive to certain majors, this will […]

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First Ward’s newest addition

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
First Ward’s newest addition

Construction is about to begin as Charlotte Developer Daniel Levine plans to build a new apartment complex in the First Ward area that will add an additional 264 units of housing. There is no specific audience for the new apartment complex. It is designed to attract anybody from young professionals to parents with no children […]

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Garden restoration project goes mainstream

| February 18, 2015 | 4 Comments
Garden restoration project goes mainstream

Photos by Ben Coon Beside Craver Road, across from the UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse, are the Botanical Gardens of UNC Charlotte. These gardens offer a variety of services to everyone, whether it’s studying plants, appreciating the view or seeing how native and foreign species can live in a North Carolina climate. The gardens are the […]

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CAB to host Beat the Banker event, prizes up to $600

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB to host Beat the Banker event, prizes up to $600

UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host Beat the Banker Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Student Union room 340 D-I. The game show is similar to a popular television game show, as explained by CAB Special Events Crew Chief, Domonique Byers. “It is eerily similar to the popular game show Deal or No Deal,” […]

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Greek organizations to host Valentine’s Day 5k

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greek organizations to host Valentine’s Day 5k

Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon are hosting the Cupid Shuffle 5k on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. The race will be at Frank Liske Park in Concord. The 5k will benefit Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy, domestic violence awareness education and prevention. Specifically, the proceeds will go to the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter […]

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UNCC community holds vigil for Chapel Hill victims

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC community holds vigil for Chapel Hill victims

Photos by Andrew James. The UNC Charlotte Muslim Student Association hosted a vigil Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. for three Muslim students who were shot and killed at UNC Chapel Hill on Feb. 10.   Members of the campus and local community lit candles to pay their respects and show support for the fallen students. […]

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MetLife Foundation donates 100K to Women in Business program

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
MetLife Foundation donates 100K to Women in Business program

The Belk College of Business announced on Jan. 26 that they are working with the MetLife Foundation to create a “Women in Business” leadership program. The program will be designed and run by the Student Center for Professional Development (SCPD) in coordination with MetLife and is likely to begin in fall 2015. MetLife has been […]

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SGA update – Feb. 5

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update – Feb. 5

Senators of the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) gathered for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Feb. 5. Internal Affairs Committee Currently, the Internal Affairs Committee is working on two projects. The first project is working on being more involved with the executive and judicial branches of the student government. There are still details […]

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UNC System to vote on tuition increase for 2016-17, 2017-18 fiscal years

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC System to vote on tuition increase for 2016-17, 2017-18 fiscal years

The University of North Carolina system recently submitted a proposal for a tuition hike for the next two fiscal years for tuition at UNC Charlotte. The proposed plan would increase undergraduate tuition rates by $106 for fiscal year 2016 and by $109 for fiscal year 2017. The board of governors will vote on the proposal […]

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Chancellor Philip Dubois to receive CASE award for developing Campus Diversity Plan

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Philip Dubois to receive CASE award for developing Campus Diversity Plan

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois will receive the 2014-15 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award during the District III conference in Orlando, Fla. The conference runs from Feb. 15 – Feb. 18. The awards reception starts at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and will be followed by a banquet at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Infrared: science and technology beat

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Infrared: science and technology beat

  During the darkest days of the year, storms are born and bred in the unsettled, cerulean waters of the Pacific Northwest. “When we start looking more than three days out, we’re looking at systems that are happening, that are currently just crossing over the Pacific way over here or about to form, things that […]

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