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University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
University greets 600 potential Niners at Admitted Students Day

This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend. Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to […]

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Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

| April 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
Conceptual plans revealed for Belk Plaza

On April 11, members of the UNC Charlotte community attended the final Belk Plaza Forum in the Cone Center. At the event, Charlotte design and architect firm LandDesign presented a preliminary conceptual plan for the redesign of Belk Plaza. Attendees were given a final chance to provide feedback. On the back wall of the Lucas […]

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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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UNC Charlotte goes green

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. UNC Charlotte’s student-led organization Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is accepting proposals once again for green projects. For the spring semester, the organization is accepting small grant proposals opposed to the larger grant requests of the fall. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review. The Committee […]

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Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Taking back the night with stories from sexual assault survivors

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Students protest “bathroom bill”

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students protest “bathroom bill”

On April 7, Aggravated students “upgraded” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois’ office with signs, in hopes that Dubois would agree to a set of demands regarding the House Bill 2, that was passed by the General Assembly on March 23. The House Bill 2 also referred to as the “bathroom bill,” put a statewide policy […]

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Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spring tree planting event offers ‘re-leaf’ from campus construction

Around 150 trees were planted by faculty and student volunteers near the South Village Parking Deck April 5 during the Spring Tree Planting event put on by the UNC Charlotte Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR). This event is one of three events taking place in April being sponsored by the OWRR in celebration of Earth […]

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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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Relay for Life

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life

Cancer supporters, fighters and survivors gathered inside UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena to attend the  Relay for Life April 1. The all-night event, running from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is organized to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. “It’s about having fun and celebrating those surviving, remembering those we’ve lost and […]

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A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Konversation with Kuechly: football, Cookout and UGGs

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly spoke at UNC Charlotte March 23 as part of the Forty-Niner Forum Speaker Series, UNC Charlotte’s Center for Leadership Development sponsored the Konversations with Kuechly” event. According to the sponsors, roughly 600 students gathered in McKnight Hall for the event, and of those in attendance, one student was chosen 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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Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Alicia Garza talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the students of UNC Charlotte

Co-founder of the “Black Lives Matter” movement Alicia Garza, 35, spoke to the students of UNC Charlotte March 28 in McKnight Hall. “Whether you have a Ph.D., a GED or no degree, you deserve life.” Of the many profound quotes taken away from Garza’s speech, this was the point in the lecture in which quiet […]

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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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Margaret Spellings visits UNC Charlotte

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Margaret Spellings visits UNC Charlotte

New UNC system President Margaret Spellings visited UNC Charlotte March 14 and 15 as part of her listening tour of the 17 UNC System schools during her first 100 days as president. Spellings held a press conference with UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois March 14 in the Harris Alumni Center on campus. One of the […]

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North Carolina to vote on proposed bond, allocating $90 million to UNC Charlotte for science building

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
North Carolina to vote on proposed bond, allocating $90 million to UNC Charlotte for science building

Voting ends March 15 for the Connect NC bond, which allocates $2 billion for different North Carolina services. If approved, this bond will grant $1.35 billion for differnt UNC system schools, $350 million for renovations at all 25 community colleges in North Carolina, $75 million will be invested in North Carolina’s state park system, $309 […]

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UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

| March 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte Hosts Military Veteran Conference

On March 1 UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services hosted Military Culture: Have You Ever Served? A day-long conference discussing the needs of military veterans. Mario Pantano, the head of the North Carolina Veteran Affairs, was the first speaker of the day. He discussed the working group of service members, veterans and their families. Pantano […]

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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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