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Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

UNC Charlotte is in a Super Bowl themed Facebook contest with the University of Colorado Denver and you can help out with just one click on your smart phone. The contest rules are simple. Both universities posted a picture of their mascot on their Facebook page cheering for their respective NFL team. Supporters of each […]

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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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Belk Plaza planning open to community

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Belk Plaza planning open to community

“The UNC Charlotte community is invited to participate in the planning for the new Belk Plaza,” University Communication wrote in a letter electronically sent Monday. According to the email, forums will be held for the public to “solicit input about the design of the space.” In an article published by Inside UNC Charlotte, the forums […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

On Jan. 28, UNC Charlotte collaborated with the American Red Cross to host the seventh annual 49ers4Life blood drive. This year, the Blood Drive collected 768 pints of blood, which is enough to save over 2,000 lives in local hospitals. The blood drive was held in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center and lasted all day, […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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‘Hunger Games’ movie marathon to fire up the Union

| January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Hunger Games’ movie marathon to fire up the Union

The Student Union Movie Theater kicks off its “Hunger Games” Movie Marathon this weekend Jan. 30. The Theater Committee is putting on this marathon due to the huge success that the movie franchise has seen. Students who attend any of the movies over the weekend will be entered for a chance to receive a “Hunger […]

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On your mark, get set, go: 49er Gold Rush 5k races into 15th year

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
On your mark, get set, go: 49er Gold Rush 5k races into 15th year

On Feb. 6, 2016 UNC Charlotte Recreational Services will host the 15 annual 49er Gold Rush 5K. Starting on the Irwin Belk Track, the 3.1-mile course will wind through UNC Charlotte’s campus finishing back on the Irwin Belk Track. Assistant Director of Promotions & Special Events for Recreation Services, Kemet Gatchell, is excited to see the […]

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Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

As students returned to UNC Charlotte to find an empty Belk Plaza where the Belk Tower once stood, pictures and sketches of a possible replacement tower surfaced online. The creator of the pictures; however, says the pictures were only to estimate costs if the university chose to build another tower and they are not a […]

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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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Pharmaceutical companies value marketing over creating new, innovative drugs

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pharmaceutical companies value marketing over creating new, innovative drugs

Dr. Jennifer Troyer, associate dean for research and graduate programs, partnered with Dr. Denis G. Arnold, professor of management and surtman distinguished professor of business ethics at UNC Charlotte, to write a 23-paged paper on pharmaceutical marketing and innovation. Troyer and Arnold conducted research that found that pharmaceutical companies are willing to spend more money […]

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Sleepout for the homeless

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sleepout for the homeless

The men of UNC Charlotte’s Phi Beta Sigma didn’t let falling rain and temperatures stop them from supporting the homeless Jan. 15. In their annual Sleep Out For The Homeless event, nine members of the fraternity gathered in the Lynch Hall breezeway to collect goods and demonstrate solidarity with homeless individuals living in Charlotte. During […]

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Belk Plaza planning committee to hold community forums

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Belk Plaza planning committee to hold community forums

With the demolition of the Belk Tower complete, UNC Charlotte moves to its first stage of reconstructing the area into the future Belk Plaza. The Belk Plaza Planning Committee, a group of 14 faculty, staff, students or alumni, will begin holding meetings to discuss elements of the new plaza. The committees first meeting will be […]

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UNC Charlotte alum authors book on American worklife

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte alum authors book on American worklife

UNC Charlotte alum Austin Halbert’s book “The American Workday” will cover important social and economic issues that affect workers across America today. The inspiration for the book sprouted from his “frustration with the continuing divides in the United States,” said Halbert. The disparities in income between different races, nationalities, and genders are highlighted in his […]

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Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

A man was shot early  morning Dec. 9 at an off-campus apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.  This marks the third shooting at an off-campus apartment complex in the past two weeks. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officers responded to the University Walk Apartments around 1 a.m. Wednesday after a man was shot during an armed robbery. Police […]

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Looking back at the history of Belk Tower, plans for the future

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Looking back at the history of Belk Tower, plans for the future

For 45 years, the Belk Tower has dutifully served as a hub of student activity on campus. The tower is an integral part of UNC Charlotte’s culture and history. The Belk Tower is almost as iconic as the UNC Charlotte logo itself. Odds are that every student on campus has had some interaction with the […]

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Road rage evoked shooting at apartment complex near UNC Charlotte

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Road rage evoked shooting at apartment complex near UNC Charlotte

On Nov. 30, police were notified that there had been a shooting at 901 Place, an off-campus apartment complex located close to UNC Charlotte. They were informed that it was sparked by a highway altercation at about 4:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Pavillion Boulevard. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they were unable to locate the victim […]

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UNC Charlotte students back out of petition against high parking costs

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte students back out of petition against high parking costs

Currently, the price of a parking pass for students, faculty, and staff for a full year at UNC Charlotte sells for a costly $450. The issue students have with the fee is that more often than not, there is extremely limited parking on campus and students are upset that they have paid for a place […]

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Students rally in support of Brazil catastrophe

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Students rally in support of Brazil catastrophe

UNC Charlotte senior Hannah Lacombe has started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise money for the contaminated water disaster in Brazil. A dam eruption in Brazil Nov. 5 and sent toxic mud through towns and villages, killing multiple people and leaving over 600 homeless. The explosion was caused by multiple safety violations by […]

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Shooting at University House apartments

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shooting at University House apartments

One person was shot on the night of Nov. 28 at University House apartments, according the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. after two people were involved in an altercation. The victim was transported to Carolina’s Medical Center, where police say they are alert and talking. University House released a statement Nov. […]

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Holocaust survivor speaks at UNC Charlotte, educates students through personal experience

| December 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Holocaust survivor speaks at UNC Charlotte, educates students through personal experience

Holocaust survivor Irving Roth devotes his time and efforts to teaching the horrors of what he endured during the Holocaust and educating the public about antisemitism, which is the prejudice against Jews. Roth was invited to speak to UNC Charlotte students on behalf of the Christians United for Israel (CUfI) chapter on campus. CUfI can […]

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