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Splashes for Special Olympics

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Splashes for Special Olympics

Phi Sigma Kappa had their third annual Polar Plunge fundraiser event on Feb. 25, located in the Belk Plaza, to raise money for the Special Olympics of Mecklenburg County. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event that supports the Special Olympics of North Carolina by allowing participants to jump into a cold body of water during […]

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Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

Thousands of students and North Carolina residents gathered for a rally in the Belk Plaza to see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, where she urged attendants to vote early late Sunday afternoon. Before speaking about her many plans as president, Clinton first took aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, mentioning in their third and final […]

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Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

To kick of UNC Charlotte’s week long celebration of it’s 70 year as an institution, University officials unveiled their time capsule project Sept. 20 at the Belk Plaza. The time capsule will be placed in the ground once renovations for the Belk Plaza begin and it will be unearthed in 2046, during the University’s centennial […]

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On Campus Memorial of Jonathan Ferrell

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
On Campus Memorial of Jonathan Ferrell

Last week on Sept. 14 there was a spontaneous pinning of victims of police violence upon Belk plaza, with words in chalk reminding students at UNC Charlotte about the 2013 shooting of Jonathan Ferrell as well as the words “End State Sanctioned Violence” and the nationally renowned “Black Lives Matter” Rallying cry. These pinning’s, which […]

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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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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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Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

On March 1, where the Belk Tower once stood, graduate student Noe Pliego Campos lead 150 students and two professors in a chant- “Spellings walks in! We walk out!” The Customer49 Walkout was part of a statewide effort to urge the Board of Governors to take back their decision to appoint Margaret Spellings as UNC […]

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Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community input collected at first Belk Plaza forum

  Charlotte design and architecture firm LandDesign hosted the first of three public forums in the Cone University Center Lucas Room Feb. 8 to commence community input on the future of Belk Plaza. Several UNC Charlotte architecture and urban design students, as well as members of the Student Government Association, volunteered to help set up […]

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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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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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Chancellor Dubois addresses Belk Tower demolition concerns

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Dubois addresses Belk Tower demolition concerns

With the demolition of the Belk Tower set for winter break in December, Chancellor Phil Dubois addressed the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) student senate Nov. 5 about the controversial decision to tear down the tower. Dubois announced the demolition of the tower in an email in mid-October.  The email cited “significant structural issues,” and […]

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