Tag: UNC Board of Governors

Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five topics the chancellor discussed on his campus tour

Chancellor Philip Dubois welcomed new members of the UNC Board of Governors to campus Sept. 22 with a bus tour. During the tour, he mentioned some of UNC Charlotte’s current and future projects as the university attempts to accomodate its growing population. 1. Construction As the bus passed through South Village, Dubois pointed out that renovations […]

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Op-Ed: The Walkout

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: The Walkout

If you read the pieces I’ve been writing recently, you’re aware I’m not all that enthused by new university president, Margaret Spellings. There’s something about a right-wing coup d’etat, which promises to negatively impact the school and university system I hold dear, that just doesn’t have me that optimistic. I’m not the only one, either. […]

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#SpellCheck

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
#SpellCheck

To my fellow customers, Sorry about that. Poor choice of words. To my fellow students, The concept of the student and the concept of the customer ought to be understood quite clearly as two distinct categories. Sometimes, in my life, I’m a customer. When I go to the bookstore, or go shopping for groceries, I’m […]

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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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OP-ED: Coup in Chapel Hill

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Coup in Chapel Hill

Just over a week ago, the UNC Board of Governors – governing 17 universities across the state, including UNC Charlotte – became a cadre for right-wing conservatism. The board voted to essentially oust its current president, Tom Ross, and in doing so, open the job for someone further to the right and further from the […]

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NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

| October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
NC Student Power Union holds first-ever walkout

Crowds gathered near the Belk tower on Thursday afternoon, as NC Student Power Union held its first ever UNC Charlotte Walkout. The compilation of UNC Charlotte students, alumni and community activists participated in the walkout to get a variety of demands met. Their list of 20 demands ranges from issues regarding a freeze on tuition […]

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OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The desire for independence doesn’t end with Scotland

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Scotland will not become the newest state in the world. I didn’t get to see any pictures of Tony Blair or David Cameron, the two most recent prime ministers of the United Kingdom, crying over the decline of an empire, and the Union Jack is […]

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UNC Board of Governors approves tuition increases for UNC system

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Board of Governors approves tuition increases for UNC system

This past Friday the UNC Board of Governors approved an average tuition increase of 8.8 percent across all public universities in North Carolina.  Some universities planned for a larger increase for the 2012-13 school year, but UNC system President Tom Ross urged for the tuition increases to be capped at 10 percent. UNC Charlotte originally […]

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UNC Charlotte and the real estate revival

| December 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
UNC Charlotte and the real estate revival

The Belk College of Business will launch its brand new Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) graduate program in Fall 2012. As of Oct. 12, 2011, the Center of Real Estate at the Center City UNC Charlotte campus had only made the proposal to have a Master of Science in real estate. The Center […]

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