Megan Bird

Megan Bird

Megan is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a sophomore Political Science and Spanish double major. Megan is from Charlottesville, Virginia. She can be reached at news@ninertimes.com

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UNC Charlotte basketball player arrested for assault

| September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte basketball player arrested for assault

Basketball player Lekitus Najee Garvin was arrested on Thursday, September 20 for assault on a female. Garvin was arrested by UNC Charlotte Police at 4:08 p.m. and taken into Mecklenburg County custody at 8:11 p.m. He had a bond hearing Friday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. during which his bond was set at $2500. Garvin […]

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New conference center and hotel

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
New conference center and hotel

A long standing dream of UNC Charlotte’s leaders will finally be realized with the construction of a Marriott Hotel and conference center. On August 28, the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to invest $8 million of tourism taxes towards the project as well as approve rezoning. The building is intended for research symposia and academic […]

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What we know about Hurricane Florence

| September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
What we know about Hurricane Florence

The path of Hurricane Florence is constantly being monitored. This post will be updated with changing weather conditions and the responses of the University. Here is what we currently know: As of Sunday, September 16 the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression with a sustained wind speed of 35 mph and moving at 8 […]

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Haven49 remains untenable

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Haven49 remains untenable

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Update Two: Haven49 emailed residents on the evening of September 18 to inform them that the move-in date will be postponed for a fourth time, now opening on September 29. The email explained that Hurricane Florence delayed the construction crew after several workers returned home to be with their families […]

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Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

| June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

The phrase “student loan debt” no doubt evokes anxiety in most college students. However, this worry is more potent for some groups than others. A report by Student Loan Hero found that 60 percent of LGBTQ+ student loan borrowers regret taking on debt, compared with 45 percent of student loan borrowers in the general population. […]

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New scholarship honors the late UNC Charlotte professor

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
New scholarship honors the late UNC Charlotte professor

You can discern how close-knit a community is by the way it handles tragedy. UNC Charlotte proved its unity by establishing the Dr. Jeannine S. Skinner Memorial Scholarship in the wake of Skinner’s death in September. Skinner was killed on September 1 in her Kings Parade Boulevard apartment at age 35. Donne Lewis Franklin, 45, […]

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Fed up with dining hall hours

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fed up with dining hall hours

Students are fed up with dining hall hours, or at least that’s what a recent survey indicates. A Student Government Association (SGA) survey of 1,254 people conducted during the spring elections found 96 percent of students are in favor of extending dining hall hours. SGA passed a bill to recognize these grievances. The legislation, sponsored […]

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Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dance Marathon raises $101,761 for Levine Children’s Hospital

 Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. On April 7, hundreds of people gathered in Halton Arena where they would dance for 12 hours to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital. The night marked the culmination of a year and a half of fundraising by UNC Charlotte Dance Marathon. The group is the […]

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What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
What are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms?

With the recent Parkland shooting, debate over the minimum age to buy AR-15s and even a UNC Charlotte shooting threat, people are questioning the safety of our nation’s schools. Many point toward our federal gun laws as a contributor to so much violence. So, what are UNC Charlotte’s rules about firearms? What action is your […]

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Meet the candidates: Mildred Martinez, RJ Chisolm

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Meet the candidates: Mildred Martinez, RJ Chisolm

Mildred Martinez, a junior biology major and economics minor, is running for student body president. She’s been with Student Government Association (SGA) since she was a freshman. “That’s when I learned about all the changes being made on campus,” she said. “There are a lot of things that administration does and we just get a […]

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Schedule Wizard brings magic to the registration process

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Schedule Wizard brings magic to the registration process

Goodbye to managing multiple tabs, scribbling down course times and keeping a list of ID numbers all in order to craft the perfect schedule. UNC Charlotte has a new web-based registration tool for students: Schedule Wizard. Now undergraduate and graduate students can block off time for breaks and other commitments, generate possible schedules and register […]

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Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

On March 3, UNC Charlotte’s Chamber Orchestra traveled to Vancouver to perform at local schools and the Kay Meeks Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Orchestra is the highest level orchestral group at UNC Charlotte. Conductor Dr. Jonathan Govias has been with the orchestra since its inception in 2013. Govias is a Canada native himself and is excited […]

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Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

Benefactor and former state senator Irwin “Ike” Belk passed away on Feb. 24 at 95 years old. Belk was an influential force for UNC Charlotte. His relationship with the school goes back to the 1960s, when he introduced and promoted a bill authorizing the state to convert the two-year Charlotte College into the four-year university […]

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Professor emerita recounts Holocaust experience

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Professor emerita recounts Holocaust experience

“You didn’t have very much time for God. What God would be there?” Students shifted in their seats, uncomfortable and saddened by the words of Holocaust survivor Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz. On February 20, the UNC Charlotte professor emerita of German literature gave a lecture that ensured that students would never forget the atrocities of that […]

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