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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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Flags For the Fallen

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Flags For the Fallen

On the morning of September 11, 2001, four passenger airlines were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. Flight 11 crashed into the north tower, Flight 175 crashed into the south tower and American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. Flight 93 was overtaken by passengers who sacrificed themselves and crashed the plane into a field in […]

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A new virtual reality app for UNC universities

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A new virtual reality app for UNC universities

First Look just released a free application for both IOS and Android that will allow those interested to tour campuses within the UNC University system without actually being on campus. “UNC NC GEAR UP” allows users to experience campuses through virtual reality. This will allow people who are not financially or physically capable of touring […]

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A solution to the parking pandemonium

| September 11, 2018 | 2 Comments
A solution to the parking pandemonium

Parking on campus is often a challenge according to students like sophomore Eli Medford (‘21) who has to commute each day to class. Medford described parking on campus as a “hunt for a parking space.” The challenge to find parking persists after UNC Charlotte has spent millions of dollars in the past decade to correct […]

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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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Student Government to conduct investigation of Jerry Richardson Stadium name concerns

| September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Student Government to conduct investigation of Jerry Richardson Stadium name concerns

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association scrapped a controversial resolution that would have challenged the Board of Trustees decision to keep Jerry Richardson’s name on the football stadium and, instead, will conduct an investigation of student concerns. The Stadium Inquiry Act calls for SGA to survey the student population on the issue and then, depending […]

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UNC Charlotte community debates on social media Jerry Richardson Stadium name

| September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte community debates on social media Jerry Richardson Stadium name

The UNC Charlotte Student Senate, which acts as the representatives of the student body, will consider passing a resolution Thursday that would push back on the Board of Trustees decision to keep Jerry Richardson’s name on the football stadium. Questions of whether the former Carolina Panthers owner’s name would remain have been up in the air […]

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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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Student Government to vote on resolution regarding decision to keep Jerry Richardson name on stadium

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Student Government to vote on resolution regarding decision to keep Jerry Richardson name on stadium

The UNC Charlotte Student Senate, which acts as the representatives of the student body, is weighing whether to push back on the Board of Trustees decision to keep Jerry Richardson’s name on the university’s football stadium. Questions of whether the former Carolina Panthers owner’s name would remain have been up in the air since December, […]

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Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

 Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction on several large, multi-million dollar projects ramped up over the summer at UNC Charlotte. Here are the new, ongoing and complete construction projects students can expect to see upon their return to campus this fall. Health and Wellness Center will stay under construction throughout the year A $66 million […]

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Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

The roof of the 49ers new indoor practice facility collapsed today, injuring one. The Charlotte 49ers have been making a lot of changes this year, including introducing projects for new indoor practice facilities for both baseball and softball. The construction of the baseball practice facility has been making a lot of headway this summer. It seemed a lot […]

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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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Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

Wake up and smell the… Rotney? “Rotney the Magnifiscent,” that is. Thursday at 5 p.m., the Titan Arum Flower reached full bloom for the first time in 10 years. Thousands are expected to visit McMillan Greenhouse to catch a deadly whiff of Rotney, nicknamed the “corpse flower” for its notorious funk. Titan Arums are also […]

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