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Founder of Girls Who Code visits campus

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Founder of Girls Who Code visits campus

On April 26, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Girls Who Code, addressed the UNC Charlotte community as part of the university’s Civic Speaker Series. This Bank of America sponsored lecture series was created to bring distinguished leaders to UNC Charlotte to engage in discussions of regional and national importance. The event was […]

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UNC Charlotte professor runs for president of Bosnia

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor runs for president of Bosnia

Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic has worked and enjoyed his time at UNC Charlotte enough to stay for 31 years, but a phone call he answered last fall may have changed the course of his life. “There are going to be elections October 7,” Hadzikadic said, summarizing what his friend told him over the phone, “and that may […]

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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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Parking permits prices will raise over next two years

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Parking permits prices will raise over next two years

This article has been updated to clarify that a 6 percent increase in parking permits was only a suggestion and the exact increase is undecided. In addition, PaTS will be adding a discount remote permit for North Deck in the fall 2018.  The Board of Trustees heard a conceptual plan at their April meeting to raise […]

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A walk through the Botanical Gardens

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
A walk through the Botanical Gardens

A car swooshes past at 25 mph as a dark green bus slows down to a stop. The doors fly open and students hop on their commute as others exit the back, carrying heavy backpacks with heads down, eyes on their phones. For just a moment, they pop their heads up and look both ways […]

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Niner Central is now open

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Niner Central is now open

RIP to the candy counter and hello Niner Central. Don’t worry, you can still satisfy that sweet tooth and more at UNC Charlotte’s newest one-stop shop for administrative services. On March 13, Niner Central opened to the UNC Charlotte student body and held a grand opening celebration on March 21. Niner Central is a single […]

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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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Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

At the base of every great building is a solid foundation. For a considerable number of employees at The RBA Group, Inc., that foundation is UNC Charlotte. Charles Trowell, an associate architect at the firm, received his bachelor of architecture from UNC Charlotte in 2017. Trowell is staying true to his 49er roots with his […]

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Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

In front of a crowd of over 300 of North Carolina’s top healthcare executives, former congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy, opened up about his struggles with a disease facing over 21.5 million Americans today: substance abuse disorder. He recalled growing up in a household with alcoholic parents where mental health issues […]

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Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Jamal Ibrahim and Salema Merza, two members of an ancient Middle Eastern ethnoreligious minority, the Yazidis, were among few to immigrate to the U.S. and escape their hometown of Sinjar before attacks by ISIS. They visited UNC Charlotte last week to share their experiences. Merza is the deputy director of women’s affairs for the global organizations […]

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UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

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Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Lavien, Crean win 2018 SGA election

Niayai Lavien and Chandler Crean were announced the 2018-19 student body president and vice president April 5. They won with 54 percent of the 1435 votes and will officially be sworn in Thursday. Niner Times: What was your reaction to finding out you had won? Niayai: I couldn’t help but cry because I was so […]

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How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
How would you answer the dreaded “leader question?”

Imagine walking into your first professional interview. Your interviewer greets you with a smile but you can feel your nerves climbing up your spine. You take a seat and the interview begins with the dreaded “what makes you a good leader” question. You take a second, but all you can think about are all the […]

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Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Political expo promotes discussion between political parties

Charlotte’s first ever political expo took place April 5 as participants with different political leanings all came together to share a dialogue. The event was comprised of a panel of four guests representing a lineup of political and civic organizations with a moderator facilitating the discussion. The panelists conferred over a number of topics that […]

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