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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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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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University mourns the loss of Polly Rogers

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
University mourns the loss of Polly Rogers

UNC Charlotte student Polly Rogers was riding a party bus to Uptown when she fell out of the emergency window and then was struck by two vehicles. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. Rogers recently celebrated her 20th birthday and was a sophomore. She was studying special education and was a member […]

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Student killed after falling from party bus

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Student killed after falling from party bus

Polly Miranda Rogers, a 20-year-old student, was killed Tuesday night after falling from a party bus window and then being hit by two vehicles, according to Charlotte Observer and WSOC. The Charlotte Party Charters bus was on North Tryon Street near the intersection of Sugar Creek Road when the incident occurred at around 10:25 p.m. She fell […]

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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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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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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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President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

During Monday’s State of the University at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus, the University of North Carolina System president Margaret Spellings spoke before an audience of city officials, members of education and local leaders. Each stop on the tour will offer a report on the current state of the campus, as well as the direction […]

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