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Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

Civilians peacefully protest at First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte on Friday night as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together march. Civilians protest in backlash of ICE and President Trump’s new policies concerning immigrant family separation and child detention camps. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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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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Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

| February 12, 2018
Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going? UNC Charlotte main station North side of campus J.W. Clay Boulevard/UNC Charlotte Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches Paradise Valley Par 3 Dave’s Paddleboats McCullough University City Regional Library University City Boulevard IKEA Tom Hunter South 21. Jr Old Concord Road The Last Word […]

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Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

| February 10, 2018
Armed men threaten University Crossings’ resident, continuing streak of crimes near and on campus

Two men broke down a locked door at University Crossings and threatened the resident with a firearm early Friday morning during a robbery. According to an email sent to residents, the two men, described as African-Americans, broke down the locked door and threatened the resident with a firearm around 12:30 a.m. The crime occurred in […]

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Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

| February 1, 2018
Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

Gray’s College Bookstore, which has been providing UNC Charlotte students with everything from textbooks to T-shirts, announced Tuesday they will be closing their doors Feb. 28, after 23 years in the University City community. The closing of the UNC Charlotte location leaves the Gray’s chain with one remaining store in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Amber […]

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