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Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

On Oct. 28, hundreds of kids from all walks of life stepped onto a college campus for the first time to participate in the inaugural Charlotte Kid Fest. The merry-go-round event occupied the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) portion of campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The fest included an in-house DJ, food trucks, apparel […]

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Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Reflecting on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Just a year ago, candles lit, feet marched and voices raised. Keith Lamont Scott was killed, just a few miles from UNC Charlotte’s campus and his death contributed to a nation-wide conversation on police brutality. Ultimately, Scott’s death changed the city of Charlotte. Scott, a black man, was shot at The Village at College Downs […]

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UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte’s Dr. Michèle Bissière was honored on Sept. 8 with the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Now in its 50th year, the award seeks to honor educators who have displayed exemplary commitment to the university’s teaching standards. Bissière was selected from five finalists to receive the award, which was presented during a ceremony […]

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Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Remembering Dr. Jeannine Skinner

How would you describe the “perfect” professor? Is this person “energetic” or “enthusiastic?” Are they “driven” and “motivated,” with goals and ambition? Maybe they’re a professor who connects with their students, or reaches out to the community, or challenges their classes to work to the best of their ability. This is how colleagues described Dr. […]

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UNC Charlotte student shot during drug exchange, suspects escape

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student shot during drug exchange, suspects escape

A UNC Charlotte student is stable, but in serious condition, after suffering a gunshot Thursday. The shooting occurred at a residence on Bonnie Lane, less than a mile from campus. Police were called at 12:34 p.m. The victim and two suspects had arranged a drug transaction. During the meeting, the suspects robbed the student of cash and a handgun, […]

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Light rail almost ready to ride

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Confucius Institute to open at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte will be opening a Confucius Institute in summer 2017 within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. The purpose of a Confucius Institute is to provide Chinese cultural and educational programming. “This is a big deal. It’s going to be a highly visible entity in […]

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Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

UNC Charlotte will lead four other universities in the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) where they will research transportation. The University received a $7.7 million grant for the center from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). UNC Charlotte is one of the 32 universities that was awarded to develop centers. Approximately […]

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Students cast early ballots in Cone

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students cast early ballots in Cone

With 5 days until the election results are announced, UNC Charlotte students, some first time voters, are lining up at the door to cast their ballot for U.S. President and several other positions. Early voting is available in Cone 110 until Saturday. Weekday voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday is […]

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Buddy Walk celebrates “different” at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buddy Walk celebrates “different”  at Jerry Richardson Stadium

Ava and Kylee are a lot alike. They’re both seven years old; same heart conditions and the same indestructible bond. They call themselves “The Wonder Twins.” They’re like any other best friends. The only difference is that they have Down syndrome. On Saturday afternoon, “The Wonder Twins” joined 3,000 other people as they walked onto […]

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First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

The public, gathered in a ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center Oct. 4, straightened their backs and looked up. More and more secret service agents were coming out from the back, alert and focused, which meant that first lady Michelle Obama would take the stage any minute. When North Carolina governor nominee Roy Cooper introduced […]

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Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

The second annual Transportation Fair was held in the College of Health and Human Services quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5. At the event, students and staff learned about different transportation options on campus. The event was part of UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week. The Transportation Fair encouraged students and faculty to use […]

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