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UNC Charlotte’s NAACP joins nationwide Ferguson protests

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s NAACP joins nationwide Ferguson protests

Photos by Andrew James. After the recent indictment, or lack thereof of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson by the grand jury, protests have outraged throughout the nation, one of which occurred on UNC Charlotte’s campus this Tuesday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an on-campus organization gathered in front of the Student […]

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SGA update Nov. 20

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Nov. 20

Members of the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their final Student Senate legislative meeting of the 51st session Nov. 20. This marks the last time that senate will meet for the semester. John C. Smith University (JSU) SGA trip canceled Earlier this semester, senators from JSU’s SGA made the trip to UNC […]

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UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work MSW ranked most affordable degree in nation

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree was recently named the most affordable degree of its kind in the nation, according to a study released by the Social Work Degree Guide. “I knew that we were a good deal, but I didn’t know that compared to other schools that we were the least expensive,” […]

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Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lieutenant Colonel Sloan takes command of Army ROTC 49er Batallion

Serving his country comes naturally to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jared Sloan.  He comes from a military family so joining the Army felt natural to him. “I am the son of a career Army officer,” said Sloan. “My brother’s a career Army officer. I’m the youngest in the family. I was born on a military […]

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Student Advisory Board approves budget suggestions for 2015-17 academic years

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student Advisory Board approves budget suggestions for 2015-17 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board is a meeting in which 15 representatives of the student body gather and cast their votes on the changes to tuition and fees that will occur next year and the year after that. The Advisory Board is charged by the Board of Governors to review academic fees and tuition […]

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Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jacob Goldenburg is next in line for Next Speaker Series

Since 2010, UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business has held an annual series which has featured speakers that have ranged from an analytics officer with a front row seat to the 2012 presidential election, three best-selling authors and a director of marketing with close-ties to a familiar supercomputer. On Nov. 17 the Next Speaker Series […]

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Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Donations from Levines spur planning for new residence hall

A donation from Leon and Sandra Levine through their foundation of $13 million was recently made to the Levine Scholars program at UNC Charlotte. This large donation  from the Levines will be used for the extension of the Levine Scholars program in coming years. Currently, the Levine Scholars program supports around 15 new students annually, […]

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$49,049 raised at dance marathon

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
$49,049 raised at dance marathon

From 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, until 7 a.m. the following day, UNC Charlotte had its second annual dance marathon. The event, titled Charlotte Dance Marathon, is a charity fundraising program to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital. Last year the event was called the Dance Mine, but has been changed this year to the […]

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Construction on North Tryon brings changes to Route 11U

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Construction on North Tryon brings changes to Route 11U

Over the past several weeks there has been a noticeable absence at the East Deck bus depot. Since Oct. 15, the most popular route in the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Route 11U, has discontinued its service to East Deck. According to Krystal Green, public relations manager at CATS, Route 11U has been restructured due […]

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UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Police Department lieutenant resigns after sexual assault case is turned over to NC State Bureau of Investigation

Lieutenant Shawn Smith of the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) has put in a letter of resignation after a sexual assault case involving Smith and fellow Officer Amanda Copley was turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 6. The assault occurred in May 2013 when Smith forcefully put his […]

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Hillel holds UNC Charlotte’s second Statewide Shabbat in school history

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hillel holds UNC Charlotte’s second Statewide Shabbat in school history

On Friday UNC Charlotte Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus will host a Statewide Shabbat. Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath. It starts at sundown on Friday and goes until sundown on Saturday. In the Jewish community, the day starts at sundown. Jewish people believe that Shabbat is a precious gift from God. In their culture, […]

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Center for Wellness Promotion holds Title IX: The DynamIX

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Center for Wellness Promotion holds Title IX: The DynamIX

On Monday, November 3, UNC Charlotte’s Center for Wellness Promotion held an event to emphasize the importance and understanding of the nation-wide Title IX. Nicole Madonna-Rosario, intrapersonal violence prevention specialist for the Wellness center led the Title IX: The DynamIX event. After a brief introduction to the event and a brief description of Title IX, […]

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Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tau Sigma starts the seasons off with a can food drive

On November 4, Tau Sigma Honor Society started their annual Second Harvest Can Food Drive. Tau Sigma is an academic honor society that specifically recognizes and promotes academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. In order to be invited, transfer students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher their first semester. Through the honor society, […]

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Geography professor awarded Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Geography professor awarded Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement

Dr. Heather Smith, professor in the department of geography and earth sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement in recognition of her constant involvement in the Charlotte area. The award recognizes a UNC Charlotte faculty member whose research, teachings and community involvement embodies the university’s dedication to community outreach which […]

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Delays continue at Circle University, Arcadia eyes November sweep

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Delays continue at Circle University, Arcadia eyes November sweep

When Ricardo Chavez left Southern California to study architecture at UNC Charlotte, he initially thought that he would have settled into a place to stay. “I chose Circle University and although the website did show it was under construction.” “They seemed assured it would be completed in July, since everyone would move in August 1,” […]

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SGA update Oct. 30

| November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
SGA update Oct. 30

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) weekly Student Senate legislative meeting was held Oct. 30. Wifi Issues on Campus Information and Technology has recognizes that there are some areas on campus where the Wifi signal is either too weak or nonexistent. The issue is that there are not enough ports to cover all areas […]

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“Hair grows back, kids don’t”

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Hair grows back, kids don’t”

Marissa Burchette may seem like a typical college junior, double majoring in biology and psychology and striving to be a doctor, but at first sight you will notice one thing, she is bald. Some people may be shocked that someone would choose to cut off over two feet of hair, but Burchette found a cause […]

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Campus food pantry aids students in need

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Campus food pantry aids students in need

Recent initiatives begun by the Department of Student Affairs and the Department of Academic Affairs have led to the creation of an on campus student food pantry. The food pantry stands to serve a growing number of students facing chronic hunger. “There has been a growing demand of the student body in need of food…both […]

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SGA update Oct. 23

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 23

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 23. Johnson C. Smith University SGA Oct. 23 was the day the UNC Charlotte’s SGA hosted several senate members from Johnson C. Smith University (JSU). The purpose of inviting them to UNC Charlotte is to begin a merger between […]

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2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014-15 UNC Charlotte royal court takes their crowns

This year, instead of having a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Prince and Princess, the committee chose to have a Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte and a Mr. and Miss for the sophomore and junior classes. The crowing of Mr. and Miss UNC Charlotte took place at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. […]

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