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Delta Zeta holds Painted Turtle Wars to support Gallaudet University

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Delta Zeta holds Painted Turtle Wars to support Gallaudet University

​Delta Zeta is hosting their first philanthropy event of the year, Painted Turtle Wars, Saturday September 20th at Paintball Paradyes. ​The event will be filled with fun, music, and food, shared Delta Zeta Philanthropy Chair, Cecily McClear. Participants will receive 200 paintballs to use to their discretion. Even Delta Zeta’s Executive Board will be joining […]

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iFest held to emerge students in culturally diverse environment

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
iFest held to emerge students in culturally diverse environment

The International Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 outside of UNC Charlotte’s Student Activity Center. It is a public event with no admissions fee, open to not only students and their family members, but also to people in the Charlotte community. The festival will host music, dancing […]

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Student Government Association announces class presidents and at-large senators

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student Government Association announces class presidents and at-large senators

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) announced the winners of the fall elections Thursday, Sept. 18 at noon in the Student Union Rotunda. The winners of the three at-large seats were; Andre Jefferies, sophomore political science major; Sam Polad, senior finance major; and Vincent Cahill, junior pre-economics major. The four freshman at-large senators will […]

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UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

Recently, UNC Charlotte has established a separate office to oversee Title IX coordination. Title IX is a law that is part of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibits discrimination based upon sex in educational institutions. The law has morphed over the years to expand over a broader area of gender based discrimination. “This […]

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Heather Brown as new executive director for Women + Girl’s Research Alliance

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heather Brown as new executive director for Women + Girl’s Research Alliance

Heather Brown – Harvard graduate, women’s advocate and daughter of a struggling single mother came into her role as the executive director for the Women + Girl’s Research Alliance (W+GRA) this Monday. W+GRA is a university community partnership organization aimed at “improving the lives of women through research, education and civic engagement,” as listed on […]

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Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

There is currently talk amongst UNC Charlotte officials of plans to create a new Health and Wellness Center. As many students have noticed (and voiced), there is a lack in available fitness facilities on campus. When visiting the Fitness Center in the Student Activities Center (SAC), students will find a crowded space having long wait […]

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Annual growth in freshman classes raises standards for future applicants

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Annual growth in freshman classes raises standards for future applicants

UNC Charlotte’s 2014 freshman class is the most academically qualified in the history of the university according to Claire Kirby, director of admissions.  “There is an increase in both the GPA and SAT averages of the 2014 class,” said Kirby. “The middle 50 percent of freshmen had GPAs ranging from 3.6 – 4.3 and SATs […]

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Student Government Association prepares for fall elections

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student Government Association prepares for fall elections

The ballots for the Student Government Association (SGA)’s fall election open on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. and close Wednesday at 5 p.m. During these elections, 39 candidates are vying for 16 available seats. The breakdown of the seats are: two for the College of Arts and Architecture; one for the College of Computing and Informatics; three for […]

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CAB hosts 49er Tweet Off to raise awareness for homecoming

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
CAB hosts 49er Tweet Off to raise awareness for homecoming

On Friday, Sept. 12, CAB will host their second annual 49er Tweet Off. The event which was originally created by CAB’s marketing team will be held in the Student Union rotunda from 12 to 2 p.m. During the event, CAB will tweet questions which students will reply to. The first student who tweets back with […]

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Baiting the Hook! brings students together through common interests

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baiting the Hook! brings students together through common interests

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted UNC Charlotte’s first-ever Baiting the Hook! event. The event was held at 12 p.m. on front field 14A. During the event, students were able to fish in a mock pond holding 200 brown, rainbow and mountain trout. CAB hired WNC Mountain Trout Fishing Inc to provide the […]

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SGA Update – Sept. 4

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA Update – Sept. 4

The following is the summary of the Sept. 4 meeting of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Student Senate. New ITS Assistant Vice Chancellor greets congregation The senate began business by welcoming Beth Rugg, assistant vice chancellor of client engagement for Information Technology Services (ITS). Rugg has only been with the university for a few months. […]

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SoVi Dining Hall – not so far away

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
SoVi Dining Hall – not so far away

With the start of the 2014 fall semester, UNC Charlotte students were promised a new dining hall to greet them on their arrival to campus. Unfortunately, and to many students’ surprise, they found that the South Village Crossing and SoVi had not yet been completed. SoVi, located inside South Village Crossing, is the new dining […]

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Well worth the noise

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Well worth the noise

Currently, renovations are underway at the Colvard building (in case you do not know which building that is, it is the one missing a few walls). Construction began on June 23 of this year and has a projected finish date of Dec. 19. During construction, not only will the offices in Colvard be rearranged to […]

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RecycleBot to appear at Jerry Richardson for third football game

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
RecycleBot to appear at Jerry Richardson for third football game

During Fall 2013, the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI) granted $5,000 in funding for the creation of RecycleBot. The gameplan involves having the environmentally conscious robot at football games to interact with people, although there’s still a ways to go before the prototype makes its appearance. “We may have something working at the end of this […]

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Community Garden project breaks ground

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Community Garden project breaks ground

After spending a year and a half in the planning and proposal process, building for the Community Garden at UNC Charlotte will be begin Friday, Sept. 26. The UNC Charlotte Community Garden group, which contrived the idea for the garden, is led by seniors and Co-Presidents Jake Emerson and Kevin Rodengen. “The Community Garden Project […]

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Sometimes love is all you need

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sometimes love is all you need

Video by Nick Clemens. As students and members of the surrounding Charlotte area slowly filed into the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union, they sat in the seats farthest away from the husband and wife, UNC Charlotte faculty duo. As the front remains empty, Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede beckons to those on the outskirts, urging […]

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Culture Shock! brings students together through displays of diversity

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Culture Shock! brings students together through displays of diversity

On Thursday, Sept. 4, UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted a culture infused event entitled, “Culture Shock!” During the event, students were able to interact over food and music from around the world. Students were encouraged to play their favorite songs, meet new students, check out the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) table and eat […]

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UNCCPD opens arms to LGBTQ community through Safe Zone training

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
UNCCPD opens arms to LGBTQ community through Safe Zone training

This summer, UNC Charlotte Police Chief, Jeff Baker mandated Safe Zone training for his entire department. Safe Zone is an organization which was started to “develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) individuals, as well as […]

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QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

Queer Year One (QY1) is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) freshman to make new friends and acclimate to the local and campus community at UNC Charlotte. Wednesday, Sept. 3 was the group’s first meeting. Nine people showed up for the first meeting, a fair turnout for a brand new group. […]

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Beach Volleyball Club sets up for a great year

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beach Volleyball Club sets up for a great year

The Beach Volleyball Club is one of the newest student organizations to come to UNC Charlotte’s campus.  The club is entering it’s second semester on campus and hopes to make grow and introduce more students to beach volleyball. UNC Charlotte senior, Carl Lechner, who has always had a passion for the sport, founded the Beach […]

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