In the Media

Matthew Metzgar quoted in ‘Family Dollar likely headed for divorce from owner Dollar Tree. What does it mean for NC?’

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Source: Carolina Public Press Economics professor Matthew Metzgar said, “They were hoping there would be synergy between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, but they could never really make them fit together.” Read the article at https://carolinapublicpress.org/64285/family-dollar-split-dollar-tree-nc-outlook/.

Katherine Idziorek participated in the discussion ‘As sweltering temperatures continue, how to stay healthy and prepare for the future.’

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Source: WFAE Listen to the segment at https://www.wfae.org/show/charlotte-talks-with-mike-collins/2024-07-09/as-sweltering-temperatures-continue-how-to-stay-healthy-and-prepare-for-the-future.

Biff Poggi provided statement regarding death of former Charlotte 49ers football player

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Source: WSOC “We are heartbroken today at the news of Isaiah Hazel’s untimely passing,” Poggi said in a statement. “Our program mourns his loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Isaiah’s family during this tragic time. All of Isaiah’s hopes and dreams were still before him, and I pray that his family is granted […]

Eric Heberlig interviewed for ‘‘Worst in American History’: Presidential debate has political experts wondering what’s next’

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Source: Queen City News “Last night’s debate will go down as one of the worst in American history. Neither candidate did particularly well,” said Eric Heberlig, a political science professor at UNC Charlotte. He says discussions about whether or not Biden can be replaced at this moment in the race will face real challenges. Read […]

Craig Depken commented for ‘The two biggest problems with the Panthers’ stadium economic impact study’

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Source: Yahoo Finance Craig Depken, an economics professor at UNC Charlotte who studies sports and stadium economics, said that while Bank of America Stadium does have an economic impact on Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, he doesn’t believe that it’s $1.2 billion. It’s a nuanced discussion, Depken added, and the true economic benefit or impact of […]

Abasifreke Ebong was interviewed for ‘No, solar panels do not attract lightning’

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Source: WCNC Ebong said solar panels absorb sunlight which then, in turn, can create energy. “A majority of a solar cell is made from silicone,” he said. “It absorbs electromagnetic waves with sunlight.”  Read the article at https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/verify/solar-panels-do-not-attract-lightning/275-38297521-b9f2-42ae-a361-14375a64a164

Elizabeth Underwood ’20 named Stanly County economic development director

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Source: Business North Carolina Underwood, who previously worked for Beaufort County Economic Development, said, “I feel most successful when I go past a building where we have helped locate a business and see the parking lot full of cars with people working at high-paying jobs.” Read the article at https://businessnc.com/stanly-county-names-new-economic-development-director/.

Kalin Devone ’15 featured in ‘Artist realizes potential through expression’

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Source: The Charlotte Post Kalin Devone ’15 was commissioned by Charlotte FC to create art for the Major League Soccer club’s Juneteenth match against Orlando City to highlight Black success by engaging Black artists and celebrating their contributions to the city’s landscape. Devone’s work will be featured around Bank of America Stadium. Read the article […]

Sonyia Richardson quoted in ‘Our kids are dying’: How organizers of a UNC summit say suicide can be prevented

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Source: News & Observer “Our kids are dying,” said Richardson, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte. Richardson, who is part of the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, said her research found that nationally, Black youth have the highest rate of suicides and overall highest increase in suicides over the last […]

David Mahatha ’01 joins UConn law as assistant dean

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Source: UConn Today David Mahatha is the new assistant dean of Diversity, Belonging and Community Engagement at the UConn School of Law. “Traditionally, the legal profession hasn’t been very diverse, but we can make it diverse, and there are pathways to it becoming more diverse,” he said. “I always talk about the difference between equity […]