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On May 23, 2024, the UNC System Board of Governors voted to repeal Section 300.8.5 of the UNC Policy Manual, Policy on Diversity and Inclusion Within the University of North Carolina, and 300.8.5[R] of the UNC Policy Manual, Regulation on Diversity and Inclusion Within the University of North Carolina, and replace them with the superseding […]


Congratulations to this year’s student commencement speakers Sarah Herrera, Amelia Todd, Ella Kellner and Abhishek Shibu. Sarah N. Herrera, social work Sarah Herrera is the class speaker for the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, for the Belk College of Business and College of Health and Human Services. “The social work professors are […]

The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments. This year’s conference will be from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 12, in the Popp Martin Student Union.

An energy engineer in facilities management, Josue Hurtado supports energy management usage around campus. Learn more about his role and how the campus community can help achieve the University’s sustainability goals. Can you describe your role?

The University Career Center’s Disability at Work Series is underway through April 11 with programming centered on professional development and rights in the workplace.

This year’s theme is “The future of a neurodiverse workforce,” and weekly virtual meetups addressing  the theme began March 14 and focused on “What is neurodiversity?”

Other sessions are:

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Riley Felts, a redshirt senior, is an All-American pole vaulter who finished as national runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Boston, Friday, March 8. She posted a record clearance of 14’9″ (4.50m), the highest in UNC Charlotte history. 

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What does it take to create a campus that promotes the well-being of people, places and the planet? UNC Charlotte students will explore this question during the Student Sustainability Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, in Cone University Center, Room 210.

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Mariah Manley is a sophomore Honors College student majoring in health systems management with a Spanish and public health minor. She also serves as the civic engagement coordinator for the 49er Democracy Experience.Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?

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Logan Davis is a senior computer engineering major and treasurer of Tau Beta Pi, UNC Charlotte’s engineering honor society. Learn more about Davis and the honor society’s crowdfunding project to raise funds for a make-a-thon event.  

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte? 
I chose UNC Charlotte because of the campus and how friendly everyone was. I felt wanted when I was touring and have loved every minute of being here.

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Niners, your feedback is needed to shape the vision and design for the new Loy H. Witherspoon Center for Meditation and Reflection at UNC Charlotte.


About the project
The Loy H. Witherspoon Center for Meditation and Reflection will be a stand-alone, nondenominational facility and garden designed to promote interfaith understanding and personal reflection for students, faculty and staff on campus.

Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2024 with a completion date around fall 2025.


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National Engineers Week is Feb. 18-24. Meet Paulina Salinas Hernandez, a senior double majoring in German and electrical engineering technology with concentrations in electromechanical systems and applied energy. Why did you choose UNC Charlotte? 

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Alumni Council members from the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences, in partnership with the University Career Center, will participate in “Alumni Chat: Navigating the Workplace as a Recent Grad” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Career Center.

Panelists for the chat are Karen Arrington ’12, therapist/career coach, the Evolving Co.; Kim Baker ’17, marketing project manager, Amwins; entrepreneur Anne Bateman ’08; William Foster ‘17, project manager, Guidepoint; and Mary Ward ’90, a retired nonprofit leader.