Lumina Foundation panel seeks solutions for higher education

Date Published: September 5, 2012

As part of the 49er Democracy Experience, this reporter observed a panel discussion with state and national higher education leaders on Sept. 4 in uptown Charlotte. Hosted by the Lumina Foundation, the panel talked about the role of higher education in the social and economic future of North Carolina and the United States.


Center City to hold second Community Day celebration

Center City to hold second Community Day celebration

Date Published: September 5, 2012

UNC Charlotte Center City will hold a second Community Day celebration from noon to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22.


Connaughton to give quarterly economic forecast

Date Published: September 4, 2012

Economist John Connaughton will present his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy at a luncheon and press conference starting at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The presentation will be in the second-floor auditorium on the 2nd floor; box lunches will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Former Duke lacrosse player to speak at Constitution Day observance

Date Published: September 4, 2012

Reade Seligmann, former lacrosse player at Duke University, and attorney James Cooney will speak from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall, as part of the University’s Constitution Day observance.


International dignitaries attend panel discussion on education

Date Published: September 4, 2012

UNC Charlotte hosted a contingent of international dignitaries on campus as part of the 49er Democracy Experience. The panel discussion, in conjunction with the National Democratic Institute and the Charlotte Chamber’s “Explore Charlotte” site visits, focused on education.


Seven-story CRI Deck opens

Date Published: September 4, 2012

The Charlotte Research Institute Parking Deck is now open, providing seven stories of spaces for faculty, staff and students.

According to parking and transportation officials, the CRI Deck is the largest on campus. It has the capacity to hold 1,347 vehicles.


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UNC Charlotte and the presidential nominating convention

Date Published: September 4, 2012

This is the first of three daily reports related to UNC Charlotte's engagement in the presidential nominating convention in Charlotte. Students and University leaders share their thoughts on the impact of the event, and viewers will learn about the official convention mobile application that was developed by a 49er.


Students intern with Washington Center at convention

Date Published: September 4, 2012

Lamardo Davis stood outside the UNC Charlotte Center City building with the city's skyline behind him. As he smiled, he tried to envision how his life will change when he worked as a Washington Center intern at the Democratic National Convention.


Students get behind-the-scene look at PBS show

Date Published: September 4, 2012

About 100 UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staffers were given a unique opportunity -- a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the acclaimed Public Broadcasting System's political staple, "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill."


Presidential historian to speak on campus

Presidential historian to speak on campus

Date Published: September 4, 2012

Noted historian Michael Beschloss will discuss presidential courage at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Student Union, Multipurpose Room.