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UNC System schools, including UNC Charlotte, announce they will only hold virtual classes after March 23rd
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In the wake of a growing number of cases of the coronavirus, Charlotte-area universities are reevaluating their class schedules, and hospital systems are adding new rules to prevent the introduction of the virus at their facilities.

Mayor Vi Lyles and Governor Roy Cooper attend a roundtable of Charlotte business leaders at UNC Charlotte
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Gov. Roy Cooper held a business roundtable at UNC Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, listening to thoughts on the local business environment from companies that have relocated to Charlotte or expanded their presence in the area.

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UNC Charlotte head football coach Will Healy received a contract extension after one year on the job -- and leading the 49ers to their first bowl appearance in school history.

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The commission charged with finding the best way to memorialize two students killed and four more injured in an April 30, 2019, classroom shooting at UNC Charlotte has recommended a $1 million memorial and a repurposing of the room where the shooting took place.

Courtesy Kirk Mason

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has a segregation problem. That much isn't new, and shouldn't come as a surprise to any teacher, parent or administrator who's worked inside the school district, but sometimes it's hard to fully wrap your head around. Now, a group of UNC Charlotte grad students is hoping to fix that.


NASSAU, Bahamas — Jaret Patterson ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns, Kyle Vantrease passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Buffalo got the first bowl win in school history, beating Charlotte 31-9 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.

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The Charlotte area has plenty of public, charter and private schools, but in August, it will get a whole new type of school designed to help students who need a new option. 


NASSAU, Bahamas — Charlotte and Buffalo are headed to the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 20.


UNC Charlotte's football team is bowl eligible for the first time in the seven-season history of the program.


About 5,000 people were in attendance Sunday night at Halton Arena on UNC Charlotte’s campus to watch the 49ers men’s basketball team defeat Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime. It was the first time they have beaten an ACC team in nine years.

Memorial Wall at UNC Charlotte's New Veterans Park
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UNC Charlotte unveiled a new park dedicated to veterans on its campus Monday. The idea came from a UNC Charlotte alumnus who is a veteran.

Police officer at UNC Charlotte
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In response to a classroom shooting in the spring, UNC Charlotte will add security measures that include equipping non-locking classrooms with kits to secure doors, the school’s chancellor said in a statement released Friday.


The first responders who rushed to UNC Charlotte on April 30 during a mass shooting were honored on the football field Saturday at a home game against the North Texas Mean Green.


Leaders of five Charlotte-area colleges and universities met at Queens University on Wednesday to talk about why higher education costs so much, how to put it in reach of more students and how to rebuild confidence in the value of a degree.

UNC System schools, including UNC Charlotte, announce they will only hold virtual classes after March 23rd
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UNC Charlotte evacuated three buildings Friday morning for about an hour after a natural gas leak was reported at the Science Building construction site. 

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After 15 years at the helm of UNC Charlotte, Chancellor Philip Dubois says he plans to retire to Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia. Dubois announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down June 30, 2020, giving university officials a year to conduct a national search for his replacement.

Chancellor Philip Dubois

In an email sent to students, faculty and staff UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois announced his retirement effective June 30, 2020. 

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A celebratory atmosphere was weighted by grief at UNC Charlotte's commencement ceremonies this weekend. Students and faculty members paid tribute to the two students killed in a campus shooting on April 30, and to a graduating senior who was among the injured.

Chancellor Philip Dubois


Graduation is this weekend at UNC Charlotte, but the occasion is bittersweet as the community continues to cope with the shootings in a campus classroom last Tuesday. UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois spoke with WFAE’s Lisa Worf about plans to remember the two students killed in the ceremonies and how the university plans to make steps toward recovery. 

About 150 people joined a March for Our Lives rally at UNCC Friday.
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Back in March, students at UNC Charlotte began organizing a chapter of the nationwide youth movement March for Our Lives. On Friday, they held their first rally against gun violence, prompted by something none of them expected - a deadly shooting on their own campus.