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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.

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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. 

Gwendolyn Glenn

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.

Chancellor Philip Dubois

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois says the university plans an "extensive independent and external" review of Tuesday's shooting on campus that killed two students and injured four others.

Riley Howell

Police are crediting one of the students who died in Tuesday's shooting at UNC Charlotte with saving lives by helping to stop the shooter. 

Malcolm Graham
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Former state Sen. Malcolm Graham of Charlotte says in the wake of Tuesday's fatal killings at UNC Charlotte,  the community should focus on the families of those who were killed, and on those recovering from injuries. In an interview with WFAE's "Morning Edition" host Lisa Worf, Graham called on people to focus not on the shooter, but "on the psyche of a of a campus that just went through a horrible ordeal and come together as a community."  Listen or read the full interview here. 

UNCC remained on lockdown for several hours after the shooting as CMPD officers searched all buildings.
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City Council member Greg Phipps represents the University area of Charlotte and was near the UNC Charlotte campus for hours after Tuesday's fatal shootings. In an interview with host Lisa Worf of WFAE's "Morning Edition," Phipps praised the "rapid, coordinated response" of campus police and CMPD.  He said while gun violence is a major problem, the city's hands are tied when it comes to taking any action to limit guns.  Read and listen to the full interview here. 

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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said Tuesday's deadly shooting at UNC Charlotte and other recent shootings have put "a cloud" over the city.  She spoke with WFAE "Morning Edition" host Lisa Worf early Wednesday about her reaction and what she sees as the city's challenges. 

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Updated: Friday at 2:45 p.m.

Friends and family members remembered the two students killed in Tuesday’s shooting UNC Charlotte – 19-year-old Ellis Reed Parlier of Midland, and 21-year-old Riley Howell of Waynesville.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Wednesday that Howell charged the shooter in the classroom, helping save lives.

Trystan Terrell

The suspect in Tuesday's deadly shooting at UNC Charlotte is being held without bail at Mecklenburg County Jail, facing murder, attempted murder and other charges.