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A roof collapsed on a construction site at UNC Charlotte Friday, injuring one worker.
Justin Lape

One person is injured after a roof collapsed on a construction site on the campus of UNC Charlotte. Construction workers were working Friday afternoon on a new indoor batting facility near Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium when the trusses collapsed. 

Rendering of the planned Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at UNC Charlotte.
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UNC Charlotte is hoping to expand again with a proposed hotel and conference center on campus next to the light rail stop on North Tryon. The project would be nestled at the corner of JW Clay Boulevard and North Tryon Street near the JW Clay light rail station. The university says the project would have a lot of benefits, including building its academic reputation by allowing the school to host large conferences.

Amanda Ruiz

A typical image for a college graduation ceremony involves proud parents taking pictures of their kids in cap and gown. Of course, many graduates are also parents themselves, like Amanda Ruiz. She says a scholarship program geared to mothers helped her graduate within three years.

The Kappa Sigma fraternity house near UNC Charlotte.
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A local chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at UNC Charlotte has been temporarily suspended pending an investigation into the death of a female student who fell off a party bus into traffic this week.

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Police arrested a student for falsely reporting mass violence on the UNC Charlotte campus Tuesday. Twenty-year-old Matthew Saavedra was taken into custody by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, according to inmate records.

UNC President Margaret Spellings joined Charlotte Talks Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Margaret Spellings, the former secretary of education and current president of the UNC system, says after two years on the job there is still more work to be done to lower the cost of a UNC education and she needs the legislature's help to keep the momentum going.  

From left, Carolina Diaz, Eliana Diaz and Omar Cortes rode the Blue Line in northeast Charlotte on the first day.
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Trains were packed on the Lynx Blue Line Extension Friday morning as the $1.2 billion light rail line opened to the public for the first time. There was lots of pomp and circumstance, including ribbon cuttings, confetti cannons and free "First To Ride" T-shirts.

A Blue Line train approaches 9th Street Station uptown.
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At long last, opening day is here for the $1.2 billion CATS Blue Line Extension. After ceremonies Friday morning, the light rail line from uptown to UNC Charlotte is scheduled to open to the public at 10 a.m.

UNCC live-streamed a safety panel that included UNCC campus Police Chief Jeff Baker, Dean of Students Christine Reed Davis and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook.
Inside UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte hosted a live-streamed panel this afternoon to discuss campus safety and highlight resources available to students. The discussion followed a sexual assault that occurred Friday night near campus and the removal of a 20-year-old student who had expressed a desire to commit gun violence.

UNC Charlotte's Judy Rose will step down next week as the schools athletic director after 28 years.
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As UNC Charlotte prepares to introduce its new athletics director Mike Hill Tuesday, a conversation with the school’s outgoing athletics director Judy Rose. She’s one of a few women to hold that position at a NCAA Division I school. When she was first offered the job in 1990, she recalls being nervous about it.