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Going back to college after taking several years off can be difficult. Work demands, raising a family or finances can make it challenging. Many schools have programs to reach out to students who left before completing their degrees. At UNC Charlotte the program is called 49er Finish.

Major Out As Head Coach Of 49ers Men's Basketball

Mar 16, 2015
Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Alan Major’s five-year run as the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball coach ended Sunday when he and the school agreed to mutually part ways.

The 49ers were 75-81 during the tenure of Major, who has taken two medical leaves of absence over the past year. His second leave began in January, with the 49ers finishing the season 14-18 under interim coach Ryan Odom.

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The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors convenes its monthly meeting Thursday at UNC Charlotte. During the two-day meeting, the board will consider a proposal that would close three academic centers.  


UNC Charlotte has suspended two more students as part of its investigation into hazing by the university's baseball team.

The investigation began in mid November, when UNC Charlotte officials received allegations of hazing within the baseball team. The university is refusing to release details about what happened and even how many total students have been disciplined. A spokesman will only say that five have now been suspended from school, five have been dismissed from the team, and they're not all the same people.

The stories of violins recovered from the Holocaust and the people who played them are the focus of an event this evening at UNC Charlotte. Music professor James Grymes will read from his book, “Violins of Hope.” He was inspired to write the book two years ago when the violins were part of an exhibit on campus.  That exhibit marked the first time the violins were on display in the U.S. His research included a visit to the Israeli violinmaker who restored the violins.


Courtesy of UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has been on something of a building spree for several years now.  That trend will continue with the approval of some renovations and another new dorm. 


Tasnim Shamma

Since it first opened, UNC Charlotte's football stadium has had a zero-waste initiative. That means almost no trash. Everything that can be … is recycled or composted.

Part of that initiative is a three and a half feet-tall robot called RecycleBot. Ten engineering students worked on the robot this spring.  


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UNC Charlotte is getting money from the U.S. Department of Energy to update its engineering program in an effort to help modernize the power grid.

The five-year project is in collaboration with three other universities.


Archiving Charlotte LGBT Community's History

Feb 26, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

The Levine Museum for the New South will focus on Charlotte’s LGBT history in an exhibit that opens this summer. Some of that history is being archived at UNC Charlotte.


Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place'

Nov 22, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

There's a long list of things that senior citizens in Charlotte want:  affordable housing, better building standards, more transportation options, sidewalks and greenways.

AARP sponsored a conference today at Queens University that included top city leaders, city planners and residents to discuss ideas for improving Charlotte's quality of life.

If there was one message AARP and community members wanted to send the city, it was that they wanted to be able to age in place. As in, retire in Charlotte and not see their quality of life deteriorate.

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