Issue 28, February 2017

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Issue: 28

Welcome to SYC, a UNC Charlotte newsletter designed to make it easy for you to stay connected with Charlotte’s urban research university. Top stories, strategic priorities, current media exposure and social media connections will all be a part of SYC. We hope consolidating our news this way will unclutter your inbox and make it easy to Stake Your Claim.

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Top Stories

Light Rail Update

UNC Charlotte Main Station
The Blue Line Extension is on track to start operating next spring - check out progress on campus and along North Tryon.

Groundbreaking Grant

UNC Charlotte plays role in fast-moving world of transportation.
University receives $7.7 million to create an innovative transportation center, cementing status as a leading urban research university.


Larry Ogunjobi
Larry Ogunjobi generates buzz at Reese’s Senior Bowl – just after majoring in computer science.

End of an Era

Dr. Loy H. Witherspoon
UNC Charlotte honors the legendary life and commitment of Loy Witherspoon.

Legislative Report

Reps. Mary Belk ('06) and Linda Hunt Williams ('96)
49ers in public office, prominent committee appointments and 2017’s legislative priorities.

Five Cool Things

5 Cool Things
40 Under 40, Campus Love Stories and National Awards.

Exponential: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte - $122,817,124 raised to date