Issue 40, March 2018

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Issue: 40

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

All Aboard


Light rail opens on campus
On March 16, one of the most transformative projects in University history became reality as the first light rail train rolled onto campus.

Tech Savvy


NorthState partners with UNC Charlotte
Technology provider NorthState expands opportunities for women and minorities in the tech industry.

Economic Forecast


Professor John Connaughton provides an update on North Carolina’s economy – and news about continued expansion.

Construction Report


Construction Report
Check out the latest renovations and additions to campus.

Gold Standard


New Athletics Director Mike Hill
New Athletic Director Mike Hill has plans for the Charlotte 49ers, and paramount is winning.

Legislative Briefing


Members of the NC Board of Transportation gather on the platform at the UNC Charlotte Main Station after riding the Blue Line Extension from UNC Charlotte Center City
North Carolina Board of Transportation rides Blue Line Extension and Chancellor Dubois talks regional partnerships with Gaston County community and business leaders.

Five Cool Things


5 Cool Things
Ice Hockey Champions, artificial intelligence and awards.

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