Issue 51, March 22, 2019

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, March 22, 2019
Issue: 51

Welcome to UNC Charlotte News, a 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 are its key components, providing a snapshot of the impact UNC Charlotte is making on our community and the region.

Top Stories

Tracking Light Rail


Light rail is making an impact on the UNC Charlotte community.
One year later, light rail has reshaped UNC Charlotte’s connection with the Queen City.

Aspirational Development


Master of Urban Design students' rendering of Gordon Street Alley
Students envision a new world in University City and beyond.

Get Busy: 6 Can’t Miss Events


Women in Data Science Charlotte
From dinner and dancing to top authors and data scientists, we’ve got more than enough to keep you entertained.

BFFs create “Friends-Giving Scholarship”


Toya Corbett ’97 and Krista Woods Manns ’95
A friendship’s deep roots lead alumnae to “pay it forward”.

Legislative Report


Legislative Report
2019 legislative priorities, a visit from the governor and education roundtables

Remembering Polly Rogers


Polly Rogers
Crowdfunding campaign underway to create memorial sensory garden honoring Polly Rogers.

5 Cool Things


Mike Hill speaks to Niner Nation, Niner University Elementary and Alumni Signing Day.

EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte $169,484,149 raised to date; 84.7% of $200M goal