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Photo by Kayloni Wyatt

Residence hall to be complete by July 2011


On April 9, the Board of Governors officially approved the building of a co-ed residence hall set to be completed by July 2011.

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Caretakers celebrate the success of cancer survivors
Photo by Gabrielle Lover

Relay for Life raises $33K for cancer


Celebrate, remember, fight back!
These four words brought 902 participants together on the UC Lawn to form 51 teams and walk 24 hours in support of cancer caretakers, survivors and victims while raising $33,825.12 for The American Cancer Society during Relay for Life on April 16-17.

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Detective: graffiti linked to county gangs
Photo by Wade Allen

Detective: graffiti linked to county gangs


UNCP Detective Ed Locklear said the graffiti appearing in men’s bathrooms around campus is directly linked to gangs in Robeson County.

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train crash
Photo courtesy WCU

Kyle Carter is new UNCP Chancellor


Western Carolina University Provost Kyle Carter has been named Chancellor at UNCP by the UNC Board of Governors. The presumed previous frontrunner in the search, State Controller David McCoy, reportedly had withdrawn his name.

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train crash
Photo by Glory Attaouchu

Provost resigns, stays as Professor


Dr. Charles F. Harrington resigned as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on March 29.

 

Dr. Harrington told The Pine Needle he resigned to return to teaching economics and finance, which he called “my first love.”

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train crash
Photo courtesy State Controller Website

Chancellor may be Controller McCoy


The Pine Needle has learned that North Carolina State Controller David T. McCoy is likely to be named UNCP’s next chancellor.

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train crash
Photo courtesy of Meriel Smith

• Admissions office refuses art piece


When senior art major Meriel Smith began her semester, she had no idea that her work painting figures would result in a controversy over whether or not creative art should be displayed in the Office of Admissions in Lumbee Hall.

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Secrecy in chancellor search continues through finalists


The campus was surprised to learn at the Faculty Senate meeting March 3 that the finalists in the search for a new UNCP chancellor reportedly were to be brought to campus over spring break when most faculty and students would be away.

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Students oppose tuition increase


Students at UNCP and all campuses in the UNC system petitioned in January against an 8 percent tuition and fee increase for 2010-2011. The goal was 21,500 signatures, and more than 22,000 students signed the petition.

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train crash
Photo by Tony Lewis

• Train crash simulation set for March


As safety remains a major concern for University officials, a train derailment exercise will be held on March 11, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

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Dante Durant
Photo by Tony Lewis

• Campus QEP plan to improve student writing capabilities


The University is finalizing its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a University-wide program to improve student learning in a particular area as part of the University’s reaccreditation process.

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• Tuition and fees increase next fall


Tuition and fees for each of the campuses in the University of North Carolina system will increase next fall, but by how much is still up to the state legislators.

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Miss UNCP
Photo by Wade Allen

• Jenna Walters is Miss UNCP 2010


Senior Mass Communications major Jenna Walters was crowned on Feb. 4 at the 58th annual Miss UNCP Scholarship Pageant held in GPAC. More than 1,000 people watched the competition.

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Irish Gaurd Band
Photo by Wade Allen

• Band performs tribute to America


When the Band of the Irish Guards and the Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland performed in GPAC on Jan. 19, patrons were treated to a rare sight as members of these legendary bands performed traditional European music dressed in full regalia.

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• Campus mourns loss of international student, retired professor


The UNCP community is mourning the deaths of an international student and a retired history professor.

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New door alarms
Photo by Andrew Young

• New door alarms in dorms offer safety, piercing noise


Students living in residence halls were welcomed back with new alarms on the emergency exit doors when returning from winter break, an installation that has caused controversy with some students living in the residence halls.

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• Students come together for Haiti relief


The devastation in Haiti is not as far away as some people may think. The earthquake that devastated the country has hit close to home with some of the students at UNCP, who are now working on ways to provide relief for Haiti.

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New Holiday Inn
Photo by Wade Allen

• Holiday Inn opens doors for business


Pembroke’s new Holiday Inn Express, located at 605 Redmond Road, opened Jan. 20. after a year long building process.

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