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University to Host Conference on Queer Youth

The 2014 Carolina Conference on Queer Youth "Building Support and Envisioning Justice for LGBTQ Youth in their Schools and Communities" will be from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday, Oct. 17, in the Student Union. The conference is free for those who sign up online and the entire community is invited to attend.

In its second year, the Carolina Conference on Queer Youth is a partnership between the UNC Charlotte Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Time Out Youth and the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund. Its purpose is to bring together K-12 teachers, school counselors, middle/high school students, college students, community practitioners and activists to discuss a wide range of topics centered on queer youth identity. Conference organizers will also discuss ways to support queer youth in Southern school and community settings.

Light Rail Extension Preparations Begin on Campus

The CATS Blue Line Extension project, managed by the City of Charlotte Public Transportation Department, continues around campus and toward Center City. Recently, preparations for the light rail to swing onto campus have begun.

Trees across from Miltimore Hall are being removed to accommodate rail tracks and the station that will serve the University community, when it opens in mid-2017 (based upon the current construction schedule). Once the campus station opens, University leaders anticipate re-planting trees where possible, without obstructing the rail lines.

Once the UNC Charlotte Main Station opens, members of the campus community will be able to reach UNC Charlotte Center City in approximately 20 minutes, while avoiding traffic congestion and additional parking costs. Click here for more information about the project.