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One of the two UNC Charlotte students killed in a shooting on campus Tuesday evening was a native of Waynesville and a graduate of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville.  21-year-old Riley Howell is being hailed as a hero for rushing the suspected gunman during the shooting, preventing further loss of life.  

For the last three years, an advisory panel based at UNC Charlotte has helped guide Duke Energy as the company figures out what to do with coal ash. And, during that time, Duke has also contracted with the university to do scientific research on specific coal ash sites.   

Providing research and advice of this nature requires a degree of collaboration. But, when companies turn to universities for hired expertise, challenges and questions about the relationship can arise. Can such collaboration become too cozy?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President Trump’s budget proposes funding cuts to regulatory and research-based agencies and would also impact state programs. We look at how this state might fare environmentally.

The number of rapes reported on college campuses is going up. UNC Charlotte has experienced one of the largest jumps, according to the U.S. Department of Education.