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UNCC classes (Both grad and undergrad) are now scheduled to be online only until October 1. Move in dates have been pushed back until the end of September.

https://ninernationcares.uncc.edu

ECU went all online this morning after reporting a crapton of cases (more than Chapel Hill I believe) yesterday.

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More on the Atrium Wake Forest med school here in Charlotte.  Biz Journal article below. 

""Wake Forest medical students will start rotations in Charlotte in March. The school received a record 11,000 applications this year, said Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and dean of the School of Medicine.""

sounds like plenty of students for the new Charlotte campus.  Wake Forest in Winston enrolled 1900 students in med school there.

Why the Atrium Health, Wake Forest combination made sense - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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Seems like UNC / WFU are making sure they tap into Charlotte's corporate wealth, Wake is already establishing a entire grad level division here, along with a med school. Wouldn't surprise me to see the Novant/UNC deal morph into a full school & both eventually establishing Law programs here

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Charlotte has  a great business /MBA program & will still be the largest,most accessible & cost a whole lot less than Kenan/Flagler. But their is little doubt that their MBA graduates are in high demand by companies all across the nation.  

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1 hour ago, Rufus said:

This just feels like a continued slap in the face to UNC Charlotte. Belk is a great business school, and if the state really cared, they would pump money into that school rather than have UNC Chapel Hill stake their claim here. It's really unfortunate the the home city of the second largest university in the state refuses to pay it any mind, while allowing schools that are over a hundred miles away set up shop here. I am sure Kenan-Flagler is a great school...but why does it have to be UNCCH? Why can't UNC Charlotte get some of this attention. 

And don't come in and say that we should be proud that a school of the stature of UNCCH is wanting to set up shop here. What it's really doing is blocking the success of other schools. Cut us off at the knees so that UNCCH remains the flagship school that gets all the $$$. Academic stature is purely tied to the wealth of a university, and when you have state-supported universities all jostling for funds, it's the big players that get first dibs and leave everyone else to scrounge. And it's not fair.

UNC Charlotte should be fighting this to the bitter end. 

I think there is plenty of room for UNC Chapel Hill to offer a full time MBA program in Charlotte and UNC Charlotte to continue to offer a part-time MBA program in Charlotte (where you stay in your job). Belk doesn't offer a full time program and I don't think it has plans to, so the Chapel Hill program offers a niche for people that plan to fully leave their existing job / quit et. and just do school. They can absolutely co-exist and I expect Belk to remain way bigger in Charlotte due to cost and people wanting to stay with their employer / continue working while doing school.

Due to the lack of full time MBA programs in Charlotte, many people that want a full time program have to move away from Charlotte. This provides an option for people to remain in Charlotte while they finish the program and network with employers here. A win-win for the city. More options isn't a bad thing.

Belk should be proud of the program they've built and honestly, they should be proud enough to know that students WILL continue to select the program due to its quality, cost, and part-time status. It doesn't need to be scared of Chapel Hill / have an inferiority complex. It can stand on its own two feet. 

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6 hours ago, KJHburg said:

UNC Charlotte has the state's largest computing college and it's among the largest in the nation. It graduates more computer science majors than any other university in the Carolinas and Virginia, and is the North Carolina's No. 1 producer of Black, Hispanic and female computer science graduates.""

Unless it's producing more black, Hispanic, and female graduates per capita of enrollment, that's just marketing spin for a population heat map.

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In my graduate school time (before most of you were born) I had a class of Measurement and Statistics. I recall nearly nothing of it now except the example of wrongful deduction from data which had a graph of union membership in the U. S. overlaid with the incidence of (some) disease in India. Correlation? Causation? The data speaks, you decide.

 

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