University Times: we're still "UNC-Charlotte"

Checked out the latest issue last night at Halton. I could NOT believe it, but even our budding journalists on the paper’s staff don’t realize that we lost our hyphen 30 years ago, but yet there it is in a caption for a photo on the front page. I give up. Fight on, boys and girls! Fight on!!!

I realize proper form says we aren’t supposed to have a hyphen but you really can’t fault people for putting the hyphen in. Its a confusing name. Its so specific what you are allowed to do with it. It is too easy to butcher. You aren’t even supposed to abbreviate the name of the school.

“UNC-Charlotte” = 6
"UNC Charlotte" = a half dozen

I don’t get all the fuss over “UNCC” and “UNC-Charlotte”. WHO CARES. As long as the school still has the “UNC” suffix, I don’t give a shit what people call us. So long as they don’t call the athletics “UNC Charlotte”…

Maybe when a name change takes place, I can see people getting pissed. But now?

"UNC-Charlotte" = 6 "UNC Charlotte" = a half dozen
Well... not really.

6 = a half dozen.
UNC Charlotte != UNC-Charlotte; :wink:

its more like

UNC-Charlotte = Wrong.
UNC Charlotte = Right.

and

UNC Charlotte = confusing name that needs to be changed.
University of Charlotte = good, not confusing name that our name should be changed to.

I don't get all the fuss over "UNCC" and "UNC-Charlotte". WHO CARES. As long as the school still has the "UNC" suffix, I don't give a shit what people call us. So long as they don't call the athletics "UNC Charlotte"...

Maybe when a name change takes place, I can see people getting pissed. But now?

I get what you mean. I used to get pissed but i am starting to not care, this school and its head chapel hill tool do not care about our identity, PERIOD. So why should we get worked up about it.

if you go to footballfanatics.com the fan mats have “UNC” on them, if they didn’t have that i would buy one. The bookstore has nike shirts with “UNC” on them.

This school has no desire to claim an identity, or promote itself whatsoever.

It thinks that in some way we should just lower our heads in reverance to a school 2 and a half hours east of here, and just wait on their every little movement to hope that we get some half ass recognition out of it and that we might trick a half a dozen students from out of state to come to Charlotte.

We think in someway we need them, and will be worse off without the UNC, here is some news, Appalachin and ECU wipe the floors with us on a lot of programs, oh yeah ECU has a med school, and they both have football.

[QUOTE=ninerID;201619]if you go to footballfanatics.com the fan mats have “UNC” on them, if they didn’t have that i would buy one.[/QUOTE]

The UNC part on the Charlotte logo was one of the designs considered and approved by the University when Athletics switched to “Charlotte.” They went with just “Charlotte,” not “tiny UNC and Charlotte.” Unfortunately, it was already licensed and out there before the name change. It is not out for use on products now.

I won’t purchase anything with that logo either, but I do have one of those squishy pillows from Bed, Bath & Beyond with that logo.

UNCCharlotte
UNC-Charlotte
NC-Charlotte
UNCC-Charlotte
UNC-C
UNC Charlotte

No one ever gets our name right especially in the national media but wait, the new brand study will not focus on a name change. Makes sense. :rolleyes:

UNCCharlotte UNC-Charlotte NC-Charlotte UNCC-Charlotte UNC-C UNC Charlotte

No one ever gets our name right especially in the national media but wait, the new brand study will not focus on a name change. Makes sense. :rolleyes:

I loved it whenever I was out of town and picked up a newspaper to scan the college basketball results. The scores would be seperated by North, South, East, and West columns and I’d scan each of the columns thinking to myself “Okay, let’s try looking under the 'U’s for UNCC…Nope…okay, let’s look under the 'C’s for Charlotte…nope…okay, let’s try ‘N’ for NC-Charlotte. There we are!” It was like finding Waldo.

UN she she

[QUOTE=CPA_Niner;201689]UNCCharlotte
UNC-Charlotte
NC-Charlotte
UNCC-Charlotte
UNC-C
UNC Charlotte

No one ever gets our name right especially in the national media but wait, the new brand study will not focus on a name change. Makes sense. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Let’s say that the change to UofC isn’t on the table for this study. I would make sure that the name situation is at least addressed thoroughly and find ways to eliminate this. I’ve seen the UNC-C, NC-C, etc since 1976 and the problem is almost as bad now as then.

[QUOTE=HP49er;201724]Let’s say that the change to UofC isn’t on the table for this study. I would make sure that the name situation is at least addressed thoroughly and find ways to eliminate this. I’ve seen the UNC-C, NC-C, etc since 1976 and the problem is almost as bad now as then.[/QUOTE]

If nothing else, I would like to see the local/state media get it right. The Observer is pretty bad. Even the UNC System office can’t get it right! Come to think of it, there are plenty of departments, groups, etc. at UNC Charlotte that can’t get it right!

C’est la vie… :rolleyes:

[QUOTE=survivor45;201693]…thinking to myself “Okay, let’s try looking under the 'U’s for UNCC…Nope…okay, let’s look under the 'C’s for Charlotte…nope…okay, let’s try ‘N’ for NC-Charlotte. There we are!” It was like finding Waldo.[/QUOTE]

Ummmmmmmm… “Waldo” would be under “W”…

Not “U”, “C”, or “N”.

Ok. Carry on.

:smile:

I was at the library and this is the background we use on all the computers

no wonder we have no identity, we force this shit on people, who dont know any better, and realize this is who we are