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UNCW will temporarily return to mask wearing and surveillance testing
July 31, 2021

A Friday email from Chancellor Jose Sartarelli announced that students and faculty will again be required to wear masks in the campus's public...

The amphitheater.
UNCW adds two new STEM programs in the computer science department
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • July 22, 2021

The UNC board of governors approved the addition of two new Bachelor of Science programs at UNCW in cybersecurity and intelligent systems engineering....

The Emmett Till statue is seen through protesters at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina demonstrating their anger over racial injustice on June 5, 2020.
Critical race theory and how it is affecting Wilmington
Andrew Lemon and Brenna Flanagan July 11, 2021

Over the past year, a new term has entered the political lexicon in the United States. Critical race theory, an theory in legal academia analyzing...

Dan Johnson is a professor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.
UNCW professor apologizes for "Blow up Republicans" post
Brenna Flanagan , Editor-in-Chief • July 1, 2021

A UNCW professor’s Facebook post that came under fire in the campus community this week caused the professor to issue an apology in a statement...

Cornerstone Hall.
Former Republican representative appointed to UNCW board of trustees
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • June 30, 2021

A former Republican state representative was appointed to the UNCW board of trustees on Tuesday. Holly Grange was recommended by her party leader,...

A face mask mandate sign on campus.
Students respond to new COVID-19 guidelines on campus
Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer • June 3, 2021

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, the world has taken a full step toward pre-pandemic normalcy. The CDC has adjusted its safety guidelines,...

A biker on the crosswalk.
Director of Campus Life takes over housing as search begins for new housing director
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • June 2, 2021

An administrative reshuffle is underway in UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) division of Student Affairs, spurred on by Director of Housing and Residence...

Face mask mandate on campus.
UNCW announces end to mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2021

Masks will no longer be required on the UNCW campus in most situations and no matter vaccination status, per an OUR email on Wednesday morning.  Masks...

A recap of UNCW
A recap of UNCW's current construction projects
Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer • May 17, 2021

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) campus continues to expand. This summer the university will add Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls,...

Alderman Hall on UNCW campus.
Newly signed law allows campus police to take courses free of charge
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • May 12, 2021

A bill signed into law on May 7 by Gov. Roy Cooper allows UNC system campus police the opportunity to enroll in an unlimited number of courses...

A graduating senior moves her tassel.
Graduation weekend comes to a close in Wilmington
Andrew Lemon, News Editor • May 11, 2021

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) held commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 this weekend, splitting the ceremonies into five separate events. In-person...

The fountain in downtown Wilmington.
Wilmington City Council gives more time for redesign of WAVE Transit, anticipates great year for film production
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 7, 2021

During this week's City Council meeting, members passed a resolution recommending the delay of the WAVE transportation redesign, and heard updates...

The Seahawk says goodbye to senior editorial board members
The Seahawk says goodbye to senior editorial board members
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • May 7, 2021

Three editorial board members will graduate at the semester’s end, leaving The Seahawk with positions to fill as the summer approaches. The...

The late Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard.
Senior medallion renamed to honor late Pat Leonard
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 6, 2021

As UNC Wilmington (UNCW) holds its 100th commencement ceremonies this weekend, the prestigious senior medallion award got an updated name to...

A look across the UNCW pond.
Board of trustees meeting recap: diverse student acceptances is up and construction continues
Veronica Wernicke and Andrew Lemon May 5, 2021

During the quarterly UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees meeting, the board heard updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), diversity,...

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