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Students walk by the clocktower.

UNCW announces in-person December commencement and extended COVID-19 guidelines

Brian Hudec, Contributing Writer October 26, 2021
On Oct. 6, 2021, the Office of University Relations (OUR) sent out an email to all students and faculty with information regarding the December commencement ceremonies.
The entrance to UNCWs new dining hall: The Shore Dining Hall.

UNCW opens The Shore Dining Hall

Brian Hudec, Contributing Writer October 14, 2021
The layout also serves as a picturesque study area with tall windows displaying a grand view of Sandpiper and Pelican Halls, plenty of seating and a pleasant atmosphere, while delivering both comfort and convenience. The Shore is a welcoming new addition to UNCW’s ever-increasing and diverse range of meal options for its students to enjoy.
Chancellor Sartarelli recently announced his plan to retire.

Chancellor Sartarelli to retire in June

Aleks Jones, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021
UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli will retire in June according to an email sent to faculty, staff and students on Friday. The email included a personal statement from the chancellor as well as a commemorative summary of his accomplishments since he took office in the summer of 2015.
Parking at UNCWs The Hub.

UNCW parking goes virtual this year, but students say there are still problems to fix

Aleks Jones, Contributing Writer September 28, 2021
This semester parking services’ enforcement and technology use evolved to meet the demands of the university’s growing pains, but student and staff opinions on the shift oscillate between criticism and acceptance. With this year’s expansion of the university and a record-breaking enrollment, parking services reinvented how parking operates on campus.
Students sit inside the Fisher Student Center to do work.

UNCW student organizations can again reserve campus spaces

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Student organizations can reserve spaces in campus buildings once again, per an activities email sent at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The email, sent to student organization leaders, stated that the student affairs...

A sign on UNCWs campus detailing when masks should be worn.

UNCW extends current COVID-19 restrictions another month

Chamiya Campbell, News Editor September 14, 2021
On Monday afternoon, UNCW announced they would extend the current guidelines related to COVID-19 until Oct. 15. Chancellor Jose Sartarelli made this decision ahead of a Sept. 17 deadline to decide on the continuance or change to current guidelines.
Students head to class on Chancellors Walk.

How UNCW’s new COVID guidelines are affecting the campus experience

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer September 11, 2021
There is a struggle with the new guidelines across the campus community. While many recognize their importance, it is still discouraging that online events are continuing to be the reality. Still, UNCW’s students have remained resilient throughout the pandemic.
UNCWs new University Film Center is open.

Filmmakers, welcome to the new University Film Center

Boyce Rucker, Culture Intern September 1, 2021

The film studies department at UNCW is defined by its sense of community and the deeply shared passion for the cinematic arts, whether it be the scholarly study of the medium or filmmaking itself. As the...

Administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

UNCW announces all unvaccinated in-person students must participate in surveillance testing, change from previous guidance

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2021

UNCW announced on Tuesday that all unvaccinated students who live on campus or attend face-to-face classes, along with unvaccinated faculty and staff members, must complete weekly surveillance testing...

A face mask mandate sign on campus.

UNCW will temporarily return to mask wearing and surveillance testing

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief July 31, 2021

Editor's Note: The Seahawk has updated its coverage on this topic. To view the update on surveillance testing from Aug.11, please click here.  A Friday email from Chancellor Jose Sartarelli announced...

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 undergraduate degrees will be the first of their...

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 race as it relates to the framework of society, has taken...

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