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    UNC Board of Governors Committee moves to eliminate DEI policy

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    BSU protest against the new UNC DEI policy change

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    REDdress demonstration outside of Randall Library

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    Q&A with 2024-2025 school year student body president and student body vice president

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    ​​COVID cluster or electrical fire?

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    Biden Campaign sits down with student journalists to discuss abortion rights

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    UNCW invests in new expansion to Randall Library

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    Community, isolation and politics: The mental health of queer students at UNCW

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Outside of Galloway Hall. Completed in 1971, it was the first student dormitory built on campus.

UNCW creates overflow on-campus housing due to high admittance

Grace Lanham, News Editor September 8, 2023

UNCW broke records this year with the largest freshman class in the school’s history, with more than 2,500 admitted students. Due to the high number of admitted students and the limited dorm space,...

Former Dean of Watson College of Education Van Dempsey speaks at the 2023 Razor Walker Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2023.

Van Dempsey speaks out about being removed as Dean of Watson: ‘I did not choose to leave’

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor July 22, 2023

Following the Razor Walker Awards on April 25, 2023, Van Dempsey, the Dean of Watson Education has since been removed from his position. UNCW announced on June 26 that Van Dempsey would be “leaving his...

Blake Ushijima of UNCW’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Ushijima served as the lead author of a study on the use of a bacterial probiotic to treat and prevent Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). (UNCW)

UNCW’s Dr. Ushijima discovers effective probiotic treatment for stony coral tissue loss disease

Anthony Woodruff, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
On Thursday, April 6, UNCW Biology and Marine Biology assistant professor Dr. Blake Ushijima and his colleagues published a paper detailing their discovery of the first bacterial probiotic that can effectively treat and prevent stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). An ongoing outbreak of SCTLD in the Caribbean Ocean threatens to eradicate many coral species in the region. If left untreated, it could prevent the areas' reefs from providing crucial habitats for marine life, protection from storms and erosion and opportunities for human jobs and recreation.
From left, Reece Littleton poses with Shayy Webb, Aurora Gregory and Chancellor Aswani Volety after being inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi Disability Honors Society. (Michael Spencer/UNCW)

New Disability Honors Society conducts first induction ceremony

Sara Warrick, Staff Writer May 27, 2023
On April 28, 2023, Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi), UNCW’s Disability Honors Society, conducted its first induction ceremony on UNCW’s campus. The society, currently led by Jennifer Uber from the Disability Resource Center, inducted its executive board including Shay Webb, Aurora Gregory, Jay Sumakeris and Morgan Brumfield, along with all of their new inductees. Chancellor Aswani Volety attended the event and spoke of his support for the new organization, specifically how this society will further disability inclusion and advocacy on campus.
Many student employees say that they arent being paid enough to work on campus. UNCWs minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

Making ends meet: students speak out about low wages on campus

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor April 30, 2023
Employers on campus advertise a number of benefits to prospective student employees. Flexible hours, discounts, sense of community, opportunities for work-study and convenient location are all touted as reasons why students should choose on-campus employment. However, according to many student employees, paying a fair wage is exceedingly more important to the well-being of student employees in a time of rapid inflation and economic instability.
Student protesters hold signs outside of the Burney Center during the Razor Walker Awards ceremony. (Nate Mauldin/The Seahawk)

Sen. Michael Lee receives Razor Walker Award for Public Policy despite protests

Amelia Lindsey and Nate Mauldin April 26, 2023
On Tuesday, April 25, North Carolina Senator Michael Lee (R) received the Razor Walker Award for Public Policy from UNCW’s Watson College of Education. The award is to distinguish those who overcome barriers and take professional risks to support childrens’ education, and “walk the razor’s edge” alongside students. 
From left, SGA presidential candidates Skyler Stein and Cody Brandon in their campaign photos. (Courtesy of Skyler Stein)

An interview with the new 2023-2024 SGA Presidents

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor April 18, 2023
Beginning in the fall of 2023, Cody Brandon and Skyler Stein will lead the Student Government Association (SGA). By casting a ballot in the SGA presidential election, which finished on March 23, 2023, students elected new leaders for their respective classes. Stein and Brandon agreed to an interview about their vision and hopes to improve initiatives around UNCW’s campus.
Protesters gather at Thalian Hall ahead of the march through downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington residents protest for trans rights

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2023
Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Thalian Hall on International Transgender Day of Visibility to protest for trans rights. Every year, March 31 is dedicated to recognizing trans visibility and rights. Trans Day of Visibility was initially created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 to foster joy and celebrate transgender people.
UNCW Chancellor Aswani K. Volety at his installation on Friday, March 31, 2023. (UNCW Office of University Relations)

Dr. Aswani K. Volety installed as Chancellor of UNCW

Nate Mauldin, Photography Editor April 1, 2023
“I look forward to traveling miles of opportunity with you and for you as your chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington,” said Volety. “I hope you will join me on this most exciting journey. Let’s soar high, soar far, and soar together Seahawks.”
UNCW Police outside of the Watson College of Education on Feb. 20. Multiple officers responded to an inaccurate report of gunfire on campus caused by a loud sound that emanated from the construction site near Randall Library.

False alarm reported at Watson College of Education

Eriq Dixon, Staff Writer March 21, 2023
Last month, on Monday, Feb. 20, the Office of University Relations (OUR) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington received information from the University Police Department (UPD) regarding an inaccurate report of an active shooter near the Watson College of Education.
WAVE Transit reserves a seat for Rosa Parks at the front of each bus for her contribution to desegregating public transportation. (Photo Courtesy of WAVE Transit)

WAVE Transit pays tribute to Rosa Parks with reserved seat

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor February 10, 2023
In honor of Rosa Parks' birthday, Feb. 4, Wave Transit in Wilmington, North Carolina reserved a seat through Feb. 6 in the front of the bus in remembrance of her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. The seat contained a placard describing Park’s role in desegregating public transportation.
Cheri Beasley is the main Democratic candidate for the North Carolina Senate election.

After Dobbs, UNCW Seahawks are ready to flock to the polls

Morgan Greene, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
When the Supreme Court repealed the long-standing abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in Dobbs v. Jackson at the end of June 2022, the discussion around abortion caught the attention of the country. Now, the legality of abortion is up to each state to determine for themselves, and as the midterms approach, students across the political spectrum at UNCW are determined to make their voices heard at the ballot box.
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