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A recap of UNCWs current construction projects

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, finish the film studies building, the new dining facility...

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 free of charge at the university that employs them beginning...

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 ceremonies on Friday were held at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m....

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 about the film industry in Wilmington.  Council members...

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 departing members include News Editor Veronica Wernicke, Marketing...

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 honor the legacy of the late vice chancellor, Pat Leonard. The...

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, equity and inclusion, funding, approved aesthetic renderings...

The new sustainability office is located in the Warwick Center.

Office of Sustainability gets new space

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2021
Last week, the Office of Sustainability formally opened the doors of their new space located in the Warwick Center, filling the vacant space following the Office of Military Affairs’ move to Veterans Hall. This space will house Chief Sustainability Officer Kat Pohlman, as well as her staff of peer educators.
UNCW staff member recieves the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Burney Center clinic.

Burney Center COVID-19 virus vaccine clinic reopens to Wilmington community

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 27, 2021

Following a pause in operations to review the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, UNC Wilmington’s vaccination clinic has reopened. Additionally, the clinic is now expanded to anyone...

The fountain between Morton and Leutze Hall.

UNC System receiving more COVID-19 aid as BOG expect a normal fall 2021

Veronica Wernicke and Andrew Lemon, News Editor and Assistant News Editor April 24, 2021
The UNC System board of governors (BOG) held their bi-monthly meeting earlier this week and discussed COVID-19 aid, a new project with PBS North Carolina, and approving a new board of trustees across the system. 
Period products ready for transport.

‘Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics’ campaign collecting menstrual hygiene products for local women

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 22, 2021
For the second year in a row, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Hawks Harvest is partnering with Seeds of Healing and I Support the Girls, to collect and donate menstrual hygiene products for local women in the Cape Fear region. 
Preparing to administer a vaccine in the Burney Center.

UNC System will not require COVID-19 virus vaccine for fall 2021 return

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 22, 2021
Several major universities, including Duke University have announced that they will require students to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine prior to their return. The UNC System will not.
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