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Students on Chancellor's walk.

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First diversity committee meeting reveals only 8% of Black students feel like they belong at UNCW

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 28, 2021

On Jan. 27, the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) began their several days of quarterly meetings. Their week kicked off with the Special Committee on Renewal and Accountability meeting on...

A BLM poster near the UNCW pond.

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UNCW’s demographic data reflects a struggle to diversify the student population

Veronica Wernicke and Cierra Noffke January 23, 2021

As UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) enrollment continues to grow, demographics among Black students have remained relatively stagnant and between 2016 and 2019 they saw a decrease. The total enrollment for...

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Board of Trustee members accuse The Seahawk and Port City Daily of political bias

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 22, 2021
Some of UNC Wilmington’s Board of Trustees (BOT) members have publicly responded on social media to an article published by the Port City Daily.
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)

How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been put in place in response to the chatter and an FBI memo of another...

UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

UNCW announces returning testing requirements, other spring semester updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 17, 2021
With less than two weeks before the start of the spring 2021 semester, the university provided further details regarding the upcoming semester through a Jan. 8 email. 
Front of UNCW's campus .

UNCW faculty and staff respond to insurrection at the Capitol

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 15, 2021

On Jan. 6, a violent mob descended upon and stormed the U.S. Capitol building in protest of Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden’s win of the 2020 Presidential election. Windows were smashed in, items...

NC updates vaccine plan

NC updates vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 14, 2021

Alongside new guidance and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout plan. Once the state goes through...

The columns between Morton Hall and Luetze Hall.

UNCW Board of Trustees approves two fee-increase proposals for FY 2021-2022

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 15, 2020

On Dec. 11, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) held a virtual special meeting call to discuss tuition and fee-increase proposals. The board heard recommendations regarding tuition, fees...

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli answering questions front of the new sculpture.

UNCW Board of Trustees announces full support of Chancellor Jose. V. Sartarelli

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 11, 2020

UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) recently met for a special meeting on Dec. 11 to discuss tuition and fee-increase proposals and following this portion of their meeting new business was...

COVID testing site at UNCW.

UNCW provides more information regarding spring return COVID-19 testing

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 8, 2020

On Dec. 7, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) sent an email to all students, faculty and staff providing more details about the required coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for residential students returning in the spring.  UNCW...

This image depicted a test tube rack that had been stocked with examples of various electronic cigarettes, referred to as e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, and vaping pens. These items would undergo testing inside a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory environment.

New Hanover County Commissioners approves ordinance limiting e-cigarette and combustible tobacco use in the county

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 2, 2020

On Nov. 16, the New Hanover County Commissioners met and discussed the use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco in the county. Tobacco Control Laws define combustible tobacco as “any combustible tobacco...

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