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A SGA display in Fisher Student Center.

2021-2022 SGA student body president and VP will be decided in a runoff

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 18, 2021

The race for UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) next Student Government Association (SGA) student body president and vice president will continue following the announcement that neither candidate received a simple...

Some options are presented for furniture in next years dining hall.

PHOTO STORY: Business affairs hosts furniture testing drop-in event

Kaylin Damico, Photography Editor March 17, 2021

On March 16, UNC Wilmington's business affairs hosted a drop-in event for students and faculty to test out furniture options for the new dining hall. The unnamed dining hall is set to open in the fall...

The fountain between Morton and Leutze Hall.

Monument honoring Wilmington’s racial history pending chancellor’s approval

Andrew Lemon, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

A special meeting of the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) was called on March 12; the main item of discussion was about a proposal for a permanent art display on campus recognizing the complex...

Trees and bikes on campus.

UNCW planning for normal fall semester

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 15, 2021

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) plans on having a typical fall 2021 semester following positive coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic trends in the state. In an email, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli detailed some of the...

Robby Fensom (left) with running mate, Thomas Wilson (right) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

A look into the SGA presidential campaign of Robby Fensom and Thomas Wilson

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 13, 2021
Fensom and Wilson are both in their third year and have been involved in the Student Government Association (SGA) prior to their candidacy. Fensom, who is currently the SGA chief of staff, is a communication studies and philosophy double major with minors in economics and leadership studies. Their platform focuses on three points: inclusion, innovation and recovery.  
Dr. Lowell K. Davis named new vice chancellor for student affairs.

Dr. Lowell K. Davis named new vice chancellor for student affairs

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli announced in an email to the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) community that the university has chosen the next vice chancellor for student affairs following the late Pat Leonard. On...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 3/9 meeting recap: Senate approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and hear updates on new dining hall

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and heard from guest speakers about the new dining hall in addition to a handful...

Kyle Glover (right) with running mate, Jake Linker (left) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

Kyle Glover and Jake Linker want to be your next SGA president and vice president

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
Glover, the current SGA treasurer, is running for student body president. His running mate, Linker, current student services committee chair, is running for vice president. The most pressing issues they believe need to be addressed at UNCW include diversity and inclusion, sustainability and divestment and advancement which all tie into the four pillars they are running on which include: advancement, sustainability, engagement and harmony. 
Dubs Cafe in UNCWs Warwick Center.

Meal plans get an update for the 2021-2022 year

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021
Comparing the largest options, the All Access 6 will cost $160.70 more than the current All Access 7 while offering one less teal meal and 50 more food dollars. However, students looking for the cheapest required option will spend $31.71 less than the current All Access 5 while losing the five weekly teal meals and gaining 25 food dollars.
Data on childhood vaccines can provide hints about how well the COVID-19 vaccine will perform in specific communities.

Student employees now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
In an email obtained by The Seahawk, it was relayed that under Group 3, student employees who receive a paycheck and work in-person and on-campus are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
With nearly eight miles of beach, Keewaydin Island is a remote hideaway only accessible by boat. The barrier island lies between Marco Island and Naples Fla.

UNCW faculty conduct barrier island research on Masonboro Island

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 6, 2021

A new research project is being conducted on Masonboro Island that could teach us how to predict the effects of both storms and calm periods on the habitats and ecosystems of the island. Joseph Long,...

Interior dining option on campus.

UNCW increases attendance capacity at campus venues

Amanda Leahey, Contributing Writer March 5, 2021

Following the announcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order 195, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) has increased its attendance capacity for both non-athletic indoor and outdoor campus events. The change...

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