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Is your student organization ready for the Virtual Involvement Carnival 2020?

UNCW Clocktower.

The Seahawk

August 3, 2020

The annual Involvement Carnival is a one-stop resource for getting involved at UNCW and for recruiting new members into student organizations. This year’s Involvement Carnival, in a time of pandemic, will be unlike any other. How student organizations will make themselves stand out from the crowd could be a game-changer.

E-Bill due date extended due to inaccurate charges

UNCW Clocktower.

Caitlyn Dark and Brenna Flanagan

July 29, 2020

Two days before the Fall 2020 semester bill was originally due, UNC Wilmington announced an extension due to inaccurate charges because of changes caused by the COVID-19 virus. 

Mike S. Adams’ death ruled a suicide

Photo of Mike S. Adams on UNCW's sociology and criminology page as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams’ sudden July 23 death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in a press release this afternoon.

Former UNCW professor Mike S. Adams found dead in home

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 24, 2020

Nearly a week before his retirement was set to officially begin, former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams was found dead in his home yesterday. Adams was discovered after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office performed a wellness check on July 23 at his home in the Wilmington community of...

New ICE policy would deport international students if not attending in-person classes

International Flags. Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Though international travel has been brought to a near halt by COVID-19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may still be deporting people if many US colleges remain completely online in the fall semester.

Controversial professor Mike S. Adams retires amid celebrity, student and alumni criticism

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

The end to a nearly 20 year-long controversy at UNC Wilmington may soon be coming to end as UNCW announced last week the retirement of Sociology and Criminology professor Mike S. Adams. In a statement sent to the student body and various media outlets on June 29, Chancellor Sartarelli wrote: “O...

Students speak out against UNCW professor Dr. Mike Adams

A screenshot of Dr. Adams' Twitter profile picture.

Veronica Wernicke and Brenna Flanagan

June 5, 2020

A UNCW professor came under fire again after students' brought attention to his prejudiced tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. This sparked students and community members to share their experiences with Dr. Mike Adams, who works in the sociology and criminology department. Their outcries show...

UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and its education-focused Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, also kno...

Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent elected as 2020-2021 SGA president and VP

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Every year UNC Wilmington students are given the opportunity to vote for the next school year's upcoming Student Government Association student body president and vice president.  On April 13, 2020, Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent were announced as the new president and vice president, respectfully, f...

UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading, prorated housing and dining refunds

Coronavirus Update: UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading and adjusted housing & dining refunds. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 8, 2020

The third week of a semester abruptly shifted online has begun with some comforting news for students. Last week, UNC Wilmington announced two major policies to assist students impacted by the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, Chancellor Sartarelli sent out a campus-wide messag...

Do not cheat yourself

Do not cheat yourself

Allison Miller, Sales Director

March 26, 2020

Not every student will openly admit to cheating while earning a college degree, yet academic dishonesty is proven to be an age-old problem, especially since the advancement of the internet. Surveys conducted by International Center for Academic Integrity between 2002 and 2015 found that 68 percent of undergra...

Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available

Coronavirus update: Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available.  Photo by McElspeth from Pixabay, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 20, 2020

UNC Wilmington students have been dealt another unfortunate blow to their college experience. Yesterday morning, the university announced via campus-wide email that Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will not be held on the previously scheduled dates of May 8 and 9. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the...

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