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UNCW professor apologizes for “Blow up Republicans” post

Brenna Flanagan , Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2021

A UNCW professor’s Facebook post that came under fire in the campus community this week caused the professor to issue an apology in a statement given to The Seahawk on Thursday. Recreation therapy...

Cornerstone Hall.

Former Republican representative appointed to UNCW board of trustees

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2021

A former Republican state representative was appointed to the UNCW board of trustees on Tuesday. Holly Grange was recommended by her party leader, Speaker Tim More in an appointments bill passed...

An offshore wind farm.

Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor June 10, 2021
The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.
A face mask mandate sign on campus.

Students respond to new COVID-19 guidelines on campus

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer June 3, 2021

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, the world has taken a full step toward pre-pandemic normalcy. The CDC has adjusted its safety guidelines, prompting states across the United States to make their...

A biker on the crosswalk.

Director of Campus Life takes over housing as search begins for new housing director

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor June 2, 2021

An administrative reshuffle is underway in UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) division of Student Affairs, spurred on by Director of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) Peter Groenendyk accepting a position as the...

Face mask mandate on campus.

UNCW announces end to mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Masks will no longer be required on the UNCW campus in most situations and no matter vaccination status, per an OUR email on Wednesday morning.  Masks will still be required in the following settings:...

The Apple logo on a store in New York.

How will Apple’s North Carolina campus impact Wilmington?

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 17, 2021

Near the end of April, it was announced that Apple will begin construction of a campus located on the Raleigh side of Research Triangle Park. Construction costs alone are expected to reach $1 billion,...

A recap of UNCW's 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...

A look across the UNCW pond.

Governor Cooper lifts mandates capacity limits, physical distancing and mask wearing

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 14, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday that North Carolina is lifting coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates on capacity limitations, physical distancing and most mandatory mask requirements, citing recent guidance...

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...

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