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UNCW extends spring break, transitions classes to online to combat coronavirus fears

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

All UNC-system schools, including UNC Wilmington, have extended their spring breaks to March 20 and will switch to remote learning on March 23. Athletics and gatherings involving more than 100 people have also been canceled. The news first broke on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization ...

UNCW cancels Europe spring break trips after N.C. patients test positive for COVID-19

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

UNC Wilmington has suspended all study-abroad programs to Europe following the confirmation of North Carolina’s first cases of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The first patient, of Wake County, had recently traveled from Washington State, where the illness has claimed 10 lives and caused 70...

New campus dorms set to open Fall 2020

The current construction site of the four new dorms, located behind Graham & Hewlett  and Belk Hall.

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

UNC Wilmington students will have more housing options available to them in the fall of 2020 with the completion of the Pelican and Sandpiper halls. Pelican and Sandpiper are two of the four halls being built to replace the former University Apartments, which were damaged and subsequently demolished ...

Biden, Sanders clear front-runners after Super Tuesday primaries

UNCW students and community members alike were able to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries at the Warwick Center polling location on March 3, 2020.

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

Tuesday marked a crucial day in the race for presidential candidacy. “Super Tuesday” sees 14 states and the U.S. territory of American Samoa cast their votes for their preferred candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. This single day accounts for a whopping 1,357 delegates, about a...

Harvey Weinstein convicted on two counts of sexual assault

On theOn the morning after Harvey Weinstein's conviction in Manhattan, actress Rosanna Arquette stands with a dozen other women who have accused the producer of sexual assault at a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall. morning after Harvey Weinstein's conviction in Manhattan, actress Rosanna Arquette stands with a dozen other women who have accused the producer of sexual assault at a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

NEW YORK —After an emotional weeks-long trial and five-day jury deliberation, Harvey Weinstein has been convicted in a Manhattan courtroom of third-degree rape against one actress and committing a criminal act in the first degree against another. The 67-year-old faces a minimum of five and maximum of 2...

U.S. and Taliban sign historic peace deal

U.S. and Taliban sign historic peace deal

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

DOHA, OMAN— Following more than 18 years of conflict, representatives from the United States, including U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Taliban have come to the negotiating table in the Qatari capital of Doha, and signed a deal that could at last bring an end to the conflict. A 14 month timetable has been put into place for the gradu...

Campus Police host ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

(Left to Right) Officer Scott Kurtyka, Major Christian Christian Bertram lll, Sergeant Jeremy Gootee, and Support Services Division Commander, Cynthia Deacon sipped their coffee while talking to students at UNCW about the work that they do as a police officer, Feb. 12 in Randell Library at Coffee with a Cop

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

Students had the opportunity to visit Randall Library and have a cup of joe with members of the Campus Police at their monthly event "Coffee with a Cop" on Feb. 12. Some of the Campus Police that were there were Major Christian Christian Bertram lll, Support Services Division Commander Captain Cynthia Deaco...

New traffic pattern improves dangerous intersection near UNCW

The new traffic pattern at Racine Drive and College Acres Drive.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The city of Wilmington has worked to improve a congested and crash-prone intersection near the UNC Wilmington campus. A set of yellow pillars has been installed along Racine Drive, preventing motorists from making any left turns. On College Acres Drive, continuing straight is also banned. Additionally...

Cameron School of Business to offer free tax-filing assistance

Cameron Hall, which houses the Cameron School of Business.

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Tax season has made it around once again, but not to worry as UNC Wilmington and The Cameron School of Business are here to help.   The Cameron School is offering free tax filing services to all taxpayers through an IRS-sponsored program. This service is offered through a program known as Volunteer ...

Meet UNCW’s 2020 Homecoming King and Queen

2020 Homecoming King and Queen Ricki Nelson (left) and Nick Pianovich (right). PHOTO COURTESY: JEFF JANOWSKI/UNCW

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

February 24, 2020

Less than one week following their crowning, I had the pleasure of sitting down with UNC Wilmington’s newest Homecoming King and Queen, Nick Pianovich and Ricki Nelson. Aside from being heavily involved on campus, our King and Queen are as confident, humble, intelligent and kind as one could hope they...

Coronavirus: fact and fiction

Medical team members prepare to check in at Hohhot Baita International Airport before leaving for Hubei Province in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The seventh batch of medical workers from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Hubei Province departed Tuesday to help the novel coronavirus control efforts there. (Liu Lei/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China, has claimed more than 1,000 lives and sickened more than 43,000 others. One fatality, as well as 393 infections, have occurred outside of China, including 13 in the United States as of last week. Fortunately, the American patients are in good condition and have...

Till Wagner delivers lecture about international politics of a melting Arctic

Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hodder hall Monday night after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hoggard Hall the evening of Monday, Feb. 11 after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

The dynamics of a new and changing Arctic Ocean will have profound effects on the climate and the global economy, said an assistant professor from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography in a presentation last Monday at Hoggard Hall. “The perceived openness of Arctic...

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