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New UNCW dorms Sandpiper and Pelican Halls officially open

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The fall 2020 school year saw the completion and official opening of two new campus housing options at UNC Wilmington (UNCW). Sandpiper Hall and Pelican Hall are pod-style dorms, like Schwartz Hall and University Suites, and both house 518 first-year students each.  These new dorms which are located near Graha...

COM department offering new interracial dialogue class

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Amid the recent conversations about race and protest surrounding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the Communication Studies (COM) department is offering a new course this fall in order to help open and encourage dialogues about race. “Well, you know, obviously the controversy went nuclear, espec...

UNCW revises campus housing visitor policy amid COVID-19

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 18, 2020

As countries around the world, the U.S. included, are still dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) has updated their on-campus housing visitor policy in order to keep students and staff safe. In an email sent out to off-campus students, UNCW’s Assistant Dean, Ste...

UNC-Chapel Hill shifts to remote instruction

A day after warnings were sent out to students about two clusters in on-campus dorms u0097 one at Granville Towers and one at the Ehringhaus Community Granville Towers and the Ehringhaus Community u0097 school officials said Saturday that a third has been identified at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

On Monday afternoon UNC Chapel Hill announced, after reports of several coronavirus (COVID-19) clusters on campus, the university will be shifting to remote instruction effective Aug. 19 -- a “cluster” is defined as “as 5 or more cases with linkage between cases,” by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

Trump signs executive order to ban social media app TikTok

A photo of the TikTok app on a smart phone screen

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

August 11, 2020

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Aug. 6 banning two Chinese apps, including TikTok, starting Sept. 20.

Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as VP running mate

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduces Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally at Renaissance High School on March 9, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Several months after confirming he would choose a female running mate, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named California senator and former fellow presidential candidate Kamala Harris as his running mate.

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...

ICE reverses disputed July 6 international student policy

Stock photo of international flags. Overlaid text saying:

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — After facing intense pressure and backlash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped its most recent addendum to its international student visa policy.

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