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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...

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally in Wilmington

Michael Bloomberg, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks to supporters and attendees at a campaign rally the Saturday before Super Tuesday on March 3 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign may be dead and gone, but for a brief moment on the Saturday before Super Tuesday the Democratic candidate held a rally at E. A. Laney High School, drawing a crowd of supporters, naysayers and political neutrals alike. “I am running a campaign for change,...

Dining out ban, university updates and COVID-19 in New Hanover

Coronavirus Update: Dining out ban, university updates, and COVID-19 in new Hanover County. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 19, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all restaurants and bars in N.C. to close to dine-in guests, though delivery and take-out options are still allowed. This move continues efforts by N.C. government officials to discourage gatherings of more than 100 people, wh...

Guest lecturer speaks on hidden truths of slavery

Dr. Paul E. Lovejoy (left) and Dr. Booksie S. Harrington (right) -- both members of the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University -- embrace each other onstage after Lovejoy’s presentation “Slavery in the Global Diaspora of Africa” the evening of March 5 at UNCW’s Randall Library.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2020

The unspoken truths of slavery — African complicity, its place in the creation of the modern world and the personal stories of those enslaved — must be brought to light, said the founding director of The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at UNC Wilmington’s Randall...

On-campus residences to be vacated following new coronavirus guidelines

Coronvirus Update: On-campus housing to be vacated. Photo by Travis Stoker, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 17, 2020

While many students are looking to get back to some sense of normalcy with their college routine, some will face even more hurdles. Earlier this afternoon, UNC Wilmington announced it would be vacating all on-campus residence halls in compliance with new guidelines from the UNC system. Much like th...

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...

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