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Preparing to administer a vaccine in the Burney Center.

UNC System will not require COVID-19 virus vaccine for fall 2021 return

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 22, 2021
Several major universities, including Duke University have announced that they will require students to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine prior to their return. The UNC System will not.
Wilmingtons City Hall.

Lauren Wessell

Wilmington City Council aims for 100% clean energy by 2050

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
These goals arose from recommendations made by the previously established Clean Energy Task Force, which was brought together last year to explore options that the city can take in furthering clean energy policy in the future. 
Doctors working with test tubes.

Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash

Plant-based COVID-19 vaccine trial process underway in Wilmington

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
The vaccine is set to undergo trials from TMA and in conjunction with Drs. Bart Williams and Will Jones of Wrightsville Family Practice, utilizing particles from plants that have a similar structure to that of the coronavirus.
Center for Healthy Communities.

UNCW receives funding for community COVID-19 virus relief

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 21, 2021

UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) center for healthy communities recently received a $330,000 grant to help vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  “The continued support...

The amphitheater.

Student Media Center to move to new location

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 20, 2021

In light of several Institutional Diversity & Inclusion (OIDI) offices being renovated for larger spaces, the Student Media Center (SMC) will be getting a new space as well.  Currently, the SMC...

The UNCW clocktower behind some trees.

UNCW partners with search firm to find new chief diversity officer

Amanda Leahey, Contributing Writer April 20, 2021
Roseboro and Stuart hope to have a new chief diversity officer by early July.  
The UNCW pond next to the Student Recreation Center.

UNCW clubs and organizations gear up for Earth Week

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 18, 2021

Earth Day is officially celebrated this year on April 22, but many on campus clubs and organizations at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) are planning environmentally themed events throughout the week. Here is the...

The health center is inside Depaolo Hall.

The Board of Governors increases security and health fees

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 15, 2021

In February, the UNC System board of governors (BOG) approved to increase student fees for health services and campus security starting in fall 2021. The health services fee will now be $246.07, an...

UNCW student, Alfredo Espinal, receives his vaccine.

UNCW pauses COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 13, 2021
On April 13, both the CDC and FDA issued a pause on all administering of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reports of rare blood clots. 
A proposal that would legalize marijuana in Mexico has hit a snag in the Senate, casting its future in doubt.

North Carolina could be the next state to legalize cannabis

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2021
This recent slate of cannabis legislation comes off the back of neighboring Virginia, which passed a bill for the substance's legalization to begin in July. 37 other states have already passed laws to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, with 15 states having legalized the substance for recreational purposes.
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.

North Carolina Senate proposes bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 9, 2021
As of April 7, the bill had been filed, passed first reading and referred to the Committee on Roles and Operations of the Senate. If passed, this bill would go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and would apply to sales made on or after this date. 
Screen capture taken of the UNCW website page on tuition.

UNCW’s recent change in billing practices could result in lower tuition costs

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 8, 2021
The UNC System will eliminate their “stair-step/block” model used for main campus programs and instead create an equal tuition rate for main campus and distance programs. 
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