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The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina gains one new house seat

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor May 6, 2021
This additional seat will bring the total of North Carolina’s congressional districts to 14. Currently, North Carolina's representation in the House is held by eight Republicans and five Democrats. As of yet, there is not any indication on where the 14th district will be located, and that will be determined once the state legislature redraws the district lines.
A look across the UNCW pond.

Board of trustees meeting recap: diverse student acceptances is up and construction continues

Veronica Wernicke and Andrew Lemon May 5, 2021

During the quarterly UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees meeting, the board heard updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), diversity, equity and inclusion, funding, approved aesthetic renderings...

The new sustainability office is located in the Warwick Center.

Office of Sustainability gets new space

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2021
Last week, the Office of Sustainability formally opened the doors of their new space located in the Warwick Center, filling the vacant space following the Office of Military Affairs’ move to Veterans Hall. This space will house Chief Sustainability Officer Kat Pohlman, as well as her staff of peer educators.
Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements

Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 29, 2021
During a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Roy Cooper outlined the states latest coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and plans for the summer. The ease of current restrictions are set to start on April 30 at 5 p.m., and expire on June 1. 
UNCW staff member recieves the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Burney Center clinic.

Burney Center COVID-19 virus vaccine clinic reopens to Wilmington community

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 27, 2021

Following a pause in operations to review the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, UNC Wilmington’s vaccination clinic has reopened. Additionally, the clinic is now expanded to anyone...

The fountain between Morton and Leutze Hall.

UNC System receiving more COVID-19 aid as BOG expect a normal fall 2021

Veronica Wernicke and Andrew Lemon, News Editor and Assistant News Editor April 24, 2021
The UNC System board of governors (BOG) held their bi-monthly meeting earlier this week and discussed COVID-19 aid, a new project with PBS North Carolina, and approving a new board of trustees across the system. 
Period products ready for transport.

‘Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics’ campaign collecting menstrual hygiene products for local women

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 22, 2021
For the second year in a row, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Hawks Harvest is partnering with Seeds of Healing and I Support the Girls, to collect and donate menstrual hygiene products for local women in the Cape Fear region. 
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.

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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...

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