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Trees and bikes on campus.

UNCW planning for normal fall semester

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 15, 2021

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) plans on having a typical fall 2021 semester following positive coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic trends in the state. In an email, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli detailed some of the...

Robby Fensom (left) with running mate, Thomas Wilson (right) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

A look into the SGA presidential campaign of Robby Fensom and Thomas Wilson

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 13, 2021
Fensom and Wilson are both in their third year and have been involved in the Student Government Association (SGA) prior to their candidacy. Fensom, who is currently the SGA chief of staff, is a communication studies and philosophy double major with minors in economics and leadership studies. Their platform focuses on three points: inclusion, innovation and recovery.  
Dr. Lowell K. Davis named new vice chancellor for student affairs.

Dr. Lowell K. Davis named new vice chancellor for student affairs

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli announced in an email to the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) community that the university has chosen the next vice chancellor for student affairs following the late Pat Leonard. On...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 3/9 meeting recap: Senate approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and hear updates on new dining hall

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and heard from guest speakers about the new dining hall in addition to a handful...

A Summer Flounder caught on Long Island's Great South Bay.

UNCW professor plays hand in a controversial plan to manage southern flounder population

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) convened on March 3 to go over amendments for the Southern Flounder Fisheries Management plan.  Several of the decisions made at the conference...

Kyle Glover (right) with running mate, Jake Linker (left) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

Kyle Glover and Jake Linker want to be your next SGA president and vice president

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
Glover, the current SGA treasurer, is running for student body president. His running mate, Linker, current student services committee chair, is running for vice president. The most pressing issues they believe need to be addressed at UNCW include diversity and inclusion, sustainability and divestment and advancement which all tie into the four pillars they are running on which include: advancement, sustainability, engagement and harmony. 
Dub's Cafe in UNCW's Warwick Center.

Meal plans get an update for the 2021-2022 year

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021
Comparing the largest options, the All Access 6 will cost $160.70 more than the current All Access 7 while offering one less teal meal and 50 more food dollars. However, students looking for the cheapest required option will spend $31.71 less than the current All Access 5 while losing the five weekly teal meals and gaining 25 food dollars.
Data on childhood vaccines can provide hints about how well the COVID-19 vaccine will perform in specific communities.

Student employees now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
In an email obtained by The Seahawk, it was relayed that under Group 3, student employees who receive a paycheck and work in-person and on-campus are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
Alisa Newber (left) and a Food Pantry volunteer (right).

511 House provides space for human trafficking victims

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 8, 2021

According to the North Carolina Department of Administration (NC DOA), human trafficking is one the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2019, North Carolina ranked 11 in the nation for the...

With nearly eight miles of beach, Keewaydin Island is a remote hideaway only accessible by boat. The barrier island lies between Marco Island and Naples Fla.

UNCW faculty conduct barrier island research on Masonboro Island

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 6, 2021

A new research project is being conducted on Masonboro Island that could teach us how to predict the effects of both storms and calm periods on the habitats and ecosystems of the island. Joseph Long,...

Interior dining option on campus.

UNCW increases attendance capacity at campus venues

Amanda Leahey, Contributing Writer March 5, 2021

Following the announcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order 195, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) has increased its attendance capacity for both non-athletic indoor and outdoor campus events. The change...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

News Editor SGA 3/2 meeting recap: MySeaport gets update and several campus transportation projects in the works

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 5, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators were informed that MySeaport will be getting updated soon and that several projects related to on-campus biking are in the works.  MySeaport The...

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