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New species of sea squirt named after UNCW professor

Various photographs of

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Two new species of sea squirt were named in honor of a UNC Wilmington associate professor, and her lab’s dedicated research on the subject. One species was named in homage to Susanna López-Legentil, associate professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, for her important research...

UNCW Sustainability hosts end of year celebration 

From left to right: Kathryn Pohlman, Environmental Health Safety Sustainability Captain, and Alexis Otts, psychology major who was awarded for her work on her sustainability project.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Edtor

April 23, 2019

UNC Wilmington’s Sustainability hosted an end of year celebration Tuesday night at Randall Library in recognition of the sustainable efforts the university has made on campus and in the larger Wilmington community.   According to UNCW’s website, sustainability is “the individual efforts made by the community to ensure the unique resources and benefits of today’s world – economically, env...

UNC Wilmington’s Carmen Sidbury named honorary chair of Million Women Mentors for North Carolina

Dr. Carmen Sidbury

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2019

Dr. Carmen Sidbury, director of UNC Wilmington’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, was named the honorary chair of Million Women Mentors for North Carolina in February. Both CESTEM and Million Women Mentors serve as resources for girls and women interested...

David Sedaris talks diversity, Hurricane Florence, and more at Kenan Auditorium

A pamphlet from humorist David Sedaris' event at Kenan Auditorium on April 15, 2019

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2019

Best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris appeared in front of a crowd full of laughing and adoring fans in Kenan Auditorium on Tuesday and brought with him the particular brand of comedic anecdotes that have made him famous for 20-plus years. Sedaris was introduced the audience by UNC Wilmington...

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Sponsored content: Local surfer shares the art that shapes his life

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director

April 16, 2019

Walking into Hot Wax Surf Shop in Wilmington, on one of several TV screens, you’ll see a video of a man zipping around a workbench at high speed as a white foam plank evolves into a gracefully curved surfboard. The jittery action plays like an early film from the silent era. The man is Michael Paul,...

Comic book author discusses race, gender at UNC Wilmington Comic Con

Jazmin Truesdale discusses Ava Comics

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

The Upperman African-American Cultural Center at UNC Wilmington hosted its first comic-focused convention on campus all day Saturday, “Upp, Upp, and Away: Super Black Pop Upp Comic-Con.” The convention addressed black superheroes in the comic book world, including challenges and barriers faced by...

‘One Africa: Many Connections’ event encourages cultural appreciation and aid for Africa 

Dr. Nana-Akua Amponsah, UNCW history professor and keynote speaker of

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

UNC Wilmington’s Black Student Union, study abroad students, and several other organizations hosted One Africa: Many Connections Sunday afternoon to highlight connections between Africa and UNCW, as well as the larger Wilmington community. The event took place Sunday afternoon at the Burney Center ...

UNCW mourns the loss of professor Phil Furia

Notes of mourning and appreciation were posted this past week on office door of  the late Phil Furia.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Phil Furia, a prolific writer and astounding teacher, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, April 3 at age 75. Teachers and students mourn the loss of this beloved faculty member and reflect on his highly interesting life and his impact at UNCW. Phil's obituary can be found here. “He was always great to work with. He was gentle. He didn’t get ruffled. He seemed so steady about the work, even when the work was...

Randall Library hosts Human Library Project

Photo (from left to right): Christopher Robinson, Outreach and Engagement Librarian and co-chair of the Randall Library Diversity Committee; Eva Sclippa, First Year Engagement Librarian and co-chair of the Randall Library Diversity Committee; Lisa Coats, Humanities Librarian

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

The UNC Wilmington Randall Library Diversity Committee hosted a Human Library Project at the school’s library Tuesday to raise cultural awareness on campus, which was led, among many staff members, by Randall Library Diversity Committee co-chairs Christopher Robinson and Eva Sclippa. The Human Library...

UNCW hosts Peace Corps send-off for student volunteers

Christopher Cardona, far right, the Peace Corps Regional Recruiter at UNCW, speaks to several volunteers on Wednesday at a sendoff for UNCW Peace Corps student volunteers.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington hosted a ceremonial send-off on Wednesday for seven students invited to serve in the Peace Corps after graduating from UNCW Wednesday night at Watson. The Peace Corps is a national volunteer program run by the United States government. The program recruits Americans to live and volunteer...

Pianovich, Kowadlo go in-depth on their plans for UNCW

From left to right: SGA President-elect Nick Pianovich; Sammy C. Hawk; SGA Vice President-elect Rachel Kowaldo.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2019

It has been a few weeks since the UNC Wilmington student body elected the 2019-2020 SGA president and vice president, Nick Pianovich and Rachel Kowadlo. While much of their plans are still in progress, both Pianovich and Kowadlo went into more detail on their plans for UNCW’s campus in an exclusive...

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The eighth annual poverty symposium in southeastern North Carolina, “Taking the Pulse on Poverty,” took place Wednesday in McNeill Hall. Given the events that took place in September, this year's symposium focused on Hurricane Florence. “The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence” began with...

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