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SGA holds runoff elections

Lizz Wood

April 5, 2011

The candidates for Student Body President and Vice-President were expecting cheers or tears when they heard the results of the election, but instead were left with a question mark. Because none of the candidates received 50 percent of the votes, a run-off election will decide the winner. SGA mandates that the Student Body President and Vice-President will earn a majority of the total votes cast, and none of the candidates reached this requirement. Voters will have a limited amount of time to re-vote for their favorite candidate, because voting is only open Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5. Of the three initial candidates, only two will be moving on to the run-off election: Ronda Jackson with Michael Croal, and Sammy Pisano with Brooke Britt. "When I was told I was in the run off I was very excited. Sitting there waiting for the results was very nerve racking so when my name was called it was great," Jackson said. "We all knew that a run-off was inevitable." Pisano is looking at the run-off as something positive. He said, "Competition breeds excellence. No one is guaranteed a position in SGA, and as candidates, we must work hard to stand out. UNCW voters had a difficult decision on their hands, but I am confident that in the end it will be what is best for this university." Candidates for other the other presidential positions, however, were elected and the results are the following: senior class president: Whitney Kornegay;junior class president:Will Taylor;and sophomore class president:Shannon Morris.

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Rise of the Wilmington Film Industry

Jeremy Deal | Staff Writer

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Lizz Wood | Staff Writer

March 31, 2011

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Students and community members hold solidarity rally

Sasha Johnson | Assistant News Editor

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Individual candidates discussed at chancellor search committee meeting last weekend

Amber Hughes | News Editor

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UNCW to hold PTSD lecture series

Juliane Bullard | Assistant Layout Editor

March 9, 2011

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Sasha Johnson | Assistant News Editor

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Campus Master Plan nearing completion

Sasha Johnson | Assistant News Editor

March 2, 2011

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UNCW showcases new energy upgrades

Amber Hughes | News Editor

March 2, 2011

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UNCW announces Multi-million ‘Soaring to Greatness’ campaign

Amber Hughes | News Editor

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Team of researchers including UNCW professor find active harpy eagle nest in Belize

Sasha Johnson | Assistant News Editor

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Researchers are studying the only known active harpy eagle nest in the remote forests of Belize, where harpy eagles were previously thought to be extinct. James Rotenberg, assistant professor of environmental studies at UNCW, and researchers from the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Educat...

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