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UNC Wilmington maintains status of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” for 2019-20 academic year

A sign on Chancellor’s Walk indicating UNCW’s honorable designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

UNC Wilmington still bears its prominent status of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” as the 2019-20 school year unfolds. This designation is shared by only 138 other postsecondary institutions nationally. The strong marine biology program and emphasis on undergraduate research has...

Tarana Burke delivers emotional Leadership Lecture

Tarana Burke Leadership Lecture

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On Tuesday Night, Tarana Burke gave an emotional lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Burney Center on UNC Wilmington’s campus as part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series. Every word of her nearly hour long lecture prompted cheers, head-nods and rounds of applause from the audience. Tarana Bu...

Florence: one year later, scars

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Photo by Helen Rogalski.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 28, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today After being evacuated for nearly a month, students returned to UNC Wilmington to ...

Anthropology department to host lecture on immigration and healthcare

Graphic for upcoming lecture

Kassie Bild, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2019

In a time filled with news about immigration, questions about what the police are doing and inequality in healthcare for immigrants, what is there to be done about it? On Sept. 24, there will be a discussion on immigration, enforcement and health by Dr. Nolan Kline in which he is going to address th...

Florence: one year later, evacuation

Photo by Samuel Hagestrom. Graphic by Caitlyn Dark.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 21, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. By Sept. 9 of 2018, Hurricane Florence was inching towards the city of Wilmington. UN...

Florence: one year later, introduction

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture by Samuel Hagestrom.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

September 14th marks one full year since Hurricane Florence made landfall in our community. Although the storm was moving at just 6 mph upon hitting land, sustained winds were around 90 mph. The slow-moving hurricane dragged itself over eastern coast of the United States, killing over 50 people and causing...

Downtown Wilmington celebrates 3rd annual Port City Pride

Meghan Karg, Vice-President of the UNCW Quidditch team, proudly wears the entire color spectrum to support the LGBTQIA+ community.

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 12, 2019

Before hurricane Dorian introduced itself, Wilmington residents adorned themselves in Pride flags and colors on August 31 for the 3rd annual Port City Pride Block party. Held in a celebration of diversity and support of Wilmington’s queer community, the streets were aligned with a rainbow of families,...

UNCW and surrounding area suffer trace damage after Dorian

Despite severe weather and a mandatory evacuation last week, UNCW students headed back to class Monday. Image credit: Jacob Sawyer

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington students were finally back in class Monday after being sent home for the entirety of last week due to fears of damage from Hurricane Dorian. On September 3 everyone was ordered off school grounds as a precautionary measure, but the potential for damage thankfully never came to fruition. The...

UNCW cancels classes and issues student evacuation order

A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.

Spencer Boring, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

Déjà vu. It is a term that best describes what many on campus are feeling right now. September 14 marks one year since Hurricane Florence pummeled the North Carolina coastline with torrential rain and storm surge. That anniversary has yet to pass, and already UNC Wilmington has another hurricane on...

UNCW issues statement after Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 5

This map shows the probabilities of hurricane force winds from Dorian.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As of Saturday morning, UNC Wilmington students were hit with the news that Hurricane Dorian is projected to impact the coast of North Carolina, almost a year after Hurricane Florence. However, with projections generally being unpredictable, it is too early for campus officials to come up with a definitive...

UNCW Police participates in active-shooter exercise

Front of Bear Hall, where part of the active-shooter exercise took place.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

August 21, 2019

A week before the fall semester started, the UNC Wilmington Police Department conducted an active-shooter exercise on campus on Tuesday, August 13. University Police worked with over 20 agencies including local law enforcement and medical professionals as well as individual student and faculty volunteers....

Students “Give More in 24” for 2019

Chancellor Sartarelli, middle, and several students take photos during Give More in 24

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2019

UNC Wilmington students gave "More in 24” in larger numbers in 2019 Only about 60 percent of the cost of UNC Wilmington’s education is covered by tuition and state funding, says Bryan Fegley, assistant director of Annual Giving. The university relies on gifts from alumni, students, parents, employees,...

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