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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,...

Sponsored Content: Project Closet Cleanout

Courtesy of Closet Cleanout

Allison Miller, Student Media Sales & Marketing Director

April 30, 2019

Reducing landfill is more important now than ever before. According to Chasing Green, the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, which mostly stems from items discarded during the move out process. Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has taken notice of this great opportuni...

Thank you, next: UNCW prepares for future students, wishes Class of 2019 well

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

April 26, 2019

The 2018-2019 Academic Year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been unlike any other. Following Hurricane Florence, Wilmington and the UNCW community gained national attention for the damage, displacement and resilience of the area. As students, faculty and staff grappled with the aft...

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 ...

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