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Some options are presented for furniture in next year's dining hall.

PHOTO STORY: Business affairs hosts furniture testing drop-in event

Kaylin Damico, Photography Editor March 17, 2021

On March 16, UNC Wilmington's business affairs hosted a drop-in event for students and faculty to test out furniture options for the new dining hall. The unnamed dining hall is set to open in the fall...

More campus housing is under construction.

OPINION: UNCW’s two-year residency program is expected, but still disappointing

Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor March 5, 2021

With the news breaking that UNCW is going to require sophomores to live on-campus in addition to purchasing an All-Access meal plan, many underclassman students are understandably frustrated and disappointed....

Burney Center on campus.

UNCW to open a vaccine clinic soon

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 4, 2021
UNC Wilmington will soon serve as a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine clinic, per an announcement from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. 
The UNCW clocktower

UNCW board of trustees emphasize the need for free speech at their quarterly meeting

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

The UNC Wilmington (UNCW) board of trustees (BOT) met for their third quarterly meeting on Jan. 29 to hear and give updates on their committees and other related university operations. Among the highlights...

A BLM poster near the UNCW pond.

Photo by Kaylin Damico

UNCW’s demographic data reflects a struggle to diversify the student population

Veronica Wernicke and Cierra Noffke January 23, 2021

As UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) enrollment continues to grow, demographics among Black students have remained relatively stagnant and between 2016 and 2019 they saw a decrease. The total enrollment for...

UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

UNCW announces returning testing requirements, other spring semester updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 17, 2021
With less than two weeks before the start of the spring 2021 semester, the university provided further details regarding the upcoming semester through a Jan. 8 email. 
The columns between Morton Hall and Luetze Hall.

UNCW Board of Trustees approves two fee-increase proposals for FY 2021-2022

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 15, 2020

On Dec. 11, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) held a virtual special meeting call to discuss tuition and fee-increase proposals. The board heard recommendations regarding tuition, fees...

COVID testing site at UNCW.

UNCW provides more information regarding spring return COVID-19 testing

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 8, 2020

On Dec. 7, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) sent an email to all students, faculty and staff providing more details about the required coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for residential students returning in the spring.  UNCW...

A display inside the Upperman African American Cultural Center in Fisher Student Union.

OPINION: UNCW is not doing enough to improve inclusivity of minority groups

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 30, 2020
The simple fact is that we are in the year 2020. Universities should no longer be getting praise for having minority student organizations or holding minority student panels. The existence of the Upperman African American Cultural Center, Centro Hispano, and the LGBTQIA+ Resource Office should be givens, not talking points.
The Seahawk statue on UNCW campus.

2021 UNCW teaching award nominations open through January

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 25, 2020

Every year all UNC Wilmington (UNCW) chairpersons, directors, faculty, staff, students and alumni can nominate faculty members for The Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award and The Distinguished Teaching...

A new building for the Film Studies department set to open in 2021.

New Film Studies building set to open in spring 2021

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer November 24, 2020

  A new building has emerged among the trees in the back of the campus between Plyler Drive and Riegel Road. The 4,000 square foot structure, soon to be the home of UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Film...

Swipes for Seahawks allows UNCW students to donate one guest swipe per semester to food insecure students.

Swipes for Seahawks allows students to donate meal swipes to food-insecure classmates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 19, 2020

During their sophomore year at UNC Wilmington (UNCW), Robby Fensom, Logan Massengill and Cassidy Montgomery began working on a project for their LED 411 (Contemporary Leadership Applications) class.  Together...

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