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2020 State of the SGA recap

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its yearly state of the SGA. This year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures. SGA President Matt Talone spent the time discussing the Talone-Balent platform for the 2020-2021 school year.  The event kicked ...

Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates 25 years

This year UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 14, 2020

This year UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Upperman African American Cultural Center celebrates its 25 anniversary. The Upperman Center is a place of support, education and advocacy for Black students at the university. 

BREAKING NEWS: On-campus dorms to become single occupancy due to COVID-19 concerns

Pelican Hall and Sandpiper Hall are two of the four new housing options which opened fall 2020 at UNCW.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 7, 2020

The Seahawk has learned that on Sept. 8 UNCW students will receive an email announcing that all on-campus dorms will become single occupancy.

EVS and UNCW Beekeepers set to sell honey on campus for the third year

Some of the bottled honey that was sold last year on campus. One pound bottles are available for $9.50 at the POD markets on campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

For the third year, the environmental science (EVS) department alongside Beekeepers (the bee club) at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) will be selling the honey they harvested and bottled at the POD markets on campus. One pound bottles will be able for $9.50 starting this week, Aramark is in control of when it officially hits shelves. 

UNCW unveils new seahawk sculpture

The new seahawk sculpture displayed near Pelican and Sandpiper Halls.

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) recently held a small ceremony and celebration to unveil a new sculpture on campus.  This new sculpture, which like many of the statues and sculptures on campus, was created by Dumay Gorham. It features two seahawks standing on the edge of the nest.  Echoing another infamous sc...

Q&A: Talking COVID-19 with UNCW administration

Front of UNCW's campus

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

This interview was conducted on Aug. 21, by Seahawk Staff Writer William Becker.  Notably, a piece by Becker was published on Aug. 1, simply titled as “UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19.” This piece was extremely critical of the UNC system and its decision to continue operating in-person classes during the threat of COVID-19.  As of Aug 20, two UNC schools (NC State and UNC Chapel Hill) have gone to completely remote learning. In response to the article, Christinia Schectman, a Public Relations Specialist at the Office of University Relations contacted Becker in hopes of conducting a discussion between William Becker and notable staff members at UNCW.

UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New policies include extensive cleaning and sanitation, mandatory handwashing every 20 min...

E-Bill due date extended due to inaccurate charges

UNCW Clocktower.

Caitlyn Dark and Brenna Flanagan

July 29, 2020

Two days before the Fall 2020 semester bill was originally due, UNC Wilmington announced an extension due to inaccurate charges because of changes caused by the COVID-19 virus. 

Students speak out against UNCW professor Dr. Mike Adams

A screenshot of Dr. Adams' Twitter profile picture.

Veronica Wernicke and Brenna Flanagan

June 5, 2020

A UNCW professor came under fire again after students' brought attention to his prejudiced tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. This sparked students and community members to share their experiences with Dr. Mike Adams, who works in the sociology and criminology department. Their outcries show...

UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading, prorated housing and dining refunds

Coronavirus Update: UNCW to offer pass/fail class grading and adjusted housing & dining refunds. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 8, 2020

The third week of a semester abruptly shifted online has begun with some comforting news for students. Last week, UNC Wilmington announced two major policies to assist students impacted by the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, Chancellor Sartarelli sent out a campus-wide messag...

Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available

Coronavirus update: Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies postponed; regalia still available.  Photo by McElspeth from Pixabay, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 20, 2020

UNC Wilmington students have been dealt another unfortunate blow to their college experience. Yesterday morning, the university announced via campus-wide email that Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will not be held on the previously scheduled dates of May 8 and 9. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the...

Guest lecturer speaks on hidden truths of slavery

Dr. Paul E. Lovejoy (left) and Dr. Booksie S. Harrington (right) -- both members of the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University -- embrace each other onstage after Lovejoy’s presentation “Slavery in the Global Diaspora of Africa” the evening of March 5 at UNCW’s Randall Library.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2020

The unspoken truths of slavery — African complicity, its place in the creation of the modern world and the personal stories of those enslaved — must be brought to light, said the founding director of The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at UNC Wilmington’s Randall...

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