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UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and its education-focused Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, also kno...

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...

UNCW extends spring break, transitions classes to online to combat coronavirus fears

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

All UNC-system schools, including UNC Wilmington, have extended their spring breaks to March 20 and will switch to remote learning on March 23. Athletics and gatherings involving more than 100 people have also been canceled. The news first broke on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization ...

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s establishment but was renovated over the course of 2019. The restaurant’s exterior sports...

New UNCW major: Coastal Engineering

Screenshot of Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography website, taken by Spencer Boring

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

With the fall 2019 semester well underway, undeclared majors now have even more options available to them. A Bachelor of Science degree in Coastal Engineering is now open for declarations this semester. Being a coastal school, UNC Wilmington is uniquely equipped to host such a program. “I am very...

UNCW Study Abroad Interest Fair to be held Nov. 6

Seahawk News Editor Caitlyn Dark poses in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while on a study abroad trip in May 2019.

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Nov. 6 at the Burney Center, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend. Lots of information will be available about studying abroad, with details about the many different programs available...

UNCW’s new film study graduate programs open admission

Screenshot of the Film Studies graduate website by Spencer Boring

Spencer Boring, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Film students at UNC Wilmington will soon have more graduate opportunities. In Fall 2020, the university will offer an M.F.A. in filmmaking and an M.A. in Film Studies. Applications to both programs are now open. Filmmaking and Film Studies are the latest additions to the College of Arts and Sciences...

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...

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...

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...

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Views from abroad: Listen Again is great, but…

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 14, 2019

Welcome to another edition of “Views from abroad.” This week, I am spilling the tea on a Canvas feature that my study abroad host school, the University of Stirling, uses called "Listen Again." As I mentioned in an earlier edition of this column, Listen Again is a feature on Canvas that allows ...

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