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The Board of Governors increases security and health fees

The Board of Governors increases security and health fees

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 15, 2021

In February, the UNC System board of governors (BOG) approved to increase student fees for health services and campus security starting in fall 2021. The health services fee will now be $246.07, an...

A resolution thanking Chief Donaldson from the SGA.

SGA passes 2 resolutions thanking Chief Donaldson, faculty and staff

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 8, 2021
During their last meeting of the school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed two resolutions—the first thanking University Police Chief David Donaldson and the second highlighting appreciation to faculty and staff.
UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

Senate approves 2021-2022 SGA budget

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 6, 2021

During last week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, the senate approved their budget for the next school year. Kyle Glover, treasurer, presented the proposed SGA budget for the 2021-2022...

Dr. Sabrina Cherry works at UNCW.

Dr. Sabrina Cherry announced as Fall 2021 convocation speaker

Amanda Leahey, Contributing Writer March 27, 2021

During the Student Government Association’s (SGA) recent election watch party, Sabrina Cherry was selected as the speaker for the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) fall 2021 convocation.   An assistant professor within...

Robby Fensom (left) with running mate, Thomas Wilson (right) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

Fensom and Wilson win SGA student body election

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 23, 2021
Following a run-off election, the race for UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) next Student Government Association (SGA) student body president and vice president concluded this week with the announcement of the 2021-2022 winners. 
The UNCW columns.

SGA denounces organizations using hate speech against Asians

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 19, 2021

At their recent meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution denouncing hate speech and microaggressions on UNCW’s campus. Specifically, the SGA denounced the rhetoric used by...

A SGA display in Fisher Student Center.

2021-2022 SGA student body president and VP will be decided in a runoff

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 18, 2021

The race for UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) next Student Government Association (SGA) student body president and vice president will continue following the announcement that neither candidate received a simple...

Robby Fensom (left) with running mate, Thomas Wilson (right) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

A look into the SGA presidential campaign of Robby Fensom and Thomas Wilson

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 13, 2021
Fensom and Wilson are both in their third year and have been involved in the Student Government Association (SGA) prior to their candidacy. Fensom, who is currently the SGA chief of staff, is a communication studies and philosophy double major with minors in economics and leadership studies. Their platform focuses on three points: inclusion, innovation and recovery.  
The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 3/9 meeting recap: Senate approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and hear updates on new dining hall

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and heard from guest speakers about the new dining hall in addition to a handful...

Kyle Glover (right) with running mate, Jake Linker (left) are running in the 2021-2022 SGA election.

Kyle Glover and Jake Linker want to be your next SGA president and vice president

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 11, 2021
Glover, the current SGA treasurer, is running for student body president. His running mate, Linker, current student services committee chair, is running for vice president. The most pressing issues they believe need to be addressed at UNCW include diversity and inclusion, sustainability and divestment and advancement which all tie into the four pillars they are running on which include: advancement, sustainability, engagement and harmony. 
The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

News Editor SGA 3/2 meeting recap: MySeaport gets update and several campus transportation projects in the works

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 5, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators were informed that MySeaport will be getting updated soon and that several projects related to on-campus biking are in the works.  MySeaport The...

Students on Chancellor's walk.

Photo by Lauren Wessell

SGA 2/23 meeting recap: BOG approves security fee increase and hear sophomore housing requirement updates

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 26, 2021

During this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators were given updates on housing and were informed that the UNC System board of governors approved a fee increase, alongside other...

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