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Recognizing Native American Heritage Month: Who was here before us?

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux. Three members of the Sioux tribe pose in Indian Village, 1898.
November 27, 2020

This is the 30th anniversary of government recognized Native American Heritage month and despite the civic rupture of 2020, we have found ourselves recognizing silenced voices and the history of their...

UNC System Racial Equity Task Force hosts key findings meeting

A screenshot from the UNC System's Board of Governors Race and Equity Task Force meeting on Nov. 10.
November 15, 2020

The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force, started this past summer under the system’s Board of Governors, was created in response to nationwide outrage against police brutality and to address the racial...

UNC System host town halls discussing race and equity

UNC System host town halls discussing race and equity
October 28, 2020
On Oct. 27 the UNC System held its first of two town halls for respective students to discuss race and equity. These open forums were a follow up to a previous survey they had sent across campuses to get a better feel of the climate of race and equity at various UNC System universities.

UNCW ranked among the top 100 Public National Universities for 2021

The Seahawk statue displayed at the front of UNCW's campus.
September 15, 2020

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report for Top 100 Public Schools ranked UNC Wilmington (UNCW) 95 out of 100. UNCW was also ranked as 187 of 389 for Best National University. This is the second year...

UNC System workers rally against COVID-19 concerns

UNCW Clocktower.
September 5, 2020

Members of the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150 at UNC Charlotte (UNCC), UNC Chapel Hill (UNC CH) and NC State University (NCSU) are rallying to demand more safety measures and action from...

UNC System’s fall plan betrays students and staff amid COVID-19

Front of UNCW's campus
August 1, 2020

Picture this: thousands of young people coming from across the country during one of the most contagious pandemics in human history to lock themselves into tightly packed dorm buildings, where they will...

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.
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...

Margaret Spellings gives UNCW College of Arts and Sciences commencement address

UNC System President Margaret Spellings speaks of Hurricane Florence, transitional times in life and UNCW's resilience in her commencement address.
December 16, 2018

University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings gave the commencement address at the UNC Wilmington College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony more than a month after announcing...

UNC President Margaret Spellings reportedly stepping down

UNC President Margaret Spellings.
Photo: UNC System
October 25, 2018

Margaret Spellings, current president of the University of North Carolina system, is reportedly leaving the university system, according to a report from the News & Observer. Reported on Oct. 25,...

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