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Q&A: Talking COVID-19 with UNCW administration

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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...

New UNCW dorms Sandpiper and Pelican Halls officially open

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The fall 2020 school year saw the completion and official opening of two new campus housing options at UNC Wilmington (UNCW). Sandpiper Hall and Pelican Hall are pod-style dorms, like Schwartz Hall and University Suites, and both house 518 first-year students each.  These new dorms which are located near Graha...

COM department offering new interracial dialogue class

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Amid the recent conversations about race and protest surrounding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the Communication Studies (COM) department is offering a new course this fall in order to help open and encourage dialogues about race. “Well, you know, obviously the controversy went nuclear, espec...

UNCW revises campus housing visitor policy amid COVID-19

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

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 18, 2020

As countries around the world, the U.S. included, are still dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) has updated their on-campus housing visitor policy in order to keep students and staff safe. In an email sent out to off-campus students, UNCW’s Assistant Dean, Ste...

UNCW suspends fall sports

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Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, along with men’s and women’s cross country will continue preparations for the expected start of their seasons in the spring of 2021. 

OPINION: The coronavirus does not care about your age

View of UNCW's Chancellor's Walk.

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

August 6, 2020

It is undeniable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives in just a few months. According to John Hopkins data, the U.S. is leading the world in the number of confirmed cases as the death toll climbs upwards. However, that has not seemed to stop people from wantin...

UNCW freshmen face a strange first semester

UNCW columns between Leutze and Morton Hall.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

August 4, 2020

As many schools and universities around the country are gearing up for their return to classes this Aug, there are many concerns about the adjustment in learning amid the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  For students already enrolled at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) there are many lurking questions and...

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

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William Becker, Staff Writer

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 be forced to share bathrooms, showers, common rooms and toilet paper. Many will also still venture ou...

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. 

Mike S. Adams’ death ruled a suicide

Photo of Mike S. Adams on UNCW's sociology and criminology page as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams’ sudden July 23 death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in a press release this afternoon.

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