Topics: UNC-Wilmington

Location: Wilmington, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1947

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 14,611

Undergraduate enrollment: 12,993

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2013): 10,838

Acceptance rate (fall 2013): 56.8 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2013): 52 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,392

Sports nickname: Seahawks


UNC-W professor Mike Adams to speak on campus


UNC-Wilmington criminology professor and conservative political columnist Mike Adams will visit UNC on Monday to speak about the importance of free speech on college campuses.

NC coast included in potential off-shore drilling plan

There might be no Kure for North Carolina’s off-shore drilling problem.

One of eight potential planning areas for drilling — as part of the national 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program — will be off the coast of Kure Beach, North Carolina.

UNC-system happenings for Jan. 21, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools.

UNC-system happenings for Oct. 15, 2014

Jean-Michel Cousteau, a distinguished underwater explorer, called for action to protect endangered ocean resources at a recent lecture he gave at East Carolina University.

ASG talks youth voting, voter mobilization

As the first day of early voting draws closer, the UNC-system Association of Student Governments focused on strategies for student voter engagement at its monthly meeting Oct. 3-4 at UNC-Wilmington.

UNC-system happenings for June 18-25

UNC-Wilmington is weighing its options after a U.S. District Court Judge ordered the university to pay over $700,000 in legal fees for a professor’s lawsuit.

After not being promoted, UNC-W professor wins lawsuit

Last week, a federal grand jury decided in favor of a UNC-Wilmington associate professor who sued the university for infringing on his First Amendment rights.

Incident tests UNC-W alert noti?cations

An individual who robbed two women near UNC-Wilmington’s campus has not been caught, but university officials say there are no plans to change security policies in light of the incident.

Adderall use on college campuses examined

The presence of Adderall on college campuses has led some administrators to call into question the ethics behind the unauthorized use of the drug.

Summer Ventures program for NC high schoolers in science and math faces budget cuts

A summer program that has offered N.C. high school students an opportunity to engage in the sciences since 1985 is shrinking due to budget cuts.

Cuts at the degree’s expense: Budget cuts are not an excuse for asking less of students

The classroom is at the core of the University’s mission and should be the last thing compromised to budget cuts. However, concerns about graduation rates and pressure from state budget cuts are causing some UNC-system schools to consider loosening restrictions and degree requirements to get students out on time. Such actions only add academic insult to financial injury.

White House internship program selects 4 North Carolina students

Thousands of students applied for the White House Internship program this fall, and of the nearly 150 students selected, four were from North Carolina.

Universities urge Congress to reach agreement on federal deficit reduction

Universities nationwide are urging members of Congress to reach an agreement on federal deficit reduction without imposing further cuts on higher education.

UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Greensboro evaluate and test alert systems

UNC-CH is not the only school reviewing its campus alert system.
Officials at UNC-Wilmington are also investigating their alert system after it failed to notify students of a July 29 shooting.
Investigators are working to issue a full report detailing the source of the failure by the end of this week, said Cindy Lawson, a spokeswoman for UNC-W in an email.

UNC-W, Elizabeth City State issue voluntary evacuations for students

As Hurricane Irene advances toward North Carolina’s coast, university officials — fearing dangerous levels of rain and wind — are urging students to evacuate inland. A hurricane warning is in effect for the whole state.

Hurricane Irene could hit North Carolina Saturday


While students are packing the essentials for waiting out the storm or making plans to leave, Hurricane Irene is heading North Carolina’s way. By the time it hits, it is expected to be a category-3 hurricane with about 110 mile-per-hour winds, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center.

Student participation low for UNC-W chancellor search

Administrators at UNC-Wilmington are asking students to voice credentials of their ideal leader, but so far, they have had little luck with participation.

UNC-Wilmington chancellor to retire in 2011


President-elect Tom Ross already has one order of business to address once he becomes leader of the UNC system. When Ross takes over the system on Jan. 1, he will be charged with leading the search for a new chancellor for UNC-Wilmington, a growing school that 13,000 attended in 2009.

UNC-Wilmington to get new recreation center

Students will be paying a little more to stay fit at UNC-Wilmington in the coming year. After the UNC-W Student Government Association raised concerns about overcrowding in the campus’ only recreation center, the university decided to take on a $35 million expansion. Funding for the project will come from a $256 increase in student fees, said Dana Fischetti, media relations manager for UNC-W. “Because it is not an academic building, we are not eligible for state funding,” Fischetti said.