LI Training and Balance in Media Grant start the Conservative Hawk, a conservative publication for UNC-Wilmington.

After completing the Leadership Institute’s Student Publications Workshop, UNC-Wilmington students Kevin King, Tyler Cralle, and Cameron Spencer were inspired to start their own paper.  Equipped with several story ideas from the training, they quickly assembled a team of writers.  The first issue of the Conservative Hawk published at the end of August 2009 with financial support of Leadership Institute donors through a Balance in Media Grant.  The UNC-Wilmington team are currently working on the second issue of the Conservative Hawk. We have recommended them to  the Collegiate Network, a division of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which provides additional funding for superior student newspapers started by the Leadership Institute field staff.