Month: February 2021

Chancellor's Corner

February 2021

 The Western Carolinian’s exclusive interview with Chancellor Brown on the following topics: Closure of the Baptist Church 4-Tier Lot. Accessibility for commuters to participate in online courses on campus. Why residential students were required to get tested for COVID-19 but not commuters. How WCU students can get vaccinated earlier […]

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Whee love clothes: The story of Whee

Whether they attend Western Carolina University or not, many people in Jackson County have become quite familiar with the clothing company Whee, Inc. It has risen quickly in popularity in the past year as COVID-19 eliminated in-person shopping for a period of time. The founder, owner, and chief executive, Dillon […]

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COVID-19 and the economy

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., Polis: Center for Politics and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke Sanford held a Zoom discussion on how COVID-19 has affected the economy through gig workers and working parents. Keynote speakers included Dr. Lisa Gennetian, professor of early learning policy […]

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Black Achievements at Western Carolina University

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black individuals, their achievements, and their influence. To celebrate, here are three influential black leaders and their ties to Western Carolina University. Since its debut in 1889, the school had not accepted the enrollment of a black student until the summer of […]