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Takeaways from the 2020 State of the Union Address

On February 4, 2020, President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union Address. President Trump emphasized the economy, the military, trade, and border security among other topics. He called the theme of his three years in office so far “the great American comeback.” Trump did not make any […]

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LASO ropes in student body for Super Bowl watch party

In what will go down as a comeback for the ages, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on the heels of two other comebacks to secure Super Bowl LIV’s Lombardi Trophy, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes receiving the honor for the night’s Most Valuable Player. The game […]

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Knuck if You Brunch: NPHC Means Unity

When you become Greek, you become family. And that is exactly what happened at the Knuck if You Buck leadership retreat on Feb. 1, 2020. The Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO) of Western Carolina gathered to take part in the members-only leadership retreat. Those present were Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, […]

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Catamount Career and Networking Day

The Center for Career and Professional Development and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Western Carolina University hosted the biannual Catamount Career and Networking Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 12. The event features employers from all over the region and in various […]

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Civil Rights Activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis Speaks at WCU

Dr. Benjamin Chavis has been part of the civil rights movement since he was 12 years old. He worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an African-American civil rights organization focused on non-violent resistance to enact social change. Chavis spoke at Western Carolina University as […]

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SGA: Legislative Update One

  On Sunday, Feb. 9, Western Carolina University’s Student Government Association debuted its “Legislative Updates” via IGTV featuring Vice President Dawson Spencer discussing new resolutions, officer appointments, approved supplemental funding, senate location changes and campus partner presentations. F19-14: Implementation of Minority Recruitment Program Sent to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions […]

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Mountain Heritage Day 2019

“Saturday, Sept. 28, marked 45 years that Western Carolina University has set aside a day to celebrate all the things that come together to make the mountains our home, the beginnings that led to this moment, and the new traditions that point to our future,” said Geoff Cantrell of University […]

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New budget puts furloughing out of the picture

After the scare of possibly taking time off without pay, faculty can now relax and not worry about furloughs with the new budget in place. Furloughing is defined as mandatory time off without pay. The state had recently questioned if furloughing would be necessary as a way to make up […]

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Walkway between Sylva and Dillsboro in the works

Travelers between Sylva and Dillsboro who would like to avoid traffic will soon have a means to walk instead of drive. On July 12, a recently approved construction project began on a sidewalk that will connect the two towns. The sidewalk project had been discussed for years but ran into […]

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WCU raises tuition to offset state budget cuts

To help offset the impact of budget cuts recently authorized by the N.C. General Assembly, Western Carolina University will raise in-state undergraduate tuition and fees by 17.5 percent beginning with the fall semester. A special provision of the state budget allows UNC campuses to increase tuition by as much as […]