Archives for May 2012

Aftermath of Amendment One

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina passed an amendment to the state constitution decreeing “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” The controversial measure passed with 61 percent of the vote just one day before President Barack Obama became the […]

Amendment One passes, Jackson County no longer dry

A majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages Tuesday, May 8, while Jackson County opted to legalize the countywide sale of alcohol. The amendment to North Carolina’s state constitution reads “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in […]

WCU not immune to racial profiling

After the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida shook up the country, the presence of racial profiling on the Western Carolina University campus was the focus of a discussion panel on Tuesday, April 17. The event was hosted by the Department of Intercultural Affairs as part of WCU’s Black Awareness Week and […]

Victims of N.C. eugenics program seek justice

While Elaine Riddick may look as though she has sailed through life without many troubles her story is a portrait of loss, sorrow and anger. Riddick shared her story at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee, N.C. during the annual gathering of Holocaust educators. The seminar focused on teaching tolerance in […]

C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus visits WCU

C-SPAN launched its Campaign 2012 Bus on a six-day tour of universities and towns in North Carolina on Thursday, May 3, beginning with stops at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Western Carolina University. Leading up to the state presidential primary on Tuesday, May 8, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus is partnering with social media service […]

Inside look at WCU’s NBA prospect Harouna Mutombo

As children, many of us dream of being the next famous athlete.  Former WCU standout basketball player Harouna Mutombo has the opportunity to pursue his dream. After graduating on May 5, Mutombo will embark on his journey to the NBA beginning with workouts in Virginia on May 15.  Here is a clip of just one day in […]