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 […]

Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill on college affordability

President Obama visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. During his discussion, Obama talked about college affordability, student loans and debt for students post-graduation. Obama also explained that he wants to keep interest rates on federal loans at the current 3.4 percent. If Congress takes no action, interests […]

Effects of budget cuts in education visible in Western North Carolina

Since the economic downturn of 2008, state and federal budgets have been re-worked and reduced, in the hopes of saving money while still funding important public programs such as education. Although funding for public education has always been an issue of public debate, as budgets were reduced across the board, education has taken some of […]

Candidates for SGA presidency debate key issues to win last minute voters

On Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., candidates Alicia Page and Kyle Thomson gathered in the University Center to debate and discuss key issues that they would address as president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2012-2013 academic year. Page and Thomson addressed issues specific to Western Carolina as well as across the […]

Undergraduate expo reception held to honor students and faculty

A reception for the 14th Annual Undergraduate Expo was held in the UC Grand Room on March 26, 2012, highlighting student research and the faculty sponsors who helped their students succeed. In total, there are 223 student presenters and 63 faculty sponsors participating in the Undergraduate Expo this year. Students will present their work at […]

Students gather for Fount-astic Festival and receive surprise

Hundreds of Catamounts gathered around the Cata-fount, on March 26, in anticipation of its water for the first time since the fall semester. The event, called “Fount-astic Festival” kicks off the new tradition of “Firing up the Cata-fount”, and coincides with Chancellor David O. Belcher’s installation week. Students started gathering at the Central Plaza around […]