The futures of WCU and WNC – the region it was founded to serve – will forever be inextricably linked

Op-Ed By DAVID O. BELCHER I had the privilege of presiding over Western Carolina University’s Dec. 16 commencement ceremonies and witnessing the great emotion and sense of accomplishment among the graduates. A point of pride at this December’s commencement was that nearly half of the fall graduating class hails from the 18 westernmost counties of […]

WCU’s goals for the future shed light on recent parking changes

This story was co-written with Chris Lang. With a growing student body and a limited amount of space, students and faculty alike fear for the future of parking on the Western Carolina University campus. Many students complain about the availability of parking on campus as it is, sometimes claiming that they are unable to find […]

What will Cullowhee look like in 20 years?

Not a seat was empty during a meeting held on March 16 to discuss upcoming plans for WCU’s Millennial Campus Initiative and the future of Cullowhee. The initiative was designed to plan how to combine academic advancement with economic development, and to tie together the needs of campus and the surrounding residential and business community. […]