Dear WCU campus community: I write to provide an update concerning videos that were brought to the attention of university leadership over the weekend.
Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise is conducting an analysis of the economic impact of the pandemic in the region.
WCU has obtained a rare photographic glimpse of Bryson City and Swain County in the early 1900s, thanks to a recent donation to Hunter Library’s renowned Special and Digital Collections.
WCU has updated its recently launched online COVID-19 dashboard to include additional information about testing, positivity rates, isolation and quarantine.
The Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and committee meetings at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Western Carolina University had a successful first day of classes and is moving forward with residential instruction. We have implemented a series of changes including a mask mandate, lowering classroom density, and many other protocols through our Catamounts Care initiative. Additionally, we have erected outdoor tents throughout campus for student, faculty and staff use. We continue to evaluate conditions that may influence our ability to deliver residential operations.
The WCU Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2020-21, made appointments to several committees and approved changes to bylaws permitting more frequent electronic meetings.
Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis, candidates for the North Carolina congressional seat left vacant by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have both agreed to appear at a two-day joint forum hosted by three of the district’s largest media outlets.
Following a recent regulatory overhaul of federal Title IX civil rights legislation by the U.S. Department of Education, WCU has revamped its Title IX-related policies and procedures.