In the wake of an executive order issued Friday, Jan. 27, by President Donald Trump temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven nations, officials at Western Carolina University are continuing to assess the impact on its international students, faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public School system will collaborate on the formation of a lab school designed to help students in grades six through eight successfully transition into high school through implementation of a “whole school, whole community, whole child” approach.
Western Carolina University’s annual campuswide budget hearing will be held from 1 until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the conference room of Blue Ridge Hall. During the meeting, university leaders will present their division’s budget priorities and answer questions from those in attendance.
The finish line is in sight for Western Carolina University’s nearly three-year process to reaffirm its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, with an open forum set for February in advance of an official campus visit from a team of external reviewers in April.