Posts By: Randall Holcombe

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Knotts wins UNC teaching award

Gibbs Knotts, associate professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system.
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Visiting scholar: Political polarization not all bad

Alan Abramowitz, a nationally known scholar of American elections and author of the new book “The Disappearing Center: Engaged Citizens, Polarization and American Democracy,” argues that a recent surge in polarization in U.S. politics may not be as bad as some might believe.
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Dean named WCU’s interim provost

Linda Seestedt-Stanford, dean of WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences, will serve as interim provost upon the departure of Kyle Carter, who will become chancellor of UNCP on July 1.