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Western launches institute to study watershed issues

Western Carolina University is home to a new institute that will bring together scientists, policymakers, economic development experts, natural resource managers and other interested parties in an effort to preserve regional water resources while trying to ensure economic prosperity.
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WNC students study math, science at WCU’s Pre-College Program

Ninety-one rising middle school students from Macon, Swain, Haywood and Jackson counties and from the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indians participated in a two-week Pre-College Program at Western Carolina University designed to develop interests in science- and mathematics-based fields of higher education.