While Asheville and Buncombe County K-12 schools are planning to start the academic year with heavy reliance on remote learning due to COVID-19, the area’s colleges and universities are taking a more aggressive approach in returning to campus. Western North Carolina’s higher learning institutions are bringing back students from across the state and around the country.
Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities are working to make their institutions as environmentally sustainable as possible. These efforts cover a broad spectrum, from a recycling initiative at Stanford University that diverts 65 percent of the school’s solid waste away from landfills to Cornell’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2035, as noted in The Princeton Review’s annual ranking […]
Warren Wilson College has partnered with the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women to bring the innovative Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to the correctional center. For inmate and undergrad alike, Inside-Out provides the chance to gain self-knowledge, grapple with the systemic issues of the penal system and learn from one another.
Women in academia discussed issues of gender bias in the science, technology, engineering and math fields on Sept. 13 when the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville kicked off its interdisciplinary “Women in STEM” lecture series.
Four liberal arts colleges in the mountains of western North Carolina made the grade in this year’s “Best Colleges” guide by U.S. News & World Report. (A young man smiles during freshmen move-in day in 2011 at UNC Asheville. The institution maintained its ranking as seventh best public liberal arts school in the nation this year, according to the 2014 Best Colleges guide published by U.S. News & World Report today. Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
After spending nearly two hours in a closed session, the 13 members of UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday, July 29, that Chancellor Anne Ponder passed her job performance review without a hitch. The review occurs every four years, as mandated by state law.
UNC Asheville not only attracts degree-seeking students to the Asheville area but it attracts $268 million as well, according to a recent study. (Photo of freshmen move-in day 2011 by Caitlin Byrd)
Smoky Mountain News offers details on how Western Carolina University faculty looked a BB&T million-dollar gift horse in the mouth and turned it around.