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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.
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WCU energy summit addresses variety of issues

As the cost of fossil fuels primarily from foreign sources continues to escalate, adopting energy conservation strategies and identifying new sustainable sources of energy are no longer just environmental issues, but they also have become economic and national security issues.