Last May, a finance class at Western Carolina University took a survey of several hundred students to test their financial literacy and over 80 percent of the students failed. This is a problem that has continued to increase, causing The Office of Financial Aid at Western Carolina to begin working with students and professors in efforts to raise awareness of financial illiteracy on campus.
The 2017-2018 school year has begun and excitement is in the air. Fall is coming, which means football games, tailgating and loads of bonfires. At these events, some students will likely be partaking in activities such as consuming alcohol. Depending on the circumstances, this can result in unfortunate consequences. Here are some responsible drinking facts and tips to keep students and staff safe while participating in one of the most common leisure activities at Western Carolina University.
Sept. 1: Trespassing and resist, delay and obstruct - Old Motorpool Lot – Cleared by arrest.
Sept. 2: Breaking and entering – Moore Building – Further investigation needed.
Sept. 2: Assault – Scott Hall – Cleared by arrest.
Sept. 3: Simple possession of marijuana – Lot 73 – Referral issued.
Sept. 4: Obtaining property by false pretenses – Scott Residence Hall – Unfounded.
Sept. 5: Rape – Pathway near Norton Residence Hall – Under further investigation.
Sept. 5: Rape – Balsam Residence Hall – Under further investigation.
During spring of 2017, upper campus was taken by storm when construction began for the renovation of Brown Hall.
Built in the early 1900s, Brown has always been a facility allowing students to engage with one another while sharing a meal. Before the renovation, The Lodge was simply called Brown Cafeteria. It was an ordinary school lunch room with tables and a staff ready to serve the hungry students of Western Carolina University.