BOONE — On Oct. 10, Appalachian State’s Ray Russell, a professor of computer science and founder of raysweather.com, announced his candidacy to represent N.C. House District 93. Russell has seen many careers, first as a minister in a poverty-stricken county in Mississippi, then working with NASA designing commercial cockpits and now as a professor and
BOONE—Ray Russell, a computer science professor at Appalachian State and founder of raysweather.com, formally announced his candidacy to represent N.C. House District 93 at Lost Province on Tuesday. District 93 encompasses Watauga and Ashe counties. Loretta Clawson, former mayor of Boone and current town council member, started off the rally by introducing Russell. “He is
BOONE—In its search for a new dean of students, Appalachian State invited four candidates to a Q&A session in order for students to get an idea about who these candidates are and what they hope to accomplish at Appalachian State. Below are summaries and excerpts from each of these sessions. Francesca Leinwall Francesca “Checka”
An earlier version of this article incorrectly said Watauga County has the highest rate of opioid abuse in North Carolina. It has been corrected. In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, Gov. Roy Cooper teamed up with North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services this summer to create new standards for prescribing opioids. As
North Carolina honorary native, author and professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill Randall Kenan visited Appalachian on Thursday. Kenan gave a craft workshop and read from one of his upcoming works to a crowd of about 30 people. Kenan primarily writes works of fiction and nonfiction based in North Carolina. “I want
Every fall in the Boone area, one big question remains: When will be the peak time for leaves this year? Howard Neufeld, a professor of biology at Appalachian, also known as “the fall color guy,” said that there are a few things that can influence when leaves turn and how intense their colors are each
State Senator Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg, spoke to about 60 people in Blowing Rock, North Carolina about how important bipartisanship is to the state’s political future. Jackson said North Carolina needs to devote more funding for education and to end partisan gerrymandering. “Bipartisanship in a state like North Carolina is the key to progress,” Jackson said.
Appalachian was recently recognized as a “green light” campus for protecting free speech by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Last year, Appalachian was ranked as a “yellow light” campus, meaning existing speech policies either restricted speech or were worded so vaguely they could be interpreted as doing so. Appalachian is one of 35