Law enforcement prepares for ECU Homecoming to collide with Halloween weekend | WNCT

It’s a big weekend in Pirate Nation, as tens of thousands are heading to Greenville for ECU Homecoming and Halloween weekend. This is one of the city’s busiest weekends all year. Up to 50,000 fans are expected to pack the stands at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium for Homecoming Saturday and thousands more are expected to flood downtown for Halloween weekend.

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Farmville arts scene taking shape with opening of The Glass Station | The Daily Reflector

The arts are coming alive in Farmville, which was evident with the opening of The Glass Station earlier this month. The Glass Station, located on Wilson Street in downtown Farmville, will house East Carolina University’s glass blowing program. Classes are expected to begin in the spring 2017 semester.

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Letter: Request, support are trigger happy | The Daily Reflector

We should be clear as we reflect on the article “Professor’s request for support denied” in The Daily Reflector on Oct. 19. People such as professor Tuten, who wishes to permit guns on ECU’s campus, and County Commissioners Hammond, Webb, Farley, and Coulson, who support her, really just want to shoot somebody. I doubt they would admit it, even to themselves, for even they can see how the wish to shoot somebody indicates depravity, but really, that’s what they want.

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NCAA adopts landmark policy to award funds based on academic success — The News & Observer

The NCAA on Thursday passed a policy that will financially reward colleges and universities that meet academic expectations for sports teams and athletes. It’ll be the first time member schools will receive a portion of Division I revenue based on the academic achievements of student-athletes, thanks to the NCAA’s multimedia rights contract with CBS/Turner.

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What did the NCAA know, and when? The answer lies in the (secret) UNC interviews | News & Observer

UNC-Chapel Hill is expected to argue at a special NCAA hearing Friday that it shouldn’t be hit with infractions over the long-running academic fraud case because NCAA investigators took no action five years ago when it began to surface. At that time, the NCAA was pursuing violations of impermissible perks from agents and impermissible academic help from a tutor, all involving the football team. The NCAA says it didn’t know how significant the scheme of bogus classes was at the time, in part because UNC didn’t produce all the information it could have then.

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At Least 6 Women Accuse University of Wisconsin Student of Assault — The New York Times

One by one, at least six women have come forward to accuse Alec Cook, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin, of sexual assault. The charges have roiled this campus, while also revealing the continued reluctance of some women to come forward with sexual assault complaints, even amid national and campus conversations about the problem.

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U-Va. attorney asked ‘Jackie’ to disavow Rolling Stone rape article | The Washington Post

A University of Virginia attorney asked a student to disavow the Rolling Stone magazine story that contained her allegations of a gang rape at a campus fraternity, urging her to say after its publication that she had never informed the university of her allegations nor identified the fraternity in question, according to a document entered into evidence in federal court Wednesday.

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Brody ranks fourth in grads pursuing family medicine | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine ranked fourth in the nation for the percentage of its graduates pursuing careers in family medicine. Brody has ranked in the top 10 since 2007, and this is the sixth year in a row the American Academy of Family Physicians has listed Brody in the top five. An average of 16.7 percent of Brody graduates have entered family medicine the past three years, according to the AAFP. The national average is 8.7 percent.

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Halloween, ECU homecoming a spell for increase in security | The Daily Reflector

Local law enforcement are gearing up for a busy weekend, increasing staffing ahead of Halloween festivities and East Carolina University’s homecoming football game. Greenville Police Department’s Lt. David Bowen on Tuesday detailed the agency’s plan for Halloween on Monday, which includes setting up barricades downtown to control traffic near the event area and increase pedestrian safety. The department also will set up entrance points for people to enter the event area. Event-goers will not be permitted to bring any weapon, real or fake, into that area.

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ECU, Greenville police preparing for Halloween weekend | WITN

Law enforcement officials are already starting to prepare as thousands are expected to head to the east this weekend for Halloween, homecoming, and Pirate football. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman says last year’s Halloween weekend was a success and so this year they are hoping for the same results. However, the downtown event area has been expanded to include more of Evans Street, up to Tavern On 4th Street, and the area behind the parking deck.

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