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Julio’s Story: From Cuba to America | WITN-TV

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May 152015
 
Julio's Story: From Cuba to America | WITN-TV

Imagine being just 9-years old and floating on a raft with five men through rough seas- just for a chance at freedom. Now, Morales is an aspiring doctor- hoping to use his dental degree to treat patients in poor and under served communities in North Carolina – a mission of ECU’s Dental School.

Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama | National Geographic

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May 142015
 
Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama | National Geographic

Archaeologists searching for real-life pirates of the Caribbean stumbled on a mysterious shipwreck in 2011. Now after years of historical detective work, they know what they discovered. The Encarnación is one of about 16 Spanish shipwrecks discovered in the Americas, says Jennifer McKinnon, a maritime archaeologist at East Carolina University who is not involved in the study.

The economy’s bouncing back. But higher education funding isn’t | Washington Post

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May 142015
 
The economy’s bouncing back. But higher education funding isn’t | Washington Post

The recession came and went, but the cuts to higher education stayed. Spending per student remains below—in some cases well below—pre-recession levels in 47 states, reflecting years of cuts to public colleges and universities that have yet to be undone, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities notes in a new report.

College students are learning not to fail. They should take these risks instead | Washington Post

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May 142015
 
College students are learning not to fail. They should take these risks instead | Washington Post

It’s commencement season on college campuses, which means plenty of speeches by famous and not-so-famous people giving advice to students about what their lives will be like after the bachelor’s degree.

Adversity leads to new career for ECC student | Rocky Mount Telegram

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May 132015
 
Adversity leads to new career for ECC student | Rocky Mount Telegram

Edgecombe Community College student Monna Brinkley hopes to be accepted into the associate degree nursing program at Edgecombe and become a registered nurse, eventually pursuing the ADN-to-BSN transitional pathway, a partnership between ECC and East Carolina University.

U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story | Washington Post

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May 132015
 
U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story | Washington Post

A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine Tuesday, alleging that it portrayed her as callous and indifferent to allegations of sexual assault on campus and made her the university’s “chief villain” in a now-debunked article about a fraternity gang rape.

Concussions Cause School Problems for Children | The Science Times

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May 122015
 
Concussions Cause School Problems for Children | The Science Times

Researchers from the Children’s National Health System, George Washington University of Medicine and Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University studied 349 children age 5 to 18 to find out what happened to their academic performance after a concussion.

5 Money Rules for New Graduates | The Fiscal Times

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May 122015
 
5 Money Rules for New Graduates | The Fiscal Times

When East Carolina University dismissed for the semester on April 28 this year, 500 students left campus $100,000 richer. What did these undergrads have in common? All 500 had completed a personal finance class helmed by Mark Weitzel, Bill Pratt and Len Rhodes—a.k.a. “The Money Professors.”

Business Class: Kim (Mrs. Glen) Campbell: I’ll be me too | Naples Daily News

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May 122015
 
Business Class: Kim (Mrs. Glen) Campbell: I'll be me too | Naples Daily News

Kim Campbell majored in dance at East Carolina University before traveling to New York City to perform at Radio City Music Hall. She married legendary country/pop singer Glen Campbell in 1982 and is the mother of three of his eight children.

Student newspaper adviser, editor, sue Northern Michigan U. alleging retaliation | Washington Post

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May 122015
 
Student newspaper adviser, editor, sue Northern Michigan U. alleging retaliation | Washington Post

She called it good reporting. Northern Michigan University called it sensationalism. Now, Cheryl Reed is suing school officials and members of an oversight board after being ousted as faculty adviser to the North Wind, NMU’s student-run newspaper.