At a time when North Carolina has experienced an increase in teacher turnover and a decline in the number of teacher education students, the Tyers appear to be an exception in education. For them, teaching is more than a line of work. It is a family tradition and a way of life, all the way down the line.
Administrators at East Carolina University have turned down the philosophy department’s request to award a one-year endowed professorship to Colin McGinn—a prominent philosopher who resigned from the University of Miami in December following allegations of sexual harassment by a female graduate student.
Fans filling the bleachers at local high school football fields for the season’s first games this week will notice red shirts along the sidelines identifying athletic trainers. They represent a unique collaboration that serves as a model for how to approach injury prevention among high school athletes. he partnership between East Carolina University and Pitt County Schools to provide certified athletic trainers at each high school was established largely in response to the Sept. 20, 2008, death of J.H. Rose football player JaQuan Waller.