The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, hamstrung by years of state funding cuts, faces a serious threat from the state Legislature to its continued ability to train doctors for North Carolina, the ECU chancellor said Tuesday.
Part of President Barack Obama’s tax reform unveiled ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address would make changes to a higher education tax credit to benefit more low-income families. But some critics say that, while admirable, the proposed reform is misguided and may not do enough to ease the financial burden for college-bound low-income students.
As Rosie Thompson talks about being recently retired and thinks about the next phase of her life, she’s reminded of her early teenage years.
Prior to developing into a standout basketball player at Chocowinity High School and then East Carolina — where she broke and still holds numerous school records — Thompson wasn’t bound to a planned-out daily routine. She’s now in a similar situation, having retired from her post as ECU associate athletics director and senior women’s administrator on Dec. 31.