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The cost of private colleges isn’t actually skyrocketing, these economists say | Washington Post

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May 122015
 
The cost of private colleges isn’t actually skyrocketing, these economists say | Washington Post

Robert Archibald and David Feldman teach in the economics department at the College of William & Mary. They are the authors of “Why Does College Cost so Much,” and they are working on a new book, “Turbulent Waters: The Future of America’s Colleges and Universities.” Here, they challenge conventional wisdom about the cost of a college education.

The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher-Ed ‘Funding Cuts’ Myth | Forbes

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May 122015
 
The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher-Ed 'Funding Cuts' Myth | Forbes

For years now, students, parents, and taxpayers have worried over college-tuition hyperinflation and its concomitant, massive student-loan debt. And for good reason. Over the past quarter-century, average tuition prices have increased 440 percent—far more than the Consumer Price Index and even health-care costs over the same period.

Student-athletes surprised, excited to receive new cost of attendance stipends | USA Today

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May 112015
 
Student-athletes surprised, excited to receive new cost of attendance stipends | USA Today

When Haley Bidgood signed her National Letter of Intent in November 2014 to play volleyball for East Carolina University, she knew she would be receiving a full scholarship for her athletic participation. Five months later, however, ECU added a new benefit to the Green Hope High School graduate’s contract: a “cost of attendance” stipend.

SECU offers new internship program for college students | Daily Reflector

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May 112015
 
SECU offers new internship program for college students | Daily Reflector

The SECU Foundation has introduced a pilot internship program this summer in partnership with three constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system — the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Appalachian State University and East Carolina University.

North Carolina sculptor uses traditional methods of stone, wood carving | Salina Journal

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May 112015
 
North Carolina sculptor uses traditional methods of stone, wood carving | Salina Journal

This is the last in a series of profiles of sculptors new to SculptureTour Salina whose work will be featured during the 2015 exhibition. Carl Billingsley: Retired professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at East Carolina University in North Carolina.

McClung receives Distinguished Service Award | Daily Reflector

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May 112015
 
McClung receives Distinguished Service Award | Daily Reflector

Ann Scarborough McClung, a science teacher at South Central High School, received the Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for 2015 from the North Carolina Science Leadership Association. McClung graduated from East Carolina University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in science education.

April 9 Darts & Laurels | Daily Reflector

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May 112015
 
April 9 Darts & Laurels | Daily Reflector

To the graduating classes of 2015 both locally and across the state. At East Carolina University nearly 5,000 students received degrees including bachelor’s and graduate degree candidates, with at least some kudos awarded to pesky semi-tropical storm Ana, which at least for a time clouded prospects for a successful ceremony.

Drugmaker and University Ally to Seek Cure for AIDS |New York Times

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May 112015
 
Drugmaker and University Ally to Seek Cure for AIDS |New York Times

But in the latest sign that attitudes are changing, the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to start a research institute and a company aimed at curing H.I.V. infection and AIDS.