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Review agency hits UNC-Chapel Hill with probation | News & Observer

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Jun 122015
 
Review agency hits UNC-Chapel Hill with probation | News & Observer

A week after the NCAA leveled five major allegations against UNC-Chapel Hill, an accrediting body has handed down 12 months of probation against the university for failing to meet seven accreditation standards, including academic integrity and control of athletics.

Reading Matters – Your guide to good reads, authors and all things literary in the Carolinas | Charlotte Observer

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Jun 112015
 
Reading Matters - Your guide to good reads, authors and all things literary in the Carolinas | Charlotte Observer

Debut novelist Kristy Woodson Harvey is 1. young, 2. blonde, 3. pretty and polished and tanned, 4. successful. She’s a journalism graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, and she has a master’s in English from East Carolina University.

North Carolina Student Gets Perfect Attendance From Kindergarten through High School | ABC News

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Jun 112015
 
North Carolina Student Gets Perfect Attendance From Kindergarten through High School | ABC News

Meet Justice Fleming, the Iron Man of Huntersville, North Carolina, who graduated high school with perfect attendance since kindergarten — a total of 2,340 school days without missing one. Fleming said he does not plan to pursue perfect attendance at his next school, East Carolina University.

New smartphone app at UNCC protects students on campus | WSOC-TV

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Jun 112015
 
New smartphone app at UNCC protects students on campus | WSOC-TV

College students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have a new tool at their fingertips to protect themselves on campus. Campus police have launched a new smartphone app. East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will be the next schools to offer the LifeSafe app.

Where are all the women in engineering? A female engineering student answers. | Washington Post

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Jun 112015
 
Where are all the women in engineering? A female engineering student answers. | Washington Post

The United States has traditionally produced the world’s top engineers — the vast majority of them men. A 2012 report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee said that only 14 percent of U.S. engineers are women (and only 27 percent of those working in computer science and math positions are women). So where are all the women in engineering?

College Rape Prevention Program Proves a Rare Success | New York Times

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Jun 112015
 
College Rape Prevention Program Proves a Rare Success | New York Times

A program that trained first-year female college students to avoid rape substantially lowered their risk of being sexually assaulted, a rare success against a problem that has been resistant to many prevention efforts, researchers reported Wednesday.

Pitcher Chris Heston threw a no-hitter against the Mets|Sports Illustrated

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Jun 102015
 
Pitcher Chris Heston threw a no-hitter against the Mets|Sports Illustrated

All in all, it was the night of a lifetime for Heston, a 12th-round 2009 draft pick out of East Carolina University who spent six years toiling in the minors before getting his first taste of major-league action late last September. Giants rookie Chris Heston threw the 2015 season’s first no-hitter on Tuesday.

How military families stay connected | Deseret News

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Jun 102015
 
How military families stay connected | Deseret News

Military dads and their families may not always be physically together at a time like Father’s Day, but each family has found unique ways to stay connected. Leaving little notes around the house for children and family members to find is one way of connecting, shares Angela Lamson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and director of East Carolina University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Sweet Briar College’s Closing Temporarily Blocked by Virginia Supreme Court | New York Times

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Jun 102015
 
Sweet Briar College’s Closing Temporarily Blocked by Virginia Supreme Court | New York Times

A plan to close Sweet Briar College, a 114-year-old women’s college in Virginia, ran into an obstacle Tuesday at the State Supreme Court, which raised questions about whether administrators have the authority to shut the college and declared the legal fight “far from over.”

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.