Professors at North Carolina’s flagship public university are sitting down to hash out the unpleasant finding that parts of their campus schemed to give athletes fake grades so they could keep playing for the Tar Heels.
Space.com asked some key astrobiologists if today’s Ebola outbreak might have any lessons for future sample-return plans from Mars. “While the Ebola situation bears no resemblance to a sample-return mission to Mars, there is a concern that the public could link the two if not properly informed,” said John Rummel, a professor of biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
A detailed presentation was given at the event Tuesday by Uptown Greenville Director Bianca Shoneman to bring attendees — including government officials, business owners and others — up to date on the progress in the city’s downtown area. Ron Mitchelson, interim provost at East Carolina University, also gave a presentation on the urban geography of the area.