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Higher Education Kicks For-Profit Universities Out Of The Band | Forbes

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Jul 082015
 
Higher Education Kicks For-Profit Universities Out Of The Band | Forbes

I picked up Felder’s book: Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles, and learned three things…Like the messy breakup we’ve seen over the past five years between traditional higher education and for-profit universities, there are two sides to this dispute, and neither comes out smelling like roses.

Vaccine Fears Not New – Here’s Why | Discovery News

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Jul 082015
 
Vaccine Fears Not New - Here's Why | Discovery News

There has been a lot of discussion and controversy about vaccinations over the past few months. …Andrea Kitta, an Associate Professor at East Carolina University and author of “Vaccinations and Public Concern in History,” notes that “The content of vaccines, especially in the case of preservatives, is a widely debated issue.

Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life? | Space.com

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Jul 072015
 
Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life? | Space.com

Mars may appear to be dry and desolate, but the Red Planet can be surprisingly humid — perhaps humid enough to support life, some scientists say. “The conditions on Mars…is the equivalent of the drier parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile,” John Rummel, of East Carolina University, told Space.com.

Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules | New York Times

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Jul 072015
 
Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules | New York Times

Employers have considerable leeway to use unpaid interns legally when the work serves an educational purpose, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, setting aside a lower court decision that the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures had improperly classified former workers as unpaid interns rather than employees

Help raise two brothers, head the investing club, summer at Oxford: How one student went from poverty to an elite college | Washington Post

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Jul 072015
 
Help raise two brothers, head the investing club, summer at Oxford: How one student went from poverty to an elite college | Washington Post

Min Zhong, 19, arrived in the U.S. as a 9-year-old who spoke little English. Her parents struggled to make ends meet. And while her classmates attended after-school activities, Zhong grew up caring for two younger brothers while her parents put in long hours at work. She excelled in school nonetheless.

3 factors are brewing the perfect storm for shark attacks | Business Insider

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Jul 062015
 
3 factors are brewing the perfect storm for shark attacks | Business Insider

More than half a dozen shark attacks have happened in North Carolina in the last three weeks — nearly as many as happened all of last year. Experts say this season has brewed up something of a perfect storm for the attacks.

ECU’s Iannettoni elected to lead thoracic resident physician programs in U.S. |Daily Reflector Workweek

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Jul 062015
 
ECU's Iannettoni elected to lead thoracic resident physician programs in U.S. |Daily Reflector Workweek

Dr. Mark Iannettoni, vice chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences for East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, has been named president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.

The right college major can make you $3.4 million more in a lifetime | Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Jul 062015
 
The right college major can make you $3.4 million more in a lifetime | Atlanta Journal Constitution

…certain college majors have a much higher return on investment than other degrees. While this isn’t overly surprising, the difference in lifetime wages for different majors is enormous.

Tuesday temps tie record | Daily Reflector

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Jun 172015
 
Tuesday temps tie record | Daily Reflector

Greenville tied its record high temperature for June 16 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Rising temperatures did not stop local residents from being outside. Dr. Ted Delbridge, chief of emergency services at Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center, provided information about signs of heat-related illnesses, prevention and response to symptoms.

Second trial begins in fatal wreck | Daily Reflector

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Jun 172015
 
Second trial begins in fatal wreck | Daily Reflector

The second trial of Mitchell Grey Wilkerson, who is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle for a car wreck that killed an ECU student in 2013, began Tuesday morning as Wilkerson’s former girlfriend testified he was talking to her on his cellphone when she heard a crash.

Camp for kids with illnesses works to keep them cool during extreme heat | WITN-TV

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Jun 172015
 
Camp for kids with illnesses works to keep them cool during extreme heat | WITN-TV

Summer is a time for kids to go to camp, and that’s exactly what 60 kids with different illnesses are getting a chance to do in Pamlico County. The kids are taking part in Camp Hope and Camp Rainbow at Camp Don Lee in Pamlico County.

Chronic illness sufferers at risk during extreme heat | WNCT-TV

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Jun 172015
 
Chronic illness sufferers at risk during extreme heat | WNCT-TV

Doctors say people with chronic illnesses are the highest risk of being affected. They’re likely on medication and doctors need to talk to them about how the sun will impact their health. “Heat illness is a spectrum and the very least risky are people that just get cramps, usually from being a little bit dehydrated,” explained Dr. Ted Eldridge, Brody School of Medicine.

Legos can help veterans land civilian jobs | Havelock News

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Jun 172015
 
Legos can help veterans land civilian jobs | Havelock News

Since when do rework, lead time, back orders, plant efficiency, material quality and handling costs come into play when snapping together a few Lego airplanes? That would be ever since East Carolina University and Duke Energy partnered to create the new Tools for Advanced Manufacturing for Veterans program.

Hey Everyone (Including North Carolina): STOP RESPONDING TO SHARK BITES BY INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING SHARKS |Discovery Magazine

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Jun 172015
 
Hey Everyone (Including North Carolina): STOP RESPONDING TO SHARK BITES BY INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING SHARKS |Discovery Magazine

“It’s extremely rare that you get two shark bites in the same day in such close proximity,” said Chuck Bangley, a shark scientist and a PhD candidate in Coastal Resources Management at East Carolina University. “This is just highly unusual.”