ECU alumnus and Nash Community College Biology Instructor Reggie Cobb has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching Award.
Fifteen years ago, North Carolina voters approved $2.5 billion in higher education bonds. The money was a boon to the state’s public universities, which built and renovated more than 300 campus facilities in the decade after the bond vote. UNC leaders are now lobbying for another major round of state funding for construction.
For most universities without major-conference resources, meeting the demands of the new legislation requires a degree of inventiveness. East Carolina, for example, lacks the facilities needed to house a Wisconsin-like feeding area for its hundreds of student-athletes — those with a full scholarship, a partial scholarship or without a scholarship at all. What the school does have, however, is an “open-access” meal plan, one that allows all students living on campus, whether on a team or otherwise, entry to any dining hall at any time.
The bond proposal approved by Greenville city council members is to allocate: $8 million for road improvements and enhancements, $1.75 million for 10th Street Connector-related enhancements, $1.95 million for West Fifth Street streetscape, $1.4 million for sidewalk improvements, and $750,000 for the Eastside Greenway.