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Half billion in bonds could fund university building boom | Greensboro News & Record

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Apr 272015
 
Half billion in bonds could fund university building boom | Greensboro News & Record

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.

NCAA schools put money where athletes’ mouths are | USA Today

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Apr 272015
 
NCAA schools put money where athletes' mouths are | USA Today

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.

Editorial: Fund greenway | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Editorial: Fund greenway | Daily Reflector

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.

Mercer calls test mayoral waters | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Mercer calls test mayoral waters | Daily Reflector

Calvin Mercer has filed documents with his employer, East Carolina University, that were approved by the Board of Trustees indicating he was considering challenging Thomas for the mayoral seat. But Mercer remains mum on what position on the City Council he will be running for in November.

Learning to spend wisely | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Learning to spend wisely | Daily Reflector

Why is personal finance so important? I am usually asked this question by a 20-year-old East Carolina University student, so I know that the intended question is usually, “I know that personal finance is important, but can you give me some good examples so I can learn from your mistakes?”