The University of Oklahoma’s decision to expel two fraternity members who led a racist chant on a bus provoked criticism Wednesday from several legal experts who said that the students’ words, however odious, were protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.
New Bern and Craven County are in the process of forming a business incubator to support entrepreneurs and possible new businesses in the city. East Carolina University and Pitt Community College played a big part in the incubator, making referrals of potential entrepreneurial candidates and supporting enterprises with education and training, Hufford said.
Trustees at East Carolina University voted on Friday to remove the name of a white-supremacist former governor from a campus dormitory, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. But the university will move the name of Charles B. Aycock to a yet-to-be-built “Heritage Hall,” which will chronicle the efforts of the university’s founders and supporters.