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Rockingham ECU student helps animal shelter through internship — The Richmond County Daily Journal

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Dec 222015
 

The Richmond County Daily Journal Published: Dec. 22, 2015 Rockingham ECU student helps animal shelter through internship GREENVILLE — Allison Jackson of Rockingham is one of 21 East Carolina University students who have interned at small nonprofits and local government agencies as part of ECU’s Public Service Fellows program. Jackson, a business major, developed marketing […]

To prevent suicide in college, make mental health screening mandatory — The Washington Post

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Dec 222015
 
To prevent suicide in college, make mental health screening mandatory -- The Washington Post

Suicide is the leading cause of death among college students. Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. will develop a mental disorder at some point in their lifespan; nearly one in five college-aged adults currently have or will develop a mental health problem within the next year.

The latest extravagances in the college sports arms race? Laser tag and mini golf. — The Washington Post

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Dec 222015
 
The latest extravagances in the college sports arms race? Laser tag and mini golf. -- The Washington Post

Facilities spending is one of the biggest reasons otherwise profitable or self-sufficient athletic departments run deficits, according to a Washington Post review of thousands of pages of financial records from athletic departments at 48 schools in the five wealthiest conferences in college sports.

Freshman residency rules sometimes force students to pay prohibitive costs — The Washington Post

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Sep 302015
 
Freshman residency rules sometimes force students to pay prohibitive costs -- The Washington Post

Housing and meal plans at many colleges and universities now cost more than tuition, and the dozens of colleges that require students to live in a campus dorm and eat in dining halls for at least a year are adding a sometimes-prohibitive cost for those who struggle to pay for higher education.

Summers time for ECU football team — The News & Observer

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Sep 282015
 
Summers time for ECU football team -- The News & Observer

On Saturday, East Carolina quarterback James Summers was a ray of sunshine on a day where an overcast sky hurled pellets of rain on 50,000-plus fans inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The junior transfer warmed up the rain-soaked spectators with electrifying runs and pin-point passes as he accounted for 279 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters of play to lead East Carolina to a 35-28 victory over Virginia Tech.

Gene Nichol’s new poverty fund at UNC generates same controversy — The News & Observer

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Jul 102015
 
Gene Nichol’s new poverty fund at UNC generates same controversy -- The News & Observer

A new fund that supports research on poverty through UNC’s law school has stirred more controversy around Gene Nichol, the outspoken professor who says he was targeted this year by the shutdown of a previous UNC poverty center.

‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer — The Washington Post

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Jul 102015
 
‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer -- The Washington Post

Published: July 10, 2015 Grade Point ‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer By Susan Svrluga When football season starts, fans will be able to buy beer at Byrd Stadium during University of Maryland games. The one-year pilot will test whether legal, regulated sales during football and basketball games will cut down on […]

High heat puts diabetics at risk — WNCT

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Jul 082015
 
High heat puts diabetics at risk -- WNCT

WNCT spoke with Dr. Robert Tanenberg with the Brody School of Medicine who is also the Director for the Diabetes and Obesity Institute. He said it’s all about being prepared.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you can keep yourself hydrated or keep yourself from getting hypoglycemic, then you can save yourself a trip to the emergency room. You can save yourself a catastrophe,” Tanenberg said.

My smartphone is making me dumb — The Washington Post

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Jul 082015
 
My smartphone is making me dumb -- The Washington Post

When a group of college students were given smartphones for the first time, researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force asked whether they thought the devices would help them learn.

Yes! the students responded, … But a year later, when they were asked the same questions in the past tense, the results were entirely different — the college students felt the phones had distracted them and hadn’t been helpful, after all.