Mar 242014
Recent grads urge rural youth to try college -- The News & Observer

Now here’s a great idea that brings good people and good institutions together. The College Advising Corps is a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit that places 375 advisers at high schools in 14 states, among them North Carolina. Formerly headquartered in Virginia, the Corps moved to Chapel Hill in part, said founder Nicole Hurd, because part of the university’s “DNA” was serving low-income students.

Mar 102014
Editorial: Expand community colleges | The Daily Reflector

There are signs that market forces are responding to the increasingly difficult financial burden that higher education places upon families of limited means. One big sign is last month’s revision in the way the State Board of Community Colleges and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors work together toward making higher education more affordable and obtainable.

Jan 312014
ECU sports logo, plan unveiled -- The Daily Reflector

Every Pirate logo in the history of East Carolina University sports has shared four things in common, and that is not subject to change.

The university and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher on Wednesday released a new strategic plan for ECU athletics under the title of “Undaunted,” and with it comes some new thinking, a spirited mission statement video, new branding ideas and a new logo.