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First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem — The Washington Post

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Jan 212016
 
First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem -- The Washington Post

Everyone loves the story of a disadvantaged kid getting a full ride to college, maybe because people see money as the greatest barrier to higher education. But often that’s not true. Even when students manage to cobble together scholarships, loans or gifts from relatives or churches, once they actually get into college, they typically find they have a whole new set of unanticipated barriers: academic, social and cultural, as well as their own internal self-doubt.

Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party — The New York Times

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Jan 212016
 
Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party -- The New York Times

The number of Chinese students competing to enter high schools and colleges in the United States has soared in recent years. According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2014-15 academic year, more than 300,000 Chinese were enrolled in American higher education, almost triple the number five years before.

University of Cincinnati to Pay $4.85 Million to Family of Man Killed by Officer– The New York Times

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Jan 212016
 
University of Cincinnati to Pay $4.85 Million to Family of Man Killed by Officer-- The New York Times

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $4.85 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death in July by one of its police officers, a settlement that also requires the college to provide an undergraduate education to his 12 children, create a memorial to him on campus and include his family in discussions on police reform.

WorkWeek: ECU administrator joins national board

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Jan 042016
 
WorkWeek: ECU administrator joins national board

In October, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Dr. Rick Niswander began serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member association representing the accounting profession with more than 412,000 members.

ECSU chancellor abruptly quits — The News & Observer

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Dec 222015
 
ECSU chancellor abruptly quits -- The News & Observer

The chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, Stacey Franklin Jones, resigned abruptly Monday after only about a year on the job. … East Carolina University will assist the struggling ECSU “to build greater capacity throughout ECSU’s student support and operational units,” said the UNC system news release.

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.