UNC-Chapel Hill’s accrediting body has removed the university from probationary status after a yearlong sanction.Continue reading »
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The Hunt Institute has a new home down the road from UNC – Duke University.Continue reading »
Salaries of college and university presidents have been escalating for years to the consternation of students and their parents, who are shouldering rising tuition and debt.
Less well documented is the rising value of presidential perks—during and after their terms.Continue reading »
Dr. Blase Carabello and Dr. Andy Kiser, specialists in cardiology with international experience, have assumed leadership positions at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center.Continue reading »
Published: June 14, 2016 To watch the video: click here. Hundreds attend Greenville vigil for Orlando shooting victims GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – “Now is the […]Continue reading »
ECU’s Brody School of Medicine is putting on the camps called “Camp Rainbow” and “Camp Hope.”Continue reading »
After Sunday’s 11-0 loss in the final game of an NCAA super regional series at No. 5 national seed Texas Tech, East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin got emotional when describing how it felt to finish one win away from the College World Series, but then his tone turned to optimism when talking about the potential for next season.Continue reading »
Hundreds of colleges had zero rape reports in 2014. And that could be worrisome. — The Washington Post
There were no rapes reported in 2014 at California State University at Long Beach, a public university with about 36,000 students. That could seem like a positive sign. But school officials aren’t boasting about it. They know sexual violence victims are often reluctant to step forward, and they want to hear more often from survivors.Continue reading »
Jake Simson, a biomedical engineer turned financial analyst, stood in front of a group of doctoral candidates in a University of Chicago lecture hall this past semester explaining how to find a job.
First step? Don’t be hung up on staying in the academy.Continue reading »
A national study shows most Americans support raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
The survey was conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University.Continue reading »
East Carolina University’s campus may be a lot less crowded with the end of the regular academic year, but there still are plenty of students around.
According to ECU News Services, there are 9,872 students enrolled for the first summer session, which started May 16. Most of those, about 73.8 percent, are undergraduate students.Continue reading »
After months of protests at its meetings, the UNC Board of Governors will host regular sessions for public comment starting this week.Continue reading »
U-Md. investigates police use of pepper spray to break up graduation party after complaints of racism — The Washington Post
The University of Maryland’s president promised a complete and transparent investigation of whether campus police used excessive force in breaking up a graduation party made up mostly of black students over the weekend, after officers used pepper spray and arrested two people to disperse a crowd celebrating graduation in College Park.Continue reading »
U.S. colleges have lured a wave of foreign students in recent years to boost tuition revenue and offset state budget cuts. The influx of students paying two to three times what locals do has brought controversy, with some Americans complaining that slots for U.S. students are becoming harder to get, while some of the international students, particularly from Muslim countries, can face a hostile reception.Continue reading »
Patriotic Pirates will have a chance to show their support for student veterans and challenge themselves during Student Veteran Services’ inaugural Storm the Stadium challenge this Saturday.Continue reading »
UNC President Margaret Spellings got the red carpet treatment Wednesday at N.C. State University on the latest stop of her statewide tour of the system she now leads.Continue reading »
A student faces punishment for violating the school’s honor code by being the victim of a sexual assault
Brigham Young University students protested Wednesday after they say a sexual-assault victim was mistreated by the school.Continue reading »
After days of student protests, Duke University announced Wednesday that it will begin a process to raise the minimum wage for its workers and hire an outside expert to review employee grievance procedures.Continue reading »
Like many studies, the MDC report concludes that education beyond high school is an economic imperative. Only 5 percent of North Carolinians with a college degree live in poverty, compared with 31 percent of those with only a high school education. But, the report contends, education is not enough. Young people need to find connections to jobs that pay well.Continue reading »
A few weeks before Ashley Hurst was supposed to commit to college, an email arrived that she thought would change her life. An honors graduate from a magnet high school, Ms. Hurst had been accepted into several colleges with a few good financial aid offers. But they included about $8,000 in loans, and she was dead set against borrowing any money. She kept hoping to snag a free ride somewhere at the last minute.
Then came the message from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college: It would be interested in giving her a full scholarship to study pharmaceutical sciences, a relatively new program aimed at helping students move into biotechnology jobs.
One in four students have to enroll in remedial classes their first year of college, costing their families nearly $1.5 billion, according to a study released Wednesday by Education Reform Now, a think tank.Continue reading »
Duke responds to some of protesters’ demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building — The Washington Post
After five days of student protesters refusing to leave the administration building, Duke University’s president announced Wednesday evening several steps intended to improve working conditions on the North Carolina campus.Continue reading »
East Carolina University officials on Thursday condemned a “brutal group beating,” in which an African American man was seriously injured by a group of white suspects and then handcuffed by a white ECU police officer. The officer is now on leave pending an investigation into his response to the incident.Continue reading »
A downtown nightclub altercation that ended in a ”brutal group beating” on East Carolina University’s campus resulted in the arrests Thursday of a student and two others, as well as an internal investigation of an officer who handcuffed the victim.Continue reading »
A North Carolina university is conducting an internal review after one of its white police officers handcuffed a black man who had just been brutally beaten by four white people.Continue reading »
East Carolina University is investigating what a statement from the university calls a “brutal group beating” of a black man.Continue reading »