Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

Tar Heel: Amy Daubert helps at-risk students get into college | The News & Observer

So she offered to volunteer her time as a college counselor for the nonprofit Partners for Youth Opportunity, or PYO, a Durham organization that helps at-risk teenagers. She would work almost full-time to help about 20 students navigate what many first-generation college students find to be a rocky road to college.

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Back to Square One With Lost Colony? | Coastal Review Online

After concluding his most recent dig on Hatteras Island in March, English archaeologist Mark Horton has declared that the Roanoke colonists did not disappear after 1587. All 100 or so of them, he thinks, went to the chiefdom of Croatoan to live with the friendly Croatan Indians at what is today Buxton. … But Charles Ewen, director of East Carolina University’s Phelps Archaeology Laboratory, said he remains unconvinced.

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How Bias Training Works in One Campus Police Department | The Chronicle of Higher Education

After East Carolina University fired a police officer in April for his role in the handcuffing of a black man who had been the victim of a group beating, the campus police department announced a series of actions it would take to improve its policies. Among them: more training for officers on how to be fair and impartial.

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Before he was a football all-star, Emanuel Davis had nowhere to go. Then a family took him in | The Virginian Pilot

A television crew was in the two-story house shooting scenes for the story of his life. The show is expected to air on ESPN later this year. Earlier that day, Manteo High School had for the first time in its history retired a player’s number – his – for leading the team to the state championship game as a quarterback in 2006.

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Op-Ed – Obliterating UNC’s black history | The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina Senate Bill 873, named the “Access to Affordable College Education Act,” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing designed to bankrupt five of the state’s universities. By reducing tuition to Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, UNC Pembroke, Winston-Salem State and Western Carolina to $500 per semester, it renders them unsustainable as four-year institutions and foretells their transformation into community colleges.

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