Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

Op-Ed- Point of View: Berger’s right: Most UNC professors are Democrats. Here’s why | The News & Observer

Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.

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Editorial: Staton: Welcome back pep in our step and pocketbooks | The Daily Reflector

Forgive me for being just a bit excited. I officially became ECU’s 11th chancellor on July 1, so I’m just a few weeks into the job. What I have experienced until now, however, is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet campus. All of that has changed. Over a few days this week, about 4,300 new Pirates arrived on campus. They were joined by many more thousands of returning Pirates to form what we fully expect to be a new total enrollment record. By 5 p.m. on census day, Sept. 2, we anticipate we will be very close to 29,000 students — a first. That includes a growth in our graduate enrollment for the first time since 2008. We expect that record will include nearly 1,000 more students than just a year ago.

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Coach Mo, adidas team up for special presentation | WNCT

First-year East Carolina head football coach Scottie Montgomery teamed up with adidas for a special presentation Thursday afternoon at Third Street Academy in Greenville. Coach Mo and East Carolina, as a part of the school’s partnership with adidas, presented 30 pairs of athletic shoes to the children at the school. The idea was to encourage participation in physical education and sports activities.

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Traffic expected for Carolina Kickoff Concert in Greenville Saturday | WITN

Thousands of concert-goers will flock to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at ECU on Saturday for the Carolina Kickoff, a concert featuring multiple performers. ECU police say they expect the crowds to come in waves because of the unique timeline of the event. Parking lots open at noon, and the gates open at 2 p.m. The first of the nationally known acts to perform is Kid Rock, who takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., so ECU Police Lt. Chris Sutton says he expects another surge of concert-goers between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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S.W. Snowden students create school anthem |Washington Daily News

S.W. Snowden Elementary School has a new anthem, and it comes straight from the students. “Snowden Strong” is a theme song that highlights the close-knit group of students and staff at the school and takes a cue from its new social media campaign #SnowdenStrong, according to Michelle Garrish, who headed up the songwriting process. Garrish recently graduated from East Carolina University, and to complete her school credits, she was required to lead a summer project of her choice.

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Eric Church’s ‘Record Year” | The Daily Reflector

From all accounts, country singer/songwriter Eric Church is having a record year. He led the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations, winning video of the year for “Mr. Misunderstood.” And earlier this month, “Record Year,” a single from that album, became Church’s seventh No. 1 hit on the Country Airplay chart. But telling any of this to Church’s fans is like preaching to the choir. Members of Church’s fan club, known as the Church Choir, are expected to be among the faithful at this weekend’s Carolina Kickoff, Church’s only scheduled stop in the state until his “Holding My Own” tour comes to Greensboro in May.

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Letter: HBCU changes needed | The Daily Reflector

North Carolina’s higher education governance system must change before the state’s five historically black colleges and universities fail and close. The governing systems in North Carolina and Virginia differ greatly. North Carolina’s is overseen by a Board of Governors, which generates statewide education policies that all institutions must follow.

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