Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

ECU Police participate in active shooter training | WNCT

ECU law enforcement wants to stay one step ahead in case of tragedy. Officers participated in active shooter training on Friday. On average, there’s at least one mass shooting in the U.S. every day. In light of recent shootings, the officers practiced real life scenarios where they had to act quickly. Lieutenant Chris Sutton said with school about to return to session, there is no better time to be on top of the game.

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College debt, loans total more than $1 trillion | Sun Journal

Christopher Campbell doesn’t want his two daughters to be saddled with debt after they graduate from college. The career Marine will divide his GI Bill money between them to make sure of it. Tasia Campbell, a 2016 Havelock High School graduate, plans to go to Craven Community College for two years, then later use her father’s GI Bill to attend a bigger college that’s more expensive.

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New York City’s Medical Schools Will Stop Using Unclaimed Bodies | The New York Times

The eight medical schools in New York City will no longer accept the city’s unclaimed bodies as cadavers, forswearing a practice that dates back to the 19th century, the schools announced on Wednesday. And a group representing the 16 medical schools in the state is withdrawing its opposition to a recently passed bill that would end the educational use of bodies with no known survivors.

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Don’t trust your friends’ advice on getting into college — and other tips from admissions experts | The Washington Post

It’s that time of year again when high school seniors have to seriously turn their attention to applying to college — at least those who intend to go to college and who haven’t already started obsessing on the process. Every year college admissions counselors try to help kids put their best foot forward to colleges and universities — even when students don’t listen and think they know better. Here, in the spirit of being helpful, is some advice from the experts, college admissions counselors who have learned these tips the hard way.

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Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate | The Washington Post

In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color.

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Grade Point – Analysis: The real crisis in higher education is about a lot more than debt | The Washington Post

Earning a college degree can be a pathway to higher wages and better employment opportunities, but for those who fail to graduate, those prospects quickly fade. And at a time when a majority of students finance their education with loans, dropping out of school comes with greater risks.

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