Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

This Mormon college offers amnesty to victims of sexual assault | The Washington Post

As Brigham Young University reexamines its approach to investigating reports of sexual assault, amid an outcry that students who reported assaults have been punished for violating the school’s strict honor code, a small liberal arts college in the Blue Ridge Mountains could emerge as a model for the future.

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Rolling Stone reporter said she believed ‘Jackie’ felt ‘scared for her’ | The Washington Post

The Rolling Stone magazine writer whose article about allegations of a horrific gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity was retracted testified Friday in federal court that she believed the subject of her article was credible at the time, and she rebutted assertions that she did not reach out to key figures in the young woman’s story.

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‘She didn’t have credibility anymore’: The moment Rolling Stone’s U-Va. rape story unraveled | The Washington Post

In emotional testimony in the federal courthouse here Saturday, former Rolling Stone writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely told the jury about the phone call that led her to realize that the story she had written about a horrific sexual assault at a University of Virginia fraternity was falling apart at the seams.

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Letter to the Editor: Protest with knowledge | The Daily Reflector

Martin Luther King Jr. protested. He did not get on his knees. He made speeches. He was able to articulate his opinions so that those he wished to bring about change would understand his concerns. Others who followed have been unable to reach out to people. There are leaders and there are agitators. Leaders get things done. Agitators deepen gulfs.

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Greenville homes inspected after flooding | WNCT

Since Hurricane Matthew hit eastern North Carolina nearly two weeks ago, Greenville chief building inspector Leslie Everett has inspected hundreds of homes and businesses. The Dockside apartment complex near the Greenway is his last stop. Everett said no water got into the apartments because they’re high on stilts, but he still wants residents to be cautiou

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‘Long time coming’: GTAC construction to begin soon | The Daily Reflector

The construction of a transportation center in downtown Greenville is scheduled to begin as early as next month and should be operational by the end of 2017, the city’s public works director said Thursday. The Greenville City Council during its meeting on Thursday awarded a construction contract for the Greenville Transportation Activity Center (GTAC) on Bonners Lane.

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Letter to the Editor: Students’ rights trampled | The Daily Reflector

I’m proud to have two masters degrees from East Carolina University. However, the decision to insist that Marching Pirates members stand and play the National Anthem without offering them the choice to “take a knee” and play is insulting to the band members and everyone who cherishes their freedom to protest peacefully.

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Universities Are Churning Out the Next Generation of Higher Ed Bureaucrats | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

The number of non-academic administrators at colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, far outpacing the growth in students and faculty. According to a report from the American Institutes for Research, between 2000 and 2012 the average ratio of full-time faculty and staff per administrator declined 40 percent, to around 2.5 to 1.

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