Last week, a group of 83 public and private colleges and universities made an announcement that stunned much of higher education: They were joining together to form “The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.”
For the second consecutive week, East Carolina quarterback James Summers came off the bench to lead the Pirates to a come-from-behind victory. This time, they trailed Southern Methodist by 16 before Summers rallied ECU to a 49-23 win Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
In a week in which North Carolinians were reminded of times of crisis during hurricane season, the East Carolina Pirates staged another stirring football comeback far from home and far from the weeklong deluge on the East Coast.
At East Carolina University, another Navy vet, Nicole Jablonski, is Assistant Director of Student Veteran Services. She says the job means helping veterans understand university life — and sometimes helping the rest of the campus understand the vets.
Young entrepreneurs with ideas that can make a difference in Greenville pitched their plans to a panel of judges at East Carolina University for a chance to win $10,000 in a statewide contest to turn their ideas into reality.
Marie Robertson was the only one to show up for her workout with a rolled-up yoga mat tucked under her arm. But the truth is that nearly everyone could have used one because, within minutes, participants were practically rolling on the floor — with laughter.
Students who major in engineering with a concentration in bioprocess engineering at East Carolina University could eventually earn an $80,000 salary in a fast-growing industry that improves people’s lives; they just have to know that bioprocess engineering is an option.
Rachel Brill and Mary McCarthy are seniors and longtime roommates at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This year, they share their four-bedroom campus apartment with two other female students. Also, Theo and Carl.
Daisy Highsmith cannot exactly serve up a home-cooked meal to the thousands of students who come to eat at East Carolina University’s West End Dining Hall. But for many of them, Highsmith’s smile helps to make the place feel like home.
After graduating from Jesuit in 1995, Dave Nichol could have pursued several lucrative career paths. Instead, he chose football coaching, with its long hours, demanding work environment, and frequent instability.
Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at the community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. A witness said a teacher was struck in the head.
The fourth day of the fall term was underway when bullets tore into the classrooms of Umpqua Community College, adding that tranquil timber town to the grim roster of places whose histories are now permanently cast in terms of “before” and “after.”