It didn’t bring higher education to its knees. But an effort to raise awareness about the disparity in conditions for full- and part-time faculty, “National Adjunct Walkout Day,” did make its point Wednesday — more often by word of mouth than by people actually refusing to teach a class.
Administrators for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University say the state must increase funding for the medical school so it can keep cranking out family doctors for rural North Carolina and so its clinics can continue to treat Eastern North Carolina residents, especially those who can’t afford to pay.
East Carolina University’s millennial campus concept reinforces its role as an ever-expanding economic engine for Greenville and the region. The university’s eye toward additional properties to the west of its main campus creates more exciting redevelopment possibilities for downtown Greenville along with the potential for job growth.
On Friday, the ECU Board of Trustees voted unanimously to transition the name of Charles B. Aycock from its current location on the wall of a residence hall into a future “Heritage Hall,” where he and other figures from ECU history can be presented and interpreted in detail, for better or worse. The Board also recommended some form of required study of the history of ECU for all students.