Editorial: Fund greenway | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Editorial: Fund greenway | Daily Reflector

The bond proposal approved by Greenville city council members is to allocate: $8 million for road improvements and enhancements, $1.75 million for 10th Street Connector-related enhancements, $1.95 million for West Fifth Street streetscape, $1.4 million for sidewalk improvements, and $750,000 for the Eastside Greenway.

Mercer calls test mayoral waters | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Mercer calls test mayoral waters | Daily Reflector

Calvin Mercer has filed documents with his employer, East Carolina University, that were approved by the Board of Trustees indicating he was considering challenging Thomas for the mayoral seat. But Mercer remains mum on what position on the City Council he will be running for in November.

Learning to spend wisely | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
Learning to spend wisely | Daily Reflector

Why is personal finance so important? I am usually asked this question by a 20-year-old East Carolina University student, so I know that the intended question is usually, “I know that personal finance is important, but can you give me some good examples so I can learn from your mistakes?”

U of M’s handling of drug study suicide earns an ‘F’ among peers | Daily Reflector

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Apr 272015
 
U of M's handling of drug study suicide earns an 'F' among peers | Daily Reflector

Kenneth DeVille, chief institutional integrity officer in East Carolina University’s division of health sciences, says the University of Minnesot drug-trial suicide case contains many ethical concerns — such as patient coercion, safety of the study’s design, and the U’s response to concerns over Markingson’s safety — that his students could easily understand.

University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars | News & Observer

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Apr 272015
 
University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars | News & Observer

Jerry Falwell credits his famous father for laying a solid academic foundation for Liberty University’s extraordinary growth, and it’s a formula he’s followed and built on as president of the evangelical Christian university.

Now faculty are suing Sweet Briar, too | Washington Post

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Apr 272015
 
Now faculty are suing Sweet Briar, too | Washington Post

A group of more than 50 Sweet Briar College faculty members filed a lawsuit Friday hoping to stop the college from firing them and closing. They argued that closure would be a breach of contract, that the financial crisis cited as the reason for closing did not, in fact, exist, and they are seeking more than $40 million in damages for the irreparable harm they claim they would suffer if it did.

Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market | New York Times

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Apr 272015
 
Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market | New York Times

About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and only 40 percent are working in law firms, compared with 60 percent from the class a decade earlier. To pay the bills, the 2010 graduates have taken on a variety of jobs, some that do not require admission to the bar; others have struck out on their own with solo practices. Most of the graduates have substantial student debt.