When a Chancellor Blocks a Student on Twitter | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Twitter has been both a blessing and a burden for college presidents and chancellors. Some, like the University of Cincinnati’s president, Santa J. Ono, can attract tens of thousands of Twitter followers and use that following to promote their institutions. Others, like R. Bowen Loftin, before his resignation last fall as the University of Missouri at Columbia’s chancellor, have attempted to engage with concerned students over Twitter during times of crisis.

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Partnership Between ECU and NC State Teams Could Bring New Cancer Treatment to Market | UNC System

Imagine receiving the news that you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer. But rather than having to face the prospect of surgery or other traditional cancer treatments, the physician instead prescribes a topical skin cream that is tumor-cell selective. That scenario may be a reality in a few short years. Faculty members conducting groundbreaking research at East Carolina University were awarded a patent in April for a metabolic product of arachidonoyl ethanolamide, or AEA, called 15deoxy, delta 12, 14 prostaglandin J2-ethanolamide, abbreviated to 15dPMJ2.The research team is led by Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, associate professor and Graduate Program Director of pharmacology & toxicology.

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U-Va., answering critic, says it is committed to ‘affordable excellence’ | The Washington Post

The University of Virginia remains steadfast in its long-time commitment to providing an affordable, accessible and world-class education to all qualified students. The university’s innovative Affordable Excellence model ensures that U-Va. will remain affordable to all citizens of the commonwealth while enabling the university to make important investments that support U-Va.’s strategic plan, the Cornerstone Plan.

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Opinion: Why should rich universities get huge property tax exemptions? | The Washington Post

Fifty-six private universities in the United States have endowments of more than $1 billion. Concentrations of wealth that big periodically attract the attention of state legislators and Congress because they can avoid federal, state and local taxes. Congress last sought to address this issue in 2008, but the effort was derailed by the Great Recession.

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Staton’s vision: New chancellor begins work to advance ECU | The Daily Reflector

Chancellor Cecil Staton wants to make East Carolina University the next great national university. Staton became ECU’s 11th chancellor when he took office on Friday. He said in an interview Wednesday that he wants to raise the university’s profile through increased fundraising and research while maintaining the focus on student success for which ECU is known.

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Search process begins for new ECU police chief | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University has initiated the search process for a new police chief to replace outgoing Chief Gerald Lewis Jr. Lewis is resigning to take a position as head of public safety at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His last day at ECU will be July 20. Lewis said he notified the university on Friday of his intention to resign.

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Opinion: Former Rector Helen Dragas: What U-Va. needs is less privatization, more public accountability | The Washington Post

Regular citizens here and around the world are expressing disapproval of their lack of control over crushing policies made by the disconnected elite. With national student loan debt exceeding $1.3 trillion, American students and families must feel frustrations similar to those vented across the Atlantic in the recent Brexit vote.

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