Faculty Strike Throws Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Colleges Into ‘Organized Chaos’ | Chronicle of Higher Education

The last five times that the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and its faculty union tried to hash out a new collective-bargaining agreement, the union had voted to authorize a strike. Once it set a strike date. But in each of those instances, the two sides managed to come to an agreement. This time they weren’t so lucky. After months of negotiations failed to result in a new agreement, the union rejected the system officials’ final offer and declared a strike early Wednesday

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After U-Md. students propose a new way to pay for sexual-assault investigations, school agrees to hire more staff | The Washington Post

After student government voted to impose a student fee to raise money to improve the University of Maryland’s ability to handle claims of campus sexual assault — an apparently unprecedented move, according to several national experts — university leaders have agreed to hire more staff to address the problem.

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Hurricane reponse subject of special commissioners meeting | The Daily Reflector

The board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. At that meeting, East Carolina University professor Tracy Tuten is scheduled to discuss concealed carry laws. Tuten made headlines earlier this month when she announced she was going to carry a gun on campus in response to members of ECU’s marching band kneeling during a performance of the national anthem. Tuten did not follow through after ECU police contacted her and said carrying a gun on campus was a violation of North Carolina statute.

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ECU, PCC to reopen; Public schools deliberating | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are planning to resume classes, and Pitt County Schools is calling back teachers, but challenges from Hurricane Matthew continue. Classes will resume at East Carolina University Tuesday, according to an ECU Alert sent Friday afternoon. Employees will be under Condition 1 of the UNC System Adverse Weather Policy from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Monday.

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The Outer Banks Hospital partners with Vidant, Brody for emergency services | The Daily Reflector

Vidant Medical Group and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University on Oct. 1 began providing emergency medicine services at The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. “Connecting The Outer Banks Hospital to the Brody School of Medicine along with Vidant Medical Group was an easy decision,” Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital, said. “Our residents and visitors will now have access to decades of emergency medicine experience and high-quality local providers that live here and are part of our community.”

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ECU Notes: Student-run physical therapy clinic aids training, patient care | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University physical therapy students are gaining valuable career experience and improving access to care for patients through a new, student-run clinic. Launched in July, the clinic is a partnership with ECU Physicians’ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. It’s an extension of the patient-focused, interdisciplinary care that is taught across ECU health sciences programs, said Dr. Christine Lysaght, clinical assistant professor in physical therapy.

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