When East Carolina University employee Anthony Thomas saw the call for participants in a blood pressure treatment study on the university’s website, he figured he was a good candidate.
Fans of professional sports teams would not have noticed anything out of the ordinary at Milan Puskar Stadium’s concession stands on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon. Domestic and imported beer, wine and a hard cider advertised as gluten-free were all for sale during West Virginia’s football game against Maryland.
According to researchers at East Carolina University, the Fleetwing ship wreck in Garrett Bay is changing. For three weeks in September, graduate students of the college’s Maritime Studies program and their director Bradley A. Rodgers, Ph.D., spent a majority of their time underwater documenting how the wreck has evolved from calculations taken years ago.
During the past few years I have watched hundreds of my friends graduate from ECU. Watching this happen first hand has been particularly bittersweet. I am happy for their successes in college and the bright futures that I know that they have, but what has saddened me has been watching them take their talents to other parts of the state.