Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

Clark family provides $900,000 Gift in support of Dowdy-Ficklen renovation | WITN

The successful progress of the $55-million Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Southside Renovation Campaign continues. East Carolina University Athletics and the ECU Pirate Club are proud to announce a $900,000 leadership commitment from the Clark family of Greenville. The gift supports the renovation project, targeted to be completed by the fall of 2018.

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Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules | The Washington Post

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) scored a victory Thursday with the state supreme court ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin (R) lacks the authority to slash public university budgets without the threat of a shortfall, five months after the prosecutor filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the governor.

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U. Kentucky is suing its student newspaper, trying to block sexual assault reporting | The Washington Post

The University of Kentucky is suing the school’s independent student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, in an effort to block the release of records related to a sexual assault investigation on campus, a rare move that the university says is necessary to protect victims’ private and confidential information.

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Days might be numbered for one of the nation’s largest college accreditors | The Washington Post

The Department of Education is standing by an independent advisory board vote to bar one of the largest national accreditation agencies from serving as the gatekeeper between colleges and billions of dollars in federal financial aid, setting the stage for a protracted fight with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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New rankings: Oxford takes a turn as ‘top’ global university | The Washington Post

It’s hard to beat the cachet of the University of Oxford in the world of English-speaking academia. With a history tracing to the 12th century, or even a few years earlier, the venerable institution counts among its alumni poets from John Donne to W.H. Auden, as well as dozens of British prime ministers and Nobel laureates.

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