Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

Letter to the Editor: Protest with knowledge | The Daily Reflector

Martin Luther King Jr. protested. He did not get on his knees. He made speeches. He was able to articulate his opinions so that those he wished to bring about change would understand his concerns. Others who followed have been unable to reach out to people. There are leaders and there are agitators. Leaders get things done. Agitators deepen gulfs.

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Greenville homes inspected after flooding | WNCT

Since Hurricane Matthew hit eastern North Carolina nearly two weeks ago, Greenville chief building inspector Leslie Everett has inspected hundreds of homes and businesses. The Dockside apartment complex near the Greenway is his last stop. Everett said no water got into the apartments because they’re high on stilts, but he still wants residents to be cautiou

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‘Long time coming’: GTAC construction to begin soon | The Daily Reflector

The construction of a transportation center in downtown Greenville is scheduled to begin as early as next month and should be operational by the end of 2017, the city’s public works director said Thursday. The Greenville City Council during its meeting on Thursday awarded a construction contract for the Greenville Transportation Activity Center (GTAC) on Bonners Lane.

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Letter to the Editor: Students’ rights trampled | The Daily Reflector

I’m proud to have two masters degrees from East Carolina University. However, the decision to insist that Marching Pirates members stand and play the National Anthem without offering them the choice to “take a knee” and play is insulting to the band members and everyone who cherishes their freedom to protest peacefully.

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Universities Are Churning Out the Next Generation of Higher Ed Bureaucrats | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

The number of non-academic administrators at colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, far outpacing the growth in students and faculty. According to a report from the American Institutes for Research, between 2000 and 2012 the average ratio of full-time faculty and staff per administrator declined 40 percent, to around 2.5 to 1.

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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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