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Oct 16, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports. Earlier...

Dr. Crystal Chambers, left, meets with doctoral student Hank Bowen to discuss his research project. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 11, 2018
  • Crystal Baity


An East Carolina University faculty member who has received a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship will study how students from rural areas across the United States make decisions about college. Dr....

East Carolina University faculty members Len Annetta, from left, Matt Militello, Charity Cayton and College of Education Dean Grant Hayes recently announced that the college secured a five-year, $9.8 million grant to study the effects of leadership in K-12 school systems. (Photo by Matt Smith)
Oct 10, 2018
  • Matt Smith


A group of East Carolina University researchers studying the effects of school leadership has secured a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The study is led...

Justin Spears (left), Scott Andrews, Tom Daniel, Jenny Sutton and Chris Denton in front of the new Main Campus Student Center.
Oct 08, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


Tom Daniel has been working in construction for decades, but his latest project is by far the closest to his heart. Daniel, a ’92 and ’11 alumnus, is a senior...

Dr. Jon Kornegay discusses the challenges Duplin County faced during Hurricane Florence. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 28, 2018
  • Rob Spahr


When Hurricane Florence brought devastation to the Carolinas, students, faculty and alumni from the Brody School of Medicine made sure they were in position to serve the region’s patients and...

Makayla Harris (left), Madison Weeks and Erin Mackey are the current Gordon Darragh scholarship recipients. Their four-year scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and emphasizes leadership development. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 21, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


A lesser-known scholarship at East Carolina University valued at up to $100,000 aims to attract high achieving students on par with North Carolina State’s Park Scholarship and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship...

Holly Pittard, second-year Brody School of Medicine student, unloads water from an SUV at the Walter B. Jones Center in Pitt County. (ECU Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 19, 2018
  • Jules Norwood
  • Rob Spahr


Hurricane Florence made a sharp left turn as it made landfall in southeastern North Carolina, sparing Greenville from the worst of its fury. Now, Pirates are responding, banding together to...

ECU alumnus Todd Burdick of Garner unloads food he brought Tuesday, Sept. 18, for university relief efforts as ECU junior Davis Basden and Sharon Paynter of ECU’s Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement assist. Burdick works for a commercial food broker. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 18, 2018
  • Doug Boyd


East Carolina University has set up a recovery operations center for those affected by Hurricane Florence and created a website where individuals and businesses may request assistance and the ECU...

Members of the ECU Board of Trustees toured the College of Nursing and the College of Allied Health, including this simulated operating room. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 07, 2018
  • ECU News Services


During its regular meeting on Sept. 6-7, the East Carolina University Board of Trustees received an update on enrollment numbers for the 2018-2019 academic year. Total enrollment is 28,718 students,...

ECU Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Jarmichael Harris and Ashton Fisher sort through items donated to the Purple Pantry while stocking the shelves at the Center for Counseling and Student Development. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Sep 05, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


College students have plenty to stress about — from exams and grades to their futures and the minefield of social life on campus. One stress they don’t need is wondering...