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Jun 14, 2018
  • Angela Todd


All forms of tobacco use will be prohibited within 100 feet of buildings on East Carolina University’s main campus and everywhere on its health sciences campus under a new tobacco...

ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton, along with presidents and representatives from 14 eastern North Carolina community colleges, signed a co-admission agreement during a ceremony on June 5. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jun 06, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


East Carolina University and 14 community colleges in the surrounding region have signed a co-admission agreement designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative degree completion program....

ECU surgeons conduct POEM procedure at Vidant Medical Center. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 17, 2018
  • Rob Spahr


Eating is one of the basic functions of life, but something that is often not possible for the approximately 200,000 U.S. residents living with achalasia. The rare disorder occurs when...

Apr 11, 2018
  • ECU News Services


Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration, will be the speaker for East Carolina University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. McMahon’s visit...

Mar 15, 2018
  • Jeannine Manning Hutson

Dave Hart named special advisor for athletics at ECU

Former East Carolina University Director of Athletics Dave Hart has been named special advisor to the chancellor for athletics, Chancellor Cecil Staton announced today. Hart, who was recognized in 2008...

Students worked in shallow water to document and map the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck.
Jan 31, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


With little to go on but fragments of oral history and the scant clues they could glean from a decaying steel hull, a team of East Carolina University maritime studies...

The $60-million Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Southside Renovation capital campaign includes the construction of a southside tower resulting in the creation of 1,000 premium seats.
Jan 12, 2018
  • Doug Boyd


ECU and Pirate Club leaders and donors gathered on a drizzly Thursday afternoon to celebrate construction at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and other athletic facilities that will improve experiences for student-athletes and...

ECU’s online programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News.
Jan 09, 2018
  • Crystal Baity


Online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing at East Carolina University have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The...