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28484
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Eastern North Carolina is welcoming new businesses with the latest workforce training, improved transportation, and expanded foreign trade zones. The developments in Eastern North Carolina, especially in education in Greenville, NC at Pitt Community College and East Carolina University are detailed.
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40323
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Chancellor Cecil Staton’s vision was to continue bringing ECU to a nationally prominent university status. Forwarding ECU to that status were initiatives such as expanding the Department of Public Health into the School of Public Health and doubling the amount of external funding for research.
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26911
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College towns often have a difficult relationship between the university and the community. In Greenville, however, many people are connected to the university in some way, making it a lively place. Public art, unique restaurants, and more make Greenville unique, according to author Liza Wieland.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 12, May 2016, p58-67, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27145
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Margaret Spellings, a former G.W. Bush administration secretary of education, is the newly appointed president of the University of North Carolina system. Last month, she made Cecil Staton, a five-term Republican member of the Georgia Senate, chancellor of East Carolina University.
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East Carolina University football fans are energetic, loyal, and don’t back down. Their fans feel like their team, the town of Greenville, and East Carolina University all have something to prove. The football fans of East Carolina are profiled and detail why they love their football team.
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40069
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The UNC system’s longest serving chancellor helped yield ECU’s status as a major public university. His transformative leadership style and alignment of personal and university values help yield academic, architectural, and athletic accomplishments. Accomplishments taking place during his tenure include establishing the School of Dental Medicine; building Gateway Residence Hall; joining the American Athletic Conference.
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40078
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Tenth Street and Dickinson Avenue’s railroad track offers no apparent evidence of its longstanding connection and importance to East Carolina University. However, it, part of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, served as a major transportation hub when ECU was East Carolina College. In fact, the presence of this railroad company was a reason for Greenville becoming the site for what began as East Carolina Teacher’s Training School.
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36115
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A subject almost one hundred and fifty years old found a newer audience through Gerald Prokopowicz podcasts, Civil War Talk Radio. The stereotypical dry, dull history lecture didn’t apply in this case, due to his Siskel and Ebert style discourse.
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36114
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Among ECU’s famous firsts was Fletcher Residence Hall, the first campus building to have elevators. The building, opening in 1964, was named for novelist Inglis Fletcher. It attained the nickname “skyscraper dorm” from being the tallest building in Northeastern North Carolina at that time. The seven story building remained the highest high-rise until its residential neighbor, ten story White Residence Hall, opened in 1968.
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36113
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1932 was marked by financial hardship for the United States, with East Carolina Teachers College feeling the financial pain just as keenly. The administration’s response: an unanimously voted pay cut, which kept campus open during the summer. This decision reflected an ongoing commitment to its students.
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25570
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Last spring, East Carolina lost $102 million in state funding over four years. Although academic departments have had to tighten their belts, programs are identifying degrees that promote growth for the future.
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36107
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The Jazz Age was also known for the popularity of sports on college campuses. ECTTS was no exception, with popularity so great that two leagues were created, the Athenians and Olympians. Though the 1970s became known as ECU’s Golden Age of Sports, another golden age can be perceived in the League’s two decades' dominance in campus sports.
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36112
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In the midst of celebrating ECTC’s twenty fifth anniversary was mourning the death of its first president, Robert Wright. In the midst of mourning, there was a remembrance of ECTC’s accomplishments: becoming a four year college that offered graduate studies; increasing its faculty from 12 to 90; increasing its student body from 175 to more than a 1000. In the midst of mourning was also a remembrance of how its first president helped them come to pass.
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36109
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The Daily Reflector donated 80,000 photos, taken between 1949-1967, to Joyner Library. Among the photos, also digitized, were ones accessible outside of library walls. This was possible through Greenville in the 20th Century, a book written by an ECU history professor and two Joyner librarians.
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36108
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Another aspect common in college campus life experienced its genesis at ECU in the late 1930s, when twenty students formed the first school band. When it came to uniforms, support was found in the stands and out, with money raised from a rise in tuition.