UNC system unveiled its new logo Wednesday. Photo courtesy of UNC system.

UNC system happenings for Jan. 30, 2018

N.C. State students take an unusual approach to their solar vehicle competition, astronaut Christina Koch keeps busy as she awaits her first mission, and an ECU professor combines economics, farming and the environment.


East Carolina University

Location: Greenville, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1907

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 26,887

Undergraduate enrollment: 21,508

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2011): 15,320

Acceptance Rate: 73.4 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2010): 31 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,143

Sports nickname: Pirates

Website: www.ecu.edu

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Meet the new ECU

 East Carolina University’s new look is due in part to Chancellor Cecil Staton – and the university’s growing national acclaim. 


UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South. 


ECU’s medical school battles budget cuts

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine isn’t likely to close in the next five years as ECU’s chancellor remarked in early February — but financial hardships remain a problem for the school as budget cuts pile up.