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Tuesday October 19th

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



The Board of Governors' Nov. 9, 2018 meeting included remarks from Margaret Spellings on her announcement to resign as UNC-system president, a public comment session on Silent Sam and a grant supporting adult students. 

Shakeup at ECU after videos reveal more about interim Chancellor's night out

East Carolina University's former interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach was put on administrative leave after photos of him drinking with students at a Greenville, North Carolina bar popped up on social media in late September. The situation escalated when leaked videos emerged that showed Gerlach getting into his car and haphazardly driving away on the night in question. After a repeated incident last weekend where Gerlach was photographed partying in local bars, he resigned, and the search for a new ECU chancellor has begun.

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N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

UNC system happenings for April 16, 2018

The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University.  Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."

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