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NCAA Reasserts Jurisdiction In Rejection Of UNC-Chapel Hill Arguments PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:03
The NCAA has told UNC-Chapel Hill its arguments asserting that the athletic association has no jurisdiction in a bogus classes scandal is " without merit.”
In released documents to the raleigh News and Observer,  the NCAA contends that UNC's “willful violations” and “blatant disregard” for NCAA regulations allow it to pursue a case beyond a four-year statute of limitations. The NCAA also said that the extent of the misconduct didn’t become known until 2014.
“The new information provided, for the first time, a complete picture of the athletics department’s preferential access to anomalous AFRI/AFAM courses and, in some cases, how it used those courses to retain NCAA academic eligibility for student-athletes,” the NCAA’s enforcement staff said. “This access provided student-athletes with advantages that other students simply did not have.”
The case has prompted a rare preliminary hearing by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions set for Friday in Indianapolis. The hearing is closed to the public. The hearing will determine whether the NCAA has the legal grounds under its regulations to pursue a case against UNC over the fake classes. 
Various investigations found 18 years of fake classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. More than 3,100 students took at least one of the classes, with athletes making up roughly half of that group despite representing less than 4 percent of the student body.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:14
Hurricane Matthew Blows ECU-Navy Game To November PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:24
 The American Athletic Conference football game between Navy and East Carolina, originally set to be played this Thursday night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 because of flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew.
The impending crest of the Tar River is expected to impact Greenville and surrounding counties with deteriorating and dangerous travel conditions likely through late Saturday.
"Based on the latest information and projections we have received regarding the rising water level and subsequent adverse travel conditions in eastern North Carolina the remainder of the week, we feel it is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved," ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said. "We are thankful for our colleagues at the U.S. Naval Academy for their compassion and understanding to assist us with this situation. Additionally, we are appreciative of American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco and his staff for their support throughout this process."
Both ECU and Navy have Nov. 19 as an open date on its schedule, making the logistics of moving the contest possible. All tickets to Thursday night's previously scheduled game between the Pirates and Midshipmen will be honored on Nov. 19. A specific kickoff time and any television broadcast information for the mid-November matchup will be announced when it becomes available.
Potential schedule change announcements involving other ECU athletic teams will be released when finalized.
ECU Cancels Classes Due To Damage From Hurricane Matthew PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:14
Catastrophic flooding continues in Greenville, Pitt County and eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. East Carolina University will not hold classes for the remainder of the week. 
For employees: Given the exceptional nature of this weather event, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings has granted ECU permission to enact Condition 3 closure, according to the UNC system's Adverse Weather and Emergency Event policy. The Condition 3 closure is retroactive to the beginning of the day, Monday Oct. 10, and will remain in effect until further notice. 
Students should not return to campus and Greenville until further notice. Many roads are impassible and others are expected to close.
ECU has established a call center at 252-737-5100 for students, parents and employees who have non-emergency questions post-Hurricane Matthew. It will be staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for as long as needed. On Twitter, use #ECUMatthew with questions.
ECU Physicians clinics will be open on a limited basis for the rest of the week. Patients and employees should call 252-744-5080 or 1-800-745-5181 for details. School of Dental Medicine clinics will be open on a limited basis, for emergency patients and for patients who can safely come in for their confirmed appointments.
For updated information from the City of Greenville, including mandatory evacuation areas along the Tar River, visit www.greenvillenc.gov . For updated traffic information, consult the N.C. Department of Transportation website: www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel .
ECU administrators will continue to work with city, county and state officials to gather more information about the condition of streets and roads coming into Greenville. The Tar River is expected to crest at more than 6 feet above major flood stage early Wednesday. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:28
ECU Medical School Honored By Family Physician Academy PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:35
Governor Pat McCrory congratulated the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University today for being ranked one of the top five medical schools in the country for its high percentage of graduates pursuing family medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Brody School of Medicine ranked fourth on this year's list and was the only school in the Southeast to make the top five.
"Congratulations to the Brody School of Medicine on achieving this national recognition," said Governor McCrory. "East Carolina University and the Brody School are helping to lead the way in preparing students for careers, especially in training much needed primary care physicians. The investments we have made in the Brody School of Medicine and East Carolina University will continue to build on this progress for future generations." 
The 2015-17 budget signed by Governor McCrory provided an additional $16 million in new funding to support medical education at the Brody School of Medicine.
In addition to the budget allocation, East Carolina University will benefit from the Connect NC bond. Proposed by the governor and overwhelmingly approved by the voters in March, the Connect NC bond will provide $90 million for a new, state-of-the-art Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building at East Carolina University. Additionally, nearby Pitt Community College will receive $8.3 million from Connect NC for new construction and upgrades on campus.
State Budget Director Andrew Heath visited East Carolina University yesterday on behalf of Governor McCrory to tour the Health Sciences Campus  and discuss the state’s investments in the university and the Brody School of Medicine. Director Heath joined Dr. Nicholas Benson, Interim Dean of the Brody School of Medicine, for the campus tour, including the robotic surgery center.

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