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Monday, April 8, 2019

Calvin Mercer’s ideas published in his newsletter about a new process for finding and recruiting a chancellor for ECU resonated w/me.

I retired as associate professor from ECU after 27 years as tenured/tenure track faculty who served on more than a dozen search committees, including one search for chairman of my department.

I am convinced that expensive national searches conducted by pay-per-search agencies can be transformed by a new perspective on how those searches are conducted.

Mercer’s suggestions represent a good place to start developing guidelines for a new process.

Sandra Tawake

Greenville

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May 26, 2019

What is going on with Sen. Lindsey Graham?

Graham — a lawyer, former prosecutor, longtime senator, steadfast friend to the late John McCain, and the current chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee — has emerged from his former Republican cocoon, transformed into a Trump sycophant…

May 25, 2019

We were strong and loyal to our Uncle Sam, so we picked up our rifles and we went to Viet Nam.

Can’t say for sure who was right or wrong; it’s all pretty blurry and it’s been so long.

But one thing’s certain, though we didn’t run, we hated that war more than anyone.

We…

May 24, 2019

A recent column cites opposition to an anti-choice bill to claim that North Carolina Democrats are “rejecting moderates” yet ignores the party’s priorities, recent accomplishments, and the attacks on reproductive rights happening across the South.

Last year, on our Rural NC…

May 23, 2019

I would like to say thank you to the staff at Lake Forest Elementary School of Pitt County. Thank you so much for your dedication to the students there and “Creating Lifelong Learners.”

Can you even imagine a world without teachers like Ms. Williams, the kindergarten teacher and the…

May 23, 2019

Should we make it against the law for men to have vasectomies? Oh, that's right. It's men making the decisions (about women's bodies). Maybe the government needs to outlaw Viagra. That should eliminate some pregnancies. Perhaps our government should start litigating men's health care issues…

May 21, 2019

I have followed with interest your series on the opioid epidemic with which we are currently struggling. A major concern has to do with access to treatment. The standard of care for persons addicted to opioids is medication assisted treatment, a combination of medication, such as Buprenorphine or…

May 20, 2019

Behold: the father of lies is come. (John 8:44)

The Washington Post just announced that Trump has passed the 10,000 mark of provable lies. I have never seen as dishonest a bunch as every member of this administration.

Just look at Attorney General William Barr. He auditioned for his job by writing…

May 19, 2019

As a physician, I am interested in learning about cost-effective practices. Last year, I attended a conference where the speaker, a physician and chief cancer control officer of the American Cancer Society, spoke about screening tests for colon cancer. He spoke about a non-invasive testing method…

May 18, 2019

I read with great concern, shock and some anger your May 6 article entitled "New ECU leadership faces significant challenges." As an alum and North Carolina taxpayer, I believe ECU deserves better leadership.

Your article indicated ECU has seen a $60-70 million swing in cash flow since 2016 with a…

May 17, 2019

Like most people, I read Bless Your Heart to get a mild chuckle and an occasional feel good story. However, I found the comment in the third to the last entry in Saturday's column to be offensive: "Women who have abortions (with the exception of rape and incest) are women with no morals." In my…

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