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April 09, 2019

The idea of foreign aid being an investment for the U.S. can be a challenging concept to understand. Why would aid be an investment? Globally, over 3 billion people are living in poverty; 95 percent of U.S. consumers live outside the U.S.

These facts become even more significant when U.S. foreign…

April 08, 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,…

April 08, 2019

There is an ongoing battle in the North Carolina legislature over whether to criminalize female genital mutilation. Why a battle? The mutilation of girls’ genitals defies all standards of humanity and cries out as a hideous violation of human rights according to the United Nations and World…

April 07, 2019

I was delighted to see the comments by ECU Provost Ron Mitchelson in his “First Monday” publication recently distributed to university officials and other stakeholders. His letter praised the partnership between the City of Greenville and ECU and its importance in growing the university…

April 06, 2019

Last week, Beaufort County District Attorney Seth Edwards refused to bring charges against a Washington, N.C., police officer who killed Cedrick Pritchard by shooting him twice in the back while he was running away on Oct. 29, 2018.

Every time a family and their community grieve the loss of a loved…

April 04, 2019

Bills often have names that hide their true purpose, such as the Military Base Protection Act, which would prohibit new wind farms in eastern North Carolina, ostensibly to protect military aviation.

The bill’s sponsors in the N.C. Senate want you to believe they are “protecting”…

April 03, 2019

The recent announced resignation of Chancellor Cecil Staton provides opportunities for the community at-large to review and offer comments related to the chancellor’s search process. Bill Roper, the UNC system’s interim president, pointed out in his statement to The Daily Reflector that…

April 01, 2019

Sometimes we tend to focus on what is wrong with government and how it does not fit our individual needs. We like to protest and shout from rooftops the wrongs and yet tend to be silent on the wins because it was not by my party or my candidate.

We sometimes focus on what is wrong with government…

March 31, 2019

This is alarming!

The Trump administration and acting EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler (a former coal industry lobbyist), have put forth a proposal that could have devastating effects on the waters of the U.S. and specifically here in North Carolina where we have 12,210 square miles of watersheds.…

March 30, 2019

On March 13, I was witness to what may be the worst abuse of power by some members of a North Carolina government entity that I have ever seen.

Five of the nine members of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted to close the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers above the ferry docks at Bayview/Aurora and…

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