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Feb 14, 2024
  • David Irwin

Financial Aid Update – February 2024

We know our incoming students are excited about joining Pirate Nation and can’t wait to welcome them this fall. We also understand that the nationwide delays in financial aid may be...

Oct 19, 2023
  • Jules Norwood

ECU students launch startup ideas for entrepreneurship challenge

More than 70 teams participated in the first round of the seventh annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, competing for $170,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the East Carolina University College of...

Oct 03, 2023
  • Ken Buday

ECU student receives $20k from MrBeast during campus walk

East Carolina University student Jack Costello had a good reason to hang up on his girlfriend — 20,000 of them to be exact. “I told her, ‘I think that’s MrBeast....

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Sep 19, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU remains a top college in 2024 U.S. News rankings

East Carolina University is a top five school in North Carolina in best public schools and top 10 in the state in all national university categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges...

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Aug 11, 2023
  • Doug Boyd

ECU Renovations Elevating Learning, Research & Campus Life

The beep-beep of loaders, the rumbles of diesel engines and the whir of power tools have been steady reminders during the summer of construction work going on at East Carolina University....

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Mar 15, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Alternative Spring Break Experiences

Sarah Elliott, Claire Mack and Tete Narh-Mensah spent last week at the coast, not an uncommon destination for East Carolina University students on spring break. The difference was their objective — they...

Jan 25, 2023

ECU, UNC School of Pharmacy establish early assurance program

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the No. 1 pharmacy school in the country, and East Carolina University have established an early assurance program. This partnership means current and incoming ECU students...

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Nov 16, 2022

MrBeast To Partner With ECU

East Carolina University and MrBeast are announcing an exclusive partnership aimed at developing a credentialing program to help solve the creator industry’s growing demand for a skilled workforce pipeline. Valued by Fast Company...

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Nov 02, 2022
  • Jamie Smith

First Global Fellows Cohort

East Carolina University welcomed its first group undergraduate students to the Global Fellows program this fall. Twenty-four students were selected for the program designed to help develop leaders in our increasingly global world...

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Sep 12, 2022
  • Michael Rudd

Isley Innovation Hub Opens

In 2017, Van and Jennifer Isley gave a $2 million gift to establish a place where East Carolina University students can have “creative collisions,” which produce innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship...