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Old Pirate

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If it were mine to change....


but it is not.

See the NC legislature for the reasons it isn't.

Ya'll do remember when Dr. Jenkins pushed so hard for University status that Lindsey Warren the then Speaker of the House thought he had an idea that would shut Dr. Jenkins up once and for all and silence him.

Here was the offer......"We can't just give East Carolina university status without giving it to all the other schools in the system.....it just wouldn't be fair, and when we do what have you gained; nothing!"

They really thought that would hush him up. Later in life I wound up in Goldsboro to live and got to know Mr. Warren fairly well before he died so one day while waiting in his law firms library for another another meeting he came by to speak which he often did and I asked him if that was really true.

He laughed and said....."absolutely, and Leo didn't blink and told me I could make Raleigh High a university if I wanted to as long as East Carolina was included. He then went straight to the N&O and told them what I said and the rest is history.....yes, it is true."

Changing the stated mission is reserved for the folks who fund it and that is the NC legislature. And the current form of it just doesn't understand higher education. They think it should be used to teach people what to think. Most of the world believes it should teach people to question everything around them. Obviously, they aren't on the same page with the rest of the world, but only they can change ECU's mission. But be prepared with your reply just in case they agree with some terms like they gave Leo. He didn't flinch and was well prepared.....all he wanted was to allow ECU to spread her wings......the world is bigger now figuratively than even when he was alive.

(In response to this post by SuperRegionalDreaming)

Posted: 03/02/2022 at 11:47AM



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If we aren't pursuing R1 status for ECU -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 09:46AM
  65 of 68 P5s are R1 -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 6:08PM
  Here is the status on current and future AAC members -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 5:46PM
  And how much more funding is required? ** -- charlie27858 03/02/2022 12:16PM
  Yes. "Rules for Radicals"_ standard handbook...lol -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 11:20AM
  Discerning fact from opinion -- ECU80Pirate 03/04/2022 5:16PM
  If that is true..... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 11:13AM
  If they would just teach and not try to influence!😎 -- Graybeardthepirate 03/02/2022 11:40AM
  This, please. ** -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 6:52PM
  Teach and not influence...... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 12:03PM
  Forcing political views-gender identity!😎 -- Graybeardthepirate 03/02/2022 1:21PM
  Yes, they have failed you when educated journalist majors -- greensboropirate 03/02/2022 11:26AM
  Yeah....thats what I thought. Crickets ** -- gvegaspirate 03/02/2022 10:23PM
  How much we putting on it? Hundo to my fave charity? ** -- gvegaspirate 03/02/2022 3:31PM
  Ragin Cajuns just achieved R1 status ** -- Bayou buc 03/02/2022 10:38AM
  Seems not to be holding back Wake much. ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 03/02/2022 11:14AM
  Baptist bank account ** -- ecupiratz 03/02/2022 1:01PM
  Absolutely -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 11:00AM
  Who knows.....but two things are known.... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 11:11AM
  Thats quite a conclusion or mayke Wake doesnt need the validation? ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 03/02/2022 11:16AM
  Memphis is R1. Others from future AAC -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 10:22AM
  Isnt that the stated mission? ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 03/02/2022 11:17AM
  Yes. -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 11:29AM
  Then change the mission and Med school resident requirement. ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 03/02/2022 11:32AM
  If it were mine to change.... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 11:47AM
  Serving the region is the mission. -- Hilby Pirates 03/02/2022 11:23AM
  Look at the med school admission requirements. NC residents only? -- SuperRegionalDreaming 03/02/2022 11:26AM
  Cecil Staton knew what was up. ** -- Pirate Stout 03/02/2022 10:52AM
  Exactly. That’s why he is no longer here. -- BlueSabre 03/02/2022 1:33PM
  I don't see Memphis -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 10:26AM
  Look again. It's under University of Memphis. ** -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 10:28AM
  I apologize..... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 10:29AM
  I agree...we need to be on that list -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 10:33AM
  You obviously missed my point -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 10:11AM
  So only the last couple of years? -- Kilby Island 03/02/2022 12:01PM
  UNC still ranked top 5-6 Public Universities -- DFWPirate 03/02/2022 11:47AM
  I prefer to ask.... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 10:37AM
  NC Legislature isn't the UNC Board of Governors. -- xflat 03/02/2022 10:40AM
  That is the funniest thing I have read this week... -- Old Pirate 03/02/2022 10:44AM
  Absolute inarguable truth. ** -- MidloHokie 03/02/2022 10:56PM
  You nailed it... ** -- Kave8991 03/02/2022 10:59AM
  I believe UNC-CH has a lot to say about that. -- xflat 03/02/2022 10:22AM

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