ECU Celebrates Dental School Construction

East Carolina University held a ceremony Friday to celebrate the "topping out" of the new dental school currently under construction.

Officials broke ground on the dental school in 2008, and the building is due to open next spring. Friday's topping out ceremony marks when the last beam is placed at the top of a building.

The state and ECU have continued to find money to fund the new dental school despite budget cuts from the state. This year, ECU is facing a $49 million budget cut.

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  • by pp Location: gv on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:57 AM
    I know what I know, you do cannot.
  • by ECU WORKER Location: Greenville on Jul 16, 2011 at 03:30 AM
    party pooper... You might have "heard" otherwise, but you have made it obvious that you do not "know." There are zero entertainment expenses on state appropriations.
  • by party pooper Location: greenville on Jul 16, 2011 at 01:43 AM
    To ECU worker. I know otherwise.
  • by tooth teller on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    This school was a huge waste of tax payer money and built on a false premise that sold well to the uninformed public to benefit state politicos and ecu. The tax payers got ripped off as making unc-ch bigger would have been WAY cheaper and doing some state supported clinics. Search the beufort observer for a great story explaining the rip off job this school is for the tax payers. Keep in mind there is no shortage of dentists; only a shortage of FREE dental work, which will not ever happen. The demlibs strike again with their sounds good---spend money propaganda/lies to help them selves and fool the useful idiots.
  • by ECU WORKER Location: Greenville on Jul 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    A reply to "party pooper" and "ECU student"... Funds for athletics and entertainment come from donations and gifts to the university (Pirate Club, etc) and are completely separate from the state budget it receives. In fact, those types of expenditures are explicitly prohibited on state funds. Reducing those costs would not have any impact on personnel and operating costs funded by the state.
  • by bababooey Location: greenville on Jul 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    @DS1...yea, but none of them can afford to go to the dentist lol
  • by DS1 on Jul 15, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    GOOD! There are plenty of people in Eastern NC with some nasty teeth.
  • by FeFiFOFUm Location: yep on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    We are so broke as a State.....But we are building everywhere (state funded building), the State politicians must be getting great under the table kickbacks. NC...Record broke......NC.....Record Building......go figure
  • by ECU student on Jul 15, 2011 at 05:41 AM
    I think the best way to save money for the university would be to defund the womens basketball team. No one goes to the games and they are a bunch of thugs tarnishing the university anyway.
  • by party pooper Location: greenville on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    ECU will cut personnel anddepartmental budgets but not their party funds. A very interesting investigative report for WITN would be the cost of the "gala" and other entertainment expenses incurred by ECU administrators.

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