Students working on ECU's student newspaper, The East Carolinian, have a new advisor to work with for now. ECU announced Frank Barrows will serve as interim advisor. Barrows is the former managing editor of the Charlotte Observer newspaper. He's also a Pulitzer Prize winner.
“We continue to show our support for our students at The East Carolinian and providing a skilled, trusted resource to advise them has been a high priority,” said Dr. Virginia Hardy, vice chancellor for student affairs.
A news release from ECU says Barrows will serve in a consultant advisory role that oversees the day-to-day publication and online needs of students with The East Carolinian newspaper. He begins work February 6.
Barrows fills the void left by Paul Isom, who lost his position a few months after the newspaper published uncensored photos of the man who ran naked across the football field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. It happened during a halftime show of a football game while a salute to the military was underway.
The accused streaker, John Seiglenger, is schedule to appear in court in Pitt County on February 27.
You can read the full press release from ECU about Frank Barrows by clicking the link below.