Episode 43: COVID-19 Relief Dollars at Work: East Carolina University and the Greenville Community


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Aired May 20, 2021

The Department of Education recently released the latest round of emergency funds provided by what will likely be the final COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. Our guest this week is Philip Rogers, chancellor of East Carolina University (ECU) and former ACE senior vice president, who talks about how ECU has used federal pandemic relief to help students and the university at large, along with the surrounding community of Greenville.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

East Carolina University CARES Act Funding

East Carolina Coronavirus News and Updates

East Carolina University Student Emergency Funding

U.S. Department of Education Makes Available $36 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students and Institutions
Department of Education | May 11, 2021

Biden Ends Trump Ban on Pandemic Aid for Undocumented College Students
Politico | May 11, 2021

Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Programs
Federal Register | May 14, 2021

Nearly $40 Billion in Relief for Higher Education in Sight as Congress Nears Completion on COVID-19 Bill (March 8, 2021)

Higher Education Receives More Than $20 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Funding (Dec. 21, 2020)

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Allocates $14 Billion to Higher Education; Higher Education Community Says More Is Needed (March 30, 2020)

From the Introduction

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College and University Presidents Respond to COVID-19: 2021 Spring Term Survey, Part II


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