Elizabeth City State University extends sincere sympathy to our University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill peers and our peers in higher education, Auburn University,
at the recent, tragic loss of students Eve Carson, the UNC Chapel Hill student body
president, and Lauren Burk, a freshman at Auburn University.
Academicians are united in the cause of educating students, positively influencing
society and propelling humans to accomplish the superior feats only their cognitive
minds can ponder. The tragic loss of our beloved members of the academic community
has changed all of us forever. In the words of the famous poet, Emily Dickinson, "May
our tears be but heavenly showers to our souls."