On October 18 of last year, Elon University broke ground on its new admissions center that is slated for completion in early 2015.
Global citizenship, civic engagement and diversity are broad and diluted words on the Elon University campus.
Elon University football head coach Rich Skrosky’s Twitter page often uses the phrase “embrace the grind.” This is a truly fitting mantra, not only for Elon football, but for the entire university.
The single-sex residence halls on campus — Smith, Carolina and West — have long been a part of the history of the university.
Laptops slamming closed in disgust, incessant complaining between friends, frantic emails to teachers and department heads and swear words ringing out across dorms are some of the side effects of class registration at Elon University.
Last week, North Carolina politics made national news. Again. As a general rule, when state politics hit the national scene, it’s only because something has gone horribly, desperately wrong.
“The world has become an idolator of this god called money.” Pope Francis spoke these words a week ago, in an off-script speech to 20,000 out-of-work, increasingly desperate men and women in Sardinia, off the coast of Italy.
Catapulted by its ambitious construction plans, determined academic initiatives and a revitalized campus and athletics, Elon University has risen through the ranks throughout the past two decades to sit deservedly as the No.
It’s no secret by now that changes are happening in the North Carolina education system. As part of a sweeping overhaul of public schools across the state, North Carolina teachers have seen their benefits slashed, numbers reduced and a whopping $500 million drained from the public education budget. In the last few months, 2,800 jobs have been cut from education, 850 of which were teaching positions.
As the school year starts and the Elon University campus comes to life, The Pendulum begins reporting on a number of local, national and world stories.
Right now, rising freshmen across the nation are hearing the same college advice from every ex-alum to ever step foot in a dorm: Talk to your professors, get along with your roommate, plan your time well, et cetera. But you’re not just coming to college, you’re coming to Elon University.
We’re all guilty of it. There are things about Elon University we’ve groaned about for four years, but looking back, we actually had it pretty good.
Last Thursday, Jeff Stein, senior adviser to the president, sent out an email containing Elon University’s Board of Trustees’ statement regarding Chick-fil-A’ s presence on campus.
Who doesn’t love a shout-out from @ElonGDIProblems addressing Jesus as “Everyone’s favorite GDI”? There are tons of anonymous Twitter accounts focused on Elon University’s campus culture, and, let’s face it, they’re witty and entertaining and we probably scroll a little slower when a tweet from @ElonConfessions appears on our feed. Last month, @Elon_Black_Prob tweeted, “Just because the professor mentioned diversity doesn’t mean you all stop writing typing and texting to look at the lone black person.” Two weeks ago, @TheElonGay tweeted, “Stop what you’re doing and go pet the cats/bunnies/puppies outside Moseley!
After news broke of a North Carolina resolution claiming the state can make its own laws regarding the establishment of religion — one that would question the federal government’s authority to decide what is constitutional — email inboxes overflowed with complaints, comment boards became saturated with concerned citizens and watercooler conversations were abuzz. At Elon University, many students were misled by the influx of media reports from credible media outlets and social media sources.
On March 8, the North Carolina Supreme Court made a decision that directly affects Elon University students.
A liberal arts education, an integral part of the American collegiate system, helps mold students into well-rounded, globally conscious citizens with a more complex understanding of society’s needs and challenges.
Leadership is about more than dress suits, handshakes, pleasant Twitter accounts and annual holiday parties.
Elon University prides itself on more than academic excellence. In addition to the lessons we learn inside the elegant brick buildings, students are encouraged to become socially conscious, global citizens. Fostering religious tolerance is a crucial part of Elon’s pledge to promote diversity.
On Dec. 30, 2012, at a concert venue in Atlantic City, N.J., Kanye West made an announcement. He said, “Stop the music for a second.