The Pendulum Editorial Board would like to clarify its stance from the editorial âLasting effects: sexual assault on college campusesâ from April 8th. Our editorial was meant to initiate a dialogue about sexual assault survivors, the programs that are in place at Elon to support survivors, and ...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Pendulum Editorial Board, As members of the university community who have significant responsibility for Elonâs response to and prevention of incidents of sexual assault on campus, we are always encouraged by student efforts to keep this crucial matter at the forefront of campus conversations.Â ...
An open letter to the Elon University community: Just four years ago, you accepted our son Jack Isenbarger as a student athlete at Elon University.
While every student's Elon experience is different in many ways, there is one thing that every single one of us has in common: we all have benefited greatly from the generosity of those who came to Elon before us.
On behalf of a group of disappointed students, we would like to voice some criticism of the recent cover story about Chick-fil-A’s reopening. While the article does provide a good summary of last year’s Chick-fil-A controversy, it fails to address the full and current range of opinions on Elon’s campus. The problem with this coverage is that all of the students who voiced opposition to Chick-fil-A that were represented in the article graduated last year, while a number of the students who voiced support in the article were current students.
From Elon University's Department of Psychology: We, the members of the Department of Psychology, do not tolerate and publicly denounce all acts of bias and discrimination, including acts of hate speech and imagery.
To the student body of Elon University, By now, you are likely aware of an incident last weekend in which a swastika, the letters “KKK”, and a sexually explicit image were drawn on the whiteboard outside two students’ room in a dorm on campus.
North Carolina State University recently had a “Think Outside the Brick” competition. This initiative’s name played on the fact that NCSU students are so surrounded by brick constructs that they pay them no more attention than the air they breathe.
I resent the implication that this issue is solely about whether or not Chick-fil-A gets to stay on our campus.
People are tired of this conversation. We started talking about Chick-fil-A on Elon University’s campus before the 2012-2013 school year even started.
A resolution on foreign languages at Elon University, approved by members of Eta NC, Phi Beta Kappa, March 12, 20135/3/13 4:15pm
by Glenda Crawford For the past three years, members of Phi Beta Kappa at Elon University have observed with deep concern the fact that national Phi Beta Kappa foreign language requirements disqualify many top students otherwise eligible for membership. The national requirements state: Stipulation 3: Candidates shall have demonstrated, by successful work in high school or college, or in the two together, a knowledge of a second or non-native language at least minimally appropriate for a liberal education.
Was it ever truly a dialogue? Reflections on the Board of Trustee’s decision to keep Chick-fil-A at Elon5/1/13 12:28pm
I was devastated by Elon University's Board of Trustee’s decision to keep Chick-fil-A on campus. In this disappointment, I find myself continuously going over the events of the past eight months, speculating about things we could have done differently.
In light of the recent Chick-fil-A decision, I feel compelled to share a different perspective. It seems that much of the discussion has revolved around the idea of freedom of expression, especially the expression of the “Christian” idea of family. While I appreciate the desire to protect my right to free speech, I fear the Elon community is ill-informed of what it means to be a Christian. [quote]Christianity is not judgment. Christianity does not shame or humiliate. Christianity does not stand for the repression of others and it does not stand by silently when others are hurting.[/quote] I believe very strongly that my faith requires a life of action and love.
Dear Editor, It amazes me how bad President Obama’s policies are for the global economy. Instead of supporting actions that could help the economy recover, he opposes anything that doesn’t line up with his donors and his liberal agenda. One thing I find absolutely appalling is his position on putting the burden of our government overspending on American companies.
Dear Vendor Policy Committee Members, One of your charges from Elon’s Board of Trustees is to “conduct an independent study to respond to community concerns raised about Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus and its charitable contributions.” I understand that you are collecting and considering input through emails that are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know that student government voted on legislation for the consideration to remove Chick-fil-A on campus and that it was later vetoed by the student body president.
Mirriam-Webster.com defines an epidemic as, “affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.” Ladies and gentlemen, we have an epidemic on our hands today.
Following the recent meeting of the SGA concerning the President’s veto on the Chick-fil-A legislation, I've been thrust into a state of shock and re-evaluation of my priorities concerning recent events.
Letter to the Editor: As a recent Elon alumna, I frequently find myself telling others about all the wonderful things happening on this campus.
[box] In the Oct. 3 edition of the newspaper, The Pendulum published an editorial arguing that Chick-fil-a should not be removed from Elon's campus based on the beliefs or spending practices of it's owner.