Letters to the Editor

NEWS 4/22/14 5:05pm

A statement about 'Lasting effects: sexual assault on college campuses'

The Pendulum Editorial Board would like to clarify its stance from the editorial “Lasting effects: sexual assault on college campuses” 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 how Elon could further prevent sexual assaults.

NEWS 4/16/14 1:54pm

Letter to the Editor: A response to 'Lasting effects: sexual assault on college campuses'

Dear Pendulum Editorial Board, As members of the university community who have significant responsibility for Elon’s 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.  There is no substitute for student activism in the ongoing struggle against both the horrifically high rates of sexual assault on college campuses and the rape culture that implicitly or explicitly condones, minimizes, or, at its worst, even celebrates sexual violence. We are concerned, however, that members of Elon’s community – most importantly, survivors of sexual violence – may come away from reading your editorial with a significantly inaccurate understanding of the many initiatives that Elon’s administration has spearheaded, funded, and championed over the past decade or so.

NEWS 10/21/13 10:47pm

Letter to the Editor: Elon SLIC Alliance on Chick-fil-A

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.

NEWS 9/24/13 4:11pm

To the student body of Elon University

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.

NEWS 5/3/13 4:15pm

A resolution on foreign languages at Elon University, approved by members of Eta NC, Phi Beta Kappa, March 12, 2013

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.

NEWS 5/1/13 12:10pm

Dear Elon and the Board of Trustees,

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.

NEWS 4/19/13 2:27pm

A letter to the Obama administration

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.

NEWS 3/7/13 11:09am

Troy A. Martin: Letter to the Editor

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 vendorpolicy@elon.edu.

NEWS 10/23/12 5:13pm

Nuggets Worth Pondering

Letter to the Editor: As a recent Elon alumna, I frequently find myself telling others about all the wonderful things happening on this campus.