Elon University prides itself as an institution that helps create global citizens. We can see aspects of this mindset in the required first year class “The Global Experience,” International Station at Lakeside and various international studies and language programs across campus. But, when it comes to creating global leaders, there’s one Elon experience that Elon loves to highlight most: study abroad.
Last weekend I had the privilege to learn about the research being done by undergraduates across the country.
It’s that time of year again: The time when every adult you know is asking “what are your doing this summer?” “What are your plans for after graduation?” And for many of us, it’s the time of year we die a little inside, put on a smile and try to hide the fear of uncertainty. At this point, I’m envious of my friends in the business school, many of whom have had jobs lined up since the fall.
Part of the reason I was initially interested in attending Elon was to get away from Chicago winters.
I’ve watched Elon University change a lot in the last four years, with varying degrees of success.
If you are a woman, please consider wearing a hijab on Thursday. It might not be comfortable, but being an ally rarely is. Last year was the first year Elon University participated in Hijab Day.
The anti-Muslim and anti-refugee actions taken by the current administration have provoked protests across the country.
Growing up, I was told I could be anything or anyone on Halloween. I was lucky to have my creativity encouraged, from dressing up as a chess piece when I was in elementary school to a star-covered “Kevin Space-y” get-up when I studied abroad.
This week marks the High Holidays and the start of the year 5777 of the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer Jewish people an opportunity for introspection, contemplation and recommitting themselves to doing better in the coming year.
You can hear just about anything as you walk across Elon University’s campus. But one topic that is usually relegated to whispers behind closed doors is suicide.
The second Wednesday of classes, one of my professors made a comment about how we as students couldn’t possibly be stressing out yet. I thought about all of the meetings filling up my calendar, due dates cluttering my planner and messages filling my inbox. I didn’t know whether I should laugh or cry.
On Monday Sept. 29, Provost and Executive Vice President Steven House spoke to a group of campus organization leaders about the past and future of Elon University. He mentioned the tension between Elon’s growing size and its “heart and soul” of a smart, liberal arts college.