Sophomore Isabel Blanco smiles as she talks, her bubbly laugh filling the crowded common room. The center of attention, Blanco perches on a beanbag with a friend. The Resident Assistant (RA) of the hall begins to speak, outlining health and safety inspection rules.
In April, former president of the NC Mu chapter Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and senior Owen Gaffney used a racial slur toward a black student, causing a campus-wide conversation regarding racial issues. Now the organizations are redefining their perspectives and working to increase inclusivity.
It’s been three months since the class of 2017 has thrown maroon caps into the air, leaving professors and students eagerly awaiting to hear of their success. Not a moment too soon, Elon graduates have wasted no time in jumpstarting their futures, some landing positions as early as May of 2017. Jane Seidel ‘17 is one of such graduates, beginning her career at the Wall Street Journal in New York City at the beginning of the summer.
SGA Class of 2017 President Kelsea Johnson will be speaking at Commencement on May 20, 2017. Johnson said, “I think this previous term was extremely successful. We had a lot of forward movement as an organization.”
Mark Enfield, associate professor of education at Elon University, has been making waves in the educational world through his implementation of technology into local Alamance-Burlington classrooms. Enfield began his project this past March, with Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School in Burlington.
According to Ray Lin, assistant director for the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE), 2.5 percent of students identify as Asian-American or AAPI at Elon.
Last Monday, President Donald Trump made the first steps to repeal Obamacare, which will leave millions of Americans without health insurance. Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requires Americans whose jobs do not provide healthcare to purchase healthcare online from the government.