Kate Riley

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NEWS 4/27/13 3:34pm

Educational rights for women remain motionless in Turkey

ISTANBUL — Despite major education initiatives and social reformations since the time of Ataturk, many girls in Turkey still do not receive an education. Mustafa Kemal, now better known as Ataturk, or “Father of Turks,” is credited with founding the modern Republic of Turkey and was the first president of Turkey.

NEWS 8/24/12 8:00pm

How to be a kid around North Carolina

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Location: Raleigh Cost: Free Travel time: 1 hour Website  This museum is an elementary school field trip — you’ll feel like a kid again with the numerous hands-on activities.

NEWS 4/24/12 11:54am

President plans to address UNC crowd

Kassondra Cloos contributed reporting. [box] Follow @elonpendulum and @pendulumlive for the complete live coverage of Obama's speech. [/box] In 2007, Congress passed a law that cut interest rates on popular federal loan programs for low- and middle-income undergraduates in universities across America.

NEWS 4/10/12 6:19am

Cost of tuition causes less money for financial aid

$38,460 is an ominous number. This is the total amount, including tuition, fees, room and board for an undergraduate to attend Elon University in the 2012-2013 school year. About 70 percent of Elon students receive some kind of scholarship, whether merit-based, need-based, talent-based or other, according to Patrick Murphy, director of financial planning. Both Murphy and Susan Klopman, vice president of admissions and financial planning, said the reason prices of scholarships aren’t as high is because the cost of tuition at Elon is lower than other similar private institutions.

NEWS 2/22/12 8:16am

Elon seniors continue mentoring program, have high hopes for future

Elon University seniors Brett Brawerman and Kendall Adkins have taken over a mentoring program at Elon that provides outlets for young boys to exercise in interesting ways while gaining confidence. The Coaching Health and Mentoring Positive Students program, or C.H.A.M.P.S, is a program at Elon designed to combat childhood obesity, specifically in boys in fourth and fifth grade, through a series of sessions on hot topics for boys of that age such as peer pressure and nutrition, individual mentoring time and skill acquisition within various sports. “It was created to expose these kids to sports and topics that they haven’t really been exposed to,” said Brawerman, head facilitator of the program.