Margaret Malone

Recent Articles

Students pleased with 'progressive' presidential appointee

10/9/17 2:05pm

This morning, the Elon University Board of Trustees announced that Connie Book will be stepping into the shoes of Leo Lambert March 1, 2018 as Elon's ninth president. But students are most excited about the fact that Book will be the university's first female president in its 128-year history. 

Glossing over Puerto Rico

10/4/17 7:00am

For three Elon University students, going home for Fall and Thanksgiving Break will mean facing a new reality on the island of Puerto Rico.  Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico Sept. 20., two weeks after the island was barraged by Hurricane Irma. The recovery is estimated to take years and cost $30-60 billion. As of Oct. 2, 16 people have been confirmed dead by Maria, while 30 remain missing. Meanwhile, the majority of the island is still without power and lacking access to basic necessities such as clean water, fuel and food.

Lack of diversity among national university presidents prompts discussion on Elon's search

9/20/17 9:17pm

Since 1889, Elon University has had eight presidents. All of them have been white men. And if you ask sophomore Shawna Harris-Lenior, president of the Elon chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, she fully expects that 128-year trend to continue when Elon names its ninth president this year. “When they say they’re looking, all I think is, ‘Oh, white men,’” she said.

Students, administration have different opinions about campus parking situation

9/6/17 7:00am

Elon University has 5,390 parking spaces — according to University Architect and Director of Planning, Design and Construction Management Brad Moore, that is more than enough. In 2016, the Town of Elon's governing board, the Board of Alderman, added a university clause to their parking regulations which would've required Elon to construct an additional 1,000 parking spaces.

Elon denies discrimination, wants former professor's lawsuit dismissed

3/15/17 2:54pm

Elon University has denied that former professor Michael Rodriguez, who is Hispanic, was discriminated against during his time as a faculty member in response to a lawsuit Rodriguez filed claiming that he “was wrongfully and intentionally discriminated against by Elon in his employment based on his national origin and race.” 

One year after House Bill 2's passage, Elon University still feels impact

3/14/17 6:55pm

At the one-year anniversary of House Bill 2, Elon University has just begun to realize the breadth of the impact of this controversial bill. Despite the university’s choice to distance itself from the legislation, the university has not been able to completely avoid the fallout. From SGA members, student-athletes, prospective students and students fighting to find their voices, many has been affected in one way or another. Bit by bit, actions have replaced words.