Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only holiday nationally recognized as a day of service. But at Elon University, Mary Morrison, director of the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, strives to encourage students to serve year-round.
As she trained for the Olympics, Elon University sophomore Whitney Miller sustained a concussion that changed the track of her athletic dreams forever. The concussion that shattered her hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics came after she fell head first on the ice. She was dropped by her partner in a fluke accident during a run-through for their program, and she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
When students returned to campus, they found the Colonnades and Danieley residential neighborhoods divided by a gate. Located next to the Violet Hoffman Daniel Commons Building, this gate has been a roadblock for students driving to their classes. “I sat in front of it for a minute, but it did not open.