Freshman Isabel Blanco Araujo, from Venezuela, was drawn to Elon University because of its small size, student to professor ratio and Honors Fellows program. Upon arriving at school. But, Araujo found that her transition to Elon as an international student was more difficult than she imagined.
Despite achieving national recognition as an LGBTQIA-friendly school, members of the LGBTQIA community at Elon University feel there is still progress to be made concerning inclusivity on campus.
In recent months, Americans have witnessed a surge in anti-Semitism throughout the United States. Combined with the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, bomb threats against Jewish community centers and schools across the country have provoked a national discussion about the recent rise of prejudice and bigotry against Jews. Although this heightened atmosphere of anti-Semitism has not physically manifested itself at Elon University, Jewish students and faculty on campus view the increased discrimination against Jews as a cause for concern.
Tyson Glover wanted to finish off his last year at Elon with an experience that was both memorable and engaging. This is why Glover, a senior Strategic Communications major, applied to be a part of the Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, an immersive semester program launched by Elon this spring and directed by Dawan Stanford.