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Every town has its ghosts. Elon is no exception. We live our lives accustomed to the banshee scream that calls out to us, reminding us of a past long gone by. We hear the whistle and the wind rushing through the churning wheels, but very few of us stop to wonder what story these sounds are trying to tell, or the vibrant past from which they originate.
Elon’s Gender and LGBTQIA Center, which is in charge of queer education programming and social events on campus, has been “growing exponentially” since its founding in 2013. This year, the center plans to continue to grow through promoted events and community outreach.
An average Elon student might bemoan the roughly one mile trek from Danieley to main campus, but for international and out-of-state students the distance is nothing compared to their journeys home.
When Elon University senior Jill Watkins was sitting in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport getting ready to fly to Punta Cana for spring break, the last thing she was expecting to see light up her phone was an email from a Malaysian ambassador. After staring at her phone without moving, she finally opened the email and saw only one thing before bursting into tears:
Atypical day in Elon, North Carolina, might include the hustle and bustle of daily life going on as people rush around, absorbed in their busy schedules. Many sounds might be heard on this typical day: people talking, the wind through the leaves and the roar and scream of the train nearby. But we now know this is not a typical day in Elon. This is a typical Elon day in 1888, during the period of time in which a railroad depot was located in the town.
In 1913, Elon University SGA elected two women to lead on the executive board. But also in 1913, despite the efforts of suffragettes worldwide, women did not have the right to vote.
Senior Class Senator Sophie Zinn and Senior Class Treasurer Rebecca Fliegel have finally seen their vision realized after Elon University’s SGA passed legislation to provide free sanitary napkins and tampons in bathrooms around campus.
Over the past 50 years, journalist Hedrick Smith has forged a career investigating key issues such as the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Wall Street and more. On Thursday, March 14, he focused on investigating the role of grassroots activism in American democracy.
For the first time at Elon University, women studying music production and recording arts will be able to come together to learn about their trade and discuss womanhood in the industry at the Leading Women in Audio Conference on March 15-16.
Elon University’s Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge and Success is hosting a series of events called “a week of sextracurriculars” that are occurring through the first week of March.
Former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch spoke at the Elon University Law School as part of the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series on Thursday night. Lynch, born less than two miles from where the speech was held, tailored her speech directly to the city which she said made her into the woman she is today.
The lights in Irazu Coffee are low. An empty microphone stand waits patiently beside a speaker as a tangle of cords lay across the stage.
Sharon Eisner has formed many close relationships within the Elon University community since joining staff as an adjunct professor in 2007. For 12 years, Eisner has been an active member of the Elon community, spending extra time advising students and loving her job in the School of Communications. In October 2018, she publicly decided to join the push for a union of non-tenure-track faculty and currently sits on the Organizing Committee of Elon Faculty Forward. Her experiences as an adjunct faculty member — and as a woman — have shaped the path that led her to make that decision.