I walk with a spring in my step, and I am usually the chattiest kid in class spreading good vibes around campus. But the past few weeks have brought hardship into my life, and it's a little difficult to keep up my bubbly persona.
Students from all across campus are uniting with faculty because we are inspired by their commitment to making Elon better by standing up for the rights of faculty, who for far too long have been hurt by the university’s policies.
In a letter to President Connie Book and Provost Steven House, Claire Lockard '16 expresses her frustration and disappointment with the Elon University administrators' response to the recent filing for a union election.
Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology and coordinator of the African and African-American Studies program at Elon University, reflects on the celebration of Black History Month.
Being a leader is a humbling privilege, and it’s something we all chose to do. But what people don’t see is the stress these students endure in these elevated positions.
The right thing to do is usually the hardest. The David up against the Goliath. The vulnerable against the powerful. I can only hope you will be choosing the side of right, increasing your confidence and learning just how much you really can do for the rest of your lives.
Capitalism will fight for you to sell your soul to materialism this time of year, but a cute new outfit can’t move someone the way that compassion and generosity can.
There is still an absence of students of color in many of Elon’s spaces: one in particular being the Center for Writing Excellence.
In today’s society, body image and mental health are increasingly sensitive topics due to how many people openly struggle with it.
The current budget process that SGA uses is from 1999, making it older than many of the students on Elon’s campus. It is time for a change and SGA has been working on one for this upcoming academic year. The potential changes were discussed at a town hall on Thursday, Nov. 29 in downstairs Moseley and the new policy will come to vote at the SGA meeting on Thursday. Dec. 6.
Try not to get bogged down by the micro-invalidations of the people you find yourself with at a holiday party. Try to tell yourself that maybe they grew up in a different time where female independence wasn’t celebrated, or if it was, that they didn’t have the courage to grab it by the horns.
Every semester I start my classes by asking students, most of whom are freshmen, about their goals while attending the course. Then the semester flies by.
Finals season is right around the corner, and everyone will be hiding out in the library to work toward that. The hard work will definitely pay off. Don’t be discouraged if one day in the library doesn’t make you an expert on statistics. Like anything, the A comes with time and effort. It’s not worth beating yourself up.
As non-tenure track professors, ranging from adjunct instructors to lecturers and continuing track faculty, we are proud to be part of Elon. Despite successes, Elon faces similar challenges as our peer institutions regarding employment of non-tenure track faculty. In the past, non-tenure track positions were the minority among college instructors.
Elon men's basketball was able to exceed capacity for the opening of Schar Center on Nov. 9. With over 5,200 fans packed in the space, it truly was a sight to see, but will we ever witness that again?
Elon University prides itself on the concept of global citizenship. This is evident on homepage of Elon's website, which boasts about being globally engaged and ranking No. 1 in Study Abroad and says that Elon students learn in every corner of the world. But I’m not convinced that learning in every corner of the world gets at the depth of what it means to be a global citizen.
Elon University prides itself on the concept of global citizenship. This is evident on homepage of Elon’s website, which boasts about being globally engaged and ranking No. 1 in Study Abroad and says that Elon students learn in every corner of the world. But I’m not convinced that learning in every corner of the world gets at the depth of what it means to be a global citizen.