Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.
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Assistant Professor of Communications Brian Walsh writes about how the founding of the modern funeral industry can be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln and his embrace of embalming.
Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes in this column about the often overlooked history of Oct. 31 as Reformation Day.
Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that we deserve better than politically driven legislative maps.
Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes in this column about the humility of President Calvin Coolidge
Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the complexity of Southern heritage.
In My Words: The unstoppable force of artificial intelligence vs. the immovable object of capitalism
Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that advances in artificial intelligence require regulation.
Raj Andrew Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that Confederate monuments have failed in accurately reflecting history and as moral symbols.
Quiqui Lang Hilgartner, adjunct instructor in world languages and cultures, discusses how her summer translation project with a Sephardic Holocaust suvivor has changed her perspective as she begins this new school year.
Associate Professor of Communications Rich Landesberg writes in this column for the Elon Writers Syndicate that now is the time to support journalists so they can keep the spotlight on white supremacists.
Associate Professor of Biology Dave Gammon writes about advances in the modification of the human genome, and how best to process the implications.
Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey C. Pugh writes about his experience as a counterprotestor in Charlottesville, Virginia, the hatred he experienced and what he believes was driving it.
Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire writes about how a move to ban systems that totally encrypt messages from sender to recipient threatens access to the best security mechanisms. Originally published by The Conversation, the article has appeared in Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Phys.org and other media outlets.
Enrique Armijo, associate professor and academic dean at Elon University School of Law, writes about how "fake news" impacts the marketplace of ideas.
Stephen Byrd, associate professor of education, writes about strategies for success for college students with disabilities.
Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey Pugh writes about the impact of experiencing a naturalization ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson on the nation's birthday
English Professor Rosemary Haskell writes about her fascination with the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, which saw her father among those who were rescued.
Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences, writes about the problems with passwords like "12345" and "qwerty" as World Password Day approaches.
Greg Hlavaty is a lecturer in English in Elon and an amateur investor who has written for Arts and Letters, Bird Watchers Digest, Our State and other publications.
Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about her Fulbright research into the root causes of migration for at-risk youth in Latin America and the programs designed to keep them home.
Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism.
Elon Computing Sciences Professor Megan Squire writes about the technology behind protecting digital privacy.
Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about how America can regain its manners.
Hatcher column in Huffington Post uses work of current, former students to defend the role of the press
Associate Professor of Communications Anthony Hatcher writes about the professionalism and passion he has seen in his current and former journalism students.
Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about how birtherism claims continue to impact minorities.
Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the importance of the rule of law to the American system of governance.
Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the need for innovation in American legal education.
Newspapers in North Carolina and South Carolina recently featured a column by Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, offering a different take on the popular holiday tune, "Do they know it's Christmas?"
Elon Communications Professor Glenn Scott weighs in for this article that explores how journalism can adapt during a time when journalists are facing challenges.
Elon's Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, draws from his research and recent book, "Aid Worker Voices," as he writes about the struggles that humanitarian aid workers are facing.
Elon's Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll and assistant professor of political science, writes about how to the polling industry can improve its accuracy going forward.
Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, who writes about modern lessons to be learned from the Spanish Civil War.
The Conversation: Voters in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida are changing the swing state map
Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll and assistant professor of political science at Elon, offers pre-election insights into the battleground state of North Carolina as part of this piece for The Conversation.
Elon Communications professor David Bockino writes about how social media is impacting our travel plans and experiences.
Professor offers 'easy ways to embrace high-impact learning' in Chronicle of Higher Education article
Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, penned the article for the Chronicle's Oct. 28 issue focusing on innovation in higher education.
The Burlington Times-News and The Huffington Post recently featured a guest column by Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, who writes about the lessons learned from students who disagree without being disagreeable.
Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. This article by Elon Professor Jonathan Albright is part of a series of articles published by The Conversation that looks at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.
Elon's Alisha Horky and fellow researcher Mark Pelletier of Radford University write about what it means to like a brand on Facebook. This article was originally published in The Conversation.
Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Jeffrey Pugh, professor of religious studies, who writes about the contrast between the efforts by South Africa's Nelson Mandela to unite a fractured country and the divisive rhetoric heard in today’s U.S. political contests.
Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, who assesses reactions to recent comments by first lady Michelle Obama about the role of slave labor in the construction of the White House.
Newspapers across North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Elon Law Associate Professor Andy Haile, who expressed legal and public policy concerns about a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
Elon Law Associate Professor Michael Rich writes for regional North Carolina newspapers about legislation that would change the way footage from police body cameras and dashboard cameras might be released to the public in North Carolina.
Elon University School of Law faculty members Scott Gaylord and Tom Molony wrote for several regional newspapers about the way the controversial law known as HB2 might be upheld in North Carolina, and why the debate over such laws should continue regardless.
Elon University School of Law Associate Professor Enrique Armijo penned a column for North Carolina's largest newspapers in which he argues that state lawmakers passed an unconstitutional law this spring by limiting the rights of local towns and counties to create nondiscrimination ordinances.
Elon University scholar Pranab Das' past research on neural networks inspired a guest column published by regional newspapers in which he gives a preview of what humans can expect from computers in the coming years.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters' recent blog entry for Patheos.com - a column also published by regional newspapers - deconstructs the historical context for animosity toward President Barack Obama that, in some instances, is directly tied to racism.
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark recently published a column in regional newspapers about the lack of diversity among 2016 Academy Award nominees, and how recent changes in the Academy will produce a broader selection of nominees in future years.
A newspaper column by Professor Tom Arcaro reflects on the YMCA's first national advertising campaign, "The Y. For a better us," and contrasts the Y's mission with rhetoric in the 2016 presidential election cycle.
Assistant Professor Haya Ajjan writes in several regional newspapers about the need to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition to success in battling ISIS.
Associate Professor Jeffrey S. Coker authored a guest column for regional newspapers in which he criticizes Duke Energy’s efforts to stop a North Carolina nonprofit from selling solar power to a Greensboro church.