Elon students share 'day in our shoes'


Nine Elon administrators spent Nov. 14 shadowing students on campus, attending classes and student organization meetings, to see life from a student's perspective.

The day was arranged by journalism major Jennifer Guarino and Christian Wiggins, president of the Student Government Association. Guarino, editor of the student newspaper, The Pendulum, was shadowed by Smith Jackson, Elon's vice president of Student Life.

Jackson had the chance to help with distribution of The Pendulum and attended Media Board and Pendulum staff meetings, in addition to a number of other activities throughout a busy day that stretched from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Throughout the day, administrators attended classes (many of them in the School of Communications), studied in the library, ate lunch on the run, made rounds in residence halls and worked out in the fitness center.

Jackson says he believes the chance to see things through a student's eyes is important. "As administrators, we make decisions every day that affect students' lives directly. This gives us a chance to better understand what the students' lives are like."



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