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.
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.
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."