Award Winners in Elon's Human Rights and Social Justice Writing Contest 2013-2014


Julia Schast: "Battle of the Sexes: Why the United States Has Not Yet Ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)"

Mary-Kathryn Smith: "Racial Inequality in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?"

Kaitlin Stober: "Being Human: A Critical Reflection on Personhood, Disability, and the Role of Language"

People's Choice Award given to Avery McGaha: "Climate Change, Human Security, and the New Landscape of Social Justice"



Brianna Duff: "Through the Glass"

Jordan Duffey: "Gimcrack National Park"

Alli Ginsburg: "My Religion is a Book Club"

Rebekah Hackney: "White Girl"

People's Choice Award given to Katy Steele: "For Davante"



Nicole Chadwick: "Diversity at Elon"

Kathleen Harper: "Exploring the Hidden World of Human Trafficking"

Katy Steele: "James Barnett - A Man Who Gave Up Everything He Owned To Live on the Streets and Love the Poor"

Alex Ward: "Lifting the Veil"

People's Choice Award given to Katy Steele:  "James Barnett - A Man Who Gave Up Everything He Owned To Live on the Streets and Love the Poor"



Michelle Landahl: "Protests on the Ponte Santa Trinita"

Maria Riofrio: "The Invisibles"

Gloria So:  "Spirit of Malawi"

People's Choice Award given to Benjamin Lutz: "Arbeit Macht Frei"



Natalie Brown: "Slavery in the Cocoa Industry"

Matthew Eastman: "You Are What You Eat: Aramark"

Katy Steele:  "Paperhand: Puppet Intervention"

People's Choice Award given to Katy Steele: "Paperhand: Puppet Intervention"



Morgan Abate: "Los Hermanos de Tegucigalpa (Spanish)"

Samantha Burch: "La importancia de manglares y arrecifes de coral: Proteja esta vida marina. Proteja nuestros derechos humanos básicos (Spanish)"

Meg MacHonis: "L'ignorance, la mère de tous les maux (French)"

People's Choice Award given to Sarah Colangelo: "Los hablantes de herencia en la clase de español: Los retos académicos y sus implicaciones pedagógicas (Spanish)"


LEGAL WRITING (For students in the Elon University School of Law)

Madeline Obler-Grill:  "Extraordinary Rendition:  the United States’ Solution to Prevent Terrorism that Resulted in Countless Violations of the Convention Against Torture"

Michael Wynn:  "Brief in Support of Applicant’s Application for Asylum"

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Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation, Feb. 26

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Writing a Research Proposal Abstract

Join us for a workshop on proparing a research proposal abstract. This workshop is open to all Elon students working on a research abstract for a grant, fellowship or conference proposal.

Student / Faculty Workshop: Writing as a Social Scientist

This workshop will teach students to write as a social scientist by reviewing common genres in the discipline, identifying typical writing features, and examining expected styles, etc.

Teaching 2-Column Script Writing Workshop, Mar 1

Douglass Kass, assistant professor of communications, will present on “Teaching Two-Column Script Writing" on Thursday, March 1.

Evaluating Visuals and Multimodal Writing Workshop, Mar 12

Join us for the "Evaluating Visuals and Multimodal Writing" Workshop Monday March 12, presented by Ben Hannam, associate professor of communications and Paula Rosinski, professor of English and director of Writing Across the University.