Faculty Voices from Elon University

In line with its value of civic engagement, Elon University developed the Elon University Writers Syndicate to provide newspapers with guest columns authored by experts in their fields on topics of interest to residents of North Carolina and beyond.

The syndicate is managed by the Elon University News Bureau in coordination with faculty contributors.

Viewpoints shared by this syndicate are those of the authors and not of Elon University.

Recent Columns

In My Words: Twitter 'Cow' lawsuit no laughing matter

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Amanda Sturgill draws from her research to look at the potential impact from a defamation lawsuit by former Congressman Devin Nunes that seeks to identify anonymous Twitter users. The column was published by The Burlington Times-News

In My Words: In Black History Month, remember William Monroe Trotter

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson recounts the life and achievements of pioneering journalist William Monroe Trotter. The column was published in The Times-News of Burlington and the Fayetteville Observer

In My Words: Government shutdown affected far more people than you think

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Amanda Sturgill offers a look at the extensive ripples the recent federal government shutdown had within the broader population. The column was published in The News & Record of Greensboro

In My Words:  'Prisoner’s Dilemma' could offer future shutdown solution

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon notes that a game theory commonly applied to animal behavior could offer insight into how to end government shutdowns. The column was published by The Times-News of Burlington and The Post & Courier of Charleston, S.C.

In My Words: Anita Hill uses her own wounds to protect women today

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Naeemah Clark follows the recent address by Anita Hill at Elon with a reflection on her own incident of sexual harassment. The column was published in the Burlington Times-News, the Greensboro News & Record and The Fayetteville Observer

In My Words: Poppies for War and Peace: 100 years since the end of World War I

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the significance of poppies in remembering the dead and hoping for peace. The column was published by WRAL, The Virginian-Pilot and the Greenville Daily Reflector

In My Words: Elon, Alamance County need school bonds

The following opinion column by President Connie Ledoux Book supporting local school bonds was published Nov. 4 by The Times-News