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: ​How Kilauea eruption fits into our geological heritage

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dave Gammon provides historical context for the recent eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. 

In My Words: ​50 years later, Robert Kennedy’s funeral still unforgettable

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes about the impact of Robert Kennedy's funeral on him as a teenager in New York 50 years ago. 

In My Words: ​Taxes pay for education and public safety. Why not for universal health care?

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, writes about her experiences growing up in Britain with the National Health Service, and whether the United States should move to universal health care. 

In My Words:  ‘Roseanne’ reboot offers mixed portrait of blue-collar America

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, writes about the recent reboot of the TV show "Roseanne."  

In My Words: An act of healing, a plea for change

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, writes about the recent death of his daughter. 

In My Words: One problem with Facebook is us

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Enrique Armijo, associate dean for academic affairs and an associate professor at Elon Law, examines the recent revelations about Facebook data that was leveraged by the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.  

In My Words: Reading the names of the dead in a cold world

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about how the country grieves those lost to gun violence and how that should change.