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

This column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published by The Raleigh News & Observer and The Durham Herald-Sun.  

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. 

In My Words: ​Mass deportations will have major consequences

Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the economic consequences of ending temporary protection status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

In My Words: ​Working-class white voters aren’t the only group that needs media coverage

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that the media has ignored the concerns of other voting blocs in their recent political coverage. 

In My Words: ​The problem with Sutherland Springs

Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that white collar crimes are often overshadowed, despite their widespread impact.