Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Glenda Phillips Hightower visited the university on Thursday and spent part of her day talking with current students about her struggles and triumphs in 1963 as Elon's first full-time African-American student.
Elon University’s Black History Month Steering Committee is recognizing physical plant workers, program assistants, and faculty & administrative staff members in a series of College Coffee presentations throughout February.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."
The essay, "Wye Diversity Matters," is part of a collection from 18 of the more than 1,000 participants who attended the faculty seminars since 1983.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.
Elon University faculty, staff and students with ties to South Africa reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global leader whose humility and selflessness helped his nation heal from the ravages of apartheid.
Paper explains the ways in which Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants establish successful businesses in Washington D.C.
In Elon University’s 2013 Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture, author Taylor Branch reminds his audience that despite progress born from the civil rights movement, the American system of government and its democratic principles remain fragile.
The award includes a film set and $1,200 programming stipend to be used to provide scholarly presentations and exhibit four documentaries with new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America.
The associate professor of English on Sept. 10 discussed her new book, "Beyond 'The Chinese Connection': Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production," with host Frank Stasio.
Associate Professor Eric Ashley Hairston's latest project takes a deeper look at the way antiquity shaped the ideas of early African-American scholars & writers whose works challenged whites' justification of slavery and disparagement.
The associate professor of communications discussed the November presidential election returns and showed how the use of data, technology and journalism collided in data visualization and storytelling that changed how the electorate engaged with politics.
The associate professor in communications presented April 6-7 at both the National Conference on Media Reform in Denver and the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.
Michelle Ferrier, associate professor of communcations, moderated conversations on the evolving media ecosystem and how a new journalism may emerge from media innovations and new practices.
Named by Time as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” UMBC President Freeman Hrabowksi shared reflections on college, race & the liberal arts.