Speakers, service projects and a special College Coffee at Elon University are among the many programs that commemorate the legacy of the American civil rights leader.
A week after a Missouri grand jury chose not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Elon University students, staff and faculty shared their reactions to the national story and offered insights on ways for the nation to move forward in a positive direction.
The assistant professor of education at Elon University took part in three presentations along with colleagues from Winston-Salem State University and from an elementary school in Burlington, N.C.
School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner have both been named to the AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, a highly selective annual award for college students with exceptional academic and professional achievements.
The assistant professor of education presented in two sessions at a program hosted by the American Educational Studies Association.
The name change reflects the center’s focused mission and goals as the university’s dedicated resource for race- and ethnicity-related advocacy, services and programs.
Yasmine Arrington's "ScholarCHIPS" program has provided 17 scholarships to date to children whose parents are imprisoned, and her work both on and off Elon University's campus has caught the attention of nonprofit leaders and government policymakers.
William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Research by Elon's Faculty Fellow for the Multicultural Center looks at the role of juvenile justice, child welfare and education systems on educational outcomes of African-American men in foster care and residential group homes.
Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.
Elon University’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. organized students, faculty and staff Tuesday for a group portrait at College Coffee to raise awareness of police shootings and controversial law enforcement practices across the United States.
In an Aug. 18 conversation moderated by President Leo M. Lambert, six professors and administrators shared insights about progress on the university’s strategic plan as Elon formally opened the 2014-2015 academic year.
The veteran college administrator will provide overall leadership for the Multicultural Center while working closely with Elon University President Leo M. Lambert and members of the senior staff to advance institutional diversity initiatives.
An effort to showcase both the university's Community Garden and heirloom plants grown by Elon students proved popular, as did delicious strawberry treats.
Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education, was the keynote speaker for the Cinderella Project held at Elon University on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
The deputy director of member services for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the featured speaker at the annual program honoring top black students at Elon.
Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.
Dooley joins the Elon University community after spending 15 years in student affairs and assessment at Marquette University in Wisconsin.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.
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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "came out" as an undocumented immigrant three years ago and shared his story with an Elon University audience on Feb. 22 during the Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference.
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.
Patricia J. Williams of Columbia Law School, who visited Elon this month to help commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke Thursday about crime, justice, "stand your ground" laws and why conversations about race in America still matter.
Students, faculty and staff honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Jan. 17 by volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington, N.C., and the Blakey Hall retirement home.
Elon University hosted a photo exhibit Tuesday in Moseley Center as students, faculty and staff gathered for a special College Coffee, part of a series of events this month to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Six men representing law, education, medicine, ministry & the student perspective offered reflections Thursday about the challenges confronting African-American males in the United States.
Speakers, readings, service projects and a special College Coffee at Elon University are among the many programs that commemorate the legacy of the slain American civil rights leader.