The 23rd annual Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards Celebration recognized students for academic achievement and involvement in the Elon Experiences.
Glenda Phillips Hightower and Eugene Perry ‘69 were honored during a special College Coffee with formal portraits unveiled to commemorate their roles in making Elon history.
Join us for the Ripple Conference and engage in multi-faith learning and exploration around the theme of "Sacred Sounds"
As Miles Williams ’15 co-captained the Elon Phoenix football team over the past year, he was also conducting undergraduate research just a few miles away on the way hip hop music might help African-American children develop self-confidence and a sense of self.
Join us for one of many Being ______ @ Elon: D.E.E.P Conversation Series
More than a dozen events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.
Two local middle school students were honored Tuesday for their entries to an annual essay contest organized by Elon University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education.
Elon University students, faculty and staff took part in a Monday march through downtown Burlington that commemorated the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while raising awareness of work still to be done in advancing civil liberties.
Four events hosted by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life will bring Elon students together this month for conversations that engage biblical perspectives on racism & privilege.
Written and directed by Elon University senior Mia Watkins, the short film, influenced by the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, tells the story of an African-American woman attempting to find her voice in today’s society.
Ciara' Dixon ’16 and Simone Jackson ’16 have 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.
Service opportunities, lectures and other special programs at Elon in January will commemorate the legacy of the late civil rights leader. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's visit to campus on Jan. 6 headlines the event series.
Students in an Elon Core Curriculum capstone course focused on social justice and diversity heard Dec. 1 from business and nonprofit executives who offered advice for starting careers in a global economy where cultural understanding is more important than ever.
"Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives, and Civil Rights," which runs through the end of October, coincides with university events and conversations focused on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s groundbreaking book "Why We Can't Wait."
LEADSTRONG Week is an opportunity to celebrate leadership at the university with a theme this year of "Spotlighting Change Agents at Elon."
Miami Herald syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. delivered the 2015 Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Thursday night where he shared insights about race, “personal responsibility” and how to foster social justice for all people.
The Elon group took part in a workshop on "Navigating Privilege and Identity in Multifaith Engagement" for the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
Elon University's Brooke Barnett and Randy Williams offered wisdom and advice in a newspaper guest column for how people can start conversations about race.
Staff, faculty and students shared thoughts in a Friday program hosted by the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education that concluded with handwritten notes of support to a South Carolina church where nine people were killed days earlier because of their race.
Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education, collaborated with colleagues from Bowie State University in Maryland to present research on black males in education at the Institute for Study of African American Child (iSAAC) Conference on Research Directions (CORD) held May 3-6, 2015 in Hilton Head, S.C.
Hundreds of Elon University students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Moseley Center on Tuesday to speak out against acts of bias and discrimination that harm the community and devalue the lives of black students.
The 22nd annual event honored students for academic achievement and excellence in the Elon experiences.
Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education and faculty fellow for the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education, presented a program model for mentoring black males at The Association for Social and Behavioral Scientist, Inc. 80th Annual Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., March 18-22, 2015.
School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner traveled to the Big Apple in February to participate in the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, the advertising industry’s premier multicultural recruiting initiative.
Come explore, & learn more on Wednesday, February 25th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Numen Lumen Pavilion's McBride Gathering Space hosted by the CREDE and Truitt Center.
The father of Kenn Gaither, associate dean in the School of Communications, helped shape the Civil Rights Movement when he was among a group of young men who in 1961 used a "jail, no bail" tactic at a segregated South Carolina lunch counter. Their convictions were vacated on Jan. 28, 2015 - nearly 54 years to the day after their arrests.
Annette Varghese and Cincere Childress in Guilford County, and Emmanuel Lopez in Alamance County, were honored Jan. 23 for their entries in the university's 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest.
Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff met on Jan. 26 at a forum sponsored by the Black Cultural Society and The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education.
Mei-Ling Hopgood, a professor at Northwestern University and author of two books, spoke with an Elon University audience on Jan. 21 about her biological family in Taiwan, her adoption by white American parents, and the definition of “home” when you’ve lived around the globe.
Elon University hosted the African American Dance Ensemble of Durham, N.C. as students, faculty and staff gathered for a special College Coffee to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.