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.
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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.
The facility brought together dozens of Elon students, faculty and staff for its opening—something it aims to do routinely to foster community.
A new resource room in Moseley Center will serve as a place for the Elon community to engage intellectually and socially around gender and LGBTQIA topics.
Manuel Gomez visited Elon University on Oct. 1, 2013, for a program sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning and the Better Together Living Learning Community.
Elon students attended a conference in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a theme based on the bestselling book "Lean In" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
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.
Elon Hillel asked students on Tuesday to take a stand when they hear or see others make intolerant or hateful comments that disregard the cherished values of Elon University’s inclusive community.
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.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Junot Díaz shared with an Elon University audience on Tuesday his approach to writing, his concerns about the way minorities are marginalized in the United States - and how he thinks American youth can change the world.
Elon students, faculty and staff marked the 50th anniversary of MLK's famous speech by coming together in McKinnon Hall to hear its rebroadcast and reflections from today's political and spiritual leaders.
Yasmine Arrington’s work with ScholarCHIPS earned her an honor from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
As part of the award, Brittany Carroll '11 will pursue a master's degree at American University before serving as a U.S. foreign service officer for three years.
The Phoenix football player has received the award for post-grad study in a sports-related program.
Elon's first black students spoke to current students at the 20th annual ceremonies on April 27.
Matthew Antonio Bosch currently directs GLBTA programs at the University of Minnesota.