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: ​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. 

In My Words: Tax reform plan unfairly targets universities, workers and students

In this column, Elon President Leo M. Lambert writes that the tax plan now being considered in Congress undermines private higher education. 

In My Words: Don’t just thank veterans. Get to know them.

Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate  about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.

In My Words: ​Oct. 31 is also Reformation Day

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes in this column about the often overlooked history of Oct. 31 as Reformation Day. 

In My Words: ​We the People seek an end to partisan gerrymandering

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that we deserve better than politically driven legislative maps.