Articles by Eric Townsend

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New program helps Elon track records in digital format

October 19, 2007

Elon employees copy thousands of documents each year, from student applications to worker resumes to purchase receipts. All those photocopiers may soon get a lighter workload. The university purchased a program this month that allows millions of documents to be stored in electronic format, a move to both help the environment and increase staff efficiency.

Olympia Dukakis to visit Elon and talk with public

October 19, 2007

Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis will answer questions from the public on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of her two-day visit to Elon University that includes an afternoon master class in the Center for the Arts.

Elon professors offer advice for preventing student plagiarism

October 18, 2007

What leads to plagiarism in student work? How can educators discourage academic fraud? Two Elon professors believe most student plagiarism happens by mistake. And they say that one way to prevent dishonesty is to make the writing process part of all classroom curricula.

Acclaimed actress tells Elon students to “insist on how you’re going to be defined”

October 18, 2007

The tallest hurdle in her storied career was overcoming her own name. For Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, a Greek heritage limited early opportunities to audition for theater productions in the 1950s and 60s. Her lesson to current Elon students: “Take total and full responsibility for yourself. You want to work? Figure out a way to do it. … Just don't wait for people to give it to you.” 

Elon to students: Keep personal info protected online

October 17, 2007

The university has launched a new effort to warn students of the dangers of posting personal data to online social networking sites. Student workers in the technology office scoured Facebook to find classmates whose room location was viewable by the public, and starting this week, school officials are reminding those who do not protect that information of the risks they incur.