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Home sweet Elon

March 31, 2010

There’s a running joke that students live inside an insulated, comfortable “Elon bubble” separate from the outside world. But students aren’t the bubble’s only inhabitants. For faculty-in-residence in the William R. Kenan, Jr. Honors Pavilion, Isabella Cannon International Studies Pavilion and the Colonnades, Elon is home, too.

Faculty/Staff Campaign crosses the $250,000 mark

March 29, 2010

The campus community continues to respond enthusiastically to the annual Faculty/Staff Campaign. As of mid-March, 409 employees, or 32 percent of faculty and staff, have donated $251,000 in cash and annual gift commitments. During 2008-2009, 35 percent of faculty and staff contributed $234,000 to support the university.

Demystifying the president’s office

February 12, 2010

Sitting among the beautiful furniture and fine art in the reception area of Powell Building, suite 104, you begin to understand the anxiety some faculty, staff and students might feel sitting there, waiting for an audience with President Leo M. Lambert. For the five individuals who spend the most time in the president's office, however, any unease seems incomprehensible.

The right woman for the job

February 10, 2010

In 2006, Cummings High School – located a mere six miles from Elon’s campus – was on the verge of closure, as overall student performance and achievements reached record lows. President Leo M. Lambert felt compelled to act, so he called in Deborah Long, at the time chair of Elon’s Department of Education.

Cultivating community, one cup at a time

February 10, 2010

J. Fred Young may not be a household name among many current students, faculty and staff at Elon, but he should be. During his 25-year tenure as president of Elon College, Young oversaw significant advancements at Elon, among them the Moseley Center, Koury Athletic Center and many of the current academic programs students participate in today. But his greatest legacy might not involve construction or academics; rather, it centers around something tastier: the tradition of College Coffee.