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In My Words: The time has come for vaccine mandates in North Carolina

August 30, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Sociology Raj Ghoshal writes that a vaccination mandate will be critical to turning the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article appeared in the Greensboro News & Record and the Burlington Times-News.

In My Words: Why Trump voters should choose to take the COVID vaccine

August 17, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon makes an argument for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically targeting those who voted for Donald Trump but have not yet been vaccinated. The article was published by the Burlington Times-News and Greensboro News & Record.

In My Words: The 1619 Project, World War II and The Alamo: The past is always up for grabs

August 9, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell looks at how new explorations of history, such as the 1619 Project and new books on World War II and the Alamo are challenging our understanding of the past. The column was published in the Burlington Times-News, Greensboro News & Record and the Greenville Daily Reflector.

In My Words: Learning about equity is as simple as sitting at a table

August 3, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Naeemah Clark looks at the challenges we have in society with equity, with a unique analogy of a left-handed student faced with a classroom mostly filled with right-handed desks. The column appeared in The Burlington Times-News and the Greenville Daily Reflector.

In My Words: This 4th of July, embrace your liberty

July 6, 2021

This column by Associate Professor of Journalism Amanda Sturgill was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Burlington Times-News, the Greenville (N.C.) Daily Reflector and other media outlets.

In My Words: A Pathway to Free Expression in the Workplace

March 4, 2021

In this offering from the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professors Naeemah Clark and Brooke Barnett offer guidance to organizations about creating a workplace culture that navigates the tension between free expression and inclusivity. The column was published in The Times-News of Burlington.

In My Words: Do not go gentle? Thoughts on retirement in high, and low, places

January 6, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Rosemary examines how various leaders and society have answered the sometimes thorny question of when is the right time to retire. The column was published by the Burlington Times-News, the Greensboro News & Record, the Durham Herald-Sun and the Raleigh News & Observer.

In My Words: Resolved — I won’t contribute to fake news

January 5, 2021

In this article distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor Amanda Sturgill writes about her resolution to do what she can to stem the spread of fake news. The article was published by the Burlington Times-News and the Greensboro News & Record.

In My Words: COVID vaccine may provide an end to this pandemic

January 5, 2021

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Dave Gammon makes the case for the COVID-19 vaccine. The column was published by the Burlington Times-News, the Greensboro News & Record, the Lexington Dispatch and the Asheboro Courier-Tribune.