Category Archives: Special topics

Brian Williams Shares Inspiration with Elon Students

Brian Williams captured his audience with his wisdom and wit as he answered eager student’s questions at Elon University. Williams educated the packed Whitley Auditorium as they listened intently- the only noise that could be heard was the snapping of … Continue reading

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Brian Williams Leads Elon University Convocation

NBC news anchor Brian Williams and five distinguished guests are leading Elon University’s Convocation for Honors tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Distinguished guests include David Gergen, David Walker, Shirley Ann Jackson, Eboo Patel and David Levin. The speakers will discuss … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Future of Food

Elizabeth Kolbert puzzled the crowd when she asked them five simple words, do you like to eat? Expressing in her speech Thursday night at McCrary theater, that eating may become a privilege and not a priority. Kolbert, a writer for … Continue reading

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Is It All Worth It?

Nina Boston, a sophomore from Westminster, Md, questions if Elon University’s construction is all actually worth it. It was not the loud banging or the shaking rooms that put Boston over the edge but the financial issues of the future. … Continue reading

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Hooked on Diet Soda, or Hooked on the Article?

The┬áCNN article, “Can you get hooked on diet soda?” carries some strong structural features. This story’s opening picture first caught my eye, and the hyperlink in the lede of the first paragraph urged me on to read more. As I … Continue reading

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Our Blog: Where We Write for an Audience

The value of writing for a blog is that others read it. As pre-professionals, students need to sense the joy and the responsibility of crafting articles, reports and dialogue meant for others to read and understand. This blog gives us … Continue reading

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