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Elon University in the News - Winter Term 2013

Faculty, students and staff continue making headlines for their research interests, service efforts and professional accomplishments.


The new year brought Elon University lots of attention from reporters who interviewed faculty experts on numerous current events, and featured student and alumni achievements in a variety of print, television, radio and online news outlets.

The following list should not be considered exhaustive and does not include most athletics news.


1/1/13: WFMY News 2: "The Reality About The Fiscal Cliff And Debt Ceiling" featured Assistant Professor Jason Husser analyzing the politics of the "fiscal cliff" debate in Washington over the holidays.

1/1/13: WMFY News 2: "Why Do We Wait?: Congress Votes at 11th Hour" also includes an interview with Assistant Professor Jason Husser about the last-minute culture that defines Congress in contemporary America.

1/1/13: (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: "Elon University recognized in Kiplinger's national rankings" calls attention to the university being named "among the nation’s best values in private higher education."

1/2/13: Baltimore Sun: "Ray Lewis' future could include speaking engagements, endorsements" mentions the star football linebacker's visit to Elon University in 2011 and the motivational speech he gave members of the Phoenix squad.

1/2/13: The Daniel Island (S.C.) News: "Counting her Blessings: Islander lives with Friedreich's ataxia" profiles Elon alumna Bridget Downing and her positive approaches to living with a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder.

1/5/13: The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun: "Smart phones, tablets let you monitor locks, temperature, lighting" cites findings from a June 2012 report on "smart home" technology by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University.

1/5/13: Fayetteville Observer: "Republicans in control of the legislature and governorship have big plans for changes on taxes, schools and other issue" previews upcoming political intentions by North Carolina lawmakers and cites data from a recent Elon University Poll.

1/8/13: WFMY News 2: "Expert: Climate Change Means More Hurricanes, Droughts" is an interview with Associate Professor Jeffrey Coker on the effects of global warming on people and the environment.

1/9/13: Fayetteville Observer: "We're all cliff divers" was a guest column by Assistant Professor Jason Husser on polarization in Congress and how all Americans have some responsibility for the ongoing political gridlock. The same column appeared in the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal.

1/9/13: WJLA ABC 7: "ScholarCHIPS helps students with incarcerated parents" reports out of Washington, D.C., on Elon sophomore Yasmine Arrington's nonprofit scholarship program to assist college students with one or both parents in jail.

1/9/13: Winston-Salem Journal: "Labor, management cooperation is beneficial" is a guest column by Professor Mary Gowan about the need for unions and corporate management to do a better job working together to improve conditions for everyone. The same column appeared in the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record and the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News.

1/13/13: (Durham, N.C.) Herald-Sun: "Shadows of 'Animal Farm' haunt us today" was a guest column by Professor Rosemary Haskell on the lessons George Orwell taught about the nature of power. The same column appeared in the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News.

1/17/13: WFMY News 2: "Kenneth Fernandez Explains The Gun Debate Between The President And The NRA" features the director of the Elon University Poll discussing the politics of gun control legislation.

1/22/13: WFMY News 2: "What Do Debt Ceiling Negotiations Mean For You?" includes an interview with Assistant Professor Jason Husser on the station's The Good Morning Show about ongoing fiscal negotiations in Washington, D.C.

1/23/13: WRAL-TV: "Poll: NC supports background checks, concerned about mental health" quotes Assistant Professor Kenneth Fernandez, director of the Elon University Poll, about recent findings by another firm on support for gun control measures.

1/24/13: Fayetteville Observer: "Meredith Cockman, a Fayetteville college student, is on an 11-month around-the-world mission trip" profiles a student on break from her Elon studies to assist with mission projects in several different countries.

1/24/13: National Public Radio: "Costa Rican Tribe's Traditional Medicines Get A Modern Media Makeover" is a feature report on work done by graduate students in Elon's Interactive Media program.

1/31/13: (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: "Elon grad enjoys his role in 'Mary Poppins' touring show" profiles Matt Meigs '12 and his homecoming to North Carolina as part of the touring theatrical production.

1/31/13: Shore News Today: "Brigantine gets a new flood: student volunteers" reports on an Elon University alternative break service program to New Jersey to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief.

Eric Townsend,
2/12/2013 12:37 PM