In an open letter to presidential hopefuls, Professor Rosemary Haskell uses literature and knowledge of her native Great Britain to make the case for American policymakers treating firearms as a public health issue.
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If you're planning one final trip to the shore before the arrival of autumn, Associate Professor Jeffrey S. Coker has data and perspective about the "summer of the shark" that he shares in a guest column published by several regional newspapers.
Associate Professor Tom Nelson shared the tragic story of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed 70 years ago this summer near the end of World War II, in a guest column published by several regional newspapers.
Elon University's Brooke Barnett and Randy Williams offered wisdom and advice in a newspaper guest column for how people can start conversations about race.
In a guest column published by several regional newspapers, Associate Professor Prudence Layne reflects on the summer tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, and society's culpability for what transpired at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Professor Tom Mould explains the power of symbols in a column published by several regional newspapers as Americans discuss and debate the future of the Confederate flag.
Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher writes for regional newspapers about the ease with which Americans forget about good police officers in an era when the public is easily riveted by abuses caught on cell phone video.
Greg Zaiser, vice president for admissions and financial planning at Elon University, writes for regional newspapers about the need to preserve federal funding that helps students of modest means afford college.
Jonathan D. Jones, an instructor in the School of Communications and director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition, writes for regional newspapers about his concerns with proposed changes to open record laws in North Carolina.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters in the Department of Religious Studies writes for regional newspapers about efforts to amend a North Carolina law that defines sex education and why changes might do more harm than good.
In the lead up to Earth Day 2015, Associate Professor Dave Gammon writes for regional newspapers about the falling costs of solar energy and the bright news ahead for both the environment and industry.
Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher and Kaitlin Ugolik '09 co-authored a column for regional newspapers in defense of journalists and the vital role they play in creating an informed democracy.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters recently published a column on the Huffington Post and in regional newspapers about the complexity of teaching her young daughters about the history of racism in the United States and the concept of privilege.
Kenn Gaither, an associate professor and associate dean in the School of Communications, writes in regional newspapers about his experience growing up the son of a civil rights activist and what a recent South Carolina courtroom decision says about today's struggles for social justice.
FOX's "Empire," one of 2015's most popular new television programs, is setting Hollywood records for audience growth, and Associate Professor Naeemah Clark writes in a column for regional newspapers about some of the reasons behind its success.
Associate Professor Mathew Gendle writes for several regional newspapers about the impact drug laws have on foreign nations and how changes to American policies will create civic stability elsewhere, which can influence the number of people seeking refuge in the United States.
Professor Rosemary Haskell reflects in a newspaper column on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" and points to issues of poverty, class and gender that remain relevant today.
Using stories from his own interactions with the journalistic legend, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored a reflection for regional newspapers on the October death of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark authored a newspaper column that reflects on the relationship she shares with her father and her recent efforts to teach him social media best practices.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in regional newspapers about the legacy of outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his role in addressing racial inequalities in the United States.
After his only child moved away this fall to college, Associate Professor Thomas Nelson writes in regional newspapers about the passage of time and how life fulfillment must now come from new sources.
Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.
Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.
Professor Tom Arcaro writes for regional newspapers about the need for the United States to take a leadership role in the creation of a Palestinian state, which he argues will promote regional stability and make America more secure.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.
A new James Brown biopic gives Associate Professor Naeemah Clark an opportunity to reflect on her own research into "Soul Brother No. 1" on the opinion pages of several regional newspapers.
Following the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Assistant Professor Jason Husser examines survey data on American attitudes toward mental health and calls for more efforts to be made to remove the stigma of depression.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne describes in several regional newspapers the fleeting nature of social media hashtags and how only a proper education can effectively combat social injustice.
Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored an opinion column for several North Carolina newspapers about the disdain politicians can show toward those at the very top of their professions.
Professor Pranab Das writes in regional newspapers about the missed opportunity for reasoned debates and conversations on the nature of human life in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on Hobby Lobby, insurance and birth control.
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark writes for several regional newspapers about the role she fulfills, and the community she builds, when sharing television show recommendations with friends and loved ones.
After watching parts of the World Cup from where he's lived this spring in Costa Rica, Professor Tom Arcaro writes for regional newspapers about common humanity on display in the largest global sporting event of the year.
Professor Steve Braye laments lawmakers' treatment of North Carolina public school teachers and students in a guest column published by regional newspapers.
Professor Rosemary Haskell authored a column for regional newspapers in which she analyzes a national debate over professors warning students in syllabi about sensitive material to be covered in a course.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne wrote a column for regional newspapers on the legacy of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who died at home in North Carolina on May 28, 2014.
Professor Tom Arcaro writes for regional newspapers about the keys to success for fresh college graduates joining international aid and development organizations like the Peace Corps and OxFam International
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark writes for regional newspapers about the joys and sadness each spring of watching students graduate.
Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher writes in several regional newspapers about the activist history of a church that filed a federal lawsuit to overturn North Carolina's constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark criticizes in newspaper guest columns an entertainment industry that perpetuates standards of beauty that celebrate lighter complexions over elegance also found in people with darker skin.
Too many "filler words" are making too many people look less than confident about their ideas, and Mark Fox, who teaches public speaking in the School of Communications, offers suggestions in regional newspapers on countering the problem.
Associate Professor Dave Gammon writes in a newspaper opinion column about the tension between strong religious adherents and members of the scientific community, arguing how the two groups aren't mutually exclusive.
On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles making their American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Associate Professor Michael Frontani shares insights in regional newspapers about early setbacks for one of the biggest bands of the modern era.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.
Professor Pranab Das writes in a newspaper opinion column published across the region about the reasons climate change has subsided from public debate in recent years.
Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance shares in regional newspapers her advice for setting realistic and obtainable goals for improving your life in the new year.
Professor Tom Arcaro illustrates in a newspaper guest column how humans now more than ever are looking beyond politics and lines on a map to provide comfort and aid to those in need.
Associate Professor Naeemah Clark in the School of Communications writes in a newspaper opinion column how several "reality" television programs don't accurately portray the roles African-American women play in their communities.
The recent kidnappings of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers in Syria are the backdrop to a newspaper column from Professor Tom Arcaro on the responsibilities people have to assist aid workers.
Public policy debates on addressing climate change are one thing, but in a newspaper guest column, Associate Professor Dave Gammon says it's time to move past disagreements about the scientific data proving that humans are largely the cause.
When a North Carolina school system temporarily pulled "Invisible Man" from its libraries, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher turned to newspaper opinion pages to explain why such bans are misguided.