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  1. Lang Hilgartner: Poetic Encounters with the Holocaust

    Quiqui Lang Hilgartner, adjunct instructor in world languages and cultures, discusses how her summer translation project with a Sephardic Holocaust suvivor has changed her perspective as she begins this new school year.

  2. In My Words: Dispatches from the front

    Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey C. Pugh writes about his experience as a counterprotestor in Charlottesville, Virginia, the hatred he experienced and what he believes was driving it.

  3. The Conversation: End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'

    Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire writes about how a move to ban systems that totally encrypt messages from sender to recipient threatens access to the best security mechanisms. Originally published by The Conversation, the article has appeared in Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Phys.org and other media outlets. 

  4. In My Words: How to disagree in close quarters

    The Burlington Times-News and The Huffington Post recently featured a guest column by Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, who writes about the lessons learned from students who disagree without being disagreeable. 

  5. In My Words: Owning the Stories of Slaves in America

    Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, who assesses reactions to recent comments by first lady Michelle Obama about the role of slave labor in the construction of the White House. 

  6. In My Words: The constitutionality of HB2 revisited

    Elon University School of Law faculty members Scott Gaylord and Tom Molony wrote for several regional newspapers about the way the controversial law known as HB2 might be upheld in North Carolina, and why the debate over such laws should continue regardless. 

  7. In My Words: An open-and-shut case against HB2

    Elon University School of Law Associate Professor Enrique Armijo penned a column for North Carolina's largest newspapers in which he argues that state lawmakers passed an unconstitutional law this spring by limiting the rights of local towns and counties to create nondiscrimination ordinances. 

  8. In My Words: The threat of Obama

    Professor Rebecca Todd Peters' recent blog entry for Patheos.com - a column also published by regional newspapers - deconstructs the historical context for animosity toward President Barack Obama that, in some instances, is directly tied to racism.

  9. In My Words: OscarsSoWhat?

    Associate Professor Naeemah Clark recently published a column in regional newspapers about the lack of diversity among 2016 Academy Award nominees, and how recent changes in the Academy will produce a broader selection of nominees in future years.