Volume XVIII, Number 10 Serving the Elon College Community November 15, 1991
■ Catch the last home
football game of the year on
Saturday when Elon plays
Wingate. Kickoff is scheduled for
■ On Saturday, students,
faculty and staff are invited to
attend Melba Toast and
Guacamole: an open reading of
poetry and prose. Participants can
read from one of their favorite
works 01* r^d one of the works of
their favorite authors. The action
begins at 3 p.m. in Whitley
■ Tuesday, the Elon
College Counseling and Support
Staff is sponsoring a "PSTSS-
Post School Traumatic Shock
Syndrome." This seminar is
designed to give students tips on
how to successfully re-enter their
home after being away at school.
The program begins at 7 p.m. in
the Harper Center Lounge.
Twenty-three years ago:
Monday, July 15, 1968 was
designated as "Elon Library Move
In Day." Each person who carried
ten loads of books from Carlton
library to McEwen library was
given a free steak dinner in the
Forty-one years ago:
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium
was dedicated on December 2,
1950. Construction costs on the
building were $250,000.
Sixty-four years ago:
Elon held a ceremony for the
dedication of the Duke Science
One hundred and two
years ago: On March 11, 1889,
the legislature of North Carolina
chartered Elon College.
■ New recycling bins will
arrive soon. See the story on
■ Alcohol awareness speaker,
Mike Green, has a humorous
touch. Check out the story on
■ Elon's programming team
does well at the Southeast
Regionals in South Carolina. Sec
the story on page 12.
Trees, flowers and
people displayed their fall
colors around campus
Pendulum photo editor,
Rob Whiteside, captured
campus activity within the
beauty of the season.
SGA faces lean times, seeks fee increase
Everyone's heard that Magic
Johnson has AIDS. But what does
that have to do with students at
Actually, the saga of Magic
Johnson affects all students who
are sexually active.
Last Thursday, Johnson
announced he was infected with
HIV, the virus that precludes
AIDS, the final stage of the
disease. A national hero and idol
is now afflicted with one of the
world’s fastest growing diseases.
But what does that have to do
A great deal, according to
Mary Jane Salter, Nursing Director
of Elon's Health Services.
Students who engage in risky
sexual behavior are a prime target
for being infected with the HIV
See AIDS, Page 10
The Student Government
Association is faced with an
increased demand for funding and a
smaller pot to dish it out of.
In the past five years. Elon’s
tuition has more than doubled, but
student activity fees, which fund
S.G.A., have only increased from
$25 to $35.
"I think it is lime for the
student fee increase," S.G.A.
President Carter Smith said. In
order to do that S.G.A. has to get
a proposal to the Board of Trustees
by December for discussion at
their spring meeting.
The number of organizations
funded by the S.G.A. has increased
from 39 in 1990 to between 43
and 45 in 1991, Smith'^said.
Two years ago S.G.A. funded
only 36 campus organizations.
Smith said S.G.A. could not
increase SUB’s budget this year.
"And you look at a situation like
(SUB) that does so much for the
campus, where (costs) arc
increasing, but yet the student fee
is not," Smith said. "There's less
money in the pot to give out and
things get real tight."
The last activity fee increase
was from S30 to $35 during the
1988-89 school year. Since that
time, student enrollment has
decreased steadily while the
number of campus organizations
needing funding has increased.
Enrollment in the Fall of
1989 was 3,368, dropping to
3,263 in the Fall of 1990, and it
dropped again this fall to the
present enrollment of 3,221. The
lower the enrollment, the lower
the amount of activity fees
"I hope that before I graduate
See SGA, Page 10
Arrest warrants have been
issued for an Elon student who
allegedly resisted arrest and
assaulted an ofl'icer from the Elon
College police department.
Junior, Dale Alan Tuck, a
resident of Manning Ave., was
charged with one count of
assaulting a police officer and one
count of resisting arrest in
connection with an incident that
began as a routine traffic stop on
Sunday, according to police
See Charges, Page 6