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Volume XIX, Number 13
■ Financial aid packages are
available and have been mailed
to students’ home addresses. If
you have not received yours by
February 15, please stop by the
Financial Planning Office.
■ Elon College will hold a
career lair on Thursday, Feb.
18 in the Fine Arts Building
from 1-4 p.m. Many
employers will be on hand lo
share information about their
organizations and to locate
good job candidates.
B On Monday, Feb. 15, Arun
Gandhi will speak about non
violence as a way of life in the
Fine Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
, He is the grandson of Mahauna
■ Sorority formal rush will
begin on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
If interested, registration will
be held all week in the
® Vocal jazz company
Beachfroni Property will play
^)n Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.
•n the Fine Arts Theatre.
Elon’s own Elan will join
ihem on stage on several
Three Years Ago: Epsilon
^igma Alpha .service sorority
'^as chartered. With 51 charter
''lembers, this group was the
largest collegiate chapter of
^Sa in the state.
^'ive Years Ago: Elon
Sociology professor, Dr.
Uurence Basirico co-authored
Wiology: An IniroducUon.
^•ne Years Ago: Civil
'^'Khts leader Reverend Ralph
Abernathy spoke in Whitley
Serving the Elon College Community
February 11, 1993
, n ^ . Bill Harvey/The Pendulum
Jane Romer reads a piece of African-American literature in the Alamance Rotunda,
Read-in at the Rotunda
More than 60
readers celebrate ,, ‘^7"
. . College Black LuuralSodeiy a"
part of a national effort which ^am goahs.
began last week.
Tonya R. Taylor
It s helped BCS to promote
black culture through black
authors,” Barrett said.
Selections were also read by
Dr. Fred Young, president of the
college, and Chaplain Richard
McBride. Several African-
American students from the Elon
“This is part of an international
reading chain,” said Wilhelmina
Boyd, assistant professor of
^ . English. Boyd also acted as a key
A student sat in a chair in the organizer of this event.
Alamance Rotunda, an end table and
lamp at her left. She read aloud an There were more than 300 ■'"''“••uc. several Afriean-
excerpt from Fern, a short story people who came to either listen or American students from the Elon
by Langston Hughes. read and more than 60 who shared Elementary School also attended the
their selections in reading aloud. read-in.
Students, faculty, and staff
sat on the floor and listened resting “It’s an interesting way to “We have not had a time when
their backs on the circular winter acknowledge black authors,” said there was no one here,” Boyd said,
white walls in the rotunda. Some sophomore Andrea Lauri, who
held books in their hands, using jparticipated as a reader.. Anyone who stepped into the
their fingers as a bookmark as they rotunda on Monday entered a
Floyd Barrett, sophomore and literary aunosphere. The normal
president of the Black Cultural ^ow of traffic walked by slowly,
. Society, said the read-in served heads turning in curiosity.
. iseveral ounwses. The reader’s voice ftrhrv'/t ih/.
Some sang songs of grief and
sadness, others read poems
celebrating their lost friend’s sense
of fun. The campus gathered once
again on Tuesday to mourn the
loss ol another one of its
A memorial service was held
Tuesday morning during College
Chapel for the Elon community to
say its last goodbyes to freshman
Danielle K. Rokely.
Rokely, 18, of Alexandria,
Va., died by suicide at her home
on Sunday, January 3, 1993.
Services were held in Alexandria
on January 6.
A resident of third lloor
Carolina dormitory, Rokely was
considering a journalism major.
She was involved with WSOE as
a disc jockey and with The
Pendulum as an office manager.
See Freshman, Page 6
for car break-ins
at East Campus
waited patiently for their turn to
On Monday morning at 8 a.m. aaiu I
Elon’s first Read-ln Chain began, iseveral purposes. The reader’s voice echoed the words
The chain highlighted African- of Alice Walker, sparking their
History month by offered a pool of authors, a interest. The time was now 5 p.m
oTrlirfMvknt - Lr it.....
American ni»iu., ■•■uiun oy “ o“crea a pool oi authors, a mterest. The time was now 5 p m
focusing on the coniribuUons of range of different teprescniaUons bf and the listeners remained so the
African-Anierican wruers, poets and black life, from the more hardline readers read on
As the end of final exams
neared, most students had their
minds on heading home for the
Six students living at East
Campus Apartments, however,
were in for a rude awakening on
the last day of exams when they
found their cars had been broken
into. The plot thickened when
ihey discovered that the man
arrested for the crimes was their
Deric Kevin Rutledge, 20,
then a resident of East Campus
Apartments, has been charged with
a spree of seven car break-ins
which took place at his own
apartment complex in the early
morning hours of Tuesday, Dec.
See Break-ins, Page 6