Volume XIX, Number 14
Serving the Elon College Community
February 18, 1993
■ The Student Under
graduate Research Forum will be
presented on Friday in Carlton.
Sessions are from l:3()-3:3()p.m.
and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
■ On Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Welch, author ol'|
Learning to be 85, w\\ speak on
the challenges facing the rapidly
growing population of older
adults in our society. Also, a
panel of older adults will respond
to Welch’s speech on Thursday at
8:00 p.m. Both events will be
held in Yeager Recital Hall and
admission is free. For more
information, please contact Pam
Kiser at (919)584-2.348.
■ A Spring exercise contest I
for faculty and staff begins
Monday. Prizes and incentives
will be awarded for the 10 week
contest. All those interested
should submit entry forms to
Barry Beedle at Campus Box [
2177 by Friday.
t’our Years Ago: WSOEl
staff adopLs a two-milc stretch of j
road from the corner ofl
Williamson and Haggard Avenues |
out to Highway 70.
• weive Years Ago: The!
lighting Christians returned
home from a basketball
tournament in Hawaii. Elon I
College was the only
‘‘cprcsentative of the N.A.l.A. in|
Thirteen Years Ago: Human
Service Professor Wesley Brogan
fiives the first standardized,
objective test graded by a|
Computer at Elon.
^ Get to know comedian Carrot |
^op as he cruises through
'Kansas. Read the interview on
Pages 6 and 7.
^ As part of Black History 1
^onth, test your knowledge of
‘^•rican trivia on page 3.
^ Women’s basketball wraps upj
^^cir season with a win. See page |
for the story.
Bill Harvey/The Pendulum
Back Into the swing of things
Business graduate student Kurt Daub starts hitting the books early at the Grille patio.
Gandhi follows peaceful path of grandfather
The blueprints are final. The
contractors have been chosen.
On March 9 at 4 p.m.,
construction will begin on the
S6.2 million campus center
which is expected to be
completed within 20 months.
“We are calling this a
campus center (as opposed to a
';j student center) because we do
truly want it to be a center for
campus life for the whole
campus,” said Pat Kinney,
Director of Public Information.
Features of the campus
center will include: a glass-
walled recreation room; a T.V.
lounge; office space for student
government. Student Union
Board, student media and other
student activities. ALso, the
Sec Center, Page 5
approved for fall
Arun Gandhi brought in a full
crowd to the Fine Arts Theatre
Monday night when he gave a
stirring speech on non-violence.
As a person who has suffered
from racial injustices himself,
Gandhi believes he has the right
solutions to the problems ^of
violence in the world.
“At the age of ten I suffered
beatings at the hands of whiles and
others. I wanted to grow up and do
to them what they did to me,”
It was at this lime when
Gandhi’s parents decided to send
him away from the apariheid
government of Soulh Africa lo
live with his famous grandfather,
Mahatma Gandhi, in India.
Gandhi’s grandfather taught
him to deal with anger in a
different light. He compared it lo
“This anger is a very good
thing. It’s very powerful like
electricity. If we let it run wild it
can destroy everybody but if we
use il constructively it can be to
the benefit of everyone,” Gandhi
Gandhi described iwo types of
violence: physical violence and
He believes that most tend to
concentrate more on physical
violence and ignore the passive
violence of anger, hate and
“We can’t eliminate physical
violence without eliminating
passive violence because it’s the
fuel to the fire,” Gandhi said.
According lo Gandhi, people
need to learn to recognize conflict,
See Gandhi, Page 5
Beginning next semester,
Elon students and faculty will
encounter major changes in the
college’s existing grading policy.
On Friday, Feb. 5 the Elon
faculty narrowly passed a proposal
in favor of adopting a plus/minus
grading system. The vole of 71-61
was one of the closest in recent
“Sometimes these things are
controversial,” said Dr. Gerry
Francis, Dean of Academic
Allairs. “But 1 believe that you
never can find out if they’re good
if you don’t ever try them.”
Francis believes the new
policy will help strengthen Elon’s
academic reputation through
association with schools like
UNC-Chapcl Hill and Appalachian
State which already maintain
Sec Grading, Page 5