Volume XX, Number 8
Serving the Elon College Community
Eloa will host aa Academy
award-winning direcUM- and pro
ducer next wedc.
Barbara Trrat will speak in
WhiUey Auditorium on Novan
ber 17 at 7:30 pjn.
The Panama Deception, the
1993 award- winning dcknmien-
t9ry> tries to show tte unbiased
•nith crf'ibe United States involve-
iQent in Panama according to a
Tbe documentary uses actual
footage of the invasion of Panama
®nd interviews with pe(^le who
Trent is founder and co-ii-
fector of the Empowerment
^ject which is a media resource
center that assists independoit
P«X)ducers. She is a leader in
fighting against self-coisorship
by the media.
- Sarah Mitchell
Faculty members have been
dsked not to advise students on
^e new four-hour curriculum
^til it is finalized.
Discussing the changes would
'^ly be confusing, said Gerry
'*^is, vice-president of aca-
Students pre-registering for
^ spring have been asking how
new curriculum will affect
A curriculum committee be-
an reviewing the proposed
changes this week. Francis
the new curriculum could be
^Wed on by January.
- Heather Anderson
^ blazing hotline provides
?^fldeniial way of reporting
’'‘cidents. See page. 4.
^ Volunteers aid flood victims,
^ page 5.
Bill Harvey/The Pendulum
In rememberance of Veterans Day, Reglstar Mark Albertson
displays a jar of sand from Utah Beach, where many Americans
gave their lives on the D-Day Invasion of World War II.
Elon Teaching Fellows Program
unable to recruit more males
Elon College has been unable
to attract more men to the
teaching fellows program.
The ratio of women to men in
Elon’s teaching fellows program
is 8-to-2. Lawrence H. Simon, is
the director of the North Carolina
teaching fellows program at Elon
After graduation, a teaching
fellow must teach in the North
Carolina public school system for
four years. As a reward, Elon’s
program offers those students the
opportunity to attend college free
of cost. The only financial
obligation the student has during
their four years in school is the
expense of the textbooks.
“We need a higher number of
males to serve as role models,
said Jo Ann Norris, administrator
of the teaching fellows program
for North Carolina. North
Carolina is trying to attract
talented men into the profession,
Although Norris is unaware
of any specific outreach programs
for men, “the campuses who offer
the teaching fellows program are
asked to target special programs
for them,” she said.
However, Zuni Johnson,
sophomore teaching fellow, said
“the state really hasn’t done
“It isn’t that they do not want
to do anything, the state just
doesn’t know what to do,”
Regardless, Johnson said, “It
really isn’t a gender thing at Elon.
They try to attract the top teaching
fellows out of the state because of
the great program the college has
Because teaching has been
viewed “historically as a
profession dominated by women,”
it has been difficult to find men
interested in a teaching career, said
Men often visualize a “school
teacher as a woman with her hair
in a bun teaching in a little red
school house. Therefore, the
stereotype turns many men away
from the profession,” said Shelly
Gandy, a sophomore teaching
A teacher’s annual income is
another factor why men decide not
to enter the field of education.
“Salary is the biggest turn off to
the teaching profession,” said
Many men still “feel the need
to support a family,” Simon said.
In most states the salary for a
teacher ranges between $19,000 to
$22,000 a year.
Either way, said Johnson, the
student, whether man or woman,
"has to have a lot of dedication,
and know they want to be a
teacher before they agree to
become a teaching fellow.”
Since the state invests $5,000
a year for each student to
participate in the program, the
student is responsible to pay “the
state $20,000” if they decide to
quit, said Simon.
Regardless of the stereotypes
and salaries associated with
teaching, “it is good to encourage
males to enter the profession, and
encourage them to apply for the
teaching fellows program,” said
Gandy. However, she added, “It’s
important to make sure the
students accepted for the program
are not only dedicated, but will
make a valuable contribution to
the teaching profession.”
at faculty meeting
The Elon College faculty
Friday tentatively approved giving
the SGA president a say-so in
selecting the student members on a
new general studies committee.
However, the faculty will have
to vote again at the Dec. 1
meeting because not enough
faculty members attended Friday’s
meeting, English professor Russ
Gill said Tuesday.
The faculty’s recommendation
will go to the Board of Trustees
for a final decision.
The general studies committee
will oversee the new general
studies curriculum that starts next
- fall. The committee will have six
faculty members, a director of
general studies, a director of the
writing program and two students.
For nearly two hours, the
faculty heatedly debated how to
select committee members.
See Faculty Meeting, Page 4
Purpose of blood
A controversial blood drive
netted 175 pints of blood for the
Red Cross last week.
The blood drive on Nov. 2
was part of the competition for
homecoming this week. More
than 200 peq)le donated blood.
The Student Government
Association decided to incorporate
community service into this
year’s homecoming. The
competition is based upon a 100-
point system, with points given
at each event SGA originally
organized the event so that the
organization with the most
people donating blood would
receive the most points.
Many students complained,
saying they were being forced to
donate blood. SGA changed the
rules so that each organization
See Blood Drive, Page 4