Volume XXIII, Number 15
Informing the Elon College Community
President Fred Young
announces his retirement
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Editor in Chief
Elon College President J. Fred
Young announced his upcoming
retirement Feb. 6 at the faculty
Young has served as president
since 1973 and will retire on Dec.
“I think it is the right time for
the college and for me,” Young
told the faculty Friday.
Young’s startling announce
ment came just moments after he
told the faculty that the Board of
Trustees had approved the start of
construction for the new library.
“It is an appropriate time for
me to leave the college,” said
‘The new science building is
nearing completion and construc
tion of the library and new student
housing will soon be under way.
My objective is to secure funding
for the new athletic stadium by the
end of the year.”
Young asked the faculty and
staff not to let go of their visions for
the college after his retirement.
“We can not lose our momen
tum,” he said, “which means its full
speed ahead for our departments,
deans and vice presidents.”
The Board of Trustees will
begin searching for Young’s suc
cessor at its meeting in March,
■ see YOUNG, page 5
SGA to help
Photo courtesey College Relations
President Fred Young receives a standing ovation from the faculty and staff after
announcing his retirement at the end of the calender year.
Ever notice how hard it is to walk down
East Haggard Avenue? Elon’s Student Gov
ernment Association has.
The SGA voted on Feb. 5 to fund one-
third of the total cost to construct a new
sidewalk down East Haggard Avenue.
Construction plans include the widen
ing and lengthening of the existing sidewalk,
which will be extended from Sheraton to
In addition to the sidewalk a new cross
walk will be formed joining both sides of
Haggard Avenue, making it easier and safer
for students to walk to East Campus.
see SIDEWALK, page 7
Committee to discuss organizational funding
Julie Koch &
The Student Government
Association’s Budget Committee
is once again meeting to decide the
amount of money each non-Greek
campus organization will receive.
Campus organizations are
asked to assess their financial situ
ation arid submit a practical and
feasible budget for the upcoming
Requests for funding are due
Feb. 20 in Moseley 231. Decisions
will be made public on March 12
after the Student Senate votes on
SGA uses the same process
annually to determine how much
money each organization will re
Once funding requests are re
turned to SGA they are reviewed
by the Budget Committee, which is
made up of nine people including
SGA adviser Barb Carlton, the SGA
president and the president-elect,
the SGA treasurer and treasurer-
elect, and the four class treasurers.
Carlton has no vote but simply
advises the committee.
Mark Richter, who plays both
the role of committee chairman and
SGA treasurer, plays a vital part in
the budget committee proceedings,
yet does not have a vote.
“Because I am chairing the
committee I have a lot of say in
what goes on so they don’t give the
treasurer a vote,” said Richter.
Last year Richter, was respon
sible for approximately $330,000
and reviewed applications from 49
organizations. The requests ex
ceeded the allocated budget by more
see FUNDING, page 7