Volume XXIII, Number 16
Informing the Elon College Community
SGA chooses to postpone elections
Changes In Eion*» Fellows
A took at eating
disorders and what can
As of Monday night, twenty
leadership positions in the Student
Government Association (SGA)
stood uncontested forcing current
SGA executives to hold a meeting
which resulted in a collective deci
sion to postpone the elections.
Originally set for Feb. 23 and
24, SGA elections will now take
place on Feb. 25 and 26.
The SGA is pushed for time as
officers for the following school
year are mandated to be present at
SGA’s budget hearing which will
take place on March 3 through 5.
Application packets are avail
able to all students and are due at
Elon students may soon be able
use their meal plans to eat when
ever and as many times as they
want without having to worry about
running out of weekly meals.
Some of Elon’s dining offi
cials are experimenting with the
idea of creating two new meal plans.
One of the plans would be an
unlimited plan, with which students
could eat as many times at they
wanted in a given day all semester.
The second would be a block
plan with which a student could
8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in
The executive committee de
cided that Feb. 25 was the latest
possible date to start the elections
and there will be no further post
“If we didn’t have electronic
voting this (postponement)
wouldn’ t be happening,” said Mark
pay for a certain amount of meals in
a semeseter and use them when
ever they pleased.
The block plan as well as the
unlimited meal plan would be avail
able during normal dining hours,
which may be extended to a later
Currently the two meal plans
are in an early and uncertain stage.
“We’re trying to figure things out
right now,” said Gerald
Whittington, vice president of busi
ness and finance at Elon.
Jeff Gazda, director of dining
services, says that nothing definite
can be said yet.
Richter, SGA treasurer and execu
tive presidential candidate.
If necessary, run-off proceed
ings will occur on March 3. How
ever, run-offs are unlikely since
there must be three people running
for the same executive position in
order to have a run-off
see ELECTIONS, page 5
Currently the plans are being
introduced to focus groups for feed
back. From this feedback the ad
ministration will decide whether or
not to go through with any serious
development with the new meal
“Either one of them would
work, it all depends on the person,”
said junior Camille Weir.
“I prefer the 15-meal plan be
cause I get more on my card to grab
something when I am in a rush. It’s
more convenient for me because I
have classes at all times during the
day and I would probably just stick
with the 15-meal plan.”
Men*s spring sports
A look at the Elon and
High Point rivalry
Jenny Jarnecke/The Pendulum
Members of Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Mu wait to meet and greet their new
sisters at Bid Circle on Saturday. For more pictures from the sorority Bid
Circle see page 18.
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Editor in Chief
The search for Elon’s new president is
The executive committee for the Board
of Trustees has developed a plan to search
for current Elon President Fred Young’s
Young announced his plans to retire at
the end of the year on Feb. 5.
Trustee Noel Allen was selected as the
search committee chair. Trustee Gail Drew
was chosen as vice chair.
“The Board of Trustees has embarked
upon a careful process that will conclude
with the most important decision this board
has made in 25 years,” Allen said.
“We see the path ahead as a challenge
and an opportunity — a challenge to find a
successor to one of the best college leaders in
see SEARCH, page 5
School examines new meal plans