Volume XXIII, Number o
informing the Elon College Community
SGA prepares for the
Standards for ineomiBg
fresiunen on the lise
A look at the women of
Meet the new Miss
Black Cuitnral Society
Elon's Oscar picks
Catch up on the baseball
team*s exciting season
The football team piays
their spring game
Board of Trustees holds spring meeting
Total student costs
raised by 5.16 percent
Editor in Chief
The Board of Trustees ap
proved a $49.9 million budget that
includes the smallest tuition increase
in 25 years and a total increase to
residential students of $811.
Tuition will rise by $605 to
$11,927 for the year. The cost of
room and board will rise to $4,376,
an increase of $206. Student fees
will remain at $220,
The total cost for an on-cam-
pus student next year will be $ 16,523
— a 5.16 percent increase over
Vice President of Business
and Finance Gerald Whittington
said, “Given the constraints of any
budget, I think the budget passed by
the Board is a good one.”
Whittington did not know if
financial aid would be increased
see TUITION, page 5
Editor in Chief
The Board of Trustees passed
a policy that would require all sopho
mores to live on campus.
The requirement, which was
passed at the spring meeting held
March 10 and 11, will take affect
with the incoming freshman class.
“The main purpose of adding
sophomores to the residency re
quirement is to increase student
success at Elon,” said John Barnhill,
assistant to the dean of students.
Assistant Director of Hous
ing Operations Mark Harris said
that studies have shown that stu
dents who live on campus have a
higher graduation rate than those
Harris also said if students
live on campus for two years they
are rnpre likely to stay on campus.
see HOUSING, page 5
The Student Government Association (SGA) met
last week to vote on the organizational budgets for 1998-
The committee, which is comprised of the current
executive treasurer, the treasurer-elect, the SGA presi
dent and president-elect, the four class treasurers and
SGA adviser Barb Carlton provided the SGA with a
proposed budget for Elon’s recognized organizations.
The SGA is not responsible for finances dealing
with Greek organizations.
Many changes were made from last year’s bud
get. For example, the Liberal Arts Forum received an
see BUDGET, page 6
Friendly Fire Andrew Brickey/ Ttie Pendulum
Freshmen Todd Ebba, left, and DeWayne Banks go head-to-head at
the air hockey table in the game room Tuesday afternoon.
Construction causes parking problems
Construction workers closed
off the south end of Moseley Center
parking lot on March 16 to make
way for the building of the new
Moseley Center will tempo
rarily lose about240spaces as work
ers begin construction. The north
end of the Moseley parking lot, near
the Loy Center, is still available to
students and staff, but a barrier
blocks parking in the south end.
Students concerned about
lack of available parking spaces
needn’t worry. The parking lot
behind the new science building
should be paved by Tuesday, said
Chuck Gantos, director of campus
safety and police.
The new parking lot will pro
vide about 200 new spaces, almost
compensating for the loss in Mose
ley Center. Students with “C” reg
istration permits can park in the
new lot. Problems finding parking
spaces should be minor.
“We have ample parking
spaces,” said Gantos. “People would
just like them to be more conve
Gantos said students and staff
should use the new parking lot and
warns that security will be ticketing
those who use the construction as
an excuse to snag more desirable
spaces they’re not registered for.
Some students find the con
struction an inconvenience.
“If s nearly impossible to find
a spot in Moseley,” Elizabeth
Ryan Riggleman, who re
cently got a ticket for parking in the
library lot, said the overall parking
situation has improved since they
opened up the science building lot.
“It’s just far from everything,”
Students can hope to see park
ing improve once the science build
ing lot is paved and lined.