Volume XXIII, Number 22
Informing the Elon College Community
SGA revises judicial process
Eton prepares for Greek
tour the college
Is there life after
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A look at the move to the
The Student Government
Association (SGA) recently ap
proved changes in the college’s ju
dicial process. The changes still need
to be approved by the Elon admin
The judicial system is cur
rently set up with a Hearing Board
to hear major social violations, such
as sexual assault or drug posses
In minor incidences, such as
first time alcohol offenders, stu
dents have the choice of whether
they want to meet with the appro
priate dean or with the Hearing
Since students usually choose
not to appear before the Hearing
Board, the Board has not heard a
case in almost five years.
If the new process takes af
fect, the Hearing Board will see all
cases, no matter their degree of se
“Also, if this (bill) is approved
and put into action we would like to
have at least one or two of those
positions to be elected officers,”
said Scott Nelson, assistant dean of
see SGA, page 5
Summit unites students, faculty
Photo Courtesy College Relations
Junior Matt Syno greets and motivates the students, faculty and staff who
attended the first annual Academic Summit April 4.
Mission accomplished. Elon’s first
academic summit, which was held April 4,
opened the lines of communication between
students, faculty and staff.
The sunimit began with an introduc
tion by Matt 'Syno, a member of the Aca
demic Summit Planning Committee. He dis
cussed the commitment aspect of the summit.
“It’s all about dedication,” Syno said.
“Just showing up to this summit isn’t dedica
tion enough. We have to get involved.”
Syno, along with others, believes that
Elon could make some academic improve
“Is just being good going to be good
enough?” Syno asked. “Don’t you have to be
better to get ahead in the world today?”
One of the main topics that was dis
cussed at the summit was if Elon students
have a good balance between their social and
see SUMMIT, page 5
on the^ learning Community
y/gtKics Survey Analysis
Town accepting bids for new sidewalk
Construction bids for the East
Haggard Avenue sidewalk will be
approved by the aldermen for the
Town of Elon College at the city
council meeting on Tuesday, April
Construction of the sidewalk
will begin 30 days after the the bid
The existing sidewalk at
Lawrence Avenue, which is the
entrance to East Campus Apart
ments, will be widened and extend
1,000 feet to Oak Hill Ap^ments,
A crosswalk, additional light
ing and recycling receptacles will
be added along the sidewalk, town
manager Michael A. Dula, said.
The sidewalk is a joint effort
between the Student Government
Association, Elon College and the
Town of Elon College. Each group
agreed to pay one-third of the total
cost of the sidewalk, which is esti
mated at $22,550, Dula said.
The exact total for the side
walk construction will be announced
after a bid is awarded.
“We ultimately decided that
this would be a cooperative venture
and it is. now a. reality,” .C}pwld.
Whittington, vice president of busi
ness and finance, said.
Ashton Newhall, former SGA
president, gave a check for $7,517
on behalf of the SGA to the Town of
Elon College on March 10.
“It was difficult to get it passed
through the Senate because they
felt it was the town’s responsibil
ity,” Newhall said.
“Because we have limited
funds, it helps when someone par
ticipates in a project with us,” Dula
said about the SGA’s donation.
“It gives us a basis. We
see SIDEWALK, page 5