Volume XXIV, Number 20
Informing the Elon College Community
March 11, 1999
Model ON: Tlie first in a
series of articles oti
organizations that promote
involvement m your major
To pot or not to pot:
Legalization of marijuana
week in review
Board of Trustees pays annual visit to Elon
Emily MacDonnell/T/ie Pendulum
A member of the Board of Trustees talks with Elon faculty at College Coffee in Wednesday, March 10.
The Board was here this week to discuss the progress of the Elon Vision, especially the new stadium.
This week, the Elon College
Board of Trustees is holding its
spring meeting here at the college.
In addition to regular meetings of
the Investment, Campus Life, De
velopment, Educational Affairs and
Financial Affairs Committees, the
Trustees will also be evaluating tech
nology at Elon, as well as working
on the proposals for the new foot
A number of speakers will be
informing the Board of the technol
ogy needs of Elon College as it
enters the new millennium.
see TRUSTEES, page 5
SGA establishes public forum time
The Student Go vemment As
sociation (SGA) at their March 4
meeting passed a bill to establish a
public forum time which allows
members of the student body to
speak about issues during meetings.
The bill passed with a vote of
43 for, none against and two absten
The bill that passed was a
revised version of the original pub
lic forum bill which failed in the
Senate at the Feb. 4 meeting.
‘ Tliis bill included the addi
tion of a ten minute maximum time
limit on speakers as well as moved
the time of the forum from before
announcements to before old busi
“The beauty of it is that if no
one speaks, we just move right on in
the agenda,” said SGA Executive
Treasurer-elect Jim Crotts, who pro
posed the original and the revised
“I hope the students utilize
[the public forum time]Crotts said.
“The goal is that this will allow
students to speak out about what is
directly affecting them.”
He said that while it would be
preferable that students tell their
senators when they have a problem
or issue they want addressed, the
public forum time will be another
outlet through which students can
address the SGA.
It’s a chance to talk to all the
senators at once,” Crotts said. “This
way they can go straight to the
The bill would only provide a
public forum time on a trial basis,
pending the approval of SGA Ex
ecutive President Mark Richter.
see FORUM, page 5