Volume XXV, Number 1
Informing the Elon College Community
Oxymoron or proud mascot?
Stutot housing expands to
Five Villas, College Manor
Freshmen: A guide to
Summer movies, concerts
Athletics completes move to
The week in Football, Men’s
Elon welcomes the Class of 2003
Welcome Week 1999
A week of orientation activities began
for new students on Move-In Day,
Friday, August 27. At left, (1. to r.) Greek
house manager Steve Harrell and
Orientation staffers Tom O’Neil and
Kristi Greene assist with a new student’s
move into Danieley Center. Below, a
freshman (1.) enlists some help moving
clothes into the Danieley Center flats.
Freshmen spent the rest of the week at
events like the Moseley Center
Extravaganza on Saturday, August 28
and Elon Day on Sunday, August 29. See
page 18 for more Welcome Week photos.
Photos by: Carrie Lancos/TTie Pendulum
Freshman class strong
in academics, diversity
The class of 2003 commenced their collegiate careers at Elon
College Wednesday, Sept. 1, as classes began for 1120 new students.
This year’s freshman class hails from 32 states and 15 countries. The
class is 64 percent female. Minorities make up 8 percent of the class.
The class of 2003 has the distinction of having the strongest
academic profile of any class admitted to the college.
The class’ average high school GPA was a 3.4 and their average SAT
score was an 1105. In terms of high school class rank, 51 percent of the
class was in the top quarter and 18 percent was in the top tenth percentile.
11 students were valedictorians.
“They have done more, been more places and represent a greater
scope of interests,” Susan Klopman, assistant dean of admissions, said.
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see FRESHMEN, page 5
Construction continues on libraries, Mooney
The ushering in of the new
school year also sees the ushering in
of massive construction at Elon.
Students old and new are witness to
the opening of the new housing
complex, the Danieley Center, the
beginning of renovation on the old
library, and the delayed completion
of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library.
Originally scheduled to be
open and functioning on the first
day of classes, the Belk Library
now has a nonspecific completion
“This fall it will open,” said
Neil Bromilow, head of construc
Part of the delay has to do
with the visible sheets of plastic that
now cover the enormous windows
facing the west side of the Koury
The school has received the
glass for the windows but still awaits
parts from Wisconsin Windows .to
put it all together.
. , '^ewindow.company is mak
ing the window parts and sending
Windows at Belk Library
have been closed with plastic be
cause the air conditioning for the
building was turned on last week.
Ceiling grids are up, offices have
been constructed, and toilets have
In upcoming weeks ceiling
tiles will be put in place and carpet
will be laid down.