Thursday, January 23, 2003
Vol. 28, Issue 8
if it matters to you, it matters to The Pendulum.
Early ice storm
Physical Plant workers completed clean
up efforts in mid-January after the early-
December ice storm that caused about
$40,000 worth of damage to Elon’s campus
and left administrators reevaluating their
reaction to the disaster.
While students, faculty and staff were
enjoying their Christmas break, contractors
were on campus cleaning and hauling
“We probably lost 50 or 60 pine trees at
the Danieley Center due to the storm,” said
Ed Eng, director of physical plant. Trees
also damaged parking lot fixtures, and a
large tree fell on the deck of [the Kappa
Alpha order fraternity house].”
Eng said he is aware of a few damages
to student property, including cars parking
in Danieley Center lots that were hit by
falling branches and snapped trees.
Gerald Whittington, vice president for
business, finance and technology, said stu
dents who experienced damage to personal
property should report it to Iheir insurance
company. Students’ insurance company and
Elon’s insurance company will then work
out the liability details.
Several obstacles faced workers when
clean-up began Dec. 5.
“Efforts were hampered somewhat
because tree limbs were continuing to snap
and break, putting clean-up workers at risk
for serious injuries,” Eng said.
Because the storm occurred during
exam week, clean-up efforts were limited
to tasks that don’t require loud machinery,
such as hauling and arranging limbs and
brush to be sawed or picked up at a later
“After exams were over, chain saws
were used to cut the debris into more man-
Global Village captures
Winter Term theme
Students spent the night, role played and experienced globalization and cul
ture in the Global Village housed in McKinnon Hall. See story on page 24.
Enterprise backs McBride
See Storm p. 11
Everyone has seen books that offer
advice to college students. Often given to
students as graduation or birthday presents,
students quickly realized they were worth
less. That all can change with the work of
the Rev. Richard McBride and his students
from Elon’s Enterprise Academy.
After spending 34 years in a university
setting, McBride has observed college stu
dents through his involvement within the
university setting. The idea of this book
evolved from an idea given to McBride
from professor Barth Strempek of the busi
“For years people have stated that I
should publish my prayers,” McBride said.
“However, I feel that there is a broader
audience for this book.”
Students from the Elon Enterprise
Academy have been involved since the
start of this project.
The academy and students involved
have produced and marketed CDs in the
past, but wanted another challenge.
Professors solicited ideas for a book and
then had students selected which one they
wanted to produce. McBride’s idea was
The book, according to McBride, will
have eight areas. These areas represent the
dimensions of change experienced by a col
lege student. Social, academic, spiritual
and circumstantial change are examined.
. See Enterprise p. 9
Bishop Freddie Bernard Marshall urged
Elon community members to challenge
prejudice in the world and have faith in
their ability to overcome obstacles Jan. 15,
when students, faculty, staff and guests
gathered to remember Dr. Martin Luther
Taking the stage to a standing ovation,
Marshall reminded his audience “injustice
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We must learn to remind those around us to
show a sense of comtnradery.”
Marshall told his audience to be tolerant
and accepting of other people, reminding
them that everyone has the right to be suc
cessful, and that no one has the right to
keep others from that success.
He encouraged audience members to
have the courage to go against those who
stood in the way of their dreams, and to not
be afraid to overcome challenges.
“There will be many people who
encourage you to give up, to throw in the
towel,” he said. “But when there is some
thing that reminds you that you can over
come, it is hard to throw in the towel. We
are in a time where anyone can become
anything you want to become.”
However, Marshall wanted his listeners
to know that just having a dream will not
make that dream come true. “Having a
dream is not enough,” he said. “There must
be a commitment to your dream, and to the
success of your dream. You have the abili
ty to make it happen, and you have the abil
ity to be someone.”
Marshall, the senior pastor and founder
of Christ Cathedral Church of Deliverance
in Winston-Salem, is the author of two
books, “Since God Wants Me to Prosper...
Then Prosper I Will” and “From Thoms to
Thrones.” He is the author of two books,
See King p. 11
John Merrill shares journalism experience,
Spring cultural events previewed, page 17
Phoenix face stiff competition on the road,