Thursday, April 3, 2003
Vol. 28, Issue 23
If it matters to you, it matters to The Pendulum.
Tutu offers peaceful words of inspiration
Tim Rosner / Photo Editor
Archbishop [Esmond Tutu enters Alumni Gym with President Leo Lambert Wednesday to
deliver his speedi “No Future Without Forgiveness” to2,800students, faculty, staff and com
munity members. Tutu, a native of South Africa, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
Student organizations come up
big at annual OAIC banquet
Student leaders and campus organiza
tions were recognized Tuesday night at the
seventh-annual Organizational Awards and
Inaugural Ceremony. Student Government
Association’s new executive members were
also sworn into office.
The Pendulum was awarded as out
standing organization with more than 30
members, while Twisted Measure was rec
ognized as the outstanding organization
with fewer than 30 members.
President Emeritus Earl Danieley
offered humbling words and reflected on
his evolution at Elon, as a student, a profes
sor and president, and presented the first
Dr. J. Earl Danieley Leadership Awards to
Lisa Purtz, an officer of Phi Mu sorority
See Awards p. 7
Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed a
sold-out crowd of 2,800 at Spring
Convocation for Honors in Alumni Gym
Wednesday. Tutu’s speech, “No Future
Without Forgiveness,” discussed his
endeavors in South Africa’s struggle for
racial equality. He also stressed the impor
tance of world leaders uniting “as God’s
“When all live as God intended us to
live, we will see true security,” Tutu said.
“God has a dream that one day we, God’s
children, will realize that we are all mem
bers of a family.”
Tutu, a 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner,
is perhaps best known for his tireless
activism against apartheid in South Africa.
He serves as chancellor at the University of
the Western Cape.
Tutu studied to be a teacher at Pretoria
Bantu Normal College before graduating
from the University of South Africa in
1954. He was ordained as a priest in 1960
after he took an interest in the study of the
ology. Tutu spent time in both England and
South Africa studying and teaching theolo
gy from 1967-1972 before he became the
first black to be appointed Dean of Saint
Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg in 1975.
He served as Bishop of Lesotho from 1976-
1978. Tutu was appointed the first black
General Secretary of the South African
Council of Churches.
Tutu offered anecdotal stories of the
importance of forgiveness, explaining how
his quest for the disbandment of apartheid
in his country led him to believe that peace
could not be attained without forgiving
wrong doings of the past.
Tutu, who was awarded an honorary
doctorate from Elon recognizing his
humanitarian efforts, said little about his
views on the war in Iraq. But at a press con
ference earlier in the day. Tutu said he
believed the war was unnecessary.
“I share views with the Pope, the Bishop
of Canterbury, Nelson Mandela and the rest
of the world—this is not a war that should
have happened,” Tutu said.
'While he called the United States-“a
great country,” he expressed concern over
America’s military involvement with Iraq.
“Why should a country 10,000 miles
See Tutu p. 7
Student attacked in parking
lot; other crimes reported
Assistant News Editor
The same week Governor Michael F.
Easley declared April Sexual Assault
Awareness Month, a female Elon student
was raped by an acquaintance and failed to
report the incident. Although the female
was raped a month ago, an outside source
informed Campus Safety and Police about
the incident last Tuesday.
Since the victim did not report the rape
or press charges, the police will conduct a
limited investigation to confirm that the
perpetrator was not forceful with the vic
“We respect the rights of the victim but
at the same time we have to protect other
students,” said Chuck Gantos, Elon campus
police chief, regarding the necessity of a
follow-up investigation of any rape inci
The latest rape is one of several reported
on Elon’s campus during this academic
school year. Although the incidents are
unrelated, Gantos identifies these rapes as
“Any more than zero is a problem,”
Often on college campuses, alcohol is
involved in a rape situation and the victim
knows the perpetrator, according to Gantos.
See Crime p. 7
ZarZar lends creative teaching style
Elon graduate shines in Hollywood
Women’s basketball stars