Volume 30, Issue 27
May 5, 2005
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Mother’s Day is May 8.
Now what should you get?
See p. 17
^ock out with Gavin
An inside look at the artist.
See p. 24
baseball won two out of a three
game series against number 22
ranked Coastal Carolina.
See p. 25
Brittany Smith/ Photographer
UrFwen dining hall before sitting together for lunch.
Police make drug-
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Sion of aiegal substances,
' Moore is in jail on $5,000 bond
Students and faculty have joined
union representatives to fight for
Aramark worker’s rights. Students
rallied together on Friday and
Monday, wearing white T-shirts
with blue and red lettering that say,
“We support Aramark worker’s
rights.” These students gathered
together outside a dining hall, hand
ed out T-shirts to anyone who would
support the cause and then ordered
lunch and sat peacefully eating it..
The protesting students also hand
ed out fliers to workers and students
explaining what tlieii’ cause was all
about. The fliers gave statistics of
unionized workers compared to
non-unionized workers about health
See UNION p. 4
Faculty members leave
Four members of the faculty are
leaving Elon this year and four mem
bers are retiring.
Janie Brown, professor of physical
education, Seena Granowsky, pro
fessor of psychology, Ann Wooten,
associate professor of education, and
Center, are retir
ing this year.
assistant to the
dean of Cultural
Janie Brown programs,
Kathy Manning, director of Service
Learning, Lisa Carloye, associate
Ifessor of Biology, and Brad
Hamm, associate dean of the School
of Communications are leaving.
Davis has been at Elon for 18
years. Hired as a part-time help to the
Chaplain and part time for graduate
admissions, Davis has moved into
Center and got
ten a degree in
She will miss
with people. “I
interact with people from not only
around the country, but also the
world,” Davis said.
She said that the Welcome Center,
built four years ago, is good because
it’s easy to find and is at a focal point
at Elon. “We’re too small though,
visits continue to grow,” Davis said.
“We have to go to bigger rooms to
watch the presentations sometimes.
Because of technology and the
Intemet, she sees more students fh)m
farther distances more often. “It
used to be if someone came from
Oklahoma or something we said,
‘how did you find us’?” Davis said.
“Now it’s not a big deal for someone
See FAREWELL p. 6
An honors class will present their
documentary about Latino migrant
workers at 7:30 p.m. in Isabella
Cannon Room Tuesday.
Throughout the semester, HNR
275: American Working Class has
worked on this presentation. It will
include mounted photos, a speaker, a
slideshow with voiceover imd video
interviews with workers. The sj^eak-
er will be either Leonardo Galvim, an
activist for Latino mignint workers,
or Andiea Bazan-Manson, executive
director of El Pueblo, a resource cen
ter for migrants.
“One of the biggest misconcep
tions is tliat Hispanics are coming
and taking oui- jobs, living on wel
fare, that they’re a drain on our coun
try,” said Allison Genco, a student in
the class. “It’s exactly the opposite
actually, they all pay taxes, don’t get
any benefits from the govemment.
They tiren’t taking our jobs; they are
taking jobs that no American wants
to do. They do it because their situa
tion in Mexico are so desperate.”
As a class, the students read books
and did research for the first month
and a half of spring semester. The
class is “team taught,” meaning two
professors from different disciplines
teach the class. Sharon Spray, asso
ciate professor of political science,
and Ken Hassall, associate professor
of art teamed up for the class.
At first, the students had trouble
finding contacts to help them speak
with migrant workers. SAP (Student
Action with Farmworkers) and
FLOC (Farm Labor Organizations
Committee) spoke to the class but
didn’t help them much with contacts.
Genco got her break when she
attended Latino Day at the North
Carolina Legislature. This day
See HONORS p. 5