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Editor for News & Observer encourages writing with authority

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By Marlena Chertock May 4, 2011 Steve Riley, an editor for the News & Observer in Raleigh, pushes reporters to write with authority. Riley manages a team of three investigative journalists and spoke to communications students at Elon University on May 4. “Be very assertive, very confident in what you present,” said Riley, who has […]

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Seasonal workers at Elon University face inequalities

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ARAMARK workers receive benefits, still have challenges By Marlena Chertock April 28, 2011 Seasonal workers can be found all around Elon University. They make your sandwiches, empty your trash and swipe your Phoenix Cards. They go on unemployment, have food stamps and have outstanding bills to pay. At least once a day, you will most […]

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Visiting professor to help in creation of Jewish studies program

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By Marlena Chertock April 22, 2011 A professor of Jewish history from University of Haifa in Israel joined Elon University last week, with plans to assist the university as it develops a proposed Jewish studies program.Menachem Mor spent the week with his friend Yoram Lubling, professor of philosophy at Elon. They wanted to spend the […]

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Sharing treasures from the Silk Road

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UNC-Greensboro professor speaks about Silk Road Marlena Chertock APRIL 12, 2011 Nothing takes place without the influence of culture, according to Neil Schmid, a professor at UNC-Greensboro. “If you only look at text, you’ll have an incredibly skewed understanding of the world,” he said in his presentation on campus Tuesday night. “Text is edited by […]

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‘Getting up to your elbows in computer guts’

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Company donates 7,400 computers to students since father, son started non-profit organization 8 years ago Marlena Chertock APRIL 6, 2011 Elon junior Ned Dibner remembers when his father, Mark, first brought home the basic circuitry of a computer for them to rebuild. “We’re getting a computer and it’s going to be yours,” Mark said to […]