“Elon College” is entirely appropriate
as a name for the College of Arts and Sciences. The longer
term, “Elon College of Arts and Sciences,” could tend to be confusing.
No doubt some confusion will center around “Elon College” as well, but
the benefits of this decision outweigh this concern.
The institution must be intentional as
it makes this announcement, indicating that by retaining this name we seek
to honor our indebtedness to those who constructed the foundation and built
the heritage of which we are so proud. The College of Arts and Sciences
will remain the heart of Elon University.
Ample naming opportunities exist to support
the college of arts and sciences, including scholarships and professorships.
Elon University should take care that the
College of Arts and Sciences be kept physically together so that it remains
a daily life experience for our students.
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from Task Force on the Name of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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