Archive for August 2009

No Kidding

August 27, 2009

For a chuckle, the Chronicle of Higher Education periodically publishes a column on research results that have obvious findings.

For instance, the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study that found that young children who take swimming lessons are less likely to drown than those who don’t take swim lessons.

The journal Obesity reported that those who wake up in the middle of the night and head for the refrigerator are more likely to be obese than those who don’t.

And the British Journal of Psychology found that men who drive luxury cars are viewed by women as more attractive than men who drive subcompacts.


iMedia Faces, Media Futures

August 3, 2009
Elon's inaugural iMedia class, August 2009

Elon's inaugural iMedia class, August 2009

Today we greeted 37 students who comprise the inaugural class in Elon’s M.A. in Interactive Media degree.

It’s a truly impressive group. Some are experienced professionals, others are tech-savvy ’09 graduates.

About two-thirds have degrees in journalism or communications, and others come out of digital art, business, biology, philosophy, theatre, English and environmental studies.

Members of the class have degrees from Colgate, Miami (Ohio), Furman, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Central Florida, Cedar Crest, High Point, St. Andrews Presbyterian and Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as a large number from Elon.

Today we collectively saw their faces for the first time. In many ways, they represent the future face of communications. Ten months from now, we expect to celebrate with these students and their families the completion of Elon’s rigorous one-year, full-time graduate program.