Motion Picture Filmed at Elon

Shaunta Alvarez

February 21, 2013

Did you know that a major motion picture was filmed on Elon’s campus?

Spike Lee

Spike Lee speaking in Alumni Gym, February 1997

Acclaimed film director Spike Lee visited the campus in February of 1997 and spoke to students about the importance of staying in school. He also provided a one-on-one interview with the staff of The Pendulum during which he discussed aspects of his career and gave advice for young filmmakers. Eight months later, Lee returned to Elon to shoot scenes for the movie “He Got Game,” starring Denzel Washington and NBA player Ray Allen. Continue reading

Forbidden Love at Co-Educational Elon

Julia Mueller
February 14, 2013

HeartsFor Valentine’s Day this year, we have a story of forbidden love at Elon.

In the early years of Elon College, being a co-educational higher learning institution was relatively rare.  Elon, however, offered education to both males and females, though strict conditions accompanied the interactions.  In 1907, faculty minutes expose the story of Marie Winn and L.I. Gay and their disobedience toward the college’s social rules.  The minutes are as follows: Continue reading