Earlier today, the Elon News Network sat down briefly with Bob Woodward before he gave his Convocation Address at Elon University.
Vint Cerf, a tech nicknamed as one of the "fathers of the Internet," spoke optimistically about technological innovation Friday afternoon at Elon University's McCrary Theatre.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward will deliver Fall Convocation at 3:30 p.m. today in Alumni Gym. The following is a live blog for today's Convocation:
The mayhem and chaos surrounding Kenneth Brown, Jr.’s home state last week left him feeling frustrated, scared and confused.
Jamie Butler and Jazmine Langley had different experiences with mentorship, but that common thread has connected them going forward at Elon University. Butler, assistant director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE) said she didn’t have a specific mentor in high school or college and was forced to navigate varying challenges without reassuring guidance.
The Council on Civic Engagement's sponsored a paneled discussion, "Columbus, Tulsa, and Charlotte: What's Next?" in McBride Associated Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital moderated the event, and spoke about her experiences as a mother of two black children and growing up in the Unites States as a black woman. During the discussion, audience members asked questions to the panel which was composed of academics from different areas of expertise from all over campus. One of these panelists, David Baker, is a visiting Fullbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Criminology from Coventry University in the United Kingdom.
Elon University senior Philip Rodriguez thought Latinos on campus were non-existent. The Cuban-American junior was born and raised in Miami, Florida—a melting pot of racial and cultural diversity. That dynamic environment is drastically different at Elon, which is widely categorized as a predominantly white institution.
Amid a sea of houses circling Elon University’s Loy Center, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity house is inherently different from the rest. While it is similar in size and structure to its neighbors, it is the sole residential building in the “Greek village” part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) — the overarching organization regulating historically black fraternities and sororities.
Runoff for vice president and 2nd consecutive African-American president highlight Class of 2020 SGA elections9/13/16 7:08pm
Elon University SGA Executive President senior Kyle Porro had to participate in a runoff election to win the presidency last spring, and he said he “feels really bad” for the current Class of 2020 vice presidential candidates — the next 24 hours are going to be “stressful.” Almost 800 votes were cast in the SGA Class of 2020 election, and freshmen Konnor Porro and Xavier Bryant each earned 349 votes for vice president.
Tickets to three major Elon University events on the 2016 Cultural Calendar will be up for sale within the next two weeks.
A form given to Elon 101 instructors about proper pronoun usage, which provides guidelines for professors to be more inclusive in classrooms, discourages them from taking roll out loud and using gendered phrases like, "You guys."
Town of Elon Police Chief Cliff Parker took a deep breath, slouched back into his leather-padded desk chair and stared off into the distance.
As Elon University expands in resources and recognition, so, too, has the crop of wide-eyed first-year students enrolling into the medium-sized private institution. This week, Elon will welcome a trailblazing Class of 2020 group, one Greg Zaiser, vice president of Admissions and Financial Planning, characterized as the “largest and most diverse [class] in Elon history.” Spearheaded by 10,098 applications and a 60% acceptance rate, this year’s freshman class edges out the Class of 2019’s metrics in almost every category.
Five vehicles parked outside apartments near campus were broken into recently, according to an email from Vice President of Student Life Smith Jackson.
Smith Jackson will step down from serving as Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students at Elon University at the conclusion of 2016-2017 school year, President Leo Lambert announced during an address to faculty and staff Aug. 22. According to The Office of Student Life, Jackson’s career in higher education has spanned more than 30 years. Jackson was born in Dothan, Alabama, and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Alabama before earning his doctorate at Auburn University in counselor education.
Campus Pride, one of the nation’s largest advocacy groups for college lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and faculty, recently named Elon University in its top 10 rankings for policies, practices and programs for LGBTQIA community, according to a recent E-Net article. The Aug. 22 ranking marks the second time Elon was among the Top 25 institutions in the seven years Campus Pride has categorized universities for their LGBTQIA-friendly environments. Elon was also ranked the No.1 University in the South for Campus Pride’s list, earning five out of five stars.
Owner Tony Caruso says the decision comes "partially" because of his relationship with the Town of Elon.
As on-campus apartments fill up with students ahead of the start of classes, the first floor of Park Place — the newest Elon University lodging complex — is not. For months now, there have been lingering questions about which retail shops will occupy the bottom floor of Park Place. As of early August, the Burlington Times-News reported the owners of the Saxpahaw General Store are discussing making the ground floor of Park Place on Haggard Avenue their second store and restaurant location.
Elon responded in a statement, reaffirming its commitment to bring speakers with a variety of beliefs to campus. She'll speak there in October.
CLEVELAND — Xander Almeida laughs when he says he doesn’t support Donald Trump for president.