Correspondents' Corner - Feb. 29 2012

2/29/12 10:39am

Leigh Iler  LONDON — Travel opportunities are limitless in London, and England has so much to offer.  I have been here for merely three weeks and have already gone to Stonehenge, Oxford, Bath, Canterbury and Dover.  These places are within close proximity to the city, so day trips are quite manageable ...

Correspondent provides insight into Arab Spring

2/28/12 8:18pm

Applause thundered in McCrary Theater Feb. 23 as correspondent and foreign analyst Robin Wright delivered a discourse on the continued relevancy of the Arab Spring and the forces that drive the ongoing transformation of the Middle East. “The most important series of events in the early 21st century ...

Satirical themes float through French Carnaval

2/28/12 11:00am

NICE, FRANCE — Never is there as much confetti as there is during Carnaval. Parents run up to street vendors and buy dozens of euros’ worth of silly string, confetti bags and noisemakers for their children.

First ever Winter Term Fair promotes 2013 study abroad programs

2/28/12 9:45am

The Isabella Cannon International Centre will hold the first ever Winter Term Fair programs for 2013, giving students the opportunity to talk with professors and peers about each of the 25 programs offered for the upcoming Winter Term. [box] WHAT: Winter Term 2013 Study Abroad Fair WHEN: 11:30 a.m.

International Briefs - Feb. 29

2/28/12 12:36am

Nelson Mandela released from hospital for stomach issues Nelson Mandela, a former South African president, was released from the hospital Feb.

Beyond the Bubble

2/21/12 9:17pm

Elon University students jokingly refer to the Elon Bubble, but in the past year, students have broken out of that bubble by showing that international, national and local events have an influence in their lives. This is a demonstration of how Elon students have gone beyond the confines of Elon to show their appreciation and interest in the world around them.

Danes celebrate handball championship

2/6/12 2:54pm

COPENHAGEN - Against all odds, the Danes proudly celebrated their national handball team’s success in the European men’s championships at Radhuspladsen, otherwise known as the town hall square Jan.

Feelings vary among students back from abroad

1/17/12 10:53pm

After studying for up to four months at universities all around the world, students who were abroad for the fall semester have returned to Elon, and feelings about being back vary. Kenton Porter couldn't be happier to be back.

Palestine still far from statehood

11/28/11 10:48pm

HAIFA, ISRAEL — It's been about two months since Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, stood before the United Nations General Assembly to formally request recognition of a Palestinian state.

Students reach out to Honduras

11/15/11 10:09pm

While spring break can be a time for relaxation, many Elon students choose to dedicate their vacation time to helping the less fortunate through various Elon Volunteers! Alternative Break service trips. In conjunction with The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Elon Volunteers!

International Briefs - Nov. 9, 2011

11/9/11 3:47pm

2,000 tourists being rescued from foothills of Mount Everest due to inclement weather About 2,000 guides and tourists were stranded in the foothills of Mount Everest for several days when poor weather grounded flights from the area.

Nov. 2 Correspondents' Corner

11/7/11 2:59pm

Glenn Scott is an associate professor of communications at Elon University. He is on leave to serve as a Fulbright visiting lecturer at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. OKINAWA, JAPAN--Assigning students to groups of three, I had in mind the usual cautionary moves learned as a classroom instructor at Elon. The situation was new.