NEWS 12/7/15 12:44am

Katerina Diaz '16 remembered at 'Gathering of Friends'

As 15 students filed into Numen Lumen’s Sacred Space Sunday night, a brief moment of sadness swept through the room. But as they shared memories of Katerina Diaz, a former ’16 Elon University student who recently died from lingering health complications, they could not help but smile.

NEWS 11/17/15 8:47am

Drawing the line between heritage and history

For many in the South, the Confederate battle flag is a common sight. Following the shooting of nine African-Americans in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the flag has come under fire as a symbol of white supremacy and racism.

NEWS 11/16/15 2:43pm

Search continues for the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

While construction on Park Place at Elon and the School of Communications garners most of the campuses' attention, the Elon University College of Arts and Sciences will be undergoing significant changes to its administration. The position of dean for the college was left vacant in January 2014 when Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University. [youtube=https://youtu.be/uVWLKFoKRsw&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] Dr. Paul Miller, a co-chair on the search committee for the new dean, said they are looking for someone who strives to produce success within the college. "We hope to really identify somebody who has the vision to continue a trajectory of excellence at Elon and at the same time somebody who can make sound hiring decisions, can be directly involved in faculty development, to help people continue to develop as lifelong learners and as scholars, teachers, and university leaders," Miller said. The dean for the College of Arts and Sciences oversees 19 departments, 42 different majors, and assumes the role of chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Arts and Sciences. Elon Junior and tour guide, Jenny Faig, said, while she realizes it is impossible to address each students individual concerns, the new dean should try to hear all student's voices. "I think that if there was a forum where we could all voice the specific problems we have there might be similar ones and she might be able to fix all of them with a couple simple things." Dr. Charles Irons, department chair of history and geography, says the search committee has done a great job selecting the candidates: current Interim Dean Gabie Smith, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Scott Furlong, and Dean of Faculty at Colby College, Paul Greenwood. Irons believes the right candidate is someone who understands the significant role the college plays for every Elon student. "Arts and sciences is and should be the center of the Elon experience and every student regardless of their major or even their school needs to take a majority of courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

NEWS 11/14/15 5:27pm

Facilitating truth-telling, confronting truth

"We need to interact with speaking, telling and sharing by listening." With that message, Senior Lecturer in English and keynote speaker Paula Patch kicked off day two of Elon University's Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference.

NEWS 11/13/15 10:17pm

Prioritizing discussions of privilege

Within minutes of sitting down Friday evening, attendees of Elon University's Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference were back on their feet. They were challenged by sophomore Olivia Ryan, student director for the Intersect conference and opening speaker, to introduce themselves to two new people and share the story of how they came to the Intersect Conference.

NEWS 11/13/15 10:18am

Alamance County assessment indicates residents’ concerns

The recently released 2015 Alamance County Community Assessment identified three challenges for county residents: access to care, education and economic issues.  The county plans to focus on these areas in its planning efforts for the next three years, according to a Burlington Times-News report.

NEWS 11/9/15 10:05am

Elon Police look to add body cameras

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccFxqZ25pW8&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] This May the Department of Justice announced a $20 million pilot program to increase security and accountability around the country.

NEWS 11/4/15 9:59am

Longtime N.C. congressman dies at 84

Howard Coble, 84, died Nov. 3, 2015, in Greensboro after an extended hospital stay. Coble's brother, Ray Coble Jr., sent this statement to local media outlets Wednesday morning: "J.Howard Coble passed away at 11:40 p.m., Nov.

NEWS 11/3/15 8:37pm

Elon Town Center sold to investment group

Elon Town Center was sold Oct. 30 by local EDG Properties, LLC to New Market Strategies, a firm of investors based out of Stuart, Florida. As of early Tuesday evening, it was unknown the selling price of the building, which has an assessed value of more than $3 million, according to the Alamance County Tax Administration Records.

NEWS 10/29/15 11:43pm

Update on U.S. Department of Justice vs. Johnson

The U.S. Justice Department is allowing Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson to receive federal funds after a court dismissed allegations that he ordered deputies to violate the civil rights of Hispanic residents. The North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission Executive Director David Huffman said Thursday that he received notice this week that the Alamance County Sheriff Office, could again seek the federal funds. Huffman says the ACSO had been blocked from applying for a piece of about $5 million divided among North Carolina law enforcement agencies since a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed in 2012. As previously reported, a federal judge in August dismissed the government's case alleging Alamance deputies targeted Latinos for traffic stops.

NEWS 10/26/15 3:41pm

Reading goes to the dogs

It turns out that man's best friend can do more than play fetch and roll over. The ability to read can determine a great deal about the immediate and long term future of a child's life. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WhfUXYmP_M&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] According to a survey by the U.S.