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Town of Elon passes 3 cent tax hike

6/20/17 1:30am

The town of Elon will see a three cent tax hike this upcoming fiscal year. The Board of Alderman passed a $10.7 million budget on Tuesday, which was introduced by Elon Town Manager Richard White and will increase the tax rate from 42 cents per $100 valuation to 45 cents. The tax increase, according ...

Administrative changes in the office of Student Life

6/6/17 12:46am

Administrative changes have been made in the office of Student Life, according to an e-mail sent to Elon Faculty and Staff members, and will become effective immediately.  Jon Dooley, former Vice President for Student Life and Dean of students, as of this morning, notified the Elon Faculty and Staff that he will no longer serve as the Dean of Students and will now only serve as the Vice President for Student Life.

Molly Offstein to be transported to medical center in Maryland, still in vegetative state

5/31/17 10:08pm

Molly Offstein is leaving the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to receive treatment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in her home state of Maryland, according to a Facebook post from her father, Evan Offstein. Offstein is still recovering after being hit by a car in March. The post provided an update on Offstein's health, explaining that her physical health is improving, but she has not showed signs of any significant recovery from her traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has not exited a vegetative state.

Belk Library to receive expansion following $5 million gift from Elon parents

5/22/17 5:55pm

Belk Library will receive a $5 million upgrade following a gift from two Elon parents. The addition will consolidate the offices of academic advising, tutoring, and disability services into one building. The expansion will take the form of a two-story, 11,000-square-foot annex on the east side of the Carol Grotnes Belk library.

Commencement draws more than 10,000 people to celebrate Class of 2017

5/21/17 4:59pm

Aside from the conferring of almost 1,400 degrees, Elon University's 127th Commencement ceremony yesterday saw two speeches partially spoken in Spanish, a New York Giants ballon strapped to a tassel, and a successful marriage proposal.  It was anything but conventional. Headlined by Univision reporter Maity Interiano's '07 as the keynote speaker, the Emmy-winning journalist challenged the graduating Class of 2017 to be fearless, take chances, and embrace adversity.  "More than ever we are seeing young people going after ther dreams," Interinano said.

Commencement, no longer 'Under the Oaks'

5/19/17 12:00pm

Traditions have long been a staple of the culture at Elon University — among them is the annual Commencement “Under the Oaks.” But despite its long history, commencement will no longer be held “Under the Oaks.” According to Executive Director of Cultural and Special Programs Jeff Clark, commencement will be located on Scott Plaza for the foreseeable future.

Smith Jackson leaves legacy of integrated student life experience

5/18/17 7:00am

The story’s been told dozens of times, from meetings to presentations and speeches, and now, with special circumstances, it’s being told one last time. Smith Jackson and his wife, Rene, were driving along Interstate 40 with their sons on a spring-break trip to Washington, D.C. Rene was reading the Chronicle of Higher Education when she saw a job listing for Dean of Students at Elon College.

President Leo Lambert plans to toss on a new cap after stepping down

5/18/17 7:00am

Elon University President Leo Lambert knew when he announced he’d step down this year, he would embark on a journey of doing everything for the last time. During this year’s commencement, he’ll most likely be addressing the community for a final time as President. But while he said it will be an emotional day for him, he doesn’t want the attention.

Tent Revival comes back to Burlington

5/8/17 12:21am

It's outgrown the church walls and has moved to Exit 140 on I-40 in Alamance County. The Burlington Revival is back for a second year, and the organizers say they expect it to be bigger than ever. Last year, New Hope Baptist Church in Burlington held a scheduled revival that was supposed to last 5 days.