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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.

Seminar ditches cash for time-based currency

5/4/17 11:24am

When students return to Elon University in the fall, there will be a new way to find a ride to Harris Teeter. The Better Alamance Timebank — a way for students and community members alike to acquire hours that act as currency through service — will officially launch May 9.

Grading the greek effect: The effects of Greek affiliation on academic performance

5/3/17 7:00am

A study published last month in the Economics of Education Review journal titled “The effects of Greek affiliation on academic performance,” quantified and analyzed the effects of fraternity and sorority affiliation on academic performance, and the results are applicable to Elon University. The study occurred at Duke University, which has a deferred recruitment policy similar to Elon’s.