Elon University senior Harrison Pearce Durant, 23, has died. Town of Elon Police were called at 10:43 a.m. to his off-campus home in Partners Place Apartments. Town of Elon Police Chief Cliff Parker said Durant's death is "an isolated incident." It is being "investigated as a suicide."
Buried within a 429-page tax reform bill are provisions that specifically target those within the higher education community. In the bill titled H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the elimination of student loan interest deductibility, tax exempt bond financing and tax exempt tuition remission are three provisions with the most potential to affect lives at Elon University.
Elon University consistently promotes its environmentally conscious initiatives, such as geothermal heating, compost bins, the BioBus system and recycling. As Elon has been growing as a school, it’s recycling program has been growing in response. David Worden, director of environmental services for Physical Plant, has worked with the recycling program for more than thirteen years.
Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC) is the largest feeding program in the county, located less than 5 miles from Elon University’s campus. Their goal is to improve the community by helping residents find housing and secure meals. Originally, ACAC began as a core group of churches pooling its resources to serve community better. But today, ACAC acts as its own nonprofit funded by more than 100 churches in the local community.
Elon University students gathered Dec. 2 in Jordan Gym to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico at Zumba for Puerto Rico.
Former Elon University professor Peter Kiwitt is convicted for possessing a sexual performance by a child in April 2017 in Greece, N.Y. Kiwitt was an assistant professor of cinema at Elon from 2005 to 2009, also serving as an advisor to the Cinelon student film organization.
Just down the road from Elon University, a community of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation lives on a reservation. But back at Elon there are just a handful of students who identify as Native American, and many feel during their time at Elon they have been forced to put that part of their identity aside.
Looks can be deceiving, and "high functioning" students with a mental illness are more common than one might think. The term "anxiety" is thrown around in varying levels of severity and seriousness, from a group of friends talking about how texting their crush gives them "anxiety" to a student having a very real diagnosed panic disorder.
Elon Poll indicates change in holiday season shopping habits, perspective on the state of the economy11/26/17 10:32am
More than a third of North Carolina residents plan to shop online for Cyber Monday, compared to the 21 percent who plan to shop in-stores on Black Friday.
As people prepare their stomachs for Thanksgiving, they are also preparing their wallets. More than 154 million people went shopping on Black Friday in 2016, according to a National Retail Federation. But in the age of the internet, is Black Friday still the best day for deals?
The United States experienced two of the worst mass shootings in modern history only 36 days apart; just over a month's time. But, while many are mourning, the issue of gun control has reared its ugly head — again. While these violent acts have contributed to speculations about guns, others believe guns are a form of protection in violent situations. Both sides of the spectrum are present at Elon University's campus and the Burlington community.
With Thanksgiving Break just a few days away, many students are in a hurry to rush out the door and get their breaks started. But on-campus dorm rooms still need to be check-out ready. Unlike the first health and safety checks of the semester, there won't be any follow-up room checks, so if a violation, like string lights, alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia, or items hanging from the ceiling, is found, $25 fine per violation will be issued.
Last week marked the one year anniversary of Trump’s stunning election victory. On Elon’s campus, political views are still polarized. In particular, Republicans say they feel the brunt of the division.
Students and alumni gathered in McCoy Commons to discuss several current issues troubling American politics Nov. 14 at a meeting sponsored by the Elon Political Forum and moderated by senior Jackie Pascale and junior Lucia Jervis from the Elon News Network.
In the 2016 election, 50.4 percent of students in over a thousand secondary-level institutions voted, according to the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE).
North Carolina voters think the investigation into President Donald Trump’s administration’s potential Russian connections is a “serious matter,” and will likely reveal more criminal activity, according to the Elon University Poll results released Nov. 14.
The national Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Board of Directors voted to suspend the Elon chapter. According to Tad Lichtenauer, Lambda Chi Alpha National Director of communications & IT, the suspension is a result of repeated social violations over several semesters, including holding un-registered parties off-campus.
In light of the Student Government Association’s Inclusivity Week, the body joined with the Black Student Union to discuss the state of race relations on Elon University's campus. On Thursday evening, SGA and BSU held a town hall forum for an open conversation discussing race. A topic thoroughly discussed throughout the forum was the feeling of exclusion of minority groups on campus. Phrases like “microaggressions” and “sense of belonging” were repeated as the students expressed themselves.
Driving a BioBus, teaching a class, directing Physical Plant, serving in the Registrar’s Office and working toward a Master of Business Administration are all jobs being done today by veterans at Elon University. Students, faculty and staff walk past veterans every day without ever knowing what they did for their country.