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NEWS 10/5/12 12:15am

Maya Angelou recognizes the 'rainbow in the clouds'

A standing ovation welcomed Maya Angelou to Elon University as she emerged from the behind the curtain and captivated the filled auditorium. "God put a rainbow in the cloud," she sang into the microphone, punctuating the last note with a light laugh. Although the melody derived from a 19th century folk song, she explained the significance of the rainbow originates from a Biblical story. "We are told in Genesis that rain had persisted so relentlessly we thought it would never cease," she said.


NEWS 10/1/12 9:39pm

Stockholm v. Copenhagen

[twocol_one]  COPENHAGEN   [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] STOCKHOLM   [/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] Cultural Diversity Nearly everyone you pass on the street looks very similar and very Danish — tall, blonde, slim, high-cheekboned — except for a number of Turkish immigrants.


NEWS 9/20/12 9:33pm

Study abroad trips to Egypt permitted post-revolution

Students are able to return to Egypt to study after the height of Egypt’s 2011 revolution closed Elon University's abroad program at American University in Cairo. Students who attended a recent interest meeting with a representative from AUC could be the first from Elon to study in Egypt since the program was suspended.


NEWS 9/20/12 9:23pm

Students take a spin with the tango

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – One of the first things students studying abroad in Argentina encounter is the prominence of the sensual and sultry dance: the Argentine tango. The tango, which is as much of a mixture of cultures as Buenos Aires itself, made its first appearance in the capital city right around the same time as immigrants from all over Europe as well as the gauchos, or cowboys, from the provinces. Each group brought with it its own developed form of dance.


NEWS 9/19/12 4:16pm

Elon Newsmakers: Emily Kane

Emily Kane, a member of Spectrum, Elon's gay-straight alliance, authored a proposed SGA resolution that would remove Chick-fil-A from Elon's campus.


NEWS 9/16/12 2:55pm

Photo Gallery: Call to Honor ceremony

The seventh annual Call to Honor ceremony for first-year and transfer students featured officers from all four classes and an honor pledge reading from President Lambert September 13 at the Academic Village Amphitheater.


NEWS 9/11/12 11:33pm

Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 11th Anniversary of the attack on New York City's World Trade Center. "I didn't know what happened, no one else knew what happened.