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Service in Solidarity

1/17/18 7:00am

The assistant director for the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE), Bell, knew that the event was celebrated annually at Elon University, a similar trend for the majority of college campuses. But Bell wanted to be different in honoring the civil rights icon. When he sat down to ...

Greek Life: Through the haze

1/16/18 6:23pm

In recent months, the conversation around hazing has become a national conversation. In 2017, four student deaths involving hazing became viral stories, bringing the conversation around the all-too-frequent Greek life practice to Elon. According to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, 42 percent of Elon’s student population belongs to a Greek organization. With National Panhellenic and the Interfraternity Council recruitment happening at the end of the month, Elon said it is preparing to counteract the hazing trend, should it arise.

N.C. congressional districts to be redrawn after accusations of partisan gerrymandering

1/15/18 7:08pm

On Jan. 9, 2018, the federal district court ruled against the North Carolina legislature’s motion to redraw 13 congressional districts. This is the first time that the federal court has ruled against gerrymandering on a partisan basis. Jessica Carew, assistant professor of political science, explains the federal district court’s decision to redraw the North Carolina congressional map.

Elon Volunteers aims to promote volunteerism year-round

1/15/18 7:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only holiday nationally recognized as a day of service. But at Elon University, Mary Morrison, director of the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, strives to encourage students to serve year-round.

Rising grades, rising concerns?

1/10/18 11:00am

According to data collected by Rojstaczer, at Elon University, the average GPA in 1977 was 2.48. The most recent figure that Rojsctaczer acquired was 3.29 in 2013. Higher grades and GPAs do not automatically equal grade inflation, but if the current trend continues, Elon is projected to hit an average GPA of 4.0 by 2037.

Students gather to discuss problems in religion

1/5/18 12:27pm

Many different Christian organizations on campus joined together to sponsored the event Toxic Faith, an open discussion within the faith community about the role religion plays in people’s lives. Students from all across the religious spectrum were invited to join the conversation on battling what it means to have “toxic” faith. 

University delays, shortens classes Thursday

1/3/18 11:31pm

Elon University will open at 10:00AM Thursday according to an email from Vice President of Student Life Jon Dooley. The two hour delay is a result of "slick road conditions and low temperatures predicted overnight."   According to the email, those driving to campus are encouraged to use University Drive and Williamson Avenue. 

Social media manager Adam Constantine to leave Elon

12/23/17 12:14am

A familiar bearded face on Elon University's campus is stepping down at the beginning of next month.  Adam Constantine '10, social media manager for Elon University, announced he has accepted a job as a social media specialist for Movement Mortgage, a home mortgage bank in Charlotte. He has been the social media manager at Elon since 2015.