Colonnades Dining Hall will be renamed on November 10.
For three Elon University students, going home for Fall and Thanksgiving Break will mean facing a new reality on the island of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico Sept. 20., two weeks after the island was barraged by Hurricane Irma. The recovery is estimated to take years and cost $30-60 billion. As of Oct. 2, 16 people have been confirmed dead by Maria, while 30 remain missing. Meanwhile, the majority of the island is still without power and lacking access to basic necessities such as clean water, fuel and food.
Although meteorologists predict that Hurricane Irma will pass far west of Elon, the university is still preparing for the storm and massive flooding.
"When life gives you bikes...ride them," and that is what Elon seniors, Amanda Steinman and Nick Suarez, plan to do.