Diana Stancy

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Globetrotters at a young age

11/30/15 5:02pm

Few high school students move halfway across the world and start a new life in a foreign country, but this was reality for Elon University senior Ingrid Frahm. Frahm’s father accepted a job in Switzerland and uprooted the family from their Texas home. Though the family originally planned on living in Switzerland for two years, their stay was extended for another two years.

Solutions for food security and sustainability around the world

4/22/15 7:50pm

Approximately 805 million people, or one in nine of the entire world’s population, were chronically undernourished from 2012-2014, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. While these numbers are going down, creating a sustainable food system around the world is key to combating this global issue. Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, proposed four solutions to jumpstart food sustainability at Elon University’s McKinnon Hall on Monday night.

Elonthon raises more than $180,000 FTK

4/12/15 11:21pm

More than 1,400 students — approximately 25 percent of Elon University’s student body — participated in the 12th annual Elonthon dance marathon, raising $180,068.58 for Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. “This number represents more than just a number.  It represents hope, and it represents Elon, and it represents the kind culture that we’re trying to cultivate here of selflessness and philanthropy,” said Elonthon’s Executive Director Kaylyn Weller when the total was revealed.

LGBTQIA Christians lead conversation at Elon

3/11/15 6:30pm

In order to increase discussion about LGBTQIA Christians, the Truitt Center brought two religious leaders that identify as gay and lesbian to Elon University to lead an conversation, “Intersecting Identities: Faith, Gender and Sexuality.” Timothy Kane, associate director of inclusive initiatives and coordinator of the LGBTQIA Resource Center at George Washington University, and Rev.

Elon's engineering program grows

3/5/15 4:00pm

A five-year engineering program at Elon University is in the works. The new program will allow students to stay at Elon for the entirety of their engineering degree, rather than transfer after three years, which is how the program works now. Elon’s engineering department currently operates under a dual-degree program: students complete three years of their degree at Elon and two years at a partner institution.

Taking down ISIS, one step at a time

3/5/15 8:00am

Over the past several months, one name has been making headlines all across the world: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Oubab Khalil, chief of staff for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces’ Representative Office, and Bassel Korkor, U.S.

Elon's Campus Kitchen seeks increased funding

2/27/15 2:00pm

Elon University is working with Campus Kitchens across the country to “Raise the Dough,” a weeklong national competition to raise money for educational efforts and food contributions. Elon’s chapter’s goal is to raise $1,800 by Feb.

University makes strides in promoting the arts

2/20/15 1:00pm

The recent economic recession has dramatically impacted several industries. While the economy is growing in the midst of recovery, the memory of financial difficulty has left its stain on individuals, families and businesses. One area was hit particularly hard by the 2008 recession—the arts.

Elon hosts award-winning poet

2/20/15 11:45am

Phil Kaye, the only two-time recipient of the National College Poetry Slam award, opened his performance in Whitley Auditorium Thursday evening by explaining how he began to write his poem, “Surplus.” The Liberal Arts Forum at Elon University brought the award-winning poet to campus for a spoken word performance as the first event of the spring semester. “I am not a strong boy, but I am trying to learn what it means to build,” Kaye said. He then introduced himself to the audience. “I’m going to tell you some stories — some bad jokes.

Elon almost meets full U.S. representation

2/12/15 4:00pm

An increasing student body and recent plans for the construction of multiple buildings in the last few years all point to Elon University’s growth, evidence Elon is attempting to become a more diverse campus nationally, internationally and culturally. Currently, students from every state except for North Dakota are represented in the student body.

Community Connections panel discusses solutions for economic growth

2/5/15 4:03pm

When the Council on Civic Engagement at Elon University and the Burlington Times-News co-sponsored the program “Alamance 2030: What will our Community Be Like in 15 Years” Wednesday evening in McKinnon Hall, a consensus was made: The future of Alamance County is dependent upon creating pleasant communities for young professionals and families, while also improving the infrastructure of the region. A panel of four guests, moderated by Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science and policy studies, shared insights into the demographic and economic changes occurring in Alamance County and the implications for the future. Panelist David Cheek, Mebane City Manager, cited the changes that have occurred in Durham since 2000 as inspiration for Alamance County. “I’ve spent a little time in downtown Durham.

Elon compensates for lack of diversity with ADL sessions

1/22/15 9:49pm

This Winter Term, Elon University rolled out a new diversity training session with good intentions, but was met with mixed reviews and more than a little confusion. At first, the university said freshmen had to attend at least one mandatory session.

Texas professor visits Elon for MLK Speaker Series

1/19/15 10:52pm

Robert Jensen, professor at the University of Texas and author of “The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege,” visited Elon University Monday to lead “Addressing Institutionalized Racism.” The on-campus workshop in Alamance Building was part of the Martin Luther King, Jr.