Tobacco farming is on the decline in North Carolina, but all those empty farms won’t be going to waste.
Reverend Doctor William Barber II isn’t concerned with being successful — instead, he grapples with a different question. “The question in life I grapple with the most isn’t how I can be successful,” Barber said.
It’s no secret that the dollar has been losing value — but for minimum wage workers, this has especially dire consequences.
On the morning of Sept. 17, two female students, one Jewish and one African-American, woke up to a swastika, the acronym “KKK” and a sketch of male genitalia drawn on the whiteboard outside their room. “I’m tired of it,” said senior Immanuel Bryant, one of two founding leaders of Better Together, Elon’s multi-faith learning community.
Elon University’s Stewart Fitness Center has changed — but not by way of adding additional floors this time. This summer, Campus Recreation installed several new pieces of equipment in accordance with the fitness equipment replacement plan. “We had equipment that was anywhere from 10 to 19 years old,” said Peter Tulchinsky, director of Campus Recreation at Elon.
Put down the pre-workout — that is, if you’re using Craze. Recently, a popular pre-workout supplement, Craze, was found to contain undisclosed, illegal, amphetamine-like compounds following a USA Today investigation. Will Steele, a sophomore at Elon University who has been working out since seventh grade, accidentally took triple the recommended dosage the first time he took pre-workout. “I felt as though I could walk through a brick wall, throw a car across a state with my bare hands and still have plenty of energy to run a marathon,” Steele said.
Don’t believe the hype — not when it comes to all the college horror stories, at least. “It’s really not that bad,” says Brittany Woodard, a recent graduate of Elon University.
My 21st birthday was on July 4th. I sat around and sipped moonshine and talked with people I loved to be around. Which caused me to arrive at an intriguing thought: Now that I’ve lived all this time and cultivated all these relationships, what have I learned from living? So here, each with its own explanation, are 21 things I’ve learned in my life by listening to others, cultivating their wisdom and attempting to implement each lesson. 1.
Members of the Elon and Burlington communities gathered May 1 to discuss issues, tensions and laws surrounding gun violence in the United States. The evening began with opening statements and concerns from community panelists, which consisted of Elon professors and students alike. “Taking a gun away from a person won’t make them any less violent,” said freshman Samantha Allen.
Just over a week ago – at approximately 2:50 P.M. on Monday – two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Elon University has 483 students from the state of Massachusetts, and Elon Professor Jeremy Tessem ran in the Boston Marathon. “I finished the race about 45 minutes before the first bomb exploded,” Tessem said.
Following up to our original post, two more explosive devices have been found at the Boston Marathon by Boston police and are currently being dismantled, the Boston Globe reports. It is unclear what type of explosives were found by authorities, reports the Associated Press, and no motive has been found for the attacks. See a video of the explosion here.
Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, killing two people, leaving six in critical condition and injuring at least 28 people, according to Boston news outlets.
In Brasstown, North Carolina, it isn’t a new year until a possum is dropped. Every New Year’s Eve at midnight, crowds gather at Clay’s Corner gas station in Brasstown to ring in the new year by lowering a live possum to the ground in a plexiglass box at midnight. But New Year’s Eve 2012 went a little differently.
Mountains don’t grow back. They’re not like trees that produce seeds that can be replanted when one is cut down – when a mountain is gone, it’s permanent. “They’re not just scraping off parts of these mountains,” said Steve Hawk, the executive editor of Sierra magazine who worked on the cost of coal project for the Sierra Club.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ross Wade is leaving the building. Wade, the assistant director of career services for Elon University’s School of Communications, announced he will be leaving Elon March 1 to begin a new job at Duke University as assistant director of career services for the masters of engineering program. “This is a great opportunity to learn a lot of new skills,” Wade said.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ross Wade is leaving the building. Wade, the assistant director of career services for Elon University's School of Communications, announced he will be leaving Elon March 1 to begin a new job at Duke University as assistant director of career services for the masters of engineering program. “This is a great opportunity to learn a lot of new skills,” Wade said.
The way we learn is changing, according to Kyle Bowen, director of informatics at Purdue University — and it might just come in the form of computer icons. “It is increasingly important to recognize learning in all of its forms,” said Bowen in a Webinar Jan 7.
Rodney Parks, coming from the University of Georgia, has been named Elon University’s next registrar. Parks started at the University of Georgia in 2001, serving as the school’s senior associate registrar, and will be succeeding Mark Albertson, who has been at Elon for 34 years. During Albertson’s time at Elon, he “led the campus through numerous changes and witnessed unprecedented growth,” said Provost Steven House in an email.