The current acting director and coordinator of Jewish student life on campus, Ginny Vellani, will be leaving Elon at the end of May, according to an email sent to members of Elon Hillel Wednesday afternoon. "I have loved working with you, and have been inspired every day by your energy, curiosity, and bright spirits," said Vellani to Hillel members.
According to a White Paper from the President's Student Leadership Advisory Council, the new McEwen Dining Hall will have the motto, "A place where the Elon community will gather, engage and nourish." There will be at least five new food options in the renovated McEwen Dining Hall, expected to be complete by Fall 2017, according to Elon Dining. A new concept called, "Home & Away," is set to offer home-cooked style meals and pasta options. "Green & Grains" is a concept that is to serve meals including salads with protein, as well as other vegetarian dishes, according to the President's Student Leadership Advisory Council. A dining option called "Knead," with options similar to what students may find at Panera Bread, is also set to be a part of the renovated McEwen Dining Hall. "Clean Juice," a smoothie and cold-pressed juice location is set to be available through Elon Dining's Meal Exchange program. According to the report, Student Government Association Senators were provided with a survey on Elon Dining options.
Elon Local News spoke to President Bill Clinton today about why college students should vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The three major Democratic candidates took part in "The Iowa Brown & Black Forum" Monday night, presented by Fusion TV. Hosted by Drake University, Sec.
CNN political commentator David Gergen has been announced as Elon's 2016 Commencement speaker. Gergen is a former adviser to four American presidents and currently serves as co-director of Harvard's John F.
Islamophobia. It's one of the hottest topics in society today. Some say it is spiraling out of control. With more than 50 occurrences of American Islamophobia since the terrorist attacks in Paris, France according to The Huffington Post, the topic is being discussed- and for good reason. A recent YouGov/Huffington Post poll shows that more than 50% of Americans view Muslims "Somewhat" or "Very" unfavorably.
\0x200BA former Elon University student who would have graduated with this year's senior class has died, according to an email from Chaplain Jan Fuller. In the email, sent Sunday afternoon to the class of 2016, Fuller said the university has learned of Katerina Diaz's death. Diaz spent a year at Elon before transferring because of medical issues, according to the email. There will be a Gathering of Friends at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion. This story is being jointly reported by The Pendulum and Elon Local News.
Several Elon students have contracted an illness that appears to be a viral infection. The students were taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
The U.S. Justice Department is allowing Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson to receive federal funds after a court dismissed allegations that he ordered deputies to violate the civil rights of Hispanic residents. The North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission Executive Director David Huffman said Thursday that he received notice this week that the Alamance County Sheriff Office, could again seek the federal funds. Huffman says the ACSO had been blocked from applying for a piece of about $5 million divided among North Carolina law enforcement agencies since a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed in 2012. As previously reported, a federal judge in August dismissed the government's case alleging Alamance deputies targeted Latinos for traffic stops.