Elon has officially established a town fire department as of Tuesday, June 23. This comes after the Elon Board of Aldermen passed a series of agreements and a resolution during a specially called meeting on Tuesday.
Riots broke out in the City of Baltimore as people protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25. Gray's funeral was held on the morning of Monday, April 27.
While some students begin to plan their winter breaks, one Elon senior plans to compete. Senior Yasmine Arrington has many titles to her name: she's a College Fellow, the founder of ScholarCHIPS, and soon, she may be Miss Plus U-S-of-A. "I'm just really thrilled to be in the running and to be the official representative of the District of Columbia and of course, I'll be joined with other young women through out the fifty states," Arrington said. Miss Plus USofA is a national, multifaceted competition for plus sized women.
Elon's 2014 homecoming marked some milestone reunions for different campus groups.
Located just down the road from The Station at Mill Point, Lawrence Slade Park has reopened. The Elon community gathered on Friday, Sept.
You may say first year student Katy Bellotte has several online friends. She has close to 300 thousand YouTube subscribers. "It's crazy to think that I'm sitting in my dorm filming a video and [a] million people have the chance to watch it," Bellotte said. Her channel has more than 21 million views, but her online presence goes beyond YouTube.
At every graduation President Lambert shares an old Elon adage with hundreds of seniors ready to embark on a new chapter of their lives: "You may leave Elon, but Elon will never leave you". While the phrase may ring true for many graduates, some chose to begin a new chapter on familiar ground. "I was kind of waiting for that post graduation meltdown of 'everyone's going back to school and I'm not going back to school, it's crazy - and then I came back to school," said Elon alum Diana Abrahams. Abrahams, class of 2014, majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Jewish Studies, and worked at the Truitt Center for Religious Life as an undergraduate.
Elon's communication majors will be seeing some changes to their school in the not so distant future. Within the next three to four years Dean Paul Parsons of the Communications School expects renovations to the McEwen communications building to begin. The current plans include connected buildings that overtake the parking lot nearest McEwen and eventually connect into Long.