This morning, the Elon University Board of Trustees announced that Connie Book will be stepping into the shoes of Leo Lambert March 1, 2018 as Elon's ninth president. But students are most excited about the fact that Book will be the university's first female president in its 128-year history.
On Oct. 9, the Board of Trustees elected Connie Ledoux Book as Elon’s ninth president. Book served as provost of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Her start date is March 1, 2018.
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.
Since 1889, Elon University has had eight presidents. All of them have been white men. And if you ask sophomore Shawna Harris-Lenior, president of the Elon chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, she fully expects that 128-year trend to continue when Elon names its ninth president this year. “When they say they’re looking, all I think is, ‘Oh, white men,’” she said.
Elon University has 5,390 parking spaces — according to University Architect and Director of Planning, Design and Construction Management Brad Moore, that is more than enough. In 2016, the Town of Elon's governing board, the Board of Alderman, added a university clause to their parking regulations which would've required Elon to construct an additional 1,000 parking spaces.
Offtein's condition has slightly improved and she is returning home to continue her recovery.
Former custodian sues Elon University, cites discrimination, fabricated sexual harassment accusationBy Margaret Malone | 5/21/17 6:58pm
For the second time this year, Elon University is being sued by a former employee. According to The Times-News, Teofilo Matias, a naturalized U.S.
Walking down the aisle at Elon University’s 127th Commencement will be senior Haley Longbottom, a member of the first class of Communication Design majors since the program was created in 2014.
The storm system that caused more than a dozen deaths in the Midwest over the weekend is moving eastward and bringing with it another round of severe weather.
The Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, affectionately referred to as “SURF,” was held Tuesday at Elon University, and despite the dreary weather, students and faculty turned out in droves to see their peers' work.
Elon University has denied that former professor Michael Rodriguez, who is Hispanic, was discriminated against during his time as a faculty member in response to a lawsuit Rodriguez filed claiming that he “was wrongfully and intentionally discriminated against by Elon in his employment based on his national origin and race.”
Freshman Molly Offstein’s incident has prompted a discussion about campus-wide road safety. In light of this 7:30 a.m.
At the one-year anniversary of House Bill 2, Elon University has just begun to realize the breadth of the impact of this controversial bill. Despite the university’s choice to distance itself from the legislation, the university has not been able to completely avoid the fallout. From SGA members, student-athletes, prospective students and students fighting to find their voices, many has been affected in one way or another. Bit by bit, actions have replaced words.
Slow but steady progress on the 42 recommendations from The Presidential Task Force on Social Climate and Out-of-Class EngagementBy Margaret Malone | 2/4/17 3:34pm
Last year, 29 members of Elon University’s student-body, faculty and staff brainstormed a list of 42 recommendations to increase student involvement in academic, social and intellectual activities.
Elon students have made plans to be in Washington for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump Jan. 20 and the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.
Pamela Moffitt, program assistant in the Department of English, passed away suddenly Dec. 1. She began working for the department in August, just a few short months ago, but she will be remembered fondly by her colleagues.