When looking just at the statistics, the Burlington Pet Adoption Center is doing better than ever. Animal intake was reduced by 14 percent from 2014 to 2015, and euthanasia was reduced by 48 percent, according to Burlington Animal Services reports.
In its four years of existence, the Elon University E-Sports team has grown from a small, inexperienced club to an organization soon participating in the largest East Coast collegiate gaming competition to date. Elon’s team, along with 13 other schools in the Carolina Collegiate E-Sports Committee (CCEC), will have a chance to make a name for themselves at Clash of the Carolinas, a two-day gaming tournament held January 16-17. Teams from each CCEC college, including Elon, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Clemson University and Duke University, will participate in tournaments for the games League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counterstrike: Global Offensive and Super Smash Brothers Melee.
More than 90 Elon University students pitched their ideas for business ventures and social entrepreneurial opportunities, ranging from a pet rental service to a hunger prevention app, at the Triple Impact Challenge Nov. 11 in Upstairs Lakeside. The pitch competition, sponsored by the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, aimed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Elon students. Even more so than previous iterations of the challenge, that included non-business majors.
It took some time, but the Phoenix Activities and Recreation Center (PARC) received an official nod from Elon University Tuesday afternoon with the PARC Grand Opening Ceremony. Members of Elon University’s senior staff gave brief speeches and mingled with dozens of Campus Recreation and Student Union Board members, along with Danieley Neighborhood residents, to celebrate PARC’s impact since its Sept.
Progress in both technology and the size of Elon University has led to the number of campus security cameras balloon to roughly 500 total. The cameras are primarily located in places such as parking lots and campus pathways, Elon Police Chief Dennis Franks said in an email, where people could be vulnerable to crime that no one else could witness. Other cameras are installed on building exteriors and popular areas in larger, public buildings such as the Moseley Center and Belk Library.
For the Elon University eSports team, setting up matches for its video games has been a hassle since its inception in 2012. “We need a place to play, so right now we rent out [McEwen 207] for practices and games,” said Elon eSports Vice President Tyler LaVecchia, a sophomore.
If college chemistry departments are typically made up of a large male majority, it doesn’t show at Elon University. Elon already has a strong female presence on campus with a roughly 60-to-40 male-to-female ratio, according to Elon Fact Book trends.
McKinnon Hall was more silent than it had been the entire night. There was none of the usual call and response.
Donald Trump holds a slim lead over Ben Carson for North Carolina’s Republican presidential preference, but Carson and Jeb Bush would fare better against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Elon University Poll’s latest report.
After 27 years of face-painting, magic shows and youth-centric events, the Burlington Carousel festival rebranded itself for Saturday and Sunday’s 2015 edition.
Haya Ajjan grew up running through the streets of Damascus, surrounded by family and friends. Now, the streets she walked on as a young girl are minefields, covered in rubble from bombings and explosions.
Diversity has once again been pegged as a weak point for Elon University, this time from a national point of view instead of a local one. U.S.
Violent media. Mass shootings. Pornography. Rape culture. These are a few of the hot-button topics “The Mask You Live In,” a 2015 documentary directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, links to the damage the United States’ idea of masculinity can have on boys and young men. Roughly 40 Elon University students and faculty members watched the documentary Sept.
Another year, another largest class in school history. Another year, another round of construction plans for a new building. As the student body increases at Elon University each year, the need for new facilities also increases.