Suicide is the second most common cause of death among college students, according to the American Psychological Association. An online suicide-prevention training that launched in March 2017 is available to members of Elon University, but according to Anita Smith, assistant director of counseling services, it doesn’t replace mental health experts.
Construction fences surround McEwen Dining Hall, but renovations have not begun yet. Brad Moore, the Elon university architect and director of planning, design and construction management, said constructions are still on schedule.
Though more than 200 people apply, only 20 get accepted. A 10 percent acceptance rate determines the students most fit to represent the school as a tour guide.
Robin Attas, assistant professor of music, will be leaving Elon University and moving back to Canada with her husband, Nicolás Soza, and their two children. Sozq said he has been enduring acts of racism ever since the couple moved to North Carolina in 2013.
The Global Neighborhood at Elon University has a dual personality to most students. Initially, freshmen are excited about the neighborhood and its traditions, but upperclassmen seem to forget about them, according to most students. Now in its third full year as a residential neighborhood, the community is wrestling with its identity as an inclusive space and with declining participation at some of its major events.
It might not be their parents telling them to clean their rooms anymore, but students still have to abide by some rules set by Residence Life.