President Lambert announced a series of changes that will be implemented to the university's commencement ceremonies starting in 2019 in an address to faculty and staff Monday.
Paul LeBlanc, from Hingham, Massachusetts, is the News Director of Elon Local News. He is a senior Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Political Science. Paul enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach and, not being charged for extra chicken at Chipotle.
Elon University Freshman Andrew Kleinert was arrested Sunday, May 14 for resisting arrest. According to the Town of Elon Police Department, Kleinert was urinating in plain view of the road early Sunday morning when Officer Connor Rice attempted to make contact with him. Kleinert then ran from the officer into a barn behind the residence where a party was taking place but was found and arrested. Kleinert was taken to Alamance Country Jail where he posted $500 bond.
Elon Sophomore Noah Roger was arrested on Thursday for felony possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver and felony keeping or maintaining a controlled substance for use, storage, or sale.
Two Elon University football players — Khalil Moore, 18, and Jeremiah Bridges, 19, — were both charged with a Class I felony secret peeping in preliminary hearings Monday. Their court date is set for Wednesday, May 10.
Elon University sophomore Trevor Jones was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the Elon Police Department, Officer Ditra Graves was patrolling the area following a noise complaint when she noticed a car had driven into a ditch on West Lebanon Avenue.
Analysis from the Registrar's office shows that professors at Elon University have become more frugal with distributing higher grades over time. Grade distribution for the Fall 2016 semester shows that 29% of Elon undergraduates, or 7,590 students received an ‘A’ grade.
Elon University President Leo Lambert addressed President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration in an email to students, faculty and staff Sunday night, saying the university is "monitoring this unfolding situation very carefully."
The Elon University men's soccer team's season is effectively over after the Phoenix fell to the College of William and Mary 1-0 Saturday night in the CAA tournament quarterfinal match at Rudd Field. Despite being outshot 12 to five, the Phoenix had plenty of opportunities around the net, including three corner kicks.
A flood warning has been issued for Alamance County by the National Weather Service in Raleigh. The warning will be in effective until 4:28 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. According to the National Weather Service, the Haw River stage was 11.6 feet on Saturday Afternoon.
Acorn coffee shop is set to get a new awning this Friday causing four parking spaces along N Williamson Ave next to Elon University and two spaces in front of Acorn to be closed from 5:30am to 9:00pm. The sidewalk area in front of Acorn will also be closed during the installation of the awning.
Smith Jackson will step down from serving as Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students at Elon University at the conclusion of 2016-2017 school year, President Leo Lambert announced during an address to faculty and staff Aug. 22. According to The Office of Student Life, Jackson’s career in higher education has spanned more than 30 years. Jackson was born in Dothan, Alabama, and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Alabama before earning his doctorate at Auburn University in counselor education.
While students at Elon University have become accustomed to rapid changes on an expanding campus, many were surprised after receiving their President’s List and Dean’s List certificates for the 2014 fall semester via email instead of the traditional printed ones. Although some students across campus have called the maneuver a way to cut costs, University Registrar Dr. Rodney Parks says the move was more concerned with saving the other kind of green. “We mainly changed it to support our green initiatives of being a paperless environment,” Parks said.
Racism in America isn’t dead — it’s only taken on a different guise, two visiting speakers said at a recent talk at Elon University. Two professors of phycology — Mikkie Hebl from Rice University and Leslie Ashburn-Nardo from Indiana University — challenged an audience of Elon students, faculty and staff in Whitley Auditorium to consider the difference between two different types of racism. Hebl began by drawing a distinction between formal discrimination and what she calls interpersonal discrimination. "Formal [discrimination] is an overt type of discrimination that is illegal,” Hebl said.
For a group of 27 Elon University seniors, giving back to the university has taken priority over taking a dip in one of the fountains or stealing a brick before walking Under the Oaks one last time this spring.