Paul LeBlanc

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. 

Recent Articles

Elon freshman arrested for resisting public officer after urinating in public

5/17/17 4:21pm

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.

Confederate flags cause uproar on campus

2/20/17 2:42pm

Two confederate flags put on display in the windows of a first floor room in Sloan Hall prompted complaints across Elon University's campus before they were voluntarily taken down Monday afternoon.

Elon sophomore arrested in drunk driving incident

2/8/17 9:37am

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. 

Men's soccer season ends with 1-0 loss in CAA quarterfinals

11/6/16 12:42am

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.

Flood warning issued for Alamance County

10/8/16 4:30pm

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.

Parking restrictions ahead as Acorn gets new awning

9/15/16 4:20pm

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 to step down as Vice President of Student Life

8/24/16 2:34pm

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.

Administration cites green initiative in emailing Dean's list certificates

1/19/15 9:18pm

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 isn't gone, only changed, speakers say

10/22/14 10:46am

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.

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