The United States experienced two of the worst mass shootings in modern history only 36 days apart; just over a month's time. But, while many are mourning, the issue of gun control has reared its ugly head — again. While these violent acts have contributed to speculations about guns, others believe guns are a form of protection in violent situations. Both sides of the spectrum are present at Elon University's campus and the Burlington community.
A former Elon University police officer has been charged with felony child abuse charges. A statement from the university indicated that Erin Rumley's employment was terminated following the charge and arrest.
The Ellington Center for Health and Wellness, located on Elon’s South Campus, lost power this morning after a cable was severed this morning due to construction behind the building, according to an e-mail sent by Dr. Janna Lynn Patterson, associate vice president of student life and dean of student health and wellness.
After a trade deal that was made a little over a year ago, Elon University has made a tentative plan to tear down the existing Elon Elementary School, located on East Haggard Avenue. The plan includes building on-campus resident housing that would connect to campus.
Administrative changes have been made in the office of Student Life, according to an e-mail sent to Elon Faculty and Staff members, and will become effective immediately. Jon Dooley, former Vice President for Student Life and Dean of students, as of this morning, notified the Elon Faculty and Staff that he will no longer serve as the Dean of Students and will now only serve as the Vice President for Student Life.
An e-mail was sent out earlier this morning that instructed all Elon faculty members to reset their Elon password immediately.
Some students of color at Elon wore all black on Wednesday following a week of racial tension on campus.
Senior Iris Sullivan is turning her own heartbreak and personal experiences into a series of short films. "About Paris" is meant to represent all types of relationships in an open letter to Paris, the name of the boy who was Sullivan’s inspiration and her first love.
At a special college coffee Tuesday, Wes Elingburg P'11, Board of Trustees member and Chair of the search committee, spoke about the hiring process for a new president of the university. President Leo Lambert, who's served at Elon for 18 years, announced Monday he plans to step down. According to Elingburg, the committee will host meetings and forums on campus beginning in mid-March to get input from the community.