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NEWS 9/3/15 8:00pm

Burlington works to bounce back

Visitors to downtown Burlington will likely see housing and more restaurants in the area soon, thanks to the input from two surveys. One was conducted by the Burlington Downtown Corporation in fall 2013 and amassed 235 respondents.


NEWS 8/26/15 8:55am

Elon Center in Shanghai opens for business students

This fall, 16 Elon University students will study at the new Elon Center in Shanghai.  The center’s program, geared toward business majors, will provide students with the chance to learn about the economy of the world’s most populous country.  For the new program, Elon partnered with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a study abroad organization, to create custom course offerings.


NEWS 3/24/15 4:40pm

Homeless and hopeful below the Alamance County poverty line

The human face of homelessness “It’s been rough as far as our family because we can’t stay together in the building,” Vickers said. he has a six-month-old baby girl, Allie, who she wants to raise in a safe environment, but unemployment has made that difficult. “[Day to day], we apply for jobs and more or less try to keep her entertained and hopefully try to get out of there as soon as we can,” Vickers said. “It’s been a struggle.”


NEWS 3/17/14 8:30pm

Millennials detached from politics, religion, study finds

Millennials, the term coined for the emerging youth generation between the ages of 18-33 in 2014, are detached from political parties and organized religion, according to the results from a Pew Research Center study. The study, released March 7, also found Millennials are more connected to social networks and other technologies than past generations. The study was based on a survey of 1,821 adults, including 617 Millennials, and was conducted in Febuary.


NEWS 2/12/14 11:09pm

Alaska program offers new opportunities

After they complete final exams this spring semester, some Elon University students will abandon the continental United States and embark on the course to an internship program in Alaska. The Elon in Alaska program, adapted from a course that has been periodically offered for about a decade, now includes an 8-10-week internship component in 2014.


NEWS 1/30/14 4:55pm

Colonnades residents expand their global palates at residence life event

Colonnades residents sampled food and experienced traditions from over a dozen countries at Wednesday night’s “Walk around the World.” At the event, residents braved the cold to visit themed common rooms on the floors of each Colonnades building. At the event, students ate Belgian waffles, drank Turkish coffee, received Brazilian somba dance lessons and learned facts about the Philippines. Attendees received Phoenix Passports, which were stamped at each floor.