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Before Jan. 6, 2021, Rett Newton was perfectly content as the mayor of Beaufort, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. student at Duke University, but after seeing the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Newton knew he had to become more involved in national politics.
Constance Lov Johnson is running as a Democrat for the United States Senate in 2022 with experience not just limited to politics.
On April 30, Glencoe Cotton Mill, a closed textile plant only five miles from Elon University, will celebrate its 140-year anniversary with a festival at the Textile Heritage Museum.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an increased use in social media, which is linked to an increased amount of diagnosed eating disorders. In 2020, there was a 15% increase in diagnosis of eating disorders, according to the British Journal of Psychiatry, with links to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency department visits for girls with eating disorders in the U.S. doubled during the pandemic, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At the Board of Alderman work session on March 28, Aldermen discussed a resolution about the Aspen Avenue development, a new solid waste and recycling contract, and a public hearing for a rezoning request. The board has also transitioned to a new schedule and will meet on the second Tuesday and the fourth Monday each month.
Freshman Grace Mills is one of six women in the Elon University Club Esports. Now, she will also be the first woman on its executive board — serving as event coordinator.
Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson, co-authors of “Putin v. The People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia,” said the rest of the world’s opinions surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine will reach the Russian people, despite Putin closely controlling the state’s media. The pair spoke to Elon University students on Monday, Feb. 28, just a few days following the Russian invasion into Ukraine.
Dr. Bilal Ghandour is an assistant professor of psychology with expertise in anxiety disorders and self-harm behaviors. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and adviser to Active Minds, a club revolving around mental health stigma. Elon News Network spoke with Ghandour about what seasonal depression is, how it can impact Elon students and advice for how to overcome it.
San Marcos is a popular restaurant in Burlington, and the Elon community voted the welcoming, colorful atmosphere and extensive menu, “Best Mexican Food.” Freshman and Burlington resident Grant Sledge tried San Marcos recently and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the meal.
Elon Campus Kitchen filled trucks the week of Nov. 15 to 19 — National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. With this week bringing awareness to food insecurity in the area, and the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, Campus Kitchen worked to increase food and donation preparation.
Joining Elon University this year, Net Impact plans to educate students on how they can make a difference in sustainability through leadership. According to Christy Benson, adviser and professor of business law, the skills learned in this organization will reflect on their jobs later in life.
Elon Dining’s green reusable to-go boxes are back, reviving the university’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2037. During the 2020-21 academic year, reusable to-go boxes were replaced by single-use compostable containers due to concern over the spread of COVID-19 through high-touch and communal surfaces.
As Director for Global Educational Initiatives Mark Dalhouse planned his COR 1100, The Global Experience, class this summer, the Taliban had just taken over the government of Afghanistan. For years, his class revolved around the tragic events of 9/11, but this year it became even more important.