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Elon University has started the search process for the next director of Campus Safety and Police. Dennis Franks, who currently holds the position, will be leaving at the end of December to become the chief of police in Stallings, North Carolina — approximately two hours from Elon, just south of Charlotte.
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Updated on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 p.m.
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The Kurds, an ethnic minority group that claims land in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, are currently at war to form an independent state in the Middle East. During the rise and fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S. militarily supported the Kurds in their fight against the terrorist organization. After the fall of ISIS’ last strong hold, the U.S. announced the end of its military support — leaving the Kurds surrounded by hostile nations no longer unified in the fight against ISIS.
BURLINGTON — The question “will you marry me?” was followed by a chorus of support from the audience. Storm Chamberlin held her breath as Ashley McAvoy lowered her hands from her mouth and said the word that made Chamberlin the “happiest woman in the world.”
Arrests and referrals for drug and liquor related violations jumped at Elon University from 2016 to 2018. Elon is the only school among its peer institutions to see a percentage increase in all four drug and liquor categories, according to data from campus police departments, published in federally required reports.
Peter Kiwitt, former Elon University School of Communications assistant professor, was "arrested and charged by criminal complaint with sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking of a minor using force, fraud, and coercion, and possession of child pornography," according to an announcement on Sept. 20 from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A former female sales clerk of the Alcoholic Beverage Control is suing the Alamance Municipal ABC Board for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination. Among the pattern of behavior listed in the lawsuit are allegations that a male co-worker of the store would photograph customers — specifically female students from Elon University.
Correction: The graphic originally used in this article misidentified which majors were affiliated with which schools. The graphic has been removed. Elon News Network apologizes for this error.
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By all legal means, there is now an adjunct faculty union on Elon University’s campus. Following nearly a yearlong back-and-forth between the union and the university, the regional National Labor Relations Board certified the unionization of the Faculty Forward movement.
Leaping off the bed with his hand outstretched, Chris Edwards ’18 was the first person to welcome Tyson Glover ’17 to Smith Residence Hall in 2014.
On average, recovery runs for Elon University’s cross country teams are seven miles, more than double the distance from main campus to Burlington.
One of the first questioning hands raised following an active shooter training workshop at Elon University was about the reactionary process of “Run, hide, fight.”
The Elon University campus burst to life on Friday, Aug. 23 when students moved into on-campus residence halls. Some highlights of the day included the second class ever moving into East Neighborhood and renovations being completed in Virginia Hall.
Updated: Friday, Aug. 23 at 12:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Their fight for women’s rights thus far culminated this weekend when Elon University freshmen and roommates Catherine Stallsmith and Heeba Chergui attended the third annual Women's March.
WASHINGTON — Being pro-life had always been an integral part of who she was, but for Kimberly Wood, standing against abortion took a whole new meaning when her daughter lost her child 16 weeks into her pregnancy.
Inconsistent but dominating shooting allowed the Elon University women’s basketball team (7-7, 2-1) to pull away with a 76-68 win over the College of Charleston Cougars (4-9, 0-2) in Schar Center.