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Alumna Lauren Memery '21 cried when she finally got to see her characters come to life on film last year. After months of refining and research, Memery watched as her screenplay, “They Told Us We Were Girls,” went from the page to a television pilot. This, she said, would have not been possible without the support she found in NewWorks, a drama and theatre studies-based club at Elon.
Hace más de 100 años, el español apareció en el catálogo académico de la Universidad de Elon como una opción de lengua extranjera, junto con opciones más antiguas como el alemán y el latín. Se ofrecieron varios niveles del lenguaje, pero todos fueron enseñados por un hombre llamado "Sr. Rivera." Oriundo de Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rivera fue uno de un largo grupo de estudiantes extranjeros que recorrieron el campus de Elon como parte del trabajo misionero de la escuela.
More than 100 years ago now, Spanish appeared in Elon University's academic catalogue as a foreign language option, alongside older-standing options such as German and Latin. Several levels of the language were offered, but they were all taught by a man the catalogue called "Mr. Rivera." At the time, in 1920, Victor Manuel Rivera was a student at Elon. Hailing from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rivera was one of a long legacy of foreign exchange students to walk Elon's campus as a part of the school's missionary work.
Updated as of Oct. 1, 2021 at 4:02 p.m. to include video.
GRAHAM, NC — Exactly 160 years after North Carolina seceded from the Union, a group of pro-Confederacy demonstrators gathered in front of the Alamance County Courthouse waving Confederate flags and listening to a speech by activist H.K. Edgerton. Across the street, a group of counter-protesters waved signs and chanted in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Elon University School of Law has refused to remove a portrait of former Mayor of Greensboro Jim Melvin after students requested the painting be taken down, a representative for Elon University said.
For some members of the LGBTQIA community at Elon, their identities both in and out of the LGBTQIA umbrella are defining facets of who they are. Though no two experiences are the same, many students and faculty share some struggles and some moments of pride.
Seniors Shekinah Reese and Noah Orr were crowned Homecoming Royalty amid festivities on Young Commons and Haggard Avenue.
Six no-trespass orders have been issued by campus police to individuals who yelled at students and faculty during a recent parade through Elon University’s campus supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, according to Vice President of University Communications Dan Anderson. The orders are certified documents from interim Director of Campus Police Doug Dotson, delivered to the individuals after a request by President Connie Book following the convoy's ride through campus.
Updated Oct. 8, at 2:03 p.m. to include video.
Updated Sept. 24, at 9:39 p.m. to clarify the members of the crisis response team.
Updated in Sept. 22, 2020 at 6:53 p.m. to include an interview with a NCDHHS official.
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. But it’s there. The air inside Elon University buildings is flowing at maximum capacity this year in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, according to Assistant Vice President of Physical Plant Tom Flood.
The Alamance-Burlington School System covers the city of Burlington and surrounding areas in Alamance County. The district is set to release employee demographics for the 2020-2021 school year in October. While ABSS is working to increase diversity amongst its teachers, according to Public Information Officer Jenny Faulkner, the district has historically employed a vast majority of white teachers.
Elon University’s Student Government Association met for a virtual town hall on the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus on Thursday evening. Junior Malia Takei moderated the town hall, which featured Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams, Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley and Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence Leigh-Anne Royster.
Many people know him as postmaster general. Some know him as a successful businessman or the former CEO of New Breed Logistics. But members of the Elon community know Louis DeJoy as one of the benefactors for Odyssey scholarships, and as a member of the Elon University Board of Trustees since 2007.
Less than an hour away from Elon, researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are working to contain the coronavirus pandemic through a clinical trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The trial is continuing even as undergraduate instruction has moved online at UNC following several cluster outbreaks of the virus on their campus.
Elon University's required COVID-19 testing as laid out by the Ready & Resilient plan is now in full swing. Elon is requiring that all students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall get tested, encouraging students to use Pixel by Laboratory Corporation, an online service that allows individuals to test themselves at home.
As the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat, faculty and staff members of Elon University who are at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may apply for "reasonable accommodations" for the upcoming fall semester.
North Carolina schools are closing their campuses through the end of the 2019-20 school year following the outbreak of the coronavirus. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire state until April 30, in addition to a previous order for K-12 schools to remain closed through May.