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Senior Emily Wilbourne spent the summer dancing in Busan, South Korea. Studying Seungmu, a national Korean folk dance, Wilbourne combined her interreligious studies and dance minors with the Multifaith Scholars program, where she conducted interviews on how a dance that was initially performed by Buddhist monks came to be a widely performed cultural presentation.
La sensación de estar limitada a una identidad siempre estuvo presente para Cici Salazar a medida que crecía. Marcando casillas en cualquier aplicación que preguntara sobre la raza y la etnia, la primera pregunta que siempre tuvo que responder fue: ¿Eres hispano/latino? Pero esos dos términos no fueron suficientes para describir las culturas y orígenes reales no sólo para ella, sino también para otros miembros Hispanos y Latinxs.
The feeling of being limited to one identity was always present for junior Cici Salazar as she grew up. Checking off boxes in any application that asked about race and ethnicity, the first question she always had to answer was ‘are you Hispanic/Latino?’ But those two terms weren’t enough to describe the actual cultures and backgrounds for not only her, but for others who either identified as Hispanic or and Latinx.
Updated as of Oct. 15, 2021 at 5:13 p.m. to include video.
Updated as of Oct. 17, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. to include additional data.
Elon University’s economic impact study found that the university generates $695 million in annual economic impact. According to a press release from the university, Elon has sustained more than 7,400 jobs while producing $34.6 million in tax revenue in the state of North Carolina.
A 20-minute phone call with the university left junior Rachel Goldstein anxious.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a conversation starter for many people around the world. But for Elon's Public Health Society, it’s a discussion that will continue to be studied and talked about, especially this year with the topic so current and present.
Caitlin Egan made the decision to not return for the fall semester days before the 2021-22 academic year began. After a year of online learning, her mental health was negatively affected, pushing her to fill out the medical leave of absence form.
Blue skies, Janna Anderson’s office and CNN are three things that Jennifer Parris will forever remember from Sept. 11, 2001. Parris, who was managing editor of The Pendulum at the time, knew that not only were everyone’s lives about to change, but she and her team of student journalists had a duty to Elon to cover the horrific events.
Elon University junior Zain Khan was in kindergarten when his mom pulled him out of public school and transferred him into homeschool learning. This wasn’t because of the education system he was in. It was because he and his parents are Muslim.
Vaccine exemptions forms rolled into Dean of Students Jana Lynn Patterson’s email when the university declared a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students. While the university reached 96% of its undergraduate students fully vaccinated, only 307 vaccine exemptions were approved. There’s an additional number that Elon has reached: zero student disenrollments after the vaccine requirement.
While many students in the Alamance-Burlington School System entered classrooms for the first time after almost two years of remote learning on Monday, Aug. 23, some opened their laptops from home to begin the new school year.
Janet Williams joined Elon’s faculty in April to serve as the vice president for finance and administration. Her role at the university includes having an executive oversight for a broad range of financial, business, and support operations and planning. Williams said she plans to utilize her first full-year at Elon to build relationships with stakeholders across campus and the community.
From leading new students to their first residential neighborhood meeting to attending the hypnotist event together at Rhodes Stadium, orientation leaders are one of the first faces incoming students see when they arrive on campus. According to Director of New Student Programs Emily Krechel, over 200 applications were submitted this year. There are about 130 orientation leaders. Here are some of the orientation leaders and reasons for why they applied for their position.
The moment after each New Student Orientation ends, Director of New Student and Transitions Programs Emily Krechel and her team are already planning for the next one. But after the 2020-21 school year, Krechel was unsure of what would be in store for the class of 2025’s arrival.
There's always a level of uncertainty that comes with a new academic year, and that rings true this past year more than ever. But all of us at Elon News Network continue to be certain in our main purpose: serving the local community.
The Women’s Network was created to help college women make connections and build skills that would benefit them in the workplace after graduation — and it’s coming to Elon University.
The Centers for Disease Control announced that it is recommending vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings and areas of high COVID-19 transmission. The new science shows that the Delta variant is the prominent strand in the United States.
Updated as of July 15, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. with an updated photo.