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The Board of Aldermen met for an agenda session Monday, August 2. Members discussed the town’s self-assessment of the accessibility of facilities and programs, a budget amendment for the police department and retirement benefits for town employees. The board also discussed adopting an equality resolution and the town’s decision to look into vaccination and mask requirements for town employees.
Donna Vanhook ’07 has been in North Carolina her whole life. From growing up in Morgantown, a housing development in Burlington, to studying at Alamance Community College, Elon, Shaw and High Point universities, the Tar Heel state has always been her home.
The Centers for Disease Control is expected to announce revised mask guidance, recommending vaccinated individuals wear masks in some indoor settings, at a media briefing today at 3 p.m. The change would be the first since May, as new cases continue to increase due to the more transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus and vaccination rates plateau.
Correction: The subheading of this article now reads emerita and alumna. A previous version of this article stated emeritus and alumnus. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Alderman Davis Montgomery and Alderwoman Emily Sharpe are working with Town Manager Richard Roedner and the town’s legal staff to draft an equality resolution for the town of Elon. The pair were tasked at the May Board of Aldermen meeting to draft an outline of what an anti-discrimination ordinance could look like in the town of Elon. Board members are expected to discuss the equality resolution at the August 10 meeting.
Elon University will host numerous speakers throughout the 2021-22 academic year, including Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd, Elon University President Emeritus Leo Lambert and award-winning actor BD Wong. The 2021-2022 speaker series focuses on mentorship, inspiration and equality, according to an Elon University press release. All tickets for the speaker series will be free for students, staff and faculty cost $15 those without an Elon ID. The Elon Common Reading Keynote Address by Jason Reynolds will be virtual and free of cost. The Liberal Arts Forum lecture will also not require tickets.
As Alderwoman Emily Sharpe walks through downtown Elon, she is greeted by the smiling faces of community members. She often stops in the downtown shops and restaurants to say hello to the owners. It’s this “neighborly inclusion” that Sharpe loves about Elon, and something she hopes to work on if she is elected mayor in November.
Updated as of June 30, 2021 at 2:16 p.m. to include hearing date.
Updated as of June 28, 2021 at 5:44 p.m. to include information from Ian Baltutis.
Updated as of June 25, 2021 at 2:39 p.m. to include video.
A judge ordered the release of all law enforcement video footage from the ‘I Am Change’ march to the polls in Graham, on Oct. 31, 2020, which ended in marchers pepper sprayed and many arrested. This includes all unedited body camera, dash camera and other law enforcement surveillance footage from that day.
Elon University will partner with the African American Cultural Arts and History Center in Burlington to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18. Community members can take part in one of three 75-minute tours of the new center, including a featured exhibit “Juneteenth & Black Alamance.”
Elon University will require all students to submit documentation of the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester. The university joins a growing number of schools across the country, including Duke University, to require the vaccine.
Correction: The award is the Long Leaf Pine Award. A previous version of this article said Long Pine Leaf Award. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Fans will be able to watch the Elon football team in-person this fall. Elon University announced that the Phoenix will not leave North Carolina until October, but fans will be allowed inside the stadium for the fall 2021 season. The Phoenix are scheduled to kick off the season on Sept. 4 at home against Wofford.
Updated as of June 3, 2021 at 5:25 p.m. to include information from alumni and the Elon University Student Government Association.
Updated as of May 21, 2021 at 7:20 p.m. to include additional photos, information regarding commencement speakers.
As a first generation college student and female professor in a male dominated field, Kelsey Bitting, professor of environmental science, said she often experiences feelings of doubt and insecurities.
A chef and business owner. A foodie. A licensed mushroom forager. A father, friend and family member. Lincoln Franchell was known by many names.
Updated as of May 14, 2021 at 7:25 p.m. to include information about state COVID-19 restrictions.