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Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that is the second-largest in the world, can take place anywhere — including, as economics professor Casey DiRienzo likes to remind her students in her class economics of human trafficking, in their own backyard.
After passing a motion to update the town of Elon’s budget with the coronavirus relief funds, the town of Elon Board of Alderman discussed an increase in sales tax revenue in the month of June, reopening playgrounds and the possibility of a citizen’s advisory committee to town of Elon Police at their September regular session.
Elon University professors voted in favor of a motion asking Postmaster General and Board of Trustee member Louis DeJoy to commit to improving the service provided by the United States Postal Service and absolve his personal conflict of interests or step down as trustee to the university at the Sept. 4 faculty meeting. Jeff Clark, professor of mathematics, proposed the motion.
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.
Randy Williams has a vision of what an inclusive, diverse and equitable campus would like at Elon University. A vision where these ideas would be “infused throughout” the campus community.
Elon University faculty and alumni are raising concerns over the actions of the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the threat these actions could pose to the presidential election in the coming months. DeJoy, who is also on the Board of Trustees at Elon University and has been since 2007, will now testify before the House Oversight Committee on Aug. 24. Since his appointment in May as the 75th postmaster general, DeJoy has overseen budget cuts and temporary slowdowns in postal operations, as well as the reorganization of leadership and the removal of mailboxes and mail sorting machines.
Despite the postponement of the fall sports season, student-athletes who have an athletic scholarship at Elon University will maintain their scholarships. According to Clay Hassard, senior associate director of athletics for administration, compliance and campus relations, athletics will be following the NCAA regulations regarding sports and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Freshman students moving into Elon University are not the only people on campus experiencing changes coming into this semester. Physical Plant, sustainability, dining and building staff members are taking on new roles and responsibilities during move-in and to prepare for the semester ahead during the coronavirus pandemic.
Heading into her first year of college, Ryleigh Estep is excited to finally be on Elon University’s campus.
Elon University President Connie Book announced the first five action steps the university will be taking to address diversity, equity and inclusion on Elon University’s campus, including the appointment of Elon’s first chief executive officer of diversity.
President Connie Book opened the academic year on August 12, awarding Charles E. Kernodle Jr. the Elon Medallion, discussing Elon’s efforts to reduce bias and racism on campus and the university’s plans for the fall.
After watching protests for Black Lives Matter and the arrest of Black reporter Omar Jimenez on television, Amaya Gaines, who identifies as Black, began to feel the increased coverage of the movement against racism take a toll on her mental health.
CORRECTION: A previous headline said non-tenure faculty are being advocated for when it's non-tenure adjunct faculty. Elon News Network regrets this error.
CORRECTION: A previous headline said non-tenure faculty face job instability, when non-tenure adjunct faculty are facing job instability. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Correction: Alexa Rasmussen co-led Alpha Xi Delta's workshop on how to be a white ally with Srija Dutta and Erin Healey. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Elon University’s faculty union, Elon Faculty Forward, proposed their “Humane Budget” to the university in early May. The proposal outlines how the union wants the university to protect non-tenured faculty in light of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the proposal document.
Updated May 12, 2020, at 6:51 p.m. to include information on grant amount.
The Elon University budget committee hosted a community-wide budget forum to address the ongoing financial impact of the coronavirus. The forum explained the estimated $13.5 million in student refunds and a possible 5% budget reduction for the upcoming fiscal year.
Updated April 28, 2020, at 11:12 a.m. to include information on fund distribution.
Updated April 16, 2020, at 9:06 a.m. to include information on fundraising.