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Elon University’s former Dean of Admissions Susan Klopman served at Elon for 27 years and got the idea to sign up for Elon’s Anatomical Gift Program as an anatomical donor in the produce section of Harris Teeter — making her the first person to sign up.
Elon’s Human Anatomy Lab works with anatomical donors who dedicate their bodies to the Anatomical Gift Program, which allows students and professors to study donors for science and education after death. At the end of each semester, students and professors gather to pay their respects to and honor the lives of their “silent teachers” — a term given to the donors because of the nature of how students and professors learn from them.
“Hey everyone. It took me a while to understand that I need to seek help. These past few weeks I’ve been stressing about financial aid, family back at home, being homesick and trying to understand that not everyone is going to want to be friends. It’s hard to feel welcomed when people give you looks or they act like you’re not there. I feel both invisible and out of place. I want to tell my friends, but I don’t want to put a burden on their shoulders. What can I do to relieve this stress?”An anonymous user of the initials IB posted on TimelyCare’s “Community” feature seeking relief and support.
In 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly changed its district and superior court elections from nonpartisan to partisan. This means that candidates running for judicial positions are required to run with their political affiliation on the ballot. According to Ballotpedia, Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas are the only states that hold partisan elections for both their supreme, intermediate appellate and general jurisdiction courts.
Republican Ted Budd won the seat to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate against his opponent, Democrat Cheri Beasley, winning 50.71% of the vote — or 1,891,342 votes — according to the Associated Press.
As a North Carolina native, husband of 23 years, father to three children and scientist and laboratory director at Duke University, Charles Parker said he is running for the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education to enhance school safety, improve communication and transparency from schools to the community, recruit and retain teachers and address learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meredith Edwards is a Republican and is running uncontested for her second term as Alamance County Clerk for Superior Court. Having been first elected in 2018, Edwards said she has worked for the last four years to grow and improve the clerk’s office to better serve the citizens of Alamance County.
Elon University committed to a three-year contract on Oct. 6 that establishes increases in pay, additional job security and access to professional development funds for unionized adjunct, part-time, limited term and visiting Elon faculty members.
Senior Trevor Molin is one of two new healthy masculinity and relationship student assistants, dedicated to teaching and expanding upon consent, healthy masculinity and gender-based violence education at Elon University.
Updated as of Sept. 14 at 1:58 p.m. to include additional information from Alamance County Sheriff Public Information Officer Byron Tucker and Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson.
It’s 3 a.m. inside Belk Library. Because the building is open all night during weekdays, all the lights remain on. From the first floor, it’s impossible to hear Tammy Wilson, Belk’s overnight janitor, wiping office windows and emptying trash cans on the second and third floors. Even for a library, the silence is overwhelming.
Dean of Students Jana Lynn Patterson gave campus-wide mental and physical health updates for the Elon community, on Sept. 1 during Elon University’s Student Government Association’s first business meeting of the 2022-23 academic year. During the meeting, three students were appointed to the Senate and three students were appointed into new roles.
President Joe Biden signed a sweeping bill on Aug. 16 focused on counteracting climate change, as well as Medicare and health provisions and IRS resources, through the biggest investment in U.S. history. The $740 billion package consists of $80 billion to be pumped into the IRS and around $700 billion to be used for new spending and easing deficits.
Updated as of Aug. 31 at 5:16 p.m. to include video.
Elon University was recognized by the 2023 Fiske Guide to Colleges as a pioneer in experiential learning and global engagement, according to a news release.
Following New Student Convocation Aug. 20, freshmen and their families gathered just outside of Lakeside Dining Hall for the family picnic. For many families, this is the last meal they will share with their children before heading home and leaving them to start the 2022-23 academic year.
Students in the fall 2021 Engineering Design for Service class watched through the window of their McMichael classroom as the first brick was laid for Elon’s new Innovation Quad.
After visits in November and March, freshman and Elon college fellow Kelly Donovan arrived on campus for the third time today to move into her dorm room in East A.
The end of June marks the first month of operation for Benevolence Farm’s secondary location in Burlington. Benevolence Farm, a non-profit social organization, works alongside formerly incarcerated women who are able to live and work at the farm upon their release.
Chrelle Booker is mayor pro tem and a native of Tryon, North Carolina. She sits on the board of directors for the National League of Cities — an organization of city, town and village leaders focused on improving the quality of life — where she chairs the Information Technology and Communications Committee. She is also first vice president of Women In Municipal Government and a member of the Legislative Action Committee and Small Cities Council.