NEWS 3/8/21 2:11pm

Redesigning Elon University's bias reporting system

The working group to design the Elon University bias response system has begun to hold listening sessions with students, faculty and staff. The sessions will allow university community members and those who receive bias reports to provide feedback before a preliminary report is delivered to vice presidents Jon Dooley and Randy Williams on April 15.

NEWS 3/7/21 2:13pm

Elon University's proposed amendment to mutual aid agreement leaves law enforcement agencies wary

Elon University’s proposed amendment to the 2021 Annual Alamance County Mutual Aid Agreement between local law enforcement groups was rejected by those agencies, leading the university to use “direct communication” regarding aid requests instead. House said the committee decided that communication with law enforcement agencies regarding mutual aid requests is how the university will address issues within the agreement.

NEWS 3/5/21 10:09am

North Carolina, Alamance County work to bridge digital divide during remote learning

Remote and online work has been the reality for teachers and students in Alamance County for the past 11 months, and even as the county returns to in-person learning, three out of five school days will be remote. For some kids, accessing the internet isn’t always feasible and Alamance-Burlington School System has tried to bridge the digital divide — the gap between those who have internet access and those who don’t — as most schools have been engaging in remote learning. 

NEWS 3/4/21 5:27pm

Elon University to bargain with faculty union

Elon University administration will bargain with the faculty union, according to an email from Provost Aswani Volety to faculty and staff on March 4. This decision follows the certification of the faculty union by the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 19. The decision determined that part-time, limited term and visiting faculty at Elon are eligible to form a union.

NEWS 3/4/21 1:24pm

Staff, students integrate selves into online learning

Online learning has generated concern among parents and students all over the country as they worry whether or not they are still receiving a quality education. Elon University, which has hosted in-person classes for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, is not immune to such concern. At Elon, 432 students were approved for remote learning either for this semester or during Winter Term.  

NEWS 3/4/21 9:35am

Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Alamance County

In Group 3 frontline essential workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines frontline essential workers in categories that include: childcare and pre-K -12 workers, higher education and support staff, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community service, public health, public safety and transportation.

NEWS 3/2/21 10:51pm

Commissioners approve moratorium for Snow Camp land development plan

The Alamance County Commissioners unanimously approved a 12-month moratorium on the land development plan for Snow Camp at their March 1 meeting. The moratorium gives the commissioners additional time to finalize the land development plan and reconsider zoning in Snow Camp. Commissioners said the moratorium will give them and the planning department time to study the arising issues of heavy industrial development in Snow Camp.

NEWS 3/2/21 10:19pm

Students protest Elon Day events in support of faculty union

The Boldly Elon Solidarity Collective, a self-declared non-partisan student group, protested at Elon Day events including College Coffee on March 2 to raise awareness about the faculty union, Elon Faculty Forward. Elon Day is a day dedicated to fundraising for university advancement.

NEWS 3/2/21 4:58pm

Elon University student workers and faculty eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Group 3

Elon University faculty and support staff, including any students working as resident assistants, apartment managers or in a capacity that creates direct exposure to the virus, will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 beginning March 3, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The university has also been approved to become a vaccine distribution site and will be able to directly provide vaccines to those in Group 3. Elon has not been allocated vaccine doses as of March 2.

NEWS 3/1/21 8:15am

Elon University student-teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccine

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that student-teachers will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, alongside teachers and other school employees. According to the latest NCDHHS vaccination plan, frontline essential workers such as educators are included in the third group. 

NEWS 2/26/21 12:58pm

Town of Elon and members of SGA partner to clean up litter

The town of Elon is set to hold  a Community Clean Up event on Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. around the town. The event comes after  a public comment made by a town resident at the last Board of Aldermen meeting. The resident was concerned about the level of litter in his neighborhood. Members of the Board of Aldermen and Elon University’s Student Government Association are calling on students to attend.

NEWS 2/25/21 5:40pm

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty and staff

The working group for diversity, equity and inclusion of the academic council — the governing body over faculty — is working to include information addressing bias in the faculty handbook, particularly with regard to evaluation for faculty. The university is also working to redesign the bias response system and will debut a new training program for all university employees.

NEWS 2/24/21 6:47pm

Faculty groups respond to NLRB decision in support of union

After the National Labor Relations Board reaffirmed the non-tenure track faculty members’ right to unionize, Elon University’s Academic Council and chapter of the Association of American University Professors both released statements urging the university to begin bargaining with the union.

LIFESTYLE 2/24/21 2:44pm

Greek life organizations forced to pause in-person activities

Greek life organizations, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils, are now working to revise their plans for recruitment after Elon University ordered all fraternity and sorority activity to move to completely virtual environments. The order, issued to greek organizations Sunday, aims to limit small group interactions amid the coronavirus pandemic after multiple reports of parties and unmasked social gatherings. 

NEWS 2/23/21 4:23pm

Burlington businesses build back up

Some small businesses in the city of Burlington are trying to recover from the economic fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic. Loans and reopening businesses have aided in their efforts to rebuild after economic decline.


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