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NEWS 7/2/20 1:54pm

Breaking down bias reporting at Elon University

Incidents involving bias, specifically those dealing with race, are not infrequent at Elon — but recently, students have been calling for a reform of the bias reporting system. Read a series of stories on what concerns students have about the bias reporting system, how the system works and how the system has evolved.


NEWS 7/2/20 1:31pm

Elon University students share concerns and experiences with bias reporting on campus

Incidents involving bias, specifically those dealing with race, are not infrequent at Elon — but recently, conversations have erupted online after racist messages in the Elon College Republicans group chat surfaced, with dozens of members of the Elon community filing bias reports against the students involved and petitioning for reforms of the current bias reporting system.


NEWS 7/1/20 3:20pm

Elon University Police’s mutual aid agreement, explained

The Elon University Police Department is in an annual mutual aid agreement with local law enforcement agencies in Alamance County. This mutual aid agreement has been under scrutiny by Elon students, faculty and staff after the department assisted at the other agencies at the Confederate monument in Graham.


NEWS 7/2/20 1:41pm

Determining action: inside Elon University's bias reporting system and student conduct process

Reports submitted by students first go through the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence before being sent to the Office of Student Conduct. It is there that determinations are made of whether or not an incident is in violation of the Code of Conduct under the student handbook, and not at the CEIE, according to Leigh-Anne Royster, director of the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence.


NEWS 6/23/20 10:37am

Low census response rate could cost Alamance County, Elon funds

54.1% of Elon residents have completed the 2020 Census, which began collecting responses in March, according to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau. Alamance County could lose more than $7 million in annual funding based on nonresponse to the census, a report from the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management said.


NEWS 6/22/20 5:36pm

ACE Speedway temporarily shut down by the state

Jason and Robert Turner, owners of ACE Speedway in Altamahaw, opened for their first race since October on May 23, after Gov. Roy Cooper initiated Phase 2 of reopening North Carolina amid the coronavirus pandemic. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued an abatement order against the speedway for violating mass gathering limitations.


NEWS 6/18/20 3:55pm

LabCorp, Cone Health help mitigate coronavirus pandemic on local and national scale

With the help of LabCorp, Cone Health started providing polymerase chain reaction tests to their patients. LabCorp was the first commercial lab in the U.S. to provide these tests. With testing at three different locations in North Carolina — one located in Alamance County at the Alamance Regional Medical Center — healthcare workers at Cone Health collect nasal swabs from patients then shipped the samples to LabCorp for testing.


NEWS 6/11/20 3:29pm

Standing in solidarity: what it means to be an ally

Being an ally begins by recognizing that there is an issue of racism, according to Damion Blake, assistant professor of political science and faculty fellow for race, ethnicity and diversity. He said people need to come to terms with the history of systemic racism in America once they recognize there is an issue.