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NEWS 12/1/20 8:11pm

Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Ted Budd, the 49-year old Republican representative of North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, said he is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Budd, who won reelection to represent NC-13 which includes Alamance County, released a statement and short video on his social media on Tuesday, Dec. 1, stating that he tested positive for coronavirus and will self-quarantine at home. 


NEWS 11/20/20 10:40am

SGA passes legislation to recognize Juneteenth at Elon

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation to have Elon University recognize Juneteenth as a holiday and also passed a bill allowing students abroad to serve and run for senate. During their last business meeting of the 2020 fall semester, senators discussed the importance of making sure the university acknowledges Juneteenth, a June 19, holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. after the Civil War. 


NEWS 11/24/20 12:08pm

Physical distance regulations change senior experiences

Rather than attending tailgates, formals, the Elon Ball and other group gatherings, Elon University seniors this year must spend their final year at Elon following of mask ordinances and physical distancing regulations. For some seniors, not having the option to attend campus-wide events with friends and family has been one of the hardest changes they have had to come to terms with. 


NEWS 11/18/20 10:00am

Zoom fatigue experiment to be done on students

Elon seniors Alexandra Smith and Emily Klevan said that because the idea of “Zoom fatigue” is so new, studies haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly what it is or what may cause it. Smith said that for their initial research, they looked at articles written by the New York Times and the Washington Post where psychologists hypothesized that “prolonged engagement with Zoom calls and video conferencing in general may lead to people experiencing anxiety, worry and fatigue,” as Smith said. 


NEWS 11/16/20 8:37am

Elon SGA hosts Provost Volety, legislation for new speed bumps fails

he Student Government Association hosted Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aswani Volety during their weekly business meeting to speak on new updates in academics for the 2020-21 school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives later debated and voted to not pass new legislation that sought to approve $6,000 of SGA reserve funding to install speed bumps and speed limit signs on Phoenix Drive.


NEWS 11/12/20 2:27pm

University, town to take actions to improve safety in Elon

After students expressed their concerns and the establishment of a roundtable by Elon University President Connie Book, “immediate actions” are being taken by the university following a convoy in support of President Donald Trump that drove through Elon in September. These action steps involve the collaboration with the town of Elon.


NEWS 11/11/20 3:52pm

Study abroad plans for Elon community put on hold

There are 19 students — 13 of them undergraduates — currently participating in study abroad or study USA programs. There are seven students abroad in Germany, Rwanda, South Korea and the United Kingdom and six students completing Business Dual Degree programs in France, Germany and Spain. 


NEWS 11/9/20 10:37am

COVID-19 affects early decision applications for incoming students

Elon University offers all three of these options and on average, 393 students apply early decision per year. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the college application process. As the pandemic has impacted the economy and workforce, many students have had to reevaluate their college choice.


NEWS 11/4/20 2:29pm

Where do we go from here?

America in 2020 has emerged as a divided country. The country’s divergence came to a head with an intense Election Day that saw former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump face off. The path ahead has the American people wondering how they got here and where they go from here.



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