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NEWS 3/28/21 2:54pm

'It genuinely broke my heart': Elon community denounces anti-Asian hate in the U.S.

Over the past year, the United States has witnessed an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino reported data showing a 149% spike of anti-Asian violence in 16 of America’s largest cities. A 21-year-old white male took the lives of eight victims six of whom were women of Asian descent.


NEWS 3/26/21 11:14am

Elon University to have in-person commencement for class of 2021

Elon University announced they will host an in-person ceremony for the class of 2021 with a limited number of guests being allowed to attend. Students will receive at least two guest tickets, according to an email from Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee. Commencement is set for Friday, May 21.


NEWS 3/26/21 9:32am

Pandemic cuts student activity fee allocations

Elon University students paid $146 each semester in student activity fees in 2020-21 tuition, a price determined by the board of trustees. However, the allocation of these fees by the Student Government Association has been handled differently due to the coronavirus pandemic and an increase in virtual settings.


NEWS 3/25/21 10:13pm

SGA swears in 2021-22 executive board, awards senators

Elon University’s 2020-21 Student Government Association held its final senate dinner to celebrate the end of their term.The dinner included senate awards, swearing-in of the executive board for the 2021-2022 school year, a speech from Associate Vice President for Student Life Jana Lynn Patterson honoring the outgoing seniors and an open mic for those who wanted to speak. 


NEWS 3/24/21 2:58pm

Disabilities Resources continues to provide aid amid pandemic

The abrupt changes brought on by the pandemic have highlighted the importance of Elon’s Disabilities Resources Office to disabled students. Susan Wise, director of Disabilities Resources at Elon University, said that she and her three-person staff worked to ensure consistency in accommodations to those who relied on its support during the pandemic.


NEWS 3/23/21 7:44pm

Chloe Yoon wins SGA executive vice president runoff election

Chloe Yoon has been elected as executive vice president of Elon University’s Student Government Association. Yoon, a junior secondary english education major, won by 67% of the vote in the runoff election. 975 votes were cast in the election. Yoon’s campaign was centered around diversity, equity and inclusion, which was highlighted by her campaign slogan, “affirming that everyone at Elon can bELONg.” 


NEWS 3/23/21 5:48pm

Elon University set to distribute COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday

Elon University will begin administering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff on campus this Saturday by appointment, according to an email sent to those eligible to receive the vaccine. Any faculty and staff working in person or students with a qualifying medical condition have been notified if they are eligible to sign up for the vaccine. 


NEWS 3/22/21 1:06pm

2 Elon juniors vie for SGA executive vice president in runoff election

Elon juniors Chloe Yoon and Ireland Horan are continuing their campaigns for executive vice president after no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in last week’s election. For the first time in five years, two candidates for an executive position on Elon’s Student Government Association are participating in a runoff election. 


NEWS 3/20/21 12:58pm

FEMA-supported COVID-19 vaccine clinics open in Alamance County

Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics have opened in Alamance County in an effort to vaccinate marginalized communities in the area. CityGate Dream Center and Eric Lane where JR Cigars is, are now COVID-19 vaccination sites, as of March 19. The clinics are meant to address disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates specifically in the Latino community, but also in other populations of color.


NEWS 3/19/21 6:49pm

Jack Corby is elected Elon student body president

Jack Corby has been elected as executive president of Elon University’s Student Government Association. Other elected members of the executive board include Caroline Penfield ‘22 as executive treasurer and Hailey Jurgens ‘22 as executive secretary, two races that were uncontested. For executive vice president, there will be a runoff election between Chloe Yoon ‘22  and Ireland Horan ‘22.


NEWS 3/19/21 10:04am

Some Alamance County, North Carolina residents face food insecurity

March 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the pandemic, yet as it continues with food insecurity rates on the rise, many food banks and pantries are weary of the strain the past year has put on food resources and volunteers and staff. Food insecurity — the lack of access, at times, to sufficient amounts of food for a healthy life for all household members — has been an issue in North Carolina prior to the pandemic. 


NEWS 3/16/21 8:06pm

Elon students vie for SGA executive vice president

Three candidates vie for the executive vice presidential spot in Elon University's Student Government Association, with juniors Chloe Yoon and Ireland Horan and sophomore Trevor Molin running for the position. The executive vice president serves as the speaker of the senate and only votes on legislation in the case of a tie. They can also call any special meetings of the senate, and appoint senators to senate committees, as well as committee chairs. 



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