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NEWS 6/3/19 9:58pm

Elon University celebrates the class of 2019 during Commencement

A picture-perfect day greeted Elon University's class of 2019 as they walked from Alumni Gym to Under the Oaks and faced the Alamance Building one last time as undergraduates Friday, May 24. Commencement speaker Al Drago '15 captured the milestone moment and provided the class with a "post-graduation survival kit."


SPORTS 5/23/19 6:52pm

Elon senior found dead in southern Alamance County

Elon University senior and former member of Elon's football team Nicholas Kavouklis was found dead in a rural part of Southern Alamance County just after 2 p.m. on May 23 according to an email from Vice President of Student Life Jon Dooley. Kavouklis from Tampa, Florida, and an exercise science major.


NEWS 5/22/19 12:00am

Constructing a legacy of leadership

When Provost Steven House arrived at Elon University in 2001, he was given one piece of advice from the former provost: don’t break anything. While holding on to that wisdom for the past 18 years, House has not left the university as he found it. House looked beyond not breaking anything, and he started building.


NEWS 5/20/19 8:26pm

Third provost candidate presents at Elon

In response to the prompt given to each provost candidate, Debbie Ricker drew inspiration from Connie Book's inauguration speech during her presentation as a candidate for the next provost at Elon University Monday afternoon.


NEWS 5/16/19 7:09pm

Second provost candidate speaks at Elon

Aswani Volety is the second provost candidate to speak at an open event at Elon University.  On Thursday afternoon, Volety — who is currently a marine biology professor and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington — addressed members of the community in upstairs Lakeside about his qualifications and experience in higher education. He answered how he will leverage opportunities here at Elon to approach challenges that higher education faces in the 21st century.  


NEWS 5/15/19 5:42pm

Nation Labor Relations Board officer recommends overruling university objection to new union

On Monday, May 13, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officer made the recommendation to the NLRB Regional Officer to overrule an objection filed by Elon University against the Service Employees International Union, Workers United Southern Region (SEIU)-backed push for non-tenure-track faculty members to unionize at Elon. The university and SEIU will have one week to respond to the recommendation. 


NEWS 5/7/19 8:00am

CHEAT SHEET: Everything you need to know about Brexit

Brexit, the term for the “British Exit,” refers to the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) that was voted on June 23, 2016. Safia Swimelar, associate professor of political science and policy studies, discusses the implications of the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU.


NEWS 5/6/19 8:00am

NC law would require rideshares to have an illuminated sign

The illuminated sign on a car showing an Uber or Lyft driver arriving is thought to make ride-sharing services safer, according to John Bell, house majority leader of the North Carolina General Assembly. He is sponsoring a law that would require ride-sharing cars to have a “consistent and distinctive illuminated sign.”


NEWS 5/1/19 11:27pm

NC educators, supporters rally in Raleigh

North Carolina educators, school staff and supporters gathered at the Red4Ed NC march and rally in the state capital. They marched to the legislative building to advocate for raising wages, mental and physical health, benefits and degree compensation.