NEWS 8/24/14 8:54pm

Thrill of the chill, Elon takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As summer comes to a close, one of the biggest trends of the season, the "Ice Bucket Challenge," continues to go viral across social media outlets. The goal served to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to Facebook, more than 2.5 million "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos have been posted on the social media site, in addition to more than 28 million similar posts. Elon junior Carrie Hartsfield lost her aunt, Joan Gluck, to ALS in 2003 and recalls her aunt's everyday struggles as she battled the illness. "It got to the point that she was standing in line and someone cut in front of her, but she couldn't even pick up her feet to move," Hartsfield said. Several years after Gluck's passing, Hartsfield conducted research on Lou Gehrig's disease as part of a high school project where she learned more about this particular disease. "I got the jist of it when I was eight, but I really didn't understand the biology behind it and how it was contracted," Hartsfield said.

NEWS 8/23/14 11:56am

Under the Oaks: Class of 2018 Meets for Convocation

Multimedia Coverage by Ryan Greene, Al Drago, Lauren Cook and Patterson Huggins "How are you going to use those 1,400 days?" President Leo Lambert posed this question to the class of 2018, the 128th graduating class of Elon, this morning under the oaks for New Student Convocation.

NEWS 8/22/14 10:46am

A Day in Pictures: Best of #ElonMoveIn

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SPORTS 8/5/14 12:20am

Elon Men's Hoops assistant Sweeney heads to Hobart

Elon University men's basketball associate head coach Tim Sweeney will be roaming a new sideline next season. Sweeney, who has spent the last five years assisting head coach Matt Matheny, will be leaving the Phoenix next season to head north to Hobart College, where he will be head coach.

NEWS 7/29/14 11:00pm

What Not to Miss: Freshman Year Bucket List Edition

Class of 2018, you are a few weeks away from starting your college career at Elon University! Congratulations!!! You're almost there. If you are anything like I was, you're already looking up all the activities and clubs you want to hit up the second you step foot on campus.

NEWS 7/27/14 10:38pm

Dr. Danieley Celebrates 90 Years

Dr. Earl Danieley, Elon's sixth president, celebrated the big 9-0 today with many of the university's faculty, staff and students at the Elon Community Church. "It feels wonderful to be 90.

NEWS 7/24/14 1:21pm

Affordable Health Care decisions explained

On July 21, two United States appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on the availability of subsidies that help many Americans afford health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Here is a breakdown of the decision, which could potentially affect millions. What was the issue? The cases centered on the Affordable Care Act, specifically a part of the law that says subsidies will be available “Through an exchange established by the state.” The law does not specifically say if those signing up on the federal exchange are also eligible. Opponents of the law challenged the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of the law, saying subsidies can only be offered through state-based exchanges. Proponents of the law say the lawmakers intended for subsides to be offered by both federal and state exchanges. Currently, only 14 states and the District of Columbia have their own exchanges, which means the decision could affect the 4.7 millionAmericans who signed up through the federal exchange. What was the decision? The D.C.

NEWS 7/19/14 11:47am

Scholarship to support Alamance Community College transfer students

Starting in fall 2015, one student from Alamance Community College will be chosen to receive an annual scholarship of $22,500 that will go toward Elon University tuition, fees, room and board. Alamance Community College students who will be considered for the scholarship must have at least 24 transferrable credit hours.

NEWS 7/17/14 10:36am

Sacred silence: Tinnitus and the noise that never stops

In the age of headphones and portable speakers, silence is rare. For some, though, silence is impossible. In the United States today, a condition called tinnitus affects 25 percent of the population, and at least 3 million of those affected say they can't function in society as a result.

NEWS 7/14/14 9:37pm

Update: Police Believe Armed Robbery was Falsified

An Elon store clerk has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, larceny by employee and resisting a public officer. Steven Shane Jernigan, 24, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to the Elon Police report.

NEWS 7/13/14 10:34pm

Spam Sent to University E-Mail Addresses

Students checking their Elon University inbox this week may have found a strange e-mail waiting for them. Starting Thursday June 10th, many current students and alumni received a spam e-mail with the subject "Deactivation of Account!!!" Elon University officials confirm that they did not send the e-mail and students should be cautious. The e-mail asked recipients to reply to the message with information such as their username and password. "Elon University will never ask students to reply with their personal information in an e-mail," Assistant Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Office Christopher Waters said. Waters says spammers will hack into Gmail to try and obtain personal information from users. In this case, recipients can tell the e-mail is spam because although the sender is labeled "Elon University," the actual address is "," not "" According to Waters, the university's spam filters occasionally do not block out everything they should. Campus Technology says that students should only provide their personal information when it is through an Elon University secured login.

NEWS 7/8/14 10:11pm

Tips for a Successful Freshman Year

August 22. T-Minus 45 days until Freshmen Orientation Day at Elon University. To get you ready for one of the best years of your life, two of our rising-sophomore staff members, Paige Pauroso and Mackenzie Grace Murray, have their top ten tips for making the most out of your freshman year at Elon. 1.

SPORTS 7/1/14 12:51am

Elon officially joins the Colonial Athletic Association

On July 1, at 12:00 a.m. Elon University officially left the Southern Conference after 11 years to become a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Basics The move, which was officially announced by the University on May 23, 2013, was voted on unanimously by the Board of Trustees. The CAA first approached Elon about joining its conference in early April 2013 following the loss of four schools--George Mason (Atlantic 10), Georgia State (Sun Belt), Old Dominion (Conference USA) and VCU (Atlantic 10). "Elon is a school we had on our radar for a while," CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said in an interview with Elon Local News "I think both parties saw what they liked in each other.

NEWS 6/23/14 1:51pm

Armed robbery reported in Elon

An armed robbery was reported Monday morning at Jay's Mart, a convenience store located about a mile east of Elon University at 951 East Haggard Ave. According to an email about the incident from Vice President of Student Life Smith Jackson, a male suspect displayed a blue handgun, before fleeing the scene on a black and orange moped eastbound on East Haggard.