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NEWS 4/15/14 10:06pm

ELN covers Community Connections: Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoF7kgPLqvo&noredirect=1 Elon University will host its final Community Connections forum of the year this Wednesday, April 16. This program's theme is funding for public education and will be composed of Alamance County residents, faculty and students having organized dialogue on supporting local school systems. The discussion will take place in McKinnon Hall at 7 p.m.


NEWS 4/15/14 4:25pm

Beating the odds: Baseball player wins battle with cancer

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtWaidnTwL0&w=560&h=315] Elon pitcher Joe McGillicuddy thought he struck out when he failed a random NCAA drug test last fall. "In my mind I was like, 'No, this is impossible,'" McGillicuddy said. McGillicuddy says he's never taken any performance enhancing drugs, but the test showed high testosterone levels and he tested positive for the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, commonly known as HCG. "My emotions got a little rattled, I should say," McGillicuddy said.


NEWS 4/12/14 1:16pm

Holi Photo Gallery

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NEWS 4/5/14 10:48am

AP's Nicole Winfield visits Elon

Nicole Winfield spoke to Elon students, faculty and community members Friday night about her experience as a Rome-based Vatican correspondent for The Associated Press. During the past 13 years as Vatican correspondent, Winfield has covered three popes - John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. Winfield, originally from New York City, says that she has the opportunity to see the Pope in a "vastly different light" than the general population does.


NEWS 3/20/14 9:13am

Incoming students visit campus for Rising Phoenix Weekend

You might have passed a new classmate any time between Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15. Elon's incoming students got their first taste of college life this past weekend at "Rising Phoenix Weekend," formerly known as Spring Orientation. The Class of 2018 came from all over the country with relatives and friends to tour the campus and prepare for their college careers. Assistant Director of Admissions, Scott Christopherson, organized the event and gave 7-minute introduction sessions before every tour. "This gives the incoming students a chance to see what it would be like to be a student on campus," Christopherson said. Students were given tours of the campus and were able to sit attend informational sessions about Elon Experiences and academics. More incoming students from the Class of 2018 will visit campus later in April for an additional Rising Phoenix Weekend event.


NEWS 3/16/14 10:47pm

Samuel Moyn, "How did the Holocaust and Human Rights Intersect (and was it a good thing)?"

James Bryce Professor of European Legal History at Columbia University, Samuel Moyn, spoke Thursday evening in the McBride Gathering Space at the Numen Lumen Pavilion. The room was filled with many students and faculty who came to hear Moyn speak about how human rights have changed since the Holocaust and how these changes have affected the United States' national welfare. Moyn's story conveyed the ideas of ObamaCare following the British ideals of a welfare state and how human rights should result in the decolonization of peoples. "We worry about the state doing too much and not providing freedoms," Moyn said.


NEWS 3/13/14 10:03pm

SGA Recap: March 13

In the SGA's final Senate meeting of the 2013-2014 legislative year, the Senate approved their operating budget for the 2014-2015 academic year, as well as four special allocations. The Senate unanimously approved the finance committee's allocation of $499,580 to 75 student organizations for funding for the 2014-2015 academic year.


NEWS 3/12/14 8:34pm

Power outage forces blackout at Elon

Power has returned to all areas of campus after students were left in the dark for nearly two hours Wednesday night, according to University Communications. Duke Energy said the outage was due to a blown transformer and reported 268 customers are without power in Alamance County. Qdoba is open until 10 p.m.


NEWS 3/10/14 11:26pm

Students struggle to live off campus

Residence life denied Elon freshman Noah Kipnis to live off campus next year. He then appealed the denial and said his dad has been trying to help him get it approved.


NEWS 3/9/14 10:47pm

Foster homes offer hope to dogs

When Senior Emily Tryon moved into her pet friendly apartment, she immediately began looking for a dog to be her new roommate. "I saw that Izzy's owner had died and she needed a place to stay, so I was like I'll take her," Tryon said. Tryon found Izzy through a group called Carolina Border Collie Rescue.


SPORTS 3/8/14 8:24pm

Elon Women defeat App St., advance to SoCon semi-finals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdpQYZ9SJ6c ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A technical foul late in the second half by Elon's Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off the Mountaineers for a 59-56 victory in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament. This was the third meeting between the two schools this season; they split the regular season series as both held their home court. With the win, Elon (15-15) advances to the semi-finals where they will face #1 seed Chattanooga (27-3) on Sunday at 12 p.m.