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NEWS 8/27/13 11:25pm

Global Village Construction Update

Although construction on the Global Village continues, buildings four and five are completed. These buildings are currently housing learning communities such as the International Learning-Living community and the Spanish Learning-Living community. Regular dormitories are also located in these building and will house mostly first year students.


NEWS 8/27/13 11:13pm

Is Elon The Most Beautiful College Campus?

If you've been on Facebook lately, odds are you saw an article by thebestcolleges.org listing Elon as the most beautiful college campus. The list ranks Elon above Kenyon College, Sewanee: The University of the South and Pepperdine University. Elon has been at the top of the list since 2011. "Everyone was so excited Elon was the number one most beautiful campus," Associate Professor of Computing Sciences, Dr. Megan Squire said.


NEWS 8/27/13 9:27pm

Elon Businesses Closing

"We didn't have enough local business to stay open," Chris Russell owner of Town Table and College Street Taphouse, said. Both businesses closed their doors over the summer for economic reasons, even though they were hotspots just outside of Elon's campus. Though it wasn't the summer that closed the restaurant and bar, it did not help Russell.


NEWS 8/26/13 1:37am

Elon leaders give advice at New Student Convocation

Families gathered Under the Oaks for Elon University's New Student Convocation on Saturday morning, August 24 . During convocation, first year students were able to gain knowledge from Elon University leaders. Welsford Bishopric, SGA President, told the new students to reflect on their past, but to also work toward their futures. President Leo Lambert also addressed the new students with words of advice. "Practice the arts of tolerance, understanding, and kindness during your days as an Elon student," President Lambert said. Following convocation, new students received their acorns and officially began their journey as Elon students. [div class="aligncenter"][/div]


NEWS 7/17/13 3:13pm

Steve Wozniak Coming to Elon

Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak will be the keynote speaker for Elon's Fall Convocation. "Fostering Creativity & Innovation in a Technical Environment," will take place on October 3 at 3:30 p.m.


NEWS 7/9/13 6:18pm

Elon Dining Adds Two Options

Elon students will soon be able to enjoy biscuits and burritos on campus. Biscuitville and Qdoba Mexican Grill are opening at Elon and will be available as retail options on meal plan this fall. Biscuitville will join Topio's and Freshii in the Winter Garden Cafe.


NEWS 7/1/13 3:53pm

Elon Town Manager Passes Away

Elon's town manager of 23 years, Mike Dula, died Sunday June 30. He was 63-years-old and battled cancer for several months, according to the Burlington Times-News. Dula supervised projects including Elon University's construction and the Town of Elon housing expansion.


NEWS 6/15/13 6:59pm

Home Invasion at Gun Point

Police responded to a gunpoint home invasion robbery at 4 a.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Neal Street. Elon Town Police are searching for two suspects.


NEWS 6/13/13 9:52am

Private School Police Bill Signed by Gov. McCrory

A bill that makes police records at private universities available to the public was signed by Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday. The bill, NC H142, stems from a lawsuit filed against Elon University by Nick Ochsner, an Elon alumnus and former reporter for our newscast. Elon Campus Police and other North Carolina private college police agencies are now required to disclose narrative descriptions of details surrounding arrests as well as 911 calls when requested. Ochsner sued the university after being denied a complete incident report from Elon Campus Safety and Police regarding the arrest of an Elon student.


NEWS 5/30/13 12:27pm

Having "no faith" in college

This year Elon opened a brand new Numen Lumen multi faith pavilion on campus. But what about students who would say they have no faith? "At times I've said I'm agnostic or I'm atheist, but atheist kinda has the connotation with it.


SPORTS 5/23/13 6:14pm

Elon Joins Colonial Athletic Association

Team Multimedia Reporting by: Joe Bruno, Ryan Greene, Gary Grumbach and Alex Rose. Elon University announced Thursday that it will leave the Southern Conference and join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. There are currently 1,850 students who are from the CAA footprint.


NEWS 5/22/13 5:51pm

Elon athletics jumping to Colonial Athletic Conference

Following the announcement early Wednesday afternoon of a news conference May 23, sources have confirmed Elon University Athletics will exit the Southern Conference for the Colonial Athletic Association. While the news conference will be held Thursday, Adam Smith of The Burlington Times-News confirmed with administration the Phoenix will make the move after learning President Leo Lambert had officially informed Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino of the switch. The announcement comes 10 years after Elon originally joined the Southern Conference in 2003.


NEWS 5/7/13 5:14pm

Changes coming to Greek Accreditation

To be recognized by Greek life at Elon, fraternities and sororities need to go through a new accreditation process. According to the Office of Greek Life, the program will evaluate organizations on three different performance levels: baseline, maroon or gold.


NEWS 5/6/13 5:06pm

Power outage hits Elon

Several buildings on Elon's campus lost power at approximately 2:30 p.m as a result of power outages in Alamance County. Duke Energy told ELN there were two power outages in Alamance County that affected 2200 customers. Most buildings at Elon affected by the outages were west of North O' Kelly Ave., the Francis Center, the Danieley Center and South Campus, according to an email from Dean of Student Life Smith Jackson. Dr. Jackson said there isn't a timetable for the restoration of power.


NEWS 5/3/13 7:29pm

SGA Senate Recap: May 2

At Thursday night’s SGA Senate meeting, Rodney Parks, registrar and assistant professor, informed the Senate about several changes in the transcript acquisition process.


NEWS 5/3/13 11:34am

Campus panel debates gun violence

[column size="1-2" width:220px] Those gathered in McKinnon Hall on Wednesday night for the gun violence forum were silent as Megan Squire, an associate professor of computing science, spoke about her personal experiences with violence. "Everyday I live with the reality that there is a person living in my community who has acted violently towards me in the past and could do so again.