NEWS 1/10/14 12:44pm

SGA releases applications for the 2014 spring elections

Elon's Student Body President, Welsford Scott Bishopric, released on Jan. 10 the application forms for the 2014 Spring Student Government Association elections. Bishopric encouraged students to participate in SGA, saying, "[it] offers the unique opportunity to play a formative role in your environment." The SGA constitution states that its main purpose is representing the rights and opinions of the student body in ways that are consistent with Elon University's mission. SGA also seeks to provide for appropriate student activities, and join with faculty and administrators in building a stronger and more effective educational community. The SGA Election Packet for spring 2014 includes an application, rules and regulations, positions available, and other information necessary for potential candidates. The election process involves writing a campaign statement, acquiring a set number of signatures from supporters and giving speeches.

NEWS 1/5/14 9:57pm

Cherished alumnus Rev. John G. Truitt Jr. passes at 81

Rev. John G. Truitt Jr., a graduate in the class of 1953, died Saturday at the age of 81. He died after a long battle with illness, according to Elon University Communications. A celebration of Truitt's life will be held at the Elon Community Church Monday at 2 p.m.

NEWS 12/29/13 9:08pm

Study abroad options to expand, focus on 'nontraditional' destinations

Elon will launch eight new study abroad programs next fall to expand its options for students. The new programs, known as SIT-affiliates, were introduced to students last month at a College Coffee table hosted by the Global Education Center (GEC). Paul Geis, the associate director of study abroad, said the final list of SIT programs took several years to cement. “The model and philosophy resonates with Elon students and experiences,” he said.

NEWS 12/28/13 12:32pm

State Education Budget Revamps System, Elicits Strong Reactions

[tabs style="default"] [tab title="Home"] During the 2012 North Carolina gubernatorial campaign, former Charlotte mayor and Republican candidate Pat McCrory ran on several platforms in which he promised to “help turn North Carolina around.” The state had been suffering from tough financial times, among other issues. One that McCrory mentioned prominently was the poor education system in the state. “I have a passion for education.

NEWS 12/20/13 12:14pm

Elon residents arrested in drug investigation

Two Elon residents were arrested Tuesday in the Brookside Mobile Home Park as a part of a six-month-long joint drug investigation led by the Elon Police Department. Elon Police executed a search warrant and arrested Kionne McLaughlin, 24, and Scott Beatty, 25, both of 660 Manning Ave., Lot 9. According to a press release from the Elon Police Department, McLaughlin and Beatty are both affiliated with the "Crips" gang and are traced back to a string of residential break-ins. Elon Police recovered several stolen items including two Elon Baseball championship rings. Police also seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from McLaughlin and Beatty.

SPORTS 12/16/13 9:07pm

Mary Carillo will give Elon's 2014 Commencement address

Sports commentator and 1977 French Open Winner Mary Carillo, parent of Elon student Rachel Bowden '14, will be speaking at this year's Commencement exercises. Carillo played four years of professional tennis, winning the French Open Women's Doubles competition in 1977.

NEWS 12/11/13 3:40pm

Rich Skrosky hired as Elon's head football coach

The Phoenix has hired current Ball State offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky to replace former head coach Jason Swepson as the new head coach of Elon football. Skrosky coached at Elon as an offensive line coach from 2006-2008 and worked as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2009-2010. Under Skrosky's leadership in 2009, the Phoenix ranked sixth in the nation averaging 291.5 passing yards per game and ranked in the top 20 nationally in pass efficiency and total offense. As an assistant coach at Ball State, Skrosky had a 25-12 record over the last three seasons and helped coach Ball State to back-to-back bowl appearances.

NEWS 11/22/13 4:49pm

SGA Senate Recap: Nov. 21

At Thursday night’s SGA Senate meeting, two special allocations and an amendment to the elections procedures packet passed in the Senate. Senior Natalie Cuzmenco, Young Americans for Liberty president, requested $2,000 for the organization to bring S.E.