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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.


NEWS 5/1/13 5:44pm

Students Remember Jordan West

There was a moment of silence at Elon's annual Black Excellence Awards Saturday. It was meant to honor a student who had sat in that very same room the year before.


NEWS 4/30/13 5:34pm

Charlotte Mayor tapped as Secretary of Transportation

President Barack Obama officially named Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as his nominee for Secretary of Transportation Monday afternoon. In his announcement from the White House East Room, Obama praised Foxx's record of creating jobs and making Charlotte more attractive for businesses. The President also tasked Foxx to start repairing the nation's infrastructure.


NEWS 4/25/13 11:25pm

SGA Senate Recap April 25

At Thursday night’s SGA Senate meeting, President Leo Lambert addressed the senators about the Board of Trustee’s decision to continue Elon’s partnership with Chick-fil-A.


NEWS 4/25/13 12:06pm

Chick-fil-A To Remain At Elon

After months of deliberation, the Board of Trustees has elected for Chick-fil-A to remain on campus after reviewing a report submitted by the Vendor Policy Committee. The committee was formed in November 2012, after controversy arose over Chick-fil-A's presence in Octagon Cafe in the Moseley Center. The original petition to remove the restaurant from campus was filed by Spectrum, an LGBTQ advocacy group, after Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy made controversial statements regarding same-sex marriage in June 2012 on a Christian talk show. "Well, guilty as charged," Cathy said, when asked about his opposition to same-sex marriage.


NEWS 4/25/13 11:14am

President Lambert, President Bishopric Release Statement on Chick-fil-A

President Leo Lambert and SGA President Welsford Bishopric released this statement on Chick-fil-A via email: Dear students, faculty and staff, Today's communication from the Board of Trustees calls upon our community to further commit ourselves to building a campus climate of respectful and meaningful civic dialogue. Our university has a strong history of engagement.


NEWS 4/25/13 10:58am

Chick-fil-A to Stay

The following was an email sent by Jeff Stein on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Stick with Elon Local News for more details: Over the course of this academic year, the Elon University community has been engaged in a serious discussion sparked by a national controversy about the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise and some groups that received support from the Winshape Foundation, which is funded primarily by the company and its owners.