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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.


NEWS 4/17/13 1:29pm

Margaret Thatcher's Funeral Set for Today

Preparations for Margaret Thatcher's funeral are underway. The ceremony for the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will be a ceremonial funeral with military honors. The funeral is Wednesday at 11 a.m.


NEWS 4/15/13 4:48pm

Explosions reported at Boston Marathon

Witnesses are reporting two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shortly before 3 p.m. According to Boston Police Commissioner, Ed Davis, two explosions occurred simultaneously on Boylston Street, and the third explosion occurred at JFK Library.


NEWS 4/9/13 10:24pm

Dozens at Elon event affected by gastrointestinal illness

At least 44 people associated with an on-campus event at Elon University have reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness, according to an email sent by Dr. Ginette Archinal, University Physician and Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson, Assistant Vice President for Student Life. Elon University, the Alamance County Health Department and the N.C.


NEWS 3/12/13 11:04pm

Former Elon student dies at Alamance Regional Medical Center

Melanie Manley, a former Elon University student, passed away yesterday at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Manley was most recently enrolled at Elon in the fall, and she suffered from frequent medical problems during her time as a student, according to an email sent by Smith Jackson, vice president and dean of Student Life. According to the email, she wanted to return to her studies this summer.