NEWS 11/30/18 8:00am

Navigating Disability

Misbah Chhotani, a sophomore psychology major, has found a strong community at Elon University. She chose to attend the university because of her connections with Elon students during her high school years in Burlington, and continues to stay involved through Young Life, InterVarsity and ElonThon. Despite her clear sense of inclusion, one factor sets her apart from other Elon students. 

NEWS 11/29/18 11:28pm

Changes proposed to SGA's 19-year-old budget model

SGA is proposing to reform its allocation budget model for next year after concluding its previous model was not sustainable. A proposal for the original model to be replaced asks club members to make individual proposals through the year to SGA online at Phoenix Connect for each expense. After assessment, executive treasurer of SGA Max Pivonka said the organization found problems with balance in the old system. 

NEWS 11/29/18 11:17am

Non-tenure-track faculty fight to unionize at Elon

Faculty members at Elon University are working toward creating the institution’s first non-tenure-track faculty union by the end of fall 2018. Elon Faculty Forward went public with their efforts Thursday during their first public meeting, were they announced the filing of their union with the National Labor Relations Board.

NEWS 11/28/18 8:00am

Burglaries over Thanksgiving Break leave students shaken up

On Monday night, Elon University senior Kent Chance’s living room looked like any other college bachelor pad. Things were strewn about the room — stray beer glasses dotted the furniture; mismatched remotes shared space on a cooler serving as a makeshift coffee table. But it was all a bit more disheveled than usual after a break-in only a few days before.

NEWS 11/17/18 8:00am

Link Transit looks to provide needed services to community

When compared to statewide averages, Alamance County has higher rate of food insecurity, a lower median household income and more people without health insurance. The idea of fighting hunger, addiction and joblessness usually brings to mind shelters and soup kitchens, but Link Transit is providing a different kind of resource to address the county’s problems.

NEWS 11/16/18 8:00am

Inviting conversation around sensitive subjects

Through a collaboration between Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge and Success (SPARKS) and the Gender and LGBTQIA Center (GLC), a #MeToo board has been set up in Moseley 106 to share testimonies from individuals who have experienced sexual assault.

NEWS 11/15/18 8:00am

Alpha epsilon pi: another outlet for Jewish students

As of the 2017-2018 school year, Elon University’s student body consisted of 503 self-identifying Jewish students. Like other religions, Judaism can take many forms, but at Elon, there is only one Jewish organization available on campus. According to Phoenix Connect, there are 278 registered members of Hillel, but some Elon Jews have not yet found the community they were hoping for.

NEWS 11/13/18 10:07pm

Community celebrates those who have served

On a rainy morning late last week, community members filed into Elon University’s LaRose Digital Theatre in the Koury Business Center to recognize the sacrifices that United States veterans have made for their country. Though Veterans Day fell on Sunday, Nov. 11, this year, students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni came together on Nov. 9 to recognize those who have served.

NEWS 11/12/18 12:23pm

Power restored after outage darkens much of campus

Power went out on campus shortly after 11:20 a.m. Monday morning, leaving much of campus in the dark. Backup generators kicked in to keep emergency lights and some Wi-Fi service on. According to a spokesperson for Duke Energy, the source of the power outage is off of Walker Avenue. A fallen tree on a power line is suspected to be the source of the outage.