NEWS 9/18/15 3:15pm

New IFC fraternity coming to Elon

A new Interfraternity Council (IFC) organization is coming to campus as one of the changes new Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Dan Faill is implementing in his first year at Elon University. Faill said in an email that Elon has decided to add a new IFC organization, but the school is still in the selection process.

NEWS 9/15/15 9:27pm

Elon Task Force report on black experience highlights concerns, offers recommendations

A report released earlier today by the Elon University Presidential Task Force on Black Student, Faculty, and Staff Experience highlights the disconcerting emphasis black and non-black survey respondents placed on lack of diversity, inclusiveness and support for black students, faculty and staff at Elon. The report, a product of responses from a December 2014 campus climate survey, reveals, among other findings, that “less than a quarter of Black survey respondents said they felt safe on campus.”

NEWS 9/15/15 1:30pm

Task Force Releases Report on "Black Student, Faculty, and Staff Experiences"

Survey results and recommendations have been released today by the "Presidential Task Force on Black Student, Faculty and Staff Experiences." The Fall 2014 campus climate survey was administered by the task force, and included surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews with task force members. Report Findings of Non-Black Students, Faculty and Staff According to the report, non-black student respondents indicated in the campus survey that they viewed Elon's campus climate as positive and inclusive. When asked a question on the campus survey of, "What is the most important issue facing Elon University?," the most common answer given by non-black students was associated with the lack of diversity on campus. Most non-black student survey respondents said they were committed to promoting inclusion at Elon, and see themselves as active supporters of diversity. The report states that although non-black students, faculty and staff are aware of some of the issues that black students, faculty and staff face at Elon, they generally have a "much rosier image of the university's level of inclusivity." Non-black faculty and staff perceived the work environment to be much more inclusive than black faculty and staff did.

NEWS 9/15/15 1:00pm

With upcoming elections, Elon political interest pops

Ever since the first presidential candidates announced their runs earlier this year, a slow but steady buzz has been building at Elon University around the direction the country could take, depending on who wins the White House. As debate season swings into high-gear, a storm of media coverage has propelled campus conversation, with groups of liberals and conservatives divided down party lines opponents each call radical.

NEWS 9/14/15 2:03pm

A festival with a cause

Food vendors, campers, bands and hundreds of people came together for one of Gibsonville's biggest parties of the year...Applefest. Applefest was first created by Ronny Apple.

NEWS 9/12/15 10:07am

Yoga studio celebrates 1 year in Elon

As one of the few yoga, Pilates and barre studios within walking distance from campus, Zenitry Yoga Studio is hoping its first anni- versary as an Elon business will bring fresh faces, yoga lovers and fitness enthusiasts to the Zen space. Zenitry opened its doors more than three years ago in Burlington.