NEWS 9/30/15 8:00am

LEADSTRONG Week highlights Elon change makers

Moseley tables, workshop sessions and social media posts coming from The Center for Leadership this week have all echoed the same message: Elon University students striving for change are recognized, valued and encouraged. Their weeklong celebration of leadership — LEADSTRONG Week, an event that previously had more of a global and national focus — is turning its spotlight strictly toward Elon this year with its theme, “Change Agents of Elon.” Purpose and schedule of events Running Sept.

NEWS 9/29/15 11:59pm

House Bill 318 Update

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 29, House Bill 318 has been ratified by the N.C. General Assembly and is to be presented to Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday morning. Short titled, Protect North Carolina Workers Act, the bill aims to make stricter rules for employers that are verifying whether or not their employees can legally work in North Carolina and also includes a section that tightens rules regarding the forms of identification that government and law enforcement officers can accept. That second part is an issue that concerns local law enforcement in Alamance County, who have recently began issuing and accepting alternative ID cards in the area.

NEWS 9/28/15 1:56pm

Mental health checkups: Checking in

As suicide prevention month continues, some students have been wondering why Elon does not require pre-screening for mental health issues like depression or anxiety. More than one thousand suicides take place on college campuses every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

NEWS 9/25/15 6:10pm

Elon dedicates site of School of Communications expansion

Elon University President Leo Lambert remembers a phone call with Dwight Schar from last December, days after he and his wife donated $12 million for a number of university projects, including the School of Communications expansion. "OK, have the bulldozers shown up yet?" Schar asked. They arrived in May, and the construction has continued on the project that Schar's donation spearheaded.

NEWS 9/25/15 11:13am

Elon Poll: Trump leads GOP, trails Clinton

Donald Trump holds a slim lead over Ben Carson for North Carolina’s Republican presidential preference, but Carson and Jeb Bush would fare better against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Elon University Poll’s latest report.

NEWS 9/25/15 7:50am

Elon to expand flu clinic times, locations

With flu season approaching, Elon University is expanding its preparations to keep students healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu outbreaks can begin as early as October.

NEWS 9/24/15 9:23pm

Leonard Pitts, Jr., challenges culture of innocence regarding racial bias

This coverage was a collaboration between Elon Local News' Alex Hager and The Pendulum's Tommy Hamzik and Sarah Wood Society is in a continual struggle with the crime of innocence, according to Pulitzer Prize winner and Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. He called race in America, also the title of his speech, a "big, scary topic" and that there's an "accepted script" the nation follows in incidents where a "brown person is singled out treatment that's harsh out of proportion based on the threat." There was the time 41 years ago, when Pitts walked out of a University of Southern California dormitory aside a white man, and Pitts was asked if he knew anything about a stolen bike.

NEWS 9/22/15 3:15pm

Religion’s lack of authenticity causing lack of influence in American society

Nearly three-quarters of the public think that religion is losing influence in American life. According to a recent poll by Pew Research Center that number rose 5 percentage points since 2010, and the majority of people see that as a bad thing. “A religion as defined in this particular survey has to do with the worship of a deity with a set of rituals with an agreed upon set of moral laws,” said Anthony Hatcher, Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University.


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