NEWS 9/22/15 10:18am

WSOE show The Focal Point sheds light on global issues

Wedged between a segment on French music and billboard hits, junior Oly Zayac strives to spark conversations surrounding global issues one Sunday night at a time. The Focal Point, the WSOE program she helps lead, pursues one goal: addressing national and international issues.

NEWS 9/21/15 5:15pm

Campus reacts to Presidential Task Force findings

For years there has been a lot of conversation, both privately and publicly, about the divide of race and experiences on Elon's campus. Now, because of the results from the Presidential Task Force on Black Student, Faculty and Staff Experiences, the campus has solid data to back the claims that for a significant portion of Elon's Black students, faculty and staff, feels that Elon can be a drastically different place than their non-Black peers and colleagues. [youtube=] The task force is made up of alumni, students, faculty and staff and its goal is to implement policies and practices to make Elon more supportive and inclusive of the black community. Results gave insight and recommendations to issues like safety, inclusivity and overall community interactions.

NEWS 9/21/15 5:00pm

A refreshing take on alcohol consumption

CAMPUSPEAK’s Lori Hart ended her talk, “A Few Too Many: Our Campus Culture of Alcohol,” with one crucial piece of advice: “Use [your bowels] as any excuse to get out of an uncomfortable drug-related situation.” “Let’s be real,” Hart said, “No one has ever looked at a friend and said, ‘Stay, we’ll clean up your [expletive].’” Students filled Elon University’s Whitley Auditorium Sept.

NEWS 9/21/15 4:38pm

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA application

Though his days in office are numbered, President Obama rolled out a new piece of legislation this week during a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. In order to make it easier for prospective college students apply for financial aid, President Obama announced a series of minor amendments to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. [youtube=] In past years, in some cases, the FAFSA has not become available until after the college application deadline.

NEWS 9/21/15 2:44pm

How to become a morning person

The infamous morning person. We all know one. Sitting at the front of the room in your 8 a.m. class, answering every question with energy and unnecessary enthusiasm.

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.