NEWS 11/5/12 3:12pm

NC deadlocked, but donations to presidential candidates flowing freely

Time’s running out, but the cam- paigns for President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have not stopped fighting for their shares of electoral votes in the swing states. North Carolina is one of the battle- ground states that’s been pegged as “lean- ing Republican,” but there’s no way to tell which way the state will actual- ly vote until tomorrow, Election Day. If campaign donations were any indica- tion, Obama would take the state by a land- slide, as he raised more than $1.1 million here in September alone, while Romney pulled in less than $500,000.

NEWS 10/24/12 11:04pm

Chick-fil-A reactions ripple outside campus

What should have been a quiet morning at the Admissions office over fall break turned into a phone frenzy. Greg Zaiser, the Vice President of Admissions heard from many people who were upset by the national headlines about Chick-fil-A on Elon's campus last week. "It was not received well," Zaiser said.

NEWS 10/24/12 10:40pm

Students receive backlash from their comments

The legislation to ban Chik-fil-a has sparked conversations all around Elon's campus, and the author of the legislation, senior Lauren Clapp, said she had no idea it would get so much attention. "It has become a horrible symbol that I hope does not stay much longer," Clapp said. But Clapp isn't the only one hearing negative feedback from students.

NEWS 10/23/12 9:40pm

Chick-Fil-A Veto Upheld by Elon SGA

The Elon SGA voted 21-20-0 to uphold Executive President Darien Flowers' veto. Twenty seven votes were required to override the veto. With the veto upheld, SGA does not take a stance against Chick-Fil-A's presence on campus. The Elon administration ultimately has the final say in whether Chick-Fil-A will remain on campus. Here is how the SGA voted: AYE: Override the veto NAY: Uphold the veto *- Originally voted against Chick-Fil-A **- Did not vote last time AYE: 02, Sam Kahane* 04, Kevin Beach* 08, Ally Briggs* 09, Williem Prins* 13, Joe Incorvia* 14, Sarah Paille-Jansa* 16, Lizzy Ruh* 19, Alex Bohannon* 20, Ruth Robinson* 21, Natasha Schettini* 22, Avery Steadman* 23, Cash Armstrong** 25, Margot Shoemaker* 29, Kris Jiles* 30, Greg Honan* 34, Sarah Dodge* 35, Alexandra Glenn* 44, Kevin Lynch* 45.

NEWS 10/5/12 12:15am

Maya Angelou recognizes the 'rainbow in the clouds'

A standing ovation welcomed Maya Angelou to Elon University as she emerged from the behind the curtain and captivated the filled auditorium. "God put a rainbow in the cloud," she sang into the microphone, punctuating the last note with a light laugh. Although the melody derived from a 19th century folk song, she explained the significance of the rainbow originates from a Biblical story. "We are told in Genesis that rain had persisted so relentlessly we thought it would never cease," she said.

NEWS 10/1/12 9:39pm

Stockholm v. Copenhagen

[twocol_one]  COPENHAGEN   [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] STOCKHOLM   [/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] Cultural Diversity Nearly everyone you pass on the street looks very similar and very Danish — tall, blonde, slim, high-cheekboned — except for a number of Turkish immigrants.

NEWS 9/20/12 9:33pm

Study abroad trips to Egypt permitted post-revolution

Students are able to return to Egypt to study after the height of Egypt’s 2011 revolution closed Elon University's abroad program at American University in Cairo. Students who attended a recent interest meeting with a representative from AUC could be the first from Elon to study in Egypt since the program was suspended.

NEWS 9/20/12 9:23pm

Students take a spin with the tango

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – One of the first things students studying abroad in Argentina encounter is the prominence of the sensual and sultry dance: the Argentine tango. The tango, which is as much of a mixture of cultures as Buenos Aires itself, made its first appearance in the capital city right around the same time as immigrants from all over Europe as well as the gauchos, or cowboys, from the provinces. Each group brought with it its own developed form of dance.

NEWS 9/19/12 4:16pm

Elon Newsmakers: Emily Kane

Emily Kane, a member of Spectrum, Elon's gay-straight alliance, authored a proposed SGA resolution that would remove Chick-fil-A from Elon's campus.


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