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At the first SGA meeting this semester, Dean Patterson gave an overview of the Alcohol Law Enforcement agency and its responsibilities, reminding students that the agency does periodic checks throughout the year to enforce laws regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol. Executive President Darien Flowers then swore in the freshmen class SGA members, who assumed their positions last night after first-year election results were announced. Following a brief introduction of the new members, Flowers addressed the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-a and its presence on campus, which will be discussed further at future meetings, he said. “We’ve been approached by students with some legislation regarding this issue,” he said.
ELN interviewed Time columnist Joel Stein about his time at the DNC. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]
Ed Gordon of BET's "Weekly with Ed Gordon" on why it is important for college students to vote. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]
The results of the first-year SGA elections were announced Sept.
A faith-based protest got heated outside of the Charlotte Convention Center Wednesday morning, when a demonstrator accused America of moving away from God. "The Democratic National Convention has come to the conclusion that they don't need God anymore," said Reverand Flip Benham, bellowing into the megaphone at the Operation Save America demonstration. Other protesters holding signs that condemn abortion, homosexuality and other Biblical sins supported Benham, the director of Operation Save America.
DNC keynote speaker Julian Castro on why young people should vote in the upcoming election. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]
Brian Mezerski talked to some volunteers at the DNC. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]
Nicole Chadwick caught up with one of the youngest delegates at the DNC: 22-year-old David de la Fuente. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]
The 2012 Democratic National Convention got underway on Monday with opening press conferences, caucus sessions and even a parade.
Freshman President: Alexandre Bohannon Chris Johnston John Cameron Crowder Matthew McCann Taylor DeBlock Freshman Vice President: Brandon Anderson Madison Tamblyn Ruth Robinson TJ Mullen Will Dawkins Freshman Senator: Ashleigh McGrath Cash Armstrong Chris Holden Conor Janda John Mathewson Lauren Eckstrom Margot Shoemaker
Since it began taking cases Aug. 15, the Elder Law Clinic at the Elon School of Law has received over 90 calls from low-income senior residents in Guilford County seeking legal aid with issues such as power of attorney, Social Security and Medicaid benefits and end of life planning. The clinic was developed this summer to meet the needs of the county’s growing senior demographic, according to Margaret Kantlehner, director of the clinic. “There was a consensus that there was more need than could be met,” she said.
Many first-year students have spent the last six-months preparing for College, but Frank Campisano has had other things on his mind. Like a book he's been writing. It started two-years ago when a routine writing assignment sparked his imagination. "It was just writing for fun," said Campisano.
Elon first-years arrived on campus this past Friday and it was a day filled with excitement. Incoming student Arthur Tildesley shared with us why he chose Elon and what he plans on becoming involved with during his Freshman year. "I visited here and I fell in love," he said. Some of Elon's most important figures were seen around campus talking to new students and parents.
Jason Puckett and Nicole Chadwick give us an idea of what Elon Local News will be covering at the Democratic National Convention next week.
A student organization finds a new home on campus. Elon Hillel will move into the old Truitt Center this January. Study areas, a kitchen, offices and a garden are expected to be added to the building. Hillel intern Julia Denick thinks more students will come with the new house. "This is just going to be a great opportunity to engage first year students possibly when they don't have a place like a common room, or a kitchen," Denick said.
School was out but there was no summer break for the Elon construction team. The video we're showing you was once North Area...and soon enough, it will become the Global Neighborhood. The new facility will house 600 students..but that's not all. The International Centre will also be located here...along with several language learning communities.
Some Elon Local News reporters spent the summer interning at places like 60 Minutes and NBC Nightly News.