NEWS 3/20/14 9:13am

Incoming students visit campus for Rising Phoenix Weekend

You might have passed a new classmate any time between Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15. Elon's incoming students got their first taste of college life this past weekend at "Rising Phoenix Weekend," formerly known as Spring Orientation. The Class of 2018 came from all over the country with relatives and friends to tour the campus and prepare for their college careers. Assistant Director of Admissions, Scott Christopherson, organized the event and gave 7-minute introduction sessions before every tour. "This gives the incoming students a chance to see what it would be like to be a student on campus," Christopherson said. Students were given tours of the campus and were able to sit attend informational sessions about Elon Experiences and academics. More incoming students from the Class of 2018 will visit campus later in April for an additional Rising Phoenix Weekend event.

NEWS 3/16/14 10:47pm

Samuel Moyn, "How did the Holocaust and Human Rights Intersect (and was it a good thing)?"

James Bryce Professor of European Legal History at Columbia University, Samuel Moyn, spoke Thursday evening in the McBride Gathering Space at the Numen Lumen Pavilion. The room was filled with many students and faculty who came to hear Moyn speak about how human rights have changed since the Holocaust and how these changes have affected the United States' national welfare. Moyn's story conveyed the ideas of ObamaCare following the British ideals of a welfare state and how human rights should result in the decolonization of peoples. "We worry about the state doing too much and not providing freedoms," Moyn said.

NEWS 3/13/14 10:03pm

SGA Recap: March 13

In the SGA's final Senate meeting of the 2013-2014 legislative year, the Senate approved their operating budget for the 2014-2015 academic year, as well as four special allocations. The Senate unanimously approved the finance committee's allocation of $499,580 to 75 student organizations for funding for the 2014-2015 academic year.

NEWS 3/12/14 8:34pm

Power outage forces blackout at Elon

Power has returned to all areas of campus after students were left in the dark for nearly two hours Wednesday night, according to University Communications. Duke Energy said the outage was due to a blown transformer and reported 268 customers are without power in Alamance County. Qdoba is open until 10 p.m.

NEWS 3/10/14 11:26pm

Students struggle to live off campus

Residence life denied Elon freshman Noah Kipnis to live off campus next year. He then appealed the denial and said his dad has been trying to help him get it approved.

NEWS 3/9/14 10:47pm

Foster homes offer hope to dogs

When Senior Emily Tryon moved into her pet friendly apartment, she immediately began looking for a dog to be her new roommate. "I saw that Izzy's owner had died and she needed a place to stay, so I was like I'll take her," Tryon said. Tryon found Izzy through a group called Carolina Border Collie Rescue.

SPORTS 3/8/14 8:24pm

Elon Women defeat App St., advance to SoCon semi-finals ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A technical foul late in the second half by Elon's Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off the Mountaineers for a 59-56 victory in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament. This was the third meeting between the two schools this season; they split the regular season series as both held their home court. With the win, Elon (15-15) advances to the semi-finals where they will face #1 seed Chattanooga (27-3) on Sunday at 12 p.m.

NEWS 3/7/14 7:46pm

Tree branches block paths across campus

In less than three months, graduating seniors will sit under the oaks for the commencement ceremony, but right now, branches, twigs and ice cover Elon's campus after an ice storm. Many tree branches fell on brick paths, blocking the way for students to walk. Physical Plant workers have been doing anything they can to clear the debris. The ice that coats the limbs makes them so heavy, it's hard for workers to pick them up on their own.

NEWS 3/7/14 5:33pm

Elon Ice Storm: Photo Gallery

As ice hits the Triad area, Elon University has canceled classes for Friday. Ice weighed down tree branches to breaking point, knocked out power to several areas on campus and off, and made driving conditions much more perilous.

NEWS 3/4/14 11:47pm

Local Elon businesses respond to proposed town changes

The Town of Elon released its first downtown master plan two weeks ago. The plan calls for an eight-block change to the downtown area bordered by Williamson and Manning Avenues to the east and west and Haggard and Lebanon Avenues to the north and south. The proposal plans for 10 mixed-use buildings to house retail and restaurants on the first floor and offices or residential space on the top floors.

NEWS 3/4/14 10:58pm

CCM, LEAF host Mardi Gras party

More than 100 people attended a Mardi Gras party sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) and Lutherans, Episcopalians and Friends (LEAF) at Elon March 4. Mardi Gras (the French term for Fat Tuesday) is a tradition in the Christian faith, celebrating the time before the Lenten season.

NEWS 3/4/14 7:17pm

Winter Term 2015 offers new study abroad opportunities

March 5, the Global Education Center unveiled its Winter Term study abroad programs for 2015 at the Winter Term study abroad fair. This year there are more programs being offered than ever before, including the first upper level GST study abroad course, among several others. Bill Burress, assistant director of international programs at the Global Education Center, said he is very excited for Winter Term 2015. “We have a really good variety of courses this year,” Burress said.

NEWS 3/3/14 4:41pm

Application outside the classroom

Many students use their living room for hanging out, watching TV and doing homework. But sophomore students Jake Smith and Alex Simoneaux use their common area as an office. One month ago, the two Elon students created a company named Genesis Electronics after studying abroad in China.

NEWS 3/3/14 11:23am

Elon Board of Trustees grant tenure

The Board of Trustees met on Friday, Feb. 28 to grant promotion and tenure to Elon faculty. In an email to faculty and staff, President Lambert announced the following promotions: Granted tenure: Dr. Kirsten Doehler, Dr. Mark Enfield, Dr. Benjamin Evans, Dr. Richard Dion Farganis, Dr. Sean Giovanello, Dr. Gerald Knight, Dr. Mark Kurt, Dr. Julie Lellis, Dr. Michael Matthews, Mr. Phillip Motley, Dr. David Neville, Dr. Laura Taylor, Dr. Clarissa Trachman, Dr. Pamela Winfield and Dr. Karen Yokley. Promoted to associate professor: Dr. Kirsten Doehler, Dr. Mark Enfield, Dr. Benjamin Evans, Dr. Richard Dion Farganis, Dr. Sean Giovanello, Dr. Daniel Haygood, Dr. Gerald Knight, Dr. Mark Kurt, Dr. Julie Lellis, Dr. Michael Matthews, Mr. Phillip Motley, Dr. David Neville, Dr. Laura Taylor, Dr. Clarissa Trachman, Dr. Pamela Winfield and Dr. Karen Yokley. Promoted to professor: Ms. Janna Anderson, Dr. Cassandra DiRienzo, Dr. Peter Felten, Dr. Scott Gaylord, Dr. Cassandra Kircher, Dr. Harlen Makemson, Dr. Thomas Mould, and Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg. Promoted to senior lecturer: Dr. Ketevan Kupatadze and Mr. Larry "LD" Russell.