NEWS 10/29/20 10:33am

COVID-19 spikes cause anxiety, ire among students

Some students are angry after seeing the spike in the school’s COVID-19 case numbers, while others feel like they can't socialize at all because of the record high case numbers. One student said she most of that anger was directed at the Elon administration and believes that through their emails, the university is blaming students for the spike in cases. 

NEWS 10/28/20 5:51pm

Elon University uses new, cheaper COVID-19 test

Elon University is using a new PCR COVID-19 test from Radeas Labs. The change in test comes as the university hopes to test up to 5,000 students for the virus this week. Chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee Jeff Stein said after assessing the company’s “capabilities negotiating a contract,” the university was able to start using the tests this week. 

NEWS 10/27/20 6:07pm

Alamance County 2020 voter guide

The presidential election is not the only thing on the ballot in North Carolina this November. In addition to voting for president, Alamanace County voters will pick a governor, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state representatives and Alamance County commissioners. 

NEWS 10/26/20 5:15pm

Faces of Homelessness panel to take place virtually

The Kernodle Center for Civic Life is hosting a virtual panel that will include three people who have faced or currently facing homelessness. This year, the event is taking place on Zoom. The Faces of Homelessnes panel is assembled by the National Coalition for the Homeless and sponsored by the Elon chapter of Campus Kitchen. 

NEWS 10/26/20 1:25pm

Elon Votes encourages civic engagement

Elon Votes! is a student-led, nonpartisan initiative on campus aimed to engage students in civic and political participation. The initiative started in 2014 and is currently the exclusive voter registration organization on campus.

NEWS 10/26/20 10:20am

Elon to host national undergraduate research journal

For the next three years, Elon University’s political science department will edit and publish the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, which releases both a spring and fall issue each year. Elon will be the fourth school to host the journal since it was founded in 2001.

NEWS 10/23/20 6:24pm

Elon University moves to High Alert, identifies 3 new clusters

Elon University has moved to level 3 — High Alert after the university reported the single highest daily cases of COVID-19 with a total of 44 new cases. The move to High Alert comes on the first day of social hiatus and five days after moving to in level 2 — Moderate Alert. According to Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee, there were three new clusters identified bringing the total number of clusters identified on campus in the past two weeks to eight.

NEWS 10/22/20 8:11pm

Students identify issues important to college age voters

This will be the first election many college students will cast a ballot in, and it’s widely considered a monumental election for other reasons as well. As tensions across the country remain high from the COVID-19 pandemic, other concerns regarding Black Lives Matter protests and health care affordability during the pandemic are also defining issues voters currently face.

NEWS 10/22/20 11:46am

Elon University to return to social hiatus, expects increase to High Alert

Elon University will return to social hiatus on Oct. 23 due to a recent spike in cases, according to an email update from Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee. Some of the restrictions include prohibiting visitors in on campus housing, closing indoor seating in dining halls and suspending high risk club sports and intramural activities.

NEWS 10/22/20 9:18am

Election Board officials weigh in on early, in-person voting

With Election Day quickly approaching and early voting starting last week, Elon University students are gearing up to cast their ballots on or before Nov. 3. 28 million Americans already have voted early. In Alamance County over 21,000 people have voted early according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

NEWS 10/21/20 7:09pm

North Carolina to extend Phase 3 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases

North Carolina will stay paused in Phase 3 for the next three weeks because of a rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press briefing today. Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen said the main causes of this increase have been social and religious gatherings.

NEWS 10/20/20 8:56pm

Roundtable on pro-Trump caravan makes reccomendations to President Connie Book

The roundtable on the Trump caravan gave its recommendations to Elon University President Connie Book on Oct. 19. The list included 16 different recommendations of action that could be taken to boost campus safety. The group was formed following the pro-Trump caravan, which traveled through campus, and was made up of students, staff and faculty appointed by Book.

NEWS 10/19/20 7:23pm

3 new coronavirus clusters identified at Elon University

Three additional coronavirus clusters have been identified at Elon University. Two of the clusters are located in freshman dorms, while another was identified in a sorority. According to Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee, the clusters are due to social gatherings.

NEWS 10/19/20 5:21pm

Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham battle for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat

With 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats up for election in 2020, Democrats are looking to unseat incumbent North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis with their candidate Cal Cunningham. Tillis, 60, is seeking his second term in office after defeating then Democrat incumbent Kay Hagan in the 2014 elections.Cunningham, 47, is a former state senator and retired military officer. Throughout his career Cunningham has worked at law firms.

NEWS 10/16/20 4:14pm

SGA passes resolution supporting Black Lives Matter

Elon University’s Student Government Association passed Senate Resolution 20, which expresses support for the Black Lives Matter movement and adopts eight articles to support marginalized groups on campus.The articles include increasing diversity within SGA, the student body, Elon’s faculty and the Board of Trustees. The resolution also affirms the SGA’s commitment to anti-racism.


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