NEWS 9/11/12 11:53am

Students, faculty adjust to Moodle’s new features

This year’s course management system—the tool used by professors and students for classwork and announcements—has changed from Blackboard to Moodle. Faculty members began familiarizing themselves with the new platform as early as fall 2011. “Overall, the experience has been positive,” said Chris Fulkerson, assistant vice president for technology.

NEWS 9/6/12 11:09pm

SGA Recap - Sept. 6, 2012

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.

NEWS 9/6/12 5:31pm

DNC: Joel Stein

ELN interviewed Time columnist Joel Stein about his time at the DNC. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]

NEWS 9/6/12 4:53pm

DNC: Ed Gordon

Ed Gordon of BET's "Weekly with Ed Gordon" on why it is important for college students to vote. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]

NEWS 9/5/12 6:46pm

Protesters With Opposite Views Find Common Ground

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.

NEWS 9/5/12 11:52am

DNC: Julian Castro

DNC keynote speaker Julian Castro on why young people should vote in the upcoming election. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]

NEWS 9/3/12 11:24pm

DNC: Young Delegates

Nicole Chadwick caught up with one of the youngest delegates at the DNC: 22-year-old David de la Fuente. [div class="alignleft"] [/div]

NEWS 9/2/12 10:45pm

SGA Freshman Speeches

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

NEWS 8/31/12 8:52am

Elder Law Clinic meets growing need in Guilford County

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.

NEWS 8/29/12 6:32am

Frank Campisano, Elon Freshman Novelist

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.

NEWS 8/28/12 9:13pm

Move-In Day Wrap-Up

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.

NEWS 8/27/12 11:27pm

DNC Preview

Jason Puckett and Nicole Chadwick give us an idea of what Elon Local News will be covering at the Democratic National Convention next week.

NEWS 8/27/12 11:06pm

Elon Hillel space to change

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.