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NEWS 9/2/20 4:50pm

Louis DeJoy's journey to postmaster general

Many people know him as postmaster general. Some know him as a successful businessman or the former CEO of New Breed Logistics. But members of the Elon community know Louis DeJoy as one of the benefactors for Odyssey scholarships, and as a member of the Elon University Board of Trustees since 2007. 


NEWS 9/1/20 7:22pm

North Carolina to move into Phase 2.5 of reopening this week

North Carolina will be moving to Phase 2.5 beginning on Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper said at a press briefing today. This move will allow for larger gatherings, expanding the number of people allowed indoors to 25 and 50 people outdoors. Playgrounds, museums and aquariums will also open in Phase 2.5 at 50% capacity.


NEWS 9/1/20 12:12am

Elon University students quarantining at area hotels

Elon University is renting hotel rooms at the Tru by Hilton hotel and Holiday Inn Express in Burlington for students who need to quarantine after contracting or being potentially exposed to the coronavirus, according to the Holiday Inn Express and students staying at Tru hotel.


NEWS 8/31/20 6:36pm

COVID-19 vaccine trials push ahead at UNC Chapel Hill

UNC is the site of a phase three COVID-19 vaccine trial, meaning the vaccine is now being administered to thousands of people in order to determine its effectiveness. The trial at UNC is led by doctors Cynthia Gay, David Wohl and Joseph Eron in UNC’s division of infectious diseases. 


NEWS 8/27/20 10:01am

Elon University appoints first chief diversity officer

Randy Williams began his work at Elon University as a presidential fellow in 2014 working with the multicultural center, now known as the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education. Williams became the associate vice president for campus engagement following his role as a presidential fellow. His experience as associate vice president allowed Williams to work with both academic affairs and student life before he shifted to being associate vice president for inclusive excellence and civic engagement in 2019.


NEWS 8/26/20 3:16pm

COVID-19 affects abroad travel plans for students

Most international travel during fall semester has been canceled under the university’s reopening plan, except for the business dual degree program. Students in the program spend two years on campus and two years at a partner business school in Germany, Spain, France or Italy. At the end of four years, students receive a degree from both Elon and their institution abroad. 


NEWS 8/24/20 11:44am

Elon University to search for new chief financial officer

Months after the departure of Bob Shea, Elon University’s previous chief financial officer, a search committee has begun the lengthy process to name a new vice president of business, finance and technology. The committee will be led by Jen Platania, associate dean of the Love School of Business, and Jim Piatt, vice president of university advancement.


NEWS 8/23/20 11:17am

Elon University to enforce COVID-19 policy violations

As Elon University returns to in-person instruction, students and staff are bracing themselves to enforce accountability within the Elon community during a global pandemic. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced through the student conduct, with some schools within the university having specific guidelines.


NEWS 8/19/20 4:58pm

Concerns over Elon Trustee, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy mount amid changes to USPS

Elon University faculty and alumni are raising concerns over the actions of the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the threat these actions could pose to the presidential election in the coming months. DeJoy has overseen budget cuts and temporary slowdowns in postal operations, as well as the reorganization of leadership and the removal of mailboxes and mail sorting machines.


NEWS 8/18/20 5:15pm

Ways to limit potential exposure to COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being closer than six feet to someone for 15 minutes or more puts you at risk for getting COVID-19. Elon University physician Dr. Ginette Archinal discusses ways to limit the spread of the virus. 


NEWS 8/17/20 5:09pm

Class of 2020 employed graduate rate decreases due to pandemic

Elon University’s graduates have experienced the hardships of the job market during the pandemic, considering they were sent home during the spring semester of their senior years and are now struggling to obtain employment. Elon’s Student Professional Development Center reported a 15% decrease in graduates who have accepted job offers.