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NEWS 2/9/21 11:56pm

Elon School of Education has hosted ‘white caucus’ since fall, now faces backlash

Elon University’s School of Education planned to host, for the second semester in a row, a “white caucus” for “white-identifying” education majors or minors. As of Feb. 10, the program has been canceled. The program, which had the goal to explore race and systemic oppression in education, comes after a summer of protests against racial injustice. 


NEWS 2/9/21 11:17am

Elon University narrows down 2021 commencement plans

The school has announced three potential formats for commencement: a fully virtual option with no in-person gatherings, an in-person ceremony with a limited number of guests that would be live-streamed and an in-person ceremony for students only that would be live-streamed for all others. A final decision for the format is expected to be announced no later than March 26.


NEWS 2/8/21 8:53am

Elon students weigh staying home for spring semester

The academic experience — all-nighters in the library, lab experiments, class field trips and connecting with professors during office hours — are all aspects of in-person instruction that have been redesigned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, students are adjusting to an online learning environment as virtual instruction has become widely prevalent in the education process over the past 11 months.


NEWS 2/2/21 8:17pm

Alamance County Commissioners approve 25,000 square foot COVID-19 vaccine site

The approval of the indoor space comes after Tony Lo Giudice, the Alamance County health director, told the board that the county’s demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is growing. The new indoor vaccination site will help with the county’s growing demand and is set to be leased for at least 3 months starting Feb. 1. The lease cost for the space will be $23,958.33 per month and can be renewed on a monthly basis 


NEWS 1/29/21 9:47am

Elon University commencement plans in flux

According to a university spokesman, there is currently no timeline for making a decision regarding commencement for the class of 2021. But Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee, said right now, the university is planning for both the possibility of commencement happening or not — for both the class of 2020 and 2021. He said it would be “foolish” of them to make a decision now, but hopes to alert students and families of a decision by March.


NEWS 1/26/21 9:39am

Elon names Gozik as new dean of global education

Nick Gozik will start his new role as dean of global education at Elon University on Jan. 25 after a two year search following former dean Woody Pelton’s retirement. He said he hopes to continue expanding and improving global engagement and international programs in his new role at the university.


NEWS 1/20/21 10:34am

Elon University aims to administer COVID-19 vaccines

University physician and member of the Ready & Resilient committee Ginette Archinal said that getting approval to become a vaccine site is a process with a lot of moving parts. Not only does the university have to have the ability to store vaccine doses, but there also have to be enough people to distribute the vaccine, and any distribution site must have the ability to record the data from the vaccinations.


NEWS 1/18/21 12:18pm

Rabbi Sandra Lawson to leave Elon

Lawson said she will be accepting a new position as the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Reconstructing Judaism, a modern Jewish organization dedicated to progressively shaping the religion. According to Lawson, she’ll still be a resident of Alamance County and keeping in touch with any students that still want her to be their rabbi.


NEWS 12/23/20 2:54pm

New Alamance County health director faces challenges of COVID-19 response

When Tony Lo Giudice took on his new role as Alamance County’s health director on Nov. 30, the position had been in flux for almost five months after previous Health Director Stacie Saunders — who held the position since 2014 — left the department in July and Alexandria Rimmer, Alamance County’s environmental health specialist, assumed the role in the interim.


NEWS 12/16/20 9:37am

Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream to be sold

An Elon staple may soon be experiencing a drastic change: Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream is being sold. After 18 years, co-owners Amy Nakhle and Tom Lambeth have made the call to pass the downtown Elon staple to someone new. Smitty’s has three locations across Alamance County — all of which are up for sale.



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