NEWS 4/18/23 1:31pm

Elon University commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Reading of the Names

Over 27 volunteers will stand at the front steps of Moseley Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to read the names of those who perished during the Holocaust.Organized by Hillel, Jewish Life, Jewish Studies and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Elon carried its two decade tradition of honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, the volunteers only read just a fraction of the names, honoring the lives lost. Interim Assistant Director of Jewish Life Christy Brooks said this has been an Elon tradition for almost two decades, but it has always been a Jewish tradition. 

NEWS 4/14/23 10:13am

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives to leave Elon University after two decades

Jeff Stein, vice president of strategic initiatives, is leaving Elon University to become president of Mary Baldwin University in Virginia. In the last two years, former Dean of the School of Communications Rochelle Ford, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Aswani Volety and Dean of the School of Health Sciences Rebecca Neiduski left Elon to become presidents of other universities. He will succeed Pamela Fox, current Mary Baldwin president, as the first man to hold the position in almost five decades. He will officially begin his new position on July 1.

NEWS 4/13/23 6:27pm

Actress, activist imparts wisdom ahead of speech at Elon University

Editor’s Note: The content of this interview includes discussion of sexual violence, harassment and suicide. Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Ashley Judd is at Elon University today and will deliver the Spring Convocation address at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym as part of the 2022-23 speaker series. Judd, an activist and humanitarian, is a champion for women’s rights and public health issues. She was one of the most vocal figures of the #MeToo movement and named TIME’s 2017 “Person of the Year.”

NEWS 4/12/23 6:45pm

Shannon Bream of FOX News discusses combination of law, journalism

FOX News anchor and legal correspondent Shannon Bream is at Elon University’s School of Law in Greensboro on April 12. She met with students and alumni to provide her insight on being both a journalist and an attorney. Elon News Network sat down with Bream to discuss her role in covering some of the nation’s landmark court cases, from Obergefell v. Hodges to Roe v. Wade. She is the third and final speaker for Elon Law’s Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.

NEWS 4/7/23 4:29pm

Extra Enforcement: Elon University sees more parking regulation across campus

The sun is still rising as Kim Farmer begins roaming the streets of Elon University in his security car. As students, faculty and staff roll into their parking spots around campus for the day, Farmer makes sure that everyone is following campus parking rules. As a university traffic officer, Farmer mainly drives around the south side of campus, checking  faculty parking along East Lebanon Avenue, Historic Neighborhood lots and other areas when needed.

NEWS 4/7/23 2:38pm

Elon University Moseley Student Center closes sections due to flooding

A rusted pipe in the second floor universal bathroom of the Moseley Student Center caused chaos Thursday afternoon when water flooded out of the bathroom. The water flooded the bathroom and upstairs hallway including inside the Center for Leadership office for about fifteen minutes until maintenance could shut the pipe off. The water came down from the second floor onto the first through the elevator, which is now out of use. Moseley Student Center released a statement that if anyone needs the elevator, front desk workers will call a provided number to start the elevator.

NEWS 4/7/23 1:48pm

Elon University requires health insurance information before class registration

Students who have not yet opted out or enrolled in Elon's new Student Blue health insurance plan will be prevented from registering for their fall 2023 classes until they have completed the health agreement form. This form acknowledges that students should either upload their current information or be automatically enrolled in Student Blue. Flags will begin going up on OnTrack accounts and students have until tuition bills are sent July 1 to waive out or pay the insurance bill cost.

NEWS 4/6/23 8:36am

Elon University professor, Iraqi native wants to return home

A car bomb exploded in Baghdad, Iraq — targeting a government official. Elon professor of communication design Ahmed Fadaam could see the smoke from his front door. He grabbed his camera and drove through his neighborhood, following the smoke. When he arrived at the scene of the explosion, he remembered seeing dead bodies everywhere. This was 20 years ago, but Fadaam remembers the details clearly. Fadaam was a photojournalist for the news organization Agence France-Presse and went to work, taking photos of the explosion. Seeing him with a camera, the Iraqi soldiers grew skeptical of Fadaam. 

NEWS 3/30/23 10:10pm

Former President Donald Trump indicted March 30

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump March 30. The charges are for paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels in his 2016 campaign, the first time a former president of the U.S. has been indicted. The felony indictment was filed under seal by the Manhattan district attorney and Trump has not been arrested yet and the specific charges have not been announced yet.