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NEWS 12/15/20 9:05pm

Computer requirement for business students to begin fall 2021

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University will require students to use a Windows computer for all business classes beginning in the fall of 2021. The business school cites macOS compatibility issues as the reason for switching to Windows. LSB Dean Raghu Tadepalli said the business school announced this recently in hopes that families would take advantage of holiday sales to buy new computers.


NEWS 12/11/20 4:09pm

Elon businesses brace for North Carolina’s modified stay-at-home order

The executive order follows consistent record breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state and country. There have been an estimated 423,623 total cases in North Carolina as of Dec. 11, and cases in the state have broken single-day records on three separate days within the past week, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.


NEWS 12/10/20 10:37am

North Carolina plans COVID-19 vaccine distribution, as FDA approval nears

According to Alamance County Health Director Tony Lo Giudice, long-term care facilities u2014 which are part of Phase 1b of vaccine distribution u2014 have the ability to partner with pharmacies registered with the state and federal government to provide the vaccine. As soon as doses become available, the state will then give the allotted number of doses to registered pharmacies and providers, who will work with long-term care facilities to vaccinate staff and residents.


NEWS 12/7/20 1:38pm

Multifaith scholars engage in research projects

The Multifaith Scholars Program at Elon is a two-year program in which students undertake experiential and engaged learning around multifaith issues, such as the effect of relocation on religion and Christian Identity’s influence on shaping religious beliefs. Each multifaith scholar takes part in research projects aimed toward gaining a deeper understanding of how faith has impacted the cultural experiences of religious groups.


NEWS 12/1/20 8:11pm

Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Ted Budd, the 49-year old Republican representative of North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, said he is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Budd, who won reelection to represent NC-13 which includes Alamance County, released a statement and short video on his social media on Tuesday, Dec. 1, stating that he tested positive for coronavirus and will self-quarantine at home. 


NEWS 11/24/20 12:08pm

Physical distance regulations change senior experiences

Rather than attending tailgates, formals, the Elon Ball and other group gatherings, Elon University seniors this year must spend their final year at Elon following of mask ordinances and physical distancing regulations. For some seniors, not having the option to attend campus-wide events with friends and family has been one of the hardest changes they have had to come to terms with. 


NEWS 11/20/20 10:40am

SGA passes legislation to recognize Juneteenth at Elon

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation to have Elon University recognize Juneteenth as a holiday and also passed a bill allowing students abroad to serve and run for senate. During their last business meeting of the 2020 fall semester, senators discussed the importance of making sure the university acknowledges Juneteenth, a June 19, holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. after the Civil War. 


NEWS 11/18/20 10:00am

Zoom fatigue experiment to be done on students

Elon seniors Alexandra Smith and Emily Klevan said that because the idea of “Zoom fatigue” is so new, studies haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly what it is or what may cause it. Smith said that for their initial research, they looked at articles written by the New York Times and the Washington Post where psychologists hypothesized that “prolonged engagement with Zoom calls and video conferencing in general may lead to people experiencing anxiety, worry and fatigue,” as Smith said. 


NEWS 11/16/20 8:37am

Elon SGA hosts Provost Volety, legislation for new speed bumps fails

he Student Government Association hosted Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aswani Volety during their weekly business meeting to speak on new updates in academics for the 2020-21 school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives later debated and voted to not pass new legislation that sought to approve $6,000 of SGA reserve funding to install speed bumps and speed limit signs on Phoenix Drive.


NEWS 11/12/20 2:27pm

University, town to take actions to improve safety in Elon

After students expressed their concerns and the establishment of a roundtable by Elon University President Connie Book, “immediate actions” are being taken by the university following a convoy in support of President Donald Trump that drove through Elon in September. These action steps involve the collaboration with the town of Elon.


NEWS 11/11/20 3:52pm

Study abroad plans for Elon community put on hold

There are 19 students — 13 of them undergraduates — currently participating in study abroad or study USA programs. There are seven students abroad in Germany, Rwanda, South Korea and the United Kingdom and six students completing Business Dual Degree programs in France, Germany and Spain. 


NEWS 11/9/20 10:37am

COVID-19 affects early decision applications for incoming students

Elon University offers all three of these options and on average, 393 students apply early decision per year. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the college application process. As the pandemic has impacted the economy and workforce, many students have had to reevaluate their college choice.



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