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NEWS 10/16/20 4:14pm

SGA passes resolution supporting Black Lives Matter

Elon University’s Student Government Association passed Senate Resolution 20, which expresses support for the Black Lives Matter movement and adopts eight articles to support marginalized groups on campus.The articles include increasing diversity within SGA, the student body, Elon’s faculty and the Board of Trustees. The resolution also affirms the SGA’s commitment to anti-racism.


NEWS 10/16/20 12:29pm

Elon ROTC cadets meet with Space Force representatives

Gen. David Thompson, the recently-appointed first vice chief of space operations for the U.S.  Space Force spoke to Residential Officer Training Corps programs across North Carolina during a lecture at North Carolina A&T State University on Thursday. 


NEWS 10/16/20 10:29am

East Haggard to be closed for Homecoming Weekend

East Haggard Avenue will be closed this weekend from noon on Saturday, Oct. 17 through noon on Sunday, Oct. 18 for Homecoming Weekend, according to a press release from the town of Elon. This decision comes after Elon University submitted a revised proposal to the town of Elon asking the town to close Haggard for Homecoming as well as election week.


NEWS 10/15/20 5:53pm

COVID-19 cluster linked to freshman dorm

Elon University reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. In an email to students, faculty and staff, chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee Jeff Stein said the spike in cases is related to a freshman residence hall. The Alamance County Health Department is reporting the cases as a cluster at East Neighborhood Building A residence hall. The outbreak has been traced to the first floor. 


NEWS 10/15/20 3:41pm

Voters face long lines at the polls for early voting

Today is the first day of early voting in North Carolina. Hundreds of voters have been lining up at Holly Hill Mall,the closest early voting location to Elon University of the five different locations in Alamance County. Voters began lining up around the building before 8 a.m. to get to the polling place within the mall.


NEWS 10/14/20 11:16am

North Carolina, Alamance County voting trends in presidential elections

In nine of the past ten presidential elections, the Republican party candidate has won the state of North Carolina. President Barack Obama was the lone Democrat to take the state when he won it by 0.32% in 2008. Michael Bitzer, who runs the political blog Old North State Politics and is a professor of politics and history at Catawba University, saw a shift in the state.


NEWS 10/14/20 9:13am

Elon University restarts search for director of campus safety and chief of police

Elon University restarted the search for a new chief of police and director of campus safety this fall. The position — which has been open since January — became available after the previous EUPD director, Dennis Franks, stepped down to become the police chief of Stallings, North Carolina. Doug Dotson currently serves as interim director. The search has restarted, and the university is using the search firm Developmental Associates.


NEWS 10/12/20 6:18pm

Elon University Spring Break uncertain

Depending on how the coronavirus has progressed in 2021, Elon University may have to re-evaluate whether students, faculty and staff will have a traditional or modified spring break. As of now, according to senior administration at the university, how spring break will be conducted is undecided. It is currently listed on the university's academic calendar as the traditional one week off.


NEWS 10/12/20 2:35pm

Rep. Ted Budd and Navy veteran Scott Huffman face off in U.S. House 13th District race

Two-term U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Scott Huffman, a Navy veteran and small business owner, to represent North Carolina’s 13th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Budd was first elected in 2016 — winning 56% of the vote — and won reelection in 2018. Huffman has never held public office, and this is his first time running. 


NEWS 10/9/20 4:36pm

Chaplain Jan Fuller to retire after 10 years at Elon

After ten years working for Elon University, Chaplain Jan Fuller has announced her retirement. The university chaplain and lecturer in humanities has made it a mission of hers during her time here to help students connect with their spiritual selves through promoting cultural and spiritual interaction.


NEWS 10/9/20 3:32pm

Elon University issues six no trespass orders following pro-Trump convoy

Six no-trespass orders have been issued by campus police to individuals who yelled at students and faculty during a recent parade through Elon University’s campus supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, according to Vice President of University Communications Dan Anderson. The orders are certified documents from interim Director of Campus Police Doug Dotson, delivered to the individuals after a request by President Connie Book following the convoy's ride through campus.


NEWS 10/8/20 3:47pm

Elon University ranks #371 for social mobility

The social mobility category looks at a school's capabilities to graduate and support students who receive a federal Pell Grant. In this category Elon ranked in the bottom 20 for national universities, No. 371.  According to the U.S. News and World Report website, the factors that go into the social mobility category are a part of the “17 different measures of academic quality” that go into determining the overall rankings.


NEWS 10/8/20 10:39am

NC Senate District 24 candidates fight to serve Alamance, Guilford County

Republican Amy Galey and Democrat JD Wooten are facing off to win the North Carolina State Senate District 24 seat this November, covering Alamance and part of Guilford County. With incumbent Rick Gunn (R) having stepped down after his 2018 term in office, both Galey and Wooten would be serving in this role for the first time if elected.


NEWS 10/7/20 2:40pm

Elon hosts flu shot clinics as winter months approach

Elon University has begun to offer clinics around campus to provide students access to a flu shot. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center has organized flu shot clinics during the months of October and November. According to an email from Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley, students will not be allowed onto campus for Winter Term or the Spring 2020 semester unless they provide documentation that they received a flu vaccine.



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