NEWS 3/28/23 7:37pm

President Joe Biden visits Durham, kicks off ‘Investing in America’ tour

U.S. President Joe Biden kicked off his “Investing in America” tour with a visit to the Tar Heel State Tuesday, highlighting multiple pieces of legislation related to the tour’s  agenda. These include the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan. The White House is using the tour to highlight Biden’s domestic agenda of growing the economy from the “bottom up.” 

NEWS 3/28/23 3:29pm

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent to speak at Elon University

Gupta, a multiple Emmy-Award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, will deliver the 2023 Baird Lecture on Tuesday March 28 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym. The lecture is a part of Elon University’s Speaker Series, presented by WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, “Living Well in a Changing World.”  

NEWS 3/24/23 10:23am

Elon Dining struggles with staffing shortages

Elon University is one of many institutions nationwide facing labor shortages in its dining halls. These shortages result in a build up of dishes, delays in mobile orders and more work for employees. One dining worker, Kevin Taylor, has worked under Aramark Corporation since August 2004. Taylor, a dishwasher in Lakeside Dining Hall, has seen the staffing shortages lead to piles of dishes in the hallways of Lakeside’s kitchen. 

NEWS 3/22/23 3:29pm

Elon University hosts Iraq War panel 20 years after invasion

When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, Ahmed Abdullah Al Fadaam, Elon University professor of communication design, lived with his wife and two children in Baghdad. He suspected Iraq would be next. Then in 2003, a mortar shell — an explosive weapon — fell in their neighbor’s yard, making his prediction a reality. 

NEWS 3/16/23 10:32am

Elon University students look for counseling services elsewhere due to lack of accessibility on campus

According to its website, Elon’s student health and counseling services’ mission is to provide medical and mental health care to students. The university's counseling services offer students access to mental health support with a staff that is trained and prepared to help students with a wide range of educational, social and emotional challenges through goal-oriented therapeutic sessions. 

NEWS 3/6/23 12:23pm

Elon to celebrate 10th Elon Day

This year, the 10th annual Elon Day also falls on the 100th year since the 1923 fire — amplifying the spirit of community and giving that the Elon community will embody this Tuesday.

NEWS 3/3/23 3:13pm

Fellows Weekend brings almost 2,000 people to Elon University

Elon University’s largest admitted students event, Fellows Weekend, is underway Friday, March 3. Including 762 prospective students, 1,928 people total are registered to attend Fellows Weekend, according to Vice President for Enrollment Greg Zaiser. During Fellows Weekend, finalists for the eight fellows programs — honors, business, communications, Elon College, engineering, leadership, nursing and teaching — visit campus for interviews with faculty and current students. Tours, open houses, information sessions and more are also held throughout Friday and Saturday.

NEWS 3/2/23 8:47am

Local female police officers share challenges, plans for equity

Local female police officers share challenges, overcoming sexual harassment and plans for equity. Throughout her career, Blackwelder said she felt she had to try harder than her male coworkers while facing sexist jokes and innuendos from coworkers and sexual harassment from superiors as a young officer. 

NEWS 3/1/23 11:04am

Social district to open in downtown Elon

The town of Elon is establishing a social district — an area that allows patrons of downtown businesses to purchase and drink alcohol outdoors — outside of local restaurants such as Pandora’s Pies, MaGerk’s and TANGENT Eat+Bar.

NEWS 2/28/23 6:50pm

Elon University’s Active Citizen Series hosts spring deliberative dialogue on mass shootings

Since the dialogue was first planned four months ago, community and school shootings have only increased into the new year — 94 mass shootings have been reported in 2023 as of Feb. 28, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The discussions were partly led by a guide from the National Issues Forums Institute on How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities, with students, faculty, staff and community members sharing additional ideas for prevention and exchanging views.

NEWS 2/23/23 10:09am

Tuition, loan interest increase amplify Elon student concerns

Junior Jasmine Smith toured colleges knowing she might not be able to attend a four-year university without a scholarship. She had two choices in spring 2020 — the second semester of her senior year of high school —  pay upward of $62,000 per year for the University of the Arts in Philadelphia or pay what was $51,062 per year at the time.  Despite a scholarship, Smith is paying her tuition and fees out of pocket.