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LIFESTYLE 2/24/21 2:44pm

Greek life organizations forced to pause in-person activities

Greek life organizations, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils, are now working to revise their plans for recruitment after Elon University ordered all fraternity and sorority activity to move to completely virtual environments. The order, issued to greek organizations Sunday, aims to limit small group interactions amid the coronavirus pandemic after multiple reports of parties and unmasked social gatherings. 


NEWS 2/23/21 4:23pm

Burlington businesses build back up

Some small businesses in the city of Burlington are trying to recover from the economic fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic. Loans and reopening businesses have aided in their efforts to rebuild after economic decline.


NEWS 2/22/21 8:34am

Under their wings: Students with autism find structure at 3 Bluebirds Farm during the pandemic

While exposure to the outside world has been limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, students with autism face a new set of challenges that have been exacerbated by fluctuating measures regarding hybrid instruction in the Wake County School System. Approximately one year after the onset of the pandemic, parents with students in special education programs still find themselves left behind by Wake County.


NEWS 2/19/21 4:50pm

Elon University expenses exceeded projections during fall semester

Elon University spent more money than anticipated during the fall semester due to pandemic related costs, according to Provost Aswani Volety. Representatives of the university did not say how much was planned for in the annual budget or how much more it spent than anticipated during the fall semester. Among the expenses were COVID-19 tests, cleaning supplies and the personal protection equipment required to open campus safely. 


NEWS 2/18/21 3:00pm

Alamance NAACP spearheads effort to rename park after Black councilman slain in 1870

Almost 151 years ago on Feb. 26, 1870, members of the Ku Klux Klan kidnapped Wyatt Outlaw in the middle of the night, and his body was found the next morning hanging from an elm tree near the courthouse. 18 men were indicted for his death, but the charges were dropped. Now in 2021, the Alamance County NAACP is trying to memorialize Outlaw and the lynching that took place over a century ago.


NEWS 2/18/21 1:24pm

Winter storm cancels weekly COVID-19 testing leaving some students feeling uncertain

Elon University is closed today, and antigen testing, as part of COVID-19 testing, has been canceled. Testing remains mandatory, and students will be contacted about rescheduling their appointments Friday or Saturday, depending on the effects of the storm. Today’s testing was suspended following the cancelation of university operations after the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a winter storm advisory for Alamance County until 7 a.m. Friday. 


NEWS 2/17/21 3:27pm

Elon student essential workers get COVID-19 vaccines

Some Elon University students have received the COVID-19 vaccines as essential workers. Junior Caroline Wolfe and Senior Lindsay Barclay were offered the vaccines as Emergency Medical Technicians. Both students jumped at the opportunity to get vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus.


NEWS 2/17/21 11:28am

Twin Lakes Retirement Community vaccinates staff and residents

Twin Lakes has been able to administer over 800 doses of the vaccine. All but one of the residents in their Memory Care facility, a state-certified program for adults with dementia, are now fully vaccinated. Prior to their appointment, the administration completes the scheduling, forms and screenings for the residents. 


NEWS 2/15/21 8:28am

Students, staff weigh in on final director of campus police candidate

Elon University students and staff members express what they expect of the final candidate for director of campus safety and police. Some members of the university community want the new director to establish relationships with different communities across campus.The yearlong search is coming to close after final candidate Joe LeMire presented to students, faculty and staff on campus.


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.



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