NEWS 3/4/21 5:27pm

Elon University to bargain with faculty union

Elon University administration will bargain with the faculty union, according to an email from Provost Aswani Volety to faculty and staff on March 4. This decision follows the certification of the faculty union by the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 19. The decision determined that part-time, limited term and visiting faculty at Elon are eligible to form a union.

NEWS 3/4/21 1:24pm

Staff, students integrate selves into online learning

Online learning has generated concern among parents and students all over the country as they worry whether or not they are still receiving a quality education. Elon University, which has hosted in-person classes for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, is not immune to such concern. At Elon, 432 students were approved for remote learning either for this semester or during Winter Term.  

NEWS 3/4/21 9:35am

Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Alamance County

In Group 3 frontline essential workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines frontline essential workers in categories that include: childcare and pre-K -12 workers, higher education and support staff, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community service, public health, public safety and transportation.

NEWS 3/2/21 10:51pm

Commissioners approve moratorium for Snow Camp land development plan

The Alamance County Commissioners unanimously approved a 12-month moratorium on the land development plan for Snow Camp at their March 1 meeting. The moratorium gives the commissioners additional time to finalize the land development plan and reconsider zoning in Snow Camp. Commissioners said the moratorium will give them and the planning department time to study the arising issues of heavy industrial development in Snow Camp.

NEWS 3/2/21 10:19pm

Students protest Elon Day events in support of faculty union

The Boldly Elon Solidarity Collective, a self-declared non-partisan student group, protested at Elon Day events including College Coffee on March 2 to raise awareness about the faculty union, Elon Faculty Forward. Elon Day is a day dedicated to fundraising for university advancement.

NEWS 3/2/21 4:58pm

Elon University student workers and faculty eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Group 3

Elon University faculty and support staff, including any students working as resident assistants, apartment managers or in a capacity that creates direct exposure to the virus, will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 beginning March 3, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The university has also been approved to become a vaccine distribution site and will be able to directly provide vaccines to those in Group 3. Elon has not been allocated vaccine doses as of March 2.

NEWS 3/1/21 8:15am

Elon University student-teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccine

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that student-teachers will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, alongside teachers and other school employees. According to the latest NCDHHS vaccination plan, frontline essential workers such as educators are included in the third group. 

NEWS 2/26/21 12:58pm

Town of Elon and members of SGA partner to clean up litter

The town of Elon is set to hold  a Community Clean Up event on Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. around the town. The event comes after  a public comment made by a town resident at the last Board of Aldermen meeting. The resident was concerned about the level of litter in his neighborhood. Members of the Board of Aldermen and Elon University’s Student Government Association are calling on students to attend.

NEWS 2/25/21 5:40pm

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty and staff

The working group for diversity, equity and inclusion of the academic council — the governing body over faculty — is working to include information addressing bias in the faculty handbook, particularly with regard to evaluation for faculty. The university is also working to redesign the bias response system and will debut a new training program for all university employees.

NEWS 2/24/21 6:47pm

Faculty groups respond to NLRB decision in support of union

After the National Labor Relations Board reaffirmed the non-tenure track faculty members’ right to unionize, Elon University’s Academic Council and chapter of the Association of American University Professors both released statements urging the university to begin bargaining with the union.

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.


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