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NEWS 2/8/21 8:53am

Elon students weigh staying home for spring semester

The academic experience — all-nighters in the library, lab experiments, class field trips and connecting with professors during office hours — are all aspects of in-person instruction that have been redesigned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, students are adjusting to an online learning environment as virtual instruction has become widely prevalent in the education process over the past 11 months.


NEWS 2/2/21 8:17pm

Alamance County Commissioners approve 25,000 square foot COVID-19 vaccine site

The approval of the indoor space comes after Tony Lo Giudice, the Alamance County health director, told the board that the county’s demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is growing. The new indoor vaccination site will help with the county’s growing demand and is set to be leased for at least 3 months starting Feb. 1. The lease cost for the space will be $23,958.33 per month and can be renewed on a monthly basis 


NEWS 1/29/21 9:47am

Elon University commencement plans in flux

According to a university spokesman, there is currently no timeline for making a decision regarding commencement for the class of 2021. But Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee, said right now, the university is planning for both the possibility of commencement happening or not — for both the class of 2020 and 2021. He said it would be “foolish” of them to make a decision now, but hopes to alert students and families of a decision by March.


NEWS 1/26/21 9:39am

Elon names Gozik as new dean of global education

Nick Gozik will start his new role as dean of global education at Elon University on Jan. 25 after a two year search following former dean Woody Pelton’s retirement. He said he hopes to continue expanding and improving global engagement and international programs in his new role at the university.


NEWS 1/20/21 10:34am

Elon University aims to administer COVID-19 vaccines

University physician and member of the Ready & Resilient committee Ginette Archinal said that getting approval to become a vaccine site is a process with a lot of moving parts. Not only does the university have to have the ability to store vaccine doses, but there also have to be enough people to distribute the vaccine, and any distribution site must have the ability to record the data from the vaccinations.


NEWS 1/18/21 12:18pm

Rabbi Sandra Lawson to leave Elon

Lawson said she will be accepting a new position as the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Reconstructing Judaism, a modern Jewish organization dedicated to progressively shaping the religion. According to Lawson, she’ll still be a resident of Alamance County and keeping in touch with any students that still want her to be their rabbi.


NEWS 12/23/20 2:54pm

New Alamance County health director faces challenges of COVID-19 response

When Tony Lo Giudice took on his new role as Alamance County’s health director on Nov. 30, the position had been in flux for almost five months after previous Health Director Stacie Saunders — who held the position since 2014 — left the department in July and Alexandria Rimmer, Alamance County’s environmental health specialist, assumed the role in the interim.


NEWS 12/16/20 9:37am

Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream to be sold

An Elon staple may soon be experiencing a drastic change: Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream is being sold. After 18 years, co-owners Amy Nakhle and Tom Lambeth have made the call to pass the downtown Elon staple to someone new. Smitty’s has three locations across Alamance County — all of which are up for sale.


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.



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