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.

NEWS 10/6/20 11:00am

Elon University moves down to Moderate Alert level

Elon University has moved back down to Level 2 — Moderate Alert, according to an email from Jeff Stein, chair of the Ready & Resilient committee. The university had been in the High Alert Level since Sept. 21, after an outbreak in cases that caused the university to increase two alert levels in four days.

NEWS 10/3/20 11:43am

Los estudiantes de Ciencias de la Salud aprenden español para sus futuras carreras profesionales

Existía la posibilidad de que las clases de conversación para profesionales de la salud no se llevaran a cabo este año debido a la pandemia. Sin embargo, el programa de fisioterapia decidió continuar con las clases después de que Nan Yang, una estudiante de fisioterapia y la representante de diversidad, equidad e inclusión de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Elon, dijo que los estudiantes sintieron que este programa debería estar disponible, incluso si tuviera que hacerse de forma remota.

NEWS 10/3/20 11:43am

Health Science students learn Spanish for prospective careers

There was a chance the Conversational Spanish for Health Care Professionals classes were not going to happen this year due to the pandemic. However, the Physical Therapy program decided to continue with the classes after Nan Yang, a physical therapy student and the diversity, equity and inclusion representative of Elon University’s School of Health Sciences said that students felt this program should be available, even if it had to be done remotely.

NEWS 10/2/20 11:05am

Homecoming goes virtual this year to keep community safe

The events hosted this year will range from virtual tours around campus to a town hall with President Connie Book. According to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Brian Feeley, the university is going to be using Zoom for most events, but will also take advantage of video reporting. 

NEWS 9/30/20 11:31pm

SGA hosts fireside chat with President Book to discuss student concerns

On Wednesday evening, Elon University’s Student Government Association hosted a fireside chat featuring President Connie Book with questions moderated by Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley. Throughout the chat, Book answered pre-submitted questions as well as live questions from student government representatives and other Elon community members.

NEWS 9/30/20 5:24pm

North Carolina to move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday

North Carolina will move “cautiously” to Phase 3 of reopening beginning on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper said at a press briefing today. The Phase 3 executive order will remain in effect until Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. It comes as the number of new coronavirus cases has leveled in North Carolina after a spike in August, according to Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen.

NEWS 9/30/20 12:29pm

Breaking down Elon University's Board of Trustees

Unlike President Connie Book, Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley and other administrators at the university, the Board of Trustees rarely faces the public. The board is composed of Elon graduates, donors and other important members of the surrounding community and nation who pool their thoughts and resources in an effort to further the university’s commitments and goals.

NEWS 9/30/20 10:38am

Elon University students concerned about socialization in Level 3 COVID-19 alert

In Level 3, the university is advising members of the community to adjust daily activities and limit social interactions to increase safety. For sophomore Stephanie Miljanic, the actions of the university are not socially sustainable and students are struggling with the lack of interaction. Miljanic felt that students are wondering what the long-term impacts on their interpersonal relations and mental health will be.

NEWS 9/28/20 1:25pm

Democratic county commissioner candidates describe platforms, visions for Alamance County

Democrats Bob Byrd, Dreama Caldwell and Kristen Powers will battle three Republican candidates in the November general election for three open seats on the Alamance County Board of Commissioners.The Board of Commissioners is composed of five elected officials who serve as the governing body of Alamance County. Board members serve four-year terms, and elections for the board are held every even-numbered year. 


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