NEWS 5/7/21 8:32am

A Taxing Divide

While most municipalities fund their operations with a healthy mixture of sales taxes and property taxes, college towns such as the town of Elon often must rely much more heavily on sales tax revenue since their largest property owner — the university — is tax exempt.

NEWS 5/6/21 9:03am

SGA Acorn Fund supports student business on campus

This year, the Acorn Fund awarded nine student-run businesses a total of $9,000. The fund received 14 applications from students in the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communications. 

NEWS 5/5/21 2:16pm

‘Unlearn’ grapples with racism in Alamance County

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer last May, Toni Autry used her social media platforms to create the film “Unlearn: The Consequences of Racism.” In partnership with co-director Martin Buchanan and producer Alex Klein, the film aims to capture the fight for racial justice in Alamance County through interviews with county residents and activists.

NEWS 4/29/21 11:28am

Taking a recess, how Elon Law adapted to a hybrid learning environment

Elon Law has faced many challenges in its transition to an online learning environment, including switching classes to a hybrid model, preparing students for a virtual bar exam and making adjustments to its student mentor program. Elon Law implemented a hybrid format for classes throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Students can attend classes either in person or online, depending on their preference. 

NEWS 4/28/21 10:47pm

Occupy Graham demonstrators gather for a second night to protest shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Occupy Graham demonstrators gathered at Sequential Park, commonly called Wyatt Outlaw Park, this evening for their bi-weekly demonstration. The demonstration was held to protest the decision by Elizabeth City sheriff’s deputies and a judge not to release the body camera footage from the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., as well as the arrest of two protesters in Graham yesterday. 

NEWS 4/28/21 8:55am

Jason Husser named chair of Elon University's Academic Council

Jason Husser, professor of political science and policy studies, will be the chair of the Academic Council for the 2021-22 academic year. Husser, who is also the director of Elon Poll, was voted in unanimously and will be taking over from Paula Patch, who stepped away from the position to focus on her role as assistant director of the Elon core curriculum. 

NEWS 4/22/21 12:34pm

Solar farm hindered from powering the university

The 15-acre solar farm was constructed in 2015 and consists of 9,900 individual solar cells. At its full potential, the farm is expected to generate 4,500 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, though the electricity produced over the past three years has been a little under 3,000 megawatt hours of energy annually, due in part to cloudy days. 


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