NEWS 9/21/20 9:10am

Disparity in diversity of ABSS teachers to students

The Alamance-Burlington School System covers the city of Burlington and surrounding areas in Alamance County. The district is set to release employee demographics for the 2020-2021 school year in October. While ABSS is working to increase diversity amongst its teachers, according to Public Information Officer Jenny Faulkner, the district has historically employed a vast majority of white teachers.

SPORTS 9/19/20 6:48pm

2 athletes respond to athletics suspension

In Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley’s email informing the student body that Elon University would be rising to Level 2, Dooley said that there was an outbreak of the coronavirus among student-athletes. Dooley went further to pinpoint the sports with clusters: football, lacrosse and baseball. The wording of his emails, to two athletes, gives athletics the brunt of the blame for going to level two, something they say is unfair. 

NEWS 9/18/20 6:41pm

Elon professors uncertain, concerned about classes with Level 2 Alert

Elon University professors are uncertain whether or not to move their classes online after the university moved to the level 2 alert due to the latest increase of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. Professors already have the option to choose what method of instruction best suits their needs, but more are considering shifting their curriculum to an online setting starting next week. According to the Director Elon University News Bureau Owen Covington, no faculty is required to shift their classes online. 

NEWS 9/16/20 11:36am

Elon English professor’s experience in quarantine

Senior Lecturer in English Paula Patch had been teaching all of her classes in-person. She had plans for students to learn remotely, but never thought she would have to use them herself. Patch said she thought she might get COVID-19 from being on campus, but never thought the virus would be brought into her home.

NEWS 9/14/20 6:05pm

27 students have or are facing conduct charges for hosting gatherings

27 students have faced or are in the process of facing conduct charges for hosting mass gatherings as of Sept. 12, according to Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley, representing an increase of 20 students since Aug. 25. Students who are charged with hosting gatherings larger than what is allowed by the university and town of Elon are suspended from campus.

NEWS 9/9/20 9:12am

A look inside Elon University's quarantine spaces

Elon University sophomore Bella Roy said she had to go into quarantine after an individual she had been in close contact with tested positive for COVID-19. Roy had a negative test result, but still had to undergo a two-week quarantine. The two-week quarantine period for close contacts are the guidance and directives of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Alamance County Health Department.

NEWS 9/7/20 9:10am

Faculty motion regarding postmaster general passes

Elon University professors voted in favor of a motion asking Postmaster General and Board of Trustee member Louis DeJoy to commit to improving the service provided by the United States Postal Service and absolve his personal conflict of interests or step down as trustee to the university at the Sept. 4 faculty meeting.

NEWS 9/5/20 10:59pm

March in Greensboro honors Marcus Smith almost two years after his death

On Saturday Sept. 5, protesters marched through the streets of Greensboro in honor of the  upcoming anniversary of the Black man’s death. The event was called the March for Marcus and was put on WHOA: Working Class & Houseless Organizing Alliance — a group that helps promote change for “the working class, homeless, migrant and other disenfranchised communities,” according to the groups Facebook page. 


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