Politics


NEWS 10/1/20 1:08pm

Guide to absentee voting in Alamance County, North Carolina

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, election officials have considered many aspects of voting to ensure safe elections in 2020, according to Benjamin Ansbacher, chairman of the Alamance County Board of Elections. Ansbacher spoke with Elon News Network and offered what he believes students need to know about absentee voting and mail-in ballots in North Carolina for Election Day 2020.


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 9/28/20 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. 


NEWS 9/28/20 1:25pm

Republican county commissioner candidates describe their visions for Alamance County

Republicans Bill Lashley Jr., John Paisley Jr. and Pamela Thompson will battle three Democratic 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. 


NEWS 9/4/20 9:25am

SGA town hall focuses on issues of diversity on campus

Elon University’s Student Government Association met for a virtual town hall on the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus on Thursday evening. Junior Malia Takei moderated the town hall, which featured Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams,  Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley and Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence Leigh-Anne Royster. 


NEWS 9/1/20 11:19am

SGA holds first in-person meeting of the semester

The first Student Government Association business meeting of the fall semester looked a little different this year, with representatives spaced six feet apart — some attending virtually — and wearing masks in Alumni Gym. Delegates discussed a variety of topics, including the new bias reporting system and the university's handling of the coronavirus on campus.



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