NEWS 3/30/23 10:10pm

Former President Donald Trump indicted March 30

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump March 30. The charges are for paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels in his 2016 campaign, the first time a former president of the U.S. has been indicted. The felony indictment was filed under seal by the Manhattan district attorney and Trump has not been arrested yet and the specific charges have not been announced yet. 

NEWS 3/28/23 7:37pm

President Joe Biden visits Durham, kicks off ‘Investing in America’ tour

U.S. President Joe Biden kicked off his “Investing in America” tour with a visit to the Tar Heel State Tuesday, highlighting multiple pieces of legislation related to the tour’s  agenda. These include the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan. The White House is using the tour to highlight Biden’s domestic agenda of growing the economy from the “bottom up.” 

NEWS 3/27/23 9:57pm

Elon Town Council approves future purchase of new ladder truck

Fire Chief Landon Massey asked Elon’s Town Council to fund the $2 million purchase of a new ladder truck. During the March 27 town council meeting, the council voted to approve the purchase for the new truck in 2025, which is when payment would start. The council’s vote today did not determine where the money would come from.  Massey said there is an option to prepay for the truck, meaning the town would pay the entire cost before getting the truck. The benefit to this option would be a discount of $81,500. Both Massey and Town Manager Rich Roedner did not recommend this option. 

NEWS 3/3/23 1:00am

Elon University clarifies what 5.14% increased tuition is going toward

Janet Williams, vice president for finance and administration, said the reasoning behind the 5.14% tuition, room and board increase is to assist with items such as hiring and retaining additional staff members, increasing financial aid for items such as student internships and increasing diversity efforts. During the Elon University March 2 Student Government Association business meeting, Williams shared details on what students tuition goes toward and Chris Fulkerson, assistant vice president for administrative services, and Jana Lynn Patterson, dean of students, shared what Elon’s student insurance will cover. 

NEWS 3/1/23 12:18pm

Women in politics: representation, contention

Sophomore Reese Guckert said that she first became interested in politics after feeling judged for expressing her views during the 2016 presidential election. Today, Guckert said she is both inspired and frustrated by both party’s responses regarding women in politics. Guckert, the public relations chair for the university’s College Republicans club, said that a candidate’s appearance is not something that the candidate themselves nor voters should be focusing on. Guckert said this is something she likes about Republican 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley. 

NEWS 2/27/23 10:21pm

Elon Town Council discusses lack of parking downtown, proposes metered parking

A main problem Elon residents have with downtown Elon is a lack of parking. Benchmark planning, a consulting firm hired by the town of Elon to create a master plan for downtown Elon, proposed metered parking in some locations downtown. During the Feb. 27 council meeting, Benchmark planning shared findings of a survey and focus groups they hosted for input on downtown Elon.

NEWS 2/16/23 11:47pm

New provost updates Elon University Student Government Association

During Elon University’s Student Government Association meeting on Feb. 16, Provost Rebecca Kohn said that her new role has allowed her to work more with diversity, education and inclusion, as well as health and wellbeing within the university.  Kohn said that she has been a part of work being done to advance the equity requirements that Elon students will be required to take, beginning in fall 2023. Kohn also said she helped with recruitment and retention of people of color on staff. Part of this work included looking at where there may have been existing bias and taking a closer look at how to recruit with diversity as a priority and use inclusive language.

NEWS 2/10/23 1:34am

Elon University communications focuses branding on storytelling

During Elon University’s Student Government Association’s town hall in the Moseley Student Center on Feb. 9, Mike Haskins, vice president of university communications, discussed Elon’s brand with students and how it impacts the school. Haskins said Elon’s brand is its story. Haskins said one of the reasons building a brand is crucial is because it helps build its reputation, making more students interested in attending the university. Haskins said Elon’s brand is important, as it increases students’ future career opportunities by increasing its name recognition.