NEWS 10/11/22 10:30pm

Leonard Harrison drops out of ABSS Board of Education race

Leonard Harrison, one of six candidates running for a seat on the Alamance-Burlington School System Board of Education, dropped out of the race during the Oct. 11 ABSS Board of Education candidate forum. The forum, cosponsored by Elon University, was moderated by Ann Bullock, dean of the Jo Watts William School of Education.

NEWS 10/6/22 10:07pm

1923 Engagement Committee shares future plans

The 1923 Engagement Committee is focused on remembering the fire that took place on Elon’s campus in 1923. This committee is now working to plan events starting in 2023, as that will be the 100th year anniversary of the fire. 

NEWS 9/29/22 7:00am

Midterm election candidates in North Carolina, Alamance County

In order to vote in midterm elections, residents of Alamance County need to register to vote prior to Oct. 14 or register in person while early voting, according to the North Carolina Board of Elections. This year, there is also a new early voting location on Elon’s campus at South Gym. 

NEWS 9/21/22 9:15am

SGA wrestles with lack of student engagement

A lack of public attendance at Elon University’s Student Government Association’s recent meetings and a 68% decrease in voter turnout for freshman class elections compared to the year prior have some members of SGA reconsidering the organization’s methods to engage students. 

NEWS 9/20/22 7:00pm

Elon expands early voting access

With the midterm elections approaching on Nov. 8, Bob Frigo, director of Elon University’s Kernodle Center for Civic Life, said his office and the center’s Elon Votes initiative are working to increase voter registration and accessibility across campus through nonpartisan resources and outreach.

NEWS 9/13/22 11:34pm

Elon Town Council debate new social district

At Elon's regular town council meeting, council members debated the repercussions of making downtown Elon a “social district.” This change would mean that in a limited space, beer and wine purchased from local restaurants can be enjoyed outside.  

NEWS 9/11/22 2:26pm

CHEAT SHEET: Mikhail Gorbachev’s influence on global politics

 Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died Aug. 30 at the age of 91. Safia Swimelar, professor of political science and policy studies, explains Gorbachev’s efforts to democratize Russia’s political system, his role in the breakup of the Soviet Union and why Gorbachev’s legacy is crucial in understanding modern Russian and world politics, including the Russian-Ukrainian war.