Abigail Hobbs

Abigail Hobbs '25 serves as managing editor of The Pendulum and is passionate about reporting, writing and copy editing. She is a journalism and strategic communications double major and a political science minor. Find her work at abigailhobbs.com

Recent Articles

NEWS 6/1/23 1:39pm

Elon University hires first associate provost for inclusive excellence

Elon University hires communications professor Naeemah Clark as the first associate provost for academic inclusive excellence. The new role will be responsible for promoting inclusivity in academic spaces, supporting diverse faculty and guiding campus initiatives and programs. Clark has previously chaired the Core Curriculum council and directed the School of Communications Fellows Program, as well as served in the LGBTQIA advisory council, the inclusive community council and the task force for LGBTQIA faculty, staff and students.  

NEWS 5/13/23 12:47am

Gov. Roy Cooper to veto abortion bill at Raleigh rally

Gov. Roy Cooper is scheduled to veto SB20, an abortion bill that would limit abortions from 20 weeks to 12 weeks, at a Raleigh rally May 13. The bill is titled "Care for Women, Children, and Families Act." This rally follows Cooper's "abortion roundtables" in Mecklenburg County on May 9 and New Haven County on May 10 to encourage legislators to uphold his veto.

NEWS 4/27/23 11:55am

Meet Elon University's 2023 Lumen Scholars

Every year, 15 rising juniors win $20,000 for research through the Lumen Prize. Established in 2007 by former Elon president Leo Lambert, the goal of the Lumen Prize is to give students an opportunity to pursue research and support other experiences such as international travel, service projects and workshops. For the next two years, the Lumen Scholars will work closely with their mentors to complete their research.

NEWS 4/26/23 8:00am

Elon University senior staff members' leaving shakes up university

Elon University said goodbye to four senior staff members in the last year, all of whom have become presidents at other universities. The most recent to announce their departure is Jeff Stein, vice president of strategic initiatives, who will be leaving after serving Elon University for 21 years. Stein will become the president of Mary Baldwin University beginning in July, after announcing his departure April 14. Senior staff members leaving and beginning other roles isn’t new to the university. This trend started when former Dean of the School of Health Sciences Rebecca Neiduski announced her departure March 21, 2022, after starting her role at Elon five years earlier to become president of Wartburg College.Former Dean of the School of Communications Rochelle Ford, who worked at Elon since 2018, followed May 24, 2022, and announced she was becoming president of Dillard University. Former Provost Aswani Volety announced his departure May 26, 2022, to become the chancellor of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

NEWS 3/2/23 8:47am

Local female police officers share challenges, plans for equity

Local female police officers share challenges, overcoming sexual harassment and plans for equity. Throughout her career, Blackwelder said she felt she had to try harder than her male coworkers while facing sexist jokes and innuendos from coworkers and sexual harassment from superiors as a young officer. 

NEWS 2/8/23 8:15am

Town Council considers extending Link Transit access to Elon

At its Jan. 23 regular meeting, the Elon Town Council voted to continue looking into the option to extend the blue line of Burlington’s fare-free Link Transit bus system, adding six stops in the town of Elon. The Link Transport proposal would mark the first time in 62 years that Elon has been linked with train service using public transport since the Elon College station, served by the Southern Railway, closed in 1961.The Elon College depot once stood on the corner of Lebanon and Williamson Avenues. 

NEWS 11/14/22 8:52pm

Town of Elon holds student focus group on future development

The town of Elon hired Benchmark Planning, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, to create a development plan for downtown. Members of the planning team Jason Epley and Dan Douglas are meeting with Elon University students, faculty and staff, as well as Elon locals and business owners, to figure out what would work best for the community.  

NEWS 11/2/22 9:27am

Elon University requests rezoning permit for research farm

Brad Moore, Elon University architect and Elon’s director of planning, design and construction management, proposed a rezoning request for 19.6 acres within the city limits of Burlington to the Planning and Zoning Commission — which unanimously voted to recommend the request to city council — at a meeting on Oct. 24. 

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