Alexa Citrin

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NEWS 2/21/24 7:54am

Town of Elon implements hotel tax

The town of Elon joined the Alamance County Municipal Tourism Development Authority after the town council voted unanimously in a meeting on Feb. 14 to levy a local occupancy tax on hotels with a rate of up to 3%. The Alamance County Municipal Tourism Development Authority is designed to help increase tourism in the Alamance County area, mostly through advertising projects and events to help boost the economy in each town in the Authority. The Inn at Elon is the only hotel affected by the new tax — being the only hotel in the town of Elon.

NEWS 2/8/24 9:27am

Founder of business, teaching fellows passes at 91

Member of the Elon trustees Jim Maynard passed away at 91 on Dec. 24, 2023. Maynard joined the board of trustees in 1985 after having a successful career as the owner of Tower Mills Inc. — a hosiery company founded by his father and former Elon trustee, Reid Maynard. Jim was elected a life trustee in 2014, and received Elon’s highest honor for service to the university, the Elon Medallion, in 2018. Jim was also a recipient of the Elon Medallion.

NEWS 10/24/23 11:26am

Elon University students share political involvement following second Republican debate

As municipal and U.S. national election campaigns ramp up — with Alamance County municipal elections being held Nov. 7 — Elon civic engagement organizations such as Elon Votes arrange events to get students involved. The next Republican primary debate is scheduled for Nov. 8. As of Oct. 24, there are no Democratic primary or general election debates scheduled for the 2024 presidential election campaign. Senior Tori Kelleher, an involvement ambassador for Elon Votes, said watch parties are hosted at Elon for both Republican and Democratic debates and are meant to foster discourse.  

NEWS 10/6/23 8:31am

Film community at Elon University examines WGA deal

The WGA reached a tentative agreement after months of negotiations with studio executives. The deal came on Sept. 24, over four months after the strike began May 2. This agreement comes after negotiations restarted, bringing an end to the strike that has paused production and project development. Kai Swanson, a cinema and television arts professor, said for many in the industry, the strike has halted any development and changed the way they feel about the future of their careers. 

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