Avery Sloan

Avery Sloan ‘25 is studying journalism, political science and leadership studies at Elon University. Sloan is the politics editor at Elon News Network, ensuring coverage of Student Government and Board of Aldermen meetings, and events of the surrounding Elon area. Sloan is particularly passionate about providing news coverage to spaces that Elon students and people in the Elon community would not have access to, and hopes to continue learning more about journalism both in and out of ENN to better figure out her life trajectory. Outside of reporting, Sloan is usually listening to music, hanging out with friends or watering her multitude of plants.


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NEWS 8/16/22 10:40pm

Black Lumen Project reflects on first full year

Buffie Longmire-Avital presented the Black Lumen Project’s main accomplishments from its first year on Aug. 16 as a part of planning week. This presentation was for other Elon faculty and staff members, letting them know where to find resources to learn about Black history within Elon and how to create sustainable change. 


NEWS 7/20/22 10:10am

Students present research upon completion of SURE program

The 45 students in the SURE program have worked full time throughout the summer with faculty research mentors on programs of interest. Each student received a $3000 stipend, and the program culminated in a poster session July 20, giving students the opportunity to showcase their research.


NEWS 7/15/22 9:18am

Fire Chief Landon Massey starts at Elon

Despite coming from four generations of firefighters, Chief Landon Massey had no interest in joining the profession until he graduated high school. And though he said he didn’t envision himself in this career from a young age, he has been immersed in the environment his whole life. 


NEWS 7/12/22 11:41pm

Elon Town Council delays vote on Parc Northwest development

Elon Town Council voted to continue the conversation regarding the rezoning request made by GreenHawk Development, a firm which plans to create a mixed use development, Parc Northwest, in Elon. This decision came during the council’s regular meeting July 12, after a month that included a neighborhood meeting, technical review committee meeting and planning board meeting, as well as a public hearing where Mayor Emily Sharpe deemed this rezoning request one of the most contentious rezoning discussions she’s been a part of. 


NEWS 7/7/22 10:48pm

Alamance Democrats approve candidate slate, elect secretary

Beth Kennett, first vice chair of Alamance County Democratic Party opened the July 7 meeting with a call to action. The general election is Nov. 8 and Kennett said the party has a lot of work to do before then and believes party members must work together in order to get the candidates they want into office.


NEWS 6/28/22 12:28am

Concerned town of Elon residents speak on Parc Northwest development

The town of Elon held a public hearing for citizens to speak for or against the rezoning request for the eventual creation of Parc Northwest, a mixed use development that would be located on Shallowford Church Road and University Drive. This was one of two public hearings held during Elon’s Town Council June 27 work session meeting. 


NEWS 6/18/22 5:16pm

City of Graham, county law enforcement to pay $336,900 to settle 2020 protest

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina against the Graham police department and Alamance County Sheriff Department, which alleged the use of excessive force by the police departments against protestors during a voting rights march. The city of Graham, Graham police department and county sheriff will pay $336,900 to the group of plaintiffs represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  


NEWS 6/17/22 5:27pm

Members of class of 2022 reflect on Peace Corps Prep program

The Peace Corps Prep program is centered around four core competencies: sector-specific skills, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence and professional savvy and leadership. Elon has ranked seventh among 150 partner universities for the number of certificates awarded in 2021. This year, ten Elon students received a certificate. 


NEWS 6/11/22 2:50pm

Protest against gun violence held in Raleigh, nationwide

It has been 1,578 days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that sparked the youth-led March for Our Lives movement. 1,540 days after the first demonstration, thousands of people gathered once again Saturday in Raleigh, Washington D.C. and across the country to protest a recent string of national gun violence. 


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