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NEWS 10/9/20 3:32pm

Elon University issues six no trespass orders following pro-Trump convoy

Six no-trespass orders have been issued by campus police to individuals who yelled at students and faculty during a recent parade through Elon University’s campus supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, according to Vice President of University Communications Dan Anderson. The orders are certified documents from interim Director of Campus Police Doug Dotson, delivered to the individuals after a request by President Connie Book following the convoy's ride through campus.


NEWS 10/8/20 10:39am

NC Senate District 24 candidates fight to serve Alamance, Guilford County

Republican Amy Galey and Democrat JD Wooten are facing off to win the North Carolina State Senate District 24 seat this November, covering Alamance and part of Guilford County. With incumbent Rick Gunn (R) having stepped down after his 2018 term in office, both Galey and Wooten would be serving in this role for the first time if elected.


NEWS 9/26/20 4:13pm

Deep breaths: Air ventilation on campus upgraded

Physical Plant assessed each building’s unique heating, ventilation and air conditioning system over the summer, maximizing airflow while maintaining 40% to 60% humidity in each building, according to Flood. This level of humidity is ideal for limiting the spread of respiratory viruses, according to a recent study in the Annual Review of Virology.


NEWS 9/22/20 11:11am

NCDHHS launches contact tracing app SlowCOVIDNC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a statewide contact tracing app today. The app, called SlowCOVIDNC, is intended to mitigate the spread of the virus through anonymous notification of exposure to positive cases. SlowCOVIDNC is voluntary to download, but will enhance current contact tracing efforts in the state, according to a NCDHHS press release earlier this month. 


NEWS 9/21/20 9:10am

Disparity in diversity of ABSS teachers to students

The Alamance-Burlington School System covers the city of Burlington and surrounding areas in Alamance County. The district is set to release employee demographics for the 2020-2021 school year in October. While ABSS is working to increase diversity amongst its teachers, according to Public Information Officer Jenny Faulkner, the district has historically employed a vast majority of white teachers.


NEWS 9/4/20 9:25am

SGA town hall focuses on issues of diversity on campus

Elon University’s Student Government Association met for a virtual town hall on the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus on Thursday evening. Junior Malia Takei moderated the town hall, which featured Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams,  Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley and Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence Leigh-Anne Royster. 


NEWS 9/2/20 4:50pm

Louis DeJoy's journey to postmaster general

Many people know him as postmaster general. Some know him as a successful businessman or the former CEO of New Breed Logistics. But members of the Elon community know Louis DeJoy as one of the benefactors for Odyssey scholarships, and as a member of the Elon University Board of Trustees since 2007. 


NEWS 8/31/20 6:36pm

COVID-19 vaccine trials push ahead at UNC Chapel Hill

UNC is the site of a phase three COVID-19 vaccine trial, meaning the vaccine is now being administered to thousands of people in order to determine its effectiveness. The trial at UNC is led by doctors Cynthia Gay, David Wohl and Joseph Eron in UNC’s division of infectious diseases. 


NEWS 8/5/20 6:56pm

Elon University encourages LabCorp tests for required COVID-19 testing

Elon University's required COVID-19 testing as laid out by the Ready & Resilient plan is now in full swing. Elon is requiring that all students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall get tested, encouraging students to use Pixel by LabCorp, an online service that allows individuals to test themselves at home. The LabCorp test has been a cause of concern for some.


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