Kyra O'Connor


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NEWS 9/13/21 11:15am

Elon University named #1 national university for excellence in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report

Elon University is ranked No. 1 for excellence in undergraduate teaching by the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” Guide, which released rankings on Sept. 13. The university also received a No. 9 ranking in the “Most Innovative” category, tied with University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and was ranked No. 83 overall among national universities. 


NEWS 9/8/21 9:13pm

Elon University faculty panel addresses the aftermath of 9/11, 20 years later

The panel, “20 Years After: The Legacies of 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’” will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the LaRose Digital Theater. Sponsored by the International and Global Studies program and the Political Science and Policy Studies department, faculty will reflect on the legacies of 9/11 two decades later from their professional and personal experiences. 


NEWS 8/26/21 11:33am

Colorado water shortage is a first, but not the last

While the Colorado River is almost 1,900 miles away from Environment North Carolina’s headquarters in Raleigh, State Director Drew Ball said what is happening in the Southwest will make its way through the country, impacting water insecurity in North Carolina and other Southern states. 


NEWS 8/16/21 2:30pm

Iconic Plaza renamed Medallion Plaza

At the Elon University 2021 opening day ceremony, President Connie Book announced the renaming of Iconic Plaza to Medallion Plaza, to honor the service of both individual medallion recipients and the Elon community as a whole. Book also discussed the Boldly Elon strategic plan and what the upcoming academic year will hold.


NEWS 8/10/21 8:17pm

Board of Aldermen approves Equality Resolution

The Board of Aldermen approved an Equality Resolution, after nearly four months of discussion, at the Aug. 10, 2021 meeting. The board also recognized the promotion of Lt. Lyle Anibal to assistant chief of operations at the town of Elon police department, discussed commonly asked questions regarding water and sewer bills and approved a resolution for the town of Elon to secure loans for the purchase of the Travis Creek Pump Station from Gibsonville. 


NEWS 8/2/21 9:53pm

Board of Aldermen hears preliminary ADA self-assessment findings

The Board of Aldermen met for an agenda session Monday, August 2. Members discussed the town’s self-assessment of the accessibility of facilities and programs, a budget amendment for the police department and retirement benefits for town employees. The board also discussed adopting an equality resolution and the town’s decision to look into vaccination and mask requirements for town employees. 


NEWS 7/30/21 1:16pm

‘From Morgantown to Mayor’

Rev. Donna Vanhook ’07 is one of five candidates in the Burlington mayoral race this fall, addressing quality, affordable housing and broadband internet access in her campaign.


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