Lauren Singles

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NEWS 10/21/20 7:09pm

North Carolina to extend Phase 3 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases

North Carolina will stay paused in Phase 3 for the next three weeks because of a rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press briefing today. Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen said the main causes of this increase have been social and religious gatherings.

NEWS 9/1/20 7:22pm

North Carolina to move into Phase 2.5 of reopening this week

North Carolina will be moving to Phase 2.5 beginning on Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper said at a press briefing today. This move will allow for larger gatherings, expanding the number of people allowed indoors to 25 and 50 people outdoors. Playgrounds, museums and aquariums will also open in Phase 2.5 at 50% capacity.

NEWS 8/3/20 11:04pm

Elon University students discuss how they ‘Won’t Die for Elon’ at virtual town hall on fall semester reopening, coronavirus concerns

Elon University students, faculty, staff and community members spoke Monday night during a virtual town hall organized by the Boldly Elon Solidarity Collective, titled “We Won’t Die for Elon,” to protest the university’s decision to bring students back to in-person classes this fall. The Facebook live has over 1,300 views.

NEWS 7/2/20 1:54pm

Breaking down bias reporting at Elon University

Incidents involving bias, specifically those dealing with race, are not infrequent at Elon — but recently, students have been calling for a reform of the bias reporting system. Read a series of stories on what concerns students have about the bias reporting system, how the system works and how the system has evolved.

NEWS 7/2/20 1:41pm

Determining action: inside Elon University's bias reporting system and student conduct process

Reports submitted by students first go through the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence before being sent to the Office of Student Conduct. It is there that determinations are made of whether or not an incident is in violation of the Code of Conduct under the student handbook, and not at the CEIE, according to Leigh-Anne Royster, director of the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence.

NEWS 7/2/20 1:31pm

Elon University students share concerns and experiences with bias reporting on campus

Incidents involving bias, specifically those dealing with race, are not infrequent at Elon — but recently, conversations have erupted online after racist messages in the Elon College Republicans group chat surfaced, with dozens of members of the Elon community filing bias reports against the students involved and petitioning for reforms of the current bias reporting system.

NEWS 6/11/20 3:29pm

Standing in solidarity: what it means to be an ally

Being an ally begins by recognizing that there is an issue of racism, according to Damion Blake, assistant professor of political science and faculty fellow for race, ethnicity and diversity. He said people need to come to terms with the history of systemic racism in America once they recognize there is an issue.

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