Madalyn Howard


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LIFESTYLE 3/30/21 11:23am

Elon minor champions intersectional feminism

The minor, initially called Women’s Studies, was developed and introduced at Elon in 1988 by professors Martha Smith and Seena Granowsky, who were inspired to found the program after attending a conference at Duke University on Women’s Studies programs, according to Elon University archives. Since 1988, the minor has served as an interdisciplinary analysis of women’s issues.


LIFESTYLE 3/10/21 9:06am

Chemistry professor highlights importance of diversity in STEM

Nyote Calixte knew by the age of 10 she wanted to become a doctor. It was the obvious choice — growing up, the Elon University professor was fascinated by all things science, and the subject came to her naturally. As a first-generation college student and Black woman pursuing a career in STEM, Calixte recognized she would be paving her own path to success. 


LIFESTYLE 2/22/21 1:33pm

Elon Girl Scouts forge through pandemic

The last time Troop 13214 met in person together was March 5, 2020, two days after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified in North Carolina. Troop leader Rosie DeMario knew she had to make other plans for her troop going forward, and in April 2020, they began meeting weekly on Zoom. 


NEWS 12/23/20 2:54pm

New Alamance County health director faces challenges of COVID-19 response

When Tony Lo Giudice took on his new role as Alamance County’s health director on Nov. 30, the position had been in flux for almost five months after previous Health Director Stacie Saunders — who held the position since 2014 — left the department in July and Alexandria Rimmer, Alamance County’s environmental health specialist, assumed the role in the interim.


NEWS 9/30/20 5:24pm

North Carolina to move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday

North Carolina will move “cautiously” to Phase 3 of reopening beginning on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper said at a press briefing today. The Phase 3 executive order will remain in effect until Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. It comes as the number of new coronavirus cases has leveled in North Carolina after a spike in August, according to Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen.


NEWS 9/28/20 1:25pm

Republican county commissioner candidates describe their visions for Alamance County

Republicans Bill Lashley Jr., John Paisley Jr. and Pamela Thompson will battle three Democratic candidates in the November general election for three open seats on the Alamance County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is composed of five elected officials who serve as the governing body of Alamance County. Board members serve four-year terms, and elections for the board are held every even-numbered year. 


LIFESTYLE 9/16/20 12:29am

El Centro kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, beginning on the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively.


NEWS 8/24/20 11:44am

Elon University to search for new chief financial officer

Months after the departure of Bob Shea, Elon University’s previous chief financial officer, a search committee has begun the lengthy process to name a new vice president of business, finance and technology. The committee will be led by Jen Platania, associate dean of the Love School of Business, and Jim Piatt, vice president of university advancement.


LIFESTYLE 3/12/20 8:19am

Finding community by going Greek at Elon

As the excitement of 2020 spring recruitment fades, hundreds of Elon women are now weeks into their new member period, counting down the days until their official initiation into the greek community. These new members contribute to the increasing number of enrolled women choosing to join greek life. But with a history of exclusive practices, some remain skeptical that the benefits of sorority life truly extend to the broader community. 


LIFESTYLE 1/26/20 12:37pm

BEST OF: Grocery store

For the third consecutive year, Burlington’s Harris Teeter has earned the title “Best Grocery Store.” Located just two miles from campus, this Southern chain continues to serve as a one-stop shop for Elon students.


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