Maeve Ashbrook

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NEWS 10/28/20 5:51pm

Elon University uses new, cheaper COVID-19 test

Elon University is using a new PCR COVID-19 test from Radeas Labs. The change in test comes as the university hopes to test up to 5,000 students for the virus this week. Chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee Jeff Stein said after assessing the company’s “capabilities negotiating a contract,” the university was able to start using the tests this week. 

NEWS 10/15/20 5:53pm

COVID-19 cluster linked to freshman dorm

Elon University reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. In an email to students, faculty and staff, chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee Jeff Stein said the spike in cases is related to a freshman residence hall. The Alamance County Health Department is reporting the cases as a cluster at East Neighborhood Building A residence hall. The outbreak has been traced to the first floor. 

NEWS 9/1/20 12:12am

Elon University students quarantining at area hotels

Elon University is renting hotel rooms at the Tru by Hilton hotel and Holiday Inn Express in Burlington for students who need to quarantine after contracting or being potentially exposed to the coronavirus, according to the Holiday Inn Express and students staying at Tru hotel.

NEWS 8/14/20 12:46pm

SCHAR CENTER: Short lines at required health check-in

It was a cloudy and quiet morning at Schar Center as Elon University freshmen drove up for their required health check-in with their families. With few cars in line and sometimes no students even in the parking lot, cars pulled up to one of 12 outdoor stations. 

LIFESTYLE 8/13/20 1:56pm

What you need to know about Elon University move-in for fall 2020

Freshmen students moving into their college dorm room at Elon University are going to have to go through a different move-in process than past years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing coronavirus concerns, the university pushed up freshmen move-in and lengthened the time in which students can first come onto campus to help practice social distancing.

NEWS 10/28/19 8:29pm

Periclean Scholars class of 2022 share one common characteristic

The Periclean Scholars program is a three-year experience offered by Elon for a cohort of selected students. Each cohort works with a foreign country of choice on a long-term service project. Students can apply their freshman year for the program, and the newest cohort, the class of 2022, looks a bit different from other years.

NEWS 10/10/19 11:21am

Philosollamas club discusses bringing train stop to Elon

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lauren Guilmette said the decision to bring a train stop to Elon will depend on whether or not students care. However, members of the Philosollamas club already do. The club met Wednesday night to discuss the positive impacts a train stop could bring to Elon University. 

NEWS 10/6/19 7:29pm

Alamance County Crop Hunger Walk celebrates 50 years

It was chilly on Saturday October 6, but not chilly enough to stop over 150 walkers raising money to end hunger in Alamance County. The Alamance County Crop Hunger Walk hosted their 50th annual 5K walk some walking, some running, and some staying behind to offer support.

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