Miranda Ferrante

Miranda Ferrante ’23 was the 2022-23 managing editor of elonnewsnetwork.com. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communication design from Elon University. While at Elon, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy in 2022, where she took classes geared to her dance minor. Post-Elon, Ferrante is pursuing a master’s degree in magazine and digital storytelling at New York University. See Ferrante's best work on her online portfolio here.

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NEWS 5/9/23 6:00pm

Southern Alamance Middle School teacher terminated, faces additional indecent liberties charges

The Alamance Burlington Board of Education voted to terminate the employment of Ivan Danilo Ardila-Perez, a Southern Middle School teacher, during its work session Tuesday. Perez, 37, had been a Spanish teacher and soccer coach. According to a press release, detectives with the Special Victims Unit served Perez four additional warrants on Monday. He is being charged on each warrant with one count of indecent liberties with a student and one count of felony indecent liberties with a child. 

NEWS 5/1/23 9:07pm

Elon junior remembered as 'happy-go-lucky' by family, friends, teammates

Jackson Yelle’s father, Scott, remembers his son’s caring and warm demeanor; he said it was easy for him to build friendships, and he had a strong love for his family. Jackson, an Elon University junior from North Eastham, Massachusetts, died at the age of 21. He was in Myrtle Beach on a weekend trip when he was killed in a hit-and-run on April 30. An arrest was made May 1. 

NEWS 4/30/23 3:42pm

Elon junior killed by car in Myrtle Beach

Elon University junior Jackson Yelle was killed Saturday evening in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to an email from Vice President for student life Jon Dooley. Yelle, from North Eastham, Massachusetts, was a business analytics major and statistics minor, according to his LinkedIn profile. The death is being investigated as a possible hit-and-run in Myrtle Beach, where he was on a weekend trip with members of the Club Baseball team. 

NEWS 4/13/23 6:27pm

Actress, activist imparts wisdom ahead of speech at Elon University

Editor’s Note: The content of this interview includes discussion of sexual violence, harassment and suicide. Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Ashley Judd is at Elon University today and will deliver the Spring Convocation address at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym as part of the 2022-23 speaker series. Judd, an activist and humanitarian, is a champion for women’s rights and public health issues. She was one of the most vocal figures of the #MeToo movement and named TIME’s 2017 “Person of the Year.”

NEWS 3/24/23 10:23am

Elon Dining struggles with staffing shortages

Elon University is one of many institutions nationwide facing labor shortages in its dining halls. These shortages result in a build up of dishes, delays in mobile orders and more work for employees. One dining worker, Kevin Taylor, has worked under Aramark Corporation since August 2004. Taylor, a dishwasher in Lakeside Dining Hall, has seen the staffing shortages lead to piles of dishes in the hallways of Lakeside’s kitchen. 

LIFESTYLE 2/10/23 2:38pm

Elon University Gender & LGBTQIA Center to host do-it-yourself valentines event

Communications and Resources Manager Elon University's Gender & LGBTQIA Center sophomore James Hemmingway and CLEAR Manager for the GLC junior Oliver McGowan are coordinating an event inspired by the theme of Valentine's Day. On Feb. 10, they are inviting students on campus to make postcards for faculty and staff that made an impact on their Elon experience, specifically with the GLC from 5 to 7 p.m. in Moseley 206. 

NEWS 2/9/23 8:16pm

Alamance County activists urge all Oct. 31, 2020 protest charges to be dropped

If it hadn’t been overcast Thursday, those words would have been in the Rev. Gregory Drumwright’s shadow as he urged the Alamance County district attorney to drop all outstanding charges against individuals arrested at the Oct. 31, 2020 “I Am Change” march to the polls. Just three days after he was found not guilty for “resisting a public officer” at the October 2020 protest, and six days after his “failure to disperse” charge was dismissed, 19 individuals stood in front of the memorial as Drumwright demanded justice for the vocal minority who put their lives at risk for change and equality. 

NEWS 2/8/23 9:26am

University Bursar to leave Elon after decades of service

Jay Harper first stepped on Elon University's campus as an undergraduate student in 1990. Little did he know, being a Phoenix would become a decades-long endeavor. Harper returned in 2002 and spent more than 20 years working as the university bursar. Harper will leave his role of working with tuition, students and parents to head to Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics, where he will work in a primarily remote finance position with the Children’s Clinical Research Unit. Harper said while he will be performing similar tasks in his new position,  he’s excited to become a piece of an entirely new puzzle. 

NEWS 1/12/23 10:36am

Elon LEADS raises $260 million

Elon LEADS, Elon University’s largest fundraising campaign raised over $260 million at its conclusion Dec. 31, 2022, Elon University President Connie Book announced Jan. 12. The total surpassed the goal of $250 million. 

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