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Elon Assistant Director’s campus cat quells chronic pain

If you walk around the Global Commons, you may run into a new furry face on campus. While Luna may look like your average cat, she’s actually a registered emotional support animal. Assistant Director of Residence Life in the Global Neighborhood, Rei Haycraft, bought Luna last April to help with her medical condition. “I have a chronic pain disease ...Full Article

NC A&T runs rampant as Elon loses home opener

North Carolina A&T runs the ball and it does it well. Elon’s coaches knew it and its players knew it, but the knowledge did nothing for the Phoenix in ...Full Article

CAA releases 2014-15 women’s basketball schedule

Today Elon University released the women’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association schedule for the 2014-2015 season. This is Elon’s first year in the CAA, following its departure from the Southern ...Full Article

Aramark, Elon dining adjusts menus due to allergies

Dining options are changing across many Elon dining halls and local restaurants. According to Celiac Central, seven to eight percent of the population is gluten sensitive and an additional 29 ...Full Article

Neighborhood Police Program gains traction

Almost anywhere you go on campus, you see Campus Police or Campus Security cars. At times, it can be intimidating to have a police presence in residential areas but ...Full Article

Ace Speedway Hosts “Friday Night Racing” Series

You may not have seen it, but you’ve probably heard it. As the loudest show in Alamance County, Ace Speedway is hosting their “Friday Night Racing” series every week, giving ...Full Article

Education in N.C.’s Midterm Elections

North Carolina students heading back to classrooms aren’t the only ones with education on their mind. Political candidates at all levels have made education a hot topic as the ...Full Article

First North Carolina Senate Debate

Incumbent NC senator Kay Hagan and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis faced off for the first time in a public debate in Raleigh on Sept. 3. In the most ...Full Article

Students evacuate Oaks apartment building after lightning strike

Update: As of 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 4, Oaks E residents were allowed back into their apartments. For the three apartments that were water damaged during the lightning strike, Director ...Full Article

Elon student starts business of polishing professional profiles

Elon sets a precedent on the importance of networking through social media. Elon sophomore Sophie Pearson and her cousin Nathalie Ford have made a business designed to help students improve ...Full Article

Alive After Five brings new faces into the Town of Elon

While thousands of Elon students associate the end of summer with the return to school, many local residents enjoyed the inevitable last few days at the final Alive After Five ...Full Article

Local police crack down on texting and driving problem

See the story that aired on Elon Local News here. “Don’t text and drive.” It’s a warning you’ve probably heard before. However, in North Carolina the actual law makes things ...Full Article

LEV permits create more parking spots for students

With the construction being done on campus, finding a parking spot can be difficult for students. The Moseley Center parking lot is being turned into a new admissions building, ...Full Article

Elon student arrested on drug charges

  The Town of Elon Police arrested a student on drug charges Saturday afternoon, August 30. According to Elon Police Officer Jim Giannotti, junior Andrew John Min is charged ...Full Article

Duke trumps Elon in Skrosky debut

The Rich Skrosky era opened in disappointment for Elon as Duke dominated the Phoenix in a 52-13 blowout. “They’re a more talented football team than we are, there’s no ...Full Article

Elon releases CAA basketball schedule

Today Elon University released the men’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association schedule for the 2014-2015 season. This marks Elon’s first year in the CAA, which is widely regarded as one ...Full Article

Off-campus robbery results in missing car

A car, keys to the car and iPad were stolen from a student’s off-campus Sheridan Place apartment some time between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m Tuesday, according to an email ...Full Article

Elon upgrades phoenix cards

For sophomores and upper classmen, phoenix cards are about to get an upgrade, and yes, students may get their pictures retaken. The university is moving to contactless, nonswipe cards, which first ...Full Article

Elon Board of Alderman approves plans to develop downtown Elon

The Elon Board of Alderman unanimously approved plans Tuesday night to further develop downtown Elon. The plan, now called the Downtown Elon Master Vision, is focusing on increasing retail, commercial and ...Full Article

Elon introduces new sexual assault awareness program, Haven

Sexual assault is an issue on the minds of students and faculty on college campuses across the country. President Leo Lambert addressed the issue at New Student Convocation. “No ...Full Article

The Oak House owner has deep roots with Elon

Phil Smith has been a big supporter of Elon University ever since he stepped foot under the oaks. “The easy and straightforward answer is, I love this place. I ...Full Article

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” campaign comes to Elon

By: Meredith Stutz and Gary Grumbach  “Hands up, Don’t shoot.” That’s the message that members of Elon’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated hoped to spread during Tuesday morning’s College ...Full Article

Elon’s Alpha Phi Alpha chapter brings “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” event to campus

More than 700 miles from Ferguson, Mo. where 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Officer, students at Elon join the movement against social injustice. ...Full Article

New changes come to the Global Neighborhood as school year begins

The image of the sunrise over the new Global Neighborhood has recently sparked publicity for Elon University. This photo was retweeted more than 180 times and favorited more than 230 times. With classes ...Full Article

Thrill of the chill, Elon takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As summer comes to a close, one of the biggest trends of the season, the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” continues to go viral across social media outlets. The goal served ...Full Article

Under the Oaks: Class of 2018 Meets for Convocation

Multimedia Coverage by Ryan Greene, Al Drago, Lauren Cook and Patterson Huggins “How are you going to use those 1,400 days?” President Leo Lambert posed this question to the class ...Full Article

Photo Gallery: Convocation 2014

    See Chief Photographer Al Drago’s photos from Convocation 2014.Full Article

A Day in Pictures: Best of #ElonMoveIn

See Chief Photographer Al Drago and Reporter Jacob LaPlante’s photos from Move-in day.Full Article

#ElonMoveIn Timeline

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Elon Men’s Hoops assistant Sweeney heads to Hobart

Elon University men’s basketball associate head coach Tim Sweeney will be roaming a new sideline next season. Sweeney, who has spent the last five years assisting head coach Matt Matheny, will ...Full Article

Pulitzer Prize winning couple to speak at Fall Convocation ’14

  This fall, Elon welcomes two distinguished journalists to campus for Fall Convocation. Pulitzer-Prize winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will speak October 2 in Alumni Gym. The ...Full Article

What Not to Miss: Freshman Year Bucket List Edition

Class of 2018, you are a few weeks away from starting your college career at Elon University! Congratulations!!! You’re almost there. If you are anything like I was, you’re ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley Celebrates 90 Years

Dr. Earl Danieley, Elon’s sixth president, celebrated the big 9-0 today with many of the university’s faculty, staff and students at the Elon Community Church. “It feels wonderful to ...Full Article

Scholarship to support Alamance Community College transfer students

Starting in fall 2015, one student  from Alamance Community College will be chosen to receive an annual scholarship of $22,500 that will go toward Elon University tuition, fees, room ...Full Article

Update: Police Believe Armed Robbery was Falsified

An Elon store clerk has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, larceny by employee and resisting a public officer. Steven Shane Jernigan, 24, was taken ...Full Article

Spam Sent to University E-Mail Addresses

Students checking their Elon University inbox this week may have found a strange e-mail waiting for them. Starting Thursday June 10th, many current students and alumni received a spam e-mail ...Full Article

Tips for a Successful Freshman Year

August 22. T-Minus 45 days until Freshmen Orientation Day at Elon University. To get you ready for one of the best years of your life, two of our rising-sophomore ...Full Article

Elon officially joins the Colonial Athletic Association

On July 1, at 12:00 a.m. Elon University officially left the Southern Conference after 11 years to become a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Basics The move, ...Full Article

Armed robbery reported in Elon

An armed robbery was reported Monday morning at Jay’s Mart, a convenience store located about a mile east of Elon University at 951 East Haggard Ave. According to an ...Full Article

Lawsuit Against Sheriff Johnson Heads to Federal Court

A United States District judge ruled that the civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson can proceed. Sheriff Johnson, who is accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers in Alamance ...Full Article

Burlington anticipates bus transit system

Burlington City Council approved the proposed development of an urban transit system, which will include a route through Elon. The Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization (BGMPO) developed a list of candidate transportation ...Full Article

ELN Sports Weekly Roundup

It’s a long three months to wait before the next Elon home game. To get you through the off-season blues, we’ll be bringing you updates all summer long on what’s new ...Full Article

Elon announces 2014 men’s soccer schedule

This season the Elon University men’s soccer team will play five teams that competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, according to the schedule released by Elon on Tuesday. After ...Full Article

Elon’s Pennell drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Elon left-handed pitcher Ryan Pennell was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Pennell, who just completed his ...Full Article

Dr. Maya Angelou: “A Voice for Justice, Equality and Love”

“Life is a constant choice. Will you choose to reach out or draw in? Will you choose to speak out or shut up?” President Bill Clinton reflected upon Dr. ...Full Article

Pedestrian killed by train near Elon

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near Elon University at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday. The accident occurred near the train crossing on Gilliam Road, across from ...Full Article

New Hillel director to start in July

Elon Hillel has named a new director who will replace Nancy Luberoff in July. Rabbi Rebecca Joseph, who will also serve as an associate chaplain for Jewish life, is ...Full Article

Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Poet, civil rights activist and Elon’s Fall Convocation speaker in 2012, Dr. Maya Angelou, died around 8 a.m. Wednesday in her home in Winston-Salem, NC, according to her family. ...Full Article

Town of Elon hosts forum on proposed downtown redevelopment

By Gary Grumbach, Bri McClelland Discussion of Elon’s Master Plan, or the proposed redevelopment of “Downtown Elon,” brought Elon business owners, residents and town officials to Town Hall Tuesday evening. The ...Full Article

College Cooking: Edamame Salad

Edamame salad is a unique blend of just a few simple ingredients! Coming in at about $15, this healthy salad will leave you, and your wallet, feeling light yet satisfied. Perfect ...Full Article

Student accident reinforces pedestrian safety tips

“I thought he was stopping and I went ahead into the crosswalk, and he kept going and he just hit me,” said freshman Caroline Patterson. Patterson is still recovering ...Full Article

Elon rallies to support religious studies professor with heart condition

L.D. Russell has been a professor of Religious Studies at Elon University for 20 years. He was recently promoted to Senior Lecturer, an honor that recognizes faculty with exceptional teaching ...Full Article

Elon professor dismissed after sexual messages

Students and professors often have close mentoring relationships, and it’s not uncommon to hear about professors giving out their phone numbers. But junior Amy DeNenno believes that messages from ...Full Article

Students participate in nation-wide marketing competition

If you go to Elon you might not know his music, but country music singer, Joel Crouse, could help a group of students land a big internship. “It’s such ...Full Article

Hotel search presents stress for graduating seniors

While seniors are focused on their upcoming graduation, juniors might want to be thinking ahead as well. Some hotels in the area sell out as early as a year ...Full Article

Beloved Physical Plant staff member dies in boating accident

To his friends, he was Eddie. To his family, he was Eddie the teddy bear. Ed Watkins died Friday evening in a fishing accident at Farmer’s Lake in Caswell ...Full Article

Elon Physical Plant employee dies in boating accident

Ed Watkins, an automotive mechanic in Elon’s Physical Plant department, died Friday evening in a boating accident at Farmer’s Lake in Caswell County. A Gathering of Friends in memory ...Full Article

ELN covers Community Connections: Education

Elon University will host its final Community Connections forum of the year this Wednesday, April 16. This program’s theme is funding for public education and will be composed of Alamance ...Full Article

Beating the odds: Baseball player wins battle with cancer

Elon pitcher Joe McGillicuddy thought he struck out when he failed a random NCAA drug test last fall. “In my mind I was like, ‘No, this is impossible,'” McGillicuddy ...Full Article

Colors coat Elon during Holi 2014

Students and faculty covered each other in paint outside Moseley on Friday, celebrating an Indian tradition. Holi, the Indian festival of color, celebrates the spring season and the triumph ...Full Article

Holi Photo Gallery

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TextLimit app promotes safer driving

According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving accounts for 1.6 million accidents in the U.S., nearly 25 percent of all car accidents. Yet studies show young adults ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley shares his Elon experience at Spring Convocation

Laughter could be heard outside of Alumni Gym for more than an hour when Elon students, alumni and faculty gathered in Alumni Gym on April 3, to listen to ...Full Article

Incoming students visit campus for Rising Phoenix Weekend

You might have passed a new classmate any time between Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15. Elon’s incoming students got their first taste of college life this past ...Full Article

Kickin’ It With Colie: Fundraising for soccer player with cancer

Students are coming together to show support for Elon’s Women’s Soccer player Nicole Dennion. Dennion was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in February, which is a type of bone cancer. ...Full Article

Samuel Moyn, “How did the Holocaust and Human Rights Intersect (and was it a good thing)?”

James Bryce Professor of European Legal History at Columbia University, Samuel Moyn, spoke Thursday evening in the McBride Gathering Space at the Numen Lumen Pavilion. The room was filled with ...Full Article

Power outage forces blackout at Elon

Power has returned to all areas of campus after students were left in the dark for nearly two hours Wednesday night, according to University Communications. Duke Energy said the ...Full Article

Residents air grievances about Elon downtown expansion proposal

Residents packed the town municipal building Tuesday to discuss the proposal for the downtown expansion master plan during the Town of Elon Board of Aldermen‘s meeting. Lucien Roughton, a representative of ...Full Article

Students struggle to live off campus

Residence life denied Elon freshman Noah Kipnis to live off campus next year. He then appealed the denial and said his dad has been trying to help him get ...Full Article

Foster homes offer hope to dogs

 When Senior Emily Tryon moved into her pet friendly apartment, she immediately began looking for a dog to be her new roommate. “I saw that Izzy’s owner had died ...Full Article

Ice storm update: Belk Pavilion rooms reassigned

Classes previously assigned to Belk Pavilion have been reassigned due to damage from last week’s ice storm. New room assignments:  ENG 413*A (MW 1:40-3:20 p.m. with A. Ramirez) – NEW ...Full Article

Elon Women defeat App St., advance to SoCon semi-finals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A technical foul late in the second half by Elon’s Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off ...Full Article

Tree branches block paths across campus

In less than three months, graduating seniors will sit under the oaks for the commencement ceremony, but right now, branches, twigs and ice cover Elon’s campus after an ice ...Full Article

Elon Ice Storm: Photo Gallery

As ice hits the Triad area, Elon University has canceled classes for Friday. Ice weighed down tree branches to breaking point, knocked out power to several areas on campus ...Full Article

#ElonIce: A look at Elon University during the March 7 ice storm

Though classes were cancelled due to dangerous weather, Elon Local News has been covering the weather all morning. Here is what we know so far: Power Outages and Damages ...Full Article

Elon Ice Storm: Live Updates

From Thursday night to Friday morning, an ice storm hit Elon University and the surrounding area in Alamance County. Here’s a look at some of the live updates on ...Full Article

Application outside the classroom

Many students use their living room for hanging out, watching TV and doing homework. But sophomore students Jake Smith and Alex Simoneaux use their common area as an office. ...Full Article

Elon Board of Trustees grant tenure

The Board of Trustees met on Friday, Feb. 28 to grant promotion and tenure to Elon faculty. In an email to faculty and staff, President Lambert announced the following ...Full Article

Elon town residents react to downtown expansion proposal

The Board of Aldermen has recently proposed some changes to the town of Elon. In a $160,000 plan, houses along Haggard Avenue, as well as Skid’s Restaurant and other ...Full Article

Behind the nameplate with Student Government President Joe Incorvia

Samuel Warren, Darien Flowers, Welsford Bishopric. These three men have represented Elon, and now the newest SGA President takes his seat at the head of the Executive Staff. Junior ...Full Article

Greensboro Science Center opens interactive exhibit

The Greensboro Science Center is home to penguins, stingrays, sharks and many other animals. But recently, there have been some new additions. Theodore, Quincy, Eleanor, Molly and Abigail are the ...Full Article

Police charge man in indecent exposure case

Elon University Police arrested a 31-year-old male Tuesday with indecent exposure following an incident that occurred at the intersection of O’Kelly and Haggard Avenue. According to an Elon University Police report, ...Full Article

McEwen Dining Hall supervisor thrives in new location

There’s a new face in McEwen Dining Hall. Chef Linda Loucurrie transferred from working in Lakeside, Biscuitville and Winter Garden Cafe to overseeing McEwen Dining Hall as a supervisor ...Full Article

Paint the Campus Purple Week kicks off 2014 Relay for Life events

For the second year in a row, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is coming to Elon University. In preparation for the event this April, Paint the Campus Purple ...Full Article

Elon University hosts TEDx event Saturday afternoon

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” Elon University hosted a TEDx event Saturday afternoon. The event was completely student organized, student run and student led. Senior Carolina Howland ...Full Article

Elon businesses thrive, survive in Valentine’s Day winter weather

As snow swept through the Triad area on Feb. 12 to 14, boots, bibs, sleds and snowboards flew off the shelves of C&R Ski Outdoor in Elon. While some ...Full Article

Grad school may give students competitive edge

While many students prepare to enter the work force, some will be submitting another kind of application: graduate school applications. Many students are beginning to hear back from graduate ...Full Article

Board of Aldermen detail proposed changes to downtown Elon

When it comes to downtown Elon, Alderman Mark Greene said it isn’t about the students. “If you build downtown for the students, it will fail,” Greene said. “We want ...Full Article

Physical Plant takes on snow control in February snow storm

The snow brought a three-day vacation for students, but not all members of the Elon community were so lucky. While students enjoyed sledding and snowball fights, Physical Plant employees ...Full Article

Transfer students find their best fit at Elon

As spring semester kicks into high gear, many transfer students begin getting acclimated at Elon. “I really like the smaller class sizes, I had at least 2 or 3 ...Full Article

Students write and publish book over winter term

Winter Term classes can be stressful with a tight timetable, but Elon has a group of students who fought that timetable, and now their coursework can be bought across ...Full Article

Elon tuition to increase in 2014-2015 school year

For the fourth year in a row, Elon’s undergraduate tuition will increase by less than four percent. The tuition increase is a result of a special session by the ...Full Article

SUB, SGA consider changes to annual concerts

Every year, there are two concerts at Elon. One is in the fall, and one is in the spring, but this tradition might change soon. The Student Union Board ...Full Article

Burlington Pet Adoption Center offers different kind of love for Valentine’s Day

Still looking for a Valentine this year? Luckily, it’s not too late to add an adorable, four-legged creature to your life. This Valentine’s Day, the Burlington Pet Adoption Center ...Full Article

Resident assistant seeks to inspire

More than 5,000 students attend Elon University, each with a different story of how they got here. If you head over to Wallace L. Chandler Hall, also known as ...Full Article

Evidence suppressed in United States v. Alexis Gray

A handwritten note containing plans for committing and cleaning up a murder cannot be admitted as evidence in the prosecution of United States v. Alexis Gray, due to a ...Full Article

Elon names Eboo Patel as keynote speaker for 2014 Baccalaureate

Spring semester began just a few days ago, but Elon administrators continue to plan for commencement events this upcoming May. Eboo Patel, author and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, ...Full Article

Student loans, tuition payments plague graduating seniors

Going to college isn’t getting any cheaper. In fact, Elon’s tuition has gone up more than $10,000 in the past four years. Graduating senior Destinee Pray is worried about ...Full Article

Elon students debate after Obama comments on marijuana

President Obama made headlines this week for talking about his past experiences with marijuana. In an interview with The New Yorker, Obama confessed to smoking marijuana when he was younger and ...Full Article

Mall shooting in Maryland leaves students in shock

Shoppers have returned to The Mall in Columbia today, after a gunman open fired in the Howard County, Md. mall this past weekend. Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people ...Full Article
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