Archive | August, 2012

Elon University Poll teaches students about democracy

Elon University students participated in the Elon University Poll last week, in hopes of gaging opinion of North Carolina voters regarding the upcoming presidential election. But for many students, the chance to engage with the community and participate in a cornerstone of democracy was invaluable experience in both their academic and professional development. “As a […]

Local supply drive collects thousands for homeless

For more than 600 students in the Alamance-Burlington School System, this back to school season is a little bit better. A collection organized by Elon University encouraged the community to buy and donate school supplies, depositing them in designated collection boxes on campus in August. “Hundreds of people donated thousands of items and student volunteers […]

University common reading focus on religion, politics

Once again, the Elon University common reading program has prepared a series of campus events related to diverse perspectives and commentary on key issues. This year’s selection, “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers, was assigned to all incoming students in hopes of spurring critical thinking and opportunities for discussion and reflection, and connection to current events. According […]