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North Carolina rap-rocker returns at Fat Frogg

For 18 years Sunny Ledfurd has traveled the country alongside artists such as Kid Rock, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert and Corey Smith. Now, he’s come home. Raised in Cramerton, N.C., Ledfurd returned to his roots to play a show at The Fat Frogg Oct. 8. Music has been a part of his life for as […]

Dave Barry jokes, ‘The future? Forget about it’ at Fall Convocation

He’s driven the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. He’s spoken to Barbara Bush. He’s the namesake of a sewage-lifting station in North Dakota.  He’s rocked out with Stephen King. He’s also won a Pulitzer Prize. Columnist Dave Barry described these accomplishments to students, faculty, staff and alumni at Elon University’s Fall Convocation and the 2011 Baird Pulitzer […]

Elon graduate named executive VP of marketing at MGM

He was a tour guide, a lacrosse player and a Lambda Chi Alpha founding father. He was once an Elon University student finding his way. Now, Doug Finberg, Class of 1994, was named the executive vice president of marketing at MGM on Sept. 6. He manages corporate communications and marketing for the studio that produced “The […]

LGBTQ issues on television can be positive

“They’re just friends.” This is the point the producers of “Sesame Street” insisted in response to an online petition to bring characters Bert and Ernie together in holy matrimony. In August, more than 10,000 people signed the document requesting that PBS host a wedding ceremony for the long-time roommates. Was this group asking the children’s […]

Reporter relives immigration investigation

Blood stained the streets of Buenos Aires. After two journalists were murdered for telling the truth, a girl in Argentina vowed to follow in their footsteps. Now a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Sonia Nazario can say she fulfilled her promise. And by revealing the truth behind the exodus of thousands of migrants fleeing […]

Summer internship instills empathy, direction

Out of 600 applicants, fewer than 75 were chosen. The summer internship is a coveted part of the undergraduate education. For junior Caroline Pittard, a position at Youth Villages was more than a line on her resume. “I wasn’t before, but now I’m interested in working with kids, maybe foster kids or kids that have […]

Dating platform launches at Elon University

DateMySchool, an online meeting and dating platform for university students and alumni, launched at Elon on Aug. 17. The site, founded by Columbia University MBA classmates Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, aims to connect academically driven, time-constrained students attending the same school or different schools within the same geographic area. “Members understand, trust and relate […]