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Inauguration performers announced, receive mixed reaction

  Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will be headlining a performance Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony, which some say is overshadowed by celebrity appearances. College students are expected to be excited by popular artists, but some find the guests off-putting. “It makes no difference to me who’s performing at the […]

Online education challenges traditional classroom

With the cost of higher education still skyrocketing, alternatives to traditional university courses are becoming increasingly sought after. Massive open online courses, MOOCs, are rapidly becoming cost-effective options for supplementary learning. In addition to the flexibility and reduced cost of online learning, those who turn to the Internet to connect with professors and students are […]

Legalizing marijuana unlikely to affect colleges

Washington and Colorado voters recently legalized recreational use of marijuana, initiating a national debate. Should North Carolina follow suit and allow adults 21 and older to buy up to an ounce of dried marijuana, college campuses in the area are unlikely to see big changes. But Elon University students, staff and visitors disagreed on the […]

New York Times columnist links fathers and politics

As a Pulitzer Award winning columnist born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, she has seen it all. Maureen Dowd has played golf with George Bush, negotiated with security at the Washington Monument and gave the first season of Mad Men to President Barack Obama as a gift. She knows the political panorama inside […]

Economy, Obamacare top issues during first 100 days

Elon University students and faculty agree–the president sworn into office come January will have a lot on his plate. Whether the hand on the bible belongs to President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney, the top priority in the first 100 days will be reviving the economy, while Romney is also expected to deal with […]

Feministing blog founder speaks about movement

When asked what she did for a living on night in a bar, Jessica Valenti replied honestly —professional feminist. The man standing next to her responded somewhat typically. He lifted her elbow and inspected her underarm, searching for the stereotypical trademark of feminism. “It’s just kind of amazing and hilarious to me that these stereotypes […]

Chick-Fil-A veto upheld, Elon University campus remains divided

After a 21-20 vote from the Elon University Student Government Association Senate tonight, president Darien Flowers’ veto of the proposed legislation has been upheld. But students remain split regarding the decision to veto the resolution banning Chick-Fil-A from campus. The resolution, which passed in a vote by the SGA Senate 35-11 Oct. 12, weighed on […]

Students, alumni feeding a solution to global hunger

What started in Raleigh more than 13 years ago and moved across the globe has returned once again to its North Carolina roots. Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization, made its annual visit to Elon University in partnership with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning to package 55,000 meals for children and their families. […]