Elon Poll survey finds North Carolina voters’ support for Trump dwindling near 100-day mark

By Christina Elias As the end of President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days in office comes to a close, news media and pollsters are increasingly focusing on his historically low favorability ratings. Since he won North Carolina in the November general election, his ratings among the state’s constituents have fallen, according to a new … Continue reading Elon Poll survey finds North Carolina voters’ support for Trump dwindling near 100-day mark

Faced with limitations after release, ex-offenders forced to circumvent restrictions

By Christina Elias After 35 years in and out of prisons and jails, it took a near-death experience and religious intervention to separate Tommy Purcell from alcohol in January 2009. When Purcell sobered up, he didn’t know what to do first. So when he went looking for a job to help pay his child support, … Continue reading Faced with limitations after release, ex-offenders forced to circumvent restrictions

New York Times photojournalist urges active pursuit of career goals

By Christina Elias Al Drago's never went through a mid-college crisis – doubting his major and questioning his path in life – during his four years at Elon University. He considers himself "lucky" in the journalism world because he has known what he wanted to do since he was 16: take pictures. Drago, a 2015 Elon alumnus … Continue reading New York Times photojournalist urges active pursuit of career goals

LIVE BLOG: Daniel Gilbert delivers Elon’s Spring Convocation

By Christina Elias Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His TED Talk, "The Science of Happiness," is one of the most popular on the TED website. Gilbert is also the author of The New York Times bestseller "Stumbling on Happiness." The following are live updates from Alumni Gym, where Gilbert … Continue reading LIVE BLOG: Daniel Gilbert delivers Elon’s Spring Convocation

Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

By Christina Elias When Iliana Brodsky woke up on the day of the most important auditions of her high school career, her voice was gone. So she did what most singers would: she pretended nothing was wrong. “I couldn’t speak,” Brodsky said. “I couldn’t even whisper. Nothing was happening. And I did what you were … Continue reading Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

By Christina Elias For artist-turned-journalist Molly Crabapple, art has given her a voice in a world overloaded with messages from all directions. “Since I was four years old, I have drawn pictures," Crabapple said. "Art is both my obsession and my dream. My sketchbook is how I consume the world. I have been a working … Continue reading Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

Journalist warns of dangers, bleak future of little-known sand industry

Multimedia reporting by Christina Elias Freelance journalist Vince Beiser has been traveling the world and dodging mafias on a mission to find sand. During his visit to Elon University Feb. 27, he spoke to students about the investigative work he's been doing in various parts of the world to uncover the mega-industry that has been … Continue reading Journalist warns of dangers, bleak future of little-known sand industry

Elon community responds to president’s resignation

By Christina Elias President Leo Lambert has announced his plan to step down, launching a yearlong search for the ninth president of Elon University. Lambert made the announcement in an email to the Elon community around 8 a.m. Monday morning. His email included a video message about the transition that will happen over the next … Continue reading Elon community responds to president’s resignation

Spring Convocation to feature psychologist Daniel Gilbert

By Christina Elias Social psychologist Daniel Gilbert will headline Elon University’s Spring Convocation March 30. Gilbert is a professor at Harvard University and is known for his 2006 book “Stumbling on Happiness” and multiple TED Talks. According to Dan Anderson, vice president for university communications, Gilbert is “widely known for his research into having a … Continue reading Spring Convocation to feature psychologist Daniel Gilbert