Elon University alumnus offers hopeful future to communications students

By Christina Elias For Al Drago, Trying out different majors questioning his path in life was never a part of Al Drago's college experience when he attended Elon University from 2011 to 2015. He considers himself "lucky" in the journalism world because he has known what he wanted to do since he was 16: take pictures. … Continue reading Elon University alumnus offers hopeful future to communications students

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

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

By Christina Elias For artist and journalist Molly Crabapple, art has given her a voice in a world overloaded with messages from all directions. Crabapple spoke at Elon University Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the LaRose Digital Theatre in Koury Business Center.  During her presentation, “The Connection Between Art and Politics,” she touched on … 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 Day perceptions vary across community

By Christina Elias Each spring, Elon University hosts Elon Day, a day to celebrate Elon's accomplishments and encourage alumni and community partners to donate to further initiatives. According to Keren Rivas, assistant director of alumni communications for University Communications, Elon Day began on the 125th anniversary of Elon's founding. The trend in recent years is … Continue reading Elon Day perceptions vary across community

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

High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

Dozens from Burlington area attend to support Muslim community By Christina Elias People from throughout the Burlington area gathered at 7 p.m. Thursday night to participate in a prayer vigil at the local masjid, where attendees formed a circle around the mosque, holding votive candles to light up the chilly night. Before the vigil began, … Continue reading High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought

By Christina Elias Getting together to discuss the end of the world might not seem like the ideal way to spend a weekend for most people, but for those on Elon University’s campus next week, that’s one of their options. The Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (CSRCS) is sponsoring a … Continue reading The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought