News Archive

Elon students active in National Campaign eligible for new Harvard graduate scholarship

Beginning in 2014, the John C. Culver Institute of Politics Scholarship will be awarded annually with full tuition toward a graduate degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Lively student group gathers to watch presidential debate
About 60 students came together on Oct. 3 to assess the candidates and talk about Campaign 2012.
Charlotte event offered unique experience for students
A dozen Elon students attended a Sept. 3 Elon University Poll press conference and panel discussion with political experts and journalists.
Elon Poll: Romney leads in N.C. as DNC begins
With Democrats visiting Charlotte for their party's convention, Republican challenger Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama in North Carolina.
Elon launches special 2012 elections website
A new resource shares information on ways Elon University is engaging the community in the 2012 elections.
Elon joins with TurboVote to make voting easy
Elon students can still register and then vote absentee in their home states - all with a few clicks of the mouse.
Elon University in the News - Early Spring 2012
Faculty research on the Internet and North Carolina political developments earned Elon significant media attention in recent weeks.
Elon Poll: Romney trails Obama in favorability in N.C.
Conducted April 22-25, the latest Elon University Poll asked about presidential candidates, campaign finance laws and "The Buffett Rule."
Elon Poll: Two years later, N.C. sour on health care law
More state residents believe the law known as "Obamacare" will eventually make the U.S. health care system worse than it is today.
Elon Poll: Mecklenburg Co. residents support light rail, upbeat on economy
Widening existing roads and improving public transportation are what Mecklenburg County residents believe are the most effective ways to combat traffic congestion, according to the latest Elon University Poll, and two thirds of respondents support the expansion of light rail options throughout the county.
Elon Poll: Charlotte mayoral race remains wide open
Half the citizens of Mecklenburg County believe their community has gotten off on the wrong track, and though more than two thirds of Charlotte residents in the latest Elon University Poll believe the upcoming mayoral and council elections are significant, no clear frontrunner has emerged in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Pat McCrory.
Elon Poll: North Carolinians displeased with tone of 2008 campaigns
North Carolina residents believe there has been more mudslinging and negative campaigning this election season than in previous years, although most say political ads have not been helpful in selecting a candidate to endorse, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
Elon Poll: North Carolinians throwing support to Democratic Party
North Carolinians believe the Democratic Party is better able than the GOP to handle every major domestic policy issue facing the nation and now show greater levels of support for Democratic candidates in the presidential and U.S. Senate races this fall, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
Campus debate packs Whitley Auditorium
Elon University undergraduate and law students took the stage Wednesday night in a campus event that matched supporters of Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama against each other for a presidential debate on issues chosen by their peers at a recent College Coffee.
Elon National Campaign posts new clips to YouTube site
Elon Poll: Support mixed in N.C. for vouchers, stem cell research
Support for school vouchers in North Carolina remains mixed, with no majority of respondents in the latest Elon University Poll showing a strong inclination either for or against such a program.
Elon Poll: North Carolinians support financial sector bailout
Forty-eight percent of North Carolinians support the federal government’s efforts to assist banks and other financial institutions on the verge of collapse, according to the latest Elon University Poll, and more than half of respondents believe such aid will have a positive impact on the economy.
Elon Poll: North Carolinians blame GOP for economic woes
With nearly half of North Carolinians blaming the Republican Party for current economic conditions nationwide, levels of support for both the GOP and the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election have drawn even among those living in the Tar Heel State, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
Elon Poll: In N.C., GOP holds edge in presidential race
More than half of North Carolina residents have a favorable view of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, whose marks are much higher than those of Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
Elon Poll: Two out of three N.C. residents support offshore oil drilling
A majority of North Carolinians support offshore oil drilling initiatives, and nearly four out of five respondents in the latest Elon University Poll believe that supplies should be available exclusively to people living in the United States – not sold to nations overseas.
Political engagement class posts first videos to Campus Voices
Elon student contributes to CNN video at DNC
Harvard Institute urges changes to make youth voting easier
Former U.S. senator urges students to consider national service
Elon students blogging from DNC in Denver