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Elon DPT student delivers backpack advice for FOX 8's 'House Call'

Brooke Powell, a third-year student in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, offered advice to parents about how to reduce the likelihood their children's backpacks will cause back or posture problems. 

USA Today College highlights Elon initiative

The article focused on the work of SPARKS Peer Educators to help teach students about healthy relationships and decision-making.  

In My Words: Subterranean Southern Homesick Blues (And Grays)

Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the complexity of Southern heritage.

In My Words: The unstoppable force of artificial intelligence vs. the immovable object of capitalism

Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that advances in artificial intelligence require regulation. 

Elon gets top national honors for student success programs in annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Elon is the nation’s only university recognized for excellence in eight academic programs that promote student success.


Elon earns national recognition, #1 rankings in 2018 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges”

Elon is the #1 master’s university in the South and the national leader in academic programs that lead to student success.‚Äč

N.C. media cite Elon Law expert in coverage of DACA

Assistant Professor Heather Scavone, director of Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, shared insights with news outlets on Sept. 5, 2017, that covered changes to the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.   

In My Words: It’s time to remove memorials that erase our past

Raj Andrew Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that Confederate monuments have failed in accurately reflecting history and as moral symbols.

Irons offers insights for discussion about Confederate statues, race relations

Charles Irons, professor of history, was recently cited in an article about the Confederate statue debate that ran in more than 30 media outlets, and he participated in a panel discussion about local race relations that generated media coverage. 

Elon academic programs earn recognition in 2018 USA Today and College Factual “Best Colleges” ranking

Elon University earns 35 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. The rankings were released by USA Today, College Factual and Google News. 

In My Words: Shine the light of journalism on white supremacists

Associate Professor of Communications Rich Landesberg writes in this column for the Elon Writers Syndicate that now is the time to support journalists so they can keep the spotlight on white supremacists. 

In My Words: Learn the science before passing judgment on human genetic modification

Associate Professor of Biology Dave Gammon writes about advances in the modification of the human genome, and how best to process the implications. 

In My Words: Dispatches from the front

Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey C. Pugh writes about his experience as a counterprotestor in Charlottesville, Virginia, the hatred he experienced and what he believes was driving it.

Playbill recognizes Elon as one of its 'Broadway Top 10'

The venerable performing arts publication listed Elon as one of the 10 most represented colleges on Broadway during the 2017-18 season.

Phi Beta Kappa publication highlights 'Read on Elon' program

"Read on Elon" is a program sponsored by Elon University's Phi Beta Kappa chapter that brings together students, faculty and staff to read and discuss a selection of books.