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Hurricane Florence: Update from President Connie Ledoux Book

President Book offers this video message as the Elon community returns to campus following Hurricane Florence, which devastated the coastal areas of North Carolina and South Carolina and has caused widespread and catastrophic flooding. 

In My Words: Conservative voices needed in climate policy discussions

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon says that the climate policy debate needs voices and principles from across the political spectrum. 

Resources for tracking Hurricane Florence

For those not on campus or outside the area as Hurricane Florence approaches, here is a list of various resources to help track how the storm is impacting Elon. 

Elon leads the nation in student success programs in annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Elon is recognized for excellence in all eight high-impact curricular and co-curricular academic programs highlighted in the nation’s top-selling college guide.


Elon earns three #1 rankings in U.S. News & World Report's “America’s Best Colleges” 2019

Elon is the top-ranked master’s university in the South and the #1 university for teaching and innovation.‚Äč

Stansberry weighs in on social media regulation debate in Capital Tonight appearance

Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of communications, was a guest on the statewide news program from Spectrum News for a discussion about political censorship on social media. 

In My Words: On World Humanitarian Day, honor aid workers

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro honors the work performed by humanitarian aid workers around the world on Aug. 19, World Humanitarian Day. 

In My Words: A free press is essential to democracy

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dean Rochelle Ford of the School of Communications makes the argument that the freedom of the press is a cornerstone of a free society. 

FOX News features Husser's insights on N.C. redistricting court battle

Jason Husser, associate professor of political science and director of the Elon University Poll, offered his thoughts on the implications from a recent court ruling in the lawsuit challenging the state's Congressional districts. 

Landesberg featured in WXII report on the late Sen. John McCain

The local NBC affiliate featured Rich Landesberg, associate professor of communications, who recounted how as a college student he was assigned to interview the late Arizona senator. 

Elon Poll: Relationships with mentors, friends have powerful impact on college experience

A new Elon University Poll finds of more than 4,000 college graduates finds that building relationships is key to positive perceptions of the undergraduate experience.

Elon earns top national marks in study abroad, career services and more in 2019 Princeton Review college guide

“The Best 384 Colleges” guide ranks Elon University as the #2 “best-run” college in the country.


In My Words: Trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Religious Studies Rebecca Todd Peters writes about the moral decisions that women make about their families. 

The Conversation: How free should speech on campus be?

In this piece written for The Conversation, President Connie Ledoux Book joins the presidents of the University of Washington and Bowdoin College in reflecting how free speech should be treated on college campuses. 

Mashable article on impact of 'horrible news' on civic engagement features Usry

Kaye Usry, instructor in political science and policy studies, drew from her research into how personal trauma may impact political and civic involvement.