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News and Observer: Enlarged committee makes Wendell closed meeting legal

February 25, 2010

From the Raleigh News and Observer (2/21/10): Two town commissioners who met last month with a Wake County economic development official held another closed-door meeting this month, this time with property owners who own land in an area the town wants to turn into an office park.

Elon University earns fourth consecutive presidential honor roll for service

February 25, 2010

Elon University has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a national leader in service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National & Community Service named the university this week to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for exemplary service efforts to America's communities.

Former Elon faculty member named president of The American University of Afghanistan

February 25, 2010

C. Michael Smith, a faculty member in Elon's English department from 1968 to 1970, will be the next president of The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in Kabul. Smith is a longtime leader of international higher education and previously served as president of the American University of Nigeria and oversaw accreditation of 30 universities in the United Arab Emirates. He was recently featured in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article.