Articles by Eric Townsend

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“Blessing of the Animals” honors Elon pets

October 4, 2007

“Tinkerbell” and “Sir Winston” and “Pocahontas” may not have been around themselves, but with owners clutching photos of their beloved critters, the blessing counted just the same. Three dozen people gathered outside Whitley Auditorium on Oct. 4 for Elon University’s annual “Blessing of the Animals” in honor of the Catholic feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Das, DeLoach research on grooming featured in Bloomberg News

October 4, 2007

Tina Das and Steve DeLoach in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business had their economic research featured in an Oct. 3, 2007, column by Matthew Lynn with Bloomberg News. The two professors discovered a link between the amount of time someone spends on appearance and how it impacts their wages.

Elon University Poll finds low support for Bush in North Carolina

October 1, 2007

Nearly two out of three North Carolinians – 65 percent – disapprove of the way President George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq, according to the latest Elon University Poll. The percentage is a slight improvement for the president since April, when 70 percent of the respondents expressed unhappiness with his management of the conflict. Details...

Moon astronaut teaches that great successes means taking risks

October 1, 2007

The tallest hurdles to future space exploration is a “complacency and lack of clear commitment," said retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon and an Elon University speaker for students and grandparents at the start of Family Weekend. Details…

Apollo 11 astronaut to visit Elon on Sept. 28

September 28, 2007

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, visits campus Sept. 28 to talk with grandparents of current Elon students about his experiences during the historic lunar landing. Details…