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Yesterday | Burlington Times News

Elon professor testifies she felted threatened by ACSO

An Elon University professor and member of a group advocating for better treatment of Hispanics by law enforcement moved her family out of Alamance County in 2011 because she believed the Sheriff's Office was threatening her.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, US News, Alamance, NC

Yesterday | The Charlotte Observer

Constangy to retire as Mecklenburg judge Aug. 31

William "Bill" Constangy, a Mecklenburg County judge for more than a quarter-century, will retired Aug. 31, court officials say.


Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Duke University

Monday | Burlington Times News

N.C. jobless rate inches up

North Carolina's unemployment rate inched higher for July as the state's labor force declined by nearly 15,000 over the course of a month, state officials said Monday.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

News Observer

Doing Better: Common Ground retreats teach students how to talk and listen

At a time when political and civic debate too often involves talking over or around each other, it is inspiring to learn of efforts, based here in North Carolina, to prepare young people to talk – and listen – closely to one another.


Related Topix: Bucknell University, Wake Forest University

Burlington Times News

The future of artificial intelligence

By 2025, artificial intelligence and robotics will leave most of us unemployed - or not - according to a survey of experts detailed in the third report from Elon University and Pew Research.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Business Journal

Elon Law names first dean of experiential learning and leadership

Continuing its effort to offer law students more opportunities to experience the practice of law during their legal education, Elon University School of Law this week announced the addition of Faith Rivers James as the school's first associate dean of experiential learning and leadership.


Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, Northeastern University

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?

About a month back, Katie Nash, special-collections librarian and archivist at Elon University, told one of her student assistants to sort through, and flatten, a stack of old maps.


Burlington Times News

Around the Schools

The class of 2014 graduating from the Alamance-Burlington School System won $16.4 million in scholarships - the most ever, according to ABSS.


Related Topix: Alamance, NC, Xavier University, Wake Forest University, University of South Carolina

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Burlington Times News

Burlington, county lag behind neighbors in high-speed internet service

Greensboro was recently selected for high-speed Internet through AT&T, and several cities in the Triangle are in the running for faster Internet through Google Fiber.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, North Carolina, Carrboro, NC

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Burlington Times News

Elon construction aimed at learning outside lecture halls

When students come back to Elon University in the next couple of weeks they will find - as it seems they do every year - new buildings and new ways of doing things on campus.


Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Island Packet

Banks, Fernandez

Jill Banks and John Fernandez of Bluffton were married June 20, 2014, on Amelia Island, Fla.


Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, University of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Jackson Sun

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Experts divided on robotic world Will wealthy live in 'walled cities' in midst of mass unemployment? Check out this story on The iCub robot tries to catch a ball in 2013 during the Innorobo European summit, an event dedicated to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Burlington Times News

Elon lounge hopes atmosphere, tasty beverages mean success

The Elon Oak House, 112 N. Williamson Ave. and in the former Town Table spot, is a gourmet coffeehouse, craft beer and wine lounge, and co-owners Phil Smith and Ryan Vet used the crowd sourcing website Kickstarter to solicit the last part of the funding to open the "unique space."


Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Absolute Auction- 300 acre Alamance County (Gibsonville), NC Farm - August 29th at

This is a beautiful working farm! There is a perfect combination or hay fields, crop land, grazing land and wooded forest.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Agriculture, Science, Gibsonville, NC, Altamahaw-Ossipee, NC

New Pew Report; Maybe The Robots Will Steal All Our Jobs And Maybe...

There's a new report out from Pew and Elon University looking at the question of whether the robots and AIs are going to come and steal all our jobs in the near future.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Burlington Times News

Elon nearly ready to unveil renovated town park

When the town of Elon took over the then-Morgan Place Park in 2008, bits of the original yellow and blue playground equipment were rusted through while weeds forced themselves up through cracks in the nearby basketball court.


Wed Aug 06, 2014

Justices Asked to Revive N.C.'s 'Choose Life' Tags

North Carolina state legislators want the U.S. Supreme Court to review a February appeals court decision that blocked the state from issuing a "Choose Life" specialty license plate without offering drivers a pro-choice alternative.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, North Carolina, Alternative, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Roll Call

No Consensus Among Experts on the Net Job Cost of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

Technology experts and industry executives are almost evenly divided on whether advances in robotics and artificial intelligence will cause a net loss of jobs in the next decade, according to a report from the Pew Research Center and Elon University in North Carolina.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

Two men have pleaded no contest to stealing part of the Porsche in which "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker died.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Fast & Furious, Paul Walker, Science, Computer Science

Live Science

The Robot Economy: Will Machines Take Your Job by 2025?

From driving cars to caring for the elderly, many of the tasks humans perform today will soon be taken over by robots and other forms of artificial intelligence, experts say.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Elon, NC