College Implements Online Course Evaluations

Emory College of Arts and Sciences is implementing digital course evaluations this semester. The previous evaluation process was outdated because evaluation papers were often misplaced or crumpled and needed labor to process the Scantron sheets, according to the College’s Director of Institutional Research Lane DeNicola and Assistant University Registrar Kait Tracy. “[With the old process], [...]

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Student Board Proposes ‘College Recess’

Members of the College Dean’s Student Advisory Board are pushing for a periodic social gathering for College students called a “College Recess.” The proposal was discussed at a Sept. 21 Student Advisory Board meeting, a forum held with College Dean Michael A. Elliott, Senior Associate Director of Academic Support Programs Tammy Kim and seven student [...]

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Emory Partners with Walmart for Health Care Plan

Emory Healthcare and Walmart announced a collaboration in a new Accountable Care Plan (ACP) that will serve Walmart associates in the Atlanta area last Thursday. The plan aims to lower costs for patients while providing highly coordinated quality health care, according to an April 19 Emory News Center press release. Associates at 55 Walmart, Sam’s [...]

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Whole Foods CEO Sparks Conversation on Meat Consumption

Whole Foods Co-founder and CEO John Mackey participated in a debate on April 10 with students on the ethics of meat consumption. About 212 people attended the debate, which was open to the public. Mackey, along with The Good Food Institute Co-founder and CEO Bruce Friedrich, argued that eating meat is unhealthy and touted the [...]

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Emory Administrators Talk Value of Interdisciplinary Humanities

University President Claire E. Sterk, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dwight A. McBride and former Provost Earl Lewis discussed the importance of interdisciplinary humanities in higher education at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference on March 26. Despite pressure for students to pursue pre-professional tracks, the speakers emphasized that interdisciplinary humanities provide valuable skills [...]

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