Students Take Advantage of Empty Campus Over the Holidays

While the holidays often conjure up images of bustling stores, family time and fragrant kitchens, students who spent this holiday season on Emory’s Clairmont campus experienced a vastly different reality. In this nearly two-month-long break, some found community and inspiration, others found isolation and boredom. All agreed, however, that the paucity of students made for [...]

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Joy, Relief, Surprise: Class of 2025 ED I Admits Celebrate Acceptances

Amid a raging pandemic killing thousands by the day, happiness and hope have been hard to find. But last week, hundreds of high school students experienced a rare taste of normalcy: being accepted into their first choice college. “I was so surprised I got into Emory,” Tallulah Story (25C), a QuestBridge Scholar from Maui, Hawaii, [...]

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Early Decision I Applications Grow by 8%

The Class of 2025 welcomed 769 new members to Emory University on Dec. 9 through the first round of Early Decision applications. Even amid public health and economic complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University received 1,975 early decision applications, an 8% increase from last year. The College admitted 614 students and Oxford [...]

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Emory Fundraises $45 Million Post Pandemic, Prepares for Second Capital Campaign Phase

Prior to appointing University President Gregory L. Fenves in April, the Presidential Selection Committee released a prospectus in March detailing the most important goals and challenges for the future president to tackle. With input from Emory faculty, staff and students, the objectives were “designed to shape the university’s advance from excellence to eminence.”  University President [...]

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As Leave of Absence Rate Doubles, Students Reflect on Gap Semesters

During the fall of 2018, 61 Emory students took a leave of absence. In fall 2019, there were 70. That number jumped to 136 this semester, according to the Office of Undergraduate Education. Although students must provide justification for taking leaves of absence, Emory does not collect data on those who chose to do so [...]

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