Author: Claire Fenton

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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GSGA Lecture Seeks to Bring Indigenous Cultures to the Fore

As part of the ongoing celebration surrounding Native American Heritage Month at Emory, the Graduate Student Government Association hosted a discussion about indigenous allyship on Nov. 12 with Monique Tyndall, a tribal archivist for the Wisconsin Menominee Indian Tribe. The event, moderated by Emory alumna Klamath Henry (19C), focused on the intricacies of indigenous heritage [...]

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Anderson Traces History of Black Voter Suppression, Dispels Myths

The Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson sought to dispel common myths surrounding voter suppression during an interview on Oct. 26 with Carol Henderson, Emory’s chief diversity officer and the vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion. The Emory University Center for Ethics hosted the discussion, which centered around Anderson’s book, “One [...]

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Mass Incarceration Conversation Series Continues Focus on Reshaping Black History

“We are still actively waiting for justice for Breonna Taylor.” Emory Assistant Professor of African American History Carl Suddler’s opening remarks during the second event in the Department of History series on racism, injustice and incarceration in the U.S. reminded attendees that the criminal justice system is broken.  The virtual Zoom event, which centered around [...]

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