Employing Emory’s Optimistic Spirit

The greatest gift Emory gave me was an optimistic spirit. At Emory, every life path seems possible if you work hard enough for it. While I was here, I explored, I tinkered, I reveled in the curiosity Emory imbued me with. College taught me that things are never as easy as they look and that [...]

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Explaining the Greek Crisis

Nationwide and at Emory, many Greek life members are upset with the way they are perceived and treated. A discontentment has arisen because Greek communities’ are facing severe criticism and the defenses provided by Greek leadership don’t align with members expectations. In my experience, people join Greek organizations because they relate to the culture and [...]

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Emory’s War on Greek Life

Starting around 2013, Emory’s administration embarked on an initiative to reform the Greek system. In a Jan. 31 interview, Dean of Student Life Ajay Nair stated his goal was to “create a sustainable future” for Greek life. Nair arrived at Emory in 2012, the same time Emory began this initiative. As a member of Beta [...]

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When Grades Didn’t Matter

Paul Nitze would have made a terrible Emory student. While he was a student at Harvard (Mass.), he decided to skip the final exam for his economics class so that he could attend a party in Rhode Island. He received a zero and failed the class. When asked about it later, he said, “In those [...]

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2016: The Year We Were Stuck

It’s 2016 and America feels stuck. It’s not that we can’t move; it’s that we can’t agree on which direction we should move. We have resorted to rehashing the safest political and cultural ideals, almost as if the entire nation is kicking the can down the road on the biggest questions of what values we [...]

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