Professor Spotlight: Mark Risjord

Dr. Mark Risjord is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and has a faculty appointment in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina. He was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Emory University Center [...]

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Since 1982: Carter’s Long History with Emory

 Like many others, College freshman Laura Briggs was starstruck on last Wednesday by simply being in the same building as former President of the United States Jimmy Carter. “I felt famous by association,” she wrote in an email to the Wheel. While many freshmen had their first taste of Emory’s connection to Carter at the 34th annual Carter Town Hall, the University has [...]

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From Freshmen to First-Years: Why Emory Made the Change

Julia Munslow/Asst. Arts and Entertainment Editor For College freshman Rachel Chon, being called a “freshman” was something she assumed was a rite of passage. Complex Hall Vice President and College freshman Elena Margarella, on the other hand, feels the term carries a negative connotation. Despite varying opinions about its use and purpose, the term freshman [...]

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Same-Sex Partner Employee Benefits Spark Debate

With the passage of the historic June 26 Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, which declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right across the United States, some employers are now rethinking the employment benefits previously afforded to same-sex domestic partners (SSDPs). The term SSDP applies to same-sex couples in committed, mutually responsible relationships, and, prior to the [...]

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