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Goizueta MBA Student Commemorates John Lewis, Founds Case Competition

Esteemed civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis would have turned 81 on Feb. 21, the first birthday since his death on July 17, 2020. Lewis represented Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District, including Emory’s Atlanta campus, and frequently visited campus as a guest lecturer or to meet with students and faculty.  To honor Lewis’ legacy, the [...]

Going the Distance: How Student Couples Are Making It Work

From communication impediments and fears about growing apart, long-distance relationships have taken a severe hit within the last year. Many couples still don’t know when they’ll be able to meet in person again.  Solomon Kim (24C) and his girlfriend Carina. (Solomon Kim) Despite the trials and tribulations, Solomon Kim (24C) has faced the reality of [...]

The Untold Advantages of Becoming an Early Riser or Night Owl

One of the most intimidating aspects of college is time management. How does one organize their schedule perfectly? How do people get all their work done? How can I get a workout in? And is it even possible to see my loved ones?  Busy mornings or late afternoon class schedules often force a choice between [...]

PopSockets Founder and Alum David Barnett on Failure and Resilience

Products that enhance user experiences have become ubiquitous and indispensable. In 2018, the burgeoning mobile phone accessories market in the U.S. amassed $28.52 billion and has continued to boom since.  For former philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and entrepreneur David Barnett (92C), creating the infamous PopSocket wasn’t a conscious decision, rather, [...]

Black Student Entrepreneurs Conquer Fashion, Fitness

While juggling classes and extracurriculars, some Emory students are also tackling entrepreneurship. Boutique owner Trinity Peacock (25C), fitness trainer Damon Ross Jr. (22C) and custom clothing designer Lyric Vinson (23B) have all launched Black-owned small businesses. While browsing Instagram in the beginning of quarantine, Vinson discovered social media users reselling thrifted and used clothing. She [...]

Campus Life Staff Offer Mental Health Tips for the Spring

As the second week of the spring kicks off, staff members of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) and Recreation & Wellness are still seeing students weather the same virtual classrooms and stressors from the fall, only this time amid even more staggering COVID-19 case numbers. Confined to small living [...]

Cat Burglars of Emory: Where Are the Campus Cats Going?

For those who have stepped foot on campus the past few years, they undoubtedly have been welcomed by an unexpected furry group of the Emory community: cats. Within the last year, however, students have noticed these cats become more lively. Approximately 20 in total, these friendly felines spend most of their time around the exit [...]

Be Mine: Top Valentine’s Day Treats

As department stores fill aisles with shades of red and pink for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, there are more than enough options to choose from if you’re thinking of buying a sweet for someone special in your life, or for yourself. To save you the money and calories of trying to find the ultimate sweet, [...]

How Alumni Marketed the COVID-19 Human Vaccine Trials

Representing the best chance at a return to normalcy, the Pfizer N-BioTech and Moderna vaccines have come to symbolize a source of light after nearly an entire year of darkness. Convincing people to participate in the human trials, however, was key to ensuring the vaccines were safe and effective.  The Emory Vaccine Clinic (EVC), which [...]

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EMORY LIFE

Dorm Room Gardener Brings 70 Plants, Community to Oxford

Vines trail the window sill, leaves crowd out desk space and dozens of pots sit peacefully on an extra bed. Housing a total of 70 plants, Natalie Rodriguez-Ema’s (21Ox) dorm is doubling as a greenhouse this semester. Rodriguez-Ema started indoor gardening as a quarantine hobby last June. What began then with a Calathea Medallion and [...]

Four Simple Changes for a More Efficient Workspace

Since everything we do revolves around sitting at a desk with a computer, it’s imperative to make a workspace efficient. One should treat their workspace like a sacred area — all sorts of distractions can drag out the simplest of tasks. To better navigate a world of online responsibilities, here are four simple changes you [...]

5 Online Clothing Websites to Fuel Pandemic Shopping Addictions

With the closure of many clothing stores and limited capacity in those that remain open, online shopping has taken center stage. This, in combination with our tendency to fantasize about a COVID-free world where we are all style icons, has led to a phenomenon I like to call “online shopping for the future.” If you’re [...]

What Black History Month Means to Black Emory Faculty

When Dr. Grant S. Shockley joined the Candler School of Theology in 1970, he was the University’s first Black professor. In his wake, Black faculty members have helped transform Emory into the illustrious institution it is today. To commemorate these leaders and Black History Month, which was created by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 [...]

Goizueta MBA Student Commemorates John Lewis, Founds Case Competition

Esteemed civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis would have turned 81 on Feb. 21, the first birthday since his death on July 17, 2020. Lewis represented Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District, including Emory’s Atlanta campus, and frequently visited campus as a guest lecturer or to meet with students and faculty.  To honor Lewis’ legacy, the [...]

Going the Distance: How Student Couples Are Making It Work

From communication impediments and fears about growing apart, long-distance relationships have taken a severe hit within the last year. Many couples still don’t know when they’ll be able to meet in person again.  Solomon Kim (24C) and his girlfriend Carina. (Solomon Kim) Despite the trials and tribulations, Solomon Kim (24C) has faced the reality of [...]

The Untold Advantages of Becoming an Early Riser or Night Owl

One of the most intimidating aspects of college is time management. How does one organize their schedule perfectly? How do people get all their work done? How can I get a workout in? And is it even possible to see my loved ones?  Busy mornings or late afternoon class schedules often force a choice between [...]

PopSockets Founder and Alum David Barnett on Failure and Resilience

Products that enhance user experiences have become ubiquitous and indispensable. In 2018, the burgeoning mobile phone accessories market in the U.S. amassed $28.52 billion and has continued to boom since.  For former philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and entrepreneur David Barnett (92C), creating the infamous PopSocket wasn’t a conscious decision, rather, [...]

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