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King Week Advocacy Webinar Talks State Lobbying

An advocacy webinar focusing on lobbying state legislatures closed out Emory’s first day of online King Week programming, with panelists discussing how to leverage expertise in state-level policy change. The Emory Alumni Association and the Office of Government and Community Affairs partnered to host the event, with Assistant Vice President of State Affairs Kallarin Mackey [...]

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Emory Scientists Predict COVID-19 May Become Another Common Cold

In just a few years, COVID-19 may become a mild, widely circulated disease much like common colds, an analysis led by Emory postdoctoral fellow Jennie Lavine (05C) found. Lavine, alongside Pennsylvania State University Entomology Professor Ottar Bjornstad and Emory Biology Professor Rustom Antia, developed a model to predict the conditions under which an emerging coronavirus [...]

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Carol Anderson: White Rage Sparked Capitol Attack

Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson explained how white rage contributed to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol at a panel hosted by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), a think tank with the purpose of connecting academics, policy makers and activists to confront inequality.   The virtual event on [...]

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Emory Political Scientists: High Voter Turnout Led to Ossoff, Warnock Victories

Democratic victories swept the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs as Senator-elect Jon Ossoff overcame Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Senator-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), enabling Democratic control of the Senate for the first time since 2014.  Loeffler conceded defeat to Warnock on Thursday and Perdue conceded on Friday, officially terminating their senatorial [...]

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University to Vaccinate Select Faculty, Staff and Students

In a University-wide email sent on Jan. 6, Emory announced it will invite faculty, staff and learners “whose work includes direct patient care under the currently authorized Tier 1A” to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   The email, sent by Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair, is the University’s first announcement regarding its [...]

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