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Masks still required indoors, proof of vaccination submission deadline approaches for returning students

The mask requirement for indoor spaces on Emory University’s campus remains in place, and its removal date is still unknown, Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair said in a July 7 interview with the Wheel. St. Clair cited the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors, waiting for [...]

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Native American scholar named second Cahoon Family Professor, part of ongoing diversification efforts

Emory College named historian and filmmaker Malinda Maynor Lowery, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, as the second Cahoon Family Professor in American History. Lowery will become the History Department’s only scholar of the history of Indigenous people in the U.S. Coming from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lowery has served as [...]

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School of Medicine offers formal apology to Dr. Marion Hood

In 1959, Dr. Marion G. Hood received a letter denying him consideration for admission from the Emory School of Medicine because he is Black. The school hosted a conversation with Hood in Convocation Hall June 17 to apologize for the school’s discrimination against Hood and other Black applicants who were denied a chance of admission [...]

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