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Latinx students, faculty strive to expand community knowledge at Emory

For many of Emory University’s Latin American students, a small room in the basement of the Alumni Memorial Union Center (AMUC) is a second home. The space, marked by bright blue and orange walls and an assortment of snacks, is dubbed Centro Latinx and facilitates students gathering regularly to study, eat or talk and hold [...]

Oxford College welcomes first spring start class to campus

For the first time in 186 years since the school has been open, Oxford College welcomed a cohort of 50 students on Jan. 11. Every year, Oxford received approximately 20,000 applicants for about 500 available spots. Oxford began accepting spring admits to retain more highly-qualified applicants, Dean of Enrollment Services Kelley Lips wrote in a [...]

Black Panther Party co-founder shares legacy of political activism

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Emory University hosted a week-long virtual celebration that honored the life and legacy of the American civil rights movement.  The Department of African American Studies’ annual keynote address featured co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale. The Jan. 18 event highlighted the birth [...]

Emory to resume in-person learning at the end of January

Emory University announced Thursday it will return to in-person learning on Jan. 31. All undergraduate, graduate and professional classes will resume in-person instruction on that date.  The decision was informed by current public health guidance around the highly transmissible Omicron variant, according to the email announcement from Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir [...]

Biden, Harris’ Atlanta visit sparks voting rights conversation

“Here in Georgia, for years, we’ve done the hard work of democracy,” President Joe Biden told the crowd at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited Atlanta on Jan. 11 to discuss the importance of voting rights. In the wake of Georgia's voting issues in the 2020 election and the [...]

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Emory will move to yellow operating status

Emory University will return to a yellow operating status on Jan. 31, according to a Tuesday email announcement from Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair. Campus operated at a “modified” yellow operating status for almost all of the fall semester.  “The yellow operating condition will help limit [...]

Emory students share experiences from virtual semester start

Although Emory University announced earlier this month that students would return to in person classes on Jan. 31, the remote start to the spring semester yielded mixed reactions from students. Emory has stated that the temporary shift to virtual classes will allow for academic continuity of students. If students tested positive for COVID-19 during the [...]

Oxford community reflects on relics of the Confederacy

The daily life of an Oxford College student is haunted by relics of the Confederacy.  A confederate statue in Covington Square, the heart of the nearby town, watches over students driving to the Oxford campus.  Students attend classes and activities in Phi Gamma Hall and Tarbutton, buildings constructed with slave labor.  The nature trail behind [...]

Latinx students, faculty strive to expand community knowledge at Emory

For many of Emory University’s Latin American students, a small room in the basement of the Alumni Memorial Union Center (AMUC) is a second home. The space, marked by bright blue and orange walls and an assortment of snacks, is dubbed Centro Latinx and facilitates students gathering regularly to study, eat or talk and hold [...]

Oxford College welcomes first spring start class to campus

For the first time in 186 years since the school has been open, Oxford College welcomed a cohort of 50 students on Jan. 11. Every year, Oxford received approximately 20,000 applicants for about 500 available spots. Oxford began accepting spring admits to retain more highly-qualified applicants, Dean of Enrollment Services Kelley Lips wrote in a [...]

Black Panther Party co-founder shares legacy of political activism

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Emory University hosted a week-long virtual celebration that honored the life and legacy of the American civil rights movement.  The Department of African American Studies’ annual keynote address featured co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale. The Jan. 18 event highlighted the birth [...]

Emory to resume in-person learning at the end of January

Emory University announced Thursday it will return to in-person learning on Jan. 31. All undergraduate, graduate and professional classes will resume in-person instruction on that date.  The decision was informed by current public health guidance around the highly transmissible Omicron variant, according to the email announcement from Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir [...]

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