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Emory Announces Health Guidelines for Graduate and Professional Students Returning for Research

Emory Main Quad./Michelle Lou The University released guidelines on how graduate and professional students should return to campus for summer research on May 29. These protocols include a list of required tasks before returning, health guidelines for campus activities, location-specific recommendations and general student policies.  After halting all non-essential research on March 23, the University [...]

School of Medicine Asks Incoming Students to Move to Atlanta by July 20

Emory University School of Medicine/Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor Emory School of Medicine has advised incoming first-year students to move to Atlanta by July 20, the first day of the school’s orientation, so they will be “poised” for in-person instruction when the University deems it safe. The May 26 email, from Associate Dean of Medical Education [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

College to Implement Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement in Fall 2021

The College has voted to mandate a race and ethnicity course starting Fall 2021, nearly five years after Black Students at Emory demanded the creation of a “General Education Requirement that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”  President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said on [...]

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

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Emory Announces Health Guidelines for Graduate and Professional Students Returning for Research

Emory Main Quad./Michelle Lou The University released guidelines on how graduate and professional students should return to campus for summer research on May 29. These protocols include a list of required tasks before returning, health guidelines for campus activities, location-specific recommendations and general student policies.  After halting all non-essential research on March 23, the University [...]

School of Medicine Asks Incoming Students to Move to Atlanta by July 20

Emory University School of Medicine/Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor Emory School of Medicine has advised incoming first-year students to move to Atlanta by July 20, the first day of the school’s orientation, so they will be “poised” for in-person instruction when the University deems it safe. The May 26 email, from Associate Dean of Medical Education [...]

Emory COVID-19 Antibody Research Heralds Hope for Precise Treatment, Vaccine

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes Blood samples collected from 44 COVID-19 patients at Emory University Hospital (EUH) and EUH Midtown revealed that those infected by the virus develop antibodies within six days of testing positive.  The findings, released on May 8, could help develop plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients, vaccines and more effective serological tests, which [...]

Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

College to Implement Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement in Fall 2021

The College has voted to mandate a race and ethnicity course starting Fall 2021, nearly five years after Black Students at Emory demanded the creation of a “General Education Requirement that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”  President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said on [...]

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

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