Category: Administration

Emory to require vaccines for all faculty, staff

Emory University will mandate all University faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the fall semester, University President Gregory Fenves announced in a July 27 email. Any exemption requests “based on medical contraindications or strong personal objections” must be submitted by Aug. 16. Contractors who have “a regular presence on campus” [...]

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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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Emory to rename Longstreet-Means Hall, build memorials honoring enslaved laborers

Emory University will rename Longstreet-Means Residence Hall to Eagle Hall and build memorials honoring “enslaved individuals,” University President Gregory L. Fenves announced in a Monday email. The decision followed calls from students over the years to acknowledge the namesakes’ racist histories. In October, Fenves reappointed a University Committee on Naming Honors to review “contested historic [...]

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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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