Category: Administration

Emory community members continue pushing Fenves, University to speak out against attacks in Iran

As of Wednesday Jan. 25, 50 Emory University faculty, staff and students have signed an open letter to Emory and University President Gregory Fenves expressing concern for the political distress in Iran regarding women’s rights. Emory School of Medicine faculty initially released the letter on Nov. 30, 2022, to spread awareness of political distress in [...]

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Emory advances in AI.Humanity initiative development

Emory University onboarded 19 new faculty members in fall 2022 for the AI.Humanity Initiative. The University plans to hire a total of 60 to 75 new faculty  through AI.Humanity within the next three to four years, according to interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Lanny Liebeskind, who is one of the co-conveners of the [...]

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DeSantis appoints former Emory professor to New College of Florida Board of Trustees

Professor Emeritus of English Mark Bauerlein was appointed to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. Courtesy of Emory University Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — known for his role as a “leading figure” in the conservative movement and his opposition to critical race theory, the idea that race is a culturally invented category used [...]

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The 22 stories that shaped 2022

This piece is best viewed on a desktop. Oxford College welcomes first spring start class to campus By Katie Bartlett Jan. 19, 2022 For the first time in its 186 year history, 50 students matriculated into Oxford College in the spring semester. The spring start option allows Oxford to accept about 10% more students, according [...]

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Emory garners national attention after disciplining nurses for posting ‘icks’ on TikTok

Content warning: This article contains a reference to sexual assault. Emory Healthcare disciplined four nurses at Emory University Hospital Midtown last week after they posted a TikTok discussing their “icks,” or pet peeves, toward their labor and delivery patients. The nurses are no longer employed by the University, although Emory Healthcare’s Dec. 9 statement does not [...]

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Carlos Museum becomes first sensory inclusive art museum in Georgia

KultureCity, a nonprofit spanning six countries and focusing on “creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities,” recently partnered with Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum to certify the museum as sensory inclusive. It is the first art museum in Georgia to receive this certification. Carlos Museum Director of Education Katie Ericson said [...]

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Stand with Survivors Rally calls for reform in Title IX process, advocates for sexual assault survivors

Content warning: This article contains references to sexual assault. Amanda Wendler (25C) was wearing her “beloved” green jeans the night she was sexually assaulted in her sleep. And nearly nine months later, Wendler wore them again as she lead a Dec. 2 rally to advocate for support for sexual assault survivors at Emory University. Wendler, [...]

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University to raise minimum wage for student workers to $15 by fall 2024

Emory University’s Integrated Financial Planning and Budgeting Executive Committee accepted a proposal on Nov. 28 to incrementally increase the student minimum wage to $15 an hour by fall 2024. Emory Students for Students, a student advocacy group, publicized the decision in a Dec. 5 Instagram post. This decision comes after Students for Students gained signatures [...]

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College enrollment continues to decline nationwide, while Emory maintains similar enrollment numbers

College undergraduate and graduate enrollment rates dropped 1.1% in the United States between fall 2021 and fall 2022. Although the decline was smaller than numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this follows a trend that began in fall 2020 of over a million less students enrolling in U.S. colleges each year. While private non-profit universities — [...]

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