Category: Administration

University Revises Title IX Policy, Establishes Prohibited Conduct Process

In response to federal regulations that decrease the jurisdiction of Title IX departments in higher education, Emory revised its Sex and Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination Policy to include a prohibited conduct process that offers similar services to survivors while complying with new guidelines. These changes went into effect on Aug. 14.  The new federal guidelines, [...]

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Protesters Demand Closure of Yerkes National Primate Research Center

New University President Gregory L. Fenves was named frequently during the protest. Around 20 protesters gathered at the Emory University sign on Dowman Drive to protest animal research conducted at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, demanding the center’s closure on Wednesday morning. Members of the animal rights group Animal Activism Mentorship led the protest, [...]

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Emory Announces 14 Positive Cases After First Round of Testing, Mandates Retesting of On-Campus Students

Fourteen out of 8,527 students, faculty and staff tested positive between Aug. 1 and Aug. 18./Caelan Bailey, Contributing Emory administrators wrote in an Aug. 20 email to faculty and staff that 10 students and four faculty and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 out of 8,527 administered tests, a 0.16% positivity rate. Testing occurred between [...]

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#BlackintheIvory Exposes Racism on Campus

As Americans across the country continue to hold demonstrations for racial justice in the wake of police killings against Black people, other related movements have been born from the keyboard: racial reckonings within classrooms. Acts of protests have taken many forms, but on Emory’s campus Black students and faculty alike shared stories of racial discrimination [...]

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Fenves Discusses Racial Justice at Emory, Fall Contingency Plans

University President Greg Fenves emailed students on Aug. 13 with an outline of plans to address renewed demands from the Coalition of Black Organizations and Clubs./Photo Courtesy of UT Austin University President Greg Fenves discussed fall contingency plans and Black student demands in his first interview with the Wheel on Aug. 13. Fenves succeeded former [...]

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