Category: Campus Life

Rapinoe encourages first-years to use their talents, advocate for greater good during Carter Town Hall

Emory University’s 41st annual Jimmy Carter Town Hall featured U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) forward and outspoken social advocate Megan Rapinoe as the keynote speaker on Sept. 19. She was greeted by an audience of nearly 2,000 students during the town hall, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.  “To [...]

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Emory now ranks No. 22, lowest position since 1994

Emory University fell to No. 22 in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) “Best Colleges” ranking for national universities, following five consecutive years of Emory being ranked No. 21. The last time Emory’s rank dropped was in 2017, when it lost its No. 20 spot in the USNWR rankings.  Emory’s No. 22 position [...]

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‘Stranger Things’ film location to be demolished amid renovations

Building A on Emory University’s Briarcliff property, which is an abandoned mental health hospital that served as the filming location for Hawkin’s Lab in the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things,” will be torn down as part of Emory’s plans to renovate Briarcliff into a gated senior living community.  The Atlanta-based senior living company Galerie Living [...]

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Summer 2022 news roundup

2022 Election Guide By Matthew Chupack and Madi Olivier | May 13 Georgia’s 2022 election features U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and other key races. Primary election day was May 24, and runoffs were held on June 21 for the secretary of state Democratic nominee and the lieutenant governor Democratic nominee.  Gubernatorial candidate Stacey [...]

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Former University Distinguished Professor Salman Rushdie stabbed

Salman Rushdie, a fiction novelist and former Emory University Distinguished Professor in Emory College, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Aug. 12 on stage at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, where he was scheduled to give a talk on the importance of granting asylum to exiled writers.  Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, [...]

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