Category: Crime & Breaking News

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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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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University to phase out unnecessary plastic use by 2026

Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves signed the “Break Free from Plastic” pledge on June 15 after meeting with student leaders of the Plastic Free Emory Project (PFEP). The pledge asks the University to substantially reduce the presence of single-use plastics on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses in a 5-year span. The Emory pledge is [...]

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Emory to Lift COVID-19 Screening Requirement for Vaccinated Individuals

This story was updated on 6/7 to include a quote from Maylynn Hu (22Ox). Starting June 7, fully vaccinated students will no longer need to “conduct regular asymptomatic screening testing,” Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair announced in a June 3 email to students. This change reverses [...]

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