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Emory COVID-19 Antibody Research Heralds Hope for Precise Treatment, Vaccine

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes Blood samples collected from 44 COVID-19 patients at Emory University Hospital (EUH) and EUH Midtown revealed that those infected by the virus develop antibodies within six days of testing positive.  The findings, released on May 8, could help develop plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients, vaccines and more effective serological tests, which [...]

Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

Black Students and Professors Mourn the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Demand Justice

Ahmaud Arbery/Courtesy of Reuters The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot by two white men during his midday run in Brunswick, Georgia, has sparked a nationwide uproar. Emory black students and professors were left reeling as feelings of trauma and agony have resurfaced over another killing of an unarmed black [...]

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Emory COVID-19 Antibody Research Heralds Hope for Precise Treatment, Vaccine

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes Blood samples collected from 44 COVID-19 patients at Emory University Hospital (EUH) and EUH Midtown revealed that those infected by the virus develop antibodies within six days of testing positive.  The findings, released on May 8, could help develop plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients, vaccines and more effective serological tests, which [...]

Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

College to Implement Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement in Fall 2021

The College has voted to mandate a race and ethnicity course starting Fall 2021, nearly five years after Black Students at Emory demanded the creation of a “General Education Requirement that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”  President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said on [...]

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

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