Category: Politics

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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Rosa Parks’ attorney discusses racial justice, future action during King Week

Civil rights attorney Fred David Gray Sr. gave a lecture in the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church auditorium on Jan. 18 as part of Emory University's annual King Week, a series of programs honoring Martin Luther King Jr. During the speech, Gray spoke about the civil rights movement and gave suggestions for future action, such [...]

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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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‘Able to breathe’: Some Emory community members applaud Biden’s passage of Respect for Marriage Act

When Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Adam Malm, the senior assistant dean for operations, administration and facilities management at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, recalled hearing yelling and cheering outside of his office. “I kind of popped my head out of the door, and I saw people so excited,” Malm [...]

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Biden extends Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board as Emory Cold Case class wraps another semester

Emory University Creative Writing Professor of Practice Hank Klibanoff concluded another semester of his long-running class, Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project, on Dec. 8. Just three days prior, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act into law on Dec. 5 to extend the lifetime of the Civil Rights [...]

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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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Georgia’s six week abortion ban reinstated by state Supreme Court after being blocked by lower court

The Georgia Supreme Court reinstated the state’s six week abortion ban on Nov. 23 after a lower court blocked the ban on Nov. 15. All in-state providers were required to immediately stop providing abortion services for patients with detectable fetal heartbeat activity after the reinstatement. Emory College Republicans Chairman Robert Schmad (23C) supported the reinstatement, [...]

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Medical marijuana access increases in Georgia as other states move toward recreational legalization

Voters in Maryland and Missouri recently elected to legalize recreational marijuana, which was previously allowed in 19 other states and the District of Columbia. Legalization proposals were not passed in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota following the Nov. 8 election. In Colorado, where marijuana has been legal since 2012, voters elected to decriminalize psychedelic [...]

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