Category: Our Opinion

Dept. Changes Review Ends

Last Monday, the Process Review Committee (PRC), which formed last spring to investigate the decision-making process that led to the department changes announced in September 2012, concluded that while College Dean Robin Forman and his predecessor Robert Paul did not violate College Bylaws, there was a lack of transparency and structure involved in the process. [...]

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Snowstorm Raises Questions

Last week, the City of Atlanta and Emory University shut down as the South experienced a rare snowstorm that it was generally unprepared for, resulting in government closings, hundreds of car accidents and even death. Because most of Atlanta's school districts and private businesses released commuter occupants at around the same time on Tuesday morning, [...]

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ASA Boycott Limits Dialogue

Last December, 66 percent of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, according to a statement on the ASA website. The ASA, an organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, launched the boycott to protest Israeli treatment of Palestinians. According to the statement, the [...]

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Our Opinion: Respecting MLK’s Legacy

In 2014, it seems like an obvious fact that our federal government would honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., but we should not forget that this was not always the case. The White House never firmly supported King's mission during his lifetime – in fact, then U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy approved extensive [...]

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SGA Error Disappoints

At the end of the fall semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) revealed that for two years, an accounting error had overfunded each of the four University-wide organizations – the Student Programming Council (SPC), Club Sports, Media Council and Outdoor Emory Organization – as well as the SGA salary and administrative accounts. Money that was [...]

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