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Emory Swimmers Set for Olympic Team Trials in Omaha from June 26 - July 3

Emory University swimmers Andrew Wilson, Christian Baker and Oliver Smith will represent the Eagles at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. from June 26th through July 3rd. The trials will be shown exclusively across NBC networks and mobile platforms. NBC Sports will[...]

Emory Athletics Finishes Third in 2015-16 Directors' Cup Standings

The Emory University Department of Athletics finished third in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors¿ Cup Division III standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The third-place finish represents the 15th time in the past 16 years that Emory has[...]

Dean Nair Updates Emory Community on Campus Life Key Initiatives

It's been a very productive year for our institution, with much accomplished across the university enterprise. Each of us as a member of the Emory community can take pride in these achievements, including graduating another class of well-prepared future leaders to serve their communities, this nation,[...]

Nair's CLASS Awards Speech Praises Staff for Four Years of Achievements

On May 4, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair delivered remarks at the division's annual CLASS Awards Banquet, thanking the Emory Campus Life (ECL) staff for their hard work and landmark contributions since he joined the Emory community in 2012. Humorously referring his fourth year[...]

Elise Viox Named Recipient Of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Elise Viox, a standout performer on the Emory women's cross country team, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Fall NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a prestigious honor granted to graduating athletes for their achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Viox will each receive[...]

Spring Break Lunches for Students Short on Resources

A new emergency assistance option is available this year for students who find themselves short of resources to buy food during spring break. The initiative was launched by the Emory Student Government Association (SGA) in conjunction with the Office of Student Success Programs and Services in Emory[...]

Jason Zimmerman Named Georgia Men's Coach Of The Year

Emory University head men's basketball coach Jason Zimmerman has been recognized by the Atlanta Tipoff Club for the Eagles' outstanding season as the recipient of the organization's Whack Hyder College Coach of the Year for the state of Georgia. Zimmerman will receive his honor at the Atlanta Tipoff[...]

Racial Justice Retreat Expands Campus Conversation

Emory community stakeholders gathered at a Racial Justice Retreat on Friday, Feb. 26, a culmination of community-wide dialogue to share ideas and solidify action steps intended to address demands raised last fall by the Black Students at Emory (BSE) movement. Dividing into a series of working groups,[...]

Student Affairs Institute Presents Inaugural Summit on Race

On Feb. 5, the Emory Student Affairs Institute hosted a Summit on Race for Higher Education Professionals, attracting 50 participants from more than a dozen colleges and universities in metro Atlanta, elsewhere in Georgia and the Southeast, and as far away as the University of Southern California. The[...]

Conversation Partners Build Skills, Break Barriers

When Yuzhong Wang first began attending classes at Emory University School of Law last year, he found himself understanding about 70 percent of what was being said in the classroom. "In many cases, I could guess what I was missing, but law is complicated and during the first months it could be difficult[...]

Announcement: Sr. Director of Communications

After an extensive search, I am pleased to announce that Tomika DePriest will be joining Emory Campus Life (ECL) as Senior Director for Communications. Tomika will come aboard in mid-January to lead our ECL Communications Team and serve as an advisor to and member of our Executive Leadership Team. Reporting[...]

Response to Students' Concerns

We thank you for advancing planning and action to address the serious concerns presented in the student demands document. You are initiating the kind of dialogue that is essential to cultivating a more socially just campus community. We firmly support your commitment to progress and look forward to meeting[...]

Statement Regarding Violence & Safety

Creating a community of care and maintaining a safe environment are fundamental to our daily lives at Emory. Recent tragic events on college campuses across the nation have left us feeling saddened and concerned, and we know that our own campus community is not immune from the possibility of violence.[...]

Hudson honored as 'key' employee

As Emory students moved into residence halls for the start of the new academic year, their thoughts may have focused on how they would decorate or how much fun they would have with their roommates. Yet before any of this could happen, they all needed the same thing - keys, thousands of them. The person[...]

Gilbert's Spirit, Expertise a Hallmark of ECL Career

When Alexandra "Lex" Gilbert retired in July after seven years in the Emory Campus Life Office of Health Promotion, she left her indelible mark on dozens of OHP initiatives and bequeathed a generous portion of her indefatigable "can do" spirit to the office's students, staff, and faculty. When Gilbert[...]

Wilson Succeeds In and Out of Water

"Emory is where I got really serious about swimming," says Olympic hopeful Andrew Wilson, a rising senior who broke his own record this spring and swam one of the fastest 200-yard breaststroke times in the world. "Three years ago, I would never have thought I had a chance to be part of an Olympic[...]

Dugoni, Local Roots, a Gem of Sustainable Environments

The last time you went grocery shopping, you may have picked up a bag of apples or a pint of strawberries, some leafy greens for a salad, or some carrots to munch on. Good, healthy choices. But did you wonder where the products were grown, how the workers were treated, or the impact that shipping may[...]

Pipeline Program Advances Health Education

For high school students at South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Science, the Emory University Pipeline Program can also be a lifeline, connecting them to mentoring, future job opportunities, and better health outcomes for their communities. "Pipeline transforms ideas into reality," says Emory[...]

Dining Contract Announcement

Emory University Campus Dining today announced that it has selected Bon Appétit Management Company as the university's new food services vendor for both the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. The new contract will be effective when the existing food services contract with Sodexo ends on May 31. Plans are firmly[...]

Lim's Commitment to Social Justice Helps Build Inclusive Campus Community

One day, during his senior year in high school, Daniel M. Lim was conducting an experiment in his seventh-period physics lab when his cellphone rang. It was an unexpected call from an unfamiliar area code ¿ a call that would profoundly change his life. "I wondered who could be calling me from the 404[...]

Statement on Open Expression

Emory University is committed to an environment where the open expression of ideas and open, vigorous debate and speech are valued, promoted, and encouraged. We are reminded again this week of these important principles as our community members express their viewpoints regarding issues related to Israel[...]

Sr. Associate Dean Dr. Andy Wilson Announces Resignation

Dr. Andy Wilson, Senior Associate Dean for Emory's Division of Campus Life, has announced his resignation. Andy has accepted the position of Dean of Academic and Student Services at Johns Hopkins University, effective April 6, 2015. In his current position, Andy, who joined the Emory community in 2002,[...]

Welcome Back & Spring Update

Welcome back to campus and another semester of growth and opportunity for us all. I have highlighted below a number of developments that may be of interest. Student ideas and insights, along with those of other stakeholders, have been and continue to be essential in the conception, development, and implementation[...]

Athletic Director Tim Downes Announces Resignation

Tim Downes, the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Emory University since 2007, has announced his resignation effective June 30, 2015. Downes will assume the athletic director duties at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. During his tenure, Downes oversaw and played a direct role in numerous accomplishments[...]

Dean's Message on Pakistani Tragedy

In this time of tragedy, we extend our deepest sympathy to all members of the Emory community affected by the recent and horrific terrorist attacks at the Peshawar Army Public School and College in Pakistan. Please know that you do not have to face these challenges alone. As part of a caring community,[...]

Davies Helps Students Embrace Identities, Polyculturalism

As a biracial individual raised in a predominantly black and white community, senior Elizabeth Jordan "Jordie" Davies found that her Emory experience helped her embrace her own multiple identities, celebrate the identities of others, and assist fellow students doing the same. Emory of Campus Life[...]

Campus Life Update on Bias Incidents

In response to a bias incident that occurred earlier this semester, President James W. Wagner, in a letter to the university community, stated emphatically, "Emory University will not tolerate such acts. Instead we must together pledge Emory University's continuing commitment to raise awareness and prevent[...]

Reisenauer Motivated by Self-Reflection, Religious Conviction, Intellectual Inquiry

Throughout her childhood, Berit Reisenauer was encouraged to embrace a philosophy that she now sees expressed in Emory of Campus Life's key concept for November: "Live what you learn; learn what you live." Today, as an Emory graduating senior, she continues to feed her inquiring mind by integrating learning[...]

Norovirus and Considerations for Thanksgiving

As you know, our Emory community has been dealing with an outbreak of Norovirus gastroenteritis since Wednesday, November 12. To date, nearly 150 students have sought care for gastroenteritis at either Emory Student Health Services or the University Hospital Emergency Department. We also know that[...]

Emory Gastrointestinal Illness Confirmed as Norovirus

As noted in Thursday night's all-student email, we were awaiting laboratory results regarding a gastrointestinal illness that had affected many students in our Emory community. Friday night we received confirmation from the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and Emory Medical Lab that all patient samples[...]

A Statement of Continuing Commitment to Create Change and Address Social Injustice

At Emory, we strive to create an interdependent, inclusive, and socially just community where individuals can reach their full potential, live in a physically and psychologically safe environment, and work collaboratively to create change. As President Wagner has stated, "we must together pledge Emory[...]

Emory Campus Kitchens Founder Exemplifies "Catalyze"

Catalyze - one of several new Emory Campus Life key concepts - is described as "compelling one to significant action." The concept applies to hundreds of Emory students whose response to the widening social and intellectual awareness of a liberal arts education is to take "significant action" that makes[...]

Statement from Dean Ajay Nair

The university administration was recently made aware of allegations that a bias incident occurred at Monday's intramural flag football game between the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) Fraternity and another team comprised of Emory students. Witnesses allege that during the game, AEPi's opposing team was subjected[...]