Autumn 2008: Of Note
Emory in the news
More Eyes on Emory
As Emory strives to become a household name, the University recently ranked third on a list of U.S. institutions that achieved significant “media momentum,” defined as having the greatest increase in media citations during the last year.
The Global Language Monitor, which documents, tracks, and studies trends in language worldwide, conducted an intensive analysis of colleges and universities in the media and ranked them by their presence in global electronic and print outlets, including the Internet and blogs.
In the category of media momentum, Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia placed ahead of Emory at spots one and two, and Emory was followed by Rice University and the University of Texas, Austin.
The top-ranked schools for media coverage were Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Michigan, while the University of California system as a whole made a strong showing.
- Emory seniors Maria Town 09C and Scott Seitz 09C participated in a CNN roundtable discussion in late July with anchor Don Lemon to talk about their views on race and the CNN series Black in America.
- Remembering Helms: The Associated Press, National Public Radio, and NBC Nightly News turned to Emory political scientist Merle Black for commentary on the death of former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. “Helms operated as though African Americans didn’t vote,” Black told the Associated Press. “He was unlike other politicians, who tried to expand their original basis of support.”
- A Higher Profile: “We are probably under-recognized as a college town,” Emory President James Wagner told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in June when he was appointed chair of ARCHE—the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education—which includes nineteen public and private universities and colleges in metro Atlanta.
- In Election Coverage Today: You just might find a quote from one of Emory’s experts. Political scientists Alan Abramowitz, Merle Black, and Andra Gillespie, and psychologist and Democratic consultant Drew Westen were busy this fall offering their expertise and analysis to numerous outlets, including National Public Radio, CNN, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and dozens more.