Winter 2008: Of Note
Emory in the news
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three-day visit in October garnered unprecedented coverage for Emory and attracted media outlets from India to Europe. Stories by the Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, and the Chronicle of Higher Education focused on the University’s long partnership with the Dalai Lama, research on the health effects of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, and the creation of a Western science curriculum for Buddhist monastics.
- Oxford College English professor Lucas Carpenter wrote an Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial in September on the importance of keeping public schools vital. “The public school classroom is about the only place left where all races, cultures, and classes interact as equals to achieve a common goal: an educated electorate capable of critical thinking and making informed decisions.”
- The Times of London included Goizueta Business School in a feature about American business schools, noting that its location in Atlanta is a big part of the school’s appeal.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Emory’s green building program, noting that Emory has surpassed all other universities in its total square footage of green building space certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, rating system.
- Emory students Daniel Sperling 08C and Nina Martinez 08PH were interviewed by CNN and Atlanta television news outlets covering the annual “Quilt on the Quad” sponsored by Emory Hillel November 30 in honor of World AIDS Day. The AIDS Memorial Quilt display was the largest collegiate display of the Quilt in the country.
- The Wall Street Journal and CNN both featured the Emory Advantage financial aid program in stories about national efforts to reduce and eliminate student debt.
- The Washington Post noted in a piece on popular courses that students line up at the door for a seat in Associate Professor Dwight Andrews’s Jazz—Its Evolution and Essence and Professor Ken Stein’s The Arab-Israeli Conflict.