Winter 2009: Of Note
Emory in the news
- Election 2008: Faculty experts led by political scientists Merle Black, Alan Abramowitz, and Andra Gillespie, and psychology professor/Democratic consultant Drew Westen were in constant demand during the historic presidential election by news outlets around the world, from CBS, FOX News, BBC, C-SPAN, and CNN, to the New York Times, Politico.com, The Economist, the Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, and even New Zealand Radio.
- Other than war, “nothing unites people like economic collapse,” observed religion professor Gary Laderman in USA Today’s “Faith and Reason” blog November 5 in a dialogue about the economy and faith-based issues.
- Paul Rubin, professor of economics and law, wrote two Wall Street Journal columns in one week in October. Rubin warned that President Obama’s policies would “likely radically increase government interference in the economy.”
- Mind Readers: “I always tell my students that there is no science fiction anymore. All the science fiction I read in high school, we’re doing,” Center for Ethics director Paul Root Wolpe told CBS’s 60 Minutes in a January piece about new research that allows scientists to observe thoughts.
- Green News: In October, the New York Times noted Emory’s efforts to challenge the campus car culture and encourage alternatives with the free Bike Emory program. The Chronicle of Higher Education took a look at sustainable food trends and the challenges schools like Emory face in meeting local food goals.
- Home Base: Psychology professor Marshall Duke spoke with USA Today about a Pew Research Center survey on hometowns and American migration: “Home is not a place . . . home is an emotion,” he says. “One thing we turn to is this feeling called home.”