Got It Covered: Emory in the News

Before He Got “On the Road”

The New York Times announced a new collection of rare materials related to the life and work of Jack Kerouac acquired by Emory’s newly named Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. The collection includes rare childhood photos, correspondence with Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, and a number of personal and family photographs labeled in his own hand. “Just looking through it, you can see right away how intimate the material is, how much of his life it covers, from childhood portraits to his early writing, when he’s still ‘John Kerouac,’ ” Kevin Young, the library’s curator of literary collections, told the New York Times. “You can really see both his beauty, and the beauty of his writing.” 

Heated Debate 

Emory’s political experts have been on fire, commenting on (and being cited in) hundreds of stories about this fall’s presidential primary season and nationally televised debates.

Ed Lee, senior director of Debate at Emory’s Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education, has been called CNN’s “go-to” debate expert, writing for and appearing on camera before and after debates to discuss the Republican and Democratic contenders. 

Alan Abramowitz, professor of political science, has been quoted and cited everywhere from the New York Times and Washington Post to NBC News and the Atlantic.

Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science, has been nearly ubiquitous in national political coverage, being quoted in
USA Today, the Washington Post, Fox Business, Newsweek and US News & World Report, among many others.

Asking the Big Questions

The Huffington Post’s senior religion reporter, Jaweed Kaleem, interviewed Gary Laderman, chair of religious studies, about how Emory challenges students to tackle life’s biggest questions, such as: What is a life well-lived? How should we define success or happiness? What is purpose?

Math, Computer Science Are Popular 

US News & World Report wrote about a spike in enrollment for graduate math and computer science programs, quoting David Borthwick, director of graduate studies in Emory’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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