Got It Covered: Emory in the News

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Waste Water No More

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WABE-FM highlighted the opening of the Emory Waterhub (shown below), the first of its kind in the nation. The facility cleans wastewater—up to 400,000 gallons a day—through a solar-powered facility using plants, micro-organisms, and other treatment methods.

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Senior Stars

In addition to providing coverage of Commencement, local NPR-affiliate WABE produced feature stories about the research and service projects of two Emory graduating seniors, Kwadwo Sarpong 15C (above, left) and Nathaniel Meyersohn 15C.

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Focus on Ferguson

Emory’s announcement that it would hold a university-wide, multidisciplinary course focused on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, within the larger discussion of race, politics, and power in the United States, attracted widespread notice, with coverage from USA Today, the Associated Press, and others. The course will focus on the “impact of [Michael] Brown’s death” and how it has affected “contemporary society,” Emory Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and law professor Dorothy Brown told WABE-FM.

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Chemistry Experiment

The Wall Street Journal took a look last spring at Emory College’s plans to revamp its chemistry curriculum to meet the needs of students, and highlight the thrill and importance of new discovery. “Instead of just introducing topics and saying, ‘Trust me, this is important, you’ll need it later,’ ” students can understand why the concepts matter, said Doug Mulford, director of undergraduate studies in chemistry. Emory received a $1.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute last year to pursue the overhaul.

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