Community response to the president’s message, winter 2013

Many in the Emory community are likely aware that the message from President James Wagner that appeared in the winter 2013 issue of Emory Magazine drew considerable criticism from a number of readers, including alumni, faculty, and outside observers. In keeping with our mission to serve as both a source of news about Emory and a forum for open, candid dialogue and reaction, we have compiled a selection of responses to Emory Magazine from members of the university community.

Original column and statement of apology from the president

Messages from the president and the editors

Sampling of letters to Emory Magazine

Letter from current and past members of the Emory Alumni Board (PDF)

Letter from faculty members of the Departments of History and African American Studies and response from President Wagner

Resolution of the Emory Faculty Council, April 16, 2013

Op-ed by Richard Lorenc 06C

Statement by Emory Trustee James R. Gavin III 70PhD

Student petition in support of President Wagner

Link to the New York Times series of scholarly essays