the Chapel Susan Henry-Crowe, whose ministry has been devoted to fostering
interfaith dialogue on campus and in the community, has been named Chaplain
of the Year by the United Methodist Foundation for Christian Higher
who coordinates the efforts of twenty-seven religious groups at Emory,
was cited by the foundation for being tireless in the conduct
of her ministry and unflappable amid the complexities and controversies
inherent in the life of a research university.
carries a cash award of $5,000, which Henry-Crowe will use to help fund
the Universitys Journeys of Reconciliation, a project
her office sponsors in which Emory students, faculty, and staff travel
to troubled regions of the world to learn more about the roots of conflict,
do public service, and establish ongoing relationships with international
two years as a distinguished professor at Emory and the Candler
School of Theology, Archbishop Desmond
Tutu returned to his native South Africa this spring.
time here has been wonderful, Tutu said on the eve of
his departure. Candler and Emory as a whole is a warm,
friendly, affirming place. My students have been superb. Ive
enjoyed teaching them and have learned many, many insights from
has been honored and delighted to have Archbishop Tutu on our
faculty as a member of our Emory family, Provost Rebecca
S. Chopp said. He has given generously of his time, wisdom,
and spirit in the classroom, in public lectures and in community
service. His delightful humor, his vast range of experiences,
and his powerful testimonies have enriched the lives of our
students, faculty, and staff.
E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and
Holocaust Studies, this spring was acquitted in British High
Court of libel charges stemming from her 1994 book, Denying
the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.
accuser, writer David Irving, argued that the Emory professor
and her publisher, Penguin Books, inaccurately portrayed him
as a Holocaust denier. Judge Charles Gray ruled that the portrayal
was consistent with Irvings behavior, which he labeled
anti-Semitic and racist.
picture of Irving which emerges from the evidence of his extracurricular
activities revealed him to be a right-wing, pro-Nazi polemicist,
Gray said. It appears to me incontrovertible that Irving
qualifies as a Holocaust denier.
celebrates Deborah Lipstadts victory in this case as a
victory for free inquiry, President William M. Chace said.
I was not surprised because I knew the evidence mounted
on her behalf would be sufficient to withstand this attack.
world was watching this trial, Chace said, calling it
the most important case related to the Holocaust since Adolf
Eichmanns trial in Jerusalem in the early 1960s. Ironically,
Eichmann himself played a role in Lipstadts defense, since
Israel went to the unprecedented length of releasing the former
Nazis World War II diaries to bolster her case. Copies
of those diaries will be sent to Emory and will be available
returned to her Emory teaching duties in the fall.
Emory community recently bid a reluctant farewell to Frances
Lucas-Tauchar, senior vice president and dean of
campus life since 1992, who on July 1 became the tenth presidentand
the first female presidentof Millsaps College, a 110-year-old,
private, Methodist-affiliated institution in Jackson, Mississippi.
be a college president has been one of my lifelong professional
dreams, said Lucas-Tauchar, a native Mississippian and
alumna of Mississippi State University. Needless to say,
Im thrilled for this new opportunity. However, Im
deeply saddened to leave Emory and Atlanta. . . . Emory is a
magnificent community of friends and scholars, where I have
thrived and been exceptionally happy.
her tenure, Lucas-Tauchar presided over a number of accomplishments
in campus life, including the inauguration of the Phoenix Plan
to reform Emorys Greek system and the renovation of University
Apartments. She also helped strengthen the Universitys
has been an extraordinary presence on campus, and we all deeply
regret her leaving us, while at the same time we rejoice in
her appointment at Millsaps, President William M. Chace