| Spring 2003
On the Rhodes Again:
An ardent environmentalist and a member of several organizations
seeking to protect forests and wildlife refuges, Emory senior
John A. Henderson is one of thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars
for 2003, among ninety selected worldwide.
Change Agents Unite:
There is no greater change agent or role
model than Robert Redford, said fashion designer and
philanthropist Kenneth Cole 76C, introducing the Academy-Award-winning
actor and director as keynote speaker of the 2003 Kenneth
Cole Leadership Forum.
brick we lay . . . :
a cancer survivor, Emory senior and Kenneth Cole Fellow Christopher
M. Richardson understands how people in terrible situations
can feel demoralized and believe their problems to be insurmountable.
a campus often criticized for its political apathy, a sizeable
crowd of some fifteen hundred Emory students, faculty, and
administrators turned out for Classroom on the Quad
March 26, an all-University event planned in response to the
war in Iraq.
Serious about science: A junior at Emory College
majoring in neurobiology and behavior, with minors in both
physics and religion, Nelson Totah also is editor of Hybrid
Vigor, a scholarly journal of science at Emory; a licensed
emergency medical technician and member of the Federal Disaster
Medical Strike Team; and a tutor of second graders. But what
is perhaps most remarkable about him is the drive with which
he pursues his passionand his desire to share it with
everywhere: About a dozen natural streams whisper
and gurgle through Emorys campus, just as they have
done since long before the University existed. Many of those
who hurry past these softly trickling rivulets each day dont
even notice theyre there.
Change of Heart:
he left the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher
Education in South Africa in 1978, Emory law professor Johan
Van der Vyver did not imagine he would be returning a quarter-century
later to accept that institutions highest honor.
Mr. Emory retires: Emorys
reigning sports historian Clyde Partin 50C-51G
officially retired from his post as professor of health and
physical education on December 31, 2002. He has been a player
on the Emory sports scene, in one position or another, for
more than half a century.
Mind Your Manners: When Judith Martin
spoke at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in January on Star
the host of the event, Professor of Anthropology Bradd Shore
reassured the murmuring crowd that Martin was not merely a
contemporary Emily Post or a walking rulebook.
Emory experiment destroyed aboard space shuttle Columbia:
the millions of Americans who grieved the loss of the space
shuttle Columbia February 1 was Emory scientist Leland Chung,
who watched in shock as the shuttle broke apart in the sky
over Texas. Chung, professor of urology and a researcher at
the Winship Cancer Institute, mourned the tragedy all the
more deeply because the shuttle carried an experiment of his
own design: he was the first scientist to grow artificial
prostate cancer cells in space.
Young Emory alumni memorialized: Two
scholarship funds have been established in memory of Emory
alumni who died recently, Ryan Deon Cheung 98C and Harris
M. Silver 89C.