Volume 77
Number 2

Making a Splash

Invincible Ink

Where the Heart Is

Commencement 2001

Emory University

Association of Emory Alumni

Current News and Events

Emory Report



Sports Updates




















































THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSSION ON THE STAUS OF WOMEN (PCSW) celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this spring, an opportunity to survey its progress and literally sow seeds for the future. The group has served since 1976 as an advisory body to the president on women’s issues at Emory.

At a luncheon panel discussion and an evening program, women who have been figures in the Emory community for many years recalled some of the difficulties women faced a quarter-century ago. Susan Henry-Crowe, dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, smiled wryly as she remembered coming to Emory’s Candler School of Theology in 1973 when there was just one women’s restroom in the building—on the top floor.

Ali P. Crown, director of the Emory Women’s Center, told of the battle to allow part-time students, most of whom were women, to earn degrees at Emory. This victory was but one on a long list of changes the PCSW numbers among its achievements: They include establishing child care facilities to aid working and learning mothers; formally studying salary, rank, and promotion inequities based on gender; constructing women’s locker room facilities at Emory’s old gymnasium; expanding health insurance benefits for all University employees and forming a maternal and paternal leave policy; increasing safety measures on campus; and establishing the Women’s Center.

A display featuring highlights from the history of the PCSW served as the backdrop for the anniversary events. To underscore the impact of women at Emory, Vice President for Human Resources Alice Miller reported that there are 367 women employees who have worked at Emory for twenty-five years or more, equalling 11,500 years of service. More than half the 2001 Emory graduates were women, more than 60 percent of Emory employees are women, and more than 60 percent of those in senior management positions are women.

To commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary, the PCSW is raising funds to plant twenty-five trees around the child care center being constructed near the new University Apartments on Clairmont Road.

Crown, the Women’s Center director, said she is glad to have helped put down the roots of a strong support system for women at Emory. “The Women’s Center must continue to be supported,” she said. “But I would also like to see a time when we don’t need a Women’s Center.”—P.P.P

Good News for Emory Journalism

This fall, Emory journalism students will learn about journalism ethics, standards, and history from an accomplished journalist who is fiercely committed to preserving the noblest aspects of her profession.

“I have tremendous passion for this field, and I trust that in sharing it with students I’ll be able to help them frame the way they approach journalism both as practitioners and as consumers of news,” says Catherine Manegold, Emory’s new James M. Cox Jr. Professor of Journalism. “For me, it’s a wonderful transition in a very rich career.”

A national search for the new Cox professor led to Manegold, longtime New York Times correspondent, author of the book In Glory’s Shadow (inspired by Shannon Faulkner’s controversial challenge to the admissions policy at the all-male Citadel), seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize team award for New York Times coverage of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

At Emory, Manegold plans to team with journalism program director Sheila Tefft to shape the program and will teach courses in journalism ethics and history as well as supervising two honors students. Emory’s program, offered only as a co-major or minor with another subject, is made up of about sixty students who are pushed to develop a thoughtful, broadly informed approach to news reporting, Tefft says. Many are also political science, economics, business, or health sciences majors.

Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises endowed the Cox professorship to honor its founder, James M. Cox, a former Ohio governor and presidential candidate. “Catherine Manegold’s strong grounding in real-life reporting is just the right ticket for her to guide this fine program,” says David Easterly, president of Cox.

Manegold says she is particularly looking forward to helping students discover the inherent nobility of the journalism profession, an aspect all but lost in current derisive attitudes toward the media.

“I feel strongly that journalism is a truly necessary component of a healthy democracy,” Manegold says. “At this point in our history, journalism is looked at without respect, often with outright disdain. But it’s a tremendous resource and one that we cannot take for granted. I want to show these students what a fundamental role great journalism can play in the broader cultural dialogue.

“The more students understand that role and the more they respect the power of it, the better off the profession will be.” –P.P.P.



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