1994: the year in review
There are many images and events that most likely will form our
the year 1994, from the introduction of a new president, a campus under
construction, the desperate search for a missing student, to the loss of
longtime friend and leader in the passing of Board of Trustees Chair
Strickland. Here is a thumbnail sketch of some of the major events of
Woodruff Foundation gives $15 million for library construction
Emory announces a $15 million gift from the Woodruff Foundation to build
addition to the General Libraries that will architecturally link Woodruff
Candler Libraries. The gift comes on the heels of the announcement that
received $300,000 from the Luce Foundation to begin plans for a virtual
the one-year mark
EmoryCare, the University's managed care program, passesthe one-year mark
a high satisfaction rate among employees and a successful containment of
expenses. More than 21,000 lives are covered through the plan.
College applications hit all-time high
Emory College receives 9,600 applicants for 1,100 spaces in the freshman
an increase of 11.5 percent over the previous year. Early decision
were up 15 percent, and Emory Scholar nominees numbered more than 2,000,
for 62 spots. The medical school reported a 20-percent increase in
applications, with 7,696 applications for 110 positions. Nursing, the
School, Public Health and the Business School also reported increases.
A newly-formed Car Pool Task Force begins work to decrease the number of
occupancy vehicles coming to campus. Incentives announced include
parking spaces for carpoolers.
Shannon Melendi, a sophomore from Miami, was reported missing from her
job at the Softball Country Club. The DeKalb County Policy, the Emory
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have collaborated on an
that so far has yielded no results.
Free speech debate on campus
The University Senate debates whether any speech should be regulated and
whether so-called hate speech should be banned outright after the Student
Government Association voted to recommend the repeal of the University's
discriminatory harassment policy. The Senate votes not to adopt the SGA's
proposed changes in the policy.
Symposium examines Emory's future
Choices and Responsibilities in a Changing University, a University-wide
symposium, is held to consider Emory as it moves into the 21st century.
Business School renamed
A $10-million gift from the Woodruff Foundation and a vote from the
University's Board of Trustees results in a name change for the Emory
School to the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School of Emory University.
Fowler named to head Ethics Center
After more than a year-long search, the Center for Ethics in Public
the Professions names James W. Fowler, Charles Howard Candler Professor
Theology and Human Development and director of the Center for Research in
and Moral Development, as director.
Black student summit
Approximately 165 students, faculty and administrators meet for a Black
Summit as a way for the University to respond to black student concerns.
Representatives are continuing to meet to resolve issues raised at the
Muhammad's visit to campus canceled
After tumultuous campus discussions and threats of outside demonstrators,
administration decides not to allow Nation of Islam member Khalid Abdul
Muhammad to speak on campus.
AAUP reports significant improvement in salaries
According to a report by the American Association of University
(AAUP), Emory now ranks above the 80th percentile in faculty salaries at
professorial ranks. Data included salaries for the arts and sciences,
law, nursing, theology and public health.
Trustees name William M. Chace as 18th president
After an eight-month search, the Board of Trustees names the president of
Wesleyan University as Emory's 18th president to succeed James T. Laney,
left Emory in October 1993 to become U.S. ambassador to South Korea.
Laney returns home to speak at commencement
The 1994 Commencement address is delivered by former Emory president and
ambassador to South Korea James T. Laney. Laney urged graduates to
their understanding of self-interests in larger and more inclusive terms.
of the Law School Howard Hunter challenges Oxford graduates to see people
individuals rather than as members of stereotyped groups.
Emory and Columbia/HCA sign letter of intent
Emory and Columbia/HCA sign letters of intent to create two joint
health care. Emory terminated negotiations in October after more than
months of formal discussion.
Hahn Forest dedicated
Georgia-Pacific and Emory joins to dedicate the Hahn Forest, a 4.7-acre
learning forest located on Houston Mill Road across from the Houston Mill
House. The site was transformed by Georgia-Pacific on behalf of Marshall
an Emory trustee and former chair and chief executive officer of
Alumni University offers vacation alternative
More than 100 graduates and family members return to campus for the first
Alumni University, which focused on the theme "Education of the Heart."
Library debuts new
on-line catalog system
The library bids farewell to DOBIS and welcomed EUCLID, the Emory
Computing and Library Information Delivery System, to support the growing
technological needs of the libraries.
Carter Center merges with the University
The Carter Center formalizes an agreement with Emory and became a
chartered, independently governed member of the University community.
University offers free MARTA cards
The University begins a pilot program of offering free MARTA cards to
in an effort to decrease congestion in the Clifton Corridor. An express
from the Kensington Station also is established.
AIDS-fighting anti-viral agent advances to clinical trials
A potential new anti-viral agent, being developed in a collaborative
scientists at Burroughs Wellcome Co. and Emory, moves into Phase I safety
studies in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.
studies show that the agent also may be effective in treating hepatitis
Carlos Museum acquires Arnett Collection
The Carlos Museum acquiresthe William S. Arnett Collection of Sub-Saharan
African Art, which at some 1,000 objects is one of the largest private
collections of Sub-Saharan African art in the United States.
Provost publishes special report on Emory's future
Provost Billy Frye challenges the University to action in a document
"Choices and Responsibility: Shaping Emory's Future." The report, which
identified the major issues raised in last year's discussion, also
description of how the planning process would proceed and outcomes that
Insel named Yerkes director
After the resignation of long-time director Fred King, Thomas R. Insel of
National Institute of Mental Health is named the new director of Yerkes
Freshman class gets hands-on experience
The entire freshman class participated in the fourth annual "Hands On
Day," and spent a day participating in service projects throughout the
Trustee chair Robert Strickland dies
An era in Emory's history ended with the death of Robert Strickland,
the Board of Trustees since 1979. Strickland spearheaded last year's
process that resulted in the appointment of William Chace as Emory's 18th
president. Bradley Currey Jr. is elected chair of the University's board
trustees. President and CEO of Rock-Tenn Co., Currey has been a trustee
1980 and had chaired the University's $400-million capital campaign.
Oxford professor named one of 30 leaders of tomorrow
Kenneth Carter, assistant professor of psychology at Oxford, was named by
Magazine as one of 30 Leaders of the Future.
Science students enhance
The Elementary Science Education Partnerships, in which Emory
science majors become teaching partners with public elementary school
places 71 Emory students in the schools with 39 faculty members as
Senate recommends benefits for same-sex domestic partners
After vigorous debates in Employee Council and Faculty Council in
response to a
proposal by the President's Committee on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Concerns,
University Senate votes to recommend in principal that Emory extend some
insurance and Courtesy Scholarship benefits to the same-sex domestic
of all Emory employees.
Prenatal care returns to campus
Pre-natal care returns to the Emory campus for the first time in 16 years
through the nurse midwifery program. The Emory Clinic has begun offering
preconceptional and prenatal services via a program that teams physicians
certified nurse midwives.
A wave of campus construction
The 18.5-million, 10-story Rollins School of Public Health was
year and as the year ended, faculty and staff were moving into their
from The American Cancer Society. The $5.6-million Biochemistry Connector
will connect the Rollins Center with the School of Public Health is
completion as well. The WMB West Wing Addition has been completed and
more than 70,000 square feet of laboratory space for the School of
The South Clinic is still in the midst of adding two floors for
well as office and clinical space. The North Decatur Building, housing
Police Department, information technology, educational studies, the
and computer science department and the Career Center, is opening this
Peavine II Parking deck provided an additional 900 parking spaces, and
construction began on Michael Street III parking deck, which will add
800 spaces. Renovation began on the Harris Hall/Thomas-Hopkins-Smith
An addition to the Law School library is due to be completed by August
The Chappell Baseball Field was completed, providing Emory with an
NCAA-standard baseball field with permanent seating for 200.
--Nancy M. Spitler