One of Emory's `media darlings' receives Scholar/Teacher Award

Long recognized as one of the country's leading authorities on southern politics, Candler Professor of Politics and Government Merle Black is consistently sought out by the news media for his analyses of the changing political climate in the South. Black's predictions for the 1992 presidential election and the 1994 mid-term elections proved to be right on target. "Your award-winning books and dozens of shorter works incisively portray the shifting party alignments and forces of cultural debate in our time," said President Bill Chace in presenting the University Scholar/Teacher Award to Black at commencement. "In more than 3,000 interviews with international media, you have made the world your classroom and have taught the American public rich lessons about our political processes."

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