Oxford keynote speaker cancels
Tom Key was forced to cancel his appearance as keynote speaker at Oxford College's Oxford Weekend Saturday, April 19. A family medical emergency has called Key out of town unexpectedly.
Carter Center adds journalism fellowships
The Carter Center recently announced the establishment of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. The annual fellowships, which begin in September and last one year, will provide $10,000 grants to five fellows for the study or completion of a project whose selected topic is mental health.
"Activities, research and projects completed through this program will help combat stereotypical language and images that perpetuate stigmas and discrimination against people with mental illness," said John Gates, director of the Center's Mental Health Program.
To be considered, applicants must have at least two years of experience in print or broadcast journalism and may complete the fellowships while working full time. Selections will be based on samples of previous work, strength of recommendations and significance of proposed projects.
Those interested should write to The Carter Center's Mental Health Program, 453 Freedom Parkway, One Copenhill, Atlanta, 30307 or e-mail to <ccmhp@emory. edu>. The deadline for applications is June 16.
Resolution seeks to ban flyer pollution
The University Senate's task force on advertising litter issued a resolution April 11 that proposed banning student organizations, departments and individuals from taping flyers to sidewalks to promote upcoming events. The resolution also sought to ban the use of chalk on building exteriors or covered surfaces. The resolution will be brought before the Senate in the fall.
The issue came to a head last fall. While agreeing the flyers were unsightly and posed problems, students leaders worried that there was no one way for undergraduates to receive information on upcoming events. "Because the [Student Programming Council] is funded by the students, we are responsible for getting the word out to students about events," SPC president Tracy Ryan told Emory Report in November. "We need to be able to publicize our events through every venue possible."
The temporary bulletin boards authorized by President Chace before student elections were so well received, said Salisbury, that they will remain until permanent ones can replace them.
Salisbury's office also is looking into expanding the electronic calendar on the web to include all Emory events. Salisbury said that an ideal system would allow information about events to be entered universitywide by sponsoring parties instead of by one office as it is now. The University needs to begin encouraging students to look toward electronic advertising for information, she said. "We're used to pushing event advertising on them, we're trying to change that mindset [so that people] will go look for it themselves," said Salisbury. But students need to see value in new methods of communication before they'll use them, she said.
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