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April 20, 1998
Volume 50, No. 29



The job is hers to keep: Chopp named provost

Big crowds hear bigger plans at Master Plan open houses

Student dance company tackles range of subjects, issues

New center takes Emory recycling capacity to next level

Emory Report
special issue: A Vision for Emory

Next week's issue of Emory Report will present Chancellor Billy Frye's report, A Vision for Emory, in which he offers ways Emory can build on the ideas presented in Choices & Responsibility (1994). While the report includes recommendations on how to achieve a stronger Emory, Frye offers "not a map, but a compass"-a constellation of suggestions that can guide what Emory does in the future. In presenting this report to the University community, Frye hopes to spark campuswide discussion on the future of Emory.

Business student, husband die in wreck

Lynn Wachinski Platt '98B and her husband, James, were killed in a car accident April 11 after leaving the Atlanta Steeplechase near Rome, Ga. According to Patrick Noonan, director of MBA programs at the Goizueta School, Platt had completed her degree requirements in December and would have been recognized with her classmates at commencement.

Platt, 30, and her husband, 33, were the only passengers killed in a car driven by Sean Patrick Barry, although three others were hurt. The car hit a tree near U.S. 411, according to the Atlanta Journal/Constitution. Barry has been charged with vehicular homicide and refusing to take a DUI test. At his arraignment on Monday, April 13, a Floyd County magistrate refused to grant bond.

Plans to memorialize Platt at the business school were incomplete at the time Emory Report went to press.

Activist and author gives Emory reading

Gay activist Jack Nichols will read from and discuss his most recent book, The Gay Agenda: Talking Back to the Fundamentalists, April 23 at 7 p.m. in 207 White Hall. His reading, followed by a reception and booksigning, is co-sponsored by the Office of Lesbian/Gay/ Bisexual Life and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Nichols has written several books, including Men's Liberation: A New Definition of Masculinity, and is currently senior editor of Badpuppy's GayToday. He has been involved in the gay rights movement since its inception in the 1960s, having served as a speaker, activist, author, speechwriter, American Civil Liberties Union officer and campaign advisor. Nichols also will hold a colloquium to discuss issues of lesbian and gay history with scholars in the field. Attendence will be limited. For reservations or more information call Gwendolyn Dean at 404-727-0272 or send e-mail to <gdean@emory.edu>.


First Person:
President Chace points out problems with U.S. News rankings

Eighth Earth Day vendor fair highlights 'green' products

Emory will hold its eighth annual Earth Day Vendor Fair for University vendors and suppliers who make and sell environmentally friendly products.

Set for April 24 in the Dobbs Center, the fair will feature 10 to 20 vendors with products ranging from office supplies to rubber tires. Some vendors will hand out free samples of their products and show videos on recycling and the making of recycled products.

Facilities Management will have on display one its new electric service vehicles, according to Alan Weinstein in Emory purchasing. Parking and Community Services will have a booth outlining the benefits and details of Emory's alternative transportation program, and the state Department of Community Affairs will also have a table.

Though Weinstein could not say exactly how many vendors or visitors will be in attendance, he said years past indicate good crowds. "Last year some vendors brought enough samples for 2,500 people, and they were wiped out," he said.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Panel looks at violence against children

U.S. Senator Max Cleland will be among those at participating in the April 27 Conversations at The Carter Center program "Ending the Epidemic: Preventing Violence Against Children." He will join Sandra Wood, president of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse; Louis Arcangeli, deputy chief of the Atlanta Police Department; Rodney Hammond, director of the CDC's Division of Violence Prevention; and Wallace Woodard, director of the center's Not Even One program. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.; $6 general admission, $4 Emory students, faculty and staff. For more information call 404-420-3804.