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.
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.
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 <email@example.com>.