Letter to the Editor
In the last issue of Emory Report, the report of action by the Faculty Council may have caused some faculty members to believe that the deans are being given a new power to suspend or terminate members of the faculty. That is not true.
Under current University policy the dean who suspends or fires a member of the faculty does so without being required to consult with anyone. The faculty member may, after the firing or suspension, seek review of the decision by the Faculty Hearing Committee [formerly the Faculty Relations Committee].
The new system will make two important changes. First, the dean may now request the hearing by the Faculty Hearing Committee before she or he acts, something not possible under the old system. Second, if the dean determines to suspend or fire a faculty member without a hearing before the Faculty Hearing Committee, she or he must first consult with the General Counsel of the University and secure approval for such action.
I appreciate this opportunity to clarify the activity of the council.
William B. Cody, Chair Faculty Council
Annie Pearl Cooper, familiar face in Cox Hall, killed in car wreck
Annie Pearl Cooper, who worked in Cox Hall Food Services for nearly 40 years, was killed Feb. 22 when her car was hit head on as she drove to work. She was 62.
Cooper came to work at Emory as a food service attendant in September 1958 and grew to become an institution at Cox Hall. She advanced to supervisor and worked at Wesley Woods and Cox Dining Room; recently she managed the "Food-to-Go" section of the Cox Hall kitchen. Cooper won the Emory Award of Distinction in 1989 and the CLASS Award for "Technical Support Staff" in 1996. Food Services has nominated her for a posthumous Helen W. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award.
Annie Pearl Cooper was born in Mansfield, Ga., in 1935. She leaves behind three sons, five grandchildren and six great granchildren. Food Services is planning a memorial service for her, and anyone is invited to attend. For information on the date, time and location of the service, call Helen Jenkins at 404-727-4091.
Carters plan to host family reunion
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter reunited with their White House "family" in October 1997 to celebrate the 20 years since they took office. This spring they hope to gather with blood relatives to celebrate a different sort of anniversary.
"This happens to be the 200th birthday of my great-great-grandfather Wiley Carter," said President Carter. "It's a good excuse to renew family ties."
Wiley Carter was the first in the family to move from Warren County near Augusta to southwest Georgia. Before leaving Warren County, he joined a posse in which he shot and killed a man who had stolen a slave. "Several direct Carter ancestors have been involved in an unusual series of violent acts," Carter said.
Littleberry Walker Carter, the former president's great- grandfather, died in 1873 in a fight with a business partner. Also, his grandfather, William Archibald Carter, was shot in the back in 1903 after a fatal argument with a man who had stolen a table from his store.
"As far as I know, most of the other family members have been both law-abiding and peaceful in nature," Carter added.
Wiley Carter had 12 children, eight of whom were daughters. Carter is particularly interested in finding relatives of Wiley's daughters in addition to other descendents. The daughters' married names were Sammons, Lyons, Beckworth, Hart, Rumph, Abbott, Mize and Ford.
Carter first began tracing his family tree in the White House. "I'm the computer historian of our genealogy," he said. So far he has 2,000 relatives in the database, going back 12 generations.
The Carters plan to host the reunion in Plains in May. If you have any information about Wiley's descendants, please send to Carter's cousin Betty Pope at P.O. Box 708, Americus, GA, 31709, or fax it to (912) 924-1294.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Carlos holds annual flower fund-raiser
By the time April arrives, last week's chilly weather will be a dim memory. And by then the Carlos Museum flower sale will be underway. Costs range from $3 for a 4-inch pot of geraniums to $18 each for flats of begonias, marigolds, salvia and impatiens. Proceeds will benefit the museum's educational and community outreach programs. Orders must be received by April 1, and flowers will be available for pick up April 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum's back door on South Kilgo Street.
For more information or to receive a purchase order form, contact Gail Habif at 404-727-2251.
Internationalization grants available through OIA
The Office of International Affairs has announced, in cooperation with the graduate school, the availability of dissertation research grants through the school and the University Fund for Internationalization.
Details on grants categories and requirements are available at http://www.emory.edu/ GSOAS/appguide.html, and the deadline for applications is March 30. Graduate students must submit applications to the graduate school office in room 202 Administration Building. For more information, contact Rosemary Hynes at 404-727-2660 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
OIA also is offering grants to ease tax expenses related to short-term visits from international guests. A total of $25,000 will be made available for taxes incurred during the 1998-99 academic year. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 16. For more information call 404-727-7504 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well House offers summer camp info
Emory Well House will be making stops around campus in the coming month with information for parents on summer camp programs for children. Emory contracts with BrownRichards & Associates to provide child care, and the firm will have a representative on hand to answer questions from parents. If the Well House table has no brochure from a conveniently located camp, Brown- Richards will search its database of summer camps to find one close to the parents' home or work. Information about summer camps offered through the P.E. Center and the Carlos Museum will be available.
The Well House will set up tables from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
March 18-Decatur Plaza, second floor lobby
March 19-Oxford College
March 23-School of Public Health, plaza level
March 25-Goizueta Business School, room 463
April 1-Emory Clinic, Bldg. A, fifth floor
April 8-Dobbs Center, Coca-Cola Commons Area
April 13-North Decatur Building
April 15-Grady campus, Glenn Bldg. lobby
April 22-Crawford Long, Fischer Bldg. cafeteria
April 29-Yerkes Main Station
For more information call the Well House at 404-727-WELL.
In the March 2, 1998, issue of Emory Report, the author of the "Wellness" column was incorrect. The actual author was Johanna Hinman, who is an MPH candidate at the School of Public Health and a research assistant on the Georgia Immunization Study. "Wellness" is coordinated by the Seretean Center for Health Promotion at the School of Public Health.
Bynum performs 'Notional' Women at Oxford
The Lyceum Committee of Oxford College will present the annual Eady event in honor of former Oxford Dean Virgil Eady on Monday, March 30, at 8 p.m. This year actress and theater studies lecturer Brenda Bynum will perform her original play "Notional" Women. She describes "Notional" Women as "a one-woman performance based on the lives of real women who lived-in thought, word and deed-independent lives by choice, conviction or necessity and did so in a Southern society that traditionally gave them little encouragement to do so."
Admission for this event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets may be picked up at the Oxford College Student Center. Call 404-784-8888 to check availability.