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Anniversary event heralds decade of work: Emory Women’s Center (EWC) Director Ali Crown presents President Emeritus James Laney with a commendation on behalf of his work in helping establish the center during his tenure, from 1977–93. Laney was honored during the EWC’s “Wine, Women & Song!” 10th anniversary gala on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Miller-Ward Alumni House. Aside from musical entertainment from gospel trio D’Vine and college senior Tina Lu, the event included a photo montage and reading of names of influential women submitted by the Emory community.Click here or above for the full story.


Passings: Sanford Atwood: 1912–2002: President Emeritus Sanford Atwood, who served as president from 1963–77, died Monday, Dec. 2, one day short of his 90th birthday, after falling into a brain hemorrhage-induced coma. Born in Janesville, Wis., Atwood, who came to Emory following his term as provost at Cornell, significantly changed the University environment. He doubled the size of the faculty, increased the student body by 63 percent and broke ground for a number of buildings on campus, such as the old Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Woodruff Library and WHSCAB. Atwood also initiated the University’s first affirmative action program, created the President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities and the Employee Relations Council. Atwood always held an optimistic view of Emory’s future, as evidenced by a statement in his final annual report: “I am certain Emory is destined to be one of the great universities of this country.” No services are planned for Atwood, but condolences may be sent to his wife, Betty, and his family at the Atwoods’ home: 318 College View Terrace, Brevard, N.C., 28712.




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