James Laney, Emory
the focus of new book
On Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Durham Reading Room of
Pitts Libary, LaGrange College President Stuart Gulley will discuss
his new book, The Academic President as Moral Leader, which
focuses on former Emory President James Laney and the growth of
the University over the past quarter-century.
According to its publisher (Mercer University Press), the book
pays particular attention to Laneys commitment to make Emory
a moral community, concerned with advancing the common
good. For more information, call William Lawrence at 404-727-8879.
Citations galore for
five Emory faculty
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has identified five
Emory faculty members within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center
as being among the most highly cited scientific researchers worldwide.
The five scholars are Mahlon DeLong, Professor of Neurology; Michael
Kuhar, Charles Howard Candler professor of pharmacology and Georgia
Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Kenneth Minneman, Charles Howard
Candler Professor of Pharmacology; Bruce Wainer, professor of pathology
and laboratory medicine; and Allan Levey, professor of neurology.
The researchers are included in ISIHighlyCited.com. This new web-based
research resource evaluated approximately 19 million articles or
source records by 24,000 authors in 101 countries between 1981 and
1999 to determine the most highly cited researchers in their respective
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Letter to the Editor
I keep up with Emory happenings through the Emory
Report. This year will finish my l0th year of retirement after
a 20-year period of employment with the English Department and the
Creative Writing Program.
I read Emory Voices with interest and note that one particular
constituency was missing in the [April 22] responses, those almost
thousand of us who are Emory retirees, who worked at Emory faithfully
and long. We run the gamut from full professors to administrative
help to custodial help.
No one has asked for our input in the benefits restructuring, although
I did submit my opinion after hearing about the proposed changes.
The final decision by the Board of Trustees ... seems to be a break
The crux of the matter is that the changes imposed on retired staff
will result in serious hardship for many, especially those in the
lowest rungs of the economic ladder. These are the most vulnerable,
financially and physically, at a time when adequate health care
is needed the most, as we age and become infirm. We cannot look
forward to an increase in salary to offset the increase in insurance
premiums. Future increases are possible to the point where health
insurance will indeed not be affordable for some of us. These are
grave matters of trust broken for long and loyal service.
I agree with Ali Crown in her disillusionment in the administrations
emphasis on raising funds for capital expenditures while cutting
retirees health coverage contribution by l9 percent. I agree
with Melissa Snarr in her comments about exclusion of staff at an
early stage of deliberation. Nowhere do I see or hear the voice
of Emory retirees.
English Department and Creative Writing Program
Retired September l992