The president, provost and deans of Emory University wish to express
their support for the organizers of the “Classroom on the
Quad,” a nonpartisan forum for faculty, staff and students
to be held on the Emory Quadrangle in the event of hostilities with
Iraq. This forum is intended to be an opportunity for the civil
expression of diverse political opinion.
The University leadership endorses the concept of civil expression
in a democracy and its necessity in the case of exceptional events
that concern the welfare of the United States.
Classes, laboratories and lectures will not be officially suspended
during the Classroom on the Quad. But we believe that faculty and
students who wish to attend the Classroom should be allowed to participate
in a discussion of the Iraq situation without academic or employment
—Council of Deans