November 8, 2010
The latest chapter in Emory history books is “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads—The Emerging Life of Emory University” (Emory University, 2010), a sequel to “A Legacy of Heart and Mind: Emory Since 1836,” by resident historian Gary Hauk ’91PhD.
Hauk, vice president and deputy to the president, teamed up with English professor Sally Wolff-King ’79G-’83PhD to edit a new book about Emory’s history – and set about doing so with a clear vision.
First, the book wouldn’t just gloss over the politically incorrect moments in Emory’s past. And second, the book would be pieced together like a patchwork quilt, with dozens of different Emory faculty and staff contributing their own pieces of what they know best – stories of historic moments seen firsthand, vast movements experienced on campus, and in-depth profiles of those who paved the way.
Through 44 chapters, “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads—The Emerging Life of Emory University” traces the small moments and large decisions that have propelled Emory from a regional college to a nationally recognized university.
Click on player below to listen to Gary Hauk and Sally Wolff-King talk about "Where Courageous Inquiry Leads."
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Click on player below to listen to Sally Wolff-King read English Professor William Gruber’s profile of Floyd C. Watkins, professor emeritus of American literature.
6 min. 36 sec. Download file
Click on player below to listen to Gary Hauk read a chapter by historian Melissa Kean detailing desegregation of Emory in the 1960s.
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