Atlanta, Ga,Divinity students Regina Anderson-Cloud and Bert Cloud are a married couple who seek to become parish ministers. First-year medical student Charles Perkins hopes to find new ways to combat cancer. These Emory students are well on the way to realizing their goals thanks to scholarships that so often represent the real story behind a successful fund raising year.
Malcolm X Collection Sparks Interest From Scholars and the Public
Atlanta, Ga,Emory's recent acquisition of correspondence and personal effects from the slain civil rights activist Malcolm X has generated so much interest from the public that a portion of the collection has been put on immediate display. A story about the collection that appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday, Sept. 2 sparked requests from media, scholars and members of the public from across the country in seeing the materials. The Malcolm X exhibit is located in special collections of the Robert Woodruff Library (540 Asbury Circle). Special collections is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about the exhibition, call 404-727-6887. A campus map is available at http://www.emory.edu/MAP/. To see CNN's coverage of Emory's Malcolm X collection, go to http://www.cnn.com/US/9909/08/malcolm.x.papers.ap/.
Emory Dance Company Presents "Intimate Spaces" Fall Concert November 18-20
Atlanta, Ga,Emory Dance Company's fall concert, "Intimate Spaces," will encompass new and re-staged works by guest artists and Emory dance faculty Nov. 18-20, including "Newspapers," created by Gladys Bailin, distinguished professor emerita at Ohio University. "Intimate Spaces" will be at the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in the Dobbs University Center (605 Asbury Circle) at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20, 1999. For Thursday and Saturday's performances, general admission is $7; faculty, staff, senior citizens and artists are $6; students with ID are $5. Friday evening's performance is a benefit for the Friends of Dance Scholarship Fund, which sponsors a summer scholarship for an Emory student. For more information, call 404-727-5050. A campus map is available at http://www.emory.edu/MAP/.
Oxford College Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Arts Facilities
Atlanta, Ga,Oxford College of Emory University has taken a giant leap toward its goal of raising $6 million for the expansion and renovation of its performing arts venues thanks to a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.
Early Decision, International Enrollment Up For Emory's Incoming Class
Atlanta, Ga,Emory University will enroll approximately 1,200 students next week from every part of the United States and 20 other nations. Nearly 40 percent of the incoming class applied through early decision, meaning that Emory was the students' top choice and that they withdrew applications to other institutions when accepted by Emory. The number of early decision applicants increased 40 percent over the previous year. In addition, applications from international students rose 20 percent this year.
Senator Max Cleland and Emory University Co-host U.S. Senate Smart Growth Task Force on Aug. 25
Atlanta, Ga,Emory University's efforts and success at carefully planned growth and alternative transportation initiatives has resulted in a special honor: U.S. Senator Max Cleland (D-GA) has selected Emory as the site for an Aug. 25 field tour for the U.S. Senate Smart Growth Task Force. Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be a special guest and speaker at the event.Emory University Receives $225,000 Grant From U.S. Department of Energy to Fund Chargers for Electric Vehicles
Atlanta, Ga,Emory University's goal of developing alternatives to the automobile received a major boost recently when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the university $225,000 to fund quick-charging stations for electric vehicles. The chargers, which will be located in a new parking deck currently under construction at the University Apartments complex on Clairmont Rd., will be used to power electric shuttles to transport employees and students to and from the main campus. In addition, 50 individual chargers will be available for anyone who wishes to drive his or her own electric vehicle to campus.
Emory Receives $8 Million Gift To Name New Performing Arts Center For Alumna and Her Family
Atlanta, Ga Emory University will name its new performing arts center, scheduled to begin construction next summer, for alumna Donna Schwartz and her husband, Marvin. The Schwartzes have donated $8 million toward the new facilitythe Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Artswhich will bring together the university's music, theater and dance programs in a space dedicated to the arts.
Atlanta, GaEmory University's Candler School of Theology is one of four beneficiaries of a $166 million trust established by W.I.H. and Lula Pitts of Waverly Hall, Ga., whose generosity throughout their lives touched Emory and other Methodist institutions across the state. The bequest is the largest gift ever received by Candler, one of 13 seminaries of the United Methodist Church, and the third largest in Emory's history.