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International Enrollment Continues To Rise For Emory's Incoming Class


Atlanta, Ga. Emory College, the university’s liberal arts undergraduate division, has enrolled approximately 1,233 students this fall from every part of the United States and 29 other nations. Thirty-seven 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. International student applications and enrollment continued a strong upward trend again this year, with a 20 percent increase on top of increases of 26 and 40 percent during the past two years.

Emory University Names 2001 Woodruff and Callaway Scholars


Atlanta, Ga. Eighteen Woodruff Scholars and one Callaway Scholar have been named by Emory University among the 2001-02 incoming class. The merit scholarships are for full tuition, fees, room and board to attend Emory for four years beginning this fall, an approximate four-year value of $143,500. In addition, the Woodruff Scholars are granted a one-time $1,000 stipend for a summer research project abroad. The awards are given to students who have demonstrated intellectual vigor, outstanding academic achievement, unselfish character, leadership and communication skills.

Aug. 25 Move-In Day Kicks Off Busy First Week At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Following is a listing of move-in day and first week activities at Emory University that offer ample opportunities for back-to-school images. A new feature this year is a tree planting and poetry reading in honor of the Class of 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Emory’s Journalism Program Hosts Visiting South African Reporter


Atlanta, Ga. Khathu Mamaila, an award-winning political journalist from South Africa, is serving as a visiting lecturer in Emory College’s journalism program, helping students prepare for internships with Cape Town media outlets this summer. Mamaila, a senior political writer with The Star in Johannesburg, also worked for The Sowetan newspaper and the City Press news agency. The Sowetan named him 1997 Journalist of the Year, and he also has been honored by the Rhodes University Journalism School and the Independent Newspapers Journalism School. Mamaila is a graduate of the University of South Africa.

Students Head to Work For Spring Break March 10-17


Atlanta, Ga. While many of their classmates are in search of sun and fun during next week’s spring break, 36 Emory students will be working in service to others. Student group Alternative Spring Break has organized three service trips for Emory students in Tennessee and the Carolinas.

Emory Students Selected For Bobby Jones Scholarship For Study In St. Andrews, Scotland


Atlanta, Ga. Four Emory University seniors, James C. (J.C.) Aevaliotis, Heather McCaffrey, Travis Sentell and Elizabeth Smith, have been chosen to receive the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Award for a year of study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. St. Andrews, founded in 1411, is Emory's sister institution.

Student Humanitarians Honored


Atlanta, Ga. Five Emory students were recognized for their extraordinary service to the community. A list of accomplishments of the award winners would fill several plaques, but some of the most notable works of Emory's top humanitarians are listed here.

Competitive Debate Making An Impact and a Comeback In Inner City Schools Nationwide Based On Emory/Atlanta Model


Atlanta, Ga. Thousands of inner city students are flocking to competitive debate programs modeled after the Atlanta Urban Debate League founded by Emory University more than a decade ago. Thanks to urban debate leagues (UDLs) begun in the last three years, students in Detroit, New York City, Chicago, Tuscaloosa, Kansas City, St. Louis, Baltimore and the San Francisco Bay area are reaping the profound benefits of debate training: increased verbal, analytical, research and critical thinking skills; greater confidence; higher grades; less physical violence and offers of college scholarships.

Emory University Student and Los Angeles Resident Is Named Reporter of the Year By National Student Organization


Atlanta, Ga. Barney Gimbel, son of Roger and Jennifer Gimbel of Los Angeles (90049), and news editor of Emory University's student newspaper, The Emory Wheel, has been named the 2000 Reporter of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). The award was presented last week at the National Collegiate Media Convention in Washington, D.C.

Two graduates awarded Rotary Scholarships


Atlanta, Ga. Two recent Emory College graduates, Alex Gillies ('00) and Camillia Lui ('00), were recently awarded Rotary Scholarships. Gillies, who majored in international studies at Emory, hopes to pursue a master's degree in international affairs at the University of Ghana. An anthroplogy/human biology major, Lui plans to use her Chinese minor when she travels to Taiwan in Fall 2001.

Emory Senior Receives Woman's Club Arts Scholarship


Atlanta, Ga. Emory College senior Meredith Hicks has been named the first recipient in a series of scholarships established by the Emory University Woman's Club. This year's award goes to a dance student (Hicks is pursuing a double major in dance and English), while future scholarships will rotate among film, music and theater students.

Emory Student Wins Statewide Playwriting Competition


Atlanta, Ga. Emory freshman Lauren Gunderson is the winner the statewide Essential Playwriting Award for her first full-length play, "Parts They Call Deep." Gunderson's script was chosen from more than 50 entries to win the competition exclusively for Georgia writers sponsored by the Essential Theatre.

Emory University's Greek System Thrives Under Innovative Management Plan


Atlanta, Ga. While the Greek system appears to be in decline on many college campuses, Emory University's 15 fraternities are thriving:

Emory has invested $2.4 million to build a new house for Beta Theta Phi, which opened several weeks ago, and committed $1.3 million to renovate the Pi Kappa Alpha house, which was occupied this month;

Six years ago Emory's fraternity houses were below 50 percent occupancy —today they are at 98 percent;
Alcohol is always a concern on college campuses, but during last year’s rush week, Emory's non-alcohol fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, received the largest number of pledges among all Emory fraternities;

All fraternity operating budgets are in the black and have financial reserves.



International Enrollment Continues To Rise For Emory's Incoming Class


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University will enroll approximately 1,245 students this fall from every part of the United States and 28 other nations. Thirty-six 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. International student applications and enrollment continued its strong upward trend this year, with a 26 percent increase in international applications on top of last year's 40 percent increase.

Emory Student Named Luce Scholar For 2000-2001 Academic Year


Atlanta, Ga. Brad Murg, son of Diane Murg and the late Gary Murg of Grosse Pointe, Mich. (48236), has been named a Luce Scholar by the Henry R. Luce Scholars Program. Murg is one of only 18 Luce Scholars chosen nationally for the 2000-2001 academic year, and is the first Emory student to receive this honor since 1988. As a Luce Scholar, Murg will live and work as an intern in Asia for one year.

Emory Senior Heads to Broadway


Atlanta, Ga. Emory senior Travis Sentell has been selected by's "Rocky Horror Show" contest, the world's first online casting call, for a private audition Aug. 18 in New York for the upcoming Broadway production.

Emory National Debate Institute June 18-July 1 Teaches Valuable Life Skills, Enhances Scholarship Opportunities


Atlanta, Ga. For 28 years the Emory National Debate Institute has been spreading the gospel of competitive debate as a teaching and learning tool for junior high and high school students from across the country. The annual two-week, intensive training camp will run this year from June 18-July 1, and for many past participants, the experience has paid off in a big way with college debate scholarships.

Emory Senior Michelle A. "Mandy" Schmitt Named Udall Scholar


Atlanta, Ga. Emory senior Michelle A. "Mandy" Schmitt, daughter of Jerry and Elaine Schmitt of Macon, Ga. (31210) has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year. Schmitt, an alumni of Emory at Oxford who is currently pursuing a double major in biology and environmental studies at Emory College, will receive a one-year scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Two Emory Students Named Among Select CBS Foundation Scholars


Atlanta, Ga. Two Emory University students are among just 26 students from independent colleges and universities in 19 states awarded CBS Foundation Scholarships for minority students pursuing careers in broadcast communications.

The Golden Child


Atlanta, Ga. Nir Eyal was recognized as the metro Atlanta volunteer of the year at the 19th Annual JC Penney/United Way 211 Golden Rule Awards for his on-going work with Hands On Atlanta.

Nishima Chudasama Receives Oxford Service Award


Atlanta, Ga. Following is the text of remarks made by Oxford College Associate Dean Joe Moon in presenting the college's Virgil Y.C. Eady Sophomore Service Award to Nishima Chudasama at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13:

Emory's Highest Student Honor Goes To Unusual MBA Student


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's highest student honor, the Marion Luther Brittain Award, is going to an extraordinary student, but that's to be expected. What's unusual is that this year's recipient is a 40-year-old MBA student with master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard under his belt. B. Kembrel Jones will be recognized at today's commencement ceremony for his outstanding service to not only Emory's Goizueta Business School, but the university as a whole. The award is given each year as an expression of gratitude to a student for service to the university without expectation of reward or recognition.

Emory Rhodes Scholar Caps Off Year With $20,000 McMullan Award


Atlanta, Ga. By nearly every academic and social standard, it has been an extraordinary year for Danielle Sered, who graduates today from Emory University. Her year was preceded by a research trip to Ireland (more about that later), in December she was selected as one of only 32 Rhodes Scholars, then in February she was named to USA Today's 20-member All-USA College Academic First Team. What better punctuation for her college career than to be granted the university's Lucius Lamar McMullan Award-and the accompanying $20,000, no strings attached.

Emory Ph.D. Candidate Carrie Baker Awarded Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant In Women's Studies


Atlanta, Ga. Emory Ph.D. candidate Carrie Baker has been awarded a dissertation grant in women's studies by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Baker is one of 15 winners, chosen from among 257 candidates for this award.

Local Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship For Study of Science at Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Who says women aren't interested in math and science? Marie Kozel has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for students studying math, science and engineering. Kozel, currently a sophomore, will receive up to $7,500 annually for her remaining two years at Emory.

Study Abroad Numbers Soar


Atlanta, Ga. Emory's study abroad programs have experienced explosive growth during the last four years. From the 1996-97 academic year, overall student participation has risen nearly 23 percent, and the number of students opting for a semester or year abroad -- as opposed to summer study -- has soared 740 percent, according to the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA). Semester abroad programs have grown from four programs in four countries, to more than 40 programs in 23 countries. Summer study options have grown from nine programs in six countries, to 16 programs in 12 countries.

International Study Programs Expanding


Atlanta, Ga. Emory's explosive growth in study abroad options includes new programs in Cape Town, South Africa; Dharamsala, India, a partnership with the Dalai Lama's exiled Tibetan government; and Havana, Cuba. The newest program is an academic exchange with the University of Cape Town (UCT), the oldest university in South Africa, that is Emory College's first formal linkage with an African university.

Emory Junior Hetal Doshi Named Truman Scholar


Atlanta, Ga. Emory junior Hetal Doshi, daughter of Janak and Sohag Doshi of Vestavia Hills, Ala. (35216), has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship for graduate study in preparation for a career in government or public service. Doshi plans to pursue a law degree, with the long-term goal of working on women's rights and Islamic legal issues.

Mellon Minority Undergraduate Grant Awarded


Atlanta, Ga. The Mellon Foundation has awarded Emory a $475,000 grant as part of its Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program, Emory College Dean Steven Sanderson announced today. Established in 1989 with a select group of colleges and universities, the program seeks to boost the numbers of African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American students in doctoral programs. The long-term goal is to increase the diversity of faculties at institutions throughout the country in order to bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to teaching and scholarly discussion.

Students to Clean and Document Oxford Cemetery


Atlanta, Ga. Students from Oxford College and Emory University will become intimately acquainted with the university's history when they gather this Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. to clean up and document the portion of the Town of Oxford Historical Cemetery that was restricted to blacks. That section of the cemetery has not been well-maintained throughout the years, and has not been closely documented. Many of the Oxford residents buried in the black section of the cemetery were employees of Emory and later Oxford College when the university established the Atlanta campus. According to anthropologist and Oxford professor Mark Auslander, the cemetery is the resting place of many men and women who made significant contributions to the college during the past 160 years, including Robert Hammond (1858-1923) the college's head janitor whose headstone was donated by Emory students.

Three Emory University Students Named To USA Today Academic Team, Capping Off Year Of Major Faculty, Student Awards


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University has had a banner year when it comes to major faculty and student awards -- first a National Book Award winner, then a Rhodes Scholar -- now three students have been named to the 20-member USA Today 2000 All-USA Academic Team. No school has ever had this many students on the same team. Past recipients, considered by the panel of educators as the "best and brightest college students" in the country frequently have been from schools such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

Emory Ranks Fifth In Southeast For Current Peace Corps Volunteers


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University ranks fifth among colleges and universities in the Southeast for currently serving Peace Corps volunteers, according to Peace Corps Southeast Regional Manager John Eaves. In an announcement yesterday, Eaves released the following rankings:

Emory Student Selected As Rhodes Scholar


Atlanta, Ga. Emory senior Danielle Sered is one of 32 American college or university students selected as Rhodes Scholars, the Rhodes Scholarship Trust announced yesterday. Sered is the 16th Emory student to be selected for the scholarship that provides for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Sered was selected from 935 applicants endorsed by 323 colleges and universities nationwide.

Early Decision, Foreign 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 foreign 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 foreign students rose 20 percent this year. The profile of the incoming class is

Oxford College Enrolls Diverse Freshmen Class


Atlanta, Ga Oxford College of Emory University has enrolled approximately 339* students from 35 states and five nations. Following last year's record applications and enrollment, the college was aiming for 315-320 students. Applications to the incoming class were similar to the previous year, but a higher percentage of accepted students chose Oxford from their other preferred colleges, according to Jennie Taylor, director of admissions for the college. A profile of the incoming class follows.

Emory Students, Chaplains Go To South Africa, Honduras, Northern Ireland on 'Journeys of Reconciliation'


Atlanta, Ga. Summer trips for students that combine community service and learning in international settings are a tradition of Emory University's Office of Religious Life, but this year Emory chaplains and students are taking a new slant on the trips by combining service with learning more about how people in other countries deal with the issue of reconciliation on a daily basis.

Five Emory University History Professors Receive Grants, Fellowships


Atlanta, Ga. Five Emory University history professors have received grants or fellowships to pursue academic projects in 1998-99 year. The five professors are:

Emory University Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship


Atlanta, Ga. Amos N. Jones, the son of Lamont and Kay Jones of Lexington, Ky., has been selected as a 1999 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. A junior pursuing a dual major in political science and economics/mathematics, Jones is one of 79 scholars selected from 657 candidates from 332 U.S. colleges and universities. The scholars were selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of "making a difference."

Emory University Students Awarded Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship


Atlanta, Ga Four students have been awarded the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The award was established in 1976, for the purpose of recognizing individuals who will be excellent representatives of Emory at St. Andrews. Qualities required to fulfill this abassadorship include: intellectual excellence, a record of significant leadership, and academic interests that can be pursued through the offerings at St. Andrews.


Emory Tracks Job Market Trends, Emerging Issues for College Grads


Atlanta, Ga.Information for college graduates about job market trends. Issues concerning Liberal Arts majors, students with learning disabilities, digital portfolios, the legal job market, Emory MBAs, and physician assistants discussed.

Emory Psychologist Examines Students' Latent Personal Prejudice Through Study of Facial Expression


Atlanta, Ga. Facial muscle activity may serve as a tell-tale sign of latent personal prejudice, according Emory visiting psychology professor Eric Vanman, who analyzed how facial movements indicate racial bias among white college students in a study he conducted at the University of Southern California (USC). The study was published in the November 1997 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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Peace Corps Ranks Emory University Number 10 Nationally in Producing Volunteers Among Schools of Similar Size


Atlanta, Ga. The Peace Corps announced today that Emory University ranks tenth among colleges and universities in producing Peace Corps volunteers at schools with an undergraduate enrollment of less than 5,000. In the Peace Corps' 36-year history, 257 Emory alumni have joined the organization.

Emory University Launches New Fraternity Management Program To Address Common Issues Facing Greek Life on College Campuses


Atlanta, Ga. The recent deaths of fraternity members as a result of excessive alcohol consumption has focused increased attention on the future of the Greek Life system of fraternities and sororities on many university campuses. This past May, Emory University implemented a new fraternity management program, the Phoenix Plan, designed to help university administrators and Greek Life members work together to resolve maintenance, behavioral and other issues facing Greek Life. The Emory program includes the following requirements for the approximately 300 fraternity members living under the plan:

Violence Studies Has a New Focus at Emory University


Atlanta, Ga. Violence---at least in the academic sense---will enter Emory University classrooms this fall when the faculty establishes a minor in violence studies to address one of the most significant problems confronting the United States and many regions of the world today.

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