A Century in Atlanta

Emory traditions made brighter by anniversary

Dooley's Week: The skeleton with students at an Emory Rite of Spring.
Bryan Meltz

This year, Emory celebrates one hundred years in Atlanta. The milestone added a special note to Founders Week in February, and festivities continued with Dooley’s Week in March, when students were treated to trendy performances, social events, and, of course, the traditional and much-anticipated release from class by the mysterious Lord of Misrule himself.

A new twist this year was a scavenger hunt for specially designed, frantically sought-after Dooley cats created by local artist Catlanta (see photo).

The “100 Years in Atlanta” celebration, which honors the 1915 university charter that brought Emory to the city, will continue throughout the year.

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