Emory in the News

Big Gift is Big News

A $400 million gift to Emory from the Woodruff Foundation—the university’s largest ever—received nationwide attention in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC News, and CNBC. Part of the funds will go toward a new health sciences research building planned on Emory’s main Druid Hills campus that will house faculty and staff who aim to develop cures, interventions, and prevention methods that improve the health of patients.

Subscribing to Success

It’s a brave new world for retail these days, and Goizueta marketing professor Daniel McCarthy’s expertise in online and subscription-based businesses has made him a go-to expert. His research and expertise on companies like Wayfair, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Stitch Fix has been frequently cited recently in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and the Boston Globe.

Local News, National Interest

What happens when a national broadcast group, such as Sinclair Broadcast Group, buys more and more local television news stations? Local political news becomes more focused on national politics and reflects the political and ideological leanings of the group, according to research by Emory political science professor Greg Martin and PhD student Josh McCrain. Their research about local news coverage and Sinclair Broadcast Group was covered by the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, New York Magazine, Poynter, Vox, and Newsweek.

Sotomayor Calls for Activism

During a visit to Emory in February, US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at an event hosted by Emory University School of Law and stressed the importance of citizens staying engaged in the law-making process. “I believe with all my heart that unless we become engaged in our country and become active participants in making a difference in the world we’re in, that we will be nothing but bystanders otherwise, and nobody should live their life being a bystander,” she said. Her Emory visit was covered by the Associated Press and picked up by media outlets nationwide.

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