Since House Republicans unveiled the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Nov. 2, the Emory community has mobilized to advocate against provisions that would unduly impact Emory students, employees and patients.
Emory's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, a program that expands access for underrepresented minorities to earn doctorates and faculty positions, has received renewed funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Launching in January, Emory's new Campus Waste Management Policy will standardize recycling and compost bins, remove outdoor landfill trash containers and cease servicing of desk-side bins.
The Thanksgiving Partners Program is working to pair Emory faculty and international students to celebrate the holiday in an American home. Interested faculty and students may sign up by Nov. 17.
Students in history professor Tehila Sasson's course "Origins of Human Rights" had a special guest speaker last week: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. As University Distinguished Professor, Carter regularly visits campus to share his insights.
"Conversations with America" addresses national discord on issues such as immigration, public health and higher education. The next focus group is set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Emory University has embarked on the next phase of a strategic planning process designed to align the university's strengths and opportunities in advancing its vision and mission for the next decade.