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Dooley's Week is star-studded party

By Nenad Tadic | March 28, 2013

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The annual week-long celebration of Dooley, Emory's unofficial mascot, will have music from Kendrick Lamar and 3LAU, comedy, trivia and more.

"Doolius Caesar Presents: When in Rome, Dooley as the Romans Do."

That's the theme for Dooley's Week this year, Emory's long-held and annual tradition of celebrating its famed, unofficial mascot. Beginning on Monday, April 1 and culminating on Saturday, April 6, Dooley's Week will feature hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, DJ artist 3Lau, comedian Hannibal Buress and more.  

The Student Programming Council (SPC) decided to combine Dooley's Week and the Spring Band Party this year, which allowed the organization to bring in more "great artists than we would have been able to bring otherwise," says Graham Brooks, Emory College junior and SPC co-chair.  

When it was made public that Kendrick Lamar would perform, Brooks noted that campus was abuzz with positive reaction.  

"[Lamar] is becoming increasingly popular. I think everyone will enjoy the show we have lined up," Brooks says.  

Dooley's Week is a university-wide activity, Brooks notes, and faculty and staff are welcome to join the students at all events.  

To raise awareness, SPC is utilizing the SGA website to promote events and sending out information and fliers to respective graduate school student governments.   

Dooley's Week events include:  

  • Monday, April 1: Taste of Emory, 5:30 – 7 p.m., McDonough Field

  • Tuesday, April 2: Dooling Pianos, 8 – 10 p.m., Cox Ballroom

  • Wednesday, April 3: Wonderful Wednesday, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m., Asbury Circle; and Trivia Night, 8 – 10 p.m., Cox Ballroom

  • Thursday, April 4: Comedian Hannibal Buress, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Glenn Memorial

  • Friday, April 5: Spring Band Party featuring Kendrick Lamar, 7 – 11 p.m., McDonough Field

  • Saturday, April 6: Dooley's Ball featuring 3LAU, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., McDonough Field

"There has been a lot of hype around these artists… It is going to be electrifying!" Brooks says.  

SPC's guest policies stipulate that Emory students wishing to bring guests to concerts must register them by April 4 at students.emory.edu/spc. Emory students and their registered guests can pick up their wristbands at the Dobbs University Center April 5-6. The guest must present photo identification at the time.