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Dooley Report Guidelines

I. Mission

Dooley Report is the official University-wide electronic newsletter for all students. Featuring an engaging mix of University-related news and information, events, academic policies, enrichment opportunities and athletic events, Dooley Report's primary mission is to keep the University's large and diverse student body well informed about their campus, to instill a sense of pride in the achievements of our institution, and to be the primary source of official information pertaining to the campus environment at the University.

II. Background

Dooley Report is distributed to all current students of Emory University via the student listserv. The Division of Communications and Marketing publishes Dooley Report every Wednesday (except for holidays).

Dooley Report is distributed in HTML format directly to student email in-boxes. A link to the corresponding website is included if there are any display problems in viewing the emailed document. All Emory University students are included in the listserv to receive Dooley Report.

Students may not choose to opt out of this communication. Other members of the community who wish to subscribe to Dooley Report may do so here.

III. Dooley Report Extra

In the case of significant breaking news that occurs between the standard Dooley Report publishing dates, a Dooley Report Extra may be distributed. The Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing (or his or her designee) will make decisions on Dooley Report Extras, in consultation with the president or provost, as necessary.

IV. Policies

A. Submitting story ideas to Dooley Report

University faculty, staff, students and administrators may submit story ideas for consideration to the Dooley Report editorial staff by emailing editor in chief Leigh DeLozier. Only events and news related to or sponsored by a department of Emory University will be considered for inclusion in Dooley Report.

In general, story ideas that are related to events, deadlines or other time-sensitive issues should be submitted no less than two weeks in advance of the date.

B. Submitting calendar items to Dooley Report

"Featured Events" in Dooley Report are selected and curated primarily from the online Emory Events Calendar. You should submit your event to the Emory Events Calendar here.

The Emory Events Calendar appears on many university websites, so your event will be seen by multiple audiences. The calendar welcomes submissions from faculty, staff and students.

After submitting your information to the Emory Events Calendar, you may also contact Dooley Report editorial staff by emailing editor in chief Leigh DeLozier to suggest coverage of your event in Dooley Report. Due to space constraints and other considerations, not all events submitted to the Emory Events Calendar can be included in Dooley Report; however, each edition of Dooley Report will include a link to the full calendar. When considering whether to submit your calendar item to Dooley Report, consider how widely your event will appeal to the University community, especially students.

The Division of Communications and Marketing reserves the right to accept or decline publishing any event in Dooley Report.

C. Commercial Services

Only internal commercial services (companies with Emory University contracts), such as the Emory University Bookstore, Emory Alliance Credit Union, Emory Conference Center, etc., will be considered in terms of offering/promoting special rates or discount offers to University employees.

External companies or organizations wishing to promote discounted prices/rates through Dooley Report will not be included.

Dooley Report does not accept paid advertising.

D. Obituaries

Dooley Report will consider publishing obituaries for current Emory faculty, staff and students if there will be an on-campus memorial service open to the entire university community. Other obituaries, including those of alumni or former university employees, will be restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the University, as determined by the Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing.

E. Opt Out of Receiving Dooley Report

Students may not opt out of receiving Dooley Report. Each issue contains essential news and information for undergraduate and graduate students, including benefits, events, announcements about campus construction and disruptions, and other important news and information. Additionally, there are times when information for students needs to be communicated urgently, such as major leadership announcements or campus changes that take effect immediately.

F. Honors and Awards

Dooley Report publishes a monthly column called "Acclaim" to highlight faculty and staff honors. Listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable accomplishments in the wider community. To submit an item for the "Acclaim" column, email the information to

G. Requests for Human Research Subjects

Dooley Report will not publish requests for human research subjects from any University school, college or department.

H. Editorial Considerations

The final decision for any item to be included rests solely with Communications and Marketing. Any appeals for inclusion, or clarification on policy should be directed first to the editor in chief of Dooley Report, Leigh DeLozier. The interim assitant vice president of enterprise communications and/or the vice president of communications and marketing will be the final arbiter of any issue related to this publication.