New Pathways Center integrates career services with additional forms of mentorship and support
As part of the Student Flourishing initiative, the Pathways Center launches in fall 2022. It will include the Career Center, Pre-health Advising, and other campus resources that provide mentorship and support to empower students to find their paths. The Pathways Center will be led by a new position, executive director and associate dean of Emory College, to be filled by this fall.
Emory stands in solidarity with Ukraine, offers support for students, faculty and staff
“With Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, we are witnessing a historic atrocity unfold,” says Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves. “This is a tragedy for the people of Ukraine — for the many lives that will be lost and the many more that will be affected. At Emory, we are reaching out to provide support for our community members with close ties to the region during this difficult time.”
2022 CLASS Awards introduces Virtual Innovation Award
The 2022 Campus Life Awards for Superlative Service (CLASS Awards) banquet will be held on May 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. in person. This year’s event will present the first Virtual Innovation Award, recognizing the growing importance of virtual communications in serving our students and the outstanding work that Campus Life is doing in this area. This CLASS Award will be presented to one Campus Life staff member or one team led by Campus Life staff that has demonstrated excellence in delivering information to support Emory students via websites, social media, and/or other electronic media. Learn more about the CLASS Awards, review criteria for all nine honors, and nominate a colleague before the deadline on April 1.
Campus dining update: Food service during spring break
Daily meal service for residential students will be available for spring break at Dobbs Common Table (DCT). No swipes or Dooley Dollars required, and all residential students are welcome. A catered buffet meal will be offered, quantities will be ample, and students may fill a container to enjoy later that day. The schedule:
Friday, March 4: Dinner, 5 –7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 13: Midday meals, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also, students may continue to use their Dooley Dollars during spring break in any campus dining venue. Please refer to dining.emory.edu for spring break hours of operation at various venues.
Haygood Drive water line replacement to disrupt traffic
Construction-related noise and traffic delays will occur on Haygood Drive beginning March 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. Property owners will be notified 48 to 72 hours before work begins. The project is expected to last approximately three months, weather permitting. The work is part of DeKalb County’s $2.4 billion capital improvement program. Crews will replace 1,250 feet of crumbling water lines, allowing the Department of Watershed Management to improve the capacity and service of watershed systems serving the community.
LaNita Gregory Campbell leaves Emory
LaNita has moved on from her role as director of the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement to continue her work in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the Race and Equity Center at the university of Southern California. LaNita joined Emory in 2019 and led the rebuilding of the Office for RACE after a gap in leadership, played an instrumental role in creating the Asian Student Center, and oversaw the reopening of Centro Latinx and the Emory Black Student Union. She has been a thought-leader in Emory's efforts to support Native American and Indigenous students and help the university community understand race and ethnicity in complex and nuanced ways. LaNita has been an integral member of the Belonging and Community Justice family. Her last day with Emory was February 28.
Support our Eagles as Emory hosts NCAA basketball this week
Update: Spectators are again allowed in the stands at Eagles competitions with the university now operating in yellow status. You can also support the Eagles by watching webcasts of their competitions.
Oxford Campus Update, February 23, 2022
On March 18, Oxford College will host its first-ever Spring Festival, inviting its juniors and seniors who are continuing their studies on the Atlanta campus back to Oxford for an afternoon of fun activities, reconnecting with faculty and staff, and socializing with the college’s current students.
Land acknowledgments spur controversies
A controversial land acknowledgment led to a clash between a University of Washington professor and administrators. Native scholars say the practice has value but can be problematic without a commitment to supporting Indigenous communities.