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INDEX Emory Events Calendar, Page 2 Police Record, Page 2 Horoscopes, Page 9 Crossword Puzzle, Page 8 Staff Editorial, Page 6 On Fire, Page 11 THE EMORY WHEEL Since 1919 The Independent Student Newspaper of Emory University Volume 94, Issue 23 Friday, November 30, 2012 GREEK LIFE Every Tuesday and Friday STUDENT GOVERNMENT SNAP YOUR FINGERS After Four-Year Absence, Chi Phi Returns to Emory By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor Students wearing shirts donning Chi Phi Greek letters might become a common sight in the upcoming months, as the fraternity has returned to campus after a four-year hiatus. The fraternity will participate in freshman recruitment next semester. Chi Phi nationals held interest meetings on campus this semester, selecting 12 “founding fathers” for the colony, which is a “designation for a start-up fraternity,” according to Sahil Patel, a member of the Gamma Trust Foundation and an Emory Chi Phi alumnus (’00B) who has been working with the University since last year on Chi Phi’s return. The fraternity will likely regain its charter in the next three or four semesters, but in the interim, it is working on recruiting upperclassmen before freshman rush next semester, said Panos Kanellakopoulos, College junior and newly appointed Chi Phi president. The fraternity now consists of 26 upperclassmen after three separate recruitment efforts, Patel said. “We’re in the beginning stages of kind of setting a foundation in terms of what we want next semester’s rush to look like, but also what we want the fraternity to look like in five, 10, 20 years down the line,” Kanellakopoulos said. The national Chi Phi organization revoked the Emory chapter’s charter in 2009 for alleged recruitment violations and a history of alcohol infractions. Chi Phi nationals asked the University at that time to permit the fraternity to return to Emory in 2011 or 2012. Officials from the national organization attempted to verify Chi Phi’s return in October 2011, giving presentations at Interfraternity Council (IFC) General Body meetings regarding how Chi Phi’s return would benefit Emory. The IFC General Body, however, voted last fall to reject Chi Phi’s return, which one General Body member attributed to the competition surrounding fraternity housing each year. The IFC General body did approve Chi Phi’s return this spring, though, after members from nationals consulted with the current and former IFC presidents and Dean of Students Bridget Riordan about “what the CC Forms Advisory Committee CHI PHI AT EMORY January 2009 Chi Phi sanctioned for alleged recruitment violations. Students to Meet Forman Monthly October 2011 Interfraternity Council (IFC) votes down Chi Phi’s return. By Elizabeth Howell Multimedia Editor March 2012 IFC approves Chi Phi’s return after additional discussions. they’re reading files and know more about the schools and are making better decisions.” Another significant change in the current applicant selection process involves committee discussions about applications and the way admission officers assess the quality of applicants. “We’re not evaluating applications, we’re evaluating applicants,” Latting said. Officers hope that the new process will focus more on the person than the paper. Admissions officers will engage in discussions about applicants, rather than individually reviewing and exchanging files, according to Latting. Instead of focusing solely on SAT scores or transcripts from high school, Latting says that admission officers will be looking for signs that applicants will thrive in the future and contribute to the community. “We’re also spending more time A team of Georgia researchers will establish the Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center (MaHPIC) after the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded the team a five-year contract of up to $19.4 million. The MaHPIC team, which includes researchers from Emory University, the University of Georgia (UGA), the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will study how malaria parasites interact with human and animal hosts. In response to the recent department changes, the 57th Legislature of the College Council (CC) is in the process of forming a Student Advisory Committee that will meet monthly with Dean of the College Robin Forman in order to provide him with student input on future decisions. The committee, announced in a Nov. 20 College-wide email, will also help relay information about any decisions to the entire student body and offer students an avenue through which to express any general concerns they might have. Forman said his utmost priority for the committee is to establish an ongoing relationship between administrators and students, especially in light of the criticism about Forman’s announcement of the recent department cuts in a Sept. 14 Universitywide email. “We share a common set of goals for the institution,” Forman said. “And the more we can find ways of working together, the better it is for everyone.” CC President and College senior Amitav Chakraborty said he hopes that by increasing the transparency of Forman’s decision-making process, the committee will lead to greater respect of administrators among students. CC will select eight to 10 students, two of whom will be CC members, from a pool of applicants to make up the committee, according to Chakraborty. While Chakraborty could have appointed solely CC members to the committee, he said he opened the application process to all College students because he preferred to include students who are involved in campus See DEAN, Page 4 See GA, Page 4 See CONTROVERSIAL, Page 4 Fall 2012 Chi Phi returns to Emory as colony, begins recruitment. issues were and the best way to engage” with the IFC General Body and giving additional presentations to members of IFC, Patel said in a March 26 Wheel article. Chi Phi, which is one of Emory’s oldest fraternities, owns the house on Eagle Row currently occupied by Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity under the Phoenix Plan, which provides fraternities with long-term housing through signed agreements. However, IFC President and Goizueta Business School senior Victor Rudo wrote in an email that he does not believe Chi Phi will seek to occupy the house next fall. Patel agreed, noting, “We’re not going to have enough guys to fill the house, and it wouldn’t be financially responsible for us to live in it.” Regardless, since the vote this past spring, IFC and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (OSFL) worked closely with Chi Phi alumni and the fraternity’s national headquarters to “formulate a clear plan for their return,” Rudo wrote. This plan includes Chi Phi’s plans to recruit new members, the timing of these efforts — since upperclassman rush takes place in the fall and freshman recruitment in the spring — and “establishing a vision for the new chapter.” Megan Janasiewicz, the OSFL director, was not available for comment by press time. In recruiting the Emory chapter’s founding fathers, the national orga- Jessica Labib/Contributor N See CHI PHI, Page 5 o Strings Attached performed at Student Programming Council’s (SPC) free concert yesterday. Dartmouth’s all-female a cappella group “The Subtleties” also performed at the concert on the DUC Terraces. SPC provided hot chocolate and pastries from the Highland Bakery. ADMISSIONS HEALTH Admissions Officers Shift Emory, Others Focus From Paper to Person To Launch By Rachel Duboff Staff Writer The Office of Admission is reforming the way it reaches out to prospective students and reviews applications. Structural changes in the recruitment and selection process under the leadership of Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and Dean of Admission John Latting will aim to make admission objectives more effective. The restructuring process first involved moving Emory to a regional structure. Admissions officers are now assigned to a region in the country to visit high schools in the area. The goal is for officers to be a point of contact for prospective students in their respective areas, according to Latting. “It’s a good way to develop better links with counselors and schools all over the country,” Latting said. “In terms of the expertise of our staff, AWARDS New Malaria Center By Harmeet Kaur Staff Writer VILLAGE Wold Named Top Georgia Professor By Karishma Mehrotra Asst. News Editor It’s midnight in June in the hot countryside of southern Georgia on an uneven, isolated, gnat-filled field. Since sundown, 90 students and faculty have been here with a set-up of tents, vans and tables, as migrant farm workers enter their make-shift clinic. For two weeks every year, this team provides health care services to 800 to 1,000 migrant farm workers as part of the Farmworker Family Health Program. And standing as overseer of this 20-year-old project is one woman in Emory scrubs, rain boots and a fanny pack: clinical professor at the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing Judith Wold. This two-week interdisciplinary, immersion experience, she said, is what led to her recent award — the 2012 Georgia Professor of the Year Award by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). On Nov. 15, along with 30 other professors from different states, Wold received her award in Washington D.C. For her nomination, Dean of the Judith Wold, professor at the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, received the award at Washington, D.C. Nursing School Linda McCauley, students, faculty and Wold herself sent in letters of recommendation. The award “is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate education,” according to the website. Wold has more than 30 years of teaching, the title of former Director (Dean) of the School of Nursing at Georgia State University (GSU) and former distinguished scholar in residence in the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. She holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia State University and a Masters in Family and Community Health Nursing from Emory. Under her leadership, undergraduate and graduate students and faculty journeyed to Cuba with Medical Education in Cooperation NEWS NATIONWIDE STU15 PERCENT, PEW REPORT SAID ... PAGE 5 DENT DEBT UP with Cuba (MEDICC) to study its health-care delivery system. She also worked in the country of Georgia for many years with the American International Health Alliance helping to improve nursing education and was principal investigator on a Human Resources for Health PEPFAR grant in Zimbabwe. Now, after arriving at Emory as a clinical professor in 2009, she is the interim associate dean for educational innovation at the NHWSN, teaches undergraduate nursing students about public health nursing, serves on the Human Rights Committee in the American Public Health Association and directs the Farmworker Family Health Program. And that program is what Wold can talk about for hours. She brought the project to Emory when she was a visiting scholar of the school while she was still working at GSU. The recent award, she said, was built around this program. This endeavor has cared for 13,000 migrant workers — many of which, Wold said, would not have any other form of health care. “My passion is public health, basically, and keeping people healthy See MIGRANT, Page 5 Liqi Shu/Staff Stationed in front of Falafel King, the nearly-finished Emory Village Park marks progress in The Alliance to Improve Emory Village’s $2.1 million Roundabout and Streetscape Construction project. Park Opens After Fundraising Campaign By Arianna Skibell Executive Editor The Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) is well on its way to finishing progress on the Emory Village Park. Located in front of Falafel King, the park is one aspect of AIEV’s $2.1 million Roundabout and Streetscape Construction project. OP-EDS DEMOCRATS STUDENT LIFE NEED TO CHANGE THE RESULTS OF POETRY CONTEST ARE IN ... PAGE 9 STATUS QUO ... PAGE 7 The last addition to the park will be a circular bench that will circumscribe the center tree, according to AIEV chair Todd Hill. To mark the park’s near completion, the AIEV held a dedication ceremony on Nov. 8. More than 200 supporters came out to celebrate. The creation of the park, designed by Hill, is the latest endeavor of the SPORTS MEN’S BASKETBALL LOST A CLOSE GAME, 75 TO 72 ... BACK PAGE AIEV’s 12-year-long effort. Other aspects of the project to enhance Emory Village include creating the roundabout to ease traffic flow, planting more than 40 trees in the area and creating sidewalks to accommodate walkers, cyclists and wheelchairs. The road to completion of the See AIEV, Page 4 NEXT ISSUE EMORY CUTS HOSTS WALKOUT TO EMPHASIZE DEMANDS ... Tuesday


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