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News Roundup Compiled By Anwesha Guha News Editor Emory Water Unsafe to Drink ATLANTA – Brown water was found coming from toilets, sinks and fountains across the Emory campus and surrounding area Tuesday night, including the ones in Cox Hall, Dobbs University Center (DUC), Complex Residence Hall and the CVS in the Emory Village. DeKalb County School District officials said Monday that lead was found in water fountain samples from multiple schools in the district, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the lead level test results that district officials released, three out of six schools tested to have higher lead levels than the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion, the AJC reported. DeKalb county officials have not released a report on the water contamination as of print time. Former Prof. On Trump Cabinet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presidentelect Donald Trump chose former Emory University School of Medicine assistant professor and former medical director of the orthopedic clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital and U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to serve as secretary of health and human services Monday, according to The New York Times. Price completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University, according to his website. Despite his criticism of the Affordable Care Act and subsequent opposition from leftist groups, Price noted that “there is much work to be done to ensure we have a health care system that works,” The Times reported. Library Acquires Patterson Papers ATLANTA – Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has acquired
the papers of Eugene Patterson, former Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution in the 1960s, MARBL Director Rosemary Magee announced at the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame Dinner yesterday. The papers include Patterson’s columns, articles and letters, including the writing that earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1967. Patterson was named “one of America’s most highly regarded journalists” for his work in the late 20th century, including his activism in the civil rights movement, according to The Times. ‘Liberal’ Prof. Listed on Watchlist EMORY – Professor of Philosophy George Yancy was listed among 144 college professors “who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom” by Turning Point USA, a conservative activist organization, according to the AJC. Turning Point USA’s project, named “Professor Watchlist,” includes Yancy for his 2015 New York Times op-ed “Dear White America.” The list provides no evidence nor explanation of how Yancy allegedly advances propaganda or discriminates against certain students, the AJC reported. Former Cuban Leader Castro Dies CUBA – Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and political leader for over 50 years, died Friday after “a long battle with illness,” according to The Wall Street Journal. He was 90 years old. His brother, President Raul Castro named him “the commander in chief of the Cuban revolution,” BBC reported. While some countries mourned his loss, his enmity with the U.S. in the Cold War, particularly during the Cuban missile crisis, elicited mixed responses among Cuban-Americans, according to WSJ. — Contact Anwesha Guha at email@example.com
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Crime Report Compiled By Monica Lefton Staff Writer On Nov. 22 at 12:39 p.m., an Emory Police Department (EPD) officer observed an individual riding a scooter southbound on Clifton Road. The officer stopped the driver, a 21-year-old Emory student, on Eagle Row for not wearing protective headgear. While citing the student for a helmet violation, the officer discovered that the City of Atlanta had issued a warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court. The officer arrested the individual, College senior Janay DeVillasee, and took her to DeKalb County Jail. On Nov. 23 at 2:34 pm, EPD responded to a call regarding a second-degree burglary at the Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (PAIS) Building. A staff member reported that $580 had been stolen from a cash box on the fifth floor of the building. The cash was supposed to be used to compensate research study participants. According to a University professor in the Department of Psychology, some of the money went missing before Oct. 3 and the remaining money had been
taken between Oct. 3 at 7 a.m. and Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. The case has been assigned to an investigator. On Nov. 27 at 10:27 a.m., an EPD officer patrolling Briarcliff Campus observed two vehicles parked in front of the Candler Mansion and four unauthorized persons walking near the mansion with cameras. The officer spoke with the subjects, who said they wanted to film video and take photos of the mansion. The officer told them they would need permission from Emory to do so and asked them to leave the location, which they did without incident. The subjects were unaffiliated with Emory, and the officer determined that there was no indication that they had entered the mansion. On Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m., an EPD officer patrolling the area around the Candler Mansion observed two people exiting the mansion through an open window, which had become unboarded prior to the subjects’ arrival. Two other officers arrived on the scene and approached the subjects, two 18-yearold students from Kennesaw State
University, who said they had read about the building online. The students told officers they had only been inside the mansion for about seven minutes. The officer asked the students to leave and they did so without incident. EPD called Facilities Management, which responded and re-attached a board to the open window. On Nov. 27 at 11:12 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding public indecency at the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library. A building security guard reported that he had seen a naked male walking along the fifth floor hallway of the library. When officers arrived, the security guard said the man had put on his clothes and left after he had called. Soon after, another officer reported that he had just seen the subject walking along Clifton Road. Officers responded and spoke with the 27-year-old man, who admitted to being naked in the library. The subject was unaffiliated with Emory. Officers issued him a citation for public indecency. — Contact Monica Lefton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Remembered for Storytelling, Empathy Continued from Page 1 director of the Emory’s Institute for the Liberal Arts more than once, Loudermilk added. In 2011, he retired from teaching and became the consultant curator at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, where he worked on various exhibits, including an exhibits on boxer Joe Louis and baseball player Hank Aaron. Outside the classroom, White was involved in influential media projects. Most notably, he co-created and narrated the award-winning eightpart documentary series on the history of Atlanta, The Making of Modern Atlanta, in 1991. White also served as a project consultant for multiple television and radio documentary series about Atlanta. Prior to coming to Emory, White worked as a fellow for one year at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and served in the United States Army between the Korean War and the Vietnam War as a West Point teacher. Interim Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences Michael A. Elliott remembers him as having a tremendous impact on campus. “[White] was a remarkable scholar
of the history of cities, particularly Atlanta, and he was a mentor to generations of students and faculty,” Elliott wrote in a statement to the Wheel. “I think that everyone who knew him felt a deep sense of connection. His profound intelligence was joined to a sense of warmth, and so his intellectual excitement was contagious.” Rosemary Magee, Rose Library director and a former Ph.D. student of White, remembers his dedication throughout his career to uniting students from different backgrounds. “In no time, he began to be known as someone who brought people together from surrounding universities such as Georgia Tech, Morehouse and Spelman to Emory and vice versa,” Magee said. Those who worked with White remembered his knack for teaching through storytelling. Crimmins, who co-instructed urban history classes at GSU with White, said that his colleague was “a wonderful storyteller.” The two collaborated on several initiatives including “The Problem of the Color Line” project, a workshop series that educates Atlanta K-12 teachers about the city’s civil rights history. “[White] used stories with humor to make points,” Crimmins said. “He
was just a delightful colleague to work with.” Goodrich C. White Professor of Film and Media Studies Matthew Bernstein, who co-taught with White “Baseball in America” in the American Studies department, noted White’s dedication to his students. “He was interested in his students personally and he was always very sympathetic [to them] ... he delighted in students who took the material and ran with it,” Bernstein said. “I remember him as someone who is imbued with the joy of living, a joy of being part of a community devoted to learning.” Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections at the Rose Library Randy Gue echoed that White left an impact on Emory and its students. “White gave me my life’s calling,” Gue said. “Studying Atlanta is my passion. It is what I love to do. Without Dana White, I would’ve never found that.” White’s papers, journals and audiovisual material are housed at the Rose Library. White is survived by Patricia, his wife of 25 years.
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Students Share Questions, Concerns at SGA Open Forum Continued from Page 1 SGA planned to vote twice because that is the policy for any bill that changes the SGA finance code, but later said that he was mistaken and that only one vote would be necessary to take the bill to referendum. To restart the process, SGA held an open forum at its meeting Monday, allowing constituents to present their concerns and questions to GSGA President and Goizueta Business School graduate student Jared Greenbaum, Zoberman and the bill’s authors. Eleven constituents attended. Some students at the meeting expressed concerns that the bill didn’t sufficiently address what the transi-
tion into the proposed structure would entail, while others offered sentiments that the restructure seemed “unnecessary.” In response, Zoberman and Greenbaum said that the details of the transition, including financial and governance aspects, would be discussed following passage of the bill by the restructured bodies. The bill was created to give graduate legislators both a more formal voice in the legislature and a more proportional representation in SGA, Greenbaum added. In an interview with the Wheel, Greenbaum said he will try to ensure that the transition to two autonomous
branches would be complete by the time he leaves office at the end of April.
“We did something, it was not compliant with constitutional procedure. If we want to do this the right way ... we have to back up.” — Max Zoberman, SGA president and College senior “It’s clearer [from the forum] that we need to do a little more work on our side,” Greenbaum told the Wheel. “But
… I’m not going to leave this university hanging with a big transition.” Legislators cannot vote on the bill until the next legislative session Monday, Dec. 5, because the bill appeared in the First Readings section this week. If SGA votes in favor of the bill Dec. 5, it will be sent to a University-wide referendum, in which a majority of the student body, both graduate and undergraduate, must vote in favor of the bill for it to pass. The open forum was a large part of the voting process because the legislature alone “cannot accurately represent everyone, and it’s important to have the best representation possible when
making big changes such as this,” Sia said in an interview with the Wheel. Greenbaum said that the open forum proved to be important for the bill because legislators were able to address non-legislators’ “fear of change” and assure them that the bill “isn’t going to be detrimental to the University.” The agenda Monday also included a bill to fund the African Student Association’s (ASA) “Taste of Africa” event tentatively scheduled for April 15, but the legislature moved to table Bill 50sl18 until the Finance Committee discusses it.
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