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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory alum becomes first D-III swimmer to compete for Team USA in the Olympics
Andrew Wilson is the first NCAA Division III swimmer to represent Team USA, competing in the Tokyo Olympics in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. Learn more about his athletic and academic achievements at Emory and see when you can watch him compete.

 

CAPITOL UPDATE
Advocating for Pell Grants, international scholars
Emory's Office of Government and Community Affairs monitors legislative and regulatory policies at the federal, state and local levels. Learn more about recent developments on two issues of interest to the Emory community.

 

SUPPORT
Early-career scientists seek resilience through NIH-designed program
The “Becoming a Resilient Scientist” program sponsored by NIH featured webinars and small group discussions addressing mental health and wellness concerns among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

CAMPUS
Emory will build housing for 1,000 graduate, professional students
The Graduate and Professional Student Housing Initiative will increase the supply of competitively priced apartments located within a 15-minute walk or less to all graduate programs.

 

COMMITMENT
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 Report evidences collective achievement
Since arriving in 2019 as Emory’s first chief diversity officer, Carol Henderson has wanted to engage the university in the hard work of leading regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. The easy part was how many willing partners she found.

 

COMMUNITY
The way forward: Rebounding from a wrecked economy
How can we bounce back from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic? What will our new workplaces and workdays look like? Emory economists and business leaders weigh in on these questions and more.

INNOVATION
Emory team makes finals for Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence
A team of six Emory students has reached the final round for Amazon’s Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, a global competition among universities to create a chatbot that advances the field of artificial intelligence.
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COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATE
 
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Operating status: Based on current public health and community indicators, Emory moved to green operating status on July 1. Restrictions on gathering size, density and duration have been lifted, but gatherings should still adhere to current Emory health and safety protocols. Masks are still required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and in Emory facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more at Emory Forward.
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TimelyMD for student health services is now TimelyCare
TimelyMD for student health services is now TimelyCare

Portions of Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28
Portions of Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for faculty and staff
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for faculty and staff

Emory named largest employer in metro Atlanta for third consecutive year
Emory named largest employer in metro Atlanta for third consecutive year

Emory Healthcare performs 1,000th heart transplant
Emory Healthcare performs 1,000th heart transplant
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