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Tweets of the Week (Plus a Tumblr and a Meme): Emory 3/5 Edition

Wagner's piece in the Winter 2013 edition of Emory's alumni magazine used the Constitution's notorious Three-Fifths Compromise, which counts all non-free people (aka, slaves) as only three-fifths of a person, as an example of compromise at its finest.

Any bets on how long before the Emory trustees can James Wagner?

Just as Lindsay Lohan’s dissolute ways have earned her her own Death Watch on the Internet, we have to wonder how long before Emory University President James Wagner gets his own countdown. In this case, to his firing.

Alan Abramowitz Is the Oracle of Emory

In September 1988, more than a month before Election Day, Alan Abramowitz accurately predicted George H.W. Bush would win 53 percent of the popular vote.

Extended Interview: Kenneth Thorpe

1. Metro Atlanta’s population is projected to top 7 million by 2030. What do you think is the single most important thing that should be done to prevent that growth in population from making our traffic congestion even worse that it already is?

Extended Interview: Michael Leo Owens

1. Metro Atlanta’s population is projected to top 7 million by 2030. What do you think is the single most important thing that should be done to prevent that growth in population from making our traffic congestion even worse that it already is?

View from the Brain Trust

Ebenezer Aka, political science professor and director of the Urban Studies Program at Morehouse, is an expert in urban planning. (Read his extended responses here.)

The Innovation Index

Arthritis Simulation Gloves
Here’s a novel way to make jars and packages easier to open: Let manufacturers see what it’s like to handle products with arthritic hands. These gloves, developed by Georgia Tech Research Institute engineers, stiffen the joints and make it harder to grip, turn, and push down on lids. Some manufacturers are already using the empathy-inducing handwear in product trials, and builders are using them to test doorknobs and cabinet drawers. That should enable companies to prepare for an aging population.

Harriet Robinson

The problem is invisible. The solution is expressed in a symbology that few laypeople can decipher. And despite more than a decade of development, any substantive sign of that solution’s effect on humanity is still, at best, years away. But in terms of impact, it doesn’t get much bigger, clearer, and more immediate than the prospect of a successful HIV vaccine.

Two poems for Natasha Trethewey, our new poet laureate

Checking in again on the status of the sketches for the Daily Agenda blog. There has been some discussion about possibly going in a different direction for the banner, but we would love to see your sketches if you have done them. If you haven't done them yet, check with me first before you start.

Market flourishes on busy Emory campus

At a time of year when many farmers markets are on hiatus, one is at its peak: Emory Farmers Market.The market is tied to the academic schedule, so it’s closed during university breaks, including summer. But when class is in session—right now—the market is at full throttle. The arrangement gives vendors and consumers another way to connect during the lean winter months.

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