Rescind the Cuts or No Alumni Donations
  • Petitioned James Wagner

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President of Emory
James Wagner
Emory University

Rescind the Cuts or No Alumni Donations

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      Emory Cuts

      Atlanta, GA

We will donate nothing to Emory University if the Forman budget is implemented. If we are a current student, then this is a pledge not to donate after graduation. If Emory chooses not to rescind the cuts then it demonstrates it has no idea how to manage its budget and we will find better uses for our salaries.

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    • Laura Quaynor AUGUSTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a proud graduate of the Division of Educational Studies, whose faculty provided a life-changing education. Unless Emory University reconsiders the cuts, I will be donating only to my undergraduate/master's institution, the University of Virginia, who values the field of education. I am sickened by the disinvestment of an incredibly wealthy school in a division that is directly engaged with redressing educational inequities in Atlanta.

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    • Jeremy Pool MONMOUTH, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a proud Emory alum (PhD History, 2009), but find these cuts and the caavlier manner in which they were announced deeply upsetting. At the undergraduate level, this represents a betrayal of the liberal arts (what liberal arts institution has no visual arts and no education departments?). At the graduate level it represents the abandone ment of historic and distinctive programs and areas of strength (such as South Asian Studies) that faculty and students have spent years developing.

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    • Aaron Gregg WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      I realize that the university has limited resources and not all programs can be funded. If budget cuts are needed to sustain the University's growth then so be it, even if it means eliminating popular programs and departments. But the students and professors who are the direct beneficiaries of these changes deserve to have a say in the process, and it is an insult to the Emory community that this decision was made without their input. While I will always consider Emory University to be a value recipient of my donation money, I will not feel comfortable donating until the administration shows that it is committed to a more open and participatory process. Moving forward with these cuts will send a message that the administration simply does not care what the broader Emory community has to say on the issue.

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    • Kent Brintnall CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a proud alum of Emory University. One of the things I value most about my Ph.D. work is that I was able to pursue interdisciplinary scholarship that included work studying visual culture. I have always pushed my students to consider Emory as a viable option for graduate school, often pointing to the existence of the ILA as evidence of Emory's commitment to interdisciplinary work. Without the ILA as a site for graduate students, I will be much more reluctant to recommend Emory to my students.

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    • Gabriel Nahmias ATLANTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      A liberal arts education is about a holistic understanding of reality. Departments are not competitive goods they are complimentary goods. Having departments like Visual Arts are important regardless of their national competitiveness because they often supplement the experience of students regardless of their major.

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