"surely the most disastrous president’s column ever written"
February 22, 2013 8:08 AM Subscribe
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In the winter edition of Emory Magazine
, Emory President James Wagner wrote a column about compromise
, and cited the Three Fifths Compromise
as a positive example. The column has since been amended with a clarification, which precedes the column in italics. The Emory Wheel
and Inside Higher Ed
have both written overviews about the controversy. On Wednesday, the Emory Faculty voted to censure the President
(An extensive list of media coverage and commentary on Wagner's column is available here
On Tuesday, The Emory Wheel also published four separate opinion pieces about the controversy:
BSA: Wagner, There is Still Work to Be Done
Problems in Wagner’s Article
Flawed Discourse by Wagner
Faculty Letter to President Wagner
HuffPost Live hosted a 30 minute panel discussion
about the controversy.
Social media has been on the attack, on twitter (Fake Emory University
, James Wagner
(also fake), Dean Robin Forman
(fake again)), a Tumblr that offers apologies (At Emory: We Are Sorry
), and Scumbag James Wagner
is now a meme.
Wagner's column closely follows an incident from last December, when a student group posted a video
where they made a joke about lynching affirmative action students.
Emory has also been engaged in debate on campus since a major department reorganization and downsizing was announced last September, "EMORY SHUTS DOWN DEPARTMENTS
". The protests against those changes have noted how they will specifically impact minorities at Emory ("Factsheet on Race and the Emory Cuts
" (PDF) and "Cuts Disproportionately Hurts Faculty of Color
"). The Emory Wheel has a five page archive of their coverage
about those department changes.