Emory ends journalism

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Emory ends journalism
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 12:02pm
Sad times ahead? Did you see the new USAToday? http://beta.usatoday.com/ Plus, they got rid of the "paper" in their slogan. Now it's: "The Nation's News"http://adage.com/article/digital/usa-today-redesign-hope-a-canvas-web-advertisers/237183/
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 12:11pm
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/emory-university-to-eliminate-programs/nSByn/ Beyond journalism Emory will phase out dept of visual arts, division of educational studies and dept of physical education.
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 2:33pm

I find this VERY interesting.  The article says, in part... 

"Emory will phase out the journalism program, department of visual arts, division of educational studies and department of physical education. Students enrolled in these programs will be able to complete their degrees and tenured faculty will move to other departments.

The university will suspend admissions to Spanish and economics graduate programs so leaders there can redefine the missions, Forman said. Emory also will suspend admissions to the Institute for Liberal Arts so it can be restructured."

BUT Emory's home page touts THIS...

"Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.

Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: it generates more research funding than any other Georgia university, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on teaching.  

Emory's medical school introduces a Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling. The law school's new Juris Master degree program for professionals gets underway. The theology school has new joint degrees in bioethics and in development practice."

How interesting that their "internationally" recognized "outstanding liberal arts college" is closing admissions and being restuctured.  How interesting that a school with a "traditional emphasis on teaching" is phasing out their "division of educational studies".  Guess their emphasis on teaching doesn't include teaching HOW to teach.  And finally, how interesting that of all the newly unnecessary programs they are closing, THEOLOGY isn't one of them.  In fact THEOLOGY has NEW "joint" degrees...

The South may rise again, but I guess Emory figures that when it does, it won't need to know how investigate, verify or disseminate news, it won't need to be physically fit, it won't need teachers, or to know how to create or interpert the meaning of visual art.  Apparently Emory believes it won't need to speak or understand Spanish, but it WILL need to communicate with the Chinese.  Maybe THAT has something to do with Emory's decision to "redefine the mission" of their Economics graduate department.   You probably won't see many "Made in the USA" stickers on THAT campus.