Emory announces 22nd Annual Pride Award winners

Emory's Office of LGBT Life Advisory Committee has announced the winners of the school's 22nd Annual Pride Awards, to take place Mar. 4. View the winners and event information below. Outstanding Transgender ...
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Emory researchers announce better understanding of HIV transmission


Researchers from Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta recently announced a major development in understanding how HIV spreads from cell to cell inside a human body.

“This helps us better understand not only HIV, but many other viruses, and how they take over the cell’s sorting and recycling machinery to build their own structures,” lead researcher Paul Spearman, MD, said in a prepared statement.

According to researchers, two key proteins, FIP1c and Rab14, are needed for a cell to be taken over by the virus. Without these proteins appearing on the surface of the viral particle, the disease cannot spread.

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Emory’s student government passes resolution denouncing Chick-fil-A

Emory University's Student Government Association approved on Monday a resolution denouncing Chick-fil-A as a campus vendor, according to a story in the student newspaper The Emory Wheel.

The Dec. 2 vote was 18-3-3 and "signifies a statement by SGA that they support the LGBTQ community at Emory and encourage the university to reconsider its relationship with Chick-fil-A," according to student newspaper.

The Atlanta-based fast food chain faced renewed criticism earlier this year after its president, Dan Cathy, made comments reaffirming the company’s opposition to gay marriage. Chick-fil-A’s nonprofit foundation, the Winshape Foundation, also supports organizations that oppose LGBT rights.

It is unlikely however that university officials will force Chick-fil-A off campus.

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Concern grows over Emory University’s Chick-fil-A connections

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Students and alumni at Atlanta's Emory University are ramping up concerns about the school's connections with Chick-fil-A, the chicken chain known for funding anti-gay causes.

"Make chicken, not judgements," reads an anti Chick-fil-A flyer now posted on campus.

Most Emory students were not on campus when the latest round of controversy over Chick-fil-A heated up in mid-July, when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a Christian media outlet that his company is “guilty as charged” on opposing marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Now that fall semester is underway, opposition to the relationship between Emory — arguably one of the most LGBT-inclusive campuses in the Southeast — and Chick-fil-A is growing.