From Emory: Voters Turn Down Transportation Tax; Park Flourishes in Emory Village ; Natasha Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate ; EUH Earns Top Atlanta Spot in U.S. News & World Report Rankings; Don't Dump It Sets Donation Record ; New Head of Campus Life Selected ; Arts at Emory in Full Swing; Complete Streets DeKalb; Liberal Arts Attracts Talented, Diverse Class of 2016.
Emory Point, the very large complex being built on Clifton Road across from the CDC entrance, is opening this Fall. It will be a combination of residential and retail spaces. Click here for more information: http://emory-point.com/ Click on ‘Retailers Coming Soon’ (pdf) to see what you can expect in the coming months. Or see image copied below.
From Emory: Emory University will test campus emergency sirens on Friday, August 10 as a part of a recent upgrade installation. The sirens will be tested for brief periods between 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. along with a test of the siren's PA system. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens will sound for three minutes and other components of the emergency notification system will be initiated with detailed instructions for the community.
From Kimber Williams, Emory News: “Regional Transportation Referendum: What’s in It for Emory?” ".... The most visible impact would be creation of a light rail line serving the Emory campus and Clifton Corridor, the largest employment center in metro Atlanta without direct access to an interstate or rail service, according to Atlanta’s Regional Commission (ARC)...." Read more.
From Emory: Emory Point to Open Beginning this Fall; Transportation Projects in Voters' Hands; Woodruff Circle Realignment Project to Improve Shuttle Access; Tree Planting will Help Maintain Forest Canopy; Songwriter Paul Simon to Give 2013 Ellmann Lectures; Provost Lewis Elected Next President of Mellon Foundation; Teen Center Celebrates Grand Opening; Rain Fails to Dampen 167th Commencement Celebration; Charity Lives on Gatewood.
From Emory: Greetings to all: Please mark your calendars for our next quarterly community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, from 6:30-8:00 PM., in the North Decatur Building, Room 155. I have attached directions to the Lowergate South parking deck, which has a walkway from the deck onto the second floor of the North Decatur Building. Room 155 is on the first floor. As you know, these informal quarterly meetings are an opportunity to share information and discuss any particular issues of interest or concern to you with Mike Mandl, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. This will be the last community meeting before the July 31 vote on the regional transportation referendum so I encourage you to come participate in the informational discussion on how this will impact the Clifton Corridor. Please extend this invitation to others in your neighborhood who may want to participate. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to call me at 404-727-5312. I look forward to seeing you next month.
From Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives: Please join the Office of Sustainability Initiatives for this special transportation town hall open to the community. On July 31st, the Metro Atlanta region will have the special opportunity to vote on a regional transportation 1% sales tax. Panelists will address the impact of this referendum on the Clifton Corridor and Atlanta, as well as answer your questions. Voter registration and absentee ballot requests will be available at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
From Emory: Earth Day Sprouts into Month-Long Celebrations at Emory; Emory Launches Certificate in Sustainability Program; "Green Jobs" Grow at Emory; Environmental Artwork Adorns Campus; Special Transportation Vote in July; Waste Not, Want Not, Earn Gold Stars; Climate Action Plan Approved, Carbon Reduction Goals Identified
From Emory: Atlanta Gas Light is undertaking a pipeline replacement project through August---a non-Emory project that will produce one-lane closures in the Emory area including Clifton, Houston Mill and North Decatur roads. Replacement work will occur during daytime and evening hours and, where possible, AGL will install the pipe outside of the roadway along the public right-of-way. Any work requiring a lane closure will follow DeKalb County traffic control guidelines with signage, cones and flaggers to assist traffic flow. AGL is coordinating with the Emory to minimize inconveniences to commuters and to avoid work during commencement activities.
From Emory: To the Emory Community: The annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will take place this Sunday, March 18, 2012 beginning at 7:00 a.m. from Centennial Olympic Park. As in previous years, part of the marathon route runs from downtown Decatur along Clairmont Road, on North Decatur Road heading towards Emory, and briefly on Clifton Road and Fishburne Drive. Runners exit Emory’s campus via Dowman Drive. Travelers on these roads should expect lane closures and possible delays until approximately noon on Sunday.