Emory University is a pillar of the Atlanta academic and civic communities. It’s observing its 175th anniversary this year, but did you know that it’s only spent half of its existence in Dekalb County? On May 17th, the Dekalb History Center is presenting a lunch and learn on the topic: Twice Upon A Time: The Founding and Re-founding of Emory University. More on the topic, from The Dekalb History Center:
Born in Newton County during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, Emory came to DeKalb in the twentieth century courtesy of Vanderbilt University’s truculence and Asa Candler’s munificence. Through lean times and fat, the university’s history offers tales of saints and scoundrels, vision and misdirection, perseverance and imagination. From the launching of a humble school in rural Georgia to the building of one of the nation’s great urban research universities — a Georgian university that does not play intercollegiate football!
Twice Upon A Time: The Founding and Re-founding of Emory University
– Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Noon to 1:00 pm
– Speaker: Gary Hauk
– Decatur Old Courthouse on the Square, Second Floor, Superior Courtroom
– Free – bring your lunch!