Shuttered Emory University programs grapple with uncertain future

Close to 300 people gathered on Emory University's quad to express their frustrations


  • Max Blau
  • Fourth-year ILA graduate student Sarah Melton speaks during yesterday's response meeting.

Close to 300 people gathered on Emory University’s quad yesterday afternoon to express their frustrations and formulate a strategy in response to the College’s recent program cuts.

The demonstration — held outside the College’s administration building — brought together students, faculty and staff for the first time since four undergraduate and three graduate programs were either eliminated or suspended this past Friday.

About 20 people spoke during the 90-plus minute meeting, including several department chairs, professors, and students. Sarah Melton, a fourth-year graduate student in the ILA program, acknowledged her disappointment regarding a lack of transparent communication.