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Win SC Primary, Romney Wraps Up Nomination

Emory University's Alan Abramowitz, an election forecasting expert, believes there are only two candidates who could overtake Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary, but it's unlikely for Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich to do so.  He says there are too many other conservative candidates to split the vote leaving Romney again at the top heading to Florida and essentially wrapping up the nomination.

Abramowitz, the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, is a renowned expert on national politics, polling and elections. His expertise includes election forecasting models, party realignment in the United States, congressional elections and the effects of political campaigns on the electorate. His election forecasting model has correctly and precisely predicted the popular presidential vote since the 1988 election.  His new book on polarization in American politics, "The Polarized Public? Why Our Government is So Dysfunctional," will be published in 2012.

Romney Must Rise Above to win SC Primary

Emory University’s Merle Black, the foremost authority on politics in the South, says the biggest challenge for Mitt Romney this week is to show leadership through the onslaught of personal attacks coming from fellow candidates in what is so far a typically rough South Carolina primary.

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Black, Emory's Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government, is one of the nation's most incisive commentators, and is coauthor of "Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics." The groundbreaking work was the first to detail the country's distinct regional differences to assess the driving forces of partisanship in national politics.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

What will a penny sales tax for education buy?

ATLANTA -- Voters in two cities and six counties in Metro Atlanta will decide Tuesday whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for school construction.

The education SPLOST is a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax that was first approved by voters in Atlanta, Decatur and Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Douglas and Henry counties in 1997.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will be asked to continue that tax with SPLOST IV.

In DeKalb County, the renewal of ESPLOST would generate $475 million for dozens of capital projects, including new buildings, new roofs, air-conditioning systems, even smart boards in every classroom.

Emory History Minute: Church School Amphitheater

 

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.   The Church School Amphitheater was the site of Emory Commencement for nearly 20 years in the 1940s and 1950s.  This was also the site of Emory's first televised event, the 1949 graduation ceremony featuring the vice president of the United States Alben W. Barkley as keynote speaker.   To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, visit Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, visit http://www.emory.edu/175.

Emory History Minute: The Founding of Emory

Emory University was founded by an original charter that started the school in Oxford, GA in 1836.  It's hand-written on two pieces of notebook paper, front and back.  This is the first in a series of videos titled "Emory History Minutes." To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

President Carter Talks to First-Year Emory Students

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to all first-year Emory College and Oxford College students, answering questions from the audience, during the 30th Annual Carter Town Hall. Highlights from the hour-long talk include what he thinks about Sarah Palin, Governor Rick Perry, and what he loves about Emory.