As a second American infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, an outbreak of the disease in Africa continues to spread. Nancy Writebol is one of more than 1,300 people who have contracted the disease since March.
Georgia military bases and contractors are not the only ones feeling the pinch of the sequester. The state’s top universities are seeing federal research grants slashed as a result of the across the board federal funding cuts. And that’s threatening not only important fields of study, but also high-paying jobs.
Emory University and nine other colleges will soon allow students to take online courses offered by the schools and receive credit for their work. The consortium says it's the first example of top colleges offering online, for-credit courses to undergraduates not enrolled at their schools.
Emory University in Atlanta has received a $20 million grant for its chemistry center. The center brings together scientists from leading research universities across the country working to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis.