Emory President Claire E. Sterk speaks with an Emory community member
Two young speakers address the crowd from a podium at Conversations for the Quad
Emory President Claire E. Sterk addresses the crowd from a podium at Conversations for the Quad
Two Emory community members speak with each other while seated in Adirondack chairs on the quadrangle
Several Emory community members speak with each other while seated in Adirondack chairs on the quadrangle
Several Emory community members speak with each other while seated in Adirondack chairs on the quadrangle
A close-up of a young woman shows her engaged in conversation while seated in a chair on the quadrangle
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Photos: Conversations on the Quad

Oct. 11, 2018

Emory students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday, Oct. 4, for the fall kick-off of “Conversations on the Quad,” a drop-in forum focused on the theme of “community.”

Emory President Claire E. Sterk welcomed attendees at noon, followed by keynote remarks from Ed Lee, senior director of the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation and Dialogue. The event was held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., drawing a diverse mix of participants who settled into Adirondack chairs to consider questions such as the meaning of community, where they find it, and when they felt like Emory became their community.

“Conversations on the Quad” debuted last semester with a discussion of “Building a Culture of Innovation at Emory.” Designed as an updated take on the traditional “Classroom on the Quad” concept, these events pair free-form conversations around designated themes with ongoing social media engagement. 

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