Salman Rushdie talking to Emory students Cover Story

Rushdie Hour

Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, recently enjoyed his second stint as Distinguished Writer in Residence; his extensive archive is a prize holding in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

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The Creative Campus

From collaborations between scientists and sculptors to spontaneous plays in French class to composing music on computers, imaginative endeavors in the arts and daring experiments in creativity are flourishing across campus.

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Down in Sugarland

Kristian Bush 92C of the Atlanta-based country band Sugarland talks about classical and country, communing with his audience, and the art of being fully present.

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“When I came here twenty-five years ago, there was no theater program, no creative writing program, no dance program, no film program, a modest music education program, a chorus and a community symphony orchestra. There were no academic courses in theater and the facilities were appalling—Callaway basement was constantly flooding out. I was brought in to lead the theater program as a catalyst for all the other arts programs.”

—Theater Emory founder and Winship Professor James Flannery

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