Around the industry: University employee donates kidney to colleague

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  • Georgia: Emory University is seeking to annex its campus to become a part of the city of Atlanta. The change would not be drastic at first, but could result in the construction of a new light rail line (Niesse, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/23). 
  • Indiana: Beginning this fall, fraternities and sororities at Indiana University will be required to sign an agreement allowing university employees, such as police officers, to enter and search Greek houses when they suspect that rules or laws are being broken. The rule also applies to privately-owned houses. Many private institutions have similar rules, Jake New reports for Inside Higher Ed, but the practice is less common at public universities (New, Inside Higher Ed, 8/23). 
  • Mississippi: Leslie Banahan, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Mississippi, recently donated a kidney to her friend Charlotte Pegues, assistant provost for academic affairs and registrar at the university. The operation took place June 9. "I wouldn't have done this for just anyone, but Charlotte is an amazing woman, someone I wanted to help so she could live a full, long, happy life with her husband, family and friends," Banahan says (Smith/Cummins, University of Mississippi News, 8/19).

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