Changing his tune, the editor of Emory’s student newspaper is demanding that the administration “forthrightly” answer questions raised by Sen. David Shafer about the school’s relationship with Grady Hospital. Shafer was urged to look into Emory’s treatment of the troubled hospital by former Grady trustee William Loughrey. The student editor initially dismissed Loughrey’s allegations as “unfounded” but now says that Shafer’s questions are “compelling” and must be answered.
[UPDATE] When it rains, it pours. Emory’s own DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has written to state lawmakers asking them to probe the Emory-Grady relationship, calling it a “monopoly” for which the taxpayers are footing the bill.
[UPDATE II] A Senate research report slams the Emory-Grady contract.