Emory Faculty Seek More Contrition From Their President After Controversial Column

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James W. Wagner, president of Emory U., has apologized for an analogy in a column he wrote for "Emory Magazine" that held up a compromise over how to count slaves as an example of good government.

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James W. Wagner, president of Emory U., has apologized for an analogy in a column he wrote for "Emory Magazine" that held up a compromise over how to count slaves as an example of good government.

Outrage continued to roil Emory University on Tuesday as faculty members and others sought a more-contrite response from their president, who is under fire for an alumni-magazine column in which he held up the "Three-Fifths Compromise" of the U.S. Constitution as a pragmatic model for how to reach an agreement.

The column by James W. Wagner, the president, was published in the winter issue of Emory Magazine; it focused on the importance of