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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

If U2 came to Emory ...

So it's U2Tuesday (I think that's how that marketing gimmick is spelled) in Atlanta. In just a few hours, the band will be taking the stage at the Georgia Dome as its 360° Tour rolls into our fair city.

The concert is pretty big news among my friends (as well as a lot of Emory staff members and students). Many of them are going to the show, at least if their braggy Facebook status updates are to be believed. (Full disclosure, I'm going, too, and I made sure all my Facebook friends know it ... I claim no moral high ground).

Anyway, it got me thinking. Is there a way to tell Emory's story using only U2 song titles?

Of course there is. Take a look at our collection below. Feel free to add any new ones.

-- Eric Rangus, director of communications, EAA

A Sort of Homecoming = I love a parade

Acrobat = Enquérir

Bad = These guys. And not in a good way

Beautiful Day = Commencement

City of Blinding Lights = Emory's hometown

Discotheque = This great program

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For = Parking on campus

I Will Follow = Dooley's Entourage

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight = Dooley's Ball

In God's Country = Cannon Chapel

Magnificent = What do you think?

New Year's Day = Freshman move-in

Numb = Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine

October = The Quadrangle

One = Emory volleyball

Pride (In The Name Of Love) = King Week

Staring At The Sun = Emory planetarium

Stay (Faraway, So Close) = The dearly departed Turman Residential Center

Ultra Violet (Light My Way) = Emory lantern

Two Hearts Beat As One = This story

Vertigo = Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Walk On = This tour

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? = Emory Equestrian


  1. Zoo Station = Zebra in Seney Hall at Oxford http://bit.ly/GVHne

  2. Very good! Any reference to Oxford's Zebra is welcome. Also received in email: Sunday Bloody Sunday = Day before exams.

    Now if anyone can figure out With Or Without You, Mysterious Ways or anything from the unrepresented Rattle and Hum album, that'd be pretty great.

    -- Eric

  3. With or Without You = Cliff Shuttles
    Desire = Our wonderful development professionals (for love of money, money, money, money, money)