School of Medicine Asks Incoming Students to Move to Atlanta by July 20

Emory University School of Medicine/Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor Emory School of Medicine has advised incoming first-year students to move to Atlanta by July 20, the first day of the school’s orientation, so they will be “poised” for in-person instruction when the University deems it safe. The May 26 email, from Associate Dean of Medical Education [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

College to Implement Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement in Fall 2021

The College has voted to mandate a race and ethnicity course starting Fall 2021, nearly five years after Black Students at Emory demanded the creation of a “General Education Requirement that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”  President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said on [...]

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‘We Are Sick and Tired’: Emory’s Black Community Grieves and Demands Action

Protesters gather at the White House following the death of George Floyd./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In the week since George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, the nation has mourned the death of another unarmed black person, with large-scale protests against racism and police brutality proliferating across 40 cities. The deaths [...]

Emory Announces Health Guidelines for Graduate and Professional Students Returning for Research

Emory Main Quad./Michelle Lou The University released guidelines on how graduate and professional students should return to campus for summer research on May 29. These protocols include a list of required tasks before returning, health guidelines for campus activities, location-specific recommendations and general student policies.  After halting all non-essential research on March 23, the University [...]

Emory COVID-19 Antibody Research Heralds Hope for Precise Treatment, Vaccine

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes Blood samples collected from 44 COVID-19 patients at Emory University Hospital (EUH) and EUH Midtown revealed that those infected by the virus develop antibodies within six days of testing positive.  The findings, released on May 8, could help develop plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients, vaccines and more effective serological tests, which [...]

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Black Students and Professors Mourn the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Demand Justice

Ahmaud Arbery/Courtesy of Reuters The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot by two white men during his midday run in Brunswick, Georgia, has sparked a nationwide uproar. Emory black students and professors were left reeling as feelings of trauma and agony have resurfaced over another killing of an unarmed black [...]

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The Case for Political Violence in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

John Brown, the Sons of Liberty, race riots. Whether we like it or not, American history is inseparable from the political violence that has shaped it. The riots in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, to whom he posed no threat, are only the most recent examples of unrest [...]

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Emory Must Commit to Organic Land Management

How far will the Emory community go to keep our campus weed-free? In the wake of growing concerns about biodiversity loss and climate change, Emory must evaluate how its herbicide use impacts the health of students, staff and the environment.  Emory must move toward becoming an organic campus, or one that does not use toxic [...]

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Emory Must Implement Better Anti-Cheating Procedures for an Online Fall Semester

As a chaotic, partially online semester is finally over, Emory’s administration is now weighing the costs and benefits of continuing online instruction in the fall against concerns ranging from student and faculty health to students’ financial situations. However, administrators must incorporate a less-obvious, yet enormously consequential, issue into their decision-making process: cheating.  The virtual spring [...]

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Where Do We Go from Here? The Editorial Board Relays Parting Thoughts

As seniors embark on their post-undergraduate journeys and COVID-19 reorders the global landscape, the Wheel’s Editorial Board wanted to close the academic year by providing our thoughts on how the Emory community can move forward as individuals and as a collective. We wish you all the best. Boris Niyonzima (22C): The sole sentiment of the [...]

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Kemp’s Reopening Endangers Georgians, Undermines Progress

On April 20, Georgia reported 85 deaths from COVID-19, the state’s highest single-day total since the pandemic began. Yet on the very same day, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that he would allow some nonessential businesses to reopen statewide. These include places where social distancing is impossible, such as gyms, salons and tattoo parlors. Opening [...]

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Online or In-Person? Fall 2020 Warrants Careful Consideration

As an unprecedented spring semester ends, an uncertain fall semester looms. COVID-19’s rampage continues without a clear end in sight; consequently, universities nationwide have begun to face a gut-wrenching choice between offering online or in-person classes in the fall. Emory is no different. Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jan Love recently [...]

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Accounting Professor to Become Interim Goizueta Dean, Shadow Erika James

Karen Sedatole./Courtesy of Emory Photo Goizueta Advisory Board Term Professor of Accounting Karen Sedatole has been appointed as the interim dean of the Goizueta Business School, according to a May 1 campus-wide announcement from Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jan Love. Sedatole will step into her role on May 30. Sedatole, [...]

Emory Medical Students Aid Mentors in the Fight Against COVID-19

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes As COVID-19 sweeps the U.S., current medical students are struggling to sit on the sidelines while watching their mentors battle the pandemic. Instead of keeping idle, a group of Emory medical students created the Atlanta Student COVID Response, a student-led initiative that strives to assist Emory front-line health care workers through [...]

‘We Are Sick and Tired’: Emory’s Black Community Grieves and Demands Action

Protesters gather at the White House following the death of George Floyd./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In the week since George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, the nation has mourned the death of another unarmed black person, with large-scale protests against racism and police brutality proliferating across 40 cities. The deaths [...]

School of Medicine Asks Incoming Students to Move to Atlanta by July 20

Emory University School of Medicine/Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor Emory School of Medicine has advised incoming first-year students to move to Atlanta by July 20, the first day of the school’s orientation, so they will be “poised” for in-person instruction when the University deems it safe. The May 26 email, from Associate Dean of Medical Education [...]

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The U.S. Must Grant Extended Stays for International Students

Today, over one million international students live and study in the U.S., but following the nationwide wave of university closures, many have been struggling to leave in order to comply with visa requirements. The U.S. government must grant an extension of stay for all international students who have applied for non-frivolous reasons.   Government agencies are [...]

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NBA 2K League Continues Business as Usual

Hawks Talon GC meets at their training facility to watch film, talk game plan and perfect skills. The team has an overall record 3-2/Courtesy of Kyle Hess Photography It’s no secret that the sports world has taken a huge beating from COVID-19. While some leagues have plans to resume on later dates, they will likely [...]