University expects to name next Emory College dean by end of spring

Emory University recently started the search process for the next Emory College of Arts and Sciences dean. The position was left vacant after former Emory College Dean Michael Elliott accepted a position to become president of Amherst College (Mass.) on Aug. 1. The University’s search for the next dean will be a long process, with [...]

Early voters show up in record numbers at Emory polling location

Georgia voters set three single-day early voter turnout records in the runoff election between U.S. Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker: first on Nov. 28 with 303,665 votes, then on Nov. 29 with 304,953 votes and again on Dec. 2 with 352,953 votes. Previously, the record for single-day early voter turnout [...]

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Warnock defeats Walker in runoff, secures second term in Senate

Incumbent Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) fended off his Republican opponent Herschel Walker in Georgia’s Dec. 6 Senate runoff election. Warnock garnered 1,738,212 votes (50.7%) while Walker won 1,689,315 votes (49.3%), as of Dec. 6 at 10:51 p.m. The Senate race advanced to a runoff after no candidate received over 50% of the vote in [...]

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University to raise minimum wage for student workers to $15 by fall 2024

Emory University’s Integrated Financial Planning and Budgeting Executive Committee accepted a proposal on Nov. 28 to incrementally increase the student minimum wage to $15 an hour by fall 2024. Emory Students for Students, a student advocacy group, publicized the decision in a Dec. 5 Instagram post. This decision comes after Students for Students gained signatures [...]

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Reinventing circus art as an art form

(Sophia Ling/Emory Wheel) Red caravans. Rickety trailers. Poor, bordering homeless people looking to earn a little more cash. Caged up lions. That really disgusting carnival font.  Perhaps these are the stereotypes that come to mind when you think of circuses. Maybe you even think about “The Greatest Showman,” P.T. Barnum and the unspoken truth of [...]

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Step aside test-tube babies: test tube meat is coming to a plate near you | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

(Pixabay/fernandozhiminaicela) Starting with Singapore’s lab-grown chicken nugget meat in 2020, innovative new meat alternatives in a state of climate peril have risen to popularity in recent years. In the future, the fake meat industry could be incredibly profitable, with some economist predictions suggesting that by the end of this decade, lab grown meat could accommodate [...]

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Amid Abrams’ devastating loss, fight for a purple Georgia

(Hayley Powers/Contributing Illustrator) Stacey Abrams conceded to Gov. Brian Kemp on Nov. 8, after losing the election by 7.7% of the vote. Her loss on Election Day threatens the rights of Georgian marginalized communities, who lost a chance at a governor who would protect their rights. Kemp will now serve a second-term as Georgia’s governor, [...]

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Warnock and Walker enter a runoff, but don’t lose hope

(Hayley Powers/Contributing Illustrator) Georgia’s senatorial election was one of the most hotly contested races in the midterms this year. Incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican candidate Herschel Walker boasted one of the most expensive races in history, with both candidates spending more than $241 million combined on the campaigns.  Despite the quarter billion dollar [...]

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Affirmative action isn’t the issue; it’s the model minority myth

(Pixabay/MarkThomas) Michael Wang, a Chinese-American lawyer, has become the face of a movement centered around Asian Americans against Harvard University (Ma.), after being rejected from the notorious Ivy League institution himself. A recent graduate of law school, he states to have been inspired by his own college application process to fight what he deems racism [...]

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University expects to name next Emory College dean by end of spring

Emory University recently started the search process for the next Emory College of Arts and Sciences dean. The position was left vacant after former Emory College Dean Michael Elliott accepted a position to become president of Amherst College (Mass.) on Aug. 1. The University’s search for the next dean will be a long process, with [...]

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Student debt forgiveness is a regressive tax

Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Magill Student debt forgiveness is increasingly popular among young Americans, and it’s not hard to see why. Two-thirds of high school graduates are now enrolling in college. Student debt in the country is at an all-time high. Education is good for society, so it only makes sense to subsidize it through student debt [...]

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