Ashley Zhu

Politics Desk | Ashley Zhu (she/her, 25C) is from Dallas, Texas, double majoring in biology and philosophy. She is the AVP of Marketing for the Residence Hall Association and a contributing writer for the Emory Undergraduate Medical Review and is also involved at the Pallas Lab. She enjoys FaceTiming her dog and listening to classical music in her free time.

City of Oxford removes Confederate signage, sheds light on community’s history of enslaved people

To the unsuspecting observer, Kitty’s Cottage is simply a historical landmark, a remnant of Emory University’s first chapel. However, constructed in 1841, the plain, unoccupied dwelling was the home of Catherine “Kitty” Andrew Boyd, who was enslaved by Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew, the first chair of the Emory Board of Trustees. Georgia laws in [...]

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Emory to be DeKalb County’s new polling location, EVI seeks to increase student turnout

Emory University’s Atlanta campus will be DeKalb County’s official voting location. Voters can start using 1599 Clifton Road, an Emory administrative office near the Emory Conference Center Hotel, as a polling location when early voting opens on May 2.  In past elections, student voters carpooled from campus to locations such as Agnes Scott College (Ga.) [...]

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College Council swears in incoming 67th legislature

College Council President Akshat Toshniwal (23C). Photo courtesy of Akshat Toshniwal Upon concluding the duties of Emory University’s 66th College Council, outgoing President Akash Kurupassery (22C) and Vice President Riya Mehta (22C) expressed their heartfelt gratitude toward the legislature’s numerous initiatives this year during the April 20 Transition Ceremony in Convocation Hall.  “It’s been a [...]

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Procedural error causes bill mandating SPC elections to resurface, new bill aims to revise outstanding issues

College Council President Akash Kurupassery (22C) proposed a bill to mandate Student Programming Council (SPC) elections at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Feb. 7, arguing that the bill would address how SPC has been “out of touch with the needs of the student body.”  Though the bill unanimously failed to pass on Feb. [...]

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