Author: Ashley Zhu

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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Emory hesitates to rename honors after figures of eugenics, racism, mirrors issues in greater Atlanta

On Emory University’s Atlanta campus lies the 25-acre Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The thriving center of biomedical and behavioral research has existed since 1930 and is a research hub home to approximately 1,000 nonhuman primates. It’s also named after one of the most prominent eugenicists of the 20th century. Robert Yerkes spent decades conducting [...]

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Balarajan elected editor-in-chief

The Emory Wheel’s Managing Editor Brammhi Balarajan (23C) was elected as editor-in-chief of the Wheel on Feb. 5. Balarajan and her incoming executive board will assume their new positions on March 4.  Out of 45 eligible voters, 80% cast ballots. Balarajan ran unopposed, receiving 36 votes and zero votes of “no confidence.”  “I want to [...]

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SGA passes resolution supporting $15 minimum wage increase, postpones discussion on bill mandating SPC elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution on Jan 31 with unanimous consent in favor of supporting an increased minimum wage for students, with an amendment that stated the current Federal Work-Study structure would remain unchanged. Founder of Emory Students for Students Elisabet Ortiz (24C) appealed to SGA for support of an open letter [...]

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