Ayushi Agarwal

Managing Editor | Ayushi Agarwal (21C) is from Mumbai, India, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. Agarwal previously served as the Wheel’s photo editor and as an assistant copy editor. She recently interned at The Wire, an independent Indian news website.

Math or CS Department Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

A member of the mathematics or computer science department has tested positive for COVID-19, an April 7 email from Assistant Program Director Kristen Schroeder to members of the departments reads. The department member was diagnosed around March 23. The email did not specify whether the member belongs to the mathematics department or the computer science [...]

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Student Task Force Explores In-Person Commencement Plans

Commencement./Courtesy of Emory Photo When the University announced its transition to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, the Class of 2020’s final months on campus dissipated. In one email, University President Claire E. Sterk wrote to outgoing seniors that “traditional May commencement activities” would be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I think [...]

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University Cancels All Summer Study Abroad Programs

In a March 19 email sent to students planning to study abroad in the summer, Associate Dean of International and Summer Programs Sarah Gouzoules announced that all University-sponsored travel has been suspended, including Summer 2020 study abroad programs. “We hope that by making this decision now to cancel Summer 2020 study abroad programs, you will [...]

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Alumna’s Killer Up For Parole Again, Family and Friends Outraged

Shannon Melendi (Left Foreground) and Athena Perez (96C) (Second to Right)/Courtesy of Athena Perez (96C) On March 26, 1994, Emory sophomore Shannon Melendi disappeared midday from a gas station on North Decatur Road. This month Colvin “Butch” Hinton III is up for parole for the second time since his 2005 conviction for kidnapping, raping and [...]

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Holmes Lecture Hosts First African American Female Medical School Graduate

Ayushi Agarwal, Copy Editor In 1972, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp became the first African American woman to graduate from the Emory School of Medicine. Forty-eight years later, she would hold the title of chief of the developmental disabilities branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and would deliver the 16th annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial [...]

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