Eva Roytburg

Oxford students attend Abrams rally in Newton County

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D-Ga.) visited Newton County on Nov. 3 as part of her “Let’s Get it Done” early vote bus tour. About a dozen Oxford students and 100 residents attended the rally, which was held at a local Communications Workers of America union building near campus.  “I'm running for governor because [...]

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New student-run, non-partisan voting coalition advocates for student voting rights

Emory University’s first non-partisan, student-run voting coalition, Emory Students Vote (ESV), is collaborating to foster “better voting” for students ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.  The coalition was founded in late September but was announced to the public on Oct. 20 with an Instagram post. It is made up of nine organizations: Fair Fight U, [...]

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Thriving, here and now

As a member of the Navajo Nation of New Mexico, Sierra Talavera-Brown’s (23C) Native American identity always comes first. “Because of the way our society erases and displaces Native people, we need to be Native first,” Talavera-Brown said. “That is who we are. Our identity is deep-rooted in our bodies and in our minds. That [...]

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EPD gives ‘all clear’ Sunday morning after Oxford College bomb threat

Emory University evacuated Oxford College’s Jolley Residential Center (JRC) for two hours Sunday morning due to a bomb threat, the Emory Police Department (EPD) wrote to the Wheel. Oxford city’s Police Department (OPD) and the Newton County Sheriff's Department assisted EPD with “directing the students to a safe location, traffic control and support,” OPD Chief [...]

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Oxford RAs receive same payment as Atlanta ResLife staff

Oxford College resident assistants are receiving a $1,800 stipend starting this year following a decrease in the number of resident assistant applicants for the 2021-22 academic year, according to Oxford Residential Education and Services (RES) Director Phillip Sullivan. Resident assistants previously received only free housing in a single room for their compensation, while resident advisors [...]

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