Eva Roytburg

News Editor | Eva Roytburg (she/her, 23Ox) is from Glencoe, Illinois, majoring in philosophy, politics and law. Outside of the Wheel, Roytburg is an avid writer of short fiction stories. In her free time, you can find her way too deep in a niche section of Wikipedia.

Oxford College dean resigns, accepts position as Davidson president

Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks has resigned from Emory University to become the 19th president of Davidson College (N.C.), his undergraduate alma mater, according to an April 29 email to Oxford students from Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Ravi V. Bellamkonda.  Davidson College Trustees unanimously named Hicks as the college’s next president, [...]

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Friese, Kumar challenge Board of Elections on constitutionality of SGA presidential runoff election

Emma Friese (24C) and Sruti Kumar (20Ox, 22C) have submitted a challenge to the constitutionality of the run-off election for Student Government Association (SGA) president, alleging that there is no identifiable written procedure in SGA governing documents on how to proceed with elections following a “no confidence” win in the general election.  The Constitutional Council [...]

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James Raper named as new associate vice president for health, well-being, access and prevention

James Raper, the current assistant vice president for health and wellbeing at Wake Forest University (N.C.), has been appointed as Emory University’s first associate vice president for health, well-being, access and prevention, according to a March 30 University press release.  The new Campus Life position was created to “enhance holistic health and well-being programs and [...]

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Former students, faculty reflect on changing dynamics of women’s, gender and sexuality studies toward an intersectional approach

The first official Ph.D. program in women’s studies in the nation was established at Emory University 32 years ago. Since then, the University has awarded over 40 Ph.D.s through the program amid changing dynamics around the inclusion of race, class and gender analysis in feminism. The women’s, gender and sexuality studies (WGSS) department has been [...]

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Emory’s Yerkes Primate Research Center cited with animal welfare violations, denied appeals by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has denied two requests from Emory University to remove animal safety citations from federal inspection reports of the Emory-affiliated Yerkes National Primate Research Center laboratories, according to a March 21 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) press release.  Documents recently obtained by PETA show that the USDA [...]

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