Isaiah Poritz

Editor-in-Chief | [email protected] | 801-828-6680 | Isaiah Poritz (he/him) (21C) is from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in political science. Outside of the Wheel, Poritz is a money-in-politics reporting intern for OpenSecrets. He previously interned for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia News Lab. He is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan and he loves coffee.

SGA Executive Vice President resigns, citing mental health

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Amon Pierson (22C) announced his resignation in a letter provided to the Wheel late Tuesday night. His letter, addressed to the Emory student body, stated that resigning was “the best decision” considering stressors such as entering his senior year and preparing for graduate school. An Instagram post on Emory [...]

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SGA Election Results to be Delayed Amid Accusations of Code Violations

This story has been updated to include comments from SGA President Lori Steffel (21B) and BBA Council President Emily Ferguson (21B). The announcement and certification of the Student Government Association (SGA) presidential and vice presidential runoff election results will be delayed, the Elections Board confirmed to the Wheel on Thursday. Election runoff results were originally [...]

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Letter to Our Readers

To the Emory community, In recent days, the Wheel has received criticism regarding its coverage of the death of Oxford freshman Yide “Dave” Zhang. The death of a fellow student is undoubtedly tragic, and a particularly difficult task for student journalists as peers of that individual. As a news organization, it is important that we [...]

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First-Year Oxford Student Dies Friday

A full obituary will be posted later as we collect stories from family and friends.  First-year Oxford student Yide “Dave” Zhang died unexpectedly on March 5, according to a March 6 email sent to Oxford College students by Oxford Dean Douglas Hicks.  Zhang studied from his home in Suzhou, China during the fall semester but [...]

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