Isaiah Poritz

Executive Editor | [email protected] | 801-828-6680 | Isaiah Poritz (22C) is from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in political science. Outside of the Wheel, Poritz is a reporter for the Georgia News Lab, an investigative journalism collaborative. He previously interned at CBS News and the Salt Lake City Weekly. He is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan and he loves coffee.

First-Year Oxford Student Dies Friday

This story is developing. Check back for updates. 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 came to Oxford in the spring. Hicks [...]

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Board of Trustees Members Donated $225,500 to Republican Campaigns in 2020

Members of Emory’s Board of Trustees, the highest governing body of the University, gave $225,500 to Republican political campaigns and PACs in the 2020 election, representing 67% of all political donations by Board members during the 2020 cycle, Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show. Around $56,000, or 17%, went to Democratic campaigns and PACs and [...]

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University to Vaccinate Select Faculty, Staff and Students

In a University-wide email sent on Jan. 6, Emory announced it will invite faculty, staff and learners “whose work includes direct patient care under the currently authorized Tier 1A” to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   The email, sent by Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair, is the University’s first announcement regarding its [...]

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