Isaiah Poritz

Executive Editor | [email protected] | 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.

SGA President Dwight Ma Fires Chief of Staff

Student Government Association (SGA) President Dwight Ma (17Ox, 19C) terminated his Chief of Staff Ben Palmer (18Ox, 20C) Tuesday night. Ma said he dismissed Palmer because he felt that Palmer was not supportive of his initiatives. “We simply disagree on many initiatives I have and I also have received confirmed reports of you speaking on [...]

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GSGA Approves Funding Request for Charity Event

The 3rd legislature of Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) has $19,300 remaining after it approved a funding request from the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) for their annual “Holiday Noir” social charity event. The legislature unanimously granted the $500 request at its Oct. 22 legislative session. Holiday Noir, scheduled for Nov. 30 in Cox Ballroom, [...]

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Tayari Jones, Pearl Cleage Discuss Writing Community

Emory Professor of English and Creative Writing Tayari Jones (Right) and author Pearl Cleage (Middle) discuss their experiences as black women writers./Nassem Yousef, Contributing Emory Professor of English and Creative Writing Tayari Jones and author Pearl Cleage spoke about the necessity of establishing a community of black female writers and the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing [...]

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Students Campaign for Stacey Abrams

stacey abrams speaks about improving Georgia health care at the Law school in spring 2018./Ayushi Agarwal, Photo Editor Student group Young Democrats of Emory organized a canvassing event for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Sept. 22. Students knocked on doors of local residents to encourage them to elect the first black female governor [...]

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