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.

Students Call For Defunding, Disarmament of Emory Police Department

Amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic change over the police killings of Black civilians, Black Emory students and organizations have denounced the Emory Police Department (EPD), demanding the University disarm and defund EPD.  When Emory Police Chief Rus Drew came to Emory in 2016, he told the Wheel that EPD must be proactive in [...]

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School of Medicine Asks Incoming Students to Move to Atlanta by July 20

Emory University School of Medicine/Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor Emory School of Medicine has advised incoming first-year students to move to Atlanta by July 20, the first day of the school’s orientation, so they will be “poised” for in-person instruction when the University deems it safe. The May 26 email, from Associate Dean of Medical Education [...]

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Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

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