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.

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

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Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

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BBA Program Director: Business Students Unable to Petition for Pass-Fail After April 27 Deadline

Students taking business courses will not be able to petition for a grading designation change after April 27/Isaiah Poritz, Executive Editor Students enrolled in undergraduate business courses will not be able to petition to have their course grading designation changed to pass-fail after April 27 at 5 p.m., according to an email sent the morning [...]

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Pellom McDaniels, Scholar of African American History and Former NFL Player, Dies Unexpectedly at 52

Pellom McDaniels III./Courtesy of Emory Photo Pellom McDaniels III, the curator of African American collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library who devoted his life to documenting black history, died suddenly from natural causes in his home on the morning of April 19. He was 52. McDaniels accomplished milestones that [...]

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Emory CFO Estimates $45 Million Net Loss From COVID-19

Ayushi Agarwal/Managing Editor Emory expects to lose about $45 million in net revenue through Aug. 31, the end of the University’s 2019-2020 fiscal year, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As the economy plummets into a recession, the pandemic has left American colleges and wiluniversities reeling, shuttering their campuses and refunding unused student services. [...]

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