Karishma Mehrotra

2015-2016 Executive Editor Karishma Mehrotra is a College senior and has been interested in journalism since her freshman year in high school. Her major is journalism and international studies with an unofficial minor in African studies. She became a writer for the news section of the Wheel when she began college and became news editor that year. She has interned at CNN, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Palo Alto Weekly and KCBS Radio. She studied abroad in Ghana last semester, which inspired her to join the African dance group on campus, Zuri. She recently worked as a tutor at the Writing Center. She is also a Dean’s scholar.

The Missing Piece in the Wake of the Trump Chalkings

Karishma Mehrotra is a first-generation Indian-American and the former executive editor of The Emory Wheel. This opinion about the Trump chalkings does not reflect the opinion of the Wheel. Almost two weeks after we woke up to “TRUMP 2016” plastered across our campus, we are still missing the point. The national media extracted a story [...]

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Racial Justice Retreat Addresses Demands

Administrators, faculty, staff and student activists from different parts of the campus deliberated on potential solutions that address the 13 “Black Students at Emory” demands at the “Racial Justice Retreat” from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday in Winship Ballroom. After a long agenda of opening remarks, presentations, breakout discussion groups and dinner, most [...]

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Emory Reflects On Black Students’ Demands, Racial Climate

On May 26, 1969, about 500 people rallied together on the Emory quadrangle. “We are here tonight to announce our intent to fight racism in all its forms on this campus,” said James Brown, who was the spokesman for the University’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) at the time. “If this racism is physical, we will [...]

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College Faculty Senate Passes Motion to Stand in Solidarity with Black Students, Students of Color

The Emory College Faculty Senate stands in solidarity with black students and students of color on campus and nationwide, according to one of two statements the Senate passed during their Dec. 2 meeting. The Senate also passed a motion for a “Statement on Diversity and Freedom of Expression,” which marked the Senate’s commitment to improving [...]

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Atlanta Black Students United: Emory Has Not Met Demand

Update 12/2 4:30 p.m.: Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair posted an administrative response to the Black Students at Emory's demands on his personal Facebook page and Emory’s Division of Campus Life website on Dec. 2, two days before the Black Students at Emory's deadline. Read the response here. The Atlanta Black Students [...]

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