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.

Emory Faculty Present at TedxPeachtree

As hundreds of people snacked on popcorn and sipped coffee in the Georgia Institute of Technology auditorium, Jennice Vilhauer, the director of Emory Clinic’s Outpatient Psychotherapy Program, walked out onto a small, red, circular carpet in the center of the stage. “Raise your hand if you would like to win the lottery,” she said to [...]

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Students Protest Racism on Clifton Road, List Demands for Administration

Police lights on Clifton Road illuminated the silhouettes of standing students, who were blocking traffic and chanting “black lives matter” as part of a campus protest on Wednesday evening. In response to recent unrest at the University of Missouri, at Yale University and in South Africa, undergraduate and graduate students voiced their concerns about race [...]

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Campus Reacts to President Wagner’s Departure

During cabinet meetings, University President James W. Wagner often begins and ends his conversations with a question: “What is the right thing to do?” “That was powerful,” Ajay Nair, senior vice president and dean of Campus Life said in an interview with the Wheel. “It’s so refreshing to see that in University leadership.” But for [...]

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Wagner to Step Down Next Year, Reflects on Legacy

This story has been updated to add the opinions of those in the community This year will become one of reflection, as Emory’s 19th president announced last Friday he will step down in August 2016. The past 12 years of University President James W. Wagner’s term saw record-breaking fundraising, major campus renovations and a completed [...]

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