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.

Gift to Fund John Lewis Emory Law Scholar

Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons. In 1962, the Emory University School of Law won a Georgia Supreme Court case overturning segregation measures in private schools, allowing them to admit students of color without losing the School’s tax-exempt status. More than 50 years later, another development marks the School’s ties to civil rights. An anonymous donor [...]

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Photographer Portrays Local Desires in Portraits

[padding type="medium_right"] Photo by Aubrey Graham[/padding] [padding type="large_left_right"] On the right, a bright photo of Zelda, 59, shows her sitting with a slight smile and lightly touching her sewing machine. She is a seamstress in Mugunga III, a well-known internally displaced people (IDP) camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A slightly greyer photo [...]

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Jericho Brown’s New Poetry Book Wins National Award

Photo courtesy Emory University College sophomore Zachary Issenberg remembers the moments when his Intermediate Poetry Workshop professor sang Prince lyrics in class, and when he ran through the quad during a class break to get a King of Pops popsicle. Issenberg is not the only one showcasing admiration for Jericho Brown, assistant professor of English and creative [...]

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Reverend Discusses Church’s Role in Ferguson

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons “Every other day in America is Good Friday,” the St. Louis-native with a black suit jacket, clear-framed glasses and dreads said, clamping his hands on the edge of his podium at the Candler School of Theology. “Death at the hands of the state. It happens so often that news of such a tragedy [...]

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Dalai Lama’s Former Assistant Leads Talk

Geshe Lhakdor, director of the Library of Tibet Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India gave a lecture on secular ethics on Tuesday in White Hall as part of Tibet week. | Photo by Erin Baker. Geshe Lhakdor — His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s former religious assistant and English translator — led a panel discussion that explored [...]

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